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Monday, July 20, 2015

GG acquires two more SJW scalps

Chicago rules. They disemployed one of ours, we disemployed two of theirs:
Tommy Craggs, the executive editor of Gawker Media, and Max Read, the editor-in-chief of Gawker.com, are resigning from the company. In letters sent today, Craggs and Read informed staff members that the managing partnership’s vote to remove a controversial post about the CFO of Condé Nast—a unprecedented act endorsed by zero editorial employees—represented an indefensible breach of the notoriously strong firewall between Gawker’s business interests and the independence of its editorial staff. Under those conditions, Craggs and Read wrote, they could not possibly guarantee Gawker’s editorial integrity.
Yeah, I'm sure that's the reason they resigned. The inability to "guarantee Gawker's editorial integrity."

See: The First Law of SJW. SJWs always lie.

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63 Comments:

Blogger Salt July 20, 2015 12:51 PM  

Editorial integrity? If anything, the Board is seemingly attempting to inject some integrity back into Gawker.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera July 20, 2015 12:53 PM  

Time for Handle's Haus to start a new list. SJW delenda est.

Blogger Lovekraft July 20, 2015 1:05 PM  

the internet age is opening young minds to viewpoints different from the unicorndiversity of public education and media (CBC here in Canada cannot go one hour without mentioning some *gasp* struggle a non-male or non-white has to endure).

So if the youths are waking up and going off-plantation, the hope is that peddlers of sjw filth will be seen as something akin to 'that creepy guy who drives around in a van with the windows papered over'.

Anonymous James Parliament July 20, 2015 1:19 PM  

"It's only a violation of integrity when it happens to me!"

- SJW

Blogger YIH July 20, 2015 1:22 PM  

Encyclopedia Dramatica usually isn't quite as fast as Whackopedia on things, This however...

Anonymous Curious and all that jazz ... July 20, 2015 1:33 PM  

That was NSFW!

Blogger LostSailor July 20, 2015 1:37 PM  

"Editorial integrity"? They keep using those words; I don't it means what they think it means...

Blogger Tiny Tim July 20, 2015 1:52 PM  

See where these two guys are working in one year and you can guess what really occurred.

Payola or Siberia?

Anonymous p-dawg July 20, 2015 2:13 PM  

They told the absolute truth. As editors of Gawker, and having no integrity, they could not ensure the editorial integrity of the site. That is 100% true.

Blogger hank.jim July 20, 2015 2:15 PM  

They will be bankrupted soon.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 20, 2015 2:22 PM  

Where, oh where will Denton find their like to replace them?

(*sniff...sniff*)

This straight line was supposed to be followed up with a joke about someplace more disgusting than these tow men, like in the lowest... uh...or how about in the ... uh...remotest...sewage something. Leper colony? ISIS Catamite Brothel? Colonoscopy afterbirth tray?

I can't come up any place on this Earth that is actually more malignantly disgusting than the real life Tommy Craggs and Max Read.

Anonymous a_peraspera July 20, 2015 2:27 PM  

It should be: "You disemploy one of ours, we dismember one of yours."

Anonymous Northern Observer July 20, 2015 2:36 PM  

Gawker vs Conde Nast?

That's SJW vs SJW isn't it?

Ars Technica (a Conde Nast property) at least is firmly anti-GG. They were one of the leads on that 'secret' forum where a bunch of tech journalists were colluding in an attempt at creating the 'Being a Gamer is Dead' meme. (or at least they were until they assured their readers that they investigated and found no evidence of collusion)

I'm not sure if GG can claim these scalps.

Anonymous Lulabelle (68) July 20, 2015 2:41 PM  

That is some Grade-A temper-tantrum throwing right there. Let's hope a few more follow their lead.

Anonymous jdgalt July 20, 2015 2:50 PM  

The SJWs in this incident were the two NON-editorial staffers who published the story "outing" Geithner's brother. The two editors who resigned, resigned because they *objected* to that story and the way it was pushed through against their will.

Which doesn't mean the event won't help RP or GG anyway. But the two who resigned were not SJWs, or at least they were not on the SJW side of this incident.

