Nick Denton pisses on the blog revolution

Gawker_logoThough we’ve heard him spout this line of thinking before, we always love to hear Gawker Media chief Nick Denton insist that the so-called blog revolution is merely a figment of a lot of overactive imaginations, none of them his. Piss on this whole thing again, Nick, please! The latest example was this story in Sunday’s New York Times, in which Denton says, "People come up to me as if it’s witty and say, ‘How is the empire going?’… which is pretty pathetic." (Oh, crap, he just might be talking about us!) But anyway, since around the time of the Internet bust, when our fear of hype came into full bloom, it’s always been refreshing to see someone so intent on popping his own balloon, whether you believe him or not.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor