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  • 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>
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s 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 Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s 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 Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies ^ | 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 State’s 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 Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...

    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...
  • Gawker’s Cook: I Alerted Earnest About Hillary’s Private Email in 2013 (Video)

    03/08/2015 1:51:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies ^ | 03/08/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” John Cook, the executive editor for investigations at Gawker Media, said in 2013, after emails from Clinton to Sidney 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 it’ll 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 governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s 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...

    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 we’ve 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 woman—who 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: It’s 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 I’ve 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 don’t quite understand the world they’ve created. They think it’s the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that it’s 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
    Let’s 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… Except…that 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 you’re 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 hasn’t 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 hasn’t warmed in 17 years. The Arctic ice cap haven’t 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 Florida’s New Warning Shots Bill

    01/23/2014 4:21:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 18 January, 2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    The viral content blog Gawker published an article Friday headlined: “The NRA Literally Wrote Florida’s New Bill to Legalize Warning Shots.” However, a brief investigation by the Free Beacon revealed that the NRA literally did not write Florida’s new bill to legalize warning shots. The Florida legislature is considering expanding the state’s “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 state’s 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" content—videos, photos, crazy local news stories—that 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 hadn’t 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
    Editor’s note: This post contains some strong language that may be offensive to some readers. The website Gawker has outdone New York’s “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 City…Because the NYPD is more interested in...
  • Fox’s The Five Retaliates Against Gawker’s Gun Owner List By Showing Site Founder’s Phone Number

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

    01/09/2013 7:11:02 PM PST · by XXXoholic · 28 replies
    In response to Gawker’s controversial decision to publish the names of every registered handgun owner in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Fox’s 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
  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s 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.‘I´m 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 ^ | 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, that’s the broadest possible takeaway from the 950 pages of confidential documents related to Mitt Romney’s 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 million—many 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 reeling—but there are a couple of strings worth pulling on. Gawker’s John...
  • Gawker’s 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 ^ | 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) “O’Reilly Factor” associate producer Joe Muto, wrote three undercover posts for Gawker before Fox News fired him yesterday. Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici has details on Muto’s compensation from the website: Gawker’s 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 O’Reilly 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 O’Reilly 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 O’Reilly 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 O’Reilly 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 O’Reilly 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 didn’t take very long. Yesterday afternoon, we told you about Gawker’s 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 they’ve identified the employee. “We found the person and we’re 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 school—writes, "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...
  • Christie releases record after Gawker suit

    07/25/2011 6:03:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/25/11 | Burgess Everett
    The office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has released a record of a dinner attended by the governor and Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, just hours after Gawker filed a lawsuit aimed at getting the governor to release records of communication between Christie and Ailes. The record is simply a datebook entry that indicates a private dinner attended by Christie and his wife, with a pair of details redacted and no mention of Ailes. But the governor’s office told Gawker writer John Cook the record indicates “a schedule entry for a private dinner attended by the Governor and Mr....
  • ACLU Sues Christie to Gain Correspondences Between Governor and Fox News Chief

    07/25/2011 2:00:58 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2011
    TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being sued over his administration's refusal to release any correspondence between Fox News President Roger Ailes and the governor or his staff. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed suit Monday on behalf of a reporter for Gawker Entertainment LLC. It's based on a public records request made by Gawker reporter John Cook in May.
  • The Left Breaks Upon The Rock Of Palin

    11/22/2010 12:57:04 PM PST · by unseen1 · 57 replies · 2+ views
    human events ^ | 11/22/2010 | John Hayward
    The most astonishing thing about Sarah Palin’s career, since the conclusion of the 2008 presidential campaign, is how frequently the Left breaks itself to pieces against the sunny rocks of her good humor. The latest example is the website Gawker, which seems on the verge of being sued out of existence because they rushed to leak photocopied pages from her new book, America By Heart, before it was published. When Palin called them on it, Gawker ran a snotty response, complete with an unflattering photo of the former Governor, suggesting she try reading fair-use copyright laws. Mary Sue at the...
  • Palin Humiliates Bumbling and Ignorant Character Assassins at the Far-Left Gawker

