How To Spot Fake News in the Sports World Using Adam Schefter's Zeke "Hit Piece" as an Example
11/06/2017 I Tom Stokes
Let's put the Adam Schefter's Fake News tweet about Zeke trying to settle his case with the NFL to the Fake News Test;
1. Consider the source (to understand its mission and purpose)
A. Adam Schefter's mission of using the Fake News Tweet about Zeke was to cast doubt of Zeke's innocence in minds of the General Public and NFL Fans Worldwide. He tweets this on Nov. 5th Sunday Game Day.
B. This is more than just clickbait. If Zeke is made to look guilty in the public's eye there may be a chance a Federal Judge or Clerk for a Judge sees it and sways their vote negatively towards Zeke. Read more about this in the Conspiracy Case Against Ezekiel Elliott.
2. Read beyond the headline (to understand the whole story)
A. Schefter is misleading the public and Cowboys Nation in order to damage Zeke Elliotts chances of winning an appeal with the 2nd Circuit of The United States of America. If you read the "Hit Piece" and watch the video it's all about how Zeke is really trying to say he's guilty and trying to cut some sort of deal. Lies! or #FakeNews
3. Check the authors (to see if they are real and credible)
A. Schefter conversation about Zeke settling with the NFL was real but Adam spun it out backward. It was the NFL that reached out to Zeke's Team wanting the settlement, not the other way around.
B. Adam has created many false stories "Hit Pieces" especially about Dallas Cowboys Players, Owner Jerry Jones, and the Jones family. Cowboys Nation is still waiting for the Dez Bryant videotape. It never appeared because it never existed.
4. Assess the supporting sources (to ensure they support the claims)
A. Adam always says "Per Sources" but when he is called out on "Per Sources" he claims "Confidentiality" To this day he has never been able to prove where the source came from that Zeke was trying to settle.
5. Check the date of publication (to see if the story is relevant and up to date)
A. Sometimes Adam Schefter will use an old article. Here he didn't he completely fabricated a "source" and tweeted it so that you would click and watch the video on ESPN.com you know the video with the 15 second ad in front of it HELLO PEOPLE!! say it with me "Clickbait" but again in this instance it's more about swaying a Federal Judge's Vote.
6. Ask if it is a joke (to determine if it is meant to be satire)
A. Adam Schefter is a joke and his career is a satire
7. Review your own biases (to see if they are affecting your judgment)
A. I have and I am bias when it comes to any young man getting railroaded by a guy like Adam Schefter or the NFL
8. Ask experts (to get confirmation from independent people with knowledge)
A. I am very close to the camp and know that this wasn't the truth 100% and tweeted it over and over until I ran across Attorney Amy Dash tweet and article.
Amy confirms what I already knew and therefore the Adam Schefter Zeke News about him trying to settle was debunked.
Here's the problem with it all. Yes, it was debunked by me and a legal expert and then Zeke himself but the damage was already done. Adam Schefter doesn't have a code of principles. There is no standard in which he holds himself accountable to. He has no Honor or conscious when it comes to the truth vs lies. Maybe at one time he had some journalistic integrity but sold that out for money and to look good to his peers.
There's no checks and balances within ESPN for fact. Until someone stands up to them they will keep allowing wannabe, washed up, scoop trading, beat writers like Adam Schefter spin out Fake News. As long as they get clicks and their stockholders are happy.
This time Adam went beyond just "Clickbait" according to several legal experts that one tweet could have caused real damage to the integrity of the case.
It's real Mickey Mouse shit over there and when this is over I hope Team Zeke aims their legal barrels right at Adam Schefter and ESPN's big egotistical mouth.
Help me help you keep Adam Schefter Honest and hold him accountable for the Fake News on Zeke. If enough people complain they will do something.
Complain to The Walt Disney Family of Companies, including ABC, ESPN
Senior Vice President,
If you know of any other fake news articles by Adam let me know. I am producing a website with nothing but his fake news debunked crap. I am up to 31 articles and I just freaking started. email@example.com
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) published a summary in diagram form (pictured at right) to assist people to recognize fake news. Its main points are:
Consider the source (to understand its mission and purpose)
Read beyond the headline (to understand the whole story)
Check the authors (to see if they are real and credible)
Assess the supporting sources (to ensure they support the claims)
Check the date of publication (to see if the story is relevant and up to date)
Ask if it is a joke (to determine if it is meant to be satire)
Review your own biases (to see if they are affecting your judgement)
Ask experts (to get confirmation from independent people with knowledge).
For more info about the IFLA Click Here
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Letter I sent to Walt Disney Company