Getting Over Oneself

Freddie DeBoer praises Gawker's modest goals but resists its new media triumphalism::

Look, a pretty accurate gloss on Gawker would be "Brooklynite whites who would rather work for Conde Nast or The New York Times talking shit about Conde Nast and The New York Times." That's no insult; I live in Rhode Island, I write navel-gazers about post-structuralism that nobody reads and I own a Jeep that is missing its back window. This is the Internet; there's no need to stand on false pretenses.

And Alex Pareene is super-awesome. In the end, writers matter, whatever the Internet suits believe.