UPDATE: This item was, in fact, pretty lame, as Netscape does run Gawker Media stories just like any other. (No idea about Phonescoop, you'll have to ask blogger Eric Lin.)
Oh, that's why Weblogs, Inc. founder Jason Calacanis built Netscape Beta for AOL!
Well, the reason for this is obvious: AOL Engadget must be the only worthwhile tech blog read by non-AOL-affiliated Netscape users.
Earlier petty sniping at Netscape Beta: Nine signs the new Netscape sucks [Valleywag]