CBC Reports Online Rumor That “Nigger” Was Trending In Boston Last Night, Offers Zero Evidence To Back Up Because It Didn’t Happen

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(CBC) – Racist comments proliferated on social media networks Thursday after Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban scored the winning goal in a double-overtime match against the Boston Bruins. On Twitter, unhappy Bruins fans tweeted comments like “That stupid n—-r doesn’t belong in hockey #whitesonly” and “Someone needs to smack PK subban across his big n—-r lips. #scumbag” — so many tweets, in fact, that the offending word began trending online in Boston. According to Montreal media monitoring and analysis company Influence Communications, the N-word and Subban’s name were used in conjunction on 17,000 tweets yesterday, although not all of them were negative. Some dismayed Boston fans chimed in, expressing their disappointment with those issuing racist tweets. “N—-r was trending in Boston because P.K. Subban scored… It’s a rare moment in my life to be ashamed to be a Bruins fan” one person tweeted. Another wrote, “I bet the Bruins fans calling P.K. Subban a n—-r on Twitter have no idea his brother plays for their minor league team.” P.K. Subban’s brother Malcolm Subban was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2012, and Jarome Iginla is a biracial right-winger for the Bruins. Both players are Canadian-born. Boston Bruins president Cam Neely issued the following statement early Friday afternoon: “The racist, classless views expressed by an ignorant group of individuals following Thursday’s game via digital media are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization.”

So this joker @JoshKogon sends out the above Tweet (which has since been deleted) claiming that “#Nigger” was trending in Boston last night and presented nothing to back up his bullshit claim. Here’s his “explanation” today:

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He’s basically saying, “Well, it may as well have been trending given what I saw on my screen”.

Of course, his original Tweet took off like wildfire because it’s the Internet. But now legit news organizations are reporting as fact something that did not happen, like the CBC here.  That’s all these hacks needed to “report” something was trending—a since-deleted bullshit Tweet from a moron who made something up.   Or how about the Globe running a front page story on it?  Or NESN?   Even Cam Neely forced to make a statement about it:

“The racist, classless views expressed by an ignorant group of individuals following Thursday’s game via digital media are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization,” 

Did anybody in the media actually research this first? I guess when they say “unhappy Bruins fans” they mean this guy, this guy, and this guy. The 17,000 Tweets yesterday are worldwide not from Boston or Massachusetts or New England.  And I’d say out of the 17,000 tweets 16,950 of them were tweets from people condemning these  morons or  retweets from people trying  to expose them and rightfully so.   Just check out this link that Nate tweeted last night.  You can spend hours scrolling through this an 99% of it is people condemning hate speech.

I think we can all agree there is no place for racism.   But this was primarily a  media concocted story plain and simple. Bad job all around. The racist idiots. Dipshits making stuff up. More dipshits making the bullshit go viral. And then the meathead media jumping into the fray without asking one goddamn question to find out what’s true and what’s not. Take a bow, all.

 

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