It appears that the New York Observer has a long tradition of failing to pay not only Gawker editors who freelance for them, but pretty much everyone else, as a tipster reports:

Fuckers owe me $250 since August. I've written them about a dozen times asking for my money. We're working on it, they always say. Then my editor there says, I'm so sorry. I can't wait until they send me a 1099, so I get to pay taxes on income I never received.

Seriously, the New York Post pays faster than they do, and that's saying a lot.

So. Who else hasn't learned that not paying freelancers doesn't pay? Do let us know. Your anonymity is, as ever, assured.

Earlier: Hall of Shame: Non-Paying Pubs