Peter Thiel did it for all of us who had been verbally flogged by Gawker, in public.
He financed the Hulk Hogan lawsuit against Gawker. The jury awarded Hogan $140 million. Sure the decision is being appealed by Gawker. But meanwhile the meter keeps running on their own legal bills. The latest is that Gawker is exploring the possibilities of selling itself.
If this were the turbulent 1960s, instead of the turbulent 21st century, creative genius and free thinker, Don Draper, would probable take out a full-page ad in The New York Times.
In it, Draper would thank Thiel for being able to sock it to Gawker and its founder Nick Denton. Following the thank-you would be the signatures of all the Munchkins, the little people whom Gawker gleefully tortured. Gawker's merry band of mischief-makers tormented me online for several years. Today, we Munchkins are dancing in the streets.