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Episode 125: Tarpley's Hitt Job Reveals The Sad State Of Gawker 2.0 And We Remember The Railroading Of Andy Signore

There is a lot of subpar journalism going on, it turns out

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Gawker is (still) back and (still) worse than ever — just ask Thomas Chatterton Williams. And you may not know the name “Andy Signore,” but if you do it’s probably because he was rather comprehensively #MeTooed back in 2017. Except he provided a lot of evidence to suggest he was innocent — evidence all the media outlets that piled on him seem to have ignored.

Links:

Gawker: 

Oldest available version of the article (already updated)

https://web.archive.org/web/20220726161823/https://www.gawker.com/media/losers-pal-around-at-alex-jones-film-premiere

Thomas Chatterton Williams denies, claims he wasn’t even in the same city at the time

What remains of the article now

https://www.gawker.com/media/losers-pal-around-at-alex-jones-film-premiere

What’s going on at Reveal?

https://www.gawker.com/media/whats-going-on-at-reveal

Foot-dragging on a Jesse-related correction:

https://www.gawker.com/media/oh-no-the-anti-trans-bigotry-we-loved-is-starting-to-feel-homophobic

Andy Signore:

The allegations against him

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/business/sexual-harassment-whisper-network.html

Andy’s subsequent firing

April Dawn’s public accusations

Emma Bowers’ allegations

Andy Signore’s video, giving his version of events

The texts released by Signore

Other articles — not the absence of exculpatory evidence once it was available:

https://mashable.com/article/screen-junkies-andy-signore-sexual-harassment

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/business/sexual-harassment-whisper-network.html

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/honest-trailers-creator-andy-signore-accused-sexual-abuse-1046574

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/honest-trailers-creator-andy-signore-fired-sexual-abuse-claims-1046756/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/honest-trailers-creator-andy-signore-sues-defy-media-reckless-firing-1136849/

https://deadline.com/2017/10/defy-media-andy-signore-sexual-abuse-screen-junkies-honest-trailers-1202184634/

https://deadline.com/2018/08/honest-trailers-creator-andy-signore-sues-defy-media-over-sexual-harassment-firing-1202450855/

https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/honest-trailers-creator-andy-signore-fired-for-egregious-and-intolerable-sexual-behavior-1202583996/

https://variety.com/2017/digital/features/sexual-harassment-new-media-silicon-valley-1202589890/

https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/defy-media-reforms-andy-signore-fired-sexual-misconduct-1202601273/

https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/andy-signore-sues-sexual-harassment-firing-1202914917/

https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/andy-signore-defy-media-settlement-1203252975

Image: PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 03: Andy Signore of Screen Junkies on Day 2 of Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2016 held at Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)