As Twitchy told you, Gawker has filed for bankruptcy. And some people are pretty darn upset about it.
A terrible precedent. You can bet he won't be the last billionaire who will try to bleed a news org into bankruptcy https://t.co/Z8V8VEgG2h
— Freedom of the Press (@FreedomofPress) June 10, 2016
— Joan E. Solsman (@joan_e) June 10, 2016
What happened to Gawker could easily happen to any publication you love. All it takes is a billionaire with a vendetta.
— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) June 10, 2016
Dear #Gawker death cheer mob, pls think of how such events chasten media. Self-censoring journos? Do we want to live in THAT place?
— Michael Casey (@mikejcasey) June 10, 2016
I don't think this funding Hulk Hogan's Gawker suit is working for Peter Thiel the way he wants. The press is not cowed now, it's pissed.
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 10, 2016
They may be pissed, but their outrage is rather selective, don’t you think?
Raise your hand if you know that journalists would be singing a different tune if it were a conservative-owned outlet instead of Gawker.
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 10, 2016
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) June 10, 2016
— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) June 10, 2016
— Bradley Hope (@Brad_Hope) June 10, 2016
— elise navidad ? (@elisecterry) June 10, 2016
Mind if we raise our hands, too?
Such as, oh, say, advertiser boycotts designed to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air? https://t.co/0WmKK8Tvkl
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 10, 2016
Venn diagram of people upset about the Gawker verdict/bankruptcy who also think Citizens United is a threat to the republic?
— Bogey Carmichael (@the_heavy_stuff) June 10, 2016
Disheartening? Perhaps. Predictable? Totally.
Ironic that Lefties are admitting that corporations like Gawker have free speech rights.
At least that is a win! pic.twitter.com/PvSchI6lgI
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) June 10, 2016