Why #Gawker is so Awful

The word that should be most closely associated with Gawker Media is “truthiness”. Let’s take a look at why that is the case.

Sources:

Gawker Info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Denton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Spiers

Gawker Properties
http://advertising.gawker.com/about/

Gawker is awful – Hitler Coke
https://archive.is/pmEf0

Going through peoples’ amazon orders
https://archive.is/PP4Dl

Horsefucker
https://archive.is/F1m4y

Outing people
https://archive.is/xftqS

James Franco
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/17/gawker-s-homophobic-years-long-crusade-to-out-james-franco.html?via=twitter_page

David Geithner Scandal
https://web.archive.org/web/20150717013027/http://gawker.com/conde-nasts-cfo-tried-to-pay-2-500-for-a-night-with-a-1718364339

Everyone hates Gawker
http://www.salon.com/2015/07/22/i_was_slimed_by_gawker_in_the_worst_year_of_my_life_i_became_a_regular_target_%E2%80%94_and_it_was_devastating/
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2010/07/outrage_world.html
http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/gawker-the-worst-of-the-internet/
http://www.vice.com/pages/response

Fired Employee speaks
http://www.mediaite.com/online/fired-gawker-writer-goes-on-tirade-compares-site-to-isis-and-charleston-shooter/

Fight Back
https://archive.is/ybUQz
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/07/27/how-gamergate-shattered-gawkers-myth-of-invincibility/#disqus_thread
https://archive.is/J3SrM
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gawker-gamergate-seven-figures
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/10/20/inside-gamergates-successful-attack-on-the-media/

Unionising
http://www.reaxxion.com/9508/gawker-writers-unionize-in-response-to-gamergates-bloody-nose?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
https://archive.is/iRkGA

Gawker’s fucked
http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/03/gawker-to-be-penalized-by-new-fact-based-search-algorithm-says-google/

Hulk Hogan sex tape
https://archive.is/brw9U

Refuse to take down
https://archive.is/8O8wr

Lawsuit
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/16/will-hulk-hogan-pin-nick-denton-the-lawsuit-that-could-destroy-gawker.html

“Fucking nigger”
https://archive.is/VBNT1

Removed from WWE
http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/24/wwe-completely-removes-hulk-hogan-from-brand-amid-racist-rant-controversy-5310587/?ito=facebook
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/24/wwe-hulk-hogan-racism_n_7863020.html

Hypocritical on their position re: Jennifer Lawren
https://archive.is/WZN9f
https://archive.is/hM8HC

David Geithner article pulled
https://archive.is/pqZkV
https://archive.is/BWjvh

Why it’s okay to out
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/business/media/gawkers-future-a-conversation-with-nick-denton.html?_r=0

Potentially sued
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/07/17/gawker_libel_suit_publication_should_worried.html

Resigning
https://archive.is/LeuIY

Denton on why Gawker is Awful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ferrE5gSeeY

Meltdown – Denton explaining that he’s not changed as a person
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGm4LU3VdQc

Gawker Employees are awful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-avakrRUaU

Jezebel stream
http://www.hitbox.tv/video/464207

Outro Music: Ken’s Theme by FamilyJules7x
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etDon1LH1vA