The Internet has made it easy for a lot of young writers to make money by making enemies. Defamer, Dlisted.com and PerezHilton.com lambaste Hollywood; and Jossip and Gawker make fun of New York media.
Whenever it is time to leave those sites, though, the mocking writers often seem to have a change of heart as they try to change their jobs.
The editor and writers at Defamer, the Gawker Media site, have taken a similar turn. Last Monday, they moved over to work on the reopening of the Movieline Web site. (Defamer is being absorbed into Gawker.)