Published On: Fri, Feb 23rd, 2018

Author Rebecca Morris mistakes a Norway flag for the Confederate Flag when reporting the hate to the paper

The Seattle Times reported on a news tip about a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in Greenwood, only to discover it’s the flag of Norway. The complaint came from Rebecca Morris, a New York Times best-selling author.

The news tip: “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.”

While the wind was low and the flag drooped, the ignorant writer presumed the red flag with blue stripes was a sign of hate.

The Times:

Darold Norman Stangeland lives at the corner house.

“That’s a Norwegian flag,” he says. “It’s been up there since the start of the Olympics.”

The Norwegian flag has a red background, with an off-center white-and-blue cross.


Rebecca Morris

Morris heard of her error: “Are you kidding me?”

She confessed to the Times that she had even looked up the Confederate flag online and it sure looked to her like the flag on that corner.

“Well, it does look like the Norwegian flag!”

She says, “Maybe that’s the story … we’re so stressed by all things political that we see things that aren’t there.”


photo/ Paul Brennan

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  1. williampenn says:

    A 10-year old could tell the difference between those flags. Likely, this was a leftist crank stirring up trouble.

  2. DWarren says:

    Not to worry. The ignorant, uninformed alt-Left Democrat who mistook the Norwegian Flag for a Confederate Flag will rebound quickly by merely substituting anti-South bigotry and hatred for anti-Christian bigotry and hatred, since the Norwegian flag incorporates a cross. Bigotry and hatred are the natural habitats for alt-Left Democrats.
    No sane U.S. citizen will ever again vote for an alt-Left Democrat at the local, state, or national level.

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