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Gawker.com is dead: Controversial news site will end operations next week

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One of the web’s most controversial news sites is officially coming to an end.

Gawker.com announced on Thursday that it will officially end its operations next week.

“After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week,” wrote Gawker.com’s J.K. Trotter. “The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.”

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Outgoing Gawker CEO Nick Denton informed staff members that the site would be shutting down during a staff meeting on Thursday.

Gawker.com has become notorious over the years for pushing the boundaries of tasteful journalism. It drew a torrent of criticism last year for outing a gay man who wasn’t even a public figure, and it also got nailed with a $140 million judgment after it published a sex tape of wrestler Hulk Hogan having sex with a friend’s wife.

Gawker-owned websites Jezebel and Deadspin will remain operational after Gawker.com shuts down, however.


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‘She’s a sick puppy’: Trump goes off the rails attacking Pelosi in Fox News coronavirus update

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President Donald Trump railed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a phone interview with Fox News.

The president called in to "Fox & Friends," which he regularly watches and promotes on his Twitter feed, and complained that Pelosi had criticized his response to the coronavirus crisis.

"She’s a sick puppy, in my opinion," Trump told the hosts. "She has a lot of problems."

Trump pushed the emerging Republican attack that claims Democrats were too distracted by impeachment to respond to the COVID-19 threat in its early stages.

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Don’t believe the polls — Trump is killing his re-election chances with his pandemic floundering: columnist

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According to longtime political observer David Leonhardt, Donald Trump's chances of being re-elected are diminishing every day as the economy continues to crash and Americans are dying because of the COVID-19 pandemic despite "snapshot polls" saying voters are still supportive of him.

Writing for the New York Times, the columnist notes that the full horrors of what is now occurring won't fully be revealed for months to come -- and for Trump, the resulting damage may be too much to overcome in November when voters head to the polls.

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‘Grounds for a lawsuit’: MSNBC’s Mika calls for legal consequences for Fox News coronavirus ‘misinformation’

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski suggested Fox News might be liable for the deaths of viewers who trusted their "misinformation" about the deadly coronavirus.

Brzezinski and her "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough were shocked that President Donald Trump's loyalists continue to downplay the outbreak -- which has already killed more than 2,500 Americans and wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy.

"I even heard people on television -- and I'm just shocked -- still suggesting this epidemic will only hit New York City and not Middle America," Scarborough said.

Brzezinski suggested those broadcasters and their guests could be held liable for their misleading claims.

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