So, Nick Denton was on Brian Williams’ show last night. Here is a taste of what you (probably) missed (via Joe Pompeo):

  • Nick Denton not at all disputing all the nasty things people say about his “snarky,” “sexual,” “nude photos of private parts”-publishing, rumor-reporting, “shameless,” “irresponsible,” “mean” websites
  • Denton expounding on his “really really pretentious” belief in “the larger truth”
  • A black-and-white photo of a much younger, 5-o’clock-shadowless, skinny-tie-wearing Denton; presumably from his days as a reporter for The Financial Times
  • A grainy color photo of little-boy Denton reading a book in his backyard
  • The reason Denton didn’t go into politics: “I was gay.”
  • The typical age of the new Gawker blogger: 33, 37
  • A lightning-fast shot of Capital pal Tom Scocca
  • David Carr uttering the phrase: “I find that kind of journalism just digusting.”
  • Denton admitting he “messed up” when he burned host Brian Williams when he let his editors post Williams’ private email to him trashing Lana Del Ray’s performance on Saturday Night Live (which you can read about here)
  • Gangel’s obligatory warning to parents that they should not allow their children to read Gawker lest they see fit to expose them to all manner of “very sexually explicit graphic things”
  • Oh and apparently Denton is now talking about launching an “arts and culture site.” (Has that already been reported? If so, must have missed it!)

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