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Quote of the Day: A Somber Goodbye To Gawker, a News Outlet Killed by an A**hole Billionaire
"One of Gawker’s most cherished tags was “How Things Work,” a rubric that applied to posts revealing the sausage-making, the secret ways that power manifests itself. The phrase has a children’s book feel to it, bringing to mind colorful illustrations of animals in human work ...read more
The True Enemies of Press Freedom Have Arrived, and Neither is Named 'Obama'
The New York Times' James Risen is by most accounts an outstanding journalist. But being an accomplished reporter evidently doesn't immunize him from jumping aboard the outrage machine, at one time claiming that President Obama is the worst [you name it] ever. Specifically, two ...read more
If You're Applauding Gawker's Bankruptcy, You Simply Don't Get How Dangerous It Is
Ben Cohen is the founding editor of The Daily Banter and finances all of this out of his own pocket. There's an entire menu of reasons why it takes balls of iron to do what Ben is doing (his take on the Gawker story can be found here). As someone who also ran a small business ...read more