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Gawker will rise from the ashes in a new iteration of the website to be launched next year, Variety has learned.
The reborn Gawker comes under the ownership of Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group, who was the winning bidder for the remaining assets of Gawker Media in July. Goldberg paid $1.35 million for the media gossip blog, which has been dormant for over two years after Gawker Media was sued into bankruptcy by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.
In a memo to Bustle staff Tuesday obtained by Variety, Goldberg said he has hired Amanda Hale as the new publisher of Gawker. Based in New York, Hale most recently was chief revenue officer of The Outline, the culture website founded by Joshua Topolsky (who previously worked at Bloomberg Media and The Verge) that has recently laid off much of its staff.
Goldberg is targeting the Gawker relaunch for early 2019. “We won’t recreate Gawker exactly as it was, but we will build upon Gawker’s legacy and triumphs — and learn from its missteps,” he wrote in the memo. “In so doing, we aim to create something new, vibrant, highly relevant, and worth visiting daily.”
The relaunched Gawker will be “completely distinct from our other properties and sit within a separate corporate subsidiary,” according to Goldberg’s memo, although it will use Bustle’s shared resources, technology, and business platform.
A rep for Bustle confirmed the memo’s authenticity but declined to provide additional comment.
Hale, who has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, previously worked as an ad exec for political news sites including Talking Points Memo and The Nation. Earlier, she worked as a communications staffer for various political campaigns, including the Senate campaign of Barack Obama.
At this point, Hale and Goldberg haven’t made any editorial hires for the new Gawker. One question remaining is what will happen to Gawker’s archive of nearly 200,000 articles, which Goldberg also acquired ownership of in the bankruptcy proceeding. According to a source familiar with the situation, Goldberg plans to maintain access to the Gawker content archive.
Gawker.com has been dormant since August 2016. Lawsuits funded by Thiel, who was angry about an old Gawker story that reported he was gay, led Nick Denton’s Gawker Media to file for bankruptcy and sell six of its websites to Univision for $135 million in 2016. (Univision is now seeking to sell those sites.) Most significantly, Thiel funded wrestler Hulk Hogan’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker over a video the website posted showing the wrestler having sex with his ex-friend’s wife; a jury awarded Hogan $140 million in damages in the case.
Currently, Gawker.com and its archives are owned by BDG GMGI Acquisition, a holding company owned and managed by Goldberg. The Bustle Digital Group, which he founded in 2013, targets millennial women readers through publications Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and the Zoe Report.
Read Goldberg’s memo to Bustle employees about Gawker’s relaunch:
Over the last two months, many of you have inquired about Gawker and until now, there hasn’t been much to report. We’ve used that time to have a lot of conversations, which have greatly informed what will happen next. We can now confirm Gawker will relaunch, probably in the first half of 2019. We won’t recreate Gawker exactly as it was, but we will build upon Gawker’s legacy and triumphs — and learn from its missteps. In so doing, we aim to create something new, vibrant, highly relevant, and worth visiting daily.
Additionally, we are excited to announce that we have hired Amanda Hale, an incredibly talented leader who will help us with the Gawker relaunch and serve as Publisher. Amanda joins us most recently from The Outline, which she was instrumental in launching and building. She is the right person for this important job, and I’m very excited to work with her.
Gawker will be completely distinct from our other properties and sit within a separate corporate subsidiary. That said, it will have access to our shared resources, technology, and business platform.
This is an exciting time for us and we are thrilled to share the news with all of you first. As plans progress and we have further updates to share, we’ll continue to keep the team informed.
BIDDERS WARNED ABOUT ATTEMPTING TO REVIVE GAWKER MEDIA
Those seeking to buy Gawker Media have received a stern warning about such an endeavor:
Do not attempt, in any form, to revive Gawker Media or to extend the lives of Gizmodo Media, Jalopnik or the corrupt criminal Denton enterprises. If you attempt to revive or profit from Gawker Media: 100% legal tactics and methods will be used to also expose and destroy your company. There is nothing of value at Gawker Media. There is only bankruptcy and fake assets waiting for you there. There is no "benign" version of Gawker that can ever exist.
