Gawker, Suddenly Concerned with Privacy, Retracts Story of David Geithner and Homosexual Escort

It’s the first time in Gawker’s illustrious dirt-digging history that it has retracted a story without the revelation of a factual error or the threat of a lawsuit. Entirely of its own accord, Gawker has retracted a story about how David Geithner, CFO of Condé Nast, tried to hire a gay porn star for a night of sex. Why exactly did Gawker retract the story? Gawker managing editor Nick Denton released a statement. Here is part of it: The point of this story was not in my view sufficient to offset Read more […]