Joe Cowley Twitter Account Deleted: Sports Reporter Faces Backlash After Sexist Rant

Sexist Twitter Rant Lands Sports Reporter In Hot Water

The Twitter account of a Chicago Sun-Times sports writer vanished Monday, after some sexist comments landed him in hot water.

Joe Cowley, who covers the Chicago White Sox for the paper, made several disparaging comments about flight attendants (and women in general) on Sunday, and WCJW sports reporter Sloane Martin decided to call him out on it. Deadspin captured several of Cowley's tweets before they were deleted here and the A.V. Club Chicago found the whole feed here.

A few examples:

Flight delayed because of 'Mandatory Crew Rest.' God forbid anyone strains themselves handing out orange juice off a cart for an extra hour.

I'm more likely to see a Squatch before I see a hot flight attendant. Then again, I think the airlines are hiring Squatch's to do that job.

Chick pilot. Should I be OK with that or am I just a sexist caveman?

When Martin -- and several of her followers -- criticized his tweets, Cowley snapped back, telling her to "hottie up" her profile picture.

He later claimed the tweets were "satire" and his account was ultimately deleted, though it is unclear whether that was his call or the Sun-Times'.

This is not the first time Cowley has made sexist remarks to a female sports writer. Early this month, Jessica Danielle of wrote an article critical of Cowley, and he took to his Twitter account to demean her.

Highlights include referring to Danielle as a "good girl," dismissing her criticism as merely a woman playing the "cool chick" that likes sports role and, finally he drops the stick to fashion and "I'll handle the heavy lifting."

So far, the A.V. Club Chicago and Salon have criticized Cowley for being both sexist and "wildly out-of-touch" with the internet. No word yet on what the Sun-Times will do about the tweets, but they have put up with his bad behavior in the past.

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