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Carson King is a 23-year old Des Moines man who held up a sign at a televised college football game announcing, “Busch Lite supply needs replenished.” It was a joke but people began sending him money via the Venmo appl. When he realized what was happening, he made arrangements to donate the money to a local cancer hospital. Venmo pledged to match donations and the local Annheiser-Busch distributor promised to produce cans of beer with Kings likeness on them. The local newspaper sent out a reporter, Aaron Calvin, to do a feature on King. In what the newspaper The reporter crawled through seven years of King’s Twitter feed and found him, as a 16-year old quoting the comedian Daniel Tosh. The tweet played on racist tropes. The reporter, who, though young, was experienced enough to know what he was doing. His editors, who are supposed to know better, decided to include the tweet deep in the story, in the (approx.)...
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