Portnoy SLAMS New York Times Over ‘Hit Piece’ Story

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy held NOTHING BACK when criticizing the New York Times!
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 15: Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy attends Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 15, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is striking back at a New York Times piece about gambling industry insiders with concerns about his past amidst his new spokesperson role in the industry he says is designed to make him look like a “scumbag.”
  • Portnoy says when the writer asked for a comment and he agreed to have an on-the-record conversation with both sides recording the conversation: “She went ghost, crickets. I didn’t hear from her for seven months.”
  • “Over a week before this story published, we presented Mr. Portnoy an opportunity to answer detailed questions about our reporting, which was thorough and fact-based,” the New York Times said in a statement after Portnoy’s remarks.

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