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Tommy Craggs, Deadspin’s editor, tells critics where to stick it

Thursday, January 17, 2013

For those absorbed by the hottest sports story going, the caper involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s virtual girlfriend, and which was broken by Deadspin, the online alternative to rah-rah sports journalism, it’s worth noting that Deadspin’s editor-in-chief is former SF Weekly staff writer Tommy Craggs. (He departed the ex-Village Voice Media organ during more prosperous days back in 2005, shortly after John Mecklin left as editor.) And, for the record, Craggs couldn’t care less about what anyone from the Boston Globe or other mainstream media critics say about the site. From Poynter:

When asked about his reaction to The Boston Globe calling Deadspin “a website that has broken some high-profile stories but not an outlet regarded for journalistic standards,” Craggs says: “Whatever. Why should I care what a craven, slipshod outfit like the Boston Globe thinks of my ‘journalistic standards’?”


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