The death of Splinter and Deadspin have really f’d me up; I still come here a few times a day, hoping one of the remaining sites will emerge with an interesting political voice. It’s becoming clear that that’s not going to happen. Aside from io9, I’m having a hard time finding much value on the network to speak of. Read more
I didn’t agree with a lot of the posts on Splinter and I often disagreed with a lot of the comments. But the one thing I always appreciated was that when something absolutely ludicrous happened and not nearly enough people were going around saying, “What the flying fuck was that?” I could always find people on… Read more
How Splinter and Deadspin were handled was atrocious, the having Splinter go dead and having no announcement whatsoever was shitty on the part of Spamfiller and Madman. They should have dropped in a post like this when they pulled the plug.
Agreed, and the staff deserved so much better than having the rest of the GMG Union turn their backs on them. Kotaku, Gizmodo and Deadspin all banded together, but when Splinter got shutdown, all we heard were crickets...not even a mention of it anywhere else on kinja.
Shutting down the only dedicated politics website in your portfolio right before the 2020 election, one of the most consequential of our lifetime, kicks into high gear. Essentially shutting down the second-most highly trafficked website in your portfolio because one out of every twenty five posts rankles you. I’m not… Read more
Splinter was a damn good website.
The fact that they didn’t even get a farewell post just felt like an extra gut punch for absolutely no reason.
Not to mentioning shutting down a fairly popular politics website while we are in the middle of a fucking Constitutional crisis unfolding right in front of our eyes
Or hell, even an old school roasting of someone leaving the site, even if by leaving the site, it is leaving the group of G/O sites to an untimely death.
I wish your shithead executives would let you and your readers publicly mourn Splinter. It is missed.
wow, happy son’s day to me (a son)
i’m a little slime puppy
Hmmm. Lose conservative Democrats who would throw people under the bus where it matters most in districts they’re slowly (or not so slowly) losing anyway, or... potentially set a dangerous precedent for future corrupt Presidents thereby allowing propagation of such actions for decades to come by staking everything on… Read more
Fuck Reason and every disingenuous cretin that writes for them and supports their increasing flirtation with the far-right. It’s basically Quillette-lite now, and abhorrent trolls like Cathy Young as why. White privilege run amok combined with pseudo-intellectualism that’s off the charts. Read more