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Gawker.com to End Operations Next Week

Univision bought six of the Gawker company websites for $135 milion (are you kidding me?).

But I guess Gawker is a damaged brand that Univision won't be continuing.

Gawker announces the end of business here.

After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.

Nick Denton, the company’s outgoing CEO, informed current staffers of the site’s fate on Thursday afternoon, just hours before a bankruptcy court in Manhattan will decide whether to approve Univision’s bid for Gawker Media’s other assets. The near-term plans for Gawker.com’s coverage, as well as the site’s archives, have not yet been finalized.

Yeah, whatever, Peter Thiel's such a bad guy.

Posted by: Ace at 01:19 PM




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1 135 Million for Gawker?

The HQ should be worth at least 250k, right?

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:20 PM (/hxGw)

2 And they bought a shit ton of liability with that Hogan lawsuit.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2016 01:20 PM (mpXpK)

3 Heh.

Posted by: Golfman at August 18, 2016 01:21 PM (b6FQn)

4 I mean, the T-Shirt sales alone have to be worth that.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:21 PM (/hxGw)

5 The domain will be snapped up by a porn site inside of 20 minutes.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:21 PM (dzmBR)

6 Hmmm, going out of business, eh?

I wonder if they're going to be discounting character assassinations, like 80% off!

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:22 PM (TOk1P)

7 The going price for the HQ is a baby food jar full of hobo toenails.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:22 PM (6m50f)

8 Does Gawker even have a Morning Art Thread?

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:22 PM (/hxGw)

9 Hulk Hogan smash.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 01:22 PM (KUaJL)

10 The folks at $1 Newsweek are laughing at Gawker.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 18, 2016 01:23 PM (7ZVPa)

11 Didn't the Gawker employees unionize last year?


Posted by: BBC at August 18, 2016 01:23 PM (NOIQH)

12 Serious question: Why are the free speech people freaking out about Thiel like they are?

It's not like he threatened them. If the judgement had gone their way it wouldn't have even been ruinous from a legal standpoint.

It's not going to quell celebrity gossip sites either. TMZ existed before and will continue to exist entirely unchanged despite gawker going under (it might pick up viewers.)

Gawker wanted to push the bounds of the law, it pushed back.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:23 PM (dzmBR)

13 I mean, the T-Shirt sales alone have to be worth that.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:21 PM (/hxGw)



As I am fond of reminding anyone who will listen, back in the day when AoSHQ was selling t-shirts, I bought one.


They sent me two.


So... the proverbial, what they lose in doubling the merchandise delivered, they were hoping to make up in volume.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:24 PM (TOk1P)

14 Let it burn. Good for Thiel, whatever his peculiar libertarian politics are. About time somebody on the right took down the media for real.

Righties always talking about "fighting" the media. This guy fought and won.

Now cue all the purists who can't handle Thiel winning because he's not their kind of Republican.

Circular firing squad, ready aim.

Posted by: PrincetonAl at August 18, 2016 01:24 PM (77H7D)

15 Revenge stories rarely end up as well as this one. Thiel basically went Count of Monte Cristo on their ass.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 01:24 PM (KUaJL)

16 #14 Exactly.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 18, 2016 01:26 PM (kXoT0)

17 >>Serious question: Why are the free speech people freaking out about Thiel like they are?


It never occurred to them that it could happen to their side?
That seems to be all I can see.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 01:26 PM (NOIQH)

18 >>They sent me two.


>So... the proverbial, what they lose in doubling the merchandise delivered, they were hoping to make up in volume.


Ever inspect them under a blacklight to see which one was the 'gift'?


Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:26 PM (/hxGw)

19 That's a heavy price to pay for Hulk Hogan's wang.

Posted by: wooga at August 18, 2016 01:27 PM (G0kET)

20 Gawker is also going full on YOLO too. "Its Senior Week!" Crap.

Jezebel has a click bait thing about "We're not reviewing No Man's Sky because the title isn't inclusive" or some crap. And its just a clickbait blurb article. And apparently they've just started a new website this week called "the cuck"

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:27 PM (z/Ubi)

21 Oh no not Gawker. Where will I go for all of my bat shit crazy tabloid trash articles and mental illness masquerading as an ideology?

Posted by: Drew in MO at August 18, 2016 01:27 PM (cGlgB)

22 Ever inspect them under a blacklight to see which one was the 'gift'?

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:26 PM (/hxGw)


I don't recall who the seller was, Cafe Press or some other outfit, but I never considered that Ewoks had any hand in the production/delivery. So, no Ewok fur or juice, I would think.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:29 PM (TOk1P)

23 So, you're telling me that if I wanted to visit the Gawker site for the first time ever, I had better do it soon? I'll get back to you on that.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 18, 2016 01:29 PM (7ZVPa)

24 March 29, 1987 - Hulk Hogan bodyslams Andre the Giant

Fast Forward 29 years...

August 18, 2016 - Hulk Hogan bodyslams Gawker.com

As a 80's kid who h8s on the Gawker leeches, I don't know which is more entertaining..

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at August 18, 2016 01:29 PM (laQYo)

25 Okay, I have no business acumen, but can someone tell me exactly what Univision is getting for
their 135M?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2016 01:30 PM (FaBpp)

26 If Peter Thiel had been a lefty, they never would have bothered him. None of this would ever have happened. Thus, Peter Thiel is to blame.

$135 million for some websites? That's like HealthCare.gov money!

Posted by: spongeworthy at August 18, 2016 01:30 PM (mrfTe)

27 Too Bad Thiel couldn't take out Zuckerberg and the Twitter hacks for their bias. Social media is the next mainstream media (if not already) and polluting lofos with lefty agitprop.

Posted by: oddknot still frets at August 18, 2016 01:30 PM (g1MTt)

28 Why do they need 6 webites?

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 18, 2016 01:30 PM (v9gSJ)

29 >>Cafe Press or some other outfit,


I imagined an Ewok boxing them up.

... one handed.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:30 PM (/hxGw)

30 Hit them them harder than Captain Insano!

Posted by: The Waterboy at August 18, 2016 01:31 PM (LtG+N)

31 No Man's Sky is an utterly genderless game, and they're pretending to take a moral stance because of its name?

They just don't want to earn their last paychecks.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:31 PM (6m50f)

32 Not hat hey ever really did "earn" it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:31 PM (6m50f)

33 Alas l, poor Gawker. I knew it well, Horatio.

Fucking shithole.

Posted by: Hamlet at August 18, 2016 01:31 PM (q3SBA)

34 Oh no not Gawker. Where will I go for all of my bat
shit crazy tabloid trash articles and mental illness masquerading as an
ideology?


Posted by: Drew in MO at August 18, 2016 01:27 PM


There's always Salon. Or the NYT.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 18, 2016 01:32 PM (bzd8I)

35 They just don't want to earn their last paychecks.
Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:31 PM (6m50f)

That assumes they wanted to actually earn any of them.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 01:32 PM (KUaJL)

36 Yeah, whatever, Peter Thiel's such a bad guy.
Posted by Ace at 01:19 PM Comments

++++

I see him as neither a good guy nor a bad guy. He's a guy in a feud with Nick Denton, and used lawfare as a tactic. Denton is reviled, so people are happy to see him lose. But, I'm not so sure Denton won't prevail in the end.

