Note: Breitbart News notes in an interview with this activist that she was “an anti-Zimmerman demonstrator attempting to use sarcasm to prove her point,” and not an infiltrator as reported on the source blog.
Kristinn Taylor brought us this gem via Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit blog this week. I’ll try to sum it up quickly here for your Saturday night, short story style.
A far left activist infiltrated a rally of people gathered in support of the Zimmerman verdict in Houston on Sunday.
She stood by the demonstrators and held up a really nasty (and stupid) sign.
Turns out a news photographer (from AP) snapped a photo of her (being stupid). The Daily News, for one, picked up the photo and featured it with the noted caption beneath it. The Houston Chronicle also quoted her in its coverage.
She was then outed as left-wing activist Renee Vaughan from Austin (aka Michele Renee).
Then she apologized on Facebook. When she got caught.
And her employer, Texas Campaign for the Environment, apologized and denounced her behavior, noting that her actions were not connected to the organization. (Read the whole series of events at Gateway Pundit for details and to get the full effect).
And then the Daily News removed the photo from its article and issued this correction at the bottom.
An earlier version story contained an error that said that a pro-Zimmerman protester held a sign saying, “We’re racist & proud” and shouted that slogan at pro-Trayvon Martin protesters. The woman displayed the sign in front of the pro-Zimmerman group, in an apparent attempt to mock them. It is unclear whether the woman, identified by the Houston Chronicle as Renee Vaughan, was involved with either group.
15 minutes of stupidity fame. Now immortalized on the interwebz.
Of course, this story was more like a sequel when you think about it…
- Lefty Group Tries to ‘Infiltrate’ Tea Parties with Offensive Signs – Will MSM Take the Bait?
- SEIU/ACORN/Fake Tea Party Plant at the Oceanside Tax Day Tea Party Doesn’t Get Very Far UPDATED, WC Varones Finds a Plant as Well
- Tea Party Infiltration Done Wrong
- Still More Failed Tea Party Infiltrators
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