Gawker Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, and have entered into an asset purchase agreement with Ziff Davis. Read more about what that may mean for the future of the company here.
There has been much gloating online over the news, almost exclusively from the worst people. Seriously, catalogue a list of the most odious types you can imagine — Gamer Gate babies, MRAs, Buzzfeed dorks, Tech turds, Redditors, Beltway puds — and they’re all reveling in the news. There’s an old saying about how you can only judge someone based on the quality of their enemies. In the case of Gawker, who, yes, yes, have made some mistakes over the years, a pretty good indicator of how necessary they have actually been is their long list of pig-fucking adversaries. Most of them have made themselves known again today. Here is a small sampling below. If you’re happy about Gawker going under, this is the company you keep.
If you have any sympathy for Gawker – even if you don’t – read this: How 1 Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life https://t.co/nmfuVBLpbE
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 10, 2016
Infamous plagiarist Buzzfeed Benny
Gawker Media just filed for bankruptcy. pic.twitter.com/8RzW6S2yUV
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 10, 2016
Peter Thiel is a great American hero. https://t.co/jJUhImPpby
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 10, 2016
Here’s why lefties crying foul over Gawker bankruptcy have a SERIOUS selective outrage problem https://t.co/pdacSOnYiG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 10, 2016
This piece of shit
Incredible outpouring of sympathy for Gawker todahahahahahahaha
— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) March 19, 2016
This fucking guy
— Steven Rattner (@SteveRattner) June 10, 2016
This gun nut
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 25, 2016
Gawker made gamers the enemy and now they’re literally bankrupt. Cheers, guys. To the most rewarding boss battle in history.
— Chris Ray Gun (@ChrisRGun) June 10, 2016
“Gawker Has Filed for Bankruptcy” pic.twitter.com/eHoFvPEDng
— Daniel Hardcastle (@DanNerdCubed) June 10, 2016
— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) June 10, 2016
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) June 10, 2016
This con artist and meme lover
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 11, 2016
Burn Gawker Burn I dance gleefully on your grave
— Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) June 10, 2016
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) June 10, 2016
This potato shaped sex tourist
— Matt Forney (@basedmattforney) June 10, 2016
Whoever this turd is
— Gav (@miracleofsound) June 10, 2016
lol gawker. I’m sorry to everyone losing their jobs, but as long as you can’t play games, I’m sure Polygon is hiring.
— Markus Persson (@notch) June 10, 2016
Gawker’s going bankrupt? Where am I gonna get my second-hand takes of Reddit articles
— Drew Janda (@drewjanda) June 10, 2016
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) June 10, 2016
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) June 10, 2016
Gawker is a waking lesson in how new media thought they could ignore the old/real media rules. See you in hell
— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) June 10, 2016
This fucking guy
Gawker files for bankruptcy…. and just like that, an empire built on sleaze grumbles.
— Jesse Cox (@JesseCox) June 10, 2016
And this one
It will be tragic if we allow Gawker writers to lose their jobs, without hounding them to their dying days with laughter
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 10, 2016
Guys who look like this
Gawker is legally and financially in the toilet. Finally, the rest of the company is joining their ethical standards.
— Vernaculis (@Vernaculis) June 10, 2016
The anti-semites are watching the Gawker bankruptcy. pic.twitter.com/t6asKyKTxr
— ((Spencer Ackerman)) (@attackerman) June 10, 2016
Bad takes bros from the Federalist
the same people crying about gawker want to allow the state to dictate what political speech should be.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 10, 2016
— Zeroized (@Zeroized) June 10, 2016
And guys like this
Gawker filing for bankruptcy is the best news i could wake up to.
— Takahata101-WTFU (@Takahata101) June 10, 2016
Jesus Christ, this dude too, I should’ve guessed
Me IRL when Gawker gets burned to the ground
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) June 10, 2016
Nobody deserves to go bankrupt more than Gawker.https://t.co/Xya8moqq4G
— Dr. Roark Howard PhD (@RoarkHoward_) June 10, 2016
And Chuck Klosterman? Well, didn’t see that one coming tbh, but OK.
Am reminded Chuck Klosterman said at reading in NYC on Tue he hopes Peter Thiel succeeds in destroying Gawker. So, like, don’t buy his book
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) June 10, 2016