Nikki Haley fires back at 'pure garbage' report misrepresenting what she said about the confederate flag
The misleading quote was put out by MMFA
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is swatting down a report misrepresenting comments she made about the confederate flag.
She retweeted a criticism calling the misrepresentation "pure garbage."
The misrepresentation was set off by a tweet from an employee of "Media Matters," a left-wing news propaganda association.
News services picked up the misleading framing of her sentence put forth by the MMFA researcher instead of the intended meaning of the full quote.
The quote came from an interview of Haley with Glenn Beck on his podcast. She was talking about how people reacted to the racist mass murder of African-Americans at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
"Here is this guy that comes out with his manifesto, holding the Confederate flag, and had just hijacked everything that people thought of," Haley said in the interview.
"People saw it as service and sacrifice and heritage," she explained, "but once he did that, there was no way to overcome it."