“If you never willingly read Gawker, I can’t say I blame you.” — Farhad Manjoo
Thanks, man, that means a lot (NOT).
“But even if you avoided Gawker, you can’t escape its influence” — Ditto
I know, and that’s the problem. Wayback when, I thought if modern snarkjournalism began and ended with Spy it would be equally tolerable and deplorable as a form. As I say, wayback when.
A fundamental insight about quality journalism and durable writing is that the right constraints and restrictions foster superior work. No rules, no responsibility, no integrity, no damn good.
PS: Real journalism scoops are not mere “gotchas” or “hoo-ha looky here.”