One could argue that Gawker actually bankrupted themselves by posting things they didn’t have the…
Amanda Brooks

Fair points all but what you are essentially advocating for is vigilante justice. Perhaps there’s a level where libel and slander should be treated as crimes and pursued by law enforcement rather than as civil suits where plantiffs have to take on the expense of prosecution.

The slippery slope question here is what’s to keep it from being the National Enquirer the next time? And then after that maybe People? And then how long after that before the New York Times?

We have a thing called freedom of the press and if it can be compromised or impeded by tech billionaires — much less candidates for the Presidency — then we are moving towards a very dangerous new norm.

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