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Tech Ghoul Peter Thiel Defanged By Gawker Media Legal Deal; Free Press Saved 2

Tech Ghoul Peter Thiel Defanged By Gawker Media Legal Deal; Free Press Saved

Peter Thiel, the tech mogul who posed the biggest threat to a free press since the 1950s Red Scare, has officially been defanged by lawyers handling Gawker Media‘s bankruptcy case. He won’t be able to sink his teeth into Gawker or pull the same stunt he used to bring the Web site down. In a sweeping legal settlement, Thiel and his investment firm, Thiel Capital, agreed to absolve Gawker.com’s future owner of all legal liability as well as writers who have articles on the site....
Fox News Scrambling Furiously to Salvage Trump Shipwreck (see!) 4

Fox News Scrambling Furiously to Salvage Trump Shipwreck (see!)

The Donald Trump administration is a shipwreck, torpedoed by insiders who confirmed the worst about the new President. But at Fox News the band plays on, furiously trying to mitigate the damage and keep the president’s tattered reputation afloat. This time the damaged was caused, not be the fake news media, or left-wing activists. Instead, the very people Fox News has been hyping for months took the Trump, led by right-wing buccaneer Steve Bannon....
Gawker, Noted for Outing Celebs, Could See User Private Info Outed in Court 6

Gawker, Noted for Outing Celebs, Could See User Private Info Outed in Court

Gawker’s legal battle against a number of former lowly interns could turn into a major embarrassment if a court forces it to reveal usernames, passwords, online names, email addresses, telephone numbers and even bank account info as part of the legal action. So far, the info remains private. Federal Judge Alison Nathan ruled earlier this week in a preliminary order that Gawker had the right to delete the information from court filings....