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News, The Snitch Fallout Over Controversial Gawker Post Continues With Top Level Resignations

Fallout Over Controversial Gawker Post Continues With Top Level Resignations

Last week, Gawker published a story detailing Condé Nast CFO David Geithner’s alleged attempt to arrange a sexual assignation with a male escort. The story was widely and harshly condemned online, with journalist Glenn Greenwald calling it “reprehensible beyond…
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News, The Snitch Reddit Troll is Horrible, but Gawker Is Not Much Better

Reddit Troll is Horrible, but Gawker Is Not Much Better

Few people look good after this week's outing of "the biggest troll on the web" by Gawker. Certainly not the troll, and certainly not Reddit, where the troll was given free rein to post, or facilitate the posting, of all…
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News, The Snitch Nick Denton in 2009: Journalism Not Gawker's 'Institutional Intention'

Nick Denton in 2009: Journalism Not Gawker's 'Institutional Intention'

My colleague Foster Kamer over at the Village Voice has rooted out the following doublethink gems from his former employer and current media obsession...A quote from Gawker Media's invocation of the Shield Law on April 27th, 2010:"A search warrant may…
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News, The Snitch So the Next iPhone Walks Into a Bar...

So the Next iPhone Walks Into a Bar...

And the bartender asks, "Why the long interface?"If you've got any kind of a hard-on for Apple, you woke up today to the most glorious morning boner in the history of gadget blogging. Thanks to the folks at local blog…
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News, The Snitch BetterKnowanSFBlog: Gridskipper, Tonsil Hockey, and Gentrification

BetterKnowanSFBlog: Gridskipper, Tonsil Hockey, and Gentrification

Gridskipper's Dianne de Guzman engaging in some hard-nosed city journalism. Every Tuesday morning, SF Weekly's news blog The Snitch profiles one of the Bay's many cool blogs in segment we call -- BetterKnowanSFBlog. This week, we talk to Dianne…
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News, The Snitch BetterKnowAnSFBlog: Valleywag Dogs Silicon Valley

BetterKnowAnSFBlog: Valleywag Dogs Silicon Valley

Photo of Valleywag's Owen Thomas courtesy of Benjamin Tice Smith Story by Ty Callister Valleywag, the self-proclaimed “gossip rag” of Silicon Valley, has covered such tabloid-esque news as Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s love affair with former Google PR rep…
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