Panties in a wad. Film at 11…
I guess this is what the Establishment Media considers real news. Personally, it looks more to me like whatever cadet is flashing the letters MQ. Hey, maybe the Marquis of Queensbury is making a comeback.
Nonetheless, the liberals are demanding blood, kind of like how they did during the 2006 Duke lacrosse team non-scandal, and the 2018 Covington Catholic HS’s Nick Sandmann standing his ground and refusing to be bullied.
Other than Time, MSNBC, The Washington Post, etc, venting their collective spleens, the self-appointed judges, juries, and executioners have also taken to Twitter.
By the way, all the pearl clutching and fainting sofa vapors that the MSM are experiencing, they’ve somehow managed to tie Trump to all this. How predictable.
As noted by Newsweek; (Yes, Newsweek is still a thing.)
The Naval Academy and West Point both told The Wall Street Journal that they were investigating the hand gestures.
“We’re looking into it,” Lieutenant Colonel Chris Ophardt, a spokesperson for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York, told the newspaper. “I don’t know what their intention is.”
Commander Alana Garas, a spokesperson for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland made a similar statement. “We are aware and will be looking into it,” she told The Journal.
Garas later told Newsweek via email that “U.S. Naval Academy officials have appointed a preliminary inquiry officer to conduct an internal investigation into the hand gestures” made during the broadcast. “Based on findings of the investigation, those involved will be held appropriately accountable,” she said. “It would be inappropriate to speculate any further while we are conducting this investigation.”
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 15, 2019
Are you going to discipline the cadets & midshipmen who flashed white power signs at the Army Navy game?
Note: video shows they timed their racist hand signals to make sure they’d appear on the Jumbotron.
— David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) December 15, 2019
I always knew they were there, hidden under their rocks.
What surprised me was that there were so many of them.
Seeing the White power hand sign flashed by Cadets & Midshipmen at the Army-Navy game was disgusting. https://t.co/GzXnUfzOxv
— George Manning (@george_10548) December 15, 2019
West Point is investigating a hand gesture made by several cadets and midshipmen during an ESPN pre-game broadcast at the Army-Navy game Saturday. Clips of the signals went viral because of their well-known and documented association with “white power.” https://t.co/GM0QipAbbq
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) December 15, 2019
But while we’re on the topic of the USMA and racist hand signals, The Daily Caller reported back in 2016;
West Point has ruled that a photo featuring 16 black female cadets with their fists raised in the air, a symbol actively used by Black Lives Matter, was not political, although it was “inappropriate.”
Given the decision, these cadets won’t face any punitive action, aside from a little bit of counseling before they graduate, Army Times reports.
The photo, taken April 26, first drew controversy because it shows these black female cadets women raising their fists at a time when the symbol has regained prominence, having been adopted by the nascent Black Lives Matter movement. Even before BLM came about, the symbol has strong roots in the far-left political scene, namely in socialist and labor groups.
Cadets participating in political activity while in uniform is expressly forbidden by Department of Defense regulations, but the memo released on the investigation, which began April 28, states that no evidence exists to indicate that a raised fist is a political activity.