Bill Conlin's Accusers Speak, Call For End Of Statute Of Limitations

Bill Conlin, the former Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter who left his job after being accused of molesting several children in the 1970s, died in January. Today, four of his accusers—Kelly Hasson Blanchet, Karen Healy-Lange, Christine Guisti, and Dale Elsa Norley—have penned a New York Daily News editorial, in… » 2/20/14 11:13am 2/20/14 11:13am

Two More Women Allege Bill Conlin Molested Them Years Ago

There are new stories in today's Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News regarding long-time Daily News columnist Bill Conlin, and, alongside the claims in Tuesday's Inquirer story, they paint a grim picture, if true. » 12/22/11 11:25am 12/22/11 11:25am

A Guide To The Molestation Allegations Against Bill Conlin

The Philadelphia Inquirer has published its investigation into claims of child sexual abuse against Hall of Fame Daily News columnist Bill Conlin. We teased it earlier, but the details and the number of people willing to go on the record make Nancy Phillips's story a must-read. Here are the essentials. » 12/20/11 5:26pm 12/20/11 5:26pm

Legendary Columnist Bill Conlin Resigns Over Forthcoming Philly Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer's top investigative reporter, Nancy Phillips, has written a story containing what we're told are allegations of child molestation against sportswriter Bill Conlin, a longtime columnist at the rival Daily News. Conlin resigned just moments ago, according to a source at the Daily News. » 12/20/11 1:26pm 12/20/11 1:26pm

Philadelphia Inquirer Encourages Fans To Throw Batteries At Boston's…

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe picked up on a curious editor's note in the Philadelphia Inquirer on March 6. It read: » 3/11/11 11:45am 3/11/11 11:45am

Here's Your Infelicitous Turn Of Phrase Of The Day

Ashley Fox, Philadelphia Inquirer: "Michael Vick once fought and electrocuted dogs. Now, as the Eagles' starting quarterback, he is the most electric player in the National Football League." [Inquirer, image via deviantART] » 11/19/10 2:00pm 11/19/10 2:00pm

Philadelphia Inquirer Writer Compares Phillies Loss To 1906 San…

"When it was over, the town was a charred, smoldering mess—a blackened patch of scorched earth that left the survivors shocked and shattered as they tried to figure out what happened and how to move forward." » 10/25/10 9:51pm 10/25/10 9:51pm

Stephen A. Smith, Philadelphia Inquirer Divorcing For Second Time

The print comeback of Stephen A. Smith has derailed again, as his brief return to the Philadelphia Inquirer as a columinzer is now finished. Mutually. Respectfully. Quite frankly. Statements and farewells from all parties involved after the jump. » 6/30/10 5:30pm 6/30/10 5:30pm

Stephen A. Smith Is Back, And He Requires A Police Escort

Stephen A. is columnizing anew, but only on the condition that he pretend not to have any political opinions. Also, if his Twitter is to be believed, he is now a rock star. [Maynard Institute, Twitter] » 2/08/10 6:05pm 2/08/10 6:05pm

Stephen A. Smith's Return To Print Is Imminent?

After messy arbitration hearings with the Philadelphia Inquirer, it appears the beleaguered paper will announce the unwelcome return of ALL CAPS column-writing. Yes, Stephen A. will be "back on staff" again very, very soon, sources say. Sock? Still retired. » 11/09/09 3:50pm 11/09/09 3:50pm

Stephen A. Smith Heroically Returns To Philly Radio

Stephen A. Smith is back in Philadelphia media, taking a part-time gig at 950 AM 97.5 the Fanatic in Philadelphia to go along with his politically-subversive talking head appearances on CNN and MSNBC. » 10/13/09 1:00pm 10/13/09 1:00pm

Loaded Feature Stories That Make It Abundantly Clear Why Newspapers Suck

Yes, that's Brett Myers, Phillies number two pitcher, who many of you only know as the man who punched his wife in the face outside a Boston bar back in June of 2006 » 10/29/08 11:15am 10/29/08 11:15am. Given his penchant for violence and , it would seem completely ridiculous for a newspaper to do a feature story on Myers' part-time hobby: But that's…