The sports news site Deadspin posted a story last night about how Colorado Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner didn’t play football in high school, as he claimed… except that he did and Deadspin got it wrong. And today Deadspin came out with a post titled, quite simply, “How Deadspin Fucked Up The Cory Gardner Story.”
Deadspin editor Tommy Craggs explains that one of the key sources they spoke to––a retired high school teacher who told Deadspin Gardner hadn’t played––changed his mind after they ran the story. When they reached out to the coach after he spoke out, he reportedly told them he found Gardner’s records.
But that odd misunderstanding aside, Craggs accepts responsibility for Deadspin getting this one really wrong:
The most damning implication of our story, that Gardner didn’t actually play high school ball, is wrong. That’s shitty of us. As serial collectors of media fuck-ups, we add this self-portrait to the gallery… given that our main source went and unsaid everything he’d said 24 hours earlier, the only thing for us to do now is to eat shit.
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