"Your Lack of Backbone Perspective": A New Episode of Tom Tips Back

We get tips. Lots of them. Sometimes Gawker features editor Tom Scocca responds to them. These conversations are memorialized here in an occasional feature we call Tom Tips Back.

From: Justin Herring <[REDACTED]@yahoo.com>

To: Gawker Tips

Subject: Freaking jokers!

I think its sad that you guys have an unethical perspective on your journalistic responsibility to inform the public on a non bias non politically driven agenda. The fact that you guys caption on a picture that has Republican House representatives sitting across empty chairs of the Democratic Senate and attempt to negotiate for our nations government is a lack of ethical standards you guys represent from your organization. To only make light that the Republican House members are all white males instead of noticing and taking record that they were trying to negotiate with a unreasonable Senate that didn't even bring one member to the table is a joke. I think you are pathetic and lack the journalistic responsibility to actually report relevant and realistic events and occurrences. The sad fact is you typically report the most one sided news I've ever seen including the Trayvon Martin case and especially this government shutdown. I pray that God gave you the clarity and somehow injecting you with a moral responsibility that involves integrity and responsibility to report the news as it is not as you try to twist it. So have a good day enjoy your Obama phone, you're free healthcare, your government assistance and buy a ton of groceries on your food stamps enjoy your play your one sided bias piece of junk type of journalistic perspective. You guys are a joke!

Justin

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To: Gawker Tips Phone Line

From: (402) [REDACTED]

Google Voice transcript [uncorrected]:

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From: Tom Scocca

To: Justin Herring

Dear Mr. Herring:

We got your phone message, and now we see your email. It's true that the Republican House leaders are all white males, and that the photo of them posing with the empty chairs illustrates the fact. You're correct to have noticed that and pointed it out.

We did not, however, mention the racial or gender composition of the Republicans when we published the image yesterday. Would you like us to do a follow-up post to include your observation about their lack of diversity?

Please let us know. Thanks very much.

Tom Scocca

features editor, Gawker

From: Justin Herring

To: Tom Scocca

Dear jellyfish,

You're a joker! The points you were trying to bring up are out of control. I think you're a PUK slimy ridiculous show for a journalistic lack of professional I've ever had to email back. I actually feel slimy just talking to you in your wormy type of perspectives. How some ethics man and report things that are pertinent to the American public not your racially driven propaganda. I its sad that we are working at a stalemate with our government because of this pathetic president and his Democratic cronies trying to force down our throats socialized medicine when the American public has voiced in the majority that they do not like it. But you go ahead and try to twist your journalistic lack of backbone perspective and slither your way to another stupid story pointing out some racially driven agenda or slamming the Republican Party's and go home and beat your dog some more. You make me sick by how pathetic you and your clown posse you work for is and you should be ashamed for what type of human being you become. Your lack of patriotism and the Civic and journalistic responsibility to report media in a non-biased person act if is so far beyond your capabilities. Go home put your headset on and played World of Warcraft in your underwear why your mother makes you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the crust pulled off so you don't pitch a mental breakdown. You have no spine your pathetic and nobody in the real world take you serious.

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From: Justin Herring

To: Tom Scocca

Jellyfish,

Please excuse my couple grammatical errors as I am driving down the road and using my talk to text. I found a picture of you on the Internet by the way you're a very handsome young man. Have a great day worm!

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"Your Lack of Backbone Perspective": A New Episode of Tom Tips Back

From: Tom Scocca

To: Justin Herring

So do you or don't you want us to write a follow-up post?

From: Justin Herring

To: Tom Scocca

No thanks! Go kick rocks! Loser....

This has been Tom Tips Back.
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