There were many people who were happy to see Larry Flynt lose against Falwell, but Flynt came out on top of that legal battle when all was said and done.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:32 PM (R+30W)

37 AoSHQ has mostly elderly white commenters, so its actual worth is probably closer to $1.50.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 01:32 PM (8ZskC)

38 "Jezebel has a click bait thing about "We're not reviewing No Man's Sky because the title isn't inclusive""

Huh? From what I can tell, there's no way to tell if your character is even human, and everyone you meet is an alien.

Now, that the game is crap is another issue...

Posted by: Robert Crawford at August 18, 2016 01:33 PM (MqB5V)

39 So Denton was a tax cheat as well. Serves them right.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 01:33 PM (/CXhS)

40 I never really knew what gawker was. I never cared about Hulk Hogan's junk. And I don't really have an opinion about Thiel. But how about them Knicks?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 18, 2016 01:33 PM (Ozsfq)

41 So Univision has new Spanish outlets? Cool.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 18, 2016 01:34 PM (oDCMR)

42 AoSHQ has mostly elderly white commenters, so its actual worth is probably closer to $1.50.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 01:32 PM


So...some of our hot 'ettes might not be hot 'ettes....?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 18, 2016 01:34 PM (bzd8I)

43 @28 Why do they need 6 webites?
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A few reasons.

First, it allows them to set up slightly different websites that appeal to different target demographics. Second, cross-pollination between the sites probably increases ad traffic slightly, which generates more income. And finally, if one site posts on a controversial news topic, the other sites can cite the first one as a source instead of looking like they're just making stuff up.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2016 01:34 PM (mUM5y)

44 Now cue all the purists who can't handle Thiel winning because he's not their kind of Republican.

Circular firing squad, ready aim.

Posted by: PrincetonAl at August 18, 2016 01:24 PM (77H7D)



Probably an overlap with the "purists" who cry FREE TRADE whenever anyone suggests an America First perspective, as opposed to their Globalizationism.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:34 PM (TOk1P)

45 12 Serious question: Why are the free speech people freaking out about Thiel like they are?


Because he endorsed Trump, which makes him an evil bad-thinking unperson.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at August 18, 2016 01:34 PM (LyISp)

46 Ha ha. Fcuk you Gawker....

Posted by: bitter Klinger at August 18, 2016 01:35 PM (8iiMU)

47 The audience for pre-lubed catheters has value, but not a lot of value.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 01:35 PM (8ZskC)

48 Huh? From what I can tell, there's no way to tell if your character is even human, and everyone you meet is an alien.

Now, that the game is crap is another issue...
Posted by: Robert Crawford at August 18, 2016 01:33 PM (MqB5V)

It's actually worse than that. The character you're playing doesn't actually have a rendered model in the game, from what I'd heard. And in the current patch, even when you're on the same spot of the same planet with another player, you can't see them.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 01:35 PM (KUaJL)

49 @38 "Jezebel has a click bait thing about "We're not reviewing No Man's Sky because the title isn't inclusive""

Huh? From what I can tell, there's no way to tell if your character is even human, and everyone you meet is an alien.

--------------------

It has the word 'man' in its title.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2016 01:35 PM (mUM5y)

50 I take it Univision won't be releasing the hidden video of Hulk Hogan jacking off on their servers.

Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2016 01:36 PM (HVQlX)

51 Peter Theil is a Real American, brother!
http://tinyurl.com/jxkojm5

Posted by: Hulk Hogan at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (7HtZB)

52 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 01:32 PM

So...some of our hot 'ettes might not be hot 'ettes....?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 18, 2016 01:34 PM (bzd8I)


Next they'll try to tell us Mary Cloggenstein isn't really from Vermont. And Amishdude isn't really Amish.


It's crazy talk, is what it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (TOk1P)

53 Gawker, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Air America, Current TV. . .

All liberal outlets eventually fail economically.

On death watch: Rolling Stone Magazine, Time Magazine, The LA Times, The NY Times and Huffington Post.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (4AVeu)

54 And in the current patch, even when you're on the same spot of the same planet with another player, you can't see them.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 01:35 PM (KUaJL)

Yeah, that's the flaw that killed it for me when I read a pre-release article about it. If I wanted to play a solo game, I'd fire up an old version of SimCity.

Posted by: Not My Sky at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (8iiMU)

55 12 Serious question: Why are the free speech people freaking out about Thiel like they are?

It's not like he threatened them. If the judgement had gone their way it wouldn't have even been ruinous from a legal standpoint.

It's not going to quell celebrity gossip sites either. TMZ existed before and will continue to exist entirely unchanged despite gawker going under (it might pick up viewers.)

Gawker wanted to push the bounds of the law, it pushed back.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:23 PM (dzmBR)

++++

Because Thiel successfully drove someone (Nick Denton) out of business based on the content of his speech.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (R+30W)

56 How much of that $138 million is going to Hogan?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (4+VII)

57 Clearly Gawker hasn't figured out how to.monetized diversity like NPR.

Or maybe they had, just without that sweet, sweet government subsidy.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (Grjqn)

58 The HQ should be worth at least 250k, right?Posted by: garrett 

They used to have -- fifteen years ago anyway -- some website where you punch in a url and it would calculate the value. I had a blog at the time, good links to from, decent traffic for a lowly blogger. 25, 000 - 50, 000 views per month. They valued it at $15, 000.

Now I don't know who and the hell would buy it, but it was kinda nice to think it had some value.

Ace could be worth a million and not know it.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 01:38 PM (ZnIt3)

59 Yeah, that's the flaw that killed it for me when I read a pre-release article about it. If I wanted to play a solo game, I'd fire up an old version of SimCity.

Posted by: Not My Sky at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (8iiMU)

Same. I was paying close attention to the subreddit for the game on release because I was really intrigued by the concept. Once they figured that out, the pitchforks came out.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 18, 2016 01:38 PM (KUaJL)

60 Univision will use the Gawker sites to run the sanitized "white" versions of their stories.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:38 PM (6m50f)

61 19 That's a heavy price to pay for Hulk Hogan's wang.
_____________________

I wonder how many people even bothered to look at the Hogan sex vid in the first place. Is there anybody who really cares who that old dude is banging?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 18, 2016 01:38 PM (NnYnv)

62 >>>oSHQ has mostly elderly white commenters, so its actual worth is probably closer to $1.50.<<<

I know an old white dude who would say "a buck three eighty." Dude was old. And white.

Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2016 01:39 PM (HVQlX)

63 Never went to Gawker. Would never have known it existed. I guess Rush has mentioned it a few few times, but other than that, nada.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 01:39 PM (Fmupd)

64 In May, Denton published an open letter to Peter Thiel, asking the entrepreneur to lay his financial weapons down and opt for a 'more constructive exchange' than the Hogan case.

