Author “tips” press to a Confederate flag flying in Seattle; turns out to be a Norwegian flag

confederate flag vs norwegian

Quick, spot the differences!

The “tipster,” Rebecca Morris, blames the “political climate” for her error. Her Wiki page says that in addition to being a best-selling author, she’s also a “journalist.”

Shocker, not.

From Time: A news tip earlier this week that reported a Confederate flag flying beneath an American flag in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, Washington was discovered to be a mistake — because the red and blue-striped flag was actually a Norwegian flag.

The Seattle Timesreceived the following tip from New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Morris after she believed that she saw a Confederate flag flying in her neighborhood: “Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.”

However, a more thorough examination revealed that it was actually a Norwegian flag was flying at the house of Darold Norman Strangeland, who raised it at the start of this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea as an homage to his Norwegian-American background — his parents emigrated to the states in the mid-1950s.

When Morris found out that she had mistaken the flags, she pointed to the current political climate as a possible reason for her mix-up.

“Maybe that’s the story,” she told the Seattle Times. “We’re so stressed by all things political that we see things that aren’t there.”

DCG

40 responses to “Author “tips” press to a Confederate flag flying in Seattle; turns out to be a Norwegian flag

  1. Assholes are jut like weeds, all over and can’t get rid of’m.

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    • YOU SAID IT, Alma! My new neighbor, an hispanic “non-citizen” self-employed house painter who paid a pretty big hunk of CASH (make your own conclusions) for an underwater-bank-owned house—-former owners lost in the Obama economy—-asked us if our Marine flag on our front porch was “the Vietnamese flag?” (!!!!).

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  2. “turns out to be a Norwegian flag”

    HA HA HA HA!
    The Left not only are mentally deranged, they are stoopid.

    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/06/11/science-says-liberals-not-conservatives-are-psychotic/

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  3. Yea, right Morris……your lame excuse doesn’t erase the fact you’re an ignorant dumb ass.

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  4. I just wonder had it been a Confederate flag would the community storm the house and tear it down and tear up his propriety? Again emotion drives the narrative to justify an end. History is what it is and if we want to ignore it then were bound to repeat it.

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  5. better safe then sorry….

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  6. Sounds like she was so giddy of the possibility of starting a war, that she peed down her leg. Just add her to the doofus pile.

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  7. Kevin J Lankford

    Should’a been angry it was a norwegian flag stead’a our honorable “Stars and Bars”.

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    • Well, it was flying below the US flag.

      There’s pockets of Seattle that have a big Scandinavian population.

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      • Absolutely correct. Which begs question of how stupid a person has to be to not know the difference.

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        • Exactly…don’t tell me this “journalist” hasn’t been to Ballard!

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        • No brain no pain,

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        • lophatt . . . You have posed a pertinent question . . . “how stupid a person has to be to not know the difference.” If this “author” who is supposed to be a New York Time’s best seller author . . . does not know the difference between the flag of Norway, and the Confederate Flat (which is called the “stars and bars” how freakin’ stupid is that.) Many times people will refer to the “stars and bars” flag when referencing the “horrible, offensive, Flag of Slavery.” {Sarc} Good grief, what cave has this moron been hiding in?

          As you will note, in true Progressive style, rather that take the blame upon herself . . . . she blames our society’s “political climate.” This is exactly what Killary has done time, and time, and time again . . . there are at least 100 other people who are to blame for her losing the election! But, certainly not her. This lamo author, is falling back on that Progressive trick. Shame on her.

          Although, I am at least 25% Norwegian, I might have an inkling that this was the flag of Norway . . . but sure as shootin’ I would know it was not the Stars and Bars (Confederate Flag.)

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          • That’s true Lulu. I’m zero percent Norwegian and I know it’s the Norwegian flag. I’m afraid she can’t tell a fjord from a Ford.

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          • I don’t see why stars n bars has to be an issue. It’s like nowadays there’s a huge attempt to erase history. “Those who control the past (history) control the future”. It should be a vehicle for rational, reasonable discussion of history – just like I studied books like To Kill A Mockingbird in high school, and can vaguely remember Song of the South movie which got pulled forever by Disney because it’s not politically correct. Well guess what? Those times (1940s) weren’t politically correct, but they were a whole lot better in many ways than the society of today.

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            • It certainly isn’t an issue to ME. I don’t think it should be to anyone else either. It’s a good example of how these guys operate. They define what someone is “supposed” to get upset about. Then they demand that they get upset. Next, the mindless drones start screaming at anyone who doesn’t follow suit.

              I hate being manipulated. I don’t allow it.

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  9. This is totally Trump’s fault, of course. Not part of the story is what an effin idiot someone in Ballard Seattle could be not to recognize the flag of Norway.

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    • Lola . . . . Bravo! I could not agree more . . . of course it’s Trump’s fault! Everything that is going on that is negative . . . is Trump’s fault according to the libtards.

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  10. “We’re” so stressed? No. You’re so stressed you idiot. I’m perfectly happy. Except for snowflakes like this ruining my day. Get a life.

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  11. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    This my friends is a great example of an “educated journalist” Rebecca Morris, who gets all jittery over a “Confederate flag” in her neighborhood. And Golly! Gee Wizz! It is a blatant case of mistaken identity! Because of the “political climate”. No! You are just ignorant of what a Norwegian flag looks like. What it means is that you are a twit that has nothing better to do than worrying about a rogue flag in your neighborhood. How about that? Or you have really bad eyesight. What next? Mistaking a POW/MIA flag for ISIS? Asshat!

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  12. This Morris character sounds like one amazing piece of work.

    I hope that the NYT will censure or fire the ignoranus!

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  13. Even if it had been the Confederate battle flag, what’s the crime?

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  14. This reminds me of the female that thought the spray painted Utility Co markings on the ground in a parking lot were swastikas!!! Then we had the other feminist libtard in a parking lot that thought the orange fiberglass curb markers for snowplows were a vast right wing conspiracy, actually placed there by racists!!! My Dog has more common sense!

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