On Gawker’s Nastiness


“What the Gawker ethos (i.e., the sneer) comes down to is this: Everyone is a phony, except presumably those writers at Gawker who labor tirelessly to point out this phoniness (think Holden Caulfield gone a little sour, and getting a little old).”

At Slate, Katie Roiphe critiques Gawker, providing an analysis of their mode of operations. Roiphe laments the site’s subpar name-calling, and wishes it could be “less generic, less anonymous, less generally applicable to anyone who has done anything.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →