In a shocking revelation, in fear for the life of Gawker Media, Nick Denton has been forced to take out an emergency loan, but where did he get it from? CitiBank? Nope! Bank of America? Nope.

Nick Denton and Gawker Media could only get their emergency cash from one little boutique bank.

The bank’s identity is, indeed, very revealing. Nick Denton is no technology guru. Yet, he gets his money from the piggy bank of the Silicon Valley Cartel, the very people he is accused of being a character assassination hit-man for.

Yes: He got his emergency cash from the Silicon Valley Cartels: Silicon Valley Bank!

Isn’t that an interesting turn of events? Rather telling, wouldn’t you say?


Gawker dodges potentially deadly Hulk Hogan lawsuit — for now

By Keith J. Kelly

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Gawker dodges potentially deadly Hulk Hogan lawsuit — for now

Hulk Hogan (left), Nick Denton Photo: Getty Images (left), Patrick McMullan


Keith J. Kelly

Keith J. Kelly

Gawker boss Nick Denton was sitting in the Gramercy Cafe in Manhattan Thursday morning when he got news that a possible death sentence for his company — the explosive $100 million sex-tape lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan — had been postponed.

“I will be able to take a summer vacation after all,” he said, visibly breathing a sigh of relief.

The 48-year-old executive may have temporarily dodged two weeks in the stifling July heat of St. Petersburg, Fla. — but storm clouds are still gathering around his 13-year-old digital media company as costs zoom.

Profits at the privately held Gawker Media Group grew 9.5 percent last year, to $6,529,821, from the previous year.

While most private companies closely guard their financial info, Denton, anticipating being forced to make the numbers public at the Hogan trial, released certain figures on Thursday.

Revenue over the period was up 26.6 percent, to $44.3 million, Denton said. But expenses rose at an even faster clip, up more than 30 percent, to $37.8 million in 2014 — and they appear to be accelerating this year.

The rise in costs is being fueled by a move the company is making — from modest Soho digs into new offices later this year on West 17th Street that will eat up some $3 million a year in rent.

And earlier this year, Gawker became one of only a handful of digital companies whose members voted to unionize, which will undoubtedly raise the cost of doing business.

The outlook for 2015 is a lot more subdued.

“Despite exceptional legal and moving costs, we expect to be profitable in 2015,” said Denton, in a demure statement lacking his usual hype and bravado.

Buried in the voluminous legal filings in the now-delayed trial was this bit of information in a deposition from outside financial expert Peter Horan, hired by Gawker:

“The company was growing below the [rate of growth] of other companies in the market, so it was a relatively slow-growing, not very profitable company, which is kind of a bad place to be,” said Horan at one point in a deposition in response to a question on Gawker’s finances.

“It’s OK to be growing 50 percent a year and not making any money. It’s OK to be making 40 percent profit margin and growing real slowly. But it is kind of tough to be slow-growing and not very profitable,” Horan continued.

The expert witness, hired by Denton and Gawker, may have been trying to temper the expectations of Hogan (real name: Terry Gene Bollea), who has a long history of lawsuits against well-heeled opponents. But it also spotlights the thin profits that may be about to suffer another jolt.

“There is no secret treasure for them to plunder,” insisted Denton, who divulged that his salary is “$500,000 a year” and his personal expense account is “minimal.”

He said he and present and former employees own about 95 percent of the stock. On the voting stock, he said he controls just under 50 percent, and another family trust that he controls owns another 18 percent.

Regarding the now-delayed trial, Denton said, “It’s hard to know exactly what will happen.” The trial, whenever it goes forward, will take place in Florida state court in Hogan’s hometown.

“Obviously, he has a home-court advantage in the first round,” said Denton, who expressed confidence he will eventually win — but concedes it might not happen until “Round 2” on appeal.

While he talked tough, Denton has quietly secured a $15.5 million potential rescue package from Silicon Valley Bank, one of the first times he has sought outside funding.

Earlier in the year, he was looking to line up equity financing.

“Oftentimes, you use debt financing because you don’t want to give up equity, but now he is going to have to make a debt payment on that,” said Tony Uphoff, a digital and print executive.

Although the trial is delayed, Denton’s lawyers, it was learned, were trying to quash that the company is incorporated in the well-known tax haven of the Cayman Islands.

His lawyers worried that such information would be used to inflame the Florida jury about foreign owners.

Denton defends the incorporation status. “There is no reason, as a small-sized company, that we should not take advantage of the same laws as large companies so we are not taxed doubly,” he said.

His lawyers also did not want the jury to hear that he had set up offices in Hungary as well. Denton explained that his mother’s family is Hungarian.

