New York Times falls for anti-brony trolls in article about Charleston Shooter, Dylann Roof by


Earlier in the week, we told you about the efforts of some trolls to convince people that Dylann Roof, the murderer who massacred 9 people at a church in South Carolina, was a brony. Some of the efforts, it seems, were briefly successful. The New York Times fell for misinformation provided by a teenager in the UK, claiming that Roof was a fan of My Little Pony, which only fueled the anti-bronies efforts to propagate their lies.

This afternoon, it seems, progress was made as the New York Times has issued a retraction of their false information, which had placed an undue black-eye on the fan community.

The Huffington Post has the story.

The article that the New York Times posted, read as follows, using information provided by 16-year-old Benjamin Wearing, who has since admitted that he made everything up:

Benjamin Wareing, a blogger in Britain, said the writings are nearly identical to blog posts that Mr. Roof posted several months ago on a separate Tumblr page. Mr. Wareing was preparing to write an essay on the dangers of Tumblr and troubled youths, so he took notes on the writings.
“He just made really stupid but obvious statements about people from other races,” Mr. Wareing said in an email. “He would call black citizens ‘nuggets’ and such. He never made direct threats at all on Tumblr, at least it didn’t seem like that, just weird ramblings about how he felt he ‘didn’t fit in.’”
Among his writings were images of 9/11 “memes” and of “My Little Pony,” Mr. Wareing said. 

The teenager, admittedly, didn't even know Roof, and never saw a tumblr page, or any evidence that Roof was a fan of the show My Little Pony. The fact that a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Journalist, took the word of a teenager on the internet at face value, especially in a case of national importance, is shocking. It has resulted in this retraction:
The Times story has since been corrected and the following note attached:
Editors’ Note: June 22, 2015
An earlier version of this article included a reference to a British blogger who claimed that Dylann Roof’s manifesto was similar to earlier blog entries Mr. Roof had written. That passage was removed from the article after questions were raised about the blogger and his claims. Subsequently, the blogger said in a post online that he had fabricated the information about Mr. Roof’s supposed earlier blog entries.
This is a sad day for Journalism, when we here at Horse News have to be the ones shaking our heads at the methods of Pulitzer Prize winners, for not fact checking themselves.

Hopefully these articles will clear up the issue.



Here is Benjamin's Twitter Account, of which RaspberryPirate (the original poster of the Dash Shirt Photoshops) is a follower.
https://twitter.com/goldennike11/followers

Comments (28)

  1. Here's his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008446084437

    Someone should befriend him and leak all his shit on the interent.

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    1. Why don't you leave the kid alone? If word gets out bronies are harassing him you'll be the ones giving us a bad name not one little mention.

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    2. >implying ponescum aren't already bad-naming themselves with out extra meddling

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    3. Here's some bullshit journalist as well


      http://hexidextrous.deviantart.com/journal/A-Rant-about-Strike-Witches-and-Panty-and-Stocking-492978314

      hope to see some critic on this asshole please

      ....strike witches it's an "innocent anime"

      yeah right........

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    4. http://www.quickmeme.com/img/0a/0a3fc43f278ad0d9ada89ceac377dfd9fbd37c8fda2aff7874a9ae7f6793ecd5.jpg

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    5. i'm gonna leave this here


      http://mistressofthevoid.deviantart.com/journal/PSA-FOR-FANS-OF-STEVEN-UNIVERSE-PLEASE-READ-520753343

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  2. Benjamin Wareing is not anti-brony, he just wanted to see if he could get something completely ridiculous and false into the New York times. Unless he is lying about his reasons for adding the brony stuff...

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    1. >A guy who dislikes bronies at the very least tells lies to New York Times
      >Yorkies eat it up and posts it without fact checking
      >Losers with too much time on their hands spread it
      >Mastah Cappah and Co. put article out
      A guy at Huffington gets whiff and posts truth and NYT BTFO
      "ONLY WAS A EXPIRUMUNT, LULZ"
      ; ^) Keep beliving that, sport. The only reason he backtracked is because he lied about a person who has an open investigation on him and get caught.

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    2. What are you talking about? The Huff were the ones that obviously put out the article first and capper got wind of it after.

      How does he have a dislike for bronies? How can you tell?

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  3. Hasbro and their Jewish Lawyers going to enjoy >rape those2, somebody send'dis :^)

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  4. The New York Times printing something wrong and lazily written?

    Ain't that a shock!

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  5. Contemporary journalism is a cesspool of incompetence.
    News at 11.

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  6. BREAKING NEWS FELLOW PONEFRIENDS!!!!
    ROUGH DRAFT OF THE BLOGPOST BY BEN "PUT A NINE INTO THE WELFARE LINE" WAREING, LUCKILY RECOVERED BY HN INVESTIGATIVE STAFF SHOWS MORE SINISTER PLANS AT THE HELM!!!
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V771sfw7lzMOyV5x2a1dbApJfitgv3ft1WHFLk3uApk/
    THIS IS A SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT

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  7. Benjamin John Wareing


    goldennike11@hotmail.co.uk
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008446084437
    https://nextgenerationblogs.wordpress.com/about/
    https://twitter.com/goldennike11
    http://ask.fm/ItzzBenjamzz
    https://instagram.com/goldennike11/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/wwemastermind11
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    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benjamin-Wareing-and-Sadrak-Ramirez-for-President-of-the-World/1681105082109311
    http://goldennike11.blogspot.com/
    http://www.spawnsor.net/gamers/082a8bbf/about
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/goldennike11
    http://www.enjoygram.com/goldennike11
    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198057215868
    https://nextgenerationblogs.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/does-a-specific-law-against-cyber-bullying-need-to-be-put-in-place/

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    1. How did you get hold of all these? I didn't think many of them would have his name attached. Never mind his school. How did you get that?

      And people, please don't start fucknig with him or he'll delete everything. We need to keep quiet for now and just keep tabs on him.

      Not for stalking or harrassment, no. But to see if he tries this again in his future career as a 'journalist'. And be actual journalists who hold him to account. It would help them greatly if you didn't start the IHM up yet.

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  8. I am kind of disappointed this got disproved. Imagine a troubled teen, who was bullied to no end for wearing a "20% cooler" shirt, now walking down his school's hall and every fucking jock and a bully hides their eyes pretending not to exist. Because they are afraid. Afraid that he might just bust a cap in their sorry asses for all the torture they made him endure. We could've been fearsome!.. And now the only fear we instill in people's minds is the fear that their children might grow up to be us...

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    1. We seems to live in different worlds, because apparently the bullies in your world are reasonable and wouldn't just use this to bully him more…

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    2. Everybody understands fear.

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  9. bronies may be antisocial losers on the fringes of society with heavy anti-black anti-jew anti-not-white tendencies but BY GOD we'd never shoot anyone up over it! probably!

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    1. o hai Caitlin, how's life in the ultra-rich ultra-white suburbs of LA treating you?

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    2. Boxxy's here?

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    3. Guess again, pork pie.

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    4. > Guess again, pork pie

      And once again the SJWs show that they really don't mind sweeping generalizations and fat shaming when they're doing it to members of a group they don't like.

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    5. did someone literally name-drop jenner in here I don't get it

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    6. why do autists show up in the comments section of every horse news article to sperg out about the latest target of their hatred? no1curr how much you hate megan mccarthy

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    7. My dick just got hard reading this thread

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  10. He may not be a brony, but he's connected to a white supremacist leader living in my hometown. :|

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  11. In such cases, perfect documentation is required. bus from tampa to new york Hence, planning far before the date of wedding is necessary. Some process would take few months.

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