What happens behind the scenes at Gawker? We know you ask yourselves this question every single hour of every single day, and we don't blame you. We are fascinating. Sometimes we order sandwiches for lunch, and sometimes we order burritos. Sometimes we listen to music while we blog, and sometimes we do not. Sometimes Max Read picks his nose, but not always. With all this in mind, we're sharing with you our official "behind the blog post" backstories for all of the posts you clicked the shit out of this year. Next up: Hulk Hogan's mesmerizing sex tape.
After we posted a brief clip of Hulk Hogan's sex tape last month, TMZ reported that there were three other tapes made. We actually heard there were more than that. Soon after the initial Hulk Hogan not-so-sex-filled "sex tape" was published on Gawker, a man who called himself "Jim Janerro" wrote to us. He claimed he had more footage of Bubba's wife getting it on in the same bedroom with numerous other partners, including other scenes with her and Hogan. He said there were "lots of black guys" involved, too. "Jim" claimed he found the tapes in a box of promotional DVDs he purchased at the annual Bubba Army Garage Sale last year.
Today we've installed an editorial policy at Gawker which I hope will stick for some time: It's about the word "Exclusive" being used in headlines and tags. It should be avoided at all costs, barring strange, unique circumstances wherein we feel it's necessary to inform dumb readers that the story they are reading on this site was generated here and only here despite our dubious reputation as content remoras.