The biggest scandal since ... uh ...
For a few short hours on Thursday, conservative nutjobs and their media pals had their Don't Tread On Me knickers in a knot over the latest effort by President Barack Obama to destroy the military ... the New York Post
broke the story
A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street.
Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps – known as “covers” — with a new version that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.
Naturally the usual suspects—Fox News, the Washington Times, Newsmax and every corner of the rightwingnutosphere—ran with it. Sadly, for all of them:
In an email, Marine Corps officials said there is no truth to reports that President Obama is behind the potential change.
“The president in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover,” according to the Marine Corps statement. “We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: The former manufacturer went out of business. … The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.”
Oh. Well. Benghazi.