Defamer About to Be Defunct

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Peter Kafka off AllThingsD’s Media Memo brings us this scoop:

Here’s what should be the last step in Nick Denton’s slimdown of his Gawker Media empire: The blog network is taking its LA-based Defamer site and rolling it up under its central Gawker title. The site’s existing writers will leave, to be replaced by other Gawker writers and a new hire.

Is this the Fourth Horseman?