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  • Gawker will shut down next week

    08/18/2016 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 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 · 11 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 Thiels 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. Trumps 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 Trumps 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 Valleys 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. Hes not the valleys kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valleys vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • Free Speech and Gawkers So-Called Journalism

    05/31/2016 7:39:22 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    Heres a query for all those journalists and professors and media observers who say theyre deeply troubled about the chilling effect of billionaire Peter Thiels attempt to destroy Gawker Media: How would they feel about having their sex tapes published on Gawkers 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 Valleys best-known investors has been footing a former wrestlers 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 Hogans 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 DAngelo
    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 Gawkerin 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...
  • OReilly 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 OReillys petition seeking custody of his two children, Gawker reported on Monday. The courts 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 hosts ex-wife. Viewing the totality of the circumstances, there is a sound and substantial basis for the Supreme Courts 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 Trumps cellphone numbers, the GOP presidential candidate changed his voicemail this morning. Hi, this is Donald Trump and Im 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, were 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. Its going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to peoples deaths. Its time to punish the climate-change liars. This is an argument thats 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 Putins ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and another former official from Bill Clintons 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 Putins Russiaseemingly 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 toof 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>
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillarys Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clintons longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did and who was paying for this? Gerth, the former...
  • Was Hillary running a secret intel network?

    03/28/2015 11:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If the motives to wipe the hard drive on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server weren’t already crystal clear, a new development last night put it in Ultra HD. Gawker’s Jeff Girth and Sam Biddle uncovered a secret, private intelligence network run by Sidney Blumenthal for Hillary’s benefit, apart from the State Department’s own Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Hackers got e-mails that went through Hillary’s private server between her and Blumenthal, e-mails that show her own private intel group was also warning her that Libya was collapsing in the weeks and months prior to the sacking of the consulate in...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aides Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of States private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthals account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • EDITOR: GAWKER SUING FEDS OVER NIXONIAN PLOT TO FRUSTRATE FOIA PROCESS

    03/15/2015 2:19:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on CSPAN, Gawker executive editor for investigative journalism John Cook said they are filing the papers for a lawsuit later today or Monday, against the State Department for their Nixonian conspiracy at the highest levels of the State Department to frustrate FOIA requests. Cook explained that it was hard to accept. It could be that there is a conspiracy at the highest levels of the State Department to frustrate this process, he said. [I]t is just shocking to me to find out that there actually was, that dark impulse. Are they really trying, was there really an effort to...
  • Gawkers Cook: I Alerted Earnest About Hillarys Private Email in 2013 (Video)

    03/08/2015 1:51:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNNs Reliable Sources, John Cook, the executive editor for investigations at Gawker Media, said in 2013, after emails from Clinton toSidney Blumenthal, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, leaked, he alerted White House press secretary Josh Earnest that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was using a private email account.
  • Using Private Email, Hillary Clinton Thwarted Record Requests

    03/03/2015 8:35:33 PM PST · by kristinn · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Michael S. Schmidt and Amy Chozick
    In 2012, congressional investigators asked the State Department for a wide range of documents related to the attack on the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The department eventually responded, furnishing House committees with thousands of boxes of records and emails. But it turns out that that was not everything. The State Department had not searched the email account of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because she had maintained a private account, which shielded it from such searches, department officials acknowledged on Tuesday. It was only last month that the House committee appointed to investigate Benghazi was...
  • Media Too Busy Manufacturing Scott Walker Attack Pieces to Fact Check Them

    03/01/2015 1:59:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How desperate is the media for Scott Walker attack pieces? So desperate itll pick up material from a third-rate Gawker blog that even most of the left thinks is a joke and run with it. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governors budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the states universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin...
  • #GAMERGATE ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN COST GAWKER OVER A MILLION DOLLARS

    12/11/2014 11:14:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | December 11, 2014 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    The cost to Gawker Media of its ridicule and viciousness toward video gamers was "seven figures" in lost advertising revenue, according to the company's head of advertising, Andrew Gorenstein. In addition, founder Nick Denton has stepped down as president and editorial director Joel Johnson has been removed from his post and will probably leave the company, reports Capital New York. "Ultimately #GamerGate is reaffirming what weve known to be true for decades: nerds should be constantly shamed and degraded into submission," Gawker writer Sam Biddle tweeted in October, sparking a firestorm of outrage which solidified into a sustained letter-writing campaign...
  • Gawker: Hotel Maids Should be Able to Snoop Though Your Laptop Because They May be Illegal Aliens

