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ESPN Cancels Misogynistic Show After Just One Episode

ESPN has canceled its newest show after just one episode, after its hosts were accused of misogynistic comments against a female staffer. Barstool Sports, a sports-commentary blog that has long been accused of sexism, launched the show, Barstool Van Talk, in partnership with ESPN on Oct. 17. The previous day, ESPN host Sam Ponder posted screenshots from a 2014 Barstool blog that called her “a chick that has a job where the #1 requirement is you make men hard.” The blog told Ponder to “go fuck yourself” over her criticism of Barstool. On Monday, ESPN President John Skipper announced that Van Talk had been canceled. “While we had approval on the content of the show, I erred in assuming we could distance our efforts from the Barstool site and its content,” Skipper wrote.