Ted Cruz Trolls Deadspin Editor Ashley Feinberg Over Stupid Basketball Challenge, Deadspin's Response: "Go Eat $hit"

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After spending much of the 2016 campaign known as "Lyin' Ted" while spitting venom in Donald Trump's general direction, Senator Ted Cruz traversed a tenuous road to redemption - earning his way back into Trump's good graces, helping with the cause, and clearly learning much about trolling along the way.

The target of Cruz's hijinks is Univision owned Deadspin and Senior Reporter, Ashley Feinberg. Hours after Politico ran an article mentioning that Cruz was was trying to improve relations within the GOP, Feinberg latched onto this tidbit:

Cruz appears intent on building—and in some cases repairing—personal relationships with Republican senators. He started a weekly basketball game in the Russell Building, for example, and has been urging colleagues to attend. (Cruz is said to be a surprisingly good jump-shooter with miserable form.) Tim Scott has played, and Marco Rubio is said to be joining soon.


The Deadspin editor immediately put out the call for undercover pictures, hoping of course for some shots of Ted lookin' like an old white guy playing basketball - when Cruz himself, or Barron Trump pretending to be Ted, stopped by with an offering:

What follows is comedy gold as Deadspin loses their cool and Cruz responds:

Feinberg then swats Buzzfeed reporter Matthew Zeitlin:


Other reactions were hilarious:

Conservative review entered stage right with the comic stylings of the guy running their Twitter account:

 This is the best timeline.


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onwisconsinbadger's picture

Is it too late to deport Cruz to Cuba ?

Colonel Klink's picture

Deadspin should change their name to Augerin.

Skiprrrdog's picture

Deadspin is the new meatspin...

mary mary's picture

Ah, I get it!  Maybe twitter is the reason there are so many silly smart @sses around. 

Because the rule is that you're not supposed to do your homework before you tweet.  Twitter means never having to do your homework first.

Trogdor's picture

Twitter means never having to say you're sorry .... or wrong ...

Catullus's picture

I love reading Deadspin. It's like reading east coast millenial journalism majors with daddy issues

GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) Jan 25, 2017 7:11 AM

What's Twitter?

ToSoft4Truth's picture

A funny construct, isn't it.  LOL

Vooter's picture

Every one of these people should be gassed.

heuvosYbacon's picture

Harsh. Harsh, but fair.

Lyin' Ted rehabilitated as mah bro?

I no buy your shitty product, white devil.

gespiri's picture

Don't waste the gas.  Just turn off their air and water supply from whatever building/s their meeting/working from.

tarabel's picture



What people are really missing is that this alleged "journalist" is sitting on her no-doubt-surgically-Kardashian-ed ass in her office begging ordinary citizens to do her leg work for her. You want the story of Ted Cruz on the court, you get your camera and you hang around the gym like a real reporter from, like, the days of Lois Lane would do.

But even worse is the death of editors in the newrooms of America. Where's the old guy with a half-chewed cigar telling his beat reporters that they are idiots and to do it again, only this time to get the facts RIGHT.

Before the story goes out, not afterwards.


BabaLooey's picture

That is more foreign to them than a Tokyo denizen in a ghetto BBQ shack.

You are 100% correct Tara. Too bad shitwipes like FeinBERG is some simp with a Twatter account and a lame web site.

I simply love all these twat liberals getting smacked around like a sissy in a biker bar.

Time will tell if this smack down by Rafe teaches her to not use her digits to embarass herself again.

I'm wagering....................not.

Al Armed's picture

" half-chewed cigar" and a pint bottle of Old Grandad in his desk drawer

tbagonya's picture

Old Crow down the gullet

Arnold's picture

It's getting hard to tell with Artificial Intelligence, now a days.

Used to be you could count on Human Foibles being human.

Machines are becoming the 'Clever Girls' of the new age.

B1G mNy's picture

Damn can you say check mate?!

847328_3527's picture

Ted likes to talk alot so the court will be fun to watch when it's in session with him torturing the lawyers with all sorts of questions. Unfortunately, he went to a second rate place like Whore-vord law where they confused when confronted with things like bathroom choice....instead of a really good law school like U of Texas or Texas Tech Law where men R Men!

dexter_morgan's picture

He will make a fine SCOTUS, maybe not this first one Trump appoints, but the next one when one of the old bags croak.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Wow. Ted. I prefered it when you had tatoos and stuff.  But this? Thats embarrasing.

besnook's picture

nothing better than a jap getting owned so bad she shows her thin skin in the first move.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) besnook Jan 25, 2017 7:32 AM

Jewess sports reporter.

gime a break

moonshadow's picture

Hey Dakota, It amazes me- the contortions you manage to put yourself through in order to work your anti-Jew biases into various story comments

cheka's picture

and the up votes to go with it.  scary for your kind