I’ve been reporting for over a year that the South China Sea would be a flashpoint for military conflict. Now that the Chinese have crossed the line and stolen a US UUV, it has become front page news. And as front page news, Trump weighing in with comments is a perfect opportunity for the Media Elite to take a veiled dig at the incoming president.
Trump posted a tweet regarding the incident and, according to Bloomberg, misspelled “unprecedented” in the original tweet:
“China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters — rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act,” Trump wrote Saturday in a Twitter post. In an earlier tweet, Trump misspelled the word as “unpresidented.”
A veiled dig at the President Elect or just reporting the news?
Depending on your point of view, was it necessary to report the original tweet? Is it relevant to the incident or Trump’s response? You can decide for yourself. But I find it ironic – or perhaps it’s just karma – that they failed to proofread their own article and originally posted this (emphasis mine to point out the error):
A Chinese naval ship unlawfully seized the small unmanned vehicle Thursday while the USNS Bowditch, a U.S. Navy survey ship, was pick up the drone in a routine operation 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines, according to a Defense Department statement.
If you’re going to take a dig at the President Elect over a typo/misspelling, you’d better proofread your own material. Otherwise you look a little foolish.