Here's your daily link to Dave McKenna's brilliant "Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder," which we'll be posting until Snyder's dumbass libel suit gets disappeared. Today's topic: Snyder's mouthpiece doesn't understand how reporting works.
Redskins PR attack dog/apologist Tony Wyllie has been featured in this space before, for painting himself and Snyder as some kind of moral crusaders. Now, in a defensive missive to ProFootballTalk, it really seems they had no choice but to sue.
"The lawsuit was a last resort, filed only after much soul searching and looking for any other way to put a stop to unconscionable personal attacks from a writer who, as far as we know, has never been to a Redskins game, has not even been in the stadium, and has never met Daniel Snyder," Wyllie told PFT via e-mail. "Most importantly, and an important journalistic point, [Dave] McKenna and [the City Paper] did not call the Redskins for a response or a fact check before publication of the November article. We saw it for the first time on the day of publication.
Well, Tony, that's because the November article didn't have to be fact checked. Your boss has a history of transgressions and missteps that nothing in there was new: every one of Snyder fails were previously reported and fact checked at the time, making McKenna's compilation less a new attack, and more a definitive encyclopedia of petulant shittery.
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