‘Wag the Flag’: Reporters Attack VP Pence for ‘Stunt’ Walking Out After 49ers National Anthem Protest

Reporters are attacking Vice President Mike Pence for walking out on the Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers NFL game Sunday afternoon after nearly two dozen visiting 49ers took a knee in protest during the playing of the National Anthem. Pence’s principled stand was called a stunt and mocked as ‘wag the flag’ by reporters.

https://twitter.com/VP/status/917082872942604290

Dan Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star:

Reporters became more upset with Pence when the pool reporter noted they were told that Pence may leave the game early.

Emily C. Singer, Senior Writer @mic covering politics:

Mark Berman, national reporter, Washington Post:

Peter Alexander, National Correspondent, NBC News:

Brian Stelter, CNN senior media correspondent:

https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/917103138884042752

Mark Harris, journalist at Vulture:

David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief, Mother Jones:

Slate:

Jennifer Bendery, senior politics reporter for HuffPost:

Benderey was commenting about a tweet by Democrat Senator for Hawaii Brian Schtaz:

Pence updated his Twitter page with a header photo from the game.

More reporter outrage to come…

And here it is:

Joe Scarborough, MSNBC host:

Joe Scarborough, MSNBC host.

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist.

Jake Tapper, CNN host.

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