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November 01, 2019

Writer Announces He's Joining Deadspin, Is Denounced by Leftwing Twitter Mob as a "Scab," Promptly Quits His Job

I don't care if Deadspin, the piece of crap clickbait mill, survives or not.

I just hope that these union goon enforcer tactics don't force management to hire these losers back.

Sportswriter Alan Goldsher earned the unfortunate distinction of having perhaps one of the most ratioed tweets in Twitter history on Friday after he announced his debut for Deadspin. The opening for new writers at the site came, of course, after its entire staff resigned over objections to decisions made by new owners G/O Media. In about 30 minutes, Goldsher's tweet racked up nearly 1,400 replies and 36 likes...

Twitter addicts love talking about Twitter, and, like drug addicts, have their own private jargon about their sick hobby. "Ratioed" is a Twitter addicts' way of saying "received more disapproving replies than likes," which, being Twitter addicts in need of constant superficial validation by strangers, they take to be like just the worst thing ever, the ultimate punishment, the darkest cell in the ninth circle of Hell.

A deluge of negative tweets followed -- many of them simply saying "scab," a derogatory term for someone who crosses a picket line during a strike.


Goldsher deleted his tweet and announced he had a change of heart. "I've listened to the room, and I'm out of Deadspin," he tweeted.

The "room." Again, this is junkie jargon. It's a delusion, pretending you're in a real room with real people when you're just a sad lonely fool wasting time on twitter.

He means "the mob."

Goldsher's apology earned him respect across the media Twitterverse.

More jargon: "The media Twitterverse" means "a bunch of absolute nobodies working for sub-poverty wages and who are overpaid for their level of talent but who have a blue checkmark for Twitter (which only means that they have some kind of part-time job for a media "company," which just means "a blog")."

And since these unaccomplished nobodies have not accomplished anything, they take having that Blue Checkmark as a serious accomplishment.

It's a tribal identifier, and a mark of distinction, but only to other unaccomplished, impoverished nobodies sweating out clickbait for one dollar per thousand impressions.

Fighting for a job at Deadspin or Kotaku is like campaigning really hard to win a specialty award at the Adult Video Awards, you know?

End of the day, you're just knocking yourself out for the chance to win a ribbon that says Best C***s****r.

Open Thread!

Finally, I get to sleep in. No roadwork on Saturday.

Below, the Trump rally in Tupelo, Mississippi. Which I think is the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

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