“It’s a very natural place for us to do business,” he maintained. He said about 40 of Gawker’s 268 employees are there.

Many other digital companies complain of relentless downward price pressure on digital advertising, particularly in the banner ads category. “We have not seen that,” insisted Denton. “We are strong in choice categories. Our audience is young and affluent.”

But in another key barometer, traffic seems to have plateaued for the company. ComScore, one of the leading trackers of Internet traffic, showed that through May, traffic was 53 million.

While it’s up a bit from the April figure, it is down from its 12-month peak of 63 million hits in August.

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Public reports and investigative reporters have much to say about Nick Denton and Gawker Media. It is believed, that Gawker Media is a “hit-job” service created to character assassinate, damage and reduce the brand affect of adversaries of the Cartel. Journalists, and others, have charged Gawker Media with everything from tax evasion, to being the front for White House and Silicon Valley Billionaire “hit-jobs”, to being a targeted political agenda manipulation machine. Victims have charged that Gawker Media and Nick Denton have worked in the employ of Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs, John Doerr, Elon Musk, Steve Jurvetson and other political notables.

Gawker Media had financial connections, business connections, political connections and communications with the key suspects and took actions which helped the key suspects while attacking and damaging their adversaries. Recents leaks, investigations and lawsuits have revealed some of Gawker’s dirty secrets. Outside-of-U.S. investigations on Nick Denton’s previous activities in England, are of interest, as well. Wrestler Hulk Hogan had top celebrity endorsement value for American voters, when he was about to endorse an opposing political candidate, Gawker took him out…but, that may have been a fatal mistake for the Gawker attack dogs.

They have endured numerous abuse lawsuits from staff, victims and others. The following is some of the news coverage about Gawker Media and Nick Denton:

Dear Hulk Hogan:

We wanted to give you encouragement and applause in your trial against Gawker Media and Nick Denton.

This may be one of the biggest things you will ever do in your life.

Your case helps redeem many others, and fix a broken part of modern American society. It really is a big deal!

Many of us believe that politicians used social media metrics, and fancy calculations, to figure out that your name, attached to any political endorsements, could get tens of millions of voters to pay more attention to, or like, the candidate that you endorsed.

They felt threatened by that possibility, so they used their character assassination tool, known as Gawker Media, to take you out.

We have all seen the news, these days, about characters like Sidney Blumenthal, Richard Berman, etc, and their “take-down tools” for political paybacks.

Gawker Media showed up one day, out of the blue, in many innocent people’s lives, and took their lives away for political hit-job reasons.

Nick Denton is on camera saying his job is to destroy lives for profit. His staff refer to themselves in social media as “Character Assassins”.  When they take a target out, they never give the target a chance to counter the slander and libel they are about to print because they don’t want the victim to have a chance, in advance, to counter the vicious defamation attack they are about to blast across the media-waves .

Once Gawker fires off the attack, that the Press Office of a famous institution ordered them to do, their buddies at famous search engines lock it in top position on the internet so that Gawker can both profit from the ad sales and get paid “ damages bonuses” for the intensity of the calculated attack.

The news says they stole Romney’s tax forms, Apple’s IPOD prototype, Palin’s book, Santorum’s brand, The CIA’s Bin Ladin hunter’s secrecy, and so, so much more.. Anything, against anybody, for a buck, it seems.

Now we hear that overseas police want to talk to Denton about the British “Hydrant” and “Tabloid Phone Hacking Scandals”. We see that a young gay boy tossed a brick through Denton’s window because he said Denton abused him. We see HSBC leaks and tax investigation’s that seem to indicate that Gawker evades taxes with off-shore hide-aways.

We see lawsuits, by Gawker’s own people, for sexual and economic abuse.

These Gawker people seem to be horrific examples of the worst that a society can manifest.

Many others have lost their lives because of a sudden Gawker take-down attack. So far, there has been little, or no, justice. Someone in Washington, DC, is protecting Gawker but that shield of coverage has now seemed to have worn thin.

Go get ‘em Hulk. Your super-hero days are still alive and well.

Signed-    AMERICA




Gawker Media: Hypocrites vs. Douchecanoes

In 2002, a failed British journalist named Nick Denton started Gawker, a bitchy gossip blog run out of his Manhattan apartment. Over 10 years later, Gawker and its sister sites have become the biggest names in clickbait “journalism,” pulling down millions of visitors a month and making its owner a millionaire several times over. The secret to Denton’s success? He took the aggressive, lynch mob mentality of British tabloids, which specialize in ruining people’s lives, and injected it into America’s comparatively placid, Oprahfied media market.

