Reports that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel secretly bankrolled Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media represent the latest twist in a sordid legal drama that began with publication of the wrestler's sex tape.
But there is more to consider than who picked up the tab in this celebrity soap opera — and it has implications for Donald Trump and freedom of the press, writ large.
21:44 Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Files Defamation Suit Against Trump14
00:40 Trump’s ‘war with the media’ raises questions of trust13
21:41 The traditional way of reporting on a president is dead. And Trump’s press secretary killed it13
21:02 Trump Team Welcomes 'Alternative Facts' in Assault on Media11