'Even were you to succeed in bankrupting Gawker Media, the writers you dislike, and me, just think what it will mean,' Denton wrote. 'The world is already uncomfortable with the unaccountable power of the billionaire class, the accumulation of wealth in Silicon Valley, and technology's influence over the media.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 01:39 PM (/CXhS)

65 So, after the sale of Gawker, Nick Denton will STILL OWE Hulk Hogan $5 million.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 18, 2016 01:39 PM (4+VII)

66 "Univision bought six of the Gawker company websites for $135 million"

Go Daddy commercials don't make it into the Mexican market?

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at August 18, 2016 01:40 PM (nFdGS)

67 On death watch: Rolling Stone Magazine, Time Magazine, The LA Times, The NY Times and Huffington Post.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (4AVeu)

Don't forget Playboy, now with non-nude wimmenz!And no more cheesy party jokes.

Posted by: Centerfooled at August 18, 2016 01:40 PM (8iiMU)

68 Didn't Playboy sell the other day for 100M?

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:41 PM (6m50f)

69 Why do they need 6 webites?

-
Too many stupid lies to cram into one?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 01:41 PM (Nwg0u)

70 *sad music from Incredible Hulk tv show*

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (4ErVI)

71 >>68
Didn't Playboy sell the other day for 100M? Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:41 PM (6m50f)

The mansion, not the business.

Posted by: General Zod at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (Bdeb0)

72 So...some of our hot 'ettes might not be hot 'ettes....?


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 18, 2016 01:34 PM (bzd8I)

I'm hot for 95

Posted by: Nihilist Nelli at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (43OZ6)

73 Well, now they'll be able to pay off the lawsuit.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (v9gSJ)

74 Don't forget Playboy, now with non-nude wimmenz!And no more cheesy party jokes.

-
So Playboy minus the play.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (Nwg0u)

75 Didn't Playboy sell the other day for 100M?


That was the Playboy mansion.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (8ZskC)

76 68
Didn't Playboy sell the other day for 100M?

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:41 PM (6m50f)


That was the mansion, I think.

Posted by: Centerfooled at August 18, 2016 01:43 PM (8iiMU)

77 No Man's Sky is an inventory management game. If you go into it thinking it's anything different, you'll have a bad time.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:43 PM (6m50f)

78
56 How much of that $138 million is going to Hogan?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (4+VII)


-----------------


After taxes, legal fees, and other residual expenses, I've figured it out to be $9.95.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 01:44 PM (Fmupd)

79 I will never agree with a system that can award millions to a guy based on banging his best friend's wife on film away from his own private residence. I may personally like that Gawker was destroyed but I don't think the Hulk deserved a dime. Further it really bothers me that Hogan fought to only pay a pittance in comparison to the guy who was crippled by his son.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 18, 2016 01:44 PM (cLMWw)

80 Just remembered hearing 100M and Playboy, didn't know what of the empire had been sold. Thanks.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:44 PM (6m50f)

81 So fear of an unaccountable billionaire should make me support an unaccountable media?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, turkey ain't all that's stuffed at August 18, 2016 01:44 PM (UugAp)

82 Hi guys, sorry to barge in, nut I have a prayer request.


A friend of mine at work, who's father passed away a few weeks ago, called me today. He hasn't been back to work yet, and today I found out why. Turns out that his dad, who had been dying of lymphoma, committed suicide and my friend was the one who found him. He is haunted and not coping well.


I ask you to pray for him to find some peace and consolation.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (Xh7t/)

83 > oSHQ has mostly elderly white commenters...

* sniffs *

Ah, so that's why I like it here.

Posted by: redneckbitterclinger at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (jAZR9)

84
Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.

Ooooh. Sounds like a Bond villain.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (IqV8l)

85 HQ is worth 360k. Not too shabby.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (/CXhS)

86 Just think of how many homeless people could be cared for with $135 million.

Strangely, no one will ever ask this question of single person at Univision.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (Grjqn)

87 Thanks. I meant to type thanks at the end of that, but fumble fingers...

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (Xh7t/)

88 Isn't Sports Illustrated going SJW too? Or did I hallucinate them having that Jenner person in a swimsuit?

(I never get the good hallucinations. Or dreams. Occassionally I'll have dome WTF dream that weirds me out all day, but usually I just dream that I'm going to work or actually working.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (q3SBA)

89 65 So, after the sale of Gawker, Nick Denton will STILL OWE Hulk Hogan $5 million.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 18, 2016 01:39 PM (4+VII)

++++

Not so fast.

First, the $135 million generated from the sale of Gawker Media's assets to Univision in August will go into a fund overseen by the bankruptcy court. Secured creditors, including Silicon Valley Bank, will be paid about $22 million-but then the rest will sit there until the appeal is sorted out.

http://fortune.com/gawker-nick-denton-peter-thiel/

SVB will gets theirs right away, but Hogan will have to wait until the case goes through the appeals process. And, he may very well lose that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (R+30W)

90 Because Thiel successfully drove someone (Nick Denton) out of business based on the content of his speech.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (R+30W)


Well not really. Thiel drove someone out of business for consistently and maliciously violating people's privacy.

Yeah that's the "content of the speech" but only in the vaguest of terms.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (dzmBR)

91 Trump should fly to Louisiana to highlight Obama being on vacation.

Posted by: Harun at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (UBBWX)

92 75 Didn't Playboy sell the other day for 100M?


That was the Playboy mansion.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (8ZskC)

Hope the new owner doesn't shine a blacklight around there. It'll look like a Jackson Pollack painting.

Posted by: Peter Quill, Star-Lord at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (7HtZB)

93 *dome -> some

Posted by: Lance McCormick at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (q3SBA)

94 Oh my DangerGirl.

Prayers up and sent.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (/CXhS)

95 Before the Hulk Hogan lawsuit, Gawker lost something like $6 million in ad revenue over it's over-the-top Gamer Gate coverage.
Denton asking Thiel to lay down the lawsuit is rich considering how happily he and the site's writers skewered those with whom they disagreed.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (NOIQH)

96 HQ is worth 360k. Not too shabby.Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA

You ran the numbers? If so, not surprising.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (ZnIt3)

97 Don't forget Playboy, now with non-nude wimmenz!And no more cheesy party jokes.
_______________

I almost included Playboy, but they have no news value anymore, other than the articles about Playboy's demise. Used to be, Playboy interviews had news value. They had access to some interesting newsmakers. Not any more.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 01:47 PM (4AVeu)

98 71 >>68
Didn't Playboy sell the other day for 100M? Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:41 PM (6m50f)

The mansion, not the business.
Posted by: General Zod at August 18, 2016 01:42 PM (Bdeb0)

Bad deal for the buyer. Decontamination alone will easily cost $150 million.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 01:47 PM (0mRoj)

99 Paypal Gay Slays Gawker Stalkers.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 18, 2016 01:47 PM (v9gSJ)

100 >>Ooooh. Sounds like a Bond villain. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 01:45 PM (IqV8l)

"...no, Mister Denton, I expect you to suck!"

