It all comes down to a simple point. You may not like Gawker.
They’ve published stories I would have been ashamed to
publish. But if the extremely wealthy, under a veil secrecy, can
destroy publications they want to silence, that’s a far bigger
threat to freedom of the press than most of the things we commonly
worry about on that front. If this is the new weapon in the
arsenal of the super rich, few publications will have the
resources or the death wish to scrutinize them closely.