Friday, April 9, 2010

Will Leitch Left Deadspin Because AJ Daulerio Got Him Pregnant

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As a reader of Deadspin since 2006, I never thought that I would get to the point where I would lose all respect for the blog and cease reading it, but this week's steaming pile of shit by them regarding Scottie and Fish has made me quite angry due to the severe lack of integrity by Deadspin editor AJ Daulerio for publishing the wrong version of a rumor that had been going around campus and then attempting to clarify it in an email exchange with Chris over at The Nova Blog and then a clarification on DeadspinHis bumbling attempts to cover his tracks are nothing but an effort to save face.  Maybe he was trying to point out the ridiculousness of the rumors, but he could have used another example rather than giving global reach to an ugly rumor that was previously only being spread in Villanova circles.  His subtle commentary on the ridiculousness of the situation was not enough as he did not do enough to express his apparent opinion that the rumors were overblown.  He should have been blunt and said outright that the rumors were bullshit, rather than publishing a salacious headline and including e-mails regurgitating the rumor in the article, forcing Villanova SID Mike Sheridan to go on the offensive and deny the whole thing.  Unfortunately, nobody at Nova would have had to say anything if the original story had not been published.  The damage has already been done, and no justification of the original article can take it back.

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