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  • Lawyer Who Felled 'Gawker' Sues Gizmodo, 'Deadspin'

    06/27/2017 5:32:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MediaPost ^ | June 27, 2017 | Erik Sass
    Less than a year after famed (or infamous) media gossip site Gawker was forced to close by a eight-figure settlement in favor of wrestler Hulk Hogan, the successor to the former Gawker Media empire finds itself in the legal crosshairs. It's for another lawsuit seeking major damages — and it’s the same lawyer taking aim. This time, attorney Charles Harder, who has also represented First Lady Melania Trump in her libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail, is handling the lawsuit on behalf of RJ Bell, real name Randall James Busack, the founder and CEO of Pregame.com, a sports handicapping Web...
  • Gawker will shut down next week

    08/18/2016 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Gawker will cease publication next week. The site reported on its own demise: After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week…Nick Denton, the company’s outgoing CEO, informed current staffers of the site’s fate on Thursday afternoon, just hours before a bankruptcy court in Manhattan will decide whether to approve Univision’s bid for Gawker Media’s other assets. Under pressure to come up with $140 million to cover the judgment in the Hulk Hogan (aka Terry Bollea) sex-tape case, Gawker Media put itself up for sale. Univision made a deal to buy the company for $135 million...
  • Gawker Gone - CEO Denton Says Site Will Shut Down Next Week

    08/18/2016 10:14:19 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/18/2106 | Tyler Durden
    As Gawker's J.K Trotter writes on the site's main page - Gawker to end operations next week... After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week.  The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Nick Denton, the company’s outgoing CEO, informed current staffers of the site’s fate on Thursday afternoon, just hours before a bankruptcy court in Manhattan will decide whether to approve Univision’s bid for Gawker Media’s other...
  • Peter Thiel’s Embrace of Trump Has Silicon Valley Squirming

    07/20/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 23 replies
    The Slimes ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | Farhad Manjoo
    A bigger problem than Mr. Trump’s policy ideas was his tone. Though Silicon Valley has well-known problems with diversity in its work force, people here pride themselves on a kind of militant open-mindedness. It is the kind of place that will severely punish any deviations from accepted schools of thought...
  • Goodbye and good riddance to Gawker

    06/12/2016 7:11:18 AM PDT · by ak267 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6-10-2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The bottom feeders at Gawker are going under. Arrivederci, a- -holes! News of the slime Web site’s bankruptcy filing is schadenfreude-licious for those of us who, like wrestler Hulk Hogan and Silicon Valley financier Peter Thiel, were victimized by these Internet thugs but didn’t have the resources to fight back in court.
  • Shattuck: Sleazy internet bully finally gets its comeuppance

    06/11/2016 9:07:41 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 83 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 11, 2016 | Tom Shattuck
    “Gawker Media has filed for bankruptcy.” Those words were the most positive assembly of pixels to have ever appeared on the smear site and are reason for all of us to celebrate. Gawker finally got theirs yesterday. After years of gossip-terrorism and vile internet bullying — all masquerading under the guise of journalism — someone finally put a knife in the wretched, pablum Orc once and for all.
  • Gawker files for bankruptcy!

    06/10/2016 9:58:02 AM PDT · by struggle · 22 replies
    Twitter | 06/10/2016 | Internet
    Twitter and zero hedge reporting Gawker has filed for bankruptcy.
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trump’s Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valley’s first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. He’s not the valley’s kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valley’s vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • Free Speech and Gawker’s So-Called Journalism

    05/31/2016 7:39:22 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    Here’s a query for all those journalists and professors and media observers who say they’re “deeply troubled” about the “chilling effect” of billionaire Peter Thiel’s attempt to destroy Gawker Media: How would they feel about having their sex tapes published on Gawker’s website for the world to giggle at? After all, these journalists and other assorted remora are themselves public figures. They relish seeing their names in print and enjoy appearing on television and radio. They seek the largest possible audiences for their musings. That makes them fair game to have their most intimate moments made available to every computer...
  • This Silicon Valley Billionaire Has Been Secretly Funding Hulk Hogan's Lawsuits Against Gawker

    05/25/2016 5:02:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ryan Mac
    One of Silicon Valley’s best-known investors has been footing a former wrestler’s legal bills in lawsuits against a shared enemy. Peter Thiel, a PayPal cofounder and one of the earliest backers of Facebook FB +1.50%, has been secretly covering the expenses for Hulk Hogan’s lawsuits against online news organization Gawker Media. According to people familiar with the situation who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, Thiel, a cofounder and partner at Founders Fund, has played a lead role in bankrolling the cases Terry Bollea, a.k.a. Hogan, brought against New York-based Gawker. Hogan is being represented by Charles Harder, a...
  • Jury Awards Hulk Hogan $115 Million In Gawker Sex Tape Lawsuit

