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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 08:21:07 AM »
There's one guy who had better not ever, ever, ever slip up.


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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 08:32:15 AM »
Daulerio was on his 11th night in a row of drinking during the interview?  Good grief.

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 08:33:40 AM »
He doesn't just need a shrink, he needs an intervention.

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 08:35:55 AM »
Here's what I took from the story:

1. Daulerio is a binge drinker.
2. He's an asshole.
3. He's obsessed with cocks.
4. He thinks people screwing on the floors of bathrooms is news.

That about it?

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 08:45:32 AM »
5. Applied for a job at ESPN and didn't get an interview.
6. Has unresolved issues with women.

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 08:51:44 AM »
It's aggravating, because he basically apologizes for the horrible news judgment he has...as if ruining a couple of people's lives is just part of the learning process of a young journalist.

The learning process includes minor spelling errors, lack of context to stories, and cliched writing -- not what he's done. Not firebombing every person and story he's ever run into.

I loved Deadspin in its infancy. I thought Will Leitch pushed most of the right buttons and created the perfect site for where sports journalism is (or perhaps was) heading.

Handing Deadspin over to someone without a respect for accuracy or even basic human dignity really pissed me off.

Magary is funny, if not repetitive. Craggs is good at what he does. But they never developed the site the way I think Leitch imagined. I think he wanted it to become an online newspaper that didn't take itself too seriously. A Gen Y newspaper.

Instead, it turned into TMZ. A site for the millenium generation. And the site's success will only spawn more of it.


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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 09:05:45 AM »
If your basic natural instinct is to always be as hurtful as possible, which AJ's clearly is, you should be seeing a shrink. The fact that people's families are also affected by what happens to them came as some sort of new revelation to him, which tells you all you need to know.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 09:07:09 AM »
5. Applied for a job at ESPN and didn't get an interview.
6. Has unresolved issues with women.
7. Runs a kick ass, incredibly successful website .

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 09:12:53 AM »
LOL

Frank Deford is clucking at the sight.

Don't you have another "soccer sucks" column you can write, Frank?

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 09:16:44 AM »
I think [Leitch] wanted it to become an online newspaper that didn't take itself too seriously. A Gen Y newspaper.


Eh, if you read "God Save The Fan," Leitch says what essentially inspired him to create Deadspin was the Ron Mexico-gave-me-herpes story, and that he couldn't believe ESPN ignored the lawsuit. It was when he realized the media organization that controlled the narrative of the sports landscape was too in bed with the people it was covering. So I'm not sure that quite fits with the "Generation Y" theory.

I feel like, in the traditional sports media, we spend a little too much time fretting over Deadspin's impact on traditional journalism. It's a different business, even if readers often can't tell the difference. I'd never have the stomach for what Daulerio does. But I can't tell you there is no value in it.

I think the saddest part of that story was clearly the part about the dad having a breakdown, begging him to take down the video of his daughter getting fucked on the bathroom floor. When Deadspin lampoons regular people -- not celebrities -- just for the yuks, that's when I feel a little ill for reading.

But then you think about how celebrities are real people too, and despite money, fame and arrogance, their families get hurt by this stuff too, and then your head starts to hurt.

Still, as we've said before, what I do and what Deadspin does is like comparing apples to muppets. So I don't fret over it too much.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 09:23:26 AM »
5. Applied for a job at ESPN and didn't get an interview.
6. Has unresolved issues with women.
7. Runs a kick ass, incredibly successful website .
.... for morons who want to read the words "dong" and "fuck" in every variation, every three words.

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 09:28:06 AM »
How far can 100K get you in New York City? Is that good? Bad? Good enough?
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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2011, 09:30:08 AM »
I'm not a huge fan of the TMZ stuff but placing the blame on the writer for "the collateral damage to the families" just rings empty.  

The blame lies with the perpetrators, it is their responsibility to think of the implications of their actions, not the reporters/messengers.

Similarly, the content is to be judged by the readers.  If the readers are devouring it, its a problem with our educators, not the writers.

Deadspin has brought things to light that were previously suppressed and that's a good thing.

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2011, 09:48:58 AM »
How far can 100K get you in New York City? Is that good? Bad? Good enough?

Our family of two lives in Manhattan for much less than that so I think 100K would be plenty. And we eat well, have cable, go out, etc. 

The burnout thing is fairly common to Gawker editors, at least on the main site. They've gone through numerous editors, several of whom said they left because of burnout, the pace, Denton or the fact they couldn't handle basically being assholes all day long. Then again, many have returned, only to leave a second time.

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011, 09:49:58 AM »
He posted a video of a girl getting nailed on the bathroom floor?

I like the site, but I can't defend that.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2011, 09:53:21 AM »
He posted a video of a girl getting nailed on the bathroom floor?

I like the site, but I can't defend that.

It was filmed at the new Cowboys Stadium, which was the sports angle.
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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2011, 09:54:13 AM »
5. Applied for a job at ESPN and didn't get an interview.
6. Has unresolved issues with women.
7. Runs a kick ass, incredibly successful website .

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2011, 09:56:38 AM »
He posted a video of a girl getting nailed on the bathroom floor?

I like the site, but I can't defend that.

It was filmed at the new Cowboys Stadium, which was the sports angle.

OK, I do vaguely remember that. If I had to take a call like that from a parent, I think I'd be quitting the next day.
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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2011, 09:58:17 AM »
He posted a video of a girl getting nailed on the bathroom floor?

I like the site, but I can't defend that.

It was filmed at the new Cowboys Stadium, which was the sports angle.

According to the story (which you posted so I don't know how you didn't pick this up), the video was from Bloomington, Ind., and was a follow-up to the Cowboys video. AJ imagined it as a series on bathroom sex. He's a visionary.

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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2011, 11:42:21 AM »
He posted a video of a girl getting nailed on the bathroom floor?

I like the site, but I can't defend that.

It was filmed at the new Cowboys Stadium, which was the sports angle.

According to the story (which you posted so I don't know how you didn't pick this up), the video was from Bloomington, Ind., and was a follow-up to the Cowboys video. AJ imagined it as a series on bathroom sex. He's a visionary.

I thought Mizzou was talking about the initial video. My bad. Sorry.
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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2011, 12:03:00 PM »
There's one guy who had better not ever, ever, ever slip up.
You mean, *other* than bong hits and popping Adderall?

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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2011, 12:06:34 PM »
Yeah. He even said in the story that he's well aware that dirt on him will likely surface in the future and that he'd take his medicine.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2011, 01:54:18 PM »
He's a scumbag. He's no better than Perez Hilton when it comes to utter classlessness and douchebaggery.
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Re: GQ profiles Deadspin's Daulerio
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2011, 02:21:43 PM »
He's a scumbag. He's no better than Perez Hilton when it comes to utter classlessness and douchebaggery.


More like Tucker Maxx.
But certainly the same ilk.

(sigh) nonetheless, I check the site several times a day - though I do NOT read many of the stories.
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