Maybe they should start a series called "The Real Homeowners of Arizona." Because this is no more than a local drama.
I'm sure some editor is interested in this story if only to highlight the ongoing narrative that the free speech of white, patriotic Americans is being stifled by some mysterious "other," while in reality, this is nothing but a continuation of Americans freely forming and joining associations in order to oppress themselves. We all have to deal with zoning or building codes, but if you're into self-expression, why freely join a group whose purpose is to ensure compliance and conformity?
And by that, I mean "homeowners associations." Organizations of nanny state, NIMBYists who undoubtedly (being Arizonans living in a subdivision ruled by a homeowners association) share many macro political views, as long as those veiws don't violate subdivision rules.
Interesting that this individual was an actual member of his homeowners association. More interesting is that he ceased his participation when faced with a disagreement with another member. Was sticking around and advocating to change the rules not an option? Most interesting is that "teh communizt, socialismz, terroristimz" ACLU has now filed papers defending his rights to display a historic American flag now (incorrectly) associated with the Tea Party*. I'd wager right-wing radio will happily omit that part of the story.
Because this isn't the first time the rights of patriotic Americans have been trampled by homeowners associations - though if all you listened to was talk radio, you'd think the gubbmint or teh ebil libralz were the ones coming for your flag.
The more truthful and unfortunate narrative is a sign of current American times: person participates in group, has disagreement, person gets upset, stomps feet, takes ball & goes home, calls TV stations. A reality or news show is just the next step. Just like the former governor of Alaska.
(* Some of us hoisted the Gadsden round about the time the PATRIOT Act was signed into law by the last President....)