    11/13/2014 9:19:33 AM PST · by rightistight · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Aurelius
    In an article written this week called, "Who Cares if a Hotel Housekeeper Snoops Through Your Room?" Gawker asks just that: what do you care if some hotel maid looks through your stuff? ...The author of the article, Jordan Sargent, asks: "who cares?" Sargent runs down what the woman is seen doing in the video: But let's be clear about exactly what this womanwho is described as an employee of an American "brand-name hotel"actually does: she picks up a package and looks at it, sees what PS3 games the man has brought with him (this video is about ethics in...
  • Gawker: Its Cool to Punish OTHER People for Their Words, Just Not Us

    10/23/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/23/14 | Sonny Bunch
    As Ive noted elsewhere, the most amusing aspect of the whole #GamerGate phenomenon (background here and here and here) has been the angry progressive media types confusedly looking around trying to figure out how we got to a point where they would be targeted for boycotts and the like for casual comments they have made. As Varad Mehta noted, Crazy, right? They dont quite understand the world theyve created. They think its the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that its cool to joke about Bristol Palin actually...
  • Gawker: If You are a White Woman, Let Black People Steal Your Phone

    09/15/2014 12:52:52 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/15/14 | Aurelius
    In quite possibly the worst article written in Gawker history, whose headlines are so terrible that the words "sorry," "no," and "yes" were banned, Jordan Sargent explained that white women should allow themselves to be mugged by black people. No, this is not an exaggeration. Sargent literally began his article, "On Friday, a white lady named Clara Vondrich had her iPhone stolen..." Ms. Vondrich then chased down her mugger, a thirteen-year-old black teenager, which Sargent said was a "s**tty" thing to do. Sargent also repeatedly put quotations around the word "crime," as if stealing an iPhone from someone is not...
  • Concha: When Gawker Goes the Dan Rather Route

    05/06/2014 10:52:56 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 6 2014 | Joe Concha
    Lets say you had a juicy story to tell A story that could be potentially damaging to a powerful entity you deem to be discriminatory to a particular group of people And in putting together your story, you build its entire foundation on a specific account Exceptthat account turns out to be proven as 100-percent false. Do you still stand by your story? Or do you retract said story and apologize for the error? If youre one online publication, you neither retract nor apologize. Instead, you double down on nothing
  • Fox News goes to war over allegedly 'gay' anchor

    04/30/2014 4:37:11 PM PDT · by detective · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 4/30/2014 | WND
    Why hasnt Shepard Smith come out yet? asks the left-leaning website Gawker. Gawker claims the popular Fox News anchor was silenced and punished after approaching CEO Roger Ailes last summer about going public about his homosexuality. But now Ailes and Smith are firing back, calling the story 100 percent false and a complete fabrication. As colleagues and close friends at Fox News for 18 years, our relationship has always been rooted in a mutual respect, deep admiration, loyalty, trust, and full support both professionally and personally, they wrote in a joint statement. The Gawker story claims Smith approached Ailes and...
  • Adam Weinstein: Arrest Climate Change Deniers

    The Earth hasnt warmed in 17 years. The Arctic ice cap havent melted by 2013 as Al Gore suggested in 2007. Instead like the Antarctic ice cap it has grown. Nearly every computer model created by global warming scientists has turned out to be a massive exaggeration if not outright false. Despite all of this the UN has doubled down on their extremist global warming/climate change theories. Meanwhile Adam Weinstein of Gawker wants to imprison climate change deniers. Rather than have a spirited scientific debate, Weinstein wants the matter declared settled science. As George Will mused several months back, when...
  • Gawker Got Literally Everything Wrong About Floridas New Warning Shots Bill

    01/23/2014 4:21:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 18 January, 2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    The viral content blog Gawker published an article Friday headlined: The NRA Literally Wrote Floridas New Bill to Legalize Warning Shots. However, a brief investigation by the Free Beacon revealed that the NRA literally did not write Floridas new bill to legalize warning shots. The Florida legislature is considering expanding the states stand your ground law to encompass threatened use of force. Specifically, the bill is intended to shield those who brandish a gun or fire a warning shot in self-defense from the states 10-20-Life law, which imposes mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for felony crimes involving a firearm. Gawker reporter...
  • Why Everyone Will Totally Read This Column

