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How NBC Flubbed Its Coverage, Reported The Wrong Gold Medalist, Then Botched The Correction Of One Of The Most Stunning Upsets In Olympic History

When Ester Ledecká crossed the finish line of this morning’s run of the women’s Super-G a hundredth of a second ahead of reigning gold medalist Anna Veith, the Czech couldn’t believe she’d beaten the Austrian champ. Ledecká, after all, is best known for her achievements in a completely different event: snowboarding,…

WEEI Will Shut Down For A Day To Teach Its Hosts Not To Be Hateful Shitheads

Boston radio station WEEI has had a rough go of it lately: Alex Reimer called Tom Brady’s kid a “pissant” and hasn’t been heard from since; Christian Fauria giggled as he did a racist accent of Brady’s agent Don Yee, and was suspended five days; and Kirk Minihane’s still employed. In an effort to repair whatever image…

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Reading Product Plugs From Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Industry's Twisted Heart

In November, Uproxx editorial director of music Caitlin White published “Breaking Up In Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Own Twisted Heart,” originally under the third-person headline “A Writer Finds Loss And Rebirth In A Road Trip To Joshua Tree.” The post was a true original, alternating intense and writerly…