Blogger CarpeOro July 20, 2015 2:59 PM  

Off topic, but as they try to fiddle with the commodities markets they are creating a buyer's market in silver and gold. Anyone have a reputable silver vendor? Physical only of course.

Blogger Groot July 20, 2015 3:03 PM  

@CarpeOro: Seize the Gold wants silver?

Blogger Feather Blade July 20, 2015 3:05 PM  

But the two who resigned were not SJWs, or at least they were not on the SJW side of this incident.

It doesn't really matter TBH. When the opponent is the process of eating its own, all you have to do is bring popcorn. And point and laugh.

Anonymous Red Comet July 20, 2015 3:06 PM  

Which doesn't mean the event won't help RP or GG anyway. But the two who resigned were not SJWs, or at least they were not on the SJW side of this incident.

We'll be invaded by bug-eyed spacemen from Saturn before you'll find a non-SJW working for Gawker.

Anonymous horsewithnonick July 20, 2015 3:09 PM  

Seems to me the editors breached the "firewall" first, by recklessly publishing an article that could have, and may yet, result in legal action negatively impacting the business interests of the company.

Blogger bob k. mando July 20, 2015 3:15 PM  

17. Groot July 20, 2015 3:03 PM
@CarpeOro: Seize the Gold wants silver?



you are Groot.



13. Northern Observer July 20, 2015 2:36 PM
I'm not sure if GG can claim these scalps.



the GG boycott is already known to have cost Gawker into the high 6 ( 7? ) figures in revenue. and i'm sure this is still an ongoing problem. you burn a relationship with your readership like that, the individuals will despise you to such an extent that they won't ever come back.

Gawker's liability insurance also seems to have been cancelled ... therefore Gawker is going to become EXTREMELY sensitive to lawfare exposure.

can GG claim them directly? probably not.

otoh, if Gawker was making money hand over fist do you seriously think that the board would have stepped in and quashed that story OR that the editors would have left?

it gets real easy to step off of a ship that's sinking.

Blogger Tiny Tim July 20, 2015 3:18 PM  

Nothing is as it appears.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 20, 2015 3:23 PM  

But the two who resigned were not SJWs


Whoa! Wrong call there. Courtesy of Milo

Blogger Mussorgsky112 July 20, 2015 3:25 PM  

@CarpeOro - I have long used Mark at Montana Rarities. Great selection and prices plus the best customer service I have seen in a long time, particularly in this field

Blogger Doom July 20, 2015 3:34 PM  

Did "we" really get them, or did they just step in their own trap? Seriously, it was an attack on one of (what I consider to be) their own by their own, for typical reasons of how their systems work, from blackmail to gueeriosity, to simple money and "art". I can't honestly see how "we" were involved at all. Simply they took enough rope to hang themselves, then did so. A wonderful thing, of course. But... just something "we" told them is the way their ways and works will always lead, soon or late.

Anonymous John Muller July 20, 2015 3:39 PM  

'Anyone have a reputable silver vendor?'

APMEX.com

Blogger Anonymous July 20, 2015 3:39 PM  

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Blogger Anonymous July 20, 2015 3:41 PM  

Googling Chicago rules yields nothing.

Koanic

Blogger CarpeOro July 20, 2015 3:53 PM  

"@CarpeOro: Seize the Gold wants silver?"

Already have a fair amount of the Au, need more Ag. Silver is easier to use for smaller purchases. Also buying some bargain basement priced gold mining stocks. GG doesn't just stand for GamerGate, it is also a symbol for a large mining company that avoided selling off promised future production.

Blogger Danby July 20, 2015 4:02 PM  

@Koanic
From the DeNiro movie, the Untouchables
"You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I'm offering you a deal. Do you want this deal? "

Anonymous Aeoli Pera July 20, 2015 4:08 PM  

I accidentally bought a Tor book from Audible a week ago. Returned it earlier today.

Anonymous Fragg July 20, 2015 4:11 PM  

Taking credit? That's a bit desperate.

Blogger Daniel July 20, 2015 4:15 PM  

Yes, we got them, in a trap invented by the SJW, and anyone who doesn't recognize it now is either scared or stupid.

