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Deadspin editor quits, blasts G/O management

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Regan MacNeil, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    All those quotes from players angry at the WSOP for not canceling yet. Um, could you just not go and maybe take responsibility for yourself?
    cake in the rain and wicked like this.
  2. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    and he's being derided as a scab. always fun when woke twitter eats its own.
  3. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I didn’t know Chuck Modiano before these posts. I know Jesse Spector a little.

    Man those guys are taking abuse
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    They signed up for it. They knew the wimps of the writing world would go at them. Bat them like flies.
  5. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Next up: cruise ships!

    “Instead of the 30-day pause that Trump announced today in a pledge to keep this great and important industry going, let's take this opportunity to push the entire disgusting business out to sea and give it the Viking funeral it so richly deserves.”

  6. Kolchak

    Kolchak Active Member

    Isn't real Deadspin about aggregating someone else's story but with the writer emphasizing the most important thing about that story, which is him or herself?
  7. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    It's not great but it's not nearly that bad.
  8. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Addendum - One of the friction points between Deadspin and G/O Media over the years was the fact that the comment system on the site was like, super broken - it didn't let you login or even load half the time. That had been going on for years, and the Deadspin walkout was in early November. It's five months later, and I guess it'll just never be fixed, because you have writers on other sites just openly sniping at management in articles - Like at the end of a Kotaku piece on the new FF7's ending: "Now, assuming you can get G/O Media’s broken comments system to function for you, discuss! What’d you think of that ending?"

    It doesn't surprise me when like, internal technical issues are left to fester forever - At past newspapers, the "tech guy" was like someone the owner knew that could hook up a couple computers. But it always amazes me when it's like, this big international company, and a very public-facing problem like this just doesn't get fixed for literally years now.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  10. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    So are they gonna post revenge porn that gets The Daily Beast sued? Or is AJ Daulerio not part of this reunion?
  11. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    These guys are becoming the Nigel Farage of sports media.

    The world is staring down the barrel and the Deadspin folks still need their attention.
    SFIND, Sports Barf and Double Down like this.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Other than David Roth, I really don't know who is longing to read any of what these guys have to say in this moment.

    I'll admit I found value in Deadspin as a whole and think Roth has written better columns about Trump than pretty much anyone, but the rest of them ... meh.
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