Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Doofus Of The Day #1,056
Today's award goes to the member of Congressional representative Brian Mast's staff who posted this tribute on Twitter to the US Navy. (I presume it wasn't composed by Mr. Mast himself - he's a combat veteran, and, given that background, hopefully knows enough about the navies of world powers not to make this mistake. Even so, it went out under his name, so he owns it.)
Sadly, the tribute was misplaced. That picture shows the Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy, not a US Navy ship. The original tweet has since been corrected, and now shows a US Navy carrier task force. Still, it was fun while it lasted, and attracted more than a few negative remarks from other denizens of Twitter. I daresay some hapless communications intern or assistant has since received counseling as to his or her choice of images!