Deadspin, the McCarthyite, racist, far-left outlet that smeared a nine-year-old boy in late November as a racist, has added a laughably dishonest editor’s note in the wake of a lawsuit threat from the child’s parents.
This despicable story was titled “The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs fan in Black face, Native headdress.”
The subheadline read, “They’re doubling up on the racism. Are you going to say anything, Roger Goodell?”
Then came a photo of the fan, who is OBVIOUSLY a child (nine-year-old Holden Armenta). Although the photo was OBVIOUSLY a little boy, Deadspin did not bother to blur the photo.
Then came the opening paragraph:
It takes a lot to disrespect two groups of people at once. But on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, a Kansas City Chiefs fan found a way to hate Black people and the Native American at the same time.
The author of this piece of child assassination, Carron Phillips, is (naturally) an award-winning Pulitzer Prize nominee, because as we all know, only accredited, award-winning “journalists” lie and smear and seek to destroy little boys for the sin of being little boys.
EVERYTHING IN THE STORY WAS A LIE…
The little boy was not wearing blackface. This young Kansas City Chiefs fan was guilty of only painting his face black and red — the colors of the Chiefs. What’s more, although this obscenely cruel publication wants to make cultural appropriation a sin (it’s not), even by this obscenely cruel publication’s stupid standard, young Holden was not guilty. He is part American Indian.
Well, more than a week later, these Deadspin monsters had still not retracted their smear or deleted the social media posts accusing an innocent boy of racism, so the little boy’s mother threatened suit.
An obviously sweaty and terrified Deadspin is attempting to LIE its way out of a suit that will put it into bankruptcy if there is still justice in the world.
Here’s the full editor’s note Deadspin added to the piece after TEN DAYS of their smear circling the world a couple of hundred times. I’ve added numbers in order to count up the lies:
Editor’s Note: On Nov. 27, Deadspin published an opinion piece criticizing the NFL [LIE #1] for allowing a young fan to attend the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Nov. 26 wearing a traditional Native American headdress and, based upon the available photo [LIE #7], what appeared to be black face paint.
Unfortunately the article drew attention to the fan [LIE #2], though our intended focus was on the NFL and its checkered history on race [LIE #3], an issue which our writer has covered extensively for Deadspin. Three years ago, the Chiefs banned fans from wearing headdresses in Arrowhead Stadium, as well as face painting that “appropriates American Indian cultures and traditions.” The story’s intended focus was the NFL [LIE #4] and its failure to extend those rules to the entire league.
We regret any suggestion that we were attacking the fan [LIE #5]. To that end, our story was updated on Dec. 7 to remove any photos, tweets, links, or otherwise identifying information about the fan. We have also revised the headline to better reflect the substance of the story [LIE#6].
Seven massive lies in three little paragraphs.
Should we be surprised that a lowlife publication that smeared a child would try to circumvent a lawsuit by publishing to array of bald-faced, provable lies? No, no, we shouldn’t.
We will start with lies 1-6…
Lies 1-6 are a desperate and laughable attempt to gaslight us into believing the original article was directed at the NFL and not a little, nine-year-old boy.
FACT: The headline directly targeted the little boy.
The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs fan in Black face, Native headdress.
Note how the word “fan” is singular, not plural. The story intended to hang a target on the back of this little kid and have the NFL do the shooting. The story demanded the NFL speak out against this “fan,” who was OBVIOUSLY a little boy.
FACT: The lead photo was of … the little boy.
FACT: The article’s opening paragraph attacked … the little boy:
It takes a lot to disrespect two groups of people at once. But on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, a Kansas City Chiefs fan found a way to hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time.
Now we will move to LIE #7: This “based on the available photo” BS…
“The available photos.” Available to whom exactly? According to the timestamp on this tweet, a photo of young Holden’s full, adorable, innocent, not-racist face was available even before the first Wayback capture of the Deadspin article.
Why didn’t Deadpin use that photo?
Why didn’t Deadspin — knowing fans facepaint — make sure they saw their target’s full face before smearing a child as a racist?
Why didn’t Deadspin — knowing the Chiefs’ colors are red and black — make sure they saw their target’s full face before smearing a child as a racist?
Deadspin has STILL not retracted the article.
Deadspin has STILL not fired Carron Phillips and the editors responsible.
Deadspin is STILL in business.
I’m sorry (that’s a lie — I’m not sorry at all), but when you target a child for personal destruction, you deserve to be blacklisted and canceled out of decent society. Carron Phillips is a disgrace who must be fired and never again work in media. The editors who allowed this must be named, disgraced, and never again allowed to work in media. Deadspin must suffer the same fate.
You know, if an adult at Deadspin had come along the next day and said, “Retract this, pull it down, you, you, and you are fired!” that would’ve been good enough for me.
But Deadspin didn’t do that.
Deadspin let the article and numerous social media posts attack this poor kid for more than a week.
That means Deadspin is an institution beyond repair and has to close down.
I’ll defend anyone’s right to free speech — until you encourage genocide or attack a child.
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