‘Backfiring so hilariously’! Deadspin beclowns themselves in Cory Gardner hit piece

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Hold the phone! Deadspin just dropped a big, steaming pile of Real Journalism on us:

Is a Colorado Senate candidate lying about his football career? http://t.co/uTOHS3haqc

— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 15, 2014

According to a major exposé by Dave McKenna, Colorado GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner’s stories of his high school football career were all just a big sham!

Politicians: If you lie about your sports careers, Dave McKenna will find you. http://t.co/RVSFFitiDn

— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) October 15, 2014

Watch out!

No way, says Chuck Pfalmer, a now-retired Yuma High School teacher: “Cory Gardner wasn’t on the football team.”

But Gardner, who graduated in 1993, never played in any of the Yuma games Pfalmer saw under the Friday night lights. Not at “fullback” or “middle linebacker” or anywhere else.

There’s no mention of Gardner’s football career in his online bios or in any news outlets in the LexisNexis database, at least not that I could find. An editor at the local newspaper, the Yuma Pioneer, said everybody knows Gardner, but nobody remembers him as a football player.

Media lefties ate it up:

Wow. RT @AdamWeinstein: Ah ha ha ha ha @Deadspin just killed the GOP's Senate hopes in Colorado ha ha ha ha http://t.co/0PKv72Wae0

— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 15, 2014

Why did Cory Gardner lie to WaPo about playing HS football?? http://t.co/aP1zJX30HQ #cosen

— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) October 15, 2014

So @Deadspin dug into Cory Gardner's football career for some reason… and found out he might have made it up! http://t.co/ORXMhf1eST

— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) October 15, 2014

Did Cory Gardner completely fabricate his high school football playing days? @Deadspin makes the case: http://t.co/12rTyAFcY8

— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) October 15, 2014

Like lying about Personhood & his health care plan @CoryGardner's ability to disassociate on full display again #copolitics #cosen

— Laura Chapin (@LauraChapin) October 15, 2014

And don’t forget about Brad Woodhouse:

Nice job @denverpost – endorsing THIS guy. What a tool. http://t.co/qVcV6lo5QV

— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) October 15, 2014

Yeah, Brad. Gardner’s the tool.

@DavidCornDC @AdamWeinstein @Deadspin Boy, you guys really beshat yourselves this time.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 15, 2014

Did they ever. It’s sad enough that Deadspin went back to Gardner’s high school years to dig up dirt on him. But it gets even more pathetic:

And then be embarrassed by @CoryGardner RT @MikeMadden: Politicians: If you lie about your sports careers, Dave McKenna will find you.

— Zach Hanover (@zhanover) October 15, 2014


Cory Gardner spokesman @jasiciliano to me: "He played junior high school through sophomore year." #cosen #copolitics cc @Deadspin

— Nick Riccardi (@NickRiccardi) October 15, 2014

I never thought my unheralded sports career would make it onto @Deadspin pic.twitter.com/llKf62Z7UL #copolitics

— Cory Gardner (@CoryGardner) October 15, 2014

Hoping @johnelway notices my “good form” if he needs another left bench this weekend. #copolitics #cosen pic.twitter.com/nM3qeYolZN

— Cory Gardner (@CoryGardner) October 15, 2014


"Let's ask a retired teacher about a student's extracurriculars from when he was in school over thirty years ago." – @Deadspin, probably.

— Luke Londo (@llondo) October 15, 2014

Never thought high school football would be an issue in a #cosen race. #copolitics #checkbeforeyoutweet

— Michael J Sandoval (@mjasandoval) October 15, 2014

@redsteeze @Deadspin He knew when he was a freshman in HS he was running for office someday.

— wbmjerky (@wbmjerky) October 15, 2014

Also, how desperate does your campaign have to be to pitch a hit piece to Deadspin about whether someone played freshman ball or not?

— Brittany Cover (@bccover) October 15, 2014

my favorite part of that amateurish deadspin hit piece is how arrogant the author is

— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 15, 2014

Desperation thy name is RT"@mollyesque: Deadspin says Cory Gardner made up his high-school football career http://t.co/o5eSWYlAIN"

— ConservativeBlackMan (@Thomasismyuncle) October 15, 2014

Seriously? The best hope is a bogus high school football story?

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) October 15, 2014

Backfiring so hilariously I'm wondering if it’s Gardner MT @EsotericCD: want to speculate who fed inept Cory Gardner "oppo hit" to Deadspin?

— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 15, 2014

Rathergate-ish bogus hit job by Dave McKenna at @Deadspin blew up instantly in the Udall camp's face http://t.co/52DvV8gU2o

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 15, 2014

@JoeBrettell @Deadspin Actually, a yearbook search might have helped in @CoryGardner "investigation."

— Bob Moore (@BobMooreNews) October 15, 2014

.@Deadspin Guess this attack fizzled. Maybe you should see if @CoryGardner cut another kid's hair in high school.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 15, 2014

Ha! That should keep ‘em busy for a while.

.@corygardner truthers are already a thing. https://t.co/QQZWrV8Z3L @deadspin

— L (@OrwellForks) October 15, 2014

Coming soon: Cory Gardner Tuthers. He Photoshopped those football pictures!

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 15, 2014

If Gardner didn't have those photos he could have just said they were on his computer but his hard drive crashed. That's acceptable to libs.

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 15, 2014

Cory Gardner posing in pads with a ball doesn't prove he was on team – @Deadspin in 3…2…

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 15, 2014

Congrats to Deadspin, on joining the ranks of hack news outlets making up fake stories

— Jeremy (@knowsknothing) October 15, 2014

DEVELOPING: @Deadspin not a credible news site.

— Charly J. (@chuck_dizzle) October 15, 2014

Maybe they’ll get there … someday. But not today.

Yuma townspeople are telling us Deadspin story on @CoryGardner is dead wrong. #copolitics

— Lynn Bartels (@lynn_bartels) October 15, 2014

Oh man.

@davidharsanyi @kenvogel @Deadspin Good grief, they're slow with a correction.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 15, 2014

Waiting on @Deadspin to correct…. Waiting…….

— Brittany Cover (@bccover) October 15, 2014

Yo, @deadspin, been an hour since your hit piece http://t.co/TpSeEjhGjh went down in flames. ETA on update, Sparky? pic.twitter.com/OGQLSQJpMl

— Moe Lane (@moelane) October 15, 2014

None of the gleeful idiots who passed around the Gardner/football thing are issuing corrections. Hilarious.

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) October 15, 2014

Well, no. But there is an update:

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No update about this, though:

Hahaha. @Deadspin’s source is now saying they mischaracterized his comments. http://t.co/4GMaD9kwka pic.twitter.com/BmCr1ceW1l

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) October 16, 2014

Oy. Go bench yourselves, Deadspin. You’re done.

Here's what we can expect next from @Deadspin: pic.twitter.com/PseKKZHL4h

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 15, 2014



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