I wrote a lot of stories for The Awl and read many more published under its aegis; I could not even begin to measure its influence on me, though it is probably matched by that of its rougher and slightly more psychotic older cousin. Soon it will be dead, and that’s fine. It happens! It’s sad, but it’s fine.
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So! Alt right podcast “The Right Stuff” invited me on their show to talk about the demise of Gawker.com, and I agreed. These guys are admitted and unabashed white nationalists, so that feels worth addressing.
I’m furious and heartbroken and frustrated and tired. Normally these are not ideal circumstances under which to write something, much less publish it, but I don’t know what else to do.
Earlier today, Ashley Feinberg, a senior writer at Gawker, wrote a blog post, which her colleague, Patrick Redford, a ballboy at Deadspin, subsequently plagiarized. The fact of the matter is that I, Brenda, am the real victim here.