Posted by: Auric Thiel at August 18, 2016 01:47 PM (Bdeb0)

101 It's unacceptable that in a world where Gawker can be sold for 135 million we can't have a $15 a hour minimum wage.

Posted by: Dr. Jill of the Green Party at August 18, 2016 01:47 PM (Grjqn)

102 This is like some Count of Monte Cristo shit.

Epic revenge fantasy come to life.

Posted by: Max Power at August 18, 2016 01:48 PM (QCc6B)

103
'Even were you to succeed in bankrupting Gawker Media, the writers you dislike, and me, just think what it will mean,' Denton wrote. 'The world is already uncomfortable with the unaccountable power of the billionaire class, the accumulation of wealth in Silicon Valley, and technology's influence over the media.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 01:39 PM (/CXhS)



When I was a kid this sort of thing happened all the time. Some a-hole would bully another kid, and when the other kid finally got tired of it, and socked him in the nose, the first kid, the one who was being a bully, would whine and complain that you resorted to violence.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:48 PM (TOk1P)

104 Prayers for your friend, DangerGirl.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 01:48 PM (7lVbc)

105 Didn't Playboy sell the other day for 100M? Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:41 PM (6m50f)

The mansion, not the business.
Posted by: General Zod



THERE'S the place you don't want to shine a blacklight.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 01:49 PM (AmeQT)

106 HQ would be worth more if it was just daily pictures from behind dudes doing squats.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:49 PM (6m50f)

107 Why do they need 6 webites?


So they can foist their SJW crap onto a wider audience?

Posted by: Cave Johnson at August 18, 2016 01:49 PM (LyISp)

108 Bad deal for the buyer. Decontamination alone will easily cost $150 million.
__________________________
They'll be selling Playboy brand yogurts and cheeses made from the bacteria of Hef's hot tub.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 01:49 PM (4AVeu)

109 This is like some Count of Monte Cristo shit.

Epic revenge fantasy come to life.

--

Delicious, isn't it?

We should immortalize it by turning his nam einto a verb.

"Don't make me go Thiel on your ass, mister."

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (7lVbc)

110 >>Bad deal for the buyer. Decontamination alone will easily cost $150 million. Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 01:47 PM (0mRoj)

Yep--I've read the place is very run-down, in fact downright filthy. Hefner, 90, is being allowed to live there until death. The buyer apparently is a neighbor of his.

Posted by: General Zod at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (Bdeb0)

111 They'll be selling Playboy brand yogurts and cheeses made from the bacteria of Hef's hot tub.

Flavors of "Daddy Issues", "Cocaine", and "Narcissistic Personality Disorder".

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (FYrz1)

112 Just remembered hearing 100M and Playboy, didn't know what of the empire had been sold.




The silicone rights.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (AmeQT)

113 How much of that $138 million is going to Hogan?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (4+VII)


-----------------


After taxes, legal fees, and other residual expenses, I've figured it out to be $9.95.

-
How much is that in skinny chai lattes?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (Nwg0u)

114 90 Because Thiel successfully drove someone (Nick Denton) out of business based on the content of his speech.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:37 PM (R+30W)

Well not really. Thiel drove someone out of business for consistently and maliciously violating people's privacy.

Yeah that's the "content of the speech" but only in the vaguest of terms.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM (dzmBR)

++++

Nothing vague about it. It is a pure speech issue. Hogan, with Thiel's help, seek to punish Denton for his past speech and to effectively silence him going forward. They have won a battle. The war is not over.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (R+30W)

115 31 No Man's Sky is an utterly genderless game, and they're pretending to take a moral stance because of its name?

They just don't want to earn their last paychecks.
Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:31 PM (6m50f)



No they're pretending to take a moral stand so they get outrage clicks.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (z/Ubi)

116 Hef's little happy dogs just shit everywhere. It's not far off from Grey Gardens, from what I understand.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (6m50f)

117 We should immortalize it by turning his nam einto a verb.
_________________________

There's always Peter Frampton's "Do You Thiel Like We Do."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (4AVeu)

118 It's unacceptable that in a world where Gawker can be sold for 135 million we can't have a $15 a hour minimum wage.


I dream of a world where schools are fully funded but trashy websites have to have bake sales to buy videos of aging wrestling celebrities banging other peoples' wives.

Posted by: Dr. Jill Stein at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (8ZskC)

119 I know an old white dude who would say "a buck three eighty." Dude was old. And white.


I remember that. Or a buck three fifty.

Old white people be crazy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (mgbwf)

120 Now, in the past [snort] I have stated [giggle] that we should be very careful [snort snort] about seeming to suppress legitimate [bwahahahaha] journalism...aw fuck it. No matter how much I want to suppress it, the fact is that I'm enjoying this immensely.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (RD7QR)

121 I'll remember you friend in my prayers, Danger Girl

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (7HtZB)

122 How much is ace.mu.nu worth?

Get complete information about your website, our unique algorithm will calculate and estimate the daily unique visitors, page rank, ad income, traffic details and social stats etc..


Estimated Worth
$ 2,185



D'oh. Go with the first number.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (/CXhS)

123 HQ is worth 360k. Not too shabby.Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA



You ran the numbers? If so, not surprising.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 01:46 PM


All the value's in the Sunday Book Thread. It's all high class and shit.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (bzd8I)

124 In other Net news, defunct and unprofitable mouthpiece of the Left, Time, says trolls (from the right of course) are ruining political discourse.


http://time.com/4457110/internet-trolls/

Posted by: Sphynx at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (OZmbA)

125 91 ="Trump should fly to Louisiana to highlight O being on vacation" is a brilliant idea that the MSM will rip to pieces, so he'd better have more of a plan than just hopping a plane.

Posted by: vivi at August 18, 2016 01:52 PM (11H2y)

126 'Even were you to succeed in bankrupting Gawker Media, the writers you dislike, and me, just think what it will mean,' Denton wrote. 'The world is already uncomfortable with the unaccountable power of the billionaire class, the accumulation of wealth in Silicon Valley, and technology's influence over the media.'

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What we need is more unaccountable journalist class.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 01:52 PM (Nwg0u)

127 >>All the value's in the Sunday Book Thread. It's all high class and shit.


OregonMuse brings a welcomed woman's touch to the blog.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:53 PM (/hxGw)

128 Also, I'm prettttttty sure Univision is still a Democrat subsidiary. Shouldn't that be in the Style Guide, like 'amateur webzine Slate'?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at August 18, 2016 01:53 PM (q3SBA)

129 25 Okay, I have no business acumen, but can someone tell me exactly what Univision is getting for their 135M?
Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2016 01:30 PM (FaBpp)


The valuation was based primarily on Gawker's crown jewel -- its extensive photo and video catalog of Kardashian nip slips, camel toes and sex tapes.

