In today’s Daily News, columnist Ronnie Polaneczky wrote a column about the onslaught of internet hate gymnast Gabby Douglas got for not putting her hand over her heart during the National Anthem – a non-story if there every was one. It’s all about how Douglas is a strong person, and all that hate she’s getting shows that she’s successful. It’s a nice little read. There’s just one problem. The picture that accompanied the piece in print is Simone Biles, not Gabby Douglas.
Biles is in some ways – if you have to super-simplify things – the new Douglas. She’s won a bunch of gold medals, she’s the young spark of the team, and she’s incredibly likeable. But she’s not Gabby Douglas. This is Gabby Douglas:
Polaneczky (who does not pick the pictures or caption them) said “it makes you want to bash your head against the wall” and that she’s “mortified.” Another DN staffer apologized:
We ran a photo of @Simone_Biles with an uplifting column today about Gabby Douglas. We screwed up. We are embarrassed, and we apologize.
— Michael Days (@mikedays) August 17, 2016
In an industry full of layoffs and buyouts, it’s a mistake that happens. It’s an incredibly bad look and one of the more blatantly dumb mistakes you can make, but it happens. I just can’t wait for their image to go with their Ryan Lochte coverage tomorrow:
Great so they don’t squat about sports…just like you and the other jamokes who troll this shit hole.
To the daily news’s defence, they both did an outstanding job on the monkey bars.
Anything on embiid with that white chick last night . Heard he was getting a lot of bad looks
I wrote this on their website, phillynews.com, and they took it down!!! guess they can dish it out, but certainly can’t take it……dumb asses!
Eh, they all look alike anyway.
Wake Up White Roofer!
PORCH MONKEY is still a N I G G E R
No one has ever accused that bitch Ronnie Polaneczky of being intelligent.
Who’s the chink in the Bill Clinton wig?
Yes, WE GET IT! The Daily News/Inky/philly.com is an embarrassing organization having NOTHING to do with journalism.
Now let’s get back to meaningful discussions here about Cuz, K-Cee, and Hillary Clitton.
Remember black people that philly.com is a liberal rag. You know the people who claim to stand up for you. This just shows that they really don’t care and it is all for votes.
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