The criminally corrupt politicians, FBI executives and attorney generals who were stalling investigations of the Denton enterprises have been removed. Gawker has been bankrupted. Univision is failing, BY INTENT! Main Stream media refusing to expose the criminal, money laundering, tax evading, character assassination-service-for-hire world of Gawker are being put out of business. Media layoffs are now epic in volume. People involved with Russian mobster financing are looked down on globally. Gawker financiers are now on CIA and NEW FBI “watch-lists” and their electronics are surveilled.
Gawker Media, Gizmodo Media, Jalopnik, and their related media Cartel, broke the law and the moral code of the public in order to seek to manipulate elections and governments via the mass distribution of fake news and public information via monopolistic resources. That is a felony, it is treason against America and it will not stand.
IF YOU BUY GAWKER YOU WILL BE DESTROYED USING 100% LEGAL INVESTIGATION, NEWS EXPOSURE, ADVERTISER BOYCOTT, EMPLOYEE LAWSUIT SUPPORT, SEXUAL ABUSE EXPOSURE AND VOTER INFORMATION RESOURCES.
The “user data” you think you are buying is click bait, fake and valueless. You are buying a lifetime of lawsuits, law enforcement investigations and public disdain. Gawker Media killed people by destroying their lives. It is only fair that the lives of any person who would extend the existence of this vile stain on humanity should suffer the same fate using 100% legal “Roger Stone/David Brock/Fusion GPS” -type tools.
Gawker Media, Gizmodo Media, Jalopnik, etc. attacked and harmed hundred of us because we exposed their criminally corrupt and illicit operation. They are part of a a business and political manipulation “Cartel” intended to inflict corruption upon the United States Federal Government, The New York State Government and the California State Government, as defined by law under RICO Racketeering Statutes for the purpose of manipulating the value of stock market holdings and controlling political policy decisions. That is legally called “TREASON” and you know what that is punishable by according to the law.
As others have said:
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Because you are a scumbag who has been accused, by reporters and tipsters, of very evil bribery, sex, drug, political, tax evasion, money hiding, misogyny, abuse and other things, many people might consider hiring an MS-13 street gang or a Russian drug Cartel to torture and kill you.
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We find that our 100% legal FUCK YOU Plan is far more effective.
First of all, the ‘Fuck You Plan’ will last for the rest of your life. We will never forget about what you did and we will never forgive you. (Unless, of course, you want to pay us at least ten million dollars for the legal, personal, economic, brand and related damages you cost us).
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We work with, and retain, ex-FBI, CIA, NSA, GCHQ and other top intelligence and crime interdiction experts. They have ways of watching you every second of every day. Did you know that WiFi and the ceramic objects around you can can make it look like there are not even walls where you are right now?
Science has created a new world in which there is, LITERALLY, no place you can hide!
Face recognition is also sourcing up every image of you on security cameras, Walmart cameras, restaurant cameras, Google and Bing image databases, social networks, dating sites, traffic cameras, hotel and motel cameras and everything that has ever recorded your face; which is public domain. Everything you are connected to will be connected to you and psychologically analyzed.
If you ever, for the rest of your life, cheat on taxes, take money off-the-books, lie on an application, get arrested, get sued, buy drugs, buy sex, cheat, hide money, use off-shore conduits, set-up an illicit trust fund or shell corporation, get an STD, lie on a dating site, abuse or extort an employee, abuse a co-worker, plagiarize, break the law, run a real estate scam, hide insider stock trading, provide political campaign services without filing detailed and accurate FEC disclosures, support a political campaign, spend or receive any money that you do not report, etc… YOU WILL BE CAUGHT!
There is no place on Earth you can hide from us. Our investigators and our friends in Congress, our journalist buddies, law enforcement and the intelligence community will never let you out of their sights!
We do not do creepy illicit things, like you do, so we have nothing to worry about. You have PLENTY to worry about. These tactics only work on Bad Guys like you!
You are, today, sitting at the edge of the same precipice that Richard Nixon, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and other scum sat at just before they slid down their filthy funnels straight to hell. Enjoy the ride!
