Fact Checker: Three Pinocchios for Washington team’s new site
The Washington NFL team launched a new website to defend the “facts” behind its racist mascot. Just how truthful is it?
The Washington Redskins have been paying for ads promoting a new Web site, RedskinsFacts.com, which supposedly sprung up organically from frustrated former players who wanted to defend the team’s embattled name, which many find offensive. (Slate turned up evidence that the Web site is tied to image-makers Burson-Marsteller, which was later confirmed by the team.)