Finke to Defamer: No Links For You

Nikki Finke, The Observer‘s 2007 Media Mensch of the Year, has a bone to pick with Defamer.

On her Deadline Hollywood Daily blog, Ms. Finke offers a look inside the Hollywood gossip sausage factory and shows how an anonymous comment on her site attributed to “A CAA Agent” was picked up by Defamer and went on to become fodder for outlets like Variety, The Los Angeles Times, and Slate.

Ms. Finke’s tick-tock may be a bit too inside Hollywood baseball, but the best part of her post is the way she flouts Gawker Media’s entire business model in an aside:

I’m not linking because the blogger who wrote it gets paid by the page view. So don’t reward someone for inaccurate info…