Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Law enforcement had yet to take any action Tuesday against a group numbering close to two dozen, led by Bundy and his brother, who are upset over federal land policy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (AP)

Twitter explodes at Ammon Bundy after he compares himself to Rosa Parks

Is there any level on which Bundy's comparison isn't offensive?

Scott Eric Kaufman
January 6, 2016 10:04PM (UTC)

(UPDATED: This tweet was from a hoax account, not Ammon Bundy. Salon regrets the error.)

Bird-watching sanctuary hijacker and inadequate snack-planner Ammon Bundy took to Twitter to try to convince the masses that his cause is a noble and just one yesterday:


Not surprisingly, Twitter did not agree:

It's almost as if people who aren't white conservatives have a difficult time buying that the plight of white conservatives is analogous to the oppression that led to Civil Rights Movement:


A more apt comparison might be:

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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