Let’s back up for a minute and explain this meme. Why all the Comic Sans? What the hell is a “doge”?
First off, “doge” is a misspelled use of “dog” popularized by a June 2005 episode of Internet cartoon series Homestar Runner. Since then, photos of Shibas have spread across Reddit and Tumblr, where Comic Sans text is added to show what the doge is thinking. (See: “Interior Monologue Captioning.”)
The raid against r/Murica began late Sunday night and lasted through about 12:15pm ET. Nearly every shibe got a patriotic Photoshop makeover.
“4chan decided we wouldn’t like this, or something,” one r/Murica moderator wrote. “We totally do. FREEDOM OF SPEECH SUCKA.”
“Is this really supposed to be a /b/ raid of some sort?” cereal_k1ller added. “If so… weakest… raid… ever. Get your shit together /b/tards.”
By about 12:30pm, r/Murica tired of /b/’s raid and began deleting all the posts. In their place, the following image reached the top of the subreddit.
“CLEARLY THE INFLUX OF DOGE MEMES ON THIS SUB IS THE WORK OF A VAST NETWORK OF DAMN COMMIE SPIES THAT ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY TO UNDERMINE THIS SUBREDDIT’S TRADITIONAL VALUES AND PROPOGATE PROPAGANDA AGAINST THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!!!!!” theelout commented.
Photo via tipper213/Reddit