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Sorry to hear you didn't make it. I saw no information about this campaign, and only found it because someone mentioned it in a comment on Jezebel. You've got to do better than that- this was really disappointing, but not entirely surprising. Better luck next time- hope you get up and running eventually, and PT doesn't buy the name out of spite.
While I was hopeful that this campaign would be wildly successful, admittedly it was one of if not thee worst managed campaigns I’ve ever backed. Ever.
No updates. No additional info. Nothing to motivate backers to share the project.
Its failure was partly due to there being NO ONE involved and or representing the campaign from the moment it launched. When asking for half a million dollars, campaigns don’t run on auto-pilot.
As I write this, I’m thinking that as much as I wanted a Gawker return, clearly it doesn’t deserve to be revived. At least not in this manner anyways.
Well that's a bummer. I forgot that I even pledged, much less that the campaign was wrapping up. You guys really should have sent an update--even just one--to marshal support down the home stretch.
My roflcopter goes swaswaswaswaswaswaswa...
All I want to say is 2 hours left and only about 20% of a measly $500k was funded. Not looking good. Anyways, good luck.
So much hate in people’s lives. Often directed against their own countrymen. It can’t be healthy personally, or for society.
I don’t like tomatoes. Do I hate people that do? Of course not. Businesses that provide products that I don’t like, I avoid. I certainly wouldn’t waste my energy “attacking” them.
12 hours until the burning.
Get bent, Gawker hacks. Maybe Janet Cooke can get you a gig at Whole Foods.
Don't feed trolls.
Thank you for making my point for me. This is NOT a social network!! This a business site focused on funding individual projects. Seems like free speech to me. You also have no idea what my politics are! If you are one of those who funded this project just for the ability to trash the project and its real supporters, get a life.
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WOW!!!! Don't people follow rules anymore??? KickStarter, where is your editing of comments??? This is exactly what is wrong with Facebook and Twitter!!! Please take your opinions elsewhere!!! :-(
Well, obviously nobody except a measly 1475 people (excluding shitlords like ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ and myself) want to have this cancer back. Now if we could also get rid of other shitty pages like PuffHo, Salon, CuckFeed, etc...
@John the point was to throw a dollar to exactly that - Throw shit at a shitty company. People HATE “journalism” companies like Gawker. Some things are just better dead. My personal opinion of course...
You do all realise, because you all have read through the campaign and not just donated a dollar to throw shit, that the implication is Gawker is coming back either way? This campaign was to have some of the key people from the original company to buy the rights to Gawker back.
Toilet seat LMAO
I will pledge $1.50 if I can get guarantees that #Kardashians will be blacklisted in the new Gawker.
Is this true? Lol.
Thomas probably just wants his daily feed of Hoedashians and Kanye Shit from Gawker. That’s why he is moody.
Hey Thomas, aren't you glad that this project fails? That way, you have more money to spend on toilet seats which are smarter than you and the rest of Commiefornia. ;)
Why all the hate? BWAHAHAHA.
I'm here to support free speech with money.
Well it looks like all you dipshits want to join Peter Thiel and his Asperger's dream of a repressed main stream media.
Wow people didn't want to save this garbage website? What a surprise.
Pledged my dollar to have my say. Gawker is the poster child of regressive trash media, and I'm glad it, along with platforms like BuzzFeed, Kotaku, FM, FT, EDF and Vice are dying. Screw you, Gawker.
@Bradley Lacke - you understand they don't get your $1 pledge unless its successful right? so would you like them to get their $500K (Which won't happen) take your dollar and run? Maybe you should just mail the creator a $1 directly, if that makes you feel better
No updates? Gawker, you should understand how the Internet works. need to keep updating, getting the word out, etc- seems like this is DOA. Another question - why are so many "backers' here unnecessarily nasty towards Gawker? Did you back ironically?
Well then, Ron, do you have another $400k? No? Guess you don't support Gawker that much after all...
Ron, no one said Gawker should be arrested for writing bad journalism. We simply recognize that it is poor-quality trash.
Free speech doesn't guarantee you a private platform.
There is a time to sit back and a time to Act. Now is the time to Act and support free speech, freedom of expression and a free press. You will not agree with all of what Gawker has done or will do. But that is the essence of free speech - the freedom to publish and the freedom to decide. Without those freedoms we return to the noose of tyranny. In this case the Tyranny is from those who would wield their power and money to squelch free and truthful speech. The press is the 4th check on power, corruption, etc in this wonderful country. I support Gawker and its mission. If someone doesn't like the truth then they shouldn't create it.
@Claude This campaign seemed to be nothing but a panhandle for money. The rewards are kinda like a joke. Lol. Did Gawker ever broke a relevant story...ever?
Less than 2 weeks to go, and not even a single update. Shows how much the Gawktards care. On the plus side, it's safe to say that this project is a failure... pretty much like Gawker itself.
Gawker was the world's biggest revenge pornography website.
They also showed an innovative vertical integration structure by posting celebrity nudes while also hosting articles declaring that sharing celebrity nudes should make someone a sex offender.
I am withdrawing my $1 dollar pledge since we all know Gawker can’t guarantee they won’t write about Trashdashians and Kanye Shit.
Half the campaign down and zero updates, total stall on growth of the project. Short of some serious publicity and generous benefactors this has the makings of a failed effort. Damn shame on that too.
The last reward about the bitcoin sounds like plain begging. Just saying.
What’s the issue with the phrase? (“You’re all party to...”)
Google it. There are many results. Here’s the first one:
@Claude I didn’t even read Wes comments. Lmao. Wow. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I would have guess the grammar police would have perfect grammar. Sad world we live in.....
You're the one to talk, Wes. "You’re all party to"? Return your Grammar Police badge, Wes... #ShutUpWesley
@Wes Writing 3 languages in one iPhone keyboard...cut me some slack...but I appreciate the grammar policing.
Writing about the Trashdashians and Kanye Shit is not journalism. So, I can’t support the new Gawker until we the people get guarantees that it won’t write about shit topics and garbage humans that don’t deserve to breath.
Secede from humanity, GAWKER SCUM!
When I look at all the people in favour of bringing back this cancer site, I've got to ask myself: Shouldn't these boys save their money for some soy milk?
The fact that people are trolling this comment thread with Gawker hate, shows how much we need Gawker back.
No Wes, some of us came to the polis with love and understanding, and some of us brought shitty memes and self congratulation. I don't have ill feelings toward the people behind Gawker, they're people after all and they deserve compassion. But the site? the site can die in a fire.
For the record, I’m from Canada. And from my perspective there’s no single guilty or guiltier group of Americans. Not by political affiliation, religion, race or any other way some of you attempt to divide/differentiate yourselves. You’re all party to the current state of The States; and it’s going to take a United effort to improve anything/everything.
Did you see the what I did there?