hey gawker dudes. what the fuck is wrong with you?

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link maybe automatic, related story, tag or whatever.

The "obit" doesn't seem so bad.

A lot of gawker is gossip, never going to be the classiest website.

Rave Van Donk (jim in glasgow), Friday, 20 February 2015 07:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah the link is in the text /illiterate

Rave Van Donk (jim in glasgow), Friday, 20 February 2015 07:55 (three years ago) Permalink

if you include the link you're shameless. if you don't you're whitewashing your record. kind of a no win situation

polyphonic, Friday, 20 February 2015 08:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Ehh idk, pretty sure you could choose not to hyperlink that shit in an obit, and I know that gawker is the new cool kid ILX crew, but fuck that noise.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Friday, 20 February 2015 08:32 (three years ago) Permalink

i think it's sad that ppl think gawker is cool -- like the ppl who write for it seem like a mix of college student newspaper dorks that felt they were "edgier" than their peers but not extroverted enough to be sketch comedy dweebs

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 09:01 (three years ago) Permalink

gawker media, jjjusten wants a word with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64sy-053698

how's life, Friday, 20 February 2015 09:45 (three years ago) Permalink

reading this thread i thought it was going to be like, one of those embedded links with an image. that would have been pretty hilarious/fucked up. but a hyperlink in the text? meh

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 15:17 (three years ago) Permalink

if you include the link you're shameless. if you don't you're whitewashing your record. kind of a no win situation

It isn’t white washing if it’s a minor story. And it was an extremely minor story.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 20 February 2015 15:42 (three years ago) Permalink

the new cool kid ILX crew lol

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 February 2015 15:46 (three years ago) Permalink

new cool kid ILX crew needs to be doing more to prevent plushie-fucking garbage like this imo

http://io9.com/10-superheroes-who-can-never-have-sex-5015295

The first two grafs of the Hulk item are a good an argument as any that comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 February 2015 15:50 (three years ago) Permalink

it would have been really disingenuous to write about his death but pretend like we have no history with him

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 February 2015 15:51 (three years ago) Permalink

new cool kid ILX crew needs to be doing more to prevent plushie-fucking garbage like this imo

sure we'll do this right after you storm into will dana's office and put your foot down over the new U2 album getting 5 stars

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 February 2015 15:54 (three years ago) Permalink

agree that it was such a minor story that it'd of been fine and a scosh classier to not include it

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 February 2015 15:55 (three years ago) Permalink

lol @ plushie-fucking garbage

example (crüt), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:48 (three years ago) Permalink

In the future all celeb obits will include a disclosure about the writer being blocked on Twitter by the deceased

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:06 (three years ago) Permalink

i still dont REALLY get this complaint but im glad you posted about it here and on facebook

frankly it would be really weird and shady to pretend we (or really a couple ex employees) had never gotten in a stupid fight with this guy? its not that the story is or is not newsworthy its that we were directly involved as an institution. better to err on the side of transparency

and even then i guess i dont quite get it. are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

max, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

yes

contenderizer, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

it's called 'decorum' usually

j., Friday, 20 February 2015 19:42 (three years ago) Permalink

It's bad form to call out or air the dirty laundry of someone who is no longer around to defend him/herself. And I'm sure it's pretty much the last thing anyone who cares about that person wants to read about when they're grieving.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:44 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean, write an article or a book or whatever after some time has passed and tell the world how much of a d-bag the person was if you need to, but slipping funeral atendees pictures of the deceased with his mistress just makes you look like a ghoul.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (three years ago) Permalink

When Norm McDonald dies does Rolling Stone have to print that he tweeted a critique of their Best SNL cast list?

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (three years ago) Permalink

i don't think mentioning gawker's history with the guy is nec. a bad thing but the way it's inserted into the article is really weird to me, like it's vague enough to invite you to click on it, had it been prefaced with something like "we should note in the interest of transparency that we engaged in an angry blah blah blah...." i would understand more

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (three years ago) Permalink

i still dont REALLY get this complaint but im glad you posted about it here and on facebook

Maybe Gawker can run an article about it and link back to it when we die

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:54 (three years ago) Permalink

take it to kinja

mookieproof, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:57 (three years ago) Permalink

xp: lololol

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:59 (three years ago) Permalink

"Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism." - Graham Greene

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:59 (three years ago) Permalink

^^ GG firing shots at gawker over ethics in journalism

example (crüt), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:01 (three years ago) Permalink

lolololx2

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:02 (three years ago) Permalink

clearly the gawker keepin' it negative dickhole cool kid crew should run ILX

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:36 (three years ago) Permalink

clearly they should

― carne asada, Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:38 PM (6 years ago)

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:43 (three years ago) Permalink

i think it's sad that ppl think gawker is cool -- like the ppl who write for it seem like a mix of college student newspaper dorks that felt they were "edgier" than their peers but not extroverted enough to be sketch comedy dweebs

― Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, February 20, 2015 4:01 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think gawker is cool. i guess i buy into their self-image of bravely flaunting politesse standards of establishment journalism, and the writers not caring who they piss off definitely makes for interesting reading. disrespecting the death of some random tv producer i've never heard of doesn't necessarily quality as "brave," but idk it's hard to care either way. i like how the nothing gets the gloves off on ilx like obits

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:52 (three years ago) Permalink

We are clearly in need of higher standards for reading.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:55 (three years ago) Permalink

comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 7:50 AM (5 hours ago)

i hope you are consistently making this argument on all the relevant ilx threads, sugar

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:06 (three years ago) Permalink

i see people get all excited about these movies and then I see this woman is describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner

pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:08 (three years ago) Permalink

not to be trenchant or anything but everyone lies in obits it's the american way. *thanks obama for gawker*

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:11 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean gawker dudes, thanks dudes

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:14 (three years ago) Permalink

i see people get all excited about these movies and then I see this woman is describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 1:08 PM (6 minutes ago)

you don't get boners?

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Whiney gets a boner every time he gets the opportunity to neg on pop culture he doesn't approve of.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:20 (three years ago) Permalink

how exciting

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:21 (three years ago) Permalink

i can't help but be a little curious why a small business owner in the midwest is outraged about an obit published by a young hip but increasingly conservative new media outlet about a sad comedy ca druggy with a tumblr book deal in which there is what seems like a minor concession to past beef. small world i guess?

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Mumble! Sigh! Sob! Comics aren't just for adults anymore!

Sorry, couldn't think of better sound effects for stereotypical alt commix.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink

don't care about this controversy but can't wait to make good use of this thread in the future

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:25 (three years ago) Permalink

just what we need -- another cis-het white man talking about the hulk's boner

mookieproof, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:28 (three years ago) Permalink

*tumbls furiously*

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:29 (three years ago) Permalink

comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 7:50 AM (5 hours ago)

what about Kevin Smith movies

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:30 (three years ago) Permalink

Hey hip-hop nerds. What kind-of hip-hop is this?

markers, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:31 (three years ago) Permalink

will do

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:34 (three years ago) Permalink

don't you live in greenpoint where's it's like 90% polish people and upwardly mobile white twentysomethings pretending to be broke? who are you scared of there?

― imo phillips (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:34 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

are you scared of getting a seitan taco from the taco truck?

― imo phillips (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:35 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

best thread ever

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:37 (three years ago) Permalink

"grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb never fails to brighten my day

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Oops. How could they mess up like this?!!

today in dangers of bad aggregation - this entire story from last night seems to think the pelosi-schumer meeting already happened (it has not, it happens today): https://t.co/ogwbVqCAuN

— Justin Sink (@justinsink) December 11, 2018

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:34 (one month ago) Permalink

i was excited when splinter got going and seemed to position itself as explicitly left leaning with the sharpness of old school gawker but man have they run out of steam. fuckin clickonomics.

― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, December 7, 2018 9:47 AM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

*very depressed voice* otm

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah :(

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:54 (one month ago) Permalink

and it kills me that they've got writers who could be great if they were less concerned about forcing the 'nihilst satire' tone on the whole universe

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:21 (one month ago) Permalink

a thing i always loved about gawker was that it was very political but not about politics

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:39 (one month ago) Permalink

i feel like splinter emerged to say who and what is bad right at the exact moment that saying who and what is bad feels particularly useless

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:41 (one month ago) Permalink

The 'A Note on Drew' post is weird.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:50 (one month ago) Permalink

HOSPITAL NURSE: Oh you can wipe better than this

ME: Well yeah but why would I do that here

— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) December 21, 2018

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 21 December 2018 03:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Drew lives!

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 21 December 2018 03:13 (one month ago) Permalink

this is so good

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lmao @ the Jeet tweet

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Max on Chris Hayes last night

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Saturday, 29 December 2018 15:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

holy shit somebody wrote spon con about their dead sibling https://t.co/d7Iu6taoCZ

— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) January 10, 2019

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dwk2bX9XQAAYPRa.jpg:small

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:33 (one week ago) Permalink

and for a volvo ffs

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:08 (one week ago) Permalink

i couldn't finish the whole thing but what was the problem with it exactly? that it's tacky he wrote a story about his brother's suicide for an auto blog and kinda pegged it to the car he drove around? the narrative itself is... fine.

Mordy, Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

did he get to keep it?

sarahell, Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

i couldn't finish the whole thing but what was the problem with it exactly? that it's tacky he wrote a story about his brother's suicide for an auto blog and kinda pegged it to the car he drove around?


...yes?

