[Editor's note: every Thursday, as is my wont, I peruse Parisian newspapers and pamphleteering rags to stay abreast of the latest in slander, libel, and muck-rucking culture. Much to my surprise, today's L'Aurore ran an open letter from the pen of Gawker Media's own Nick Denton, addressed to anyone who will listen. Below is a transcript and translation as best I can muster.]
From: Nick Denton
To: Gawker Media editors, writers, readers, and commenters
Dear Sirs and Ladies,
Yesterday, Tom Scocca ran a rather scathing piece at my expense regarding Gawker Media's recent changes to its commenting platform vis-à-vis a new Kinja update. I can only assume that Mr. Scocca's essay marks a line in the sand, whence personal preferences now trump professional demeanor and duty. Having struck this terminus post quem Mr. Scocca has out-reached his official capacity as deputy editor of Gawker Media, and I must respond in kind.