USA Today published a report on Friday questioning whether Meghan McCain was throwing “side-eye” at Vice President Mike Pence during her father’s memorial.
Republican Arizona Senator John McCain laid in state at the U.S. Capitol building on Friday. The war hero passed away on Saturday night at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer.
Vice President Mike Pence attended the memorial service and delivered a touching eulogy for his fellow public servant. The McCain family smiled at several points during his tribute, but Meghan McCain was still clearly dealing with the tragedy of losing her beloved father.
Despite the gravity of the situation, USA Today apparently thought it was appropriate to write a report about social media users being “convinced” that McCain was sneaking angry glances at Pence.
“Observers on Twitter were certain Meghan McCain was channeling some of her anger at Trump in Pence’s direction as he spoke,” reporter William Cummings wrote.
You found a picture of someone grieving their father’s death looking upset, paired it with The Narrative, punched in the tweet search engine and farted out this thing. This is why no one likes us, part eleventy billion
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) August 31, 2018
There is a 100% the person who wrote this knew it was garbage and wrote it anyway pic.twitter.com/V1AwgVM3n1
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) August 31, 2018
What an utterly despicable story by USA Today. Here’s the thing: Take 100 photos of someone at any event. Guaranteed a few of those shots will portray a feeling or look not indicative of the moment. She just lost her Dad & this is the journalism we get? https://t.co/zsNQ1aTDa0
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 31, 2018