    11/22/2010 6:28:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 22, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Like shooting fish in a barrel... next!YET ANOTHER crew of liberal tools out to destroy Palin get the tables turned on them... and to devastating effect: It seems that there are those people that continue to sneer at Sarah Palin, portraying her as stupid, and worse. Each time this has occurred Palin has proved them wrong. Their lack of success has not deterred them from continuing to try. This incident ends no differently. As you probably know Mrs. Palin has written a new book called, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag“. It’s scheduled to be released this...
  • Sarah, Now You Get To Give Gawker A TSA Screening

    11/21/2010 1:25:07 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 53 replies
    I'll leave it to others to analyze the legal grounds for the TRO obtained by Sarah Palin and her publisher against the execrable people at Gawker. These are, after all, the same people who went after Meg Whitman's kids and bragged about it, who ran the "one-night stand" hit piece on Christine O'Donnell and bragged about it, and who created and spread the rumor of your supposed boob-job and bragged about it. And they bragged when they stole a partial copy of your book, and they dared you and taunted you to do something about it, and you did. But...
  • NY judge orders Gawker to pull Palin book pages

    11/20/2010 4:17:46 PM PST · by Al B. · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 20, 2010
    NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York City has issued a temporary order requiring Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book from its website. U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa issued the injunction Saturday.
  • Palin's publisher sues Gawker over book excerpts

    11/19/2010 11:45:23 PM PST · by onyx · 41 replies
    AP ^ | Friday, November 19, 2010 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media on Friday for leaking pages of "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag" before its release next week.</p> <p>The legal complaint was filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, said a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Publishers. The filing came two days after Gawker published images of 21 of the book's pages and its dedication page. In response, Palin tweeted, "Isn't that illegal?"</p>
  • Christine O'Donnell's alleged hookup pal in Gawker piece identified as Dustin Dominiak by friend

    10/29/2010 9:46:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/29/10 | Aliyah Shahid
    Busted! The (formerly) anonymous bean-spiller, who sold a sleazy story to Gawker about hooking up with Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell on a Halloween night three years ago, has been identified. Dustin Dominiak, 28, was outed by his former roommate Brad Kurisko to The Smoking Gun soon after realizing the photos used in the story showed Dominiak wearing his borrowed Boy Scout uniform.
  • Gawker's Christine O'Donnell tell-all backfires

    10/29/2010 9:28:03 AM PDT · by freespirited · 74 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/28/10 | Tracy Clark-Flory
    I really hate Gawker for making me do this, but ... I'm going to have to defend Christine O'Donnell. The site just published an anonymous first-person essay with the headline "I Had a One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell." Apparently Gawker's headline writers go by a different definition of "one-night stand" than the rest of the world, though, because her anonymous lay didn't actually get laid. Anonymous says that three years ago O'Donnell showed up tipsy with a friend at his front door on Halloween. Then 25, he was totally weirded out by her random drop-in because he didn't know her...
  • Christine O’Donnell Sex Smear: Gawker’s One Night Stand Writer Identified

    10/29/2010 1:17:49 AM PDT · by malkee · 20 replies
    Rightpundits ^ | Oct 29 2010 | McCain
    The author sounds vindictive and mean-spirited who the reader feels has lost his way in life. Everyone knows that boys don’t kiss and tell, and here we have this clod barking as if he is a Philadelphia Phillies fan heckling the San Francisco Giant’s right fielder. As readers we become simultaneously angry about his callous disparagement of women and sorry for whatever is torturing his psyche. You can read an avalanche of reactions to the Christine O’Donnell one night stand claims here and here and satirically here. So who is this fellow who wrote it? That is a less interesting...
  • NOW to Media: Stop Reducing Women Candidates to Sex Objects

