Gawker Lost Its Balls In The Face Of A Gay Onslaught

We gotta stop shaming leading executives of media companies who hire porn star escorts.

If only Gawker realized that gays were the most persecuted group ever in human history and have the most victim pokemon points, then surely they would not have made this mistake.

Don’t journalists know by now that you can’t publish anything negative about gays and Jews and certainly not about gay Jews!

Hollywood Reporter: Gawker has pulled its controversial story about Condé Nast CFO David Geithner allegedly soliciting a gay escort.

Gawker managing editor Nick Denton released the following statement: “Yesterday evening, published a story about the CFO of Conde Nast texting an escort. It was an editorial call, a close call around which there were more internal disagreements than usual. And it is a decision I regret … The point of this story was not in my view sufficient to offset the embarrassment to the subject and his family.”

“It is the first time we have removed a significant news story for any reason other than factual error or legal settlement,” Denton wrote.

Shortly after the story posted, Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read defended it, writing on Twitter, “Given the chance Gawker will always report on married c-suite executives of major media companies f—ing around on their wives.”

Read also reportedly told a journalist via email, “A high-level executive at a powerful media organization f—ed around on his wife and attempted to trade favors to kill the story. If you don’t see how that’s a news story, I don’t know what to tell you.”

The story, written by Gawker’s Jordan Sargent, detailed an rendezvous allegedly planned between a male escort and Geithner and was widely criticized as excessively invasive journalism.

Michael Barbaro of the New York Times called it “repugnant, shameful.”

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