A Huge, Huge Deal – Talking Points Memo

It all comes down to a simple point. You may not like Gawker. They’ve published stories I would have been ashamed to publish. But if the extremely wealthy, under a veil secrecy, can destroy publications they want to silence, that’s a far bigger threat to freedom of the press than most of the things we commonly worry about on that front. If this is the new weapon in the arsenal of the super rich, few publications will have the resources or the death wish to scrutinize them closely.

Wow.

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2 thoughts on “A Huge, Huge Deal – Talking Points Memo

  1. Scrutinize? When Gawker outed him, that certainly left a bad taste in his mouth. I really don’t remember what his sexual preference had to do with the story. However, with Gawker I’m sure his preference WAS their story. So, why I don’t necessarily agree with it, they brought this on themselves. Just like there was nothing illegal in Gawker’s actions to out him, there is also nothing illegal in his actions as well.

  2. Scrutinize? When Gawker outed him, that certainly left a bad taste in his mouth. I really don’t remember what his sexual preference had to do with the story. However, with Gawker I’m sure his preference WAS their story. So, why I don’t necessarily agree with it, they brought this on themselves. Just like there was nothing illegal in Gawker’s actions to out him, there is also nothing illegal in his actions as well.

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