Nick Denton

Nick Denton

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Tom Scocca's going to hate me for sending this, but you really should read his piece on smarm, the defining tone of modern media. It's relevant to us because by modern media I mean social media, and by social media I mean Buzzfeed and Upworthy, our two most vigorous competitors.

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David Carr of the New York Times criticized gossipy Gawker items on Shep Smith which outed the Fox News anchor, first in passing and then more explicitly with a picture of his significantly younger boyfriend. But the Times — having said such articles are redundant and dated — is now ahead 3-2 in articles devoted to

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