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John Skipper blasts “false narratives,” defends ESPN’s journalism

ESPN president John Skipper did a featured one-on-one interview to kick off the 17th annual NeuLion Sports Media & Technology Conference in New York Wednesday, and he pulled no punches when discussing the company’s critics. The general discussion about ESPN recently has involved their increasing rights payouts and decreasing subscriber revenue (leaving them with over […]


Tony Kornheiser asks Howard Fineman if Tea Party members are “like ISIS trying to establish a caliphate”

ESPN frequently talks about staying out of politics (see the nixing of then-presidential-candidate Obama as a B.S. Report guest, the suspension of Curt Schilling, and the recent cancellation of Andy Katz’s non-partisan Sirius XM political show after one week), but they keep getting dragged into the political arena anyway thanks to the comments of their […]


PBS teams with New York Times for daily fantasy/online betting investigation, documentary

PBS’ Frontline has produced some terrific sports journalism over the years, particularly with the “League Of Denial” documentary on the NFL and concussions (initially in partnership with ESPN, before they pulled out), and now they’re teaming up with another big outlet to cover sports betting and the ongoing saga of daily fantasy. That other outlet would […]

in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Sharing of Bautista bat flip GIF/video shows social value, goes against leagues’ typical approach

In a week where both SB Nation had Twitter accounts suspended over sharing highlight GIFs, Major League Baseball showed the value of being seemingly-less restrictive with GIFs and videos. Not only were GIFs and videos of Jose Bautista’s incredible bat-flip Wednesday posted to both the Toronto Blue Jays’ official Twitter and Vine accounts, has almost 2,500 retweets; both […]


Jason Whitlock’s feud with Greg Howard and Deadspin goes nuclear

The war of words between new Fox Sports employee Jason Whitlock and Deadspin’s Greg Howard continues to escalate. Whitlock blasted Howard on his new site Wednesday, and Howard fired back Thursday on his personal Kinja blog, taking this feud to a whole new level. He started off by responding to Whitlock’s criticisms of him, and particularly Whitlock’s discussion of […]