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Dead LettersWelcome to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors and writers are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your letters.  

This special edition of Dead Letters comprises some emails and direct messages from people mad about a blog I wrote earlier this week about Eric Sollenberger, Barstool Sports, and how the media covers them. This post does not include any of the messages calling me a stupid cunt or scumbag trash or a fucking bitch or petty bitch or piece of shit or the one telling me I need take a “deep dick.” You’ll have to find those on Twitter. Now for your letters.

Subject: FUCK YOU LAURA

From: Patrick Ingraham <ptingraham@gmail.com>

To: Laura Wagner

Seriously, though Laura. You come across as a petty, jealous bitch. And I’m sure you’re just going to ignore this because you think you’re better than others—and write it off as “misogynistic” and whatever other feminist bullshit you have to tell yourself—because you live in NY and work for Deadspin. You’re a fucking loser Laura. I’m sorry you’re a fucking loser who ruins fun things and hates other people having joy or laughter in their life. Hope Univision cuts the cord on that dumpster fire of a company of yours, especially after you fucking bashed them (don’t bite the hand that feeds you, fucking morons). Go play in traffic. Fare thee well

Patrick T. Ingraham

Subject: A Few Questions

From: Benjamin Aaron Porter <bap2150@columbia.edu>

To: Laura Wagner

Hi Laura,

I’m writing to find out your motives for releasing the personal information of one “PFT Commenter”. From one journalist to another, I am interested in learning the reasoning behind the move. On the surface, it appears to be the result of jealousy and being desperate for page views. Is this a cry for help? A personal vendetta that you had to address? I’m sure a woman of your stature has clear motivations for doxxing a relatively well-liked Internet personality.

Thank you

Subject: You are disgusting

From: Mike <rmstanley@gmail.com>

To: Laura Wagner

You suck and you all write like Magary and are all SJW cucks like he is. I hate all of you.

Hail TRUMP

Sent from my iPhone

Subject: (No subject)

From: @tomwalinski

To: @laurawags

PFT Commenter is not Dave Portnoy. Plenty of stoolies recognize Portnoy is a chode but the total utility we get from the rest of Barstool far exceeds what we lose from him. People love PFT. You won’t even make a dent in the rocket ship

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Subject: Errors in your article

From: Corey Krupa <coreykrupa@icloud.com>

To: Laura Wagner

Laura,

I have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. When I read your article about PFT and Barstool, I could clearly see how biased you are. You’re essentially the Fox News of sports journalists.

You claimed that PFT’s name could be figured out with a simple google search and that he didn’t have anything to hide. However, he claims he was arrested about 14 years ago for public intoxication.

This probably could’ve been found with a simple google search. That’s the definition of irony and bad reporting.

Anyways, you’re a pathetic human being and have fun going down with that sinking ship known as Deadspin.

You’ll never make it as a Big J Journalist. You’ll never have the success that PFT enjoys and you’ll never have the kind of wealth that he has earned.

Have a nice life and enjoy being miserable. It’s people like you that make Barstool the thriving media organization that it is.

Viva La Stool,

Corey

Sent from my iPhone

Subject: DOCKS PFT HUH

From: John McDonald <mcdonaldjohn21@gmail.com>

To: Laura Wagner

HA HA HA WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO DOCKS PFT. HE SHOWED YOU. RIGHT AFTER HE SENT THE EMAIL THAT MADE YOU LOOK LIKE A TOTAL BUFFOON YOU OF COURSE DIDNT HAVE A RESPONSE BECAUSE GAWKER IS DEAD. DEAD. WHY CANT YOU JUST ECXEPT THAT. LISTEN MISS YOU DONT HAVE THE CHOPS NOR DO YOU HAVE THE HOPS TO MAKE IT IN THIS LEAGUE. LOL. TRY KNITTING, MAYBE DIPPIN DOTS AT THE MALL IF YOU ARE LUCKY TO STRILL HAVE THEM IN YOUR MALL. LOL. YOU HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY OWNED ONLINE. LOL.

