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The Athletic Has Inflicted Rick Reilly Upon You

The Athletic Has Inflicted Rick Reilly Upon You

If you are subscriber to The Athletic, I have some bad news for you: Read more...
Politico Playbook Can Fuck Right Off

Politico Playbook Can Fuck Right Off

Today, Politico’s DC-famous newsletter Playbook went off, y’all. It dropped some major truth bombs. It did NOT hold back. Read more...
SB Nation Is Still Exploiting Workers, But In A Kinder, Gentler Way

SB Nation Is Still Exploiting Workers, But In A Kinder, Gentler Way

In the nine months since Deadspin reported on how SB Nation’s business model relies on underpaying and not paying workers across its sprawling empire of more than 300 sports sites—“team sites,” as the
It Sure Seems Like Nobody Running Any Sports Team Knows How To Run A Basic Background Check

It Sure Seems Like Nobody Running Any Sports Team Knows How To Run A Basic Background Check

The Luke Heimlich redemption tour carried on this week, cresting with the full Sports Illustrated feature treatment. There are thousands of words, a serious-faced cover photo, an alliterative
So Who Is Barstool's PFT Commenter?

So Who Is Barstool's PFT Commenter?

Every so often, some publication or other—often a fancy one—will run a fawning profile of PFT Commenter, the sports satirist who works for Barstool Sports and co-created the wildly popular comedy
This Is Some Scummy Shit, Newsweek

This Is Some Scummy Shit, Newsweek

Most media outlets have tried to be appropriately mournful and respectful about the death of beloved chef, writer and travel host Anthony Bourdain on Friday. It is a terrible tragedy that needs to be
Washington Post Staffers Ask Richest Man in the World to Pay Them Fairly

Washington Post Staffers Ask Richest Man in the World to Pay Them Fairly

On Thursday, about 400 staffers at the Washington Post signed an open letter to their newspaper’s owner, Jeff Bezos, politely suggesting that he’s being a cheapskate in their union’s ongoing contract
Boston Globe Columnist Gets Three-Month Unpaid Suspension For Marathon Bombing Story Fabrications

Boston Globe Columnist Gets Three-Month Unpaid Suspension For Marathon Bombing Story Fabrications

The Boston Globe has concluded its reviews of columnist Kevin Cullen’s work and will suspend him for three months without pay, after WEEI radio host Kirk Minihane scrutinized Cullen’s column on the
SB Nation May Like The Brands More Than Good Interviews

SB Nation May Like The Brands More Than Good Interviews

SB Nation published a blog about how Joel Embiid likes a soda that the soda company pays him to say he likes. Yes, it’s as embarrassing and pointless as it sounds. Read more...
Weird FS1 Segment: Say What You Will About Joseph Stalin, But He Had A Sick House

Weird FS1 Segment: Say What You Will About Joseph Stalin, But He Had A Sick House

Today’s World Cup coverage on Fox Sports 1 featured a short segment produced by National Geographic, in which a reporter gave viewers a light-hearted tour of Joseph Stalin’s dacha while going to some
Getty Images Apologizes For Getting Horny Over World Cup Fans

Getty Images Apologizes For Getting Horny Over World Cup Fans

The World Cup is a time to feel great pride for your country, to find an excuse to drink before noon, and to appreciate the athletic feats of some of the finest athletes on the planet. If you work at
We Get Voicemails

We Get Voicemails

This week I wrote something that got widely circulated among angry right-wing people on the internet, which caused my personal contact information to be published online, which allowed me to hear
They Aren't Your Friends

They Aren't Your Friends

A good cover letter apparently should open with an anecdote that displays grit and character and perseverance; it should not just come right out and beg for it. Before I had the slightest idea about
Bleacher Report Founder Wins Right To Put His Sweaty Hands All Over The Gawker Archives

Bleacher Report Founder Wins Right To Put His Sweaty Hands All Over The Gawker Archives

The archives of our former sister site Gawker now belong to this goon. Bryan Goldberg, the founder of Bleacher Report, a sports site for idiots, and Bustle, the women’s site that assumes women are
Weird-As-Hell USA Today Blog Reads Like Ad Copy For The Qatar World Cup

Weird-As-Hell USA Today Blog Reads Like Ad Copy For The Qatar World Cup

We’re all in agreement that holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a bad idea, right? Like, historically bad, since both the oppressive heat and the lack of infrastructure make the tournament such a
If Women's Media Is a Scam, How Come Nobody Ever Calls Sports Media a Scam?

If Women's Media Is a Scam, How Come Nobody Ever Calls Sports Media a Scam?

At any point on any day, I can turn on my TV and with one click of a button have nothing but sports ephemera directly delivered to my brain. I could get it via the myriad iterations of ESPN, or via
How Is This Shit Legal

How Is This Shit Legal

This past spring, Michael Ferro resigned as chairman of publicly traded media-looting hell-company Tronc, Inc., just ahead of the publication of sexual harassment allegations against him. As a parting
SB Nation Is Paying Workers As Little As $3 Per Blog Post

SB Nation Is Paying Workers As Little As $3 Per Blog Post

What’s a fair amount for a billion-dollar company to pay a writer for reporting, writing, and publishing one post per day on the company’s website? Two posts per day? One post per week? Two posts per
The New York Times Really Fucked This One Up

The New York Times Really Fucked This One Up

Yesterday, the New York Times announced that it had hired Sarah Jeong, who is by all accounts an extremely talented tech reporter, as a new member of its editorial board. Today, Jim Hoft, once
Someone Is Going to Get Killed

Someone Is Going to Get Killed

Before too long, a reporter will become a direct casualty of the Trump era. Read more...
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