The FOIA Training Video That the Pentagon Redacted

In 2001, the Pentagon produced a strange training video, for internal use and at a cost of more than $70,000, designed to teach civilian and military employees how the Freedom of Information Act works. It was comically dumb, featuring a noir private detective in a hack Humphrey Bogart accent navigating a World War… » 3/21/14 4:46pm 3/21/14 4:46pm

The Chris Christie Gangbang Sex Tape That Wasn't [NSFW]

So a guy came by the office the other day. I'll call him Bill. Bill was accompanied by an established journalist that several Gawker staffers know. Bill had something he wanted to show us, and the journalist was making an introduction. What he wanted to show us: Chris Christie and several unidentified males having sex… » 3/18/14 12:55pm 3/18/14 12:55pm

I decided to redact that on the off chance that it could impact any potential future sexual harassment claims, like the one we suspected that private eye might have been digging into—the one who called Josh Stein and asked if Gawker was an oppressive workplace for straight guys. » 3/05/14 9:19pm 3/05/14 9:19pm

Wait—do Sam Biddle and Hamilton Nolan engage in complex, duplicitous transactions that are unavailable to the vast majority of citizens in order to reduce or eliminate their tax bills? Because if they do, and they don't disclose that when they write about tax policy, that would be pretty hypocritical. But if you're… » 2/25/14 10:46am 2/25/14 10:46am

OK so here's a question. I arrived here sort of randomly. I didn't know you guys were in here right now talking Kinja. Someone posted a link to an old post of Nick's on Twitter, and I was reading that post, and the "recommended by Nick Denton" column had "How do Kinja Chats Work?" and I clicked on that. When I did, I… » 2/14/14 12:05am 2/14/14 12:05am

Nick, I am reliably told by people in the ad department that Gawker Media does in fact actively buy Facebook traffic for sponsored posts. And Joel Johnson, our editorial director, is exploring the idea of buying Facebook ads for editorial posts. For the record, I'm agnostic on the idea of doing it for ads—not my side… » 2/11/14 12:43pm 2/11/14 12:43pm