Probably the weirdest media story in the past decade is that the gossipy, muckrakey website Gawker is teetering on the precipice of disaster thanks to a lawsuit filed by none other than Hulk Hogan. In March, a jury awarded Hogan $115 million in his lawsuit against the site, a response to Gawker's publishing a video of Hogan having sex with the wife of his friend Bubba. (This is not made up.)
Out of the blue this week, a new wrinkle: The New York Times reported that Gawker's owner, Nick Denton, suspected that the Hogan lawsuit was being bankrolled not by the celebrity wrestler but, instead, by a deep-pocketed Silicon Valley type, perhaps as a result of Gawker's broadly skeptical coverage...
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