In response, a few hundred Confederate flag wavers, and a handful of armed "militia", showed up on a Saturday to demonstrate in favor of the Confederate remembrances.
Snopes, the website that prides itself as a debunker of urban legends seems of a mind that calls to blast the memorial off the side of the mountain is mostly the stuff of, well, urban legend.
Although subsequent references to an NAACP statement calling for the destruction of the Stone Mountain carving were rife in articles across the web, we were unable to locate an actual copy of the purported statement to review its content or substantiate its existence.Other media "fact checkers" latch on.
Too bad Nikki Haley was in a rush to appease what she perceived as progressive mobs.
Maybe calls to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's capital grounds would have vanished in similar fashion.
And lest you begin to doubt your recollection or sanity, many in mainstream media reported the call to sandblast Stone Mountain. The Los Angeles Times was one of them.