    10/28/2010 8:23:12 PM PDT · by MichiganConservative · 54 replies · 1+ views
    National Organization for Women website ^ | October 28, 2010 | National Organization for Women
    NOW to Media: Stop Reducing Women Candidates to Sex Objects Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill October 28, 2010 Sexist, misogynist attacks against women have no place in the electoral process, regardless of a particular candidate's political ideology. Today the tabloid website Gawker published an anonymous piece titled "I Had A One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell" that takes the routine sexual degradation of women candidates to a disgusting new low. NOW repudiates Gawker's decision to run this piece. It operates as public sexual harassment. And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O'Donnell, but all women contemplating stepping into...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • Gawker Tastelessly Gawks About Suicide of Fox News Employee

    07/08/2010 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The lurid website recently posted a story about the suicide of a Fox News employee that was entirely empty of any real newsworthiness, but did serve as a platform to throw a dig at Fox News. In fact, it seems the only reason that Gawker posted the story at all is to attack Fox News. Exploiting this poor woman’s death and mental anguish just to get a dig at Fox News is over-the-top even for Gawker, but it is the culture our friends on the left have fostered in America today. Featuring a giant Fox News logo, the Gawker...
  • ‘Sin,’ Lies and Missing Audiotape: How ‘Gawker’ Duped Me into an Interview (Breitbart)

    01/08/2010 5:25:05 AM PST · by mnehring · 12 replies · 1,293+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Andrew Breitbart
    Yesterday, I made the mistake of answering the following email, addressed to Big Government editor Mike Flynn, promptly:Hi Mr. Flynn,I’m a reporter from the Business Insider working on a short item about the new Big Journalism site launched today. Any chance you’d have Breitbart’s email so I can get in touch with him?Would appreciate it so much.Best regards, Gillian–Gillian ReaganThe Business InsiderXXX@businessinsider.comXXX Fifth Avenue, 7th FlNew York, NY 10003646-484-XXXX twitter: XXXXXXXI spoke with Ms. Reagan for about ten minutes and gave her a long explanation as to why I started Big Journalism. I awoke to something so far off from what I...
  • Gawker: 'Beck is an Actual Terrorist and the People Attending his Rally in DC Tomorrow Are al-Qaeda'

    09/11/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 67 replies · 2,500+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Usually it is easy ignore the commentary from that great bastion of cultural insight, known as the gossip Web site Gawker. But every now and then, even Gawker steps over the line. In a Sept. 11 post by Alex Pareene that was allegedly meant to reflect on the passing of eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pareene launched into a hate-and-expletive-filled anti-President George W. Bush, anti-conservative and anti-Glenn Beck attack in his post. His first assault was on the prior administration. ...more...
  • Gawker Has Full Exit Polls (See Colemans Numbers To See How Off They Are)

    11/04/2008 3:40:22 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 13 replies · 7,103+ views
    Gawker ^ | 11-4-08
    Exit Polls! Exit Polls! Exit Polls! Sorry, Dianne Feinstein! Exit polls are useless and wrong (actually they're not entirely wrong and useless except that no one knows how to read them, except Marc Ambinder). But they're out, now, and soon they'll be everywhere. Let's get to it: "Senate sources" say the Dems will be stuck at 58 seats. Sad! After the jump, the numbers that people like Drudge have. There are no surprises but the slight Obama leads in MO and IN are probably LIES. (Or, uh, misleading.) GA 47-51 FL 52-49 IA 58-42 IN 52-48 MI 60-39 MN 56-39...
  • Gawker Media Laying Off 19 Workers

    10/05/2008 7:55:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Radar Magazine ^ | 10/03/08 | Choire Sicha
    A memo today from Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton announces that he is laying of 19 of his 133 editorial positions and also suspending bonus payments, of which he forks over $50,000 a month. He notes also that advertising is up 30% over a year ago. He also confirms the hire of Gabriel Snyder to run, as we announced earlier this week. Gawker Media employees believe they will receive a "massive" pay cut without the bonuses—approximately 1/3rd of their current income. "There is no escaping the fact that we're losing some excellent colleagues and the environment next year will...