A gallery assistant poses with a captured Nazi swastika flag.
A gallery assistant poses with a captured Nazi swastika flag.
Image: Getty

Imagine that you’ve been hacked. What do you do? Maybe you spend two hours poking around the Internet for an answer, only to fuck up your computer so bad you need your neighbor’s kid to fix it. Maybe you call Geek Squad. Or, if you’re white, I guess you might freak out and call 9-1-1. But if you are Central New York man Jody Fish, you decide to fly a Nazi flag next to the highway for some reason?


Despite requests from hundreds of people, including Preble Town Supervisor Jim Doring, Fish has refused to take down the flag and claims it’s because he was hacked. The flag is on private property, so Preble says there’s nothing the town can do.

From Syracuse.com:

Fish, the homeowner, told a Syracuse.com| The Post-Standard in an interview Thursday that he isn’t a Nazi. He said he’s being hacked electronically, and no one will help him.

“It’s a distress call,’’ he said. “It’s to get attention so I can tell people what’s going on and that someone is hacking me.”

Fish said anyone who is upset about the flag can stop and talk to him. As soon as someone figures out who is hacking him and corrects it, he’ll take down the flag, Fish said.


I’m sorry, what????

Fish claims he is not a Nazi, however the flag he has displayed prominently on his property very much suggests otherwise.

Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter