In the never-ending story of the eternal battle between “good” (the motley band of writers, editors, and artists comprising G/O media) and actual evil (their corporate owners, this time being Great Hill Partners) much ink has been spilled, but now, the shitheel capitalist dogs have gone too far.
Do your part, show solidarity, and make sure Spanfeller doesn’t get a peaceful moment at all. Send him your thoughts - tie up the fax line.
That which is dead may never die.
In an ironic twist of fate, the entity once known as Gawker Media (then Gizmodo Media Group, then
Fusion.NET, then Fusion, then Splinter, then The Onion Group, now renamed G/O Media) is now owned by a vulture capitalist firm: Great Hills Partners.
GH immediately took the axe to the company, sacking forty employees and installing drunken dinosaur and adversarial adman Jim Spanfeller as supreme dictator. Who immediately went to work making the websites shittier …
The life, death, and resurrection of Gawker is the opera of our millennial times. The many, many stages of Gawker reflected the zeitgeist; from its not-so-humble beginnings as a gossip rag to its breathless coverage of the nascent Occupy movement to its death at the hands of a
(totally not a vampire) Trump-aligned tech billionare-backed Hogan, Gawker was there as our escape from the daily insanity of life.
When Univision snapped up the remains of Gawker - at this point, Gizmodo Media Group - it…