How Deadspin Fucked Up The Cory Gardner Story

On Wednesday, Deadspin published a story questioning the football bona fides of U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican who's running for the Colorado Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Mark Udall. We fucked up. After the story was published, the main source we'd relied on reversed himself on a key point, and… » 10/16/14 3:01pm 10/16/14 3:01pm

Penelope Cruz Fucks a Steak

Penelope Cruz, breasts on radiant display, covers the November issue of Esquire, the storied magazine for men who wear statement socks. She is, for the moment, the Sexiest Woman Alive. But the article about her, by two-time National Magazine Award-winning journalist and Deadspin Good Writering Award winner Chris… » 10/13/14 1:56pm 10/13/14 1:56pm

Emails: Vice Requires Writers to Get Approval to Write About Brands

At most media organizations, there's a "Chinese wall" between editorial and advertising operations—each department operating independently of one another. At Vice Media—marketing shop first, editorial brand second—that's not quite how it works, according to a series of emails published to Twitter by recently departed… » 10/02/14 12:32pm 10/02/14 12:32pm

The Association For Women In Sports Media Will Keep The NFL's Money

Well, this is awkward. Since 2011, the NFL—no great friend to women, including the ones who work in sports mediahas been a sponsor for the convention for AWSM, the Association for Women in Sports Media. How much does the NFL give? The league's last IRS tax form available online, from 2012, lists a $15,000 donation to… » 9/24/14 6:15pm 9/24/14 6:15pm

Reports: San Francisco Giants Boycotting Long-Time Beat Reporter

Yesterday CSN Bay Area's Giants beat writer, Andrew Baggarly, reported that San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo and coach Shawon Dunston "exchanged heated words with raised voices, causing Bruce Bochy to emerge from his office to intervene." Fast forward to today, and something weird was happening during… » 9/23/14 11:01pm 9/23/14 11:01pm

Peter King Thinks He Thinks You Think Goodell Is Doing A Good Job, Maybe

There's an NBC News/Marist poll going around—maybe you've seen it—in which 606 adults answered questions about the NFL's and Roger Goodell's handling of its various domestic violence scandals. One of the questions asks whether respondents think Roger Goodell should resign; 29 percent of them say yes, 43 percent say… » 9/22/14 11:35am 9/22/14 11:35am

ESPNers Are Pissed At The NFL Over Its Ray Rice Video Claims

There is every reason to believe that the NFL is lying, that league executives had seen the video of Ray Rice punching out his fiancée—not least of which is the fact that at least one NFL reporter described the contents of the tape, accurately and in detail, months before it was released by TMZ. » 9/09/14 2:07pm 9/09/14 2:07pm

Peter King Issues Statement On His Ray Rice Reporting, Self-Immolates

One strange aspect of the ongoing Ray Rice fiasco is that the NFL is vigorously denying it ever saw a video of Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator, flatly contradicting what top football reporters were saying both publicly and privately over the summer. As we and others have noted, foremost among… » 9/08/14 2:56pm 9/08/14 2:56pm

Is Glenn Greenwald Still "Red-Hot"? The Politico Investigates

Politico Magazine is a magazine edition of The Politico—America's worst publication—whose mission is "to pull back from the flood to understand what it's all about." The flood, in that metaphor, is supposed to be the tremendous churning hourly volume of vacuous meta- and meta-meta-political Narrative and Controversy… » 9/05/14 7:48am 9/05/14 7:48am

The Huffington Post’s Latest Hire: A 9/11 Truther

Late last night, Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington announced that her company had hired 33-year-old Donté Stallworth, the former NFL wide receiver, to cover national security as a paid editorial fellow. One problem: Stallworth apparently believes that the September 11, 2001 attacks were an inside job. » 9/04/14 11:32am 9/04/14 11:32am