News Hulk Hogan's wrinkled ass literally broke the internet.

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  1. JameGumb

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    Gawker and multiple sister sites shutting down, being bought out by Univision.


    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gawkercom-shut-down-next-week-920593



    Univision on Tuesday agreed to buy the six other sites that were part of Gawker Media.
    The end of Gawker.com is near.

    The 14-year-old website will shut down next week, according to a post on Gawker.com.

    Univision on Tuesday agreed to buy the six other sites, including Jezebel, Deadspin and Gizmodo, that make up Gawker Media for $135 million, but the broadcaster did not plan to operate the flagship site.Gawker Media founder Nick Denton told staff about the shuttering of the website on Thursday, per Gawker.com.

    The closure of the website doesn't necessarily mean that those employees will be laid off. Gawker.com reports that staffers will be assigned to one of the six other blogs or other roles within Univision.

    Denton sent a memo to staff on Thursday about the shutdown of Gawker.com, confirming that its archives would remain. He teased that it could have "a second act" but only after "the smoke clears and a new owner can be found."

    "Desirable though the other properties are, we have not been able to find a single media company or investor willing also to take on Gawker.com. The campaign being mounted against its editorial ethos and former writers has made it too risky," he wrote. "I can understand the caution."

    He also confirmed that he would not be joining his employees at Univision, adding that he would move on to other projects "working to make the web a forum for the open exchange of ideas and information, but out of the news and gossip business."

    Denton also praised his staff for "introducing a new style of journalism" and "connecting with a skeptical and media-savvy generation by giving them the real story." He ended his memo with a tribute to the site that started it all: "As for Gawker.com, founded in 2003 and mothballed in 2016, it will love on in legend. As the short-lived killer android is told in Blade Runner: "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly."

    The news hit just a few hours before a bankruptcy hearing in which the judge approved Univision's purchase of Gawker Media. During the Thursday afternoon hearing, which was attended by Hogan's lawyer Charles Harder and Gawker president Heather Dietrick, it was revealed that publishing platform Kinja would be liquidated.

    Following official approval of the sale, Univision released its first public statement about the deal, revealing that it plans to integrate the Gawker Media assets into its Fusion Media Group, which also includes The Onion and The Root. Univision further confirmed that its deal includes six Gawker sites — Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker and Kotaku — but that Univision would not operate Gawker.com.

    Known for its Spanish-language content, Univision has made strides to boost its digital media portfolio to attract young, English speaking audiences. The Gawker Media deal will boost the reach of FMG to nearly 75 million uniques, according to Univision.

    "Fusion Media Group is focused on serving America's diverse youth with digital-first brands that reflect their values and passions, authentically," said Isaac Lee, Univision chief news, entertainment and digital officer. "I expect the addition of these digital-first media assets will help FMG exceed the demands of the young, cross-cultural influencers we serve."

    Added FMG president and COO Felipe Holguin: "The addition of these iconic digital-first brands give the Fusion Media Group an inimitable opportunity to scale across relevant content verticals and continue to serve key passion points for our audiences."
     
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    My balls are sweaty
     
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    i have a livecam of a turtle eating greens

    broken the internet myself once or twice
     
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    Good. I heard that site is vile.
     
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    We should just go ahead and ask rich people what they want reporters to write first, that way we can save all this trouble moving forward.
     
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    Im sure Hogan's were drenched, while balls deep in bubba's wife.
     
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    i'm sorry gor lying guys

    my turtle cam is really just a squirrel with a turtle costume on
     
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    Shut down Buzzfeed next.
     
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    Couldn't have happened to a bigger bunch of liberal shitheads.
     
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    It was a privacy issue. They, for some ungodly reason, wanted to show Hogan's sex tape to the public. He never consented.
     
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    And if somebody financed a lawsuit-palooza against Brietbart.com until it shut down, you'd be A-OK with that? This sets a ridiculous precedent.
     
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    It would be awesome if Bret Hart sued Brietbart
     
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    The faggot screwed up and got his ass sued. A jury agreed that what he did was wrong. Deal with it, pussy.
     
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    You can do better than that.
     
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    I'm more annoyed by Peter Thiel's role in this. Board of Directors at Facebook, a company that says it's all about freedom of expression, then this clown clandestinely pays for other people's lawsuits.

    If Hulk wanted to hire a lawyer himself and fight his own battles, that's fine. But that's not what happened here.
     
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    Better than the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be?
     
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    It was a bullshit decision that will have a chilling effect on whatever is left of the media.
     
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    If Brietbart eagerly wanted a video of a naked Hulk Hogan all over their site, I'd stop visiting it too.
     
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    I'm a pussy because I like the Constitution?

    Suck Sean Hannity's dick, faggot.
     
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