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Jack Ruby
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re: You reap what you sow: douchebag staff at The Ringer unionizes against Bill Simmons
I really think Simmons leftist strategy is three fold: one, he's from Boston...even working class blue collar tried and true Irish and Italian dudes are blue simply because Kennedy was a democrat and so was their whole family for 80 yrs.

Two: he has been seduced by the like son of Kimmel and co., but mostly because if California....and three: I really think he did it to be more hip with the millennial crowd, which he sees as his core audience. The guy's like 50 and surrounds himself with nothing but 22-30 yr old socialist loving, overly PC for the sake of PC douches.

I admit, I like his movie podcasts and his stuff with Rusillo (a known center of the road, reasonable guy, who probably would have been considered a liberal democrat 20 yrs ago). But many of the movie review stuff I simply turn off halfway through because they always go down NPC land talking points or the cohorts are simply terrible.



genro
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re: You reap what you sow: douchebag staff at The Ringer unionizes against Bill Simmons
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I really think he did it to be more hip with the millennial crowd, which he sees as his core audience
He built his career being GenX pop culture guy on Web 1.0. There's nothing fresh about it any more. He's like AintitCool or Maddox. The format and novelty of it is over, the rigid old media convention you're defying is dead, and every a-hole on earth can get a blog, twitter or youtube and copy what you're doing.

That's 100% it. Bill used to be cool. Just by the passage of time and the changing world he's not cool anymore. So he just hangs around cool kids and goes along with them


supatigah
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re: You reap what you sow: douchebag staff at The Ringer unionizes against Bill Simmons
I place more of the blame on COO Sean Chow and head of content Sean Fennessy. They run the ringer moreso than Simmons. They all allowed this to happen. Bill’s dad is a PhD that ran a public school district for decades, hardly a blue collar profession. Bill has no doubt gone Hollywood and it will be interesting to see how he handles it. It will be his investors vs his staff with bill in the middle


MF Doom
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re: You reap what you sow: douchebag staff at The Ringer unionizes against Bill Simmons
God the barstool union drama has been hilarious


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