July 9, 2017

"CNN: Donald Trump Rips Marine's Hat Off After Assaulting Him."

80 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Please tell me it's a joke. It's either that or a CNN suicide.

n.n said...

Memeorable. Print it. What else, at this point, do we have to lose?

Jim S. said...

Heh.

Mary Martha said...

The meme war continues apace.

The very fact that this is a believable joke shows just how ridiculous CNN has become.

Kevin said...

17 US intelligence agencies confirm it happened just like that!

rhhardin said...

The marine is not free to move, and Trump is free to move.

Etienne said...

Alas, my TV only has rabbit ears...

Fernandinande said...

I heard that Trump had the police shoot that black guy as soon as the cameras were turned off.

madAsHell said...

Read the chyron. It's better than the headline.

Quayle said...

What's the phrase Shakespeare coined?

"Rue the day"?

To "rue the day."

Or is it "roux the day"?

Anyway CNN is gonna, if they aren't already.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Everyone apologize to Chuck post haste.

traditionalguy said...

You think that is astounding. The CNN Anchor Babe is asking an unknown Expert of Experts about the chances of the Senate confirming James Wray as Director of the FBI. She got from him the response that there would never be a Senate confirmation unless Wray pledges he will never stop the Trump Treason With Russia Kangaroo Court but keeps it going until something brings Trump down. She was very happy with that response.

CNN actually is an Enemy of The United States of America.

chickelit said...

An example of Eddington's "Arrow Of Time"

Physical processes at the microscopic level are believed to be either entirely or mostly time-symmetric: if the direction of time were to reverse, the theoretical statements that describe them would remain true. Yet at the macroscopic level it often appears that this is not the case: there is an obvious direction (or flow) of time.

Bill Peschel said...

I knew this wasn't true. CNN never reports on anything anti-Trump that can be confirmed.

The Godfather said...

OK, I get the gag. Tell me this is from the Onion.

madAsHell said...

Where in the world did you find this?? I don't see it at the Onion.

Ann Althouse said...

Funny, I was just doing an old crossword puzzle (from 6/27/09) and the first clue I got was for "Author of 'Time's Arrow,' 1991, a novel written in reverse chronological order).

I've never read that book, but I love the idea, which was used in the movie "Memento" and the Seinfeld episode, "The Betrayal."

Ann Althouse said...

"Where in the world did you find this?? I don't see it at the Onion."

Twitter.

Ann Althouse said...

A little place called Twitter.

Perhaps you've heard of it.

chickelit said...

Funny, I was just doing an old crossword puzzle (from 6/27/09) and the first clue I got was for "Author of 'Time's Arrow,' 1991, a novel written in reverse chronological order).

Dylan wrote "All Along The Watchtower" in reverse chronological order.

tcrosse said...

I've never read that book, but I love the idea, which was used in the movie "Memento" and the Seinfeld episode, "The Betrayal."

Also used in Slaughterhouse Five as a backward war movie.

madAsHell said...

A little place called Twitter.

Your comments section is just about my only social media.

The Godfather said...

@Altouse: I don't tweet (although I've been called a twit), so I wouldn't have known about this if you hadn't posted it, so Thanks! Now I'm going to check Facebook and see how many of my liberal friends are saying that Trump assaulted a Marine.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Fake CNN Is doxing teenagers and falsely accusing President Trump of assault, and Althouse is complicit!

SukieTawdry said...
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tcrosse said...

Get that man a chinstrap.

SukieTawdry said...

Funny.

The plot of the play (Harold Pinter) and movie (Patricia Hodge, Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley) Betrayal unfolded in reverse chronological order (in fact it inspired the Seinfeld episode). The order made the final scene (the beginning of the story) very powerful. Momento was brilliant with its juxtaposed reverse/forward color/black and white. Definitely not a movie where you could check your brain at the door. Very refreshing.

chickelit said...

@Godfather: If you like CNN Twitter memes, Lem posted a good one here

fivewheels said...

You just plucked it off Twitter? But what if the man who created it is some kind of ... you know, one of those ... shorts wearers?

rhhardin said...

I bought the DVD Memento but it's region 2 and won't play. A wrinkle.

pacwest said...

I heard that CNN is going to hunt this guy down and expose him for making this video.

whitney said...

I think 4chan has declared war on CNN. That's going to be really bad for CNN. But really fun to watch

William said...

All the professional comedians and their writers mock Trump. These memes that ridicule CNN are the folk art of our era.

hawkeyedjb said...

For a moment I thought this was parody. Then I remembered- parody is dead.

madison mike said...

Could someone explain what is going on in the video? It looks as if Trump took the Marine's hat off and stepped on it.

pacwest said...

madison mike, the video is run backwards. What actually happened is the wind blew the Marines hat off, Trump retrieved it and put it back on.

David Begley said...

What would Obama do?

Clyde said...

madison mike said...
Could someone explain what is going on in the video? It looks as if Trump took the Marine's hat off and stepped on it.


The video is running backwards. What happened was that the Marine's hat flew off in the wind, and the President picked it up and put it back on his head. You'll notice at the end that Trump is walking backwards.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

It's an old Scottish custom Trump learned from his mother. It's considered good luck to put a hat on the ground before flying in a helicopter, and the marine was the only one wearing a hat. Sheesh, CNN, do some research.

Paul said...

And CNN says, "If it didn't happen, it ought to have!"

rcocean said...

Satire is what dies on Saturday night, so this should popular for 6 more days.

rcocean said...

Momento is a great film - the 1st time you see it.

It loses all its impact the 2nd time round.

Telling stuff in reverse order can cover for mediocrity

campy said...

