Gawker.com is gone. Some people are upset, some people are dancing on its grave. Is there a right or a wrong perspective on Gawker’s demise? Was its fate deserved because of its controversial and confrontational editorial style, or was Peter Thiel’s cash-fueled vendetta an ugly harbinger of what could happen to the state of media if the powerful choose to litigate the free press into non-existence?
The hot Gawker takes have been flying left and right, and on this week’s Hacks and Flacks, Andrew Grzywacz and Manny Veiga try to dig through it all.
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- Nick Denton on Gawker: “How Things Work“
- Max Read on Gawker: “Did I Kill Gawker?“
- Peter Thiel editorial: “The Online Privacy Debate Won’t End With Gawker“
- Other billionaires suing the press: Poynter