Posted by: Gawker bankruptcy trustee at August 18, 2016 01:53 PM (PL2OL)

130 That gives me gay schadenboner.

Posted by: Dang at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (k0G44)

131 And apparently they've just started a new website this week called "the cuck"
Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 01:27 PM (z/Ubi)

I saw that - it has a rooster on the header.
Because they don't know the difference between a rooster (cock) and a cuckoo bird (cuckold).

Idiots.

Posted by: @votermom at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (7lVbc)

132 >>111 They'll be selling Playboy brand yogurts and cheeses made from the bacteria of Hef's hot tub.

Flavors of "Daddy Issues", "Cocaine", and "Narcissistic Personality Disorder".
Posted by: Colorado Alex



Don't forget, Hefner Smegma Brie

Posted by: Sphynx at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (OZmbA)

133 Nothing vague about it. It is a pure speech issue. Hogan, with Thiel's help, seek to punish Denton for his past speech and to effectively silence him going forward. They have won a battle. The war is not over.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (R+30W


Uhh...
right, but the battle is for the right to reveal private information about people.
It's akin to fighting for a right to defame someone. Maybe not quite as bad (since defamation is by definition false) but still. If we're going to have boundaries on speech (and we do) this is one I'm OK with.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (dzmBR)

134
No Man's Sky is an utterly genderless game, and they're pretending to take a moral stance because of its name?

That area between the trenches in World War One?
NoPersons land.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (IqV8l)

135 Does the $360K estimate for AoSHQ include the auxiliary properties, such as the Barrel, the Style Guide, and the library of famous socks?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (Bllk5)

136 http://time.com/4457110/internet-trolls/

Posted by: Sphynx at August 18, 2016 01:51 PM (OZmbA)
Time magazine can blow me.
Nice hash, Ozamba.

Posted by: Centerfooled at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (8iiMU)

137 All the value is in acecomments.mu.nu


Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (ZnIt3)

138 So, Univsion paid $135 million for Gawker -- only to then immediately shut it down???

How genius is that?

And all they get is the leftovers -- hideous Gawker-managed sited like Jezebel, the lame-brained site that's half Cosmo-for-feminists and half SJW/extreme-left attack-dog site.

$135 million for Jezebel and a couple other URLs few people have ever heard of. Now that's some smart investin' right there.

Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (jBuUi)

139 I wish Univision would go under

Posted by: Tilikum KAW- Skeet Surfing at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (m3iiU)

140 Nothing vague about it. It is a pure speech issue. Hogan, with Thiel's help, seek to punish Denton for his past speech and to effectively silence him going forward. They have won a battle. The war is not over.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (R+30W)


I'll let the lawyers wrestle over the terms, but from a lay person's perspective, this is where the concept of libel and slander come in. You DO not have the right to unfettered, "pure" free speech.


There are always limits.


This clown found his. I don't care if it was a billionaire, and/or a former steroid user with a small penis were the ones who helped set it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (TOk1P)

141 >>Nice hash, Ozamba.

Posted by: Centerfooled



Thanks, I value my hash highly and caress it late at night.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 18, 2016 01:56 PM (OZmbA)

142 Not to worry ... there is still plenty of silly stuff out there ...


After printing -- verbatim -- a 537-word "discussion about it in our senior editors channel," the website explains why it "decided to un-publish the piece."

There are basically four reasons, all involving backlash from angry lesbians -- especially angry Hispanic lesbians.

"Latinx readers" complained that "the portrayal of Salma Hayek's taco was racist and that it reinforced harmful stereotypes."

Readers "questioned the consent of the sexual encounter between the taco and the hot dog bun."

Readers found Hayek's character, Teresa Taco, "to be a damaging portrayal of a predatory queer woman."

Readers were upset that Autostraddle identified Teresa Taco as "a lesbian when it seems more likely that she was bisexual."

Posted by: I'm not Salma Hayek or even an actor playing Salma Hayek or a taco at August 18, 2016 01:56 PM (e8kgV)

143 If Univsion was smart, they'll pay Ace $135 million just for his Flaming Skull gif.

Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 01:57 PM (jBuUi)

144 OregonMuse brings a welcomed woman's touch to the blog.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 01:53 PM (/hxGw)


OregonMuse is a she?

*mind blown*

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 18, 2016 01:58 PM (4ErVI)

145 139 I wish Univision would go under
Posted by: Tilikum KAW- Skeet Surfing at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (m3iiU)


-----------

But isn't that the operation that has all the hot chicas?

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 01:58 PM (Fmupd)

146 133 Nothing vague about it. It is a pure speech issue. Hogan, with Thiel's help, seek to punish Denton for his past speech and to effectively silence him going forward. They have won a battle. The war is not over.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (R+30W

Uhh...
right, but the battle is for the right to reveal private information about people.
It's akin to fighting for a right to defame someone. Maybe not quite as bad (since defamation is by definition false) but still. If we're going to have boundaries on speech (and we do) this is one I'm OK with.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (dzmBR)

++++

The first amendment makes no such distinction. Furthermore, it is not alleged that Gawker broke any laws in obtaining the video. They did not secretly put a camera in the house. They did not break into the house and steal the tape. It came into their possession lawfully, and they have a right to publish. Don't like it? Then don't make sex videos, or at least be more careful with what happens to them if you do.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:58 PM (R+30W)

147 "Trump should fly to Louisiana to highlight O being on vacation" is a brilliant idea that the MSM will rip to pieces, so he'd better have more of a plan than just hopping a plane.


Hop a plane. Have a press conference.
Explain, "If I were president, this is what I'd do: ....."

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (AmeQT)

148 137
All the value is in acecomments.mu.nu







Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (ZnIt3

Hmmmm....MUCH of the value is in the comments, but Ace is the spark, lighting the flaming skull.

How much is THAT worth?


Posted by: Sucking up to the Ace at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (8iiMU)

149 >>OregonMuse is a she?

Uh, no. OM's a guy.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (NOIQH)

150 HQ is worth 360k. Not too shabby.Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA

You ran the numbers? If so, not surprising.



Eh. No.

I've spent time in the business of selling businesses. Everything (in financial terms, we're not talking about the value of art or puppies) is worth the discounted net present value of its future earnings.

Sole proprietorships generally rely exclusively on the proprietor to keep going. What's the HQ without ace? It's something, if you morons would keep hanging around, but would you?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (mgbwf)

151 You all are missing the trend...

Gawker is closing... stopping comments.

NPR is going to Facebook, which we KNOW is monitored and controlled.

Multiple major websites constantly monitor and delete comments for political content.

Twitter is controlling content... with a political bias.

And the Obama Administration is giving the power to Administer Internet names, ie ICANN to the UN, which has no Freedom of Speech mandate.


Add in College SJW speech codes.... and the PC crap enforced on us by the MSM....

Hell... even HERE we can't talk about the Tree of Liberty....

It is nothing short of the effort to control the conversation, by limiting Speech.

Free speech is flat out under assault ... we are the ONLY country that really still has it.... and its under attack by the Globalists...

Posted by: Don Q.... at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (qf6WZ)

152 >> $135 million for Jezebel and a couple other URLs
>> few people have ever heard of. Now that's some
>> smart investin' right there.

