We’re seeing lots and lots of tweets tonight about a column of tanks that is supposedly headed toward Ferguson, Mo.:
They done brung the tanks out
— RAH'1200 (@phatsizzle) August 11, 2014
They breaking out the tanks in Ferguson http://t.co/KWno7jFUps
— ️Bee (@simonbomont) August 11, 2014
— bri. (@bigshitxtalker) August 11, 2014
— Helena De'Ella (@VivaLaDeElla) August 11, 2014
#furgeson is clearly at 6 stars right now…(GTA)
They brought the Tanks out!
— N⎮F 001 (@FlashFrequency) August 11, 2014
— SPEND CAKE on iTunes (@DuckyHines) August 11, 2014
They deployed tanks now?
— Danny (@Not_dannybower) August 11, 2014
Swat team & tanks out in St. Louis…?? ???
— Tyrone Caldwell (@Cashw3ll) August 11, 2014
so they cut the police scanner, they are bringing in tanks, loading up in a target store…..waited until the night got late right
— A.D. (@ADH702) August 11, 2014
“@TheTrialFile: Tanks are rolling in craziness
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) August 11, 2014
GOT DAMN!!! TANKS!!!
— D-3PO (@NattyDreadLocs) August 11, 2014
?RT @JustKels88: Why did they have assault tanks on standby in a town like that? Why were they SO ready and well equipped for this?
— Name (@ItsJust_Nisha) August 11, 2014
Tanks for my people tho? Tanks? Seriously? We need to get away from America http://t.co/a6uyqjUrSw
— quvn (@dequvn) August 11, 2014
Dogs, riot police & military tanks are on their way into stl right now be safe out there
— StephanieShante (@LivingLoving314) August 11, 2014
To his credit, this dude is a little skeptical:
Wait a minute. Was that picture of tanks real?
— Neva Wrann (@pipandbaby) August 11, 2014
Are we the only ones who find it odd that the exact same photo is being tweeted over and over again? If there really are tanks approaching Ferguson, wouldn’t we expect to see more than one photo of them?
And another thing: We realize Twitter is often ahead of the MSM, but wouldn’t the presence of tanks be reported by at least one reputable media outlet?
Are we the only ones who have heard of Photoshop?
We changed the headline of this post. The original headline was, “Best rumor of the night: Column of tanks headed to Ferguson, Mo.”