You would think that if there were one thing people could agree on, despite their politics, it would be cheering for the United States in a sporting event. But no, not for Jeremy Scahill.
Scahill, a regular contributor for left-wing The Nation magazine, has dedicated the past several years of his life to an obsession over the defense contractor Xe Services LLC, formerly known as Blackwater. But apparently Scahill can't overcome his politics and take pride in his country's World Cup soccer team. In a series of posts on his Twitter account, Scahill vented his frustrations over cheering for the United States in the World Cup:
I hate when people chant U-S-A. #FalseNationalistCrap
If a night raid in Afghanistan was televised, would these drunk asses chant U-S-A, U-S-A when civilians are killed?I like the US players, I just think it's gross to chant U-S-A when we are killing people daily #worldcup
Obviously Scahill has a problem differentiating U.S. foreign policy from U.S. athletics, but it could make you question his motives in general as an esteemed member of the liberal media.