The usually impeccable attitude on display at The Gawker shows a slight crack today when editor/writer Elizabeth Spiers responds to an illiterate slam from some Tim Goodman groupie.
The main response on the Gawker home page is just perfect, but the extended entry tries too hard:
I was merely challenging his assumption that American audiences like the crap they’re fed by network TV. Mr. Goodman’s analysis implies that while he has perfectly good taste, network programming can be explained by demand created by other Americans who actually enjoy it. Who are these hypothetical people, we ask?
Elizabeth, never stoop to explaining your jokes. Even “fisking” the all-caps slam seems like a little too much effort for the payoff. Just running the email in all its glory probably did the trick.
Never let them see you sweat!