The New Yorker’s Nick Denton Profile Posted Online

“Search and Destroy,” New Yorker scribe Ben McGrath’s 10,000-word profile of Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton, went live on the magazine’s website around midnight last night. It’s thorough, witty and well-sourced, as it allows quotes from the acid-tongued chorus of former and current Gawker writers to create a somewhat fresh — albeit still slightly clouded — take on a figure that has already been endlessly picked over.

The news for now is that the story does in fact exist — the long gestating piece would not be killed off just because a similar Denton profile appeared in New York magazine weeks before.