    12/02/2013 7:12:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-2-13 | Farhad Manjoo
    Neetzan Zimmerman doesn't like to be called a machine. That word implies something cold and inhuman about how he works, and Mr. Zimmerman believes that what makes him so good at his job is precisely the opposite sensibility: Unlike a computer, he understands the emotions that might compel a human being to click on something online. Mr. Zimmerman is a 32-year-old editor at the news-and-entertainment site Gawker, where he's responsible for posting "viral" contentvideos, photos, crazy local news storiesthat readers can't resist sharing with everyone they know. "Mom Fined $140 Every Day Until She Circumcises Her Child" or "Black Man...
  • Gawker Shows Trayvon's Dead Body

    07/12/2013 11:37:36 AM PDT · by matt04 · 71 replies
    f you thought you couldn't be any more sickened than you already were at the idea that George Zimmerman might actually get away with going out of his way to stalk and then kill an unarmed black teenager who was guilty of nothing more than, well, being an unarmed black teenager, don't go to Gawker today. Because you will be evern more sickened, guaranteed. Alternatively, if you're just not quite upset enough about Trayvon Martin's death and need an image to get yourself all pumped up, then, we suppose, go check out the photo of the 17-year-old's dead body splashed...
  • John Cook, Gawker writer who published two-year-old list of gun-owning [expletive], promoted

    01/10/2013 3:33:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/10/13 | Staff
    Kristina Lucarelli @KristinaLuca AJ's out at Gawker, Cook's in, the world keeps turning for folks not in NYC media, because they don't know/care who either one is. 10 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Sigh. We hadnt really heard of Gawker writer John Cook until just this week, when he made a splash by publishing a two-year-old list of legal, registered gun owners in New York City. Sure, the list was out of date, and the morally questionable stunt had already been pulled by the folks at the Journal News in suburban New York. Cook gave the piece his own special...
  • `The Danger of Symbolic Actions` ~ Fox`s The Five Retaliates Against Gawker (as do I)

    01/10/2013 10:24:04 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    Religio-Political Talk ^ | 1-10-2013 | Papa Giorgio
    I have uploaded to my MRCTV account Foxe's "The Five" the retaliation by them of posting Gawker's founder's phone number. Remember, Gawker publishes 400 plus pages of gun-owners addresses putting the lives of those now known by criminals to NOT own guns, criminal justice personnel and families lives in danger (police, D.A.'s, Judges, and the like). So, I took it a step further and posted links to talk to Nick Denton's (Gawker's founder) boyfriend, Derrence Washington, and his family in Houston Texas. I am sure they would love to hear that their addresses could easily be posted (as they are...
  • Gawker Publishes Complete 446-Page List of All the ***h^les Who Own Guns in New York City

    01/09/2013 8:16:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Editors note: This post contains some strong language that may be offensive to some readers. The website Gawker has outdone New Yorks Journal News and published the names of all licensed gun owners in New York City. With the provocative headline, Here Is a List of All the A**holes Who Own Guns in New York City, John Cook provides a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in NYC, obtained two-and-a-half years ago via a Freedom of Information Act request. Below is a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in New York CityBecause the NYPD is more interested in...
  • Foxs The Five Retaliates Against Gawkers Gun Owner List By Showing Site Founders Phone Number

    01/10/2013 1:20:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/8/12 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>In response to Gawkers controversial decision to publish the names of every registered handgun owner in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Foxs The Five retaliated by publishing the phone number and email address of Gawker founder Nick Denton for its audience.</p>
  • Foxs The Five Retaliates Against Gawkers NYC Gun Owner List by Airing Founders Phone Number

    01/09/2013 7:11:02 PM PST · by XXXoholic · 28 replies
    In response to Gawkers controversial decision to publish the names of every registered handgun owner in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Foxs The Five retaliated by publishing the phone number and email address of Gawker founder Nick Denton for its audience. Give the dude a ring and give him a piece of your mind. 646-470-4295 nick@gawker.com
  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandys devastation

    11/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Obama praised the resilient New York attitude and the efforts of rescue workers during his talk after touring areas of Queens and Staten Island that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.Im very proud of you, New York. You guys are tough you bounce back, he said while visiting New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. After a brief helicopter tour of Queens- passing over particularly devastated areas like Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point- they arrived in Staten Island where they examined the damage by foot.
  • Gawker article takes sympathetic look at pedophiles

