City Paper is not for tourists
Art Mills is the star writer on the Redskins website. He writes columns for the news page of Redskins.com, part of Dan Snyder‘s Redskins Unfiltered project that seeks to bypass the traditional news outlets. He’s also a moderator at extremeskins.com, the team-owned message board.
For years, he’s used both roles to attack any member of the mainstream media who didn’t write that the ownership and coaching and personnel and grounds crew and stadium and parking attendants and catering service were the best in the NFL.
Mills’ attacks were highlighted by the Nunyo Files, a thread that went after Nunyo Demasio, the former Skins beat reporter for the Washington Post, for every dangling participle and any other alleged imperfection in his copy.
Karma got in touch with Mills last week.
Turns out Unfiltered is also Unedited. Mills wrote an official appreciation of Sean Taylor for Redskins.com, and also posted the piece on extremeskins.com, telling his followers that it was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write.”
The lede of Mills’ column:
“We didn’t know Sean Taylor.
On 4th-and-four against Dallas, as he jarred the ball free from Patrick Crayton, we thanked him.”
Within minutes of Mills’ posting of his own heartfelt story, a poster named Califan showed the same silliness and pettiness Mills showed in his attacks against Demasio.
“Btw, it was 3rd-and-4 against Dallas, not 4th-and-4,” Califan typed.
Let the healing begin…