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Figure Four Weekly 4/18/2016: The media's involvement in the Hulk Hogan/Gawker lawsuit verdict


Whatever going on right now in Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker clearly goes way beyond the courtroom. Media manipulation, while not new to the case, seems to be more prominent in recent weeks, or at least more obvious. By and large, the lines appear to be drawn as Hogan cozying up to "old media" companies that still have physical hard copy publications, while Gawker continues to live up to their stated goals of corporate transparency, with founder Nick Denton and others being much more available for quotes, interviews, etc.

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