The worst part of sports Twitter

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The worst part of sports Twitter
April 26th, 2016
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Tuesday in trends

"This is the worst part of sports Twitter right here," concludes Jamie Long at CBC Ottawa, sharing the eye-opening Just Not Sports PSA under the hashtag #MoreThanMean, which shows men reading terrible tweets to female sportswriters (at 2,200+ shares right now). "Men read tweets to @JulieDiCaro & @SarahSpain are so terrible they struggle to say them aloud. A must watch," elaborates Catherine Thompson at Talking Points MemoSean Grande calls it, "The video today you need to watch. And if as a man, it doesn't fill you with rage. Then you're not one." Sports columnist Monte Poole similarly reacts, "Worth your time, if you're human." At the Oakland TribuneJerry McDonald shares, "Married to someone in sports media, and this stuff happens more than you realize. Ashamed for my gender ..."

The 96 fans who died as a result of a crush in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury has ruled. Here are the deadly mistakes and lies that made this case last decades. "Man alive, this Guardian report on the Hillborough inquest will have you gasping, then furious, then in bits," warns Caitlin Moran at The Times. Also c/o The Guardian, check out this live blog on the verdict return. "We've brought down the curtain on the Hillsborough live blog. Any typos due to my occasionally moist eyes," admits news reporter Peter Walker. Checking in on other legal skirmishes recently resolved, sources say the FBI plans to keep the Apple iPhone-hacking method a secret. "Hear no evil, see no evil. FBI doesn't know enough to tell Apple how the San Bernardino iPhone was hacked," explains analyst Tony Baer.

In world news, Pentagon claims the number of foreign fighters entering Iraq and Syria has dropped by 90 percent. "Remember when everyone was insisting that ISIS was winning? Good times," snarks Vox's Zack Beauchamp. In finance, Exxon Mobil lost the top credit rating it's held since the Great Depression. "And then there were two! Two US companies with AAA credit ratings, that is. $XOM just got downgraded," details Alexandra Scaggs at Bloomberg News. Then in politics, Trump has rejected his new adviser’s push to make him "more presidential," or as former LA Times columnist Patrick Goldstein puts it, "#DonaldTrump has misgivings about new political guru day after he sees him on all Sunday AM shows Trump used to do." And finally, on the tech beat, BuzzFeed's Charlie Warzel introduces us to "Emojigeddon"-- the fight over the future of the Unicode Consortium. "Why is PUNCTUS FLEXUS MARK getting less attention than DUMPLING EMOJI? @cwarzel investigates," colleague Ariane Lange teases the story.

Question of the day

Our last question asked: In a video recently uploaded to Instagram by the groom, Kanye West interrupts a wedding guest's speech to say what? West "pulled a Kanye," interrupting in the style of his disruption of Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech, proving once and for all that "Kanye grabbing the mic is much more significant than most people dropping it."

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to get that right! Honorable mentions go out to David DanielLucia A. Walinchus (who adds that it's "proof that only Kanye can be more ridiculous than Kanye") and Mark Gibbs for all answering that correctly, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: What are neighbors of the "Full House" house seeing seemingly "Everywhere You Look?" (See what we did there?)

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Tuesday
Your career moves to know:
  • Today's top moveSkip Bayless (at right) will depart ESPN when his contract expires at the end of August, making his final "First Take" the day after the NBA Finals conclude. Bayless has been with ESPN for 12 years.
  • Priya Anand will join BuzzFeed News covering tech and transportation. Anand is a consumer fraud reporter for Marketwatch.
  • Eric Bates is the new editor of The New Republic. Bates previously has served as the executive editor of Rolling Stone as well as held "a prominent role" at First Look Media.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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