I hate to pat myself on the back (I don’t), but that headline gets a solid B+ in SEO.
Dylan Byers of Politico on the new occupation of former Eagle Donte Stallworth, who was once injured in a hot air balloon accident:
The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau has hired professional football player and 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth as a fellow, covering national security.
Stallworth, a wide receiver in the NFL since 2002, is currently an unsigned free agent and has not played in any games since 2012. As a 9/11 truther, he has publicly stated that Osama bin Laden was not responsible for the attacks and that the Pentagon was not hit by a plane.
“NO WAY 9/11 was carried out by ‘dying’ Bin Laden, 19 men who couldn’t fly a damn kite. STILL have NO EVIDENCE Osama was connected, like Iraq,” Stallworth tweeted in 2009. Stallworth also tweeted, “Gggrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ ppl who actually believe a plane hit the pentagon on 9/11… hole woulda been ASTRONOMICALLY bigger, God bless lost lives.”
In a statement Wednesday, Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim said Stallworth “has a quick mind, an insatiable curiosity and a passion for politics — the necessary qualities of a great journalist.”
HuffPo (can I call her that?) tells Poynter that Stallworth’s previous 9/11 truther Tweets, like this one (from 2009)…
… do not “represent how he thinks today.” But Byers found that Stallworth’s last truther Tweet was only 10 months ago:
Weird life arc for Donte Stallworth. Weird fucking life arc.