Gawker has a long and sordid history of outing people left and right while claiming to be a voice for all sorts of activism.
Seems like they believe firmly in "But we are allowed to do this because we are doing it for good"
Gawker is clickbaity gutter crap and Trump seems to be equally vile but I somehow can't dislike Thiel. Gawker almost always picked targets who didn't have the funds to respond. Thiel and Gawker both played the system and Gawker finally lost.
This article makes me feel like slashdot is no longer worth reading. Sad to see but after 16 years the content is gone and the quality with it.