    03/18/2016 5:06:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3-18-2016 | Chris D’Angelo
    A Florida jury has sided with Hulk Hogan in the lawsuit the former professional wrestler filed against Gawker Media, awarding him $115 million in damages — $15 million more than he sought.   Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, sued Gawker in 2012 after the online media outlet published an excerpt of a video showing Bollea having sex with the wife of his then-best friend, Bubba The Love Sponge Clem. Hogan and his attorneys alleged publishing the video was an invasion of his privacy, Gawker argued the clip was newsworthy and protected by the First Amendment. The six-person jury reached...
  • O’Reilly loses custody of children after New York appeals court ruling (Alledged Domestic Abuse)

    03/01/2016 7:30:55 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 71 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 3/1/2016 | Arturo Garcia
    ew York appeals court denied Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s petition seeking custody of his two children, Gawker reported on Monday. The court’s Feb. 24 ruling upheld a Nassau County Supreme Court decision granting full custody of the 12-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl to Maureen McPhilmy, the Factor host’s ex-wife. “Viewing the totality of the circumstances, there is a sound and substantial basis for the Supreme Court’s determination that it is in the best interests of the children for the mother to be awarded primary residential custody,” the Appellate Division Second Judicial Department court stated. “Particularly relevant in this case...
  • A rant on this asinine Mussolini non-scandal

    02/29/2016 2:25:59 PM PST · by Claud · 17 replies
    Free Republic original | 2/29/2016 | Me
    So Alex Pareene at Gawker "proved" Donald Trump is a complete idiot right? The political enemies of Donald Trump—left and right--are all rushing to social media to tell us that. "Ha ha!! Donald Trump you dunce….retweeting a Fascist slogan!" Folks, if this story proves anything, it's that some Millennial pundits, their closets bursting to gravitational collapse with shiny participation trophies since they first lisped their names in nursery school, are under a psychotically self-absorbed delusion that they understand history better than anyone else who ever lived. Including the people who were there at the time. And—this is an even worse...
  • State Dept. uncovers 17,000 missing emails

    08/17/2015 11:50:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/17/15 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials have uncovered 17,855 emails sent between a former Hillary Clinton spokesman and reporters that the agency long claimed did not exist. The trove was among more than 80,000 emails belonging to Philippe Reines, a Clinton aide, that were discovered on his State Department account, officials said in court filings Aug. 13. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Gawker Media in 2013, the State Department said it had no responsive records. Gawker was seeking official correspondence between Reines and reporters from 33 news outlets. But State officials responded Thursday with the news that...
  • Donald Trump Turns His Cellphone Voicemail Into a Campaign Ad

    08/04/2015 2:12:42 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4, 2015 | John Santucci
    Donald Trump has turned the tables on Gawker. After the online site released one of Donald Trump’s cellphone numbers, the GOP presidential candidate changed his voicemail this morning. “Hi, this is Donald Trump and I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America,” he says on the recording. “With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again! Visit me at twitter @realDonaldTrump and check out my campaign website at www.donaldtrump.com Hope to see you on the campaign trail, we’re going to do it!”
  • Gawker Tries to Get Payback on The Donald by Giving Out Cell Number (Dis Trump Campaign Get Caught?

    08/04/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/4/2015 (20 minutes ago) | Joe Perticone
    ... he did respond to Gawker's piece having a campaign spokesperson tell Politico he no longer uses the number because he has "several" phone numbers. ...
  • Gawker Outs Geithner's Brother

    07/16/2015 8:26:41 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 19 replies
    Twitter | 7-16-2015 | Self
    I don't want to link it because Gawker's trash. But let's just say it involves Geithner's Brother, a gay porn star, secret texts, HUD and…..Ted Cruz who comes off as a decent guy. Hah.
  • Another call to arrest climate “deniers”

    04/07/2015 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Signalman · 58 replies
    WUWT ^ | 4/7/2015 | Eric Worral
    Adam Weinstein, of the Gawker, has added his voice to the growing list of greens, who demand a brutal authoritarian response to the vexing problem of people who have a different opinion. According to Weinstein; Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people’s deaths. It’s time to punish the climate-change liars. This is an argument that’s just being discussed seriously in some circles. It was laid out earlier this month, with all the appropriate caveats,...
  • REPORT ACCUSES HILLARY ADVISER WHO RAN INTEL SERVICE OF ILLEGALLY LOBBYING FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN ALLY

    04/01/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.” Blumenthal “passed along a note...
  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn't accused of doing anything illegal in the Gawker stories. And Blumenthal's advocacy appears to have been pretty tame, consisting of passing on the statements of a third individual who, it was acknowledged openly, worked for Ivanishvili. But the White House, as Gawker notes, had rejected Clinton's efforts to hire Blumenthal in an official capacity. So you have the Secretary of State using an off-books email account to discuss national policy with someone who wasn't a government employee, was known to be disliked by the president's staff, and who might have been violating an actual law by participating in the conversation. That's probably not something Clinton is going to brag about in campaign commercials. It's also exactly the kind of foreign entanglement that critics have warned she is susceptible to—of being unduly influenced by financial connections, via the Clinton Foundation, to foreign interests. Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton-family ally and appears to have described himself as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation on more than one occasion.</p>