It only gets worse from here on out. Join the rebellion. Hang the SJW in effigy...for now.

Blogger Corvinus July 20, 2015 4:34 PM  

But the two who resigned were not SJWs

@jdgalt
{{citation needed}}

Anonymous Trimegistus July 20, 2015 4:45 PM  

Let's not start sucking each other's dicks yet, gentlemen. We didn't take those scalps. The Gawkerites did it to themselves, pure and simple. If anything, it was left-wing outrage (because GAYS!!) rather than anything from our side that prompted this move.

More importantly, Gawker is nothing. Most people don't know what the fuck Gawker is, and most of those who have heard of it know that it's some kind of cheesy tabloid web site.

You want to take scalps? Get Huffington Post to fire someone for being too crazy Lefty. Get Salon to take down an article. Get one of MSNBC's hateful screamers to apologize for something. Those are scalps worth taking. Claiming a victory over Gawker is like patting yourself on the back when an SJW wrecks her car. Unless you cut the brake cables yourself, you didn't build that, as Elizabeth Warren would say.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 20, 2015 4:53 PM  

I think those who are trying to parse out fault and credit here are overthinking it. Here's a summary (see the Encyclopedia Dramatica page if you want details, but in case you don't know, that means very NSFW):

* Gawker is already in legal (and thus financial) trouble from pushing the envelope on tabloid "journalism."
* Gawker has tangled with #GamerGate before, and didn't enjoy it much.
* Gawker ran a story that went well beyond even their own tortured definition of "journalism," to the point where even their friends said, "Dude, not funny."
* Some people pointed it out to #GamerGate, as if to say, "Hey, you know that asswipe you were smacking around in the parking lot the other night? I heard he just got caught beating up his old lady."
* #GamerGate responded: "What, that douchenozzle showed his face in public already? Guess he needs to be taught another lesson! Let's go, boys."

I find that in all interactions with SJWs, it helps if you frame it in junior-high-school terms. It doesn't have to be any more logical or complicated than that. If you don't want to give #GamerGate credit for the scalps...well, I didn't see anyone else calling for them. But Gawker knows that once #GamerGate smells blood, it'll never stop, so someone had to be sacrificed.

Or maybe Mike Cernovich's $5K reward offer already produced fruit....nah, couldn't be that; we have PhD Phil's assertion that those were pointless.

Blogger Jim July 20, 2015 4:59 PM  

Did "we" really get them, or did they just step in their own trap?

Yes and yes. The two are not mutually exclusive.

SJM-ism is a disease. It rots whatever it infests. It is so focused on denouncing others as the only measure of its own purity that it is oblivious to the depravity consuming its foundations. At some point, a single, well-timed strike is all it will take to collapse its institutions. And when they collapse, you will see the extent of that rot and wonder if the person holding the hammer really did anything at all.

Blogger Bobo #117 July 20, 2015 5:09 PM  

'Anyone have a reputable silver vendor?'

Franklin Sanders @
the-moneychanger.com

He's one of us & honest to the extreme. His daily commentaries are my nightly reading.

Blogger Bobo #117 July 20, 2015 5:09 PM  

'Anyone have a reputable silver vendor?'

Franklin Sanders @
the-moneychanger.com

He's one of us & honest to the extreme. His daily commentaries are my nightly reading.

Blogger Groot July 20, 2015 5:14 PM  

@35. Trimegistus:
No danger there. No warning required. What do you mean "yet"?

Anonymous Susan July 20, 2015 5:17 PM  

Back in the mid-80's I worked in the advertising department for the local newspaper. The writing staff have no clue about how hard it is to sell advertising space to a conservative populace when the journalists write their fantastical drek that everyone disagrees with.

Most decent people want nothing to do with garbage like the Gawker puts out and it was right for the business offices to make their final call. Maybe next time Denton should take any damage awards right out of the pockets of the writers. He made the right and adult call for once.