Actually, Jalopnik is still halfway interesting.

That and the very occasional trip to Gizmodo are the only Gawker properties I can actually recall visiting in the past year.

Posted by: JEM at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (o+SC1)

153 >>OregonMuse is a she?


Lingere Model.

Read it on the Internets.

Posted by: garrett at August 18, 2016 02:00 PM (/hxGw)

154 "Trump should fly to Louisiana to highlight O being on vacation" is a brilliant idea that the MSM will rip to pieces, so he'd better have more of a plan than just hopping a plane.


Hop a plane. Have a press conference.
Explain, "If I were president, this is what I'd do: ....."

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (AmeQT)




With an accompanying video of this is what our president is doing and show Barry on a golf course. Then ask the MFM why George Bush was responsible for Katrina and they turn a blind eye to Barry on the golf course while this is going on

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2016 02:00 PM (493sH)

155 Breitbart said he loved the comments, then look at what happened to him.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 02:00 PM (6m50f)

156 149 >>OregonMuse is a she?

Uh, no. OM's a guy.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (NOIQH)


But Zombie is still a hot asian chick, right?

Because I need that to be true.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 18, 2016 02:01 PM (4ErVI)

157 OT: Obozo puts his foot down. He will NOT cut his vacation short just because a bunch of peasants in Louisiana are drowning. See WZ.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 02:01 PM (Nwg0u)

158 82 - prayers sent.

Posted by: vivi at August 18, 2016 02:01 PM (11H2y)

159 Ok, ok...bring 50 pallets of Trump Water on the plane?

Posted by: Harun at August 18, 2016 02:01 PM (UBBWX)

160 >> Hop a plane. Have a press conference.
>> Explain, "If I were president, this is what I'd do:

If he goes he ought to have a couple helicopters and a couple semis full of bass boats with him.

Posted by: JEM at August 18, 2016 02:01 PM (o+SC1)

161 147 "Trump should fly to Louisiana to highlight O being on vacation" is a brilliant idea that the MSM will rip to pieces, so he'd better have more of a plan than just hopping a plane.


Hop a plane. Have a press conference.
Explain, "If I were president, this is what I'd do: ....."

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (AmeQT)


Better????

Send the Trump copter down and donate its services to rescue operations.

Posted by: Don Q.... at August 18, 2016 02:01 PM (qf6WZ)

162 140 Nothing vague about it. It is a pure speech issue. Hogan, with Thiel's help, seek to punish Denton for his past speech and to effectively silence him going forward. They have won a battle. The war is not over.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (R+30W)


I'll let the lawyers wrestle over the terms, but from a lay person's perspective, this is where the concept of libel and slander come in. You DO not have the right to unfettered, "pure" free speech.


There are always limits.


This clown found his. I don't care if it was a billionaire, and/or a former steroid user with a small penis were the ones who helped set it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (TOk1P)

++++

It ain't over. Larry Flynt lost at the trial. And in his appeals. Until it got to SCOTUS. Then he prevailed on 1st amendment grounds.

Libel and slander involve falsity. Gawker published the truth.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 02:02 PM (R+30W)

163 If Univsion was smart, they'll pay Ace $135 million just for his Flaming Skull gif.

Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 01:57 PM (jBuUi)

Only if the Blagojevich hair is included.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at August 18, 2016 02:02 PM (nFdGS)

164 But Zombie is still a hot asian chick, right?

Because I need that to be true.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


Self-portrait of me reading your comment:

http://www.zombietime.com/zombie5.jpg

Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 02:02 PM (jBuUi)

165 WebValueCheck.com would place AoS value in solid three figures. Solid.

I suspect the domain name doesn't help. The thing to do is run another web site with similar traffic numbers for comparison.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 02:03 PM (ZnIt3)

166 Sole proprietorships generally rely exclusively on the proprietor to keep going. What's the HQ without ace?

It's something, if you morons would keep hanging around, but would you?



Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 02:03 PM (AmeQT)

167 82

Praying DG.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 18, 2016 02:04 PM (Ylqvs)

168 All the value is in acecomments.mu.nu

-
My dick jokes alone are worth $250,000.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 02:04 PM (Nwg0u)

169 Hmmmm....MUCH of the value is in the comments, but Ace is the spark, lighting the flaming skull.

How much is THAT worth?


--------------------


We are really brilliant. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 02:04 PM (Fmupd)

170 Self-portrait of me reading your comment:

http://www.zombietime.com/zombie5.jpg
Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 02:02 PM (jBuUi)


FML.

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 02:05 PM (AmeQT)

171 Zombie's always awesome.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 02:06 PM (6m50f)

172 164 But Zombie is still a hot asian chick, right?

Because I need that to be true.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis

Self-portrait of me reading your comment:

http://www.zombietime.com/zombie5.jpg
Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 02:02 PM (jBuUi)

[Whimpers] Can we just PRETEND that's you?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 18, 2016 02:06 PM (RD7QR)

173 Without Ace, this site's worth about Tree-fitty.

Hogan didn't make the sex tape. It was recorded surreptitiously.

First time I used the word and I spelled it right!

Posted by: spongeworthy at August 18, 2016 02:06 PM (mrfTe)

174 77 No Man's Sky is an inventory management game. If you go into it thinking it's anything different, you'll have a bad time.
Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 01:43 PM (6m50f)



In other words if you go into it thinking it is what it was claimed to be you'll have a bad time.

Posted by: buzzion at August 18, 2016 02:06 PM (z/Ubi)

175 Self-portrait of me reading your comment:

http://www.zombietime.com/zombie5.jpg

Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 02:02 PM (jBuUi)


YES!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 18, 2016 02:07 PM (4ErVI)

176 I think what we've all concluded here is that Ace should be paying us a salary for commenting on the blog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 02:07 PM (8ZskC)

177 173 Without Ace, this site's worth about Tree-fitty.

Damn Loch Ness monster...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2016 02:07 PM (0mRoj)

178 >>Self-portrait of me reading your comment:


http://www.zombietime.com/zombie5.jpg


Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2016 02:07 PM (NOIQH)

179 In the future, everyone will have a 15 minute sex tape.

Posted by: Zombie Warhol at August 18, 2016 02:07 PM (/hxGw)

180 139 I wish Univision would go under
__________________________

Univision. Telling the lies that American media won't.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (4AVeu)

181 Rats. Now Zombie's cover is blown.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (8ZskC)

182

Okay, I have no business acumen, but can someone tell me exactly what Univision is getting for

their 135M?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2016 01:30 PM (FaBpp)







The cash means that Gawker and that Denton fucktard can quickly pay off Hogan.

I expect that there's some behind the scenes shit where Univision will be compensated via public funds, i.e. OUR FUCKING MONEY.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (LuZz8)

183 Hogan didn't make the sex tape. It was recorded surreptitiously.


Yeah. I have zero days of law school behind me, but I don't see the 1st Amendment implications of "we secretly filmed you boning and you're famous".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (mgbwf)

184 Self-portrait of me reading your comment:

http://www.zombietime.com/zombie5.jpg
Posted by: zombie at August 18, 2016 02:02 PM (jBuUi)

Me love you long time.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (30GbO)

185 Do you know how many hookers I could buy for $135 million?

Like. . . 10.

