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Deadspin editor quits, blasts G/O management

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

  1. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I think we can all agree that G/O Media really timed this "stick to sports" initiative perfectly, though.
    wicked likes this.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Count me in.
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    The Defecator's "deep diving oral histories" probably will be weirder, so yeah, costs more for parking lot ass-eating videos and gallons of bleach for their eyes.
  4. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    There are many jokes that I am mulling in my head, but to be honest, a group of writers raising around $1 million in a single day is a good thing, no matter what you think of the content. David Roth has written smarter stuff about Trump than literally anyone who has penned anything in the Times Op/Ed pages the last three years, so I am rooting for their success.
    2muchcoffeeman and matt_garth like this.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    That's the first story I would want to read by them, How to Ask for One Million Dollars ... without the pretenses or fuckery.
    PaperDoll and tapintoamerica like this.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    In their defense, is there a better time to do this?

    I didn't know anything about Defector until I saw it here, then Googled and saw it has had stories in the NYT, WaPo, USA Today, Slate, Boston Globe and more. The establishment media loves it some anti-establishment media.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Well, anti-establishment progressive media.

    Again, hope it goes well, root for it. Once Trump's out of office, and he will be soon, it may be a little harder to drum up the nihilistic rage, but I imagine they'll find a way.
    TigerVols likes this.
  8. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    At least there will only be one brief "Why We're Joining The Defector" post. (Cause we all quit in a huff)
    2muchcoffeeman and Songbird like this.
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    This is a tired genre of writing.

    Magary's affected wrath isn't worth a hill of beans right now.
  10. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    The Defector got 10,000 subscribers in its first day. So... it's tired, yes, but there are plenty of people who'll pay to read it.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    How many of those 10K are bots?
  12. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Bots paying money? That would be interesting to see.
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