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 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah the link is in the text /illiterate

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

the new cool kid ILX crew lol

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

lol @ plushie-fucking garbage

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

are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

yes

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

it's called 'decorum' usually

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

take it to kinja

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

xp: lololol

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

^^ GG firing shots at gawker over ethics in journalism

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

lolololx2

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

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

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

We are clearly in need of higher standards for reading.

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

i mean gawker dudes, thanks dudes

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

how exciting

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

*tumbls furiously*

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

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

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

will do

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

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

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

Editors shouldn’t let this happen.

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:47 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

deems, how do you rate volvos?

sarahell, Friday, 11 January 2019 03:00 (two months ago) Permalink

premium runarounds

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 03:35 (two months ago) Permalink

hes not wrong about that galway road neither

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 03:35 (two months ago) Permalink

the details I really needed

mh, Friday, 11 January 2019 03:50 (two months ago) Permalink

hey ama

topical mlady (darraghmac), Friday, 11 January 2019 03:54 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 17 January 2019 02:52 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Yerac, Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:26 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

xp- lmao

flopson, Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

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

mh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:56 (two months ago) Permalink

it’s fuckin wild

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

Kosoff additionally told HR of an exchange in which Griffith took a dismissive stance towards the recruiting of a writer who identifies as non-binary.

Kosoff, who was tasked with recruiting some new editorial staff, wrote in a Slack message that she was going to meet with a potential staffer “who is a person of color and nonbinary (uses they/them pronouns).”

When she returned from the meeting two hours later, Griffith initially laughed off the preferred pronouns.

“lol is [name redacted] a girl?” Griffith asked.

wow, just a straight up evil person, i hope she eats shit forever

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:29 (one month ago) Permalink

hard to believe this can't-fail concept is failing

“I'm the sexy gorilla and I'm going to hell“ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:31 (one month ago) Permalink

walking away from presumably lucrative gigs like this in the current media economy takes guts, so props to them

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:33 (one month ago) Permalink

I was looking up Griffith last week on instagram, twitter and her articles. I couldn't figure out how she landed this job besides her mingling in the monied prep Trump crowd.

Yerac, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

at the same time, they a) took jobs from someone widely known to be a shithead and b) eventually realised, one presumes, that being associated long-term with his shitty project could affect their future job prospects xp

“I'm the sexy gorilla and I'm going to hell“ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:38 (one month ago) Permalink

lots of people knowingly work for shitheads and keep on doing it because $$$. I have certainly done this!

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh her instagram is now private. It was very white linen hamptons. Ha and pic with Billy McFarland.

Yerac, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

xpost The majority of companies are run by shitheads. How to choose?

Yerac, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

very hamptons indeed

https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/you-should-know/you-should-know-writer-carson-griffith

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean there's clearly different calculus at work when you have a byline etc, but idk there are plenty of shitty, toxic outlets with one or two writers worth reading (the NYT for example)

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

What Yerac said, I don't understand how Griffith got the job in the first place.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

She did write a very nice piece about Ivanka too.

Yerac, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:50 (one month ago) Permalink

The profile said she is “more than just a pretty face” so that’s something

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:50 (one month ago) Permalink

there are a lot of valid reasons to shit on the original gawker as a tabloid rag, but the one thing they did right was allow writers who weren't grads from a subset of northeastern prep schools and prestige colleges or complete society hanger-ons get a foot into the media world

mh, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 19:10 (one month ago) Permalink

i'll sign off on that

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 19:38 (one month ago) Permalink

tru

“I'm the sexy gorilla and I'm going to hell“ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 19:48 (one month ago) Permalink

however will we enable "access journalism" if our reporting staff didn't go to the right schools and do unpaid internships?!

mh, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 20:27 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Aw, all the party photo sites that Blue States Lose linked to are dead. RIP 2005 Brooklyn.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 9 March 2019 04:40 (one week ago) Permalink


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