Jack Shafer Phones It In

We try not to get too self-referential here at Gawker, mainly because it's boring, but also because it fucks up the carefully-crafted media strategy which we sit through countless monthly seminars learning to apply. On the other hand, when an article like Jack Shafer's most recent Slate piece appears, it seems silly not to address it. You can read it on your own if you like and adjudge its merits as you see fit. We just want to point out that any article that uses the phrase, "Charming and approachable, he puts people at ease and makes himself a sympathetic source," in reference to Nick Denton is clearly devoid of research, accuracy, or a basic grasp of reality. Get off the pipe, Jack; it's not doing you any good.

Nick Denton, Publicity Cat [Slate]