Posted by: Dick Morris at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (4AVeu)

186 DangerGirl, prayers for your friend.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (RD7QR)

187 I think what we've all concluded here is that Ace should be paying us a salary for commenting on the blog.Posted by: Cicero

$15.00 an hour. Will wipe him out within months weeks days minutes.

Posted by: free range 'sorta' conservative but not 'true' conservative at August 18, 2016 02:09 PM (ZnIt3)

188 I'm courious as to which 6 sites Univison purchased.

Posted by: Dr. Mr. Badman at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (cfjq1)

189 [Go back to Chicago and tell them what you saw tonight. ]



How did someone surreptitiously tape Hulk Hogan having sex? Was it the sex partner who taped it, then sold it to Gawker? And was it someone he wasn't supposed to be having sex with (e.g., he's married and it wasn't his wife)?

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (5o5ek)

190 Free speech is flat out under assault ... we are the ONLY country that really still has it.... and its under attack by the Globalists...

Posted by: Don Q.... at August 18, 2016 01:59 PM (qf6WZ)

And we gave away the internet. Yay us!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (/CXhS)

191 25 Okay, I have no business acumen, but can someone tell me exactly what Univision is getting for
their 135M?

Posted by: JoeF.

I think the money would go straight to the plaintiffs, so I'm happy as long as they didn't pay enough to make the Gawker owners rich. Unfortunately its probably enough so the individual scumbags involved may not have to pay up.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (kfcYC)

192 It's about time for zombie to recalibrate that webcam. For definition. And embiggination.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (d/9qZ)

193 OT: In Texas Senate poll Rick Perry leads Ted Cruz 46 -37.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (Nwg0u)

194 In the future, everyone will have a 15 minute sex tape.

Posted by: Zombie Warhol at August 18, 2016 02:07 PM (/hxGw)

With intro and closing credits, plus slo-mo replay from multiple angles, sure, that sounds about right.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (nFdGS)

195 Send lawyers, guns and money.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (IqV8l)

196 This award is likely to be knocked down on appeal. I suspect no one would grant any credit to Denton with the award over his head. My question is why does Denton need credit to run a website?

Posted by: spongeworthy at August 18, 2016 02:11 PM (mrfTe)

197 173 Without Ace, this site's worth about Tree-fitty.

Hogan didn't make the sex tape. It was recorded surreptitiously.

First time I used the word and I spelled it right!

Posted by: spongeworthy at August 18, 2016 02:06 PM (mrfTe)

++++

I know. His partner made it. Hogan might have a legit claim that she violated his privacy. But, unless there is evidence that Gawker put her up to it, Gawker is not to blame for her actions.

When the NYT published the pentagon papers, they were in the clear because there was no evidence that they were involved in the break-in where the papers were stolen.

When various outlets published that phone call of Newt Gingrich, they were in the clear because they were not the ones who violated the law when the call was illegally recorded. They just published it when they got their hands on it after the fact.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 02:12 PM (R+30W)

198 Do you know how many "massages" I could get for $135 million?

Like. . . 50. And I could release my chakra like. . . two times.

Posted by: Al Gore at August 18, 2016 02:12 PM (4AVeu)

199 Uhh...
right, but the battle is for the right to reveal private information about people.
It's akin to fighting for a right to defame someone. Maybe not quite as bad (since defamation is by definition false) but still. If we're going to have boundaries on speech (and we do) this is one I'm OK with.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 18, 2016 01:54 PM (dzmBR)


This is not a First Amendment issue.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2016 02:12 PM (oqkO3)

200 Via Insty:

https://pjmedia.com/parenting/2016/08/17/mother-

loses-her-mind-when-a-racist-white-teachers-touches-

her-daughters-hair/?singlepage=true

(remove extra spaces)



Wow.

This is just insane and insanely sad.

It's stuff like this that makes me think Obama and the Left have won.

America is lost and we're going to get the race war that they seem so fervently to desire.

What this "mother" needs is a sobering slap and to be told straight to her face to stop being a racist.

But, nope.

She'll be treated like she actually has something important to say instead of just the poisonous dribbling of a straight up racist retard.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2016 02:12 PM (0cMkb)

201 I'll fight anyone here who says that isn't Zombie, including Zombie.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 18, 2016 02:13 PM (4ErVI)

202 If Peter Thiel was really a bad guy, we would have been reading stories about Nick Denton's sudden death.

Thiel's "vengeance" seems mighty restrained.

Posted by: rd at August 18, 2016 02:13 PM (7hRS/)

203 @156
But Zombie is still a hot asian chick, right?
----------------

Cold asian chick.

Undead generally don't have body heat.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2016 02:13 PM (mUM5y)

204 139 I wish Univision would go under

Posted by: Tilikum KAW- Skeet Surfing

This is a good start.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2016 02:13 PM (kfcYC)

205 139 I wish Univision would go under
Posted by: Tilikum KAW- Skeet Surfing at August 18, 2016 01:55 PM (m3iiU)


-----------

But isn't that the operation that has all the hot chicas?

Posted by: Soona
****

Fine. Then I hope they go down.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW- Skeet Surfing at August 18, 2016 02:13 PM (0x/TW)

206 " OT: In Texas Senate poll Rick Perry leads Ted Cruz 46 -37."



Guy did himself no favors being a no class jerk at the convention.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 18, 2016 02:14 PM (i/pfX)

207 "OT: In Texas Senate poll Rick Perry leads Ted Cruz 46 -37."

Did you unskew them and how far ahead was Carter vs. Reagan in 1978, two years before the election?

Posted by: Harun at August 18, 2016 02:14 PM (UBBWX)

208 I don't know Buzzion, it's pretty much what I thought it'd be.

Mine resources, find recipes, build stuff, find/buy a bigger ship. Over and over.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 02:14 PM (6m50f)

209 C'mon, only a moron would buy ace's site.

That, or Penthouse. We've got the salty language, boob babes and occasionally lesbian pron linkages.

And as my pappy once explained to me, NEVER fuck with a billionaire. I present as proof -- Peter Thiel.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 18, 2016 02:15 PM (gyKtp)

210
206 " OT: In Texas Senate poll Rick Perry leads Ted Cruz 46 -37."



Guy did himself no favors being a no class jerk at the convention.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 18, 2016 02:14 PM (i/pfX)


-------------

True.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 02:16 PM (Fmupd)

211 To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong.

Posted by: Terry Bollea at August 18, 2016 02:17 PM (1H9ox)

212 197 173 Without Ace, this site's worth about Tree-fitty.

Hogan didn't make the sex tape. It was recorded surreptitiously.

First time I used the word and I spelled it right!

Posted by: spongeworthy at August 18, 2016 02:06 PM (mrfTe)

++++

I know. His partner made it. Hogan might have a legit claim that she violated his privacy. But, unless there is evidence that Gawker put her up to it, Gawker is not to blame for her actions.

