Internet Publishing Pissing Match: Gawker Vs. the Huffington Post

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A screenshot of Gawker Media head honcho Nick Denton’s inbox that he sent us with his comments.

After penning a couple of negative posts about Huffington Post leader Arianna Huffington, Gawker found itself removed from the Internet newspaper’s list of links.

Since we get a couple emails a day from the HuffPo’s PR team, we wondered if blacklisted Gawker continued to receive them as well. “Yup, they’re pitching away,” the site’s publisher Nick Denton wrote us in an email. “And we’re still linking to Huffpo when they run a story that’s more intelligent than it is rabid.”

We asked Mario Ruiz, HuffPo’s VP of media relations, what was going on and he sent us the following response: “They were still on some distribution lists. But they’re not on any lists any more.”

Apparently, your inbox is safe, Mr. Denton.