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @SeanMMontiel

To: @laurawags

Question - for someone who claims to not want to be the attention of Barstool personalities and their fans, why do you write so often about the company? Is it a work mandate, personal drive to bring it down, etc.? Because to dox PFT out of nowhere will certainly bring the stoolies to your attention, but I’m sure that whatever they say will be fodder for your next article about how terrible Barstool’s fans are

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Subject: On behalf of the millions of AWLs

From: Vincent Maldonado <vincent.maldonado812@gmail.com>

To: Laura Wagner

Hey Laura,

In case you haven’t heard it enough times already, I’m here to remind you that your article about PFT Commenter is absolute trash. While reading, I kept thinking to myself that you were going to break news pertaining to some massive misdoings that PFT has committed in the past. Instead, you came off as a (pardon my french) whiny bitch. You seem as though , and this is just my take here, that you are genuinely jealous of his success and wish as though you were a big J just like him. Truth be told Laura, you just proved to a whole lotta people that you don’t have what it takes to hold PFT’s jockstrap, and you should probably consider another profession. I’m sure you’re a good person but we all have our flaws and jealousy is clearly a glaring opportunity for you.

Please do your best to no longer lose sleep at night knowing PFT has what you never will, success and a massive, loyal following.

Good luck on the job search!

-Vinny (Award Winning Listener)

PS- Based on the amount of bitching and whining you did in your poorly written article, I’m sure you are in need of a tissue. I suggest Kleenex over Puffs. I have really bad allergies this time of year and Kleenex enriched with aloe have really been getting the job done.

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Subject: Great article today

From: William Bevevino <bbev@bu.edu>

To: Laura Wagner

Just kidding, it sucked.

Have you listened to PMT? it’s pretty funny.

Your article isn’t journalism btw.

Best,

Billy

Subject: (No subject)

From: @nparker04

To: @laurawags

The amount of real estate Barstool owns in that pea brain of yours is almost as comical as your articles. Pathetic!

How does it feel to be the most hated person on the internet?? Defend your self fool!

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Subject: Your terrible article on “PFT Commenter”

From: Nick Shaw <nickshaw00@gmail.com>

To: Laura Wagner

So do you empty-headed ideologues just use a template nowadays? You all sound exactly alike - stupid, bitter and delusional.

Amazing you think anyone’s buying it!

In the words of your own ilk, “be better.”

Best,

Nick

Subject: (No subject)

From: @keithsayko

To: @laurawags

Cunt.

Subject: PFT Piece

From: Catherine McNamara

To: Laura Wagner

Hi Laura,

I’m very disappointed in your piece. Arguing for accountability is possible without unethical doxxing. This holds particularly true for person who has, multiple times, spoken against the actions of both his boss and the few but crazed followers of his podcast.

Please don’t dox me for disagreeing with you. A reminder that disclosing personal information in a predatory way without consent is actually bad.

Catherine

Subject: (No subject)

From: @Kyle_Walker7

To: @laurawags

I can’t wait till Univision fires you’re no talent ass It’s funny how jealous you are of barstool Also please go on one date with el Pres, it’ll be great content

Yeah but you actually have no talent except for being petty

T minus 2 months and change till you’re fired.

Better get all those barstool hit pieces in when you can

Subject: PFT Commenter

From: Evan <evanw2192@yahoo.com>

To: Laura Wagner

Must be hard to see a former contributor to your garbage website go off and have massive success. And he is right, there is something for everyone at barstool. As opposed to Deadspin, which panders to Social justice warriors and coffee shop hipsters, which make up like 5% of sports fans. No wonder your website is in the shitter.

Aside from Hulk Hogan bankrupting Gawker, ofcourse.

Sent from my iPhone

Subject: (No subject)

From: Thomas Anderson <ande8502@umn.edu>

To: Laura Wagner

At least PFT will be employed in a month or so time. Something that can’t be said for you or your coworkers. Maybe if you hadn’t tanked Deadspin by writing nothing but complete shit for the last 3 or 4 years straight (except Magary).

