Bernie Sanders Backs Deadspin Employees Who Quit

Ryan Phillips
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Deadspin employees who have been quitting en masse have gotten support from around the sports world. Now they've got an even bigger endorsement from a sitting senator and presidential candidate.

Bernie Sanders tweeted his support for the resigning Deadspin employees and took a shot at G/O Media's Jim Spanfeller who is running (and ruining) the site:

Deadspin staffer have quit in droves this week after G/O Media management issued an edict to the site employees demanding they "stick to sports." Obviously the employees didn't take that well and after acting editor-in-chief Barry Petchesky was fired most of the rest of the staff resigned over the ensuing two days.