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

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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) link

Oh yeah the link is in the text /illiterate

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

the new cool kid ILX crew lol

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

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

lol @ plushie-fucking garbage

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

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) link

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) link

are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

yes

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

it's called 'decorum' usually

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

take it to kinja

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

xp: lololol

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

"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) link

^^ GG firing shots at gawker over ethics in journalism

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

lolololx2

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

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

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

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) link

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) link

We are clearly in need of higher standards for reading.

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

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) link

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

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) link

i mean gawker dudes, thanks dudes

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

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) link

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) link

how exciting

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

*tumbls furiously*

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

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) link

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

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

will do

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

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) link

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

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

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 (seven months ago) link

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

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 17 January 2019 02:52 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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

Yerac, Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:26 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

xp- lmao

flopson, Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:52 (seven months ago) link

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

mh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:56 (seven months ago) link

it’s fuckin wild

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

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

so much for that whole "hiring reporters" thing

https://www.thedailybeast.com/gawker-writers-quit-over-editorial-director-carson-griffiths-offensive-tweets-workplace-comments/

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:14 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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

Yerac, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:43 (six months ago) link

very hamptons indeed

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

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:45 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

She did write a very nice piece about Ivanka too.

Yerac, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:50 (six months ago) link

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

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:50 (six months ago) link

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 (six months ago) link

i'll sign off on that

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 19:38 (six months ago) link

tru

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

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 (six months ago) link

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 (five months ago) link

four weeks pass...

GMG bought by a private equity firm.

Gizmodo Media Group has been sold to Great Hill Partners. Our statement: pic.twitter.com/OJlbp3ysNH

— GMG Union (@gmgunion) April 8, 2019

Jim Spanfeller, who is now overseeing The Onion and GMG sites like Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, acknowledges importance of “editorial independence” in a memo to staff, while also stressing the need for a “healthy and productive partnership” work with business side pic.twitter.com/XoCAxyoS4h

— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) April 8, 2019

Ned Raggett, Monday, 8 April 2019 14:57 (four months ago) link

The skeleton has been pulled out of the coffin, tied off in a bag full of heavy stones and then thrown to the bottom of the sea

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:32 (four months ago) link

i feel terrible for the folks at the onion who are chained to this shambling zombie

TV presenter and animal lover, Matt Baker (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:37 (four months ago) link

they lure you in with the promise of Kinja, but then you wake up to the reality of getting sold to something called Great Hills Partners

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:40 (four months ago) link

fuckin' kinja, what a disaster that was

TV presenter and animal lover, Matt Baker (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:42 (four months ago) link

i posted dozens of hilariously witty comments on gawker over the years. about 3.5% of them were approved and published. imo that is why the whole enterprise went down in flames

(in case you're keeping track, gawker has now woke up to a dystopian reality, went down in flames, died, been placed in a coffin, and sunk to the bottom of the sea)

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:45 (four months ago) link

still got tim rogers, though

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:45 (four months ago) link

i posted dozens of hilariously witty comments on gawker over the years. about 3.5% of them were approved and published. 

Seriously. What was the actual process for getting out of the grays?

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:49 (four months ago) link

you had to personally know a mod and text them

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:52 (four months ago) link

yet more proof, as if further proof was required, that ilx is the only good design for an online forum

TV presenter and animal lover, Matt Baker (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 8 April 2019 15:55 (four months ago) link

if you post on a site that isn't one of the more-trafficked ones or post on an older article you're never out of the grays. no clue how you become regular enough that you're not gray comment-by-default

I think the writers are self-moderating comments on their articles? seems like a hellscape

mh, Monday, 8 April 2019 15:55 (four months ago) link

if you post on a site that isn't one of the more-trafficked ones or post on an older article you're never out of the grays.

There was a one-month period where I was posting there a lot for some reason (chronic messgeboars guy here, can’t help it), and what was frustrating was that even on the heavily trafficked, 20-minute old articles it was nearly impossible to get your comment approved

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 April 2019 17:37 (four months ago) link

And on and older one, yeah, total waste of time to try to contribute. Cool system!!

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 8 April 2019 17:37 (four months ago) link

what ever happened to "new gawker"?

Trϵϵship, Monday, 8 April 2019 20:39 (four months ago) link

it's still happening. now run by the guy who ran details for a long time. racist socialite girl is still there.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/business/media/gawker-editor-dan-peres.html

maura, Monday, 8 April 2019 22:34 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

missed this when it was reported a couple of days ago

lmao obv

In the latest sign of editorial turbulence, the number two editor at the yet-to-relaunch Gawker is returning to Interview, the Andy Warhol-founded magazine that only emerged from bankruptcy in September.

Ben Barna, who had been reporting to Editor-in-Chief Dan Peres, opted to return to Interview a mere five months after he joined Gawker, which famously filed for bankruptcy in 2016 after a Florida jury ordered it to pay $115 million for publishing a Hulk Hogan sex tape.

Barna will be replaced by Nate Hopper, who is still listed as the ideas editor on Time magazine’s website. He also once worked at Esquire.

A spokeswoman for Gawker’s new parent company, Bustle Media, said Hopper started in the new role Wednesday. Bustle, owned by Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg, bought Gawker out of bankruptcy in late 2018 for $1.35 million.

Barna’s departure is just the latest setback in the notoriously snarky website’s relaunch. Gawker’s only two full-time writers quit in January in protest of an executive who they said used anti-gay slurs and made derogatory comments about Asians and celebrities deemed to be overweight. The site is now slated for a relaunch in “fall 2019.”

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:51 (one month ago) link

in related but not connected news: https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/babe-net-aziz-ansari-date-rise-and-fall.html

mh, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:31 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

seems like a remarkable number of stories about the stories of men accused of horrifying things include some version of the line "the now-defunct news site Gawker published a story about..." https://t.co/7QBzk3IGEj

— Mark Berman (@markberman) July 10, 2019

mark s, Thursday, 11 July 2019 15:07 (one month ago) link


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