The Day Gawker Tore Itself Apart

When the history of Gawker Media is someday recorded—and perhaps presented as a case study in flawed judgment at whatever journalism schools might still exist—the events of July 20, 2015 will likely be memorialized as the Monday Morning Massacre.

After an anguished weekend of second-guessing and recrimination over the publication of, and subsequent decision to take down, a seamy story purporting to reveal details of a little-known media executive’s secretly gay sex life, Gawker’s top two editorial employees resigned on Monday in a blaze of glory.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Die faster Gawker!

  • simus1

    When you tromp on the toes of the close knit brotherhood that guards the media buys money trees, the shit avalanche happens in a hurry.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I think the bigger story is that the gay movement has finally turned on itself. Now it’s at the point where everyone must be purged if they are not sufficiently gay and out. All dissent will be exterminated.

  • The Gawker is just filth anyway.

    Good riddance.