Say what you want about Gawker — if nothing else, the site’s writers love themselves and love the fact that they work at Gawker. In a particularly nonsensical post, Gawker decided to spread a rumor that News Corp. was buying the collection of sites.
Weird, right? The post about the sale is even weirder:
Yesterday, at least two media reporters approached at least two Gawker Media employees about a potential sale to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp—or, more likely, 21st Century Fox. Apparently the rumor was first posted to Secret, the anonymous messaging smartphone app, though we couldn’t find a copy of the actual post. Efforts to determine the rumor’s origin came up empty.
To recap: Two media reporters (at the very least!) asked two Gawker staffers (at the very least!) about the site being sold to News Corp. Or maybe it was 21st Century Fox. Either way, the rumor was started via an anonymous messaging app for teens. Though no one is even sure if that’s where the rumor started because there’s no proof.
If you suddenly have a headache, trust us, you’re not alone.