Hard to conclude anything else:
Hours after President Obama left ground zero yesterday, ABC News’ Jake Tapper tweeted a photo of an American flag being removed from a building there. “One minute to air and they decided to take the flag down from the live shot!” he wrote, referring to the live shot he was about to do for a news segment. Upon discovering this, conservative bloggers quickly descended into fits of hysteria, because they assumed that Tapper had meant the flag was taken down earlier in the day right before Obama had gotten there. Michelle Malkin asked, “Does flying the American flag at Ground Zero now constitute “spiking the football???” Another blogger, Doug Ross, went further off the deep end:
This administration and, by extension, the Democrat Party are now so thoroughly divorced from the history, traditions and morals of America that we might as well admit the Marxist left has executed a successful coup d’état on this Republic.
Only later did they come to understand the real context of Tapper’s photo, at which point Malkin and Ross both apologized, which is nice of them.
You have to wonder how many times these folks will get things wrong before people stop paying any attention to them. These are the same folks who spent months screaming about the Chrysler re-organization dealership closures being politically motivated, basically serving as a static display for statistical ignorance and incompetence for months. But yet people still pay attention to them.