The Jury Talks Back


My Incorrect Outrage Is More Interesting Than Your Boring Correction

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 6:28 am

Trump signs hat for kid, throws it over kid’s head to random person in crowd.

Outrage: 15,873 retweets.


Here’s the video:

Turns out Trump did nothing of the sort, but instead executed a rather neat toss back to the person who gave him the hat to sign.

Correction: 334 retweets.


Here’s the video:

The numbers have changed since I took the above screenshots, of course — but they were taken at the same time . . . and the principle remains the same. The outrage is interesting. The fact that it’s not really an outrage is boring.


  1. Even if Trump had missed throwing it to the kid, I bet he expected the crowd would make sure the kid got his hat. And they would have. They may also have helped clean up. These aren’t people the media understands.

    Comment by DRJ — 4/18/2017 @ 6:42 am

  2. And yet these same people laughed at us when we criticized Obama’s dismal throwing motion, mom jeans, and laughable basketball skills.

    I’m done with this back and forth chest thumping, team cheering BS.

    Comment by Sean — 4/18/2017 @ 7:21 am

  3. As a member of the Nearsighted-American community, I protest the glasses on the bunny. This insulting caricature mocks and trivializes the struggles of my people.

    Comment by gwjd — 4/18/2017 @ 7:14 pm

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