How Stories About Mundane Things Taking Over Locker Rooms Took Over Sports Media

If you’ve consumed even a tiny bit of sports media in the past few years, you’ve no doubt come across a particular kind of story. It’s a lighthearted one, and the hook is something like, “Hey! Did you know that [group of athletes] are really interested in [non-sports related object or activity]? Isn’t that kind of…

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots…

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Jemele Hill Denies That Chris Berman Left Her A "Racially Disparaging" Voicemail [Update]

Ex-ESPN employee Adrienne Lawrence filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company this past weekend, and her suit included the claim that Chris Berman left SportsCenter host Jemele Hill a “threatening and racially disparaging voicemail.” Hill released a statement this evening, confirming that she had a “personal…