Deadspin, like the rest of Gawker’s children, doesn’t skimp on click-bait headlines, so it’s not out of the ordinary for them to call ESPN’s Adam Schefter “a vacuous turd who embodies white male privilege.”
BREAKING: Adam Schefter is a vacuous turd who embodies white male privilege https://t.co/jAIW8mBZPd
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 13, 2020
The author of the piece admits that she too is a privileged white person, but she really took offense at this tweet from Schefter. Seriously, this is what set her off:
Three weeks from today is a hugely significant day, with potential ramifications for years to come.
The NFL trade deadline.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2020
Julie DeCaro writes:
This is a poor attempt at humor during a good year, and a “fuck you” to every non-white person who has been and continues to be deeply affected by the actions and policies of Donald Trump in 2020. While the President continues to refuse to disavow white supremacy (shoutout to Jemele Hill, who was light years ahead of the rest of America on this one), while COVID continues to ravage Black and brown communities at two and a half times more than white ones, while people wait in line to vote for upwards of 11 hours in Marietta, Ga., this is the joke Adam Schefter decided to make.
We thought it was a pretty good attempt at humor during an election year … must be the white privilege talking.
Damn. Someone actually wasted time writing this and was paid as well. Crazy world.
— Ronnie K (@RonnieKRadio) October 13, 2020
This is a huge stretch.
— Jon Manley (@manley_tnt) October 13, 2020
— Kris Abbott (@CoolbetKris) October 13, 2020
It’s the “BREAKING” headline that does it for me. Sheesh @Deadspin this is ?
— Tyler Qahhaar (@Mr_TQ) October 13, 2020
I can’t believe more than one person read this and thought it was compelling in any way.
— Carter Mills (@CarterMills10) October 13, 2020
I can't believe I clicked on this shit and read it…
— AP (@akpatel47) October 13, 2020
New Deadspin continues to be the off-brand version of the old Deadspin.
— Matthew Talicska (@yourpaltal) October 13, 2020
Deadspin desperately grasps for relevance, decides to bring The Ratio on itself. pic.twitter.com/7n20vg3fFG
— Dodd (@Amuk3) October 13, 2020
This can’t be a serious article
— YNadaMás (@Sparkz5454) October 13, 2020
Should’ve guessed this was written by Julie Dicaro. How she is employed as a writer by anyone is beyond me.
— John Shadel (@Shado_Potato) October 13, 2020
Lol….this satire is spot on….nicely done @JulieDiCaro
— Steven Ross (@5tevenRo55) October 13, 2020
Seems like @JulieDiCaro was searching for something to complain about today. Article missed the mark.
— K. Mullowney (@KMullowney) October 13, 2020
Might need double rotator cuff surgery after this reach
— Adopt More Dogs (@ThomGR11) October 13, 2020
It’s so sad how far Deadspin has fallen. Now unrecognisable.
— Legal Balling (@Legal_Baller) October 13, 2020
Please stop writing. Excellent, thanks
— Dave Henderson (@DaveHenderson4) October 13, 2020
Thanks for reminding me why I do not read Deadspin.
— TimTimt89 (@TimTimt89) October 13, 2020
Interesting to see this experiment play out in real-time, it’s woke vs. even more woke.
— drgreghouse83 (@drgreghouse83) October 13, 2020
Holy shit has Deadspin become a shell of itself. See ya ✌️
— Calvin Mohr (@clvnmhr) October 13, 2020
Potty language + uberwoke take = great content ?
— Caleb Bacon ? (@CalebEatsBacon) October 13, 2020
If the "writers" at Deadspin had something to contribute to the racial justice discussion, they wouldn't be writing for Deadspin.
— $421 million in debt SOTS (@dshnapper) October 13, 2020
Hilarious that the "new" Deadspin tries to maintain the woke cred of the old crew but is even more insufferable about it. You wouldn't think it possible but here we are.
— Lowell George Washington (@deanriehm) October 13, 2020
Are you serious with this…? If you're offended by this, you need clinical help. Incredible reach.
— Chavis 2020 (@benjah_min) October 13, 2020
— Brian Busenbark (@bboozen) October 13, 2020
— – (@cfhpantera6) October 13, 2020
@twitter where is the unclick button? I really want my click back on this
— Nes Royball (@inesio) October 13, 2020
How much longer until this company shuts down? I’m counting down the days
— very happy rays fan (@HutchChad) October 13, 2020
I think this election is very important and sports and politics can co-exist, but this feels very “outrage culture” when this is pretty harmless joke. I assume theres a follow up article about SNL or other media outlets that aren’t providing sufficient gravity to the election.
— Pat Hart (@HARToftheBUS) October 13, 2020
Oh come on. That was harmless.
— Elaine (@ellevivant) October 13, 2020
Did Julie or Deadspin turn off the comments for this on their website? Lame.
— George (@GeorgeLovell3) October 13, 2020
Awful take and complete click bait. Personally have met him. Nicest guy doesn’t have a bad bone in his body.
— NewYorkHoosier (@NewYorkHoosier) October 13, 2020
— Angelo Fico (@AngieFi7) October 13, 2020
This might be the worst article I’ve ever read.
— Dominick Sardella (@Dom_Sardella) October 13, 2020
Don’t even attempt at joking about anything until after Joe Biden’s elected, OK? Then we can all celebrate by rioting (more).