Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder filed a lawsuit claiming antisemitism and defamation
(Examiner.com) -- by Michael Stone --
Wednesday Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder filed a lawsuit claiming antisemitism and defamation. Dan Snyder is suing Washington City Paper for $2 million for publishing a highly critical story of Snyder written by Dave McKenna and including an image Snyder claims is anti-Semitic.
McKenna's story is titled "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder From A to Z (for Zorn), an encyclopedia of the owner's many failings," and is a brilliant, witty, well researched and detailed account of Snyder's complete and utter failure as owner of the Washington Redskins.
The story is accompanied by a picture of Snyder with added, drawn on goatee, mustache, and devil horns. Snyder and his attorneys claim the depiction reflects antisemitism, a charge Washington City Paper denies:
"We at City Paper take accusations of anti-Semitism seriously," the paper responded, "in part because many of us are Jewish, including staffers who edited the story and designed the cover."
Reading McKenna's article it is easy to understand why Snyder is the most hated owner in the NFL, and a man universally reviled and held in contempt by Washington Redskin fans. The recent lawsuit only confirms the sentiment. Snyder is receiving universal condemnation for his lawsuit:
Jeffrey Goldberg writing for The Atlantic, calls Snyder: "an egregious putz."
Monte Burke writing for Forbes calls the lawsuit: "an unbelievable failure in judgment on Snyder’s part."
Gawker has several scathing stories on the topic with headlines like:
Awful Owner of Awful Football Team Wants Writer Fired for Calling Him Awful
Rich Idiot Thinks He Deserves $2 Million for This 'Anti-Semitic' Picture...
Gawker sums up the general consensus about Snyder:
"People hate you because you're a notoriously greedy and mean-spirited rat bastard who thinks nothing of freezing out the media, gouging fans, and treating employees like shit."...MORE...LINK
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Allegedly "anti-Semitic" graphic from story in Washington City Paper about what a widely despised jerk Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is
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