Becket Adams, Washington Examiner, January 16, 2020
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 16, 2020
Who is ready for the sequel to the West Point “white power” panic of 2019?
CBS News sure is.
“D.C. Fire Department recruits might be making ‘white power’ hand gesture in photo,” the network reported early Thursday morning.
The report’s opening line reads, “A photo of fire department recruits possibly using a racist hand gesture is being investigated by District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services.”
The photo in question, which surfaced first on Facebook, shows nothing of the sort. It shows the recruits clearly playing the “circle game,” an old schoolyard gimmick where a person makes a circle with his thumb and index finger and then punches whomever he tricks into looking at it.
But you try telling that to the geniuses at CBS, who clearly believe it is possible that firefighters in the nation’s capital coyly flashed white supremacy symbols while posing for a group photo.