Thin-skinned, reluctantly out billionaire Peter Thiel and leather-skinned, unfortunately famous philanderer Hulk Hogan have won—after 14 years, Gawker.com will shut down, leading to turmoil (but promised reassignments) for its staffers. The outfit and its other sites were bought by Univision, a move a judge is expected to approve shortly.
I will miss Gawker. It had its share of stunts, but it also had a lot of very fine journalism—not least of which, articles by Rich Juzwiak. Anyone cheering the loss of the site is cheering the loss of the press's ability to report unpopular and sometimes provocatively critical things.
Peter Thiel is the biggest gay jerk in America.