Here are a few of the thousands of 100% legal methods for wiping out creeps like you, corrupt politicians, The Silicon Valley Mafia, their political shills and their crony companies that the public can undertake from the comfort of any voter’s living room. This only works on criminals and the corrupt. The “good guys” have nothing to fear. Our goal is to get 300 million voters working on these efforts:
Step-By-Step Termination Instructions For The Public To Use On Corrupt Targets:
- Make sure your interdiction of their illicit deeds lasts the rest of their life. Make it your hobby and engage in it every month. Put it on your calendar to have a monthly action day.
- Bankrupt their corrupt companies by contacting EVERY single advertising director for EVERY company that advertises with them to show them the evidence and encourage them to stop advertising with the suspect under threat of boycott.
- List out every past employee of the tabloid that was used to attack the taxpayers.
- Bankrupt their corrupt companies by contacting EVERY single employee that works for them to show them the evidence and encourage them to quit.
- Bankrupt their corrupt companies by contacting EVERY single investor that funds them to show them the evidence and encourage them to divest.
- Contact billionaire’s (ie: Peter Thiel, Larry Ellison, etc.) to get them to sponsor a RICO, or other kind of lawsuit, against these corrupt parties. Use proxies to sue the corrupt (ie: Get Thiel to pay for some other guy to sue Gawker for you). The Legal Proxy is one of your biggest assets. You can get billions of dollars of lawsuits executed against corrupt mega giants. Make Hulk Hogan be YOUR proxy. He takes all of the risk and YOU get to see a criminally corrupt oligarch (ie: Nick Denton and Gawker/Gizmodo Media) ground into the dirt. Read the news daily and PACER.GOV and FIND YOUR PROXY!
- Bankrupt their corrupt companies by contacting EVERY user of their company, via mass media and personal out-reach, to show them the evidence and encourage them to cancel their subscriptions and ‘poison’ their data by filling their profiles with fantasy data.
- Bankrupt their corrupt companies by contacting EVERY single member of Congress and regulatory agencies to show them the evidence and demand, in writing, a federal investigation.
- Bankrupt their corrupt companies by exposing corrupt sources of supply to the news and the public; ie: Elon Musk uses “blood cobalt” mines in the Congo which rely on child labor and mercenaries to operate the cobalt mineral mines.
- Expose the covert sex cults (ie: Pizza Gate, NXIUM, Burning Man, Mission Control, Power Exchange, etc.) that they frequent.
- Look on Linkedin and other databases to contact their former interns to see if they sexually or mentally abused that intern and help that intern find lawyers (ie: Lawless Firm, AllRed, etc.).
- All of the data of famous corrupt persons and corporations has been hacked and acquired by many, many parties over the last decade. Watch for it to get leaked on the web or go search the ICIJ, Wikileaks and related databases for keywords about your targets. Expose what you find to the public. Cross reference what you find with the Palantir, Taleo, Bitcoin Trace, PayPal Trace, VISA Trace, D&B Insider, Gust-Scan, etc. commercially available databases and you will have an even more powerful search than the NSA’s XKEYSCORE tool.
- Expose the trust funds, shell corporations and real estate contracts that they and their family own and make sure the IRS and SEC knows about those slush fund pots. Find all of their insider trading payola scams and expose them.
- Expose every reporter and ‘stock analyst’ that is actually a shill for the corrupt. Call them out by name in press releases and your own news articles. Demand to see their financial records if they claim to have never been paid by the corrupt entity in question.
- Expose the racist, tribal, misogynist organizations that the majority of their executive hires are part of.
- Investigate them and share your investigation data, from public data resources, on databases. All of their addresses, account numbers, tax records, bank accounts, dating site records, phone numbers, fax numbers, IMEI device records, IP addresses, device serial numbers, etc. are on public record.
- As Comey, et al; proved, there are crooks at the FBI...but there will always be, at least, one Elliot Ness kind of good guy at the FBI. DO report your findings to the FBI, in writing, but report to EVERY main, and regional FBI office, in writing, with a carbon copy to the media. It only takes one good FBI agent to get an official FBI case going. The same goes for the SEC, The EU and the CFTC.
- These incredibly abusive people have an inordinate number of divorce lawsuits for abusive behavior. Showcase the most revealing text from those abusive divorce court filings.
- Write ‘Request For Prosecution’ requests to every major law enforcement agency and send copies of those requests to every other law enforcement agency and independent news reporters.
