Quantcast
Connect with us

Gawker editorial staff revolts against decision to pull post outing Condé Nast CFO

Published

on

Image: A group of protesters (Shutterstock.com)

On Friday evening the Gawker.com editorial staff published a one-paragraph denunciation of the website’s decision to pull a controversial post exposing Condé Nast CFO David Geithner’s purported interactions with a gay porn star.

The sternly worded post began, “Our union drive has expressed at every stage of the process that one of our core goals is to protect the editorial independence of Gawker Media sites from the influence of business-side concerns. Today’s unprecedented breach of the firewall, in which business executives deleted an editorial post over the objections of the entire executive editorial staff, demonstrated exactly why we seek greater protection.”

ADVERTISEMENT

It continued, “Our opinions on the post are not unanimous but we are united in objecting to editorial decisions being made by a majority of non-editorial managers. Disagreements about editorial judgment are matters to be resolved by editorial employees. We condemn the takedown in the strongest possible terms.”

How the newly-unionized staff intends to handle the managerial overreach beyond the angry post remains unclear.

Gawker’s J.K. Trotter said on Friday that “the managing partnership of Gawker Media voted, 5-1, to remove the post. Executive editor Tommy Craggs, who helped edit the post, was the sole dissenter. ”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump’s efforts to undo the election are facing resistance from these Republicans in key battleground states

Published

on

Critics of President Donald Trump — from liberals and progressives to right-wing Never Trump conservatives — are slamming Republicans in Congress who refuse to publicly acknowledge Joe Biden as president-elect or speak out against Trump's election-related lawsuits. But New York Times reporters Peter Baker and Kathleen Gray, in an article published on November 28, emphasize that in key battleground states, some of the people who have refused to indulge Team Trump's legal challenges and bogus election fraud claims are Republicans.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump’s team files fifth demand for Georgia to audit their ballot signatures as their campaign to overturn the election fizzles

Published

on

President Donald Trump's campaign has filed its fifth demand for the state of Georgia to audit the signatures on ballots.

The statement from the Trump team said that the "Georgia secretary of state should perform an immediate audit of the signatures on all absentee ballot applications and absentee ballot envelopes received for the Nov. 3 General Election. The Trump Campaign estimates that between 38,250 and 45,626 illegal votes from absentee ballots alone were cast in the state of Georgia -- far beyond the Biden-Harris ticket's current margin of 12,670 votes."

https://twitter.com/JulesJester/status/1333460202948075526

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Supreme Court hearing gets awkward as conservative Alito runs roughshod over chief justice Roberts

Published

on

President Trump is pressing the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count -- a move that goes against more than 200 years of practice where non-citizen residents, even those in the U.S. illegally, were among those counted.

While questioning New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, conservative Justice Samuel Alito said that the prospect of submitting two documents, one detailing census numbers of every person inside the U.S. and another detailing numbers that exclude undocumented immigrants inside the U.S. "seems like a totally meaningless formality."

Continue Reading