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Gawker’s Bankruptcy Will Have A Chilling Effect On Free Speech

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The breaking news this afternoon is that Gawker has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. If Nick Denton wasn’t a free-speech martyr before, he damn well is now. It’s very disturbing that a media outlet’s 1st Amendment rights can be revoked by a washed-up TV wrestler and his vindictive billionaire patron. This is an outrage. Here are just a few of the many, many reasons why nothing good can come of Gawker going straight down the tubes.