Fox News has declared Gawker “dead or dying,”reporting that the site’s traffic is down 75%, though that doesn’t appear to be even close to the truth. The erroneous numbers were first mentioned on the Fox News website yesterday, then repeated by Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends this morning. There are so many legitimately negative things to say about Gawker, why make one up?
John Cook is pretty sure it’s his fault:
I have for several weeks been working on a story about a Fox News personality that Fox News really does not want published! Fox knows what the story is, because I’ve asked its PR department for comment (they refused).
Gawker will publish the story next week, and we will be personally contributing to their web traffic.