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:19 (one week ago) Permalink

in this story about this writer’s brother there is one (1) picture of them both and five (5) pictures of the car as well as numerous paragraphs about what a smooth, enjoyable ride the volvo provided as he made his emotional pilgrimage around to places in ireland of great personal sentimental value

look i know we all love seeing ads everywhere for everything all the time now but this one just left a bad taste in my mouth for some reason 🤷‍♂️

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:28 (one week ago) Permalink

For the world at large, this is the only experience they’ll ever have with him. There’s a weight on me, then, to make it something real.


YOU WROTE ADVERTORIAL ABOUT YOUR DEAD BROTHER FFS

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:30 (one week ago) Permalink

he's an intern for gawker for cars and needed some car related peg obv to write about his brother - if the writing hadn't felt so sincere i'd hold it more against him but i feel like he did the bare minimum to get published (the "i drove a volvo" line was so perfunctory). i guess i'm just sympathetic :/ he's obv an aspiring writer who misses his brother.

Mordy, Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:43 (one week ago) Permalink

to his credit, he doesn't delve into a thought exercise about what his brother would have thought about the car

mh, Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Editors shouldn’t let this happen.

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:47 (one week ago) Permalink

this is a particularly over the top example of a kind of article jalopnik has been running for like 10 years

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

at least it was his own brother, his family ... considering how many writers, artists, etc. appropriate other people's personal tragedies or use them to write tone deaf think pieces ... it may be tacky, but assumedly, it's not hurting anyone.

sarahell, Friday, 11 January 2019 02:22 (one week ago) Permalink

compared to the NYT magazine feature story last month about Max Harris' veganism and care for animals that kinda handwaved his lack of care for the guests at his event, where 36 people died ... "volvo gave me a car to drive around Ireland and write about my dead brother" seems kinda sweet

sarahell, Friday, 11 January 2019 02:24 (one week ago) Permalink

he's an intern for gawker for cars and needed some car related peg obv to write about his brother -

he did not

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 02:32 (one week ago) Permalink

not badly written. needed more about achill.

if he couldnt find a galvin in kerry he wasnt looking.

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 02:43 (one week ago) Permalink

deems, how do you rate volvos?

sarahell, Friday, 11 January 2019 03:00 (one week ago) Permalink

premium runarounds

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 03:35 (one week ago) Permalink

hes not wrong about that galway road neither

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 03:35 (one week ago) Permalink

the details I really needed

mh, Friday, 11 January 2019 03:50 (one week ago) Permalink

hey ama

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 03:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I was wondering wtf was wrong with you all until I hit the line at the end about how they've taken out a lot of the words and phots about the car.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 11 January 2019 11:51 (one week ago) Permalink

the editor of the “new gawker” has some interesting editorial standards!!! pic.twitter.com/9f8x3nuGaE

— tasbeeh herwees (@THerwees) January 16, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 22:54 (five days ago) Permalink

I don't understand plagiarizing and I especially don't understand pointedly plagiarizing like that ^^^. It's trumpian in the absurdity.

Yerac, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:15 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah, as per the plagiarized: "imagine taking the time to re-type and plagiarize this dumbass tweet"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:35 (five days ago) Permalink

it fucks me up because there are people on twitter who plagiarize constantly but they at least have the foresight to rephrase a little bit

mh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:29 (four days ago) Permalink

The relaunched gawker is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 17 January 2019 02:52 (four days ago) Permalink

The fans will know the difference. They were a fan of a gossip blog that covered the media.

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 17 January 2019 02:53 (four days ago) Permalink

The original tweet was super cringey, but to like it enough to plagiarize? Oooof.

Yerac, Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:26 (four days ago) Permalink

She has some other terrible tweets:
https://splinternews.com/here-are-the-media-chuds-joining-fake-gawker-1831782448

jaymc, Thursday, 17 January 2019 05:23 (four days ago) Permalink

In 2012, Breslaw wrote a story for Tablet Magazine titled, “How the cancer victim at the center of the AMC series [Breaking Bad] justifies my skepticism of Holocaust survivors.”

jmm, Thursday, 17 January 2019 14:08 (four days ago) Permalink

here's the direct link to that story:
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/105853/breaking-bad-karma

sarahell, Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:51 (four days ago) Permalink

xp- lmao

flopson, Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:52 (four days ago) Permalink

it goes in a differently terrible direction than you'd initially expect

mh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:56 (four days ago) Permalink

it’s fuckin wild

Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:17 (four days ago) Permalink

who in their right mind would've thought those were words that should be committed to paper

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:25 (four days ago) Permalink

Oh, stop being coy, holocaust denier, tell us why you are estranged from your Jewish father!

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:39 (four days ago) Permalink

Heard an interview with Max earlier this week btw

https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/260-fake-ass-internet/

... (Eazy), Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:21 (four days ago) Permalink


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