Chaos at Deadspin: Staff Revolts Against ‘Stick to Sports’ Mandate From Private Equity Overlords, Editor Sacked

Deadspin editors formed a revolt which resulted in the sacking of its deputy editor, Tuesday, after it was reported that the news outlet’s new owners G/O Media had told staff to stick to sports and avoid politics.

As part of the revolt, editors changed the Deadspin homepage to feature purely non-sports related articles, including a story about a woman throwing excrement at Tim Horton’s employees, a story about items being lost in rectums, and a story about the Covington Catholic school teens.