Boner of the Day

Boner Fight for September 11th, 2017

Boner Candidate #1: THIS BONER FROM LAST WEEK IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT

Smallwood, 16, already had been hit with the heaviest week of his career as an athlete and student. When I met him Thursday afternoon at football practice, I hoped that he already had endured the worst.They were full of grace and insight in their reaction to what has become probably the most notorious and widely shared photo in the history of this small southwest Iowa town, the seat of Union County. You know the photo I’m talking about: Five high school students and football players were pictured wearing white hoods that evoked the Ku Klux Klan. One brandished a gun. One held a Confederate flag. They stood next to a pathetic gnarly little burning cross. They look to be standing somewhere on a farm. He wanted to ask the five why they posed for the photo. Smallwood hadn’t yet gotten that chance. And then late Thursday, news spread that the threat of litigation might lead to the students’ reinstatement on the football team. Morrison late Thursday night told Register reporter Linh Ta that “lawyers are involved right now in the situation,” but his stance remained that they were off the team.

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Boner Candidate #2: FAKE NEWS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. tweeted a video on Sunday he initially claimed showed a flooded Miami International Airport during Hurricane Irma. In fact, the video didn’t feature Miami’s airport nor was it taken during Hurricane Irma.   The tweet has since been deleted, but Scavino wrote that he was “Sharing #HurricaneIrma on social media with President @realDonaldTrump and @VP Pencehourly. Here is Miami International Airport. Stay safe!!” Several users on social media said it appeared to be a clip of Mexico City’s airport during an earlier storm. Miami International Airport took to its own Twitter account to set the record straight.

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