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ESPN Cancels Barstool Show

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If you’re cashing checks from them, are you really satirizing them?
     
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    It's parody, certainly, but I'm not sure it qualifies as satire.
     
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    This is dumb
     
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I mean this as a compliment. You write eloquent posts like the one above that, unfortunately, disintegrate soon as you do the God thing. I often imagine what it would be like to read your common sense thoughts and bits of wisdom without the religious infusions.
     
  5. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    Not to speak about @Alma like he's not in the room, but his faith infuses and informs his thoughts. Asking him to separate them is like telling someone that you'd like to see him try walking without his legs.
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Barstool becoming too racist even for Barstool:

    Barstool Sports

    I've Made The Executive Decision To Shut Down The Comment Section Until Further Notice
     
  7. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    This would be like if Trump just now became outraged that some of his supporters don’t like immigrants and blocked them.
     
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  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    There are a few posters over there that can be very clever and funny when they want to be, and a lot of them are just not nearly as smart and as funny as they think they are.
     
  9. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Active Member

    You just described every entertainment/sports/pop culture website ever.
     
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  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Fair point.
    Portnoy is a problem, but he's not THE problem.
    He could have and should have nipped this in the bud a long time ago.
     
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but if you're Barstool, why even exist at that point? Is hating women enough to keep them afloat if hating blacks is suddenly unacceptable?
     
  12. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Active Member

    You just said it. He could have and should have put a stop to this long ago. He sets the tone for the site; he hires the voices he wants to read/hear. If The Ringer suddenly morphed into a bunch of racist/sexist shitposts, we'd surely blame Simmons, right? Portnoy definitely is the problem here.
     
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