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Gawker Sites Get Sold Off for a Second Time

Private equity firm Great Hill Partners has purchased Gizmodo Media Group and the Onion from Univision after the company bought the former Gawker Media in bankruptcy.

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Peter Thiel Submits Bid to Buy Gawker

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer to purchase Gawker, but may face some challenges in purchasing the defunct media blog.

Peter Thiel (Nelson Barnard / Getty)

Jason Whitlock: ESPN ‘Lost the Culture War’ to Left-Wing Deadspin

The fall of ESPN is still a hot topic in sports media, but former ESPN commentator Jason Whitlock has a unique point to add to the litany of reasons for the famed cable sports network’s troubles. Whitlock says that left-wing sports blog Deadspin caused ESPN to veer left, and that was the seed that caused the network’s downfall.

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Report: Gawker Exploring Lawsuit Against Peter Thiel

Gawker may be preparing a lawsuit against tech entrepreneur and billionaire Peter Thiel after he funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against the news outlet earlier this year, resulting in the company and its founder filing for bankruptcy.

Peter Thiel, pictured October 3, 2011, acknowledged he is working with lawyers to find and help "victims" of Gawker Media, whose Valleywag site in 2007 revealed he is homosexua

Corey Stewart: The Media’s Hypocrisy on Litigation Funding

Many in the chattering class are clutching their pearls this month as Gawker Media sells its assets to Univision and shudders its flagship brand, Gawker.com. They’ve been demonizing Peter Thiel for secretly financing Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea’s successful lawsuit against the company after it published a secretly recorded sex tape.

Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley titan, acknowledged he helped fund litigation against Gawker, with whom he has feuded for years since it "outed" him as a homosexual