When the NYT published the pentagon papers, they were in the clear because there was no evidence that they were involved in the break-in where the papers were stolen.

When various outlets published that phone call of Newt Gingrich, they were in the clear because they were not the ones who violated the law when the call was illegally recorded. They just published it when they got their hands on it after the fact.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

Well if someone has to be unfairly fkked over, I'm glad it's Gawker. It would be better if no one was fkked over but that's not the choice.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2016 02:17 PM (kfcYC)

213 Ok, ok...bring 50 pallets of Trump Water on the plane?

Posted by: Harun at August 18, 2016 02:01 PM (UBBWX)


Water, they got. Maybe a metric fuck-ton of Floor-Dri?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2016 02:17 PM (oqkO3)

214 Just think, if Perry'd gone after the media and not cowered with every fuckup, he could be our guy right now.

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 18, 2016 02:17 PM (6m50f)

215 Tree fiddy.
Folks, when near the Loch and the call of nature hits you, find a bathroom. Trust me.
Nessie takes it real personal when you "show disrespect" to the Loch IYKWIM.
Now I have to continuously collect tree fiddy for her or she'll squish me like a bug.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW- Skeet Surfing at August 18, 2016 02:18 PM (uhftQ)

216 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at August 18, 2016 02:18 PM (AmeQT)

217 "The first amendment makes no such distinction. Furthermore, it is not alleged that Gawker broke any laws in obtaining the video. They did not secretly put a camera in the house. They did not break into the house and steal the tape. It came into their possession lawfully, and they have a right to publish. Don't like it? Then don't make sex videos, or at least be more careful with what happens to them if you do.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:58 PM (R+30W)"

It's a real grey area in this case though, my understanding is that Hogan wasn't aware he was being filmed, and Bubba the love Sponge is kind fo a degenerate who I guess would have his wipe sleep with people, and film it without there knowledge.

The Gawker defense was that Hogan made his sex life public so it was fair game, if it's true thought that he was filmed without his knowledge, than I think he had a fair case. I guess the issue is did Gawker know this at the time, I guess they didn't, but when Hogan lawyers asked them to take it down they refused.

Then it all devolves into is there a difference between the public character of Hulk Hogan, and the real person of Terry Bollea. I think that's even murky because of the reality shows.

Then there is the whole racist rant he went on that they caught on tape by accident while filming him. Which destroyed his reputation further and seems to have ruined his relationship with WWE.

Gawker and their sites was kind of a guilty pleasure for me, but I don't know if the court got it wrong here. Big difference in some celebrity making a tap on purpose and "leaking it" and then objecting to it for a payment/settlement, and someone who was taped against their will and has no recourse when it goes public because they are famous.

Posted by: Dr. Shatterhand at August 18, 2016 02:19 PM (Uy8SG)

218 Ok, ok...bring 50 pallets of Trump Water on the plane?

-
What they need are Taco Bowls.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 18, 2016 02:19 PM (Nwg0u)

219 I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.

Posted by: Terry Bollea at August 18, 2016 02:19 PM (1H9ox)

220 Swimmers looking more and more like spoiled little brats about to get a taste of the Brazillian correctional system.

Posted by: Soona at August 18, 2016 02:19 PM (Fmupd)

221 What this "mother" needs is a sobering slap and to be told straight to her face to stop being a racist.

But, nope.

She'll be treated like she actually has something important to say instead of just the poisonous dribbling of a straight up racist retard.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2016 02:12 PM (0cMkb)


What utter horseshit.

Would I feel as strongly about this situation had her teacher been Black, and decided to do her hair? Nope, because to me that would of been a sister looking out, a homegirl hook up because of the unspoken understanding all Black people share.


Whole lot of that 'unspoken understanding' going on in Chicago, B'More, etc...

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 18, 2016 02:21 PM (/CXhS)

222 The cash means that Gawker and that Denton fucktard can quickly pay off Hogan.

I expect that there's some behind the scenes shit where Univision will be compensated via public funds, i.e. OUR FUCKING MONEY.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 18, 2016 02:08 PM (LuZz


^^^this^^^


It was not so much a business sale, as a bailout by Democrat linked media company. Univision will find a way, with their masters' help, to make the taxpayers pay.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2016 02:21 PM (oqkO3)

223 The dudes at Gawker do not do squats.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2016 02:35 PM (VdICR)

224 Nothing vague about it. It is a pure speech issue. Hogan, with Thiel's help, seek to punish Denton for his past speech and to effectively silence him going forward. They have won a battle. The war is not over.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (R+30W)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bullshit. You don't get to publically violate someone's privacy and then claim "free speech"!!!

And, the basis for wanting to destroy Gawker is really not relevant to what is was destroyed by. There was absolutely no public value in posting the Hogan sex tape. None whatsoever. It was a straight forward violation of privacy and they got fucked with an elephant's dick for doing it.

Posted by: deadrody at August 18, 2016 03:34 PM (vJOFB)

225 The first amendment makes no such distinction. Furthermore, it is not alleged that Gawker broke any laws in obtaining the video. They did not secretly put a camera in the house. They did not break into the house and steal the tape. It came into their possession lawfully, and they have a right to publish. Don't like it? Then don't make sex videos, or at least be more careful with what happens to them if you do.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:58 PM (R+30W)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

First of all, despite hating the cliche, the free speech exemption for yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater isn't mentioned in the Constitution, either, but is pretty well recegnized as not being allowed under the first amendment.

Second of all, the case isn't even about free speech, it's about freedom of the press. Furthermore, the entire basis of the case is based on the violation of Hogan's privacy and the Gawker profit motive in publishing it.

The fact is, civil court is not based on someone "breaking the law". The court that ruled in Hogan's favor didn't rule that Gawker broke the law, but that they violated Hogan's privacy and were liable for damages due to Hogan's anguish and potential lost business interests.

The only way "freedom of the press" enters this is not because the court is somehow enforcing a law that diminishes that freedom, but only in that they are enforcing a civil judgement that can be argued is an affront to that freedom.

The truth is, however, that it was the publishing of the video that was an affront to common decency. The fact is that freedom of the press doesn't even really protect the press from fault if they impact another private party because it doesn't involve any law that Congress has made that restricts freedom of the press. It is only a general deference by the courts towards the press that they voluntarily restrain themselves from passing judgement against the press.

In this case, however, there was no compelling public interest in Hogan's sex tape, and therefore, no shade from "freedom of the press" for Gawker to hide behind.

Posted by: deadrody at August 18, 2016 04:05 PM (vJOFB)

226 Nothing vague about it. It is a pure speech issue.
Hogan, with Thiel's help, seek to punish Denton for his past speech and
to effectively silence him going forward. They have won a battle. The
war is not over.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 18, 2016 01:50 PM (R+30W)
What 1st Amendment right does a blackmailer have to ignore a court order to continue to publish blackmail to harm his mark who didn't pay?

Posted by: gekkobear at August 18, 2016 05:26 PM (2iR3c)

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