Satire is what dies on Saturday night, so this should popular for 6 more days.

Satire dies in stark raving madness.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Too bad there's no audio. They could have caught Trump speaking Russian.

Bob R said...

Very funny. Does anyone know who did this?

Tommy Duncan said...

The Internet (in its many forms) is going to have a lot of fun with this for a few days.

The Internet is tough on arrogant, deceitful bullies. I expect a BS call for civility from CNN soon. Then they'll really pile on.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Imogen Poots will star in my Memento meets Rashoman.

Everyone will know my name, say it way out loud.

Guildofcannonballs said...

The last scene will show Imogen was the rapist not the one raped.

Wrenching up the monkey works I am.

BECAUSE I MAKE YOU PHILISTINES THINK!!

Ralph L said...

tcrosse said...
Get that man a chinstrap.
The problem is the high and tight hairdo. I'll wager they'll start glueing them on for this duty.

How do the Brits keep the bearskins on?

Drago said...

Politifact rates the parody "Mostly True".

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Bob R said...
Very funny. Does anyone know who did this?

7/9/17, 7:39 PM


CNN will find out. And put a stop to it.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...
"Where in the world did you find this?? I don't see it at the Onion."

Twitter.


Uh, but from WHOM on Twitter, ma'am? I'm afraid CNN's going to have to do some investigation into the origin of this clip. If the person who created it turns out to have made some ugly posts in the past, I'm afraid you're going to have to answer for their crimes...

THE ALL SEEING EYE!!!! said...

This article's bullshit. Here's what really happened: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4678830/Trump-retrieves-Marine-s-hat-blown-wind.html

My name goes here. said...

Hey all, it's called a cover, not a hat.

Khesanh 0802 said...

Here's the full video. Fake news! Trump should have saluted the other Marine at the ladder, that will be the next headline.

Ann Althouse said...

The Twitter person I follow who passsed this along, calling it the funniest thing he'd seen in (some length of time), was Scott Adams.

Ann Althouse said...

He has a new post about how a third of people do not recognize humor.

I put this up with strong signals that it's humor to test his theory.

Mary Beth said...

@Sean_The_Donald tweeted the vid.me version - https://twitter.com/whatyoucrave/status/884114915195326465 - and it was retweeted by @ScottAdamsSays - https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/884140533114851328 - who even explained to the "humor-impaired" that it was playing backwards.

Mary Beth said...

Here's the full video. Fake news!

I don't know...it says right on the video, "True News".

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...
The Twitter person I follow who passsed this along, calling it the funniest thing he'd seen in (some length of time), was Scott Adams.


Scott Adams? A non-liberal white man. You condemn yourself with your own words! And not in a Romans 2:1 way, in a serious, ugly way.

LilyBart said...

He has a new post about how a third of people do not recognize humor.

Its hard to recognize humor when its this close to the truth ;)

Sam L. said...

CNN: Foremost of the enemedia.

Dave (in MA) said...

Bob R., the youtuber who posted it has a username called "21,687,875 views".

n.n said...

username called "21,687,875 views"

That's not viral. That's epidemic.

chickelit said...

The truncated banner along the bottom of the video reads: "Trump spends 2 hours in bathhouse with Putin. USSS not allowed to watch."

Now that's funny!

Bob R said...

I had seen the original video (which is funny in its own way) so it was easy to identify as humor. But the clip is chosen so that it really doesn't look backwards in an obvious way. (Trump is moving awkwardly in what looks like gale-force winds anyway, and the Marine is standing ramrod straight.) The main title is just barely over the top. The crawl is a dead giveaway, but I didn't even notice it the first time through. I'm surprised it only fools 1/3, though Adams probably pulled that number out of a tender place.

tim maguire said...

Can you imagine Clinton or Obama doing that? Presented this way, maybe, but run forward? No way.

Ann Althouse said...

"He has a new post about how a third of people do not recognize humor. I put this up with strong signals that it's humor to test his theory."

Meant to write "without strong signals that it's humor..."

Sorry!

exhelodrvr1 said...

When did the actual "cap blowing off" incident occur? I don't remember hearing anything about it.

Van Wallach said...

CNN also reported that, if you listen very carefully, President Trump whispered, "I killed Paul."

Tim said...

Whoever made this will be hunted down by CNN and threatened with a dozen fake news items to ruin their lives unless they issue an apology written by CNN.

Jeff H said...

Are you sure CNN allows use of military terms/ranks in their "coverage"? Would seem to be triggering.

wildswan said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
Too bad there's no audio. They could have caught Trump speaking Russian.

There was audio but Putin had it deleted.

Fred Rawlings said...

I noticed the marine didn't return salute when the General Saluted in the 3 minute version, although the marine on the left did.
I guess you don't salute when you are not in full uniform.
I would bet he is a good man.

gadfly said...

Trump arrives to ride his limo at about sundown . . .

gadfly said...

Fred Rawlings said...
I noticed the marine didn't return salute when the General Saluted in the 3 minute version, although the marine on the left did.

I guess you don't salute when you are not in full uniform.


MARINES DO NOT RENDER THE HAND SALUTE WHEN OUT OF UNIFORM OR WHEN UNCOVERED.

Kevin Andrews said...

HERE IS THE REAL VIDEO http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/07/09/donald-trump-marine-hat-andrews-g-20-summit-hamburg-military
Trump Retrieves Marine's Hat at Windy Andrews AFB

Jon Henri Matteau said...

Pseudo Cons are jumping on this like it's an ACTUAL CNN production. Pathetic.

Philip Davis said...

LOL!

Jon Henri Matteau said...

Philip Davis, Are you laughing because "people" would actually believe CNN would post this?