Jason Turbow over at BayNewser picked up on an interview with Silicon Valley venture capitalist, and founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel who was often the target of posts on Gawker’s Valleywag.
Thiel: Maybe I’m wrong and did something terrible to them, but I’m not particularly flattered by being targeted. I actually think it’s sort of the psychology of a terrorist, where it’s purely destructive and that Valleywag is the Silicon Valley equivalent of Al Qaeda.
peHUB: You think Valleywag is a like a terrorist organization?
Thiel: Yes, in that it scares everybody. It’s terrible for the Valley, which is supposed to be about people who are willing to think out loud and be different. I think they should be described as terrorists, not as writers or reporters. I don’t understand the psychology of people who would kill themselves and blow up buildings, and I don’t understand people who would spend their lives being angry; it just seems unhealthy.