Yep. The mainstream media picked up on an ultra-right wing Twitter account tweet that was re-tweeted over and over and turned into a firestorm. It was a lazy job of reporting and, yes, an example of relying on social media feeds from sources we know nothing about until it’s too late. It’s also about journalism looking to simplify a story. This is an easier story to tell when its MAGA hats on white teenage boys vs. a Native American. Sadly, it wasn’t that simple.

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