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Yahoo News Stealth Edits Headline Calling Chris Pratt’s Gadsden Flag Shirt ‘White Supremacist’

Yahoo News stealth-edited its piece on A-list actor Chris Pratt, with its original headline suggesting that he was wearing a “white supremacist” T-shirt – an image resembling the Gadsden Flag. Yahoo later took out the phrase “white supremacist” after it was revealed that the report was based on nothing more than a handful of rants from unverified Twitter accounts.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Actor Chris Pratt arrives at the premiere of Disney and Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" at Dolby Theatre on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Media Smear Chris Pratt for Wearing ‘White Supremacist’ Gadsden Flag Shirt

Yahoo News cobbled together a handful of social media users who attacked actor Chris Pratt this week, accusing him of wearing a “white supremacist” dogwhistle after Vulture staff writer Hunter Harris tweeted a photo of the patriotic A-lister wearing an American flag T-shirt with “Don’t Tread On Me” and the Gadsden flag coiled rattlesnake superimposed on it.

Actor Chris Pratt attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)

CNN’s Tapper: Trump Denies ‘His Racist Tweets Were Racist’

Monday on CNN’s “The Lead,” anchor Jake Tapper criticized President Donald Trump for his “racist” tweets which began with the president asking progressive lawmakers to “go back and fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came,” as “absolutely racist and un-American.”

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