Fox Sports Writers Say Departed Deadspin 'Thugs' Damaged Sports Journalism

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NewsBusters—As the Deadspin empire crumbles to the ground and fresh copy is hard to find on the site, sports talkers Jason Whitlock and Clay Travis delivered "eulogies" that weren't pretty. Many of the irreverent leftist writers and editors at Deadspin have quit or been fired for refusing new management's order to do straight sports.

Deadspin writers revolt, say they’re quitting over ‘stick to sports’ memo. Things are spinning out of control over at Deadspin. Several staffers at the news site announced their resignations on Wednesday — amid a struggle with their G/O Media bosses who recently issued a memo telling writers to file only sports stories. The internal revolt began Tuesday with rebellious staffers continuing to write non-sports stories —