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May 09, 2019

Woke "Sports" Clickbait Site Deadspin: There Is No Real Difference in Male and Female Athletic Performance, Except For Those Differences Sociiiiiety Falsely Conditions Us To Believe In

Everyone knows this by now, but the #Woke Death Spiral always goes the same way:

1. Social Justice warriors invade a hobby -- usually, one favored by men -- in order to "deproblematize" it and make it "welcoming" towards people who don't enjoy the hobby and have no intention of every joining the hobby.

2. Over the course of a year or 18 months, the hobby is reconfigured to be less and less about the hobby itself, and more and more just about "social justice."

3. Then the hobby dies.

Which, more often than not, was a secondary goal of the Social Justice Warriors. Plan A is to turn the hobby into an indoctrination vehicle.

If Plan A doesn't work, then Plan B -- destroy the hobby completely -- is a perfectly felicitous outcome.

If something can't be used to propagandize for the left, it does not deserve, and cannot be permitted, to exist.

So now here's a "sports" site, Deadspin, offering its considered opinion that testosterone has nothing to do with muscular development, and muscle power has nothing to do with achievement in sport.




So definitely listen to them about the Brewers' pitching and stuff.

Take this as a bit of companion information to the article about the Cubs banning a paying customer for giving the OK sign.

Oh, and how are those Social Justice Clickbait sites doing lately?

I hear they're doing grrrrrreat!



Spoiler alert: It wasn't and it isn't.

That's an interesting thread, by the way.

Even Vox, itself a #Woke clickbait mill extravagantly funded by VCs and corporate sugar daddies, admits clickbait mills aren't doing so well -- themselves included.

Just a few years ago, big media companies were falling over themselves to bet on Vice Media. Disney made the biggest bet, by putting more than $400 million into the swashbuckling digital publisher.

Now, Disney says all of the money it put into Vice has been incinerated: In investor filings Wednesday, Disney said it no longer thinks it will ever get any return on the investment it made in Vice — a company that at one point was supposedly worth $5.7 billion.

Vice is still worth something, in some investors’ eyes. Last week, a group of lenders said they put a fresh round of $250 million into the company.

...

Mic, which raised more than $60 million, sold for less than $5 million late last year.

Mashable, which was valued at about $250 million in 2016, sold for less than $50 million in 2017.

The properties formerly known as Gawker Media, plus the Onion and other sites, just sold for a price that’s likely well below $50 million; Univision, the TV conglomerate which sold them off, had paid $135 million for the Gawker sites alone in 2016.

We don't (yet) know the value that Comcast, which put a collective $600 million into Vox Media (which owns this site), and BuzzFeed over the past few years, now thinks those two publishers are worth. But it's a reasonable bet that Comcast thinks they are worth less than it thought in 2015.

Oh, and:

LEARN TO CODE, FAILURES.






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