- If they run for office, confront them (legally) at public speaking events and hand out one page fliers about their crimes to the public at these events. Name their crony financial backers out loud at these events.
- File charges with the FEC for campaign finance violations. Ie: In one year Google reported a million in campaign contribution cash to one party but they actually provided many billions of campaign contributions via search engine rigging and perception manipulation services. Report that to the FEC and demand to know what the FEC is doing about it. Ask the FEC, in writing, every month until you get an answer in writing.
- Don’t just ‘follow the money’. Make fun charts and diagrams of the illicit funds routes and mass distribute those graphics.
- Meme them forever.
- Uncover every: illicit sex partner and who they cheated on; drug deals; hooker; rent boy; Uber and Lyft trip route; neighbors who complained about them; GPS records, social media posting that hinted at a political agenda, etc. All of this information can be legally acquired. They put most of it out on the web themselves and agreed to let Facebook, Uber and Google sell the data.
- Search every face recognition database with automated search tools. They agreed to allow their image on databases for security cameras, Walmart cameras, restaurant cameras, Google and Bing image databases, social networks, dating sites, traffic cameras, hotel and motel cameras and everything that has ever recorded their face; which is public domain. Check out what they were doing at each place they were recorded.
- Report every illicit deed done by the corrupt to large Congressional, news writer, social network and voter mass distribution systems.
- Learn ‘Veil Protection Strategies’ and How to Bust Them’.
- Break their cover-ups. Carbon copy every Inspector General (IG), reporter and social media resource you can find. Never allow only a few people to be the only ones that know what you uncovered. Tell everyone and never stop finding new people to tell. Use the “Streisand Effect”.
- If they ever, for the rest of their life: cheat on taxes, take money off-the-books, lie on an application, get arrested, get sued, buy drugs, buy sex, cheat, hide money, use off-shore conduits, set-up an illicit trust fund or shell corporation, get an STD, lie on a dating site, abuse or extort an employee, abuse a co-worker, plagiarize, break the law, run a real estate scam, hide insider stock trading, provide political campaign services without filing detailed and accurate FEC disclosures, support a political campaign, spend or receive any money that they do not report, etc.; THEN YOU EXPOSE THEM AND THE ILLICIT ACTIONS THEY TOOK.
- Educate yourself by typing this phrase into the top 5 non-Google search engines: “How To Be A Private Investigator” and read all of the results. Try more searches, like: “Investigation methods” or “Background check methods” or “Investigate a politician”, etc. There are thousands of other legal techniques in addition to those few listed here. They all work if you are persistent.
- Learn how to put a covert media alarm in ‘Corporate Poison Pills’ and find ‘Criminal Back-Dating’.
- Make certain that you find every other voter and community group who might help you. Support their efforts and share what you have uncovered with them. Use the web to guarantee that there is no place on Earth they can hide from justice. Work to mesh investigators, Congress, journalists, law enforcement, intelligence community, voters and your friends and family to never let them out of your sights!...”
CHRISTINE CONSTANTINE, ESQ.,
The Court has informed us that you have purchased:
Gawker Review of Books
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The Assigned Contracts.
We cannot allow you or the investors in Gawker to profit from any further operation of any Gawker Asset.
Gawker, Gizmodo, Nick Denton, Jalopnik and the asset holders have been forensically traced by FBI-class investigators to the operation of the $30M+ character assassination hit job operated against us, Peter Thiel, billionaire Sandra Montenegro and other persons under contracts from Elon Musk, The Obama White House, Eric Schmidt and the DNC. All of whom are "co-mingled RICO violating parties"
Each and every company you own will now be terminated, bankrupted and exposed using the attached 100% legal tactics and resources.
You refused to let us into your lawsuit. Now you get to see what we can do to you OUTSIDE of your lawsuit using 100% legal tools for the rest of your lives.
We will never back down. We caused the Congressional hearing at 10AM tomorrow, Tuesday on Google, Twitter and Facebook, your partners in crime. They will be bankrupted too.
Sue all you want, that will really help us get past the demurrer.
Back out of the GAWKER DEAL NOW, or watch every asset you own die using 100% legal methods.
You took our lives, now we take your company and your future. Don't underestimate what 300 million voters can do to you and your advertisers."