A Little Sympathy, Please? We’re Journalists.

Gawker would give no quarter to any other editor who offered such a lame excuse for promoting a bogus charity case. Not only is it a lame excuse, it also manages to be condescending. It implies we are different, you see, because we are processing more information than you and your ilk.

“We are dealing with a volume of information that it is impossible to have the strict standards of accuracy that other institutions have,” said John Cook, editor in chief of Gawker…

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