LOLKotaku Writers On StrikeThe Dark Herald
Nothing I can say will make this any funnier.
But yeah, all of the writers for G/O Media’s subsidiaries have gone on strike. Kotaku, Jalopnik, Jezebel, The A.V. Club, Lifehacker, and the rest of Gawker Media’s bastard children who got turned out in the street after Mama Gawker got body-slammed in court by Hulk Hogan, are now on the (presumably virtual) picket line.
As I’ve said repeatedly, the only thing these websites ever had going for them was venture capital. For the writers, it was a sweet gig while it lasted. A 100K salary to write articles like this.
The plan was start the business and figure out a business plan later. But they never came up with one and the money has run out. Although, apparently if the writers go on strike, G/O Media will have to find more money to spend on them.
They won’t. This is just going to speed up the “pivot to video.” No one knows what that means but everyone is certain these writers can’t do it.
In the mean time I’m enjoying the clown car pile up.
Okay, I’m done here.