Gawker to remain dead

They tried, but they couldn’t do it:

The Kickstarter campaign launched by former Gawker editors to buy back the website has officially failed. Launched last month, the consortium of unnamed people — entitled the Gawker Foundation — hoped to raise $500,000 as a way to bid on the website’s domain and potentially start a new and reinvigorated media company.

The campaign raised just short of $90,000, so “not even close” would seem to apply.

(Via Fark.)

6 comments

  1. McGehee »

    10 January 2018 · 7:27 pm

    So Generalissimo Franco now has some company.

  2. fillyjonk »

    10 January 2018 · 8:48 pm

    Honestly, I’m relieved. “Gawker Foundation” just screams “something from ‘Idiocracy,'” which I feel we are already approaching fast enough.

  3. Brett »

    10 January 2018 · 9:41 pm

    Well, it’s a tough fundraising pitch. Why pay for what you can scoop out of any nearby landfill?

  4. McGehee »

    10 January 2018 · 10:24 pm

    You describe Gawker’s product far too politely, Brett.

  5. Brett »

    10 January 2018 · 11:03 pm

    I’m attempting to raise the level of internet dialogue ;-)

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