I’ll admit it: I’ve spent the past several days gawking at Gawker. The online gossip rag, which has been in turmoil ever since it published a sleazy report in which it outed an executive at a rival media company at the behest of a blackmailing male escort, lost two of its top editors on Monday and …
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Last week Gawker helped an escort blackmail an executive at a rival media company when it published a story about his attempts to hook up with the escort, who had threatened to rat his client out to the media unless he helped him with a housing dispute. When the executive refused, the escort went running …
Gossip website Gawker regularly walks the fine line between entertaining, edgy content and completely unethical, sleazy trash. On Thursday, the website went way, way over that line by helping a blackmailer take revenge against a non-public figure because that person declined to abuse their power on the blackmailer’s behalf.