Anonymous Ain July 20, 2015 5:18 PM  

People that haven't heard of Gawker have heard of its antics, to the point of saying "Oh, it was Gawker that was behind that? **** them!" But more to the point, they are perhaps one of the primary foes of GG and have done more to galvanize it in the early days than any other. Everything Gawker tries to do against GG has turned to shit and exploded in their faces. Getting caught colluding with journalists to push the "gaming is dead" false meme, gleefully cheering for gamers (because they're nerdy) to get bullied and beat up during national anti-bullying month, and Nick Denton bragging in a private fb post about his ingenious epiphany that GG could be ended merely by infiltrating it with SJWs (I guess he didn't get the memo that his brilliant new idea is one of their staple tactics), and ironically having it leaked by a trusted employee. Hell, Gawker *made* GG. Every bad thing that happens to it is a feather in GG's cap.

Blogger Daniel July 20, 2015 5:19 PM  

You really don't get it.Trimegistus. Stand down.

Anonymous Viidad July 20, 2015 6:11 PM  

"'Anyone have a reputable silver vendor?'

California Numismatic Investments - www.golddealer.com. Best prices and easy to work with.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) July 20, 2015 6:12 PM  

Hell, Gawker *made* GG. Every bad thing that happens to it is a feather in GG's cap.

Sometimes, we ought to be thankful for our enemies.

Anonymous Viidad July 20, 2015 6:12 PM  

Trimegistus: "Let's not start sucking each other's ____ yet, gentlemen."

You sound like Scalzi, pervert.

Anonymous Huckleberry (#87) -- est. 1977 July 20, 2015 6:20 PM  

Let's not start sucking each other's dicks yet, gentlemen

Hey, look, someone watched a movie in the 90s.

Anonymous Snickers July 20, 2015 6:23 PM  

"'Anyone have a reputable silver vendor?"

Jmbullion.com and apmex were easy to deal with...

Blogger njartist July 20, 2015 6:50 PM  

OT: It appears that the SJWs are willing to murder Blacks who leave the liberal plantation.

Anonymous BGS July 20, 2015 7:22 PM  

Encyclopedia Dramatica usually isn't quite as fast as Whackopedia on things, This however... "That was NSFW!"

I didn't realize they make AR-15 dildos there should be an orange cap on it..

@CarpeOro: Seize the Gold wants silver? you are Groot. If you want to buy a loaf of bread and they cant make change silver would be better. Junk silver is the non Numismatic value coins. Just look at the spot silver price before you buy if you are trading cash for silver.

Let's not start sucking each other's dicks yet, gentlemen. I would say rats fleeing a sinking ship, you don't want to be looking for a job at the same time as all your coworkers.

Blogger Joshua Dyal July 20, 2015 7:35 PM  

You really don't get it.Trimegistus. Stand down.

No, he sorta does. He just needs to be patient. But that's when we know that the anti-SJW movement will have truly "arrived"--when it takes mainstream scalps. A Congressman, a mainstream news anchor, a Fortune 500 chief officer, etc.

Gawker is nice, but to only sorta ironically paraphrase Obama, it's JV league.

Unless Trimegistus, I think it's perfectly OK to methodically work our way up rather than expect to be launched immediately into the majors, but still. Let's honestly assess the progress of the movement to date while we're at it.

Anonymous Scintan July 20, 2015 7:51 PM  

Maybe next time Denton should take any damage awards right out of the pockets of the writers. He made the right and adult call for once.

It's not really a question about whether or not Denton made the right call. While it's a question about the future viability of the site, it's just as much an issue of hypocrisy. Remember that this reporter (same with the editor) didn't do anything that Denton wouldn't have done even a year ago.

Denton himself has acknowledged his hypocrisy on the issue, though I've not seen him actually concede the specific word, essentially ditching his principles in favor of the dollar.

Blogger JohnR219 July 20, 2015 8:13 PM  

CarpeOro: I second Franklin Sanders at the-moneychanger.com.

The first time I bought from him, he spent 2 hours on the phone with me educating me about gold and silver. Even after we had completed the transaction, he spent at least another 30 minutes on the phone with me.

He'll take a check, but hold the order until it clears or you have to wire him the money.