    09/08/2012 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 34 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9-8-12 | Twitchy Staff
    Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers is only one of many who are super troubled by an article published yesterday by Gawker which takes a sympathetic look at pedophiles. And by sympathetic, we mean depraved.
  • Inside Mitt Romney's Bain Files

    08/23/2012 12:47:00 PM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/23/2012 | Alex Klein
    Very rich people have very much money in very many places. Currently, thats the broadest possible takeaway from the 950 pages of confidential documents related to Mitt Romneys finances obtained and published by Gawker. The files include internal audits, financial statements, and private investor letters for 21 entities in which the candidate has invested over $10 millionmany of them Bain Capital subsidiaries or investment vehicles based in Bermuda or the Cayman Islands. So far, there's nothing on income taxes, nothing incriminating, and nothing that should send either campaign reelingbut there are a couple of strings worth pulling on. Gawkers John...
  • Gawkers mole at Fox News gets served with search warrant, under investigation for grand larceny

    04/25/2012 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 25,k 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Drudge and Twitchy, just a reminder that your parents were right: what starts in laughter often ends in tears, or in this case, hefty legal bills. Gawker’s Joe Muto decided to become a “mole” at Fox News and leaked raw video clips to his real employer. That might sound like a joke to some, but to others — say, prosecutors — it sounds a lot like corporate espionage and grand larceny. Muto got served this morning with a search warrant on suspicion of the latter charge and watched as his laptop, iPhone, and notebooks got hauled off. Poynter and...
  • How Much Did Gawker Pay The Fox News Mole?

    04/12/2012 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    TV Newser ^ | April 12, 2012 | Merrill Knox
    The Fox News mole, who has now been identified as (former) OReilly Factor associate producer Joe Muto, wrote three undercover posts for Gawker before Fox News fired him yesterday. Forbes Jeff Bercovici has details on Mutos compensation from the website: Gawkers John Cook tells me the gossip website paid Joe Muto $5,000 for his contributions as The Fox Mole. Muto, a former producer on The OReilly Factor, had intended to remain anonymous, but it took the network less than 24 hours to figure out where the leaks were coming from and have him escorted out. Muto may not have exposed...
  • Fox News Mole Reveals Himself as 8-Year Employee, Worked on The OReilly Factor

    The Fox News employee hired by Gawker to write about his experience inside the network has revealed himself as an associate producer on The OReilly Factor. Joe Muto, who joined Fox News in 2004, says he has been suspended, with pay and was escorted out of Fox News headquarters today by two nice gentlemen from security.
  • Fox News Mole Reveals Himself as 8-Year Employee, Worked on The OReilly Factor

    04/11/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    TVNewser ^ | April 11, 2012 | Chris Ariens
    The Fox News employee hired by Gawker to write about his experience inside the network has revealed himself as an associate producer on The OReilly Factor. Joe Muto, who joined Fox News in 2004, says he has been suspended, with pay and was escorted out of Fox News headquarters today by two nice gentlemen from security.
  • Fox News: We Found the Gawker Mole

    04/11/2012 11:22:39 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 11 replies
    TV NEWSER ^ | April 11, 2012 | Merrill Knox
    Well, that didnt take very long. Yesterday afternoon, we told you about Gawkers newest addition, a Fox News employee hired to deliver anonymous dispatches on the inner workings of the cable network. Less than 24 hours later, Fox News is now saying theyve identified the employee. We found the person and were exploring legal options at this time, a Fox spokesperson told Mediaite this afternoon. A former Fox News employee tells TVNewser, There are a lot of employees that share similar views about FNC but are just to afraid to speak up and rightly so. You have to protect...
  • Herman Cain-Supporting Website Calls Accusers Ugly B1tch, Fat Bimbo (Daily Kos: It's a fake)

    11/09/2011 5:26:48 PM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | 11/9/2011 | Lauri Apple
    Here's a screenshot taken from the website of the Herman Cain PAC, which is "Making the American ...... DREAM COME TRUE" by blogging that Cain accuser Karen Kraushaar is an "ugly," "gross" "b1tch," and that other Cain accuser Sharon Bialek is a "fat bimbo." In the post about Kraushaar, Herman Cain PAC contributing blogger "MP"who still might be in middle schoolwrites, "Ew, gross! Who the hell does this ugly b1tch think she's fooling?" and then, in reference to the photo, clarifies that Kraushaar is "the one on the left." The post about Bialek, titled "Gloria Allred has to tell fat...