In particular, Gawker, Jezebel, Valleywag, and their sister sites specialize in witch hunts: digital vigilantism against those who fail to keep up with leftist orthodoxy. Geoffrey Miller, Pax Dickinson, Justine Tunney, Violentacrez: the list of people whom Gawker has garroted for “racism” or “misogyny” could fill a phone book. With an army of Twitter twits behind it, Gawker Media truly is the moral majority of the left, instigating mob action against those who sin against the religion of toleranceGawker’s provocations are even encouraging real-world violence now, as Valleywag’s overfed man-baby of an editor Sam Biddle eggs on attacks against San Francisco tech workers from the safety of the East Coast.

“Which makes the revelation that Denton has been allowing trolls to terrorize his female employees all the more delicious.”

For the past few months, 4chan has been engaged in a trolling operation against Jezebelposting pictures of rape and gore porn in the comments section. Despite the fact that these shocking and disgusting images are stressing out staffers to the point where they’re developing PTSD, Denton has steadfastly refused to do anything about the problem. Jezebel’s staff recently snapped and posted an open letter on the site demanding that Gawker Media do something, calling 4chan’s trolling “a very real and immediate threat to the mental health of Jezebel’s staff and readers.”

Fat chance of this happening, however. As others have pointed out, Gawker Media’s business model depends on getting clicks; indeed, their writers are paid according to how many page views their articles get. Since comments help drive traffic to websites, fighting 4chan’s rape porn trolling will reduce Gawker’s profitability. Not only that, Google itself ranks web pages according to how many comments they have, as comments are extremely difficult to fake. Fewer comments means a lower page rank, which translates into less search traffic and less money for Denton to blow on exotic vacations with his boy-toy hubby. If Gawker Media was willing to testify in federal court as to why they should be allowed to rip off their interns, you can bet your bottom peso that they aren’t going to do jack about this.


And there’s the punch line. Gawker Media, the company that gets people fired from their jobs for making “sexist” jokes, has been creating a hostile work environment for its women staffers for months. They’re the leftist equivalent of a priest who rails against homosexuality only to be caught molesting altar boys in the confessional booths. In staying silent on this for so long, Dodai Stewart, Lindy West, and Jezebel’s other star employees have shown themselves to be frauds. They don’t care about feminism, “fat shaming,” or whatever cause they’re screeching about today; all they care about is money and power. And now we have the proof.

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Is blogger John Herrmann a hired character assassin hit-man for Nick Denton?

By Powers Destin
First printed in The LA Rebuke


If you look up John Herrmann in Wikipedia you find that, according to Wkipedia:

“…Herrmann soon was a part of the Ware group, a secret apparatus of the CPUSA and Comintern in Washington, D.C., which supplied classified information to Soviet intelligence. …Herrmann was a paid courier for the CPUSA, delivering material emanating from the secret cells of sympathetic government employees being cultivated by Hal Ware to New York. Herrmann also was the person who introduced … Alger Hiss.

…The Ware group’s activities were investigated …and Herrmann was placed under surveillance and questioned many times in Mexico by the FBI. He died …. from chronic alcoholism.”

That isn’t the exact same John Herrmann we know and love from Gawker Media and the Awl, but there may be eerie similarities to the Nick Denton hit-man.

This New Yorker is said to be a shill for Gawker Media, where he writes attack articles at the request of White House press corps, in order to stealth up the true instigators of the attacks. It is also claimed, that he goes online, under a massive number of pseudonyms, and writes all of the attack comments in the commenting section of the blog under each attack article. IS this true? To confirm this, one would need to subpeona FBI and NSA phone tracking and email archiving of Herrmann’s email and cell phone activities from past years.

Many targets have stated that Herrmann organizes other writers when given a “kill order” by his political handlers. They infest a blog, together, with vitriol and hate, cobbled together from non-verified facts and manipulated heresay, it is said by those he has sought to bring down.

One encounters Herrmann as a pasty, pudgy little man with the hipster affectations of dark mood swings and impertinent denial. We met him, covertly, at a coffee shop nestled among the metropolitan masses.

Does he report directly to Robert Gibbs and Jay Carney at the White House or are his orders intermediated only through Nick Denton? Only a Senate investigation has the power to uncover the tentacular connections of the attack bloggers of the web.

In this writers opinion,and mind you, these are all opinions and not facts, so do your own research, I think that Mr, Herrmann is complex and deserves more study. It is easy for one to dismiss him as a sad internet hack, one step removed from a common troll, but that would be unfair, I think. He is, most likely, much more interesting.


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