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Prank Photo at Tomb of Unknowns Sparks Backlash

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While visiting Arlington National Cemetery, Lindsey Stone snapped a photo of herself flipping it off and pretending to make noise in front of a Tomb of an Unknown Soldier. (Fire Lindsay Stone/Facebook) Lindsey Stone, a non-profit employee in Massachusetts, posted a photo on her Facebook page she claims she meant as a joke among friends. Little did she know that thousands of people would be offended by her pose in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns, even creating a Facebook page called, “Fire Lindsey Stone.” And sure enough when her employer found out, she was put on unpaid leave pending an internal investigation. Stone’s photo shows her flipping off a sign and appearing to shout at the tomb in Washington, D.C., that asks for “Silence and Respect” at the Arlington National Cemetery.

People:

Lindsey Stone

Overall Sentiment: 0.0439946

Relevance: 0.876608

Sentiment Quote
0.0471317 Stone and another employee issued an apology on Wednesday, saying, “We sincerely apologize for all the pain we have caused by posting the picture we took in Washington DC on Facebook. While posted on a public forum, the picture was intended only for our own amusement. We never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who have served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly. It was meant merely as a visual pun, intending to depict the exact opposite of what the sign said, and had absolutely nothing to do with the location it was taken or the people represented there.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0471317
  • Mean: 0.0471317
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Robert Johnson

Overall Sentiment: -0.125515

Relevance: 0.222164

Sentiment Quote
-0.0127424 “More importantly, if Lindsey Stone wants to rip on the Tomb of the Unknowns, me, my service, or the hundreds of mutilated troops I served with at Walter Reed Medical Center, she should be able to do so without fear of retribution,” Johnson wrote. …
0.0243631 “More importantly, if Lindsey Stone wants to rip on the Tomb of the Unknowns, me, my service, or the hundreds of mutilated troops I served with at Walter Reed Medical Center, she should be able to do so without fear of retribution,” Johnson wrote. “Freedom like that is what we fought for, and respecting other opinions is part of what the militray tried to teach all of us who served.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0116207
  • Mean: 0.00581035
  • Standard Deviation: 0

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

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Additional Info:

Company: Facebook

Overall Sentiment: -0.0251718

Relevance: 0.483497

Provided Desc:

Lindsey Stone, a non-profit employee in Massachusetts, thought posting a photo on her Facebook page was a joke until people became offended by the photo of her in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns, even creating a Facebook page called, “Fire Lindsey Stone.”

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~ by vandal3di3go on December 9, 2012.