Edited by Lannis on January 12, 2018, 1:44 pm
The favorite one over here is the
"WOUNDED VETERAN TOLD THAT HE CANNOT DISPLAY HIS AMERICAN FLAG!"
We get about 3 a week in the news somewhere. MEANT to be an egregious example of government interference in the life of a deserving patriot.
And every single time, it turns out that he's violating the Neighborhood Association agreement for yard displays. When he moved to his nice subdivision, he signed a covenant that said that he agrees not to put up displays, flags, signs, etc in his yard, and that he will not park his old pickup truck in the street (these are generally lots of several acres with 3-car garages), and that he won't keep chickens or pit bulls in the garden.
He already knows that, but he puts up a 6' x 10' flag anyhow, and the local neighborhood association sent him a note that he's in violation of his agreement, and to please take down his display.
So he goes to the local TV News people to complain, and they put up a picture of him with his flag with tears in his eyes, and everyone says "How could they POSSIBLY do such a thing?"
I'm a huge respecter of service veterans and what they've done for us, but I hate it when they take advantage of it to be a hypocrite and violate a contract THEY agreed to.
And THAT'S how the News gets more subscribers and more click-throughs and more viewers. That's what it's all about, not about informing you ....