Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Salty Canadians hate Barstool

Barstool Sports made a funny tweet during the NBA Finals.

Salty Canadian journalists felt the need to fact-check this tweet.  Here's an article from Emma McIntosh:


To be fair, Emma McIntosh wasn't the saltiest.  There were plenty of other salty Canadian journalists.

I realize that doctored videos are a concern in our modern-day media ecosystem.  But...this wasn't a doctored video.  It wasn't a "fake" video.  It was a joke video.  It was a meme video.  There's a fine line, I get it.

Barstool was clearly on the right side of that fine line.  Instead of "fact-checking" Barstool Sports and labeling them as fake news, what we should be doing is mocking anyone who was too dumb to get the joke.

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