Oh man, the latest freakout in the right wing blogosphere is quite hilarious. The White House twitter account has a fallen eagle on it! OMG! It’s some sort of secret Muslim signal, like those infamous “terrorist fist bumps” that the president and first lady give one another. The Jawa Report appears to have started the faux furor:
Dear leaders White House twitter account’s background image has a fallen Eagle as in upside down.
Here’s the image:
Uh, yeah. Now here’s the whole image, which is of Obama sitting at his desk. The eagle is on the ceiling of the oval office and it’s upside down only because that’s the way it faces if you’re looking at the president’s desk.
But being a wingnut means never letting things like reality get in the way of spittle-flecked outrage. Jim Hoft, the dumbest man on the internet, puts up a guest post that strikes the proper tone:
Note the fallen Eagle (it is upside down). Is this proof of the administration’s contempt for this nation? They’ll likely claim “There’s No There There” but was this really an accident?
Islam often makes use of symbolism to flaunt the destruction of non-believers.
Now, Obama does too.
Twitchy initially joins the chorus of stupid, then they issue a “correction” noting that this is just a picture of Obama. But they still have to get this in:
But would it have been so difficult for the White House tweeters to flip the seal right-side-up?
Well…I suppose they could have flipped Obama upside down. Or they could install a rotating eagle so that it appears right side up no matter where you’re standing in the oval office. Or they could have photoshopped it, but then the wingnuts would throw a fit about that and claim that it proves his birth certificate is fake too. And Twitchy’s readers reacted with joyous inanity:
the illegal alien muslims fraud is coming unraveled…
The ObamAss is signaling our enemies that he’s weakened the country enough that their takeover can now succeed.
By the way:
OMG! It’s the president AND the pope with a “fallen eagle.” So much symbolism. Someone call Dan Brown.