"They messed with the wrong guy brother HH" Gawker to cease operations next week


#1

Gawker.com is shutting down, with the news coming just two days after Univision Holdings Inc. won a bankruptcy auction to buy parent company Gawker Media LLC for $135 million US.

In a story posted Thursday on its website, Gawker.com says it will close next week after nearly 14 years of operation.

Gawker.com said Nick Denton, the company’s outgoing CEO, told staff of the site’s fate on Thursday afternoon, prior to a bankruptcy court hearing in Manhattan to decide whether to approve U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision’s bid for Gawker Media’s other assets, which include tech site Gizmodo, feminist-focused Jezebel, sports site Deadspin, Kotaku, Jalopnik and Lifehacker.

“The near-term plans for Gawker.com’s coverage, as well as the site’s archives, have not yet been finalized,” Gawker.com said.

Gawker Media sought bankruptcy protection in June after a court awarded a $140-million US judgment to former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan after he brought an invasion of privacy lawsuit over the publication of excerpts from a sex tape of Hogan having sex with a friend’s wife.

Hogan was secretly backed by Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who was a PayPal founder and early Facebook investor. Thiel had been outed as gay on the Gawker website in 2007.

Denton filed for personal bankruptcy earlier this month following the award to Hogan.

“The real shame is that Gawker gave Hogan a sledgehammer with which (to) pulverize it in state court,” New York University journalism professor Adam Penenberg tweeted. “If you want to ascribe blame, blame Denton.”

https://twitter.com/HulkHogan/status/766357094652112901


#2

They fucked with the wrong nigga! Right Thunderlips!?


#3

It’s ok Raz0r you still have Buzzfeed.


#4

I question the legal decision while simultaneously celebrating it happening to Gawker,that POS Nick Denton, Kotaku and Jezebel’s staff may bad karma continue to spite them all until they atone.

May their Gonorrhea be a antibiotic resistant strain.


#5

They’ll be bought out and return back from the dead


#6

inmates cheer raucously, toilet paper strews down from the cells


#7

Everyone knows that Hogan ain’t putting anyone over; not even in court.


#8

The ultimate male vs the ultimate meatball!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20140816/e8aduvet.jpg


#9

https://i.imgur.com/fg1gcTz.gif


#10

That’s what you get for not being a real American!

:tup:


#11

or just a decent human being


#12

Good

So you outed a powerful and rich gay man

You posted child porn
And you ruin hulk hogan’s privacy

Fuck gawker


#13

Wait Gawker posted Child Porn?


#14

I am free speech absolutist and Gawker is the first group to make me challenge that notion.

I could buy the Free speech argument if they hadn’t ran massive doxxing campaigns to steifel other peoples speech, mainly through Jezebelle.

Gawker literally led the campaign to imprison people who posted unauthorized sex tapes of women and succeeded.


#15

Free speech protected by the First Amendment isn’t what you think it means.


#16

(I can understand not particularly liking the arguable precedent that Mr. Thiel’s “revenge” is manifesting as given that’s one of the pretexts that Raz0r used to talk about this months ago.)

That said, Gawker as a whole and everything related to it is a piece of excrement that can’t be gone soon enough, at least in its current form. This is legitimately one of the relatively few good things to actually happen in 2016, at least as the world as a whole is concerned.

doesn’t care about Hulk Hogan either way, though his lawsuit is definitely legitimate and I’m “glad” to see it worked


#17

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


#18

The lawsuit doesn’t change the fact that we all now know Hulk Hogan is a piece of shit.


#19

http://i.imgur.com/kFGLEr4.png


#20

Now we just need the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed to libel him…