Defamer: Denton builds his empire

Checked out the recently launched Defamer, LA Gossip rag from Gawker Media, Nick Denton’s shop. Is the author really in LA? What if it’s actually NYC’s Andrew Krucoff, a sometime Gawker and Gