It looks like all Gawker talks about turning over a new leaf was just a bunch of bullshit. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, since that’s all a snake like Nick Denton can actually accomplish. The thing is, it’s so poorly written. I don’t claim to be some modern day Mark Twain, but my goodness. I’ve seen some really atrocious pieces to come out of there as of late. Also, I know that blogging can have some sort posts here and there. I do it all the time, but Gawker has taken it to the extreme when you look at their recent trajectory. Before I get to the meat of this story, take a look at how far the mighty have fallen:
Not only is their traffic down, but they’re also up to the same old name and shame bullshit they’ve always done. Take a look at what they’ve recently done to a write named Giles Coren. The article is behind a paywall, but someone posted it on imgur. First, let’s excerpt the Gawker post in question:
Coren, who is married, has since deleted the tweet, but it remains preserved in a post on Yahoo! UK that correctly suggests that joking about using feminism to try to fuck a woman in a professional setting is, uhh, very sexist. And not funny! At least not in the way Coren hoped it would be, anyway.
He’s right. This shit isn’t going away anytime soon. If you get marked as an enemy by these rad fem nutters, you can expect a lifetime of attacks from outlets like Gawker. To be fair, I don’t think ideology matters all that much to Nick Denton and his cronies. He’s all about making a buck, which is why this latest drop in traffic has to hurt badly. Think about where these monsters were a year ago versus where they are now. It feels great to have helped play a part in that, doesn’t it? I know it makes me smile broadly. Anyway, I’m going to go get ready for the show, which starts at 6PM EST. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I’m going to.