Do you actually think that your piece makes you come across as the good guy? If so WOW.

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @NYRStoolie

To: @laurawags

Why would you do this to PFT? This is mean spirited, and I hope Deadspin dies, taking your career with it.

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Subject: Deadspin/Barstool

From: Taylor Lecavalier <taylorlecavalier@yahoo.com>

To: Laura Wagner

Saw your article on PMT, lot of crying in there how barstool is racist and sexist..I’m guessing you’re a good liberal, when in doubt? Cry racism and sexism.. you think trumps racist, you have white guilt, we get it..google imaged you.. no wonder you’re jealous of the women at bstool..yikes

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Subject: What the heck?

From: Eddie McGolrick <eddiemcgolrick@yahoo.com>

To: Laura Wagner

You probably think I am going to come flying into your inbox with inflammatory comments and rude names, as a typical ‘Stoolie’ might do. I do not care about Barstool at all. I barely even care about Pardon My Take. But I think PFT is brilliant and I don’t get why you had to ruin the fun of a perfectly innocent gag. Honestly just a lame move on your part.

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Subject: Pft article

From: Preston Sachs <preston_sachs@yahoo.com>

To: Laura Wagner

Piece of shit piece of wrote about pft. Just thought I’d stop by and share that with you. You truly do suck at your job.

Sent from my iPhone

Subject: Hey

From: Bobby Zanotti <robertzanotti1@gmail.com>

To: Laura Wagner

Hey Laura,

You really suck at this journalism thing, avg. of 15 likes on a tweet of yours!?!? Slow down! Quit taking the world by storm! High schoolers do better than that. Not to mention, your parent company and blog are on the verge of failure — and they’ll realize you don’t add any sort of value to the company. That’ll make my day, and then Barstool will suck you up from those evil private equity giants, just like you’d hope!!

Hope all is well

Subject: (No subject)

From: @BradySchneck

To: @laurawags

You’re pathetic and I hope that article gets you plenty of clicks. Sad.

Subject: (No subject)

From: @Orgitangles

To: @laurawags

I think it’s very sad that you wish to harm my friend that has no intentions other than entertaining the masses and making a living. I wish no ill will upon you, but I hope you reflect on how poor this looks for you and a “sports media” company like Dedspun.

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @BarneyVarm

To: @laurawags

Doxing pft was a really fucking stupid move, Laura. You should feel bad

[Three hours later]

That was rude of me I’ve had time to reflect and I apologize.

Subject: (No subject)

From: @comedianian98

To: @laurawags

You’re a horrible person. Like horrible at being a person. You embarrassed yourself with that attempt to dive into the subtle truth to all of Barstool’s “chauvinism”. The bullshit is overwhelming.

Don’t do my boy like that.

Subject: (No subject)

From: @ccgarrity

To: @laurawags

Hey, I’m sure you guys over there know this already, but you’re completely irrelevant. Your article made me lol thinking about how proud it probably made you for thinking you were dropping bombshell, career-ending news about someone. The jealousy is so apparent!

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @gabepls

To: @laurawags

I have to admit, I am a pardon my take fan I really do not like barstool as A whole and I agree with what you said about the company. I just think it’s somewhat unfair to put it all on PFT. His boss is a piece of shit though

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @Minnowson

To: @laurawags

Please don’t refer to yourself as a journalist. Your articles are absolutely pathetic and very nice attempt at trying to save your career by throwing PFT under the bus. That is all. Hope you find another job when deadspin goes under

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @chrisrokusek

To: @laurawags

Don’t get why you’d out PFT’s identify. It’s people like you, who have no respect for other humans that cause problems in this world. If you do have a real reason for outing him please let me know. Not going to read your weird obsessive article about him though.

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @derricka9

To: @laurawags

What kind of high did you get publishing that article, you narc. I’d trust Adolph Hitler with my oven over you.

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Subject: (No subject)

From: @GrapesMurphy

To: @laurawags

Your a real piece of shit you know that? I don’t think the internet is for you.