The triggering: Deadspin ‘has officially self-combusted’ over Pentagon’s release of war propaganda

Deadspin, the hybrid sports and politics site currently and forever owned by Sen. Ted Cruz for the sum of just one tweet, seems to be having a bit of a crisis Thursday night over the launch of missiles at a Syrian airbase where it’s believed the government launched a chemical weapons attack.

It seems that it’s not the airstrike itself, which was supported in theory by Hillary Clinton just before it became fact under the order of President Trump, that has Deadspin upset, but rather the Pentagon’s placement of war propaganda in the media. As Twitchy reported, the Pentagon released both still photos and video of the missiles being launched from sea.

Pentagon releases war propaganda: https://t.co/sTI22bOYDWpic.twitter.com/HZoyZB0anp

— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 7, 2017

Deadspin has officially self-combusted. https://t.co/1tlxzz29r5

— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) April 7, 2017

No site allegedly about sports could survive the intense blast of a take as hot and direct as that one. We hope Cruz enjoyed his short-lived volunteer status as the sole owner of a failing website.

@Deadspin “propaganda”? Really?

— Anmarie (@LiberalHeretic) April 7, 2017

@Deadspinpic.twitter.com/zcG3XZhzrc

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) April 7, 2017

@Deadspin Propaganda?

“You still mad?” – Ted Cruz

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) April 7, 2017

@Deadspin This is why you’re bankrupt

— Drew (@Mobius22_) April 7, 2017

@Deadspin Delete your account.

— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) April 7, 2017

@Deadspin These are pictures. You’re welcome.

— Colly Wolly (@colly_wolly) April 7, 2017

It’s understandable why photos of the U.S. Military doing its thing are so triggering to Deadspin leadership (Cruz excluded, of course); yet another missile test by the North Koreans has them on edge:

BREAKING: A senior WH official on the state of North Korea’s nuclear program: “The clock has now run out and all options are on the table”

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 4, 2017

I asked @ashleyfeinberg, America’s only reliable reporter, if my family and I are about to die; will report back https://t.co/aRzJt8oPwg

— Tim Marchman (@timmarchman) April 4, 2017

Trump from Mar-a-Lago resort, says he has ordered targeted missile strikes at a Syrian airfield this evening.

— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) April 7, 2017

I’m trying to imagine reading these words in this order a year ago but I just keep seizing instead https://t.co/6bZj6Z9Z0B

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) April 7, 2017

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