may 16

On Owen

I've had a ton of problems with Owen's version of Valleywag over the past 8 months or so, during which the site's mission seemed to transform from debunking myth and undermining power to creating myth and toppling success. But his exit note reads like something that I actually would have liked reading, if it only existed: an instrument for investigating the Valley's groupthink. See also: Bloggasm exit interview.


I know, right? That exit interview doesn't sound anything like the site he's been running of late. When I read his weekly elon musk takedown article last week, I actually thought "thank god I won't have to read this same article ever again." I have to say, though, the new guy's start is rather inauspicious, what with it being just another article about Julia Allison.

posted by Rick Webb at 2:51 AM on May 18, 2009

I found Valleywag difficult to read and only stumbled upon it after it was folded into Gawker, mainly because if an editor doesn't like *anything* it's hard to take the hate seriously.

posted by josh at 5:34 PM on May 28, 2009

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