Earlier today, Twitchy reported that the current issue of Ebony magazine features four different covers and a call to repeal Stand Your Ground laws.
Somewhere along the way, a rumor started that the Tea Party had called for a boycott of Ebony.
Heh. Tea Party lynching apologists now threaten to boycott @EBONYMag over the Trayvon cover, as if any of them would have subscribed anyway.
— Tom Head (@_tomhead) August 7, 2013
One tweeter insinuated that Twitchy was the source:
Read the Twitchy post that’s linked and there is no call for a boycott of Ebony magazine. As a matter of fact, there has been no Tea Party call to boycott Ebony at all:
— What Matters Now (@TheAtlNews) August 7, 2013
The article follows the trail of the rumor only to discover that the “boycott” is nonexistent.
Some are having a good time mocking the “Tea Party boycotting Ebony” false rumor, but it’s still a false rumor, albeit one that won’t go away:
I don't know how Ebony is going to survive this Tea Party boycott. It's sure to cost them tens of dollars. #p2
— President Miraflores (@AnchurianPrez) August 7, 2013
Breaking LOL News: Tea Party cats now threaten to boycott @EBONYMag
— Mo Metta (@anythingurban) August 7, 2013
Except, again, no:
So some liberals were LOL'ing about the Tea Party boycott of Ebony mag over its Travon cover. Oh, except turns out >>> no such boycott
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) August 7, 2013
Ha ha, did the Tea Party boycott Ebony magazine? (No.) http://t.co/irC0tdpXQy
— Gawker (@Gawker) August 7, 2013
NOT to destroy a good meme but…I'm just saying fam: http://t.co/7W4jQvkb1t
That said…keep the party going cause these are pretty funny.
— John Steed (@CatoTheEldest) August 7, 2013
We’re sure the party will keep going for some time, regardless of the facts.