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Bleacher Report Founder Wins Right To Put His Sweaty Hands All Over The Gawker Archives

The archives of our former sister site Gawker now belong to this goon. Bryan Goldberg, the founder of Bleacher Report, a sports site for idiots, and Bustle, the women’s site that assumes women are stupid, won the rights to the defunct Gawker.com in a bankruptcy auction today, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.Read more… […]

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UK Tabloid Publishes Headline On ‘Lewis Hamilton’ Police Chase But Omits Important Detail: It’s Not The F1 Driver

A 20-year-old driver named Lewis Hamilton recently got sentenced to eight months in jail and a temporary ban from driving after a police chase in March, according to the Daily Star. He’s not the Lewis Hamilton most of us are familiar with, not that the Daily Star’s headline would’ve keyed you into that.Read more… Continue […]

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How To Become The Ron Burgundy Of Auto Journalism

I won’t lie–car journalists are lucky. And generally pretty spoiled. And sometimes insufferably entitled. So much so that Richard Porter, a Top Gear veteran and current script editor for The Grand Tour, has created a character who is the ultimate car reviewing hack, who is both hilarious and horrible.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Univision Is A Fucking Mess

This is the story of how corporate raiding, complacency, excess, and incompetence are gutting a media company that matters to tens of millions of people. It’s not a novel story, and perhaps not even scandalous by the standards of corporate opulence: A shark-obsessed boss, millions wasted on consultants, and an…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tesla’s War With The Media Is Just Unhinged At This Point

Over the past year, as Tesla has struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, the company has made it a priority to slam news outlets that report on its alleged labor violations and manufacturing woes. On Monday, the PR strategy became utterly unhinged. The implication has become clear to reporters…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s Your Behind The Scenes Look At The 2018 New York International Auto Show

The 2018 New York International Auto Show is happening right now, so if you’re in town, definitely grab a ticket and head out to the no man’s land of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to see all the cars! Here’s what Jalopnik found while poking around the show floor during the media days.Read more… […]

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Why Your Favorite Car Channels Are Getting Fed Up With YouTube

Over the past few years, legacy print magazine Motor Trend has built up a sizable and enviable digital video operation, including 5.6 million YouTube subscribers and an ambitious on demand video network. But earlier this week, in another sign of YouTube’s fading relevance to publishers and the increasing revenue…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Why Did The Detroit News Change A Snub On The Tesla Model 3’s Panel Gaps, Then Change It Back?

Earlier this week, The Detroit News published a mostly glowing review of the Tesla Model 3. The newspaper, apparently super jazzed about the take, decided to give it prominent real estate, on the front page and above-the-fold. After the story was published, someone went into the online version and made a change to its…Read more… […]

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Source: ESPN.com Altered A Headline And Buried Stories To Placate Advertisers

ESPN.com altered the published headline of one story and deleted Twitter and Facebook posts about it, and halted the promotion of another story, all under pressure from advertising partners, according to an ESPN source and internal emails viewed by Deadspin.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why Is Toyota Sending ‘Journalists’ On A Lavish Vacation To The Olympics?

The subject line of the email read, “VIP INVITE – Toyota Winter Olympics Travel Experience.” And upon reading the body, Toyota was clearly serious about the VIP treatment. An all-expenses paid, 10-day trip to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics, plus fun perks, but not for private guests or friends—for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Reading Product Plugs From Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Industry’s Twisted Heart

In November, Uproxx editorial director of music Caitlin White published “Breaking Up In Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Own Twisted Heart,” originally under the third-person headline “A Writer Finds Loss And Rebirth In A Road Trip To Joshua Tree.” The post was a true original, alternating intense and writerly…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The WSJ’s Editorial On The Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Is Deeply Craven And Stupid 

As part of an effort by the Republican-led U.S. House and Senate to reconcile their legislation that aims to drastically cut taxes for the rich, the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles is hanging in limbo. In a poorly-argued, haphazard piece, the Wall Street Journal editorial board says it should be eliminated,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What It Was Like Keeping The New Jeep Wrangler’s Juiciest Secrets Quiet For Two Years

For the past few years, I’ve held a dark secret: while my colleagues at Jalopnik scrambled to learn every detail they could get about the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, I already knew most everything. I just couldn’t say anything to them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Just Yelled ‘SHAME’ At A Bunch Of Journalists

Tesla’s had something of a rough go lately. Long the disruptive darling of both the automotive and tech worlds, the automaker has struggled to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan to meet its self-stated targets, and in addition to facing numerous worker lawsuits over alleged discrimination, it is now facing…Read more… Continue […]

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Elon Musk Just Yelled ‘SHAME’ At A Bunch Of Journalists

Tesla’s had something of a rough go lately. Long the disruptive darling of both the automotive and tech worlds, the automaker has struggled to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan to meet its self-stated targets, and in addition to facing numerous worker lawsuits over alleged discrimination, it is now facing…Read more… Continue […]

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