Bill Simmons tells the Poynter Institute that he cut Mark Cuban's homophobic joke from a podcast earlier this month because, "From our standpoint, had we left that joke in the podcast, we would have been condoning it." Simmons made his first public remarks about the incident to Jason Fry of ESPN's Poynter Project (a partnership between ESPN and the Poynter Institute that monitors the network's ethics) in a story published this afternoon.
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The Onward State tweet that erroneously reported Joe Paterno's death Saturday night and led to an avalanche of false reports in other outlets was based on the work of two student reporters: One was snookered by a false email, and one overstated his knowledge of the events, according to the site's co-founder.
When we first offered up our recent Bill O'Reilly discovery
to the hounds of the Internet, we knew that would prick up more than a
few interested ears. It would have been remarkable enough that the same
falafel-loving Fox news blowhard who's earned his spot in our Unsexiest
hall of fame (#58 and 2006, and #16 in 2007) wrote for the Phoenix way
back in the ‘70s.