As long as Gawker does not claim to be anything but an online magazine devoted to the ephemera of pop culture, that's OK. Hattie's Web is just a blog featuring whatever I think is worth writing about, and that's OK. What is not OK is this attack in Gawker on John McPhee.
There are some parallels to the book I'm reading now, Annalena Mcaffee's The Spoiler.
Part of the problem is that purveyors of trivia have gotten above themselves. Luckily, there are still some serious journalists around. These Gawker people can't tell the difference between "serious" and "dull" and can't deal with long articles that demand sophisticated reading skills.