To take on the corrupt media, you need money and courage.
When Gawker publicly shames someone, their career is over. Employers do not want to deal with the drama of having rabid social justice warriors blowing up their phone lines.
As Gavin McInnes put it during our interview for Silenced, my documentary on free speech, “Gawker is like the crazy ex-girlfriend who keeps showing up to your workplace smashing windows. No employer wants to deal with that.”
Plenty of people in tech have money, but few of them have any balls. They are a slave to the media status system. Bad press terrifies them.
Peter Thiel has money and courage.
Gawker posted a sex tape of Hulk Hogan, in clear violation of the law. But suing Gawker would be expensive.
Contrary to the media narrative, Gawker is not some underdog. Nick Denton, who owns Gawker, is a tax cheat worth over $100 million. (Read: Gawker is organized like an international money-laundering operation.)
To sue Nick Denton, Hulk Hogan needed at least $10 million. He didn’t have it.
By now you know the rest of the story, Peter Thiel stepped in to fund the lawsuit.
The dishonest media is lying about Peter Thiel.
The media is creating a hoax out of thin air. According to news stories, Thiel presents a huge threat to the First Amendment because….
Well the because is missing.
Thiel did not fund a frivolous lawsuit against Gawker. As the $140 million judgment against Gawker attests to, Hogan had a strong legal case against Gawker.
Hogan was unable to afford the lawsuit.
By the logic used by the left, Thiel acted much like any other public interest law firm by helping an underdog fight an overdog.
It’s funny how the media’s arguments lack all intellectual and logical rigor. As Marc Andreessen pointed out, rich donors on the left regularly fund lawsuits against people they don’t like.
Greenpeace and Sierra Club, among many other progressive groups, routinely fund other plaintiffs' lawsuits. https://t.co/xzMQM5tluf
— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) May 26, 2016
The left actively censors protected free speech. The media doesn’t care.
Glenn Greenwald and others on the left are upset with Thiel for helping Hulk Hogan fund a strong lawsuit against Gawker.
Where was Greenwald and the rest of the media when riots shut down a Trump rally? (Read: Chicago Trump Rally: What Really Happened.)
Where was Greenwald when the media lied about violence at Trump rallies, which was caused by Sanders supporters as I proved in my original reporting?
Where was Greenwald and the rest of the media when a Bernie Sanders supporter vandalized a Trump supporter’s car? (Read: Sanders Supporter Vandalized Trump Supporter’s Car.)
Where was Greenwald and the rest of the media when violent thugs silenced Milo Yiannopoulos? (Read: Activists Crash Stage, Threaten Milo at DePaul Event.)
Where was Greenwald and the rest of the media when Zoe Quinn obtained an unconstitutional restraining order against a man? Quinn tried to throw a man in jail for his speech. Where was the media outrage?
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 26, 2016
Suddenly the left cares about free speech?
Give me a break!
How I humiliated Gawker.
“Bring back bullying,” Gawker blogger Sam Biddle posted to Twitter. Biddle had a history of ruining lives, as he formed an online rape mob to attack Justine Sacco based on an ironic Tweet. He thought he’d get away with targeting bullies, until we struck back.
I humiliated Sam Biddle online by challenging him to a charity boxing match. If he was so tough, why not face me? I even offered $10,000 for charity.
Biddle then hid behind a keyboard, where he wrote a hate piece about me.
I unleashed hellfire on him in my own article, causing him to take a 30 day leave of absence from Gawker. (Read: How I Played Sam Biddle Like a Fiddle.) Nick Denton issued an internal blackout on me, forbidding anyone at Gawker from mentioning me or even replying to my Tweets. Biddle later reflected that writing about me was the biggest mistake of his life.
Unlike me, most weren’t so lucky. Gawker ruined life after life. They ruined Justice Sacco (a nobody). They took Pax Dickinson’s 5-year-old Tweets out of context to get him fired.
If you care about free speech and honest journalism, let Peter Thiel know.
Post to the hashtag #ThankYouPeter. Follow this link and say thanks!