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Sportswriter Sues New York Post After Being Fired For Anti-Trump Tweet

Sportswriter Sues New York Post After Being Fired For Anti-Trump Tweet

NFL reporter Bart Hubbuch was fired a few weeks ago by the New York Post for a tweet that compared Donald Trump’s inauguration to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. He’s now suing the Post, claiming that firing
Everything About This Breitbart Interview With Sean Spicer Is Nuts

Everything About This Breitbart Interview With Sean Spicer Is Nuts

For a far-right blog with white nationalist ties, Breitbart has gained incredible access to the White House. Trump’s inner circle is populated with numerous alumni, and today, their fawning pro-Trump
Peter King Got Irate At Bleacher Report Over A Dumb Tom Brady Quote

Peter King Got Irate At Bleacher Report Over A Dumb Tom Brady Quote

Proprietor of Sports Illustrated’s MMQB and Tom Brady stenographer Peter King had a meltdown yesterday over a tweet from Bleacher Report:Read more...
Don't Volunteer To Be Ambushed On Television

Don't Volunteer To Be Ambushed On Television

This week, Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, Tucker Carlson’s Inexplicable Tenth Shot At Hosting A Cable News Show. Read more...
I Don't Want To Hear Another Fucking Word About John McCain Unless He Dies Or Actually Does Something Useful For Once

I Don't Want To Hear Another Fucking Word About John McCain Unless He Dies Or Actually Does Something Useful For Once

John McCain—the original Maverick, ol’ Walnuts, the brave teller of truths—is somehow once again positioning himself, to credulous journalists, as a renegade Republican who isn’t afraid to buck his
Chill With The "Journalists Are Heroes" Thing

Chill With The "Journalists Are Heroes" Thing

Whoa now. Everyone take a deep breath.Read more...
No, We Definitely Do Want To Take Billionaires' Money

No, We Definitely Do Want To Take Billionaires' Money

Can you imagine telling an inequality-wracked world that we might not want to take away a billionaire’s money? Absurd. And poorly argued! Read more...
Unpaid SB Nation Writer Did Plagiarism, Got "Fired"

Unpaid SB Nation Writer Did Plagiarism, Got "Fired"

One of the hundreds of unpaid randos who produce the vast majority of the blogs on SB Nation’s network of sites has been, uh, fired(?), after the discovery that she’d extensively plagiarized an
Sacramento Radio Guy Pulled Off Air Over Anti-Vlade Divac Rant

Sacramento Radio Guy Pulled Off Air Over Anti-Vlade Divac Rant

Damien Barling is a co-host of The Lo-Down, a sports talk radio show on Sacramento’s KHTK 1140. Like most everyone, Barling was unhappy with the Kings torpedoing their future by trading DeMarcus
Sportswriters, Send Us Your Funny Old Photos From The Beat

Sportswriters, Send Us Your Funny Old Photos From The Beat

Earlier today, FanRag Sports columnist Jon Heyman tweeted out the above photo of the reporters on the 1990 New York Yankees beat. For those keeping track at home, that is:Read more...
Oregon Coach Willie Taggart Ices Out Beat Reporter For Daring To Report The News

Oregon Coach Willie Taggart Ices Out Beat Reporter For Daring To Report The News

Last month, the Oregonian’s Oregon Ducks football beat reporter Andrew Greif got himself a scoop. He reported on Jan. 16 that three football players had to be hospitalized after grueling offseason
Bleacher Report Deletes Dirk Nowitzki Tweet After Mark Cuban Complains To President Of Turner

Bleacher Report Deletes Dirk Nowitzki Tweet After Mark Cuban Complains To President Of Turner

Last night, Bleacher Report tweeted out a video of Dirk Nowitzki shooting an air ball, captioned “DIRK FOREVER”:Read more...
Deadspin Offers Island And One Million Dollars To First Blog To Unpublish Brand Propaganda

Deadspin Offers Island And One Million Dollars To First Blog To Unpublish Brand Propaganda

Did you hear the cool news? One prospective NFL player could win their own island at the NFL combine if they break the combine record in the 40-yard dash, set by Chris Johnson in 2008. Pretty cool!
You Cretins Are Going To Get Thousands Of People Killed

You Cretins Are Going To Get Thousands Of People Killed

Here’s what you have to understand about the sort of people who become anchors, nonpartisan pundits, centrist columnists, and cable news political correspondents: They didn’t sign up to be the
Columnist Suggests Adrian Peterson Hit His Kid Because He Might Be Descended From Slaves

Columnist Suggests Adrian Peterson Hit His Kid Because He Might Be Descended From Slaves

Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette wrote a column this evening for USA Today’s Wisconsin Network urging the Packers to sign free agent running back Adrian Peterson. He makes the case that
Here Come Big ESPN Layoffs

Here Come Big ESPN Layoffs

It has been widely understood for a while now that ESPN would lay people off in 2017, and Richard Deitsch has some of the details. Via Sports Illustrated: Read more...
The New York Times Is Not Built For This

The New York Times Is Not Built For This

On Sunday, Frank Bruni dedicated his New York Times op-ed column to the way Donald Trump eats steak. This is not the first line of a joke. Read more...
The Future Of Feature Writing Is Woof Woof Bark Aww

The Future Of Feature Writing Is Woof Woof Bark Aww

If you’re a regular reader of feature journalism on the internet, you have encountered what we at Deadspin sometimes refer to as the “Snow Fall” treatment, after the famous New York Times story that
The MMQB Helps Joe Mixon Kick Off His Half-Assed Redemption Tour

The MMQB Helps Joe Mixon Kick Off His Half-Assed Redemption Tour

Albert Breer got to sit down with former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was banished from the NFL combine because he a broke a woman’s face in 2014, and published details of his conversation
Gothamist Deleted Negative Coverage of Its New Owner

Gothamist Deleted Negative Coverage of Its New Owner

DNAinfo, the local-news organization owned by right-wing billionaire Joe Ricketts, announced today that it has purchased Gothamist LLC, a network of web sites covering cities from New York to Los