Camino Coin in California is great too. Started by Burt Blumert who wrote for Lew Rockwell. The sales guy was very friendly and didn't try to sell me numismatics. The guys who work there now are well versed in Austrian economics. They take checks too.

I would go with either of these two.

Blogger bob k. mando July 20, 2015 8:43 PM  

28. Koanic July 20, 2015 3:41 PM
Googling Chicago rules yields nothing.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFWfOBfTQLg


44. Viidad July 20, 2015 6:11 PM
Best prices and easy to work with.



do they not have to charge sales tax on <$1,500?

http://thecoinologist.com/sales-tax-state-by-state-breakdown/

Blogger Robert What? July 20, 2015 9:03 PM  

I'm pleased to say I have not given Gawker even a single click in a couple of years.

Blogger Thucydides July 20, 2015 10:05 PM  

An interesting juxtaposition between the two posts; one person gets taken down by SJW's while two SJW's are offered to the sacrificial fires.

I think this speaks a bit to the point made earlier upthread that *we* haven't taken any mainstream scalps yet. The issue is numbers. Reddit had to get rid of Ellen Pao because she took their SJWism and put it right in the face of millions of people, who of course reacted in a very negative manner. If only 10% of the people actually get off their couches and do something, then it is still a huge number of payig customers, and of course Reddit needed to make a move right away.

Gawker, while maybe not so large as Reddit, also did something to offend a large customer base, and so something needed to be done right away.

The unfortunate person who was booted from his employment for no other reason than his management chose to believe a false narrative was essentially alone in the corporate environment, and even if *we* are offended and decide to mount a campaign against the company, the real question is can we affect the bottom line *enough* to force them to change.

This may also explain the glacial pace of change at Tor; in the grand scheme of things, SF is a niche market and Tor probably does not affect the bottom line of Macmillan enough for them to clean house.

So the real lesson for everyone here is that *we* are probably never going to be able to take down the SJW's on our own. What we need to do is study the situation like an Aikido master and encourage the SJW's to get in the faces of enough usually disengaged people to make them "engaged", much like they did for Reddit and Gawker. Only then will there be enough mass and momentum to truly take high level SJW scalps.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera July 20, 2015 10:09 PM  

You want to take scalps? Get Huffington Post to fire someone for being too crazy Lefty.

This is bad strategy. Their motto is "no friends to the right, no enemies to the left". This tells us to give them a little push in the direction they already want to go, and merely suggest that they eat their moderates.

Blogger automattthew July 20, 2015 10:32 PM  

This tells us to give them a little push in the direction they already want to go, and merely suggest that they eat their moderates.

See that left singularity? Yeah. It's tasty. You wanna go there.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit July 20, 2015 11:04 PM  

So do something worthwhile - more interesting than going after a graphic designer with more hair than wit. Get prosecutor Denise Lunsford (D. VA) fired.

Anonymous Isa July 20, 2015 11:38 PM  

@Thucy i think i get it. if SJWs always lie, we just need to get them to be honest--and loudly honest, at that. once people see their true intentions in the daylight, their power bases will self-destruct.

Anonymous Jack Amok July 21, 2015 2:42 AM  

Already have a fair amount of the Au, need more Ag. Silver is easier to use for smaller purchases.

Yes, if fiat money crumbles, silver will be the common currency. Gold will still be the store of large scale wealth, but silver will be what most transactions use.

I'll second (or third) APMEX.com. I've bought a fair amount of silver from them. Can't comment on their customer service as I haven't had any problems with them. But do you have a local coin shop?

Anonymous Samuel Stevens July 21, 2015 9:59 AM  

Good work Red Team, I'll get you a case of beer for that one.

Anonymous Donn #0114 July 21, 2015 12:53 PM  

I'll admit when I say Conde Nast, I was imaging some dumb article in Gawker that was 'ten shoes you shouldn't be caught dead with at the beach.' or 'Who's got the floppiest sun hats on the Riviera this season and who's been caught wearing them.'

Hard to imagine Conde Nast or anyone involved other than the poor guy and his family would be stunned to find out he was involved with a male prostitute (and he might even not done that).

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