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Women In Sports Journalism Are Still Putting Up With A Lot Of Bullshit

How many women ditch sports journalism because they decide, and understandably so, that it’s not worth all the bullshit? Being called “difficult” or “shrill” or “bitchy.” The energy and time wasted turning down unwanted advances from athletes, fans, and fellow journalists (regardless of if you are single or not). The…

Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note

The New York Times published a profile over the weekend of an Ohio man named Tony Hovater, a co-founder of the white supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party. The piece, by reporter Richard Fausset, was meant to say something profound about the banality of evil—This man shops for groceries! He has a Twin Peaks tattoo!…

Here's What ESPN Employees Are Saying About The Jemele Hill Situation On Their Private Message Board [Update]

ESPN spent this week caving to the most cynically motivated people on the fringes of sports media and their manufactured outrage at SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill’s accurate comments about the president. Thus the network finds itself in the midst of a culture war that’s activated every reactionary attack dog out…

Everything About Disney and ABC's 'Pink Slime' Settlement Should Scare the Hell Out of You

News of perhaps the largest defamation settlement in U.S. history came and went with a whimper last week. In two footnotes in its third-quarter earnings report, The Walt Disney Company whispered that it spent a cool $177 million—not including additional cash from insurers—“in connection with the settlement of…

Bachelor in Paradise Host Thinks 'Journalism Is Dead' Because He Didn't Like Misconduct Investigation Reporting

In a new interview promoting the salvaged current season of Bachelor in Paradise, host Chris Harrison took the time to share his belief that it’s clear that “journalism is dead, and long gone on every level” because of the confusing and disparate reports surrounding the sexual misconduct investigation over a sexual…

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'Fragile, Impetuous, Childlike': Highlights From Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough's Response to Trump

Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have responded to Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter attack, in which the President of the United States and noted misogynist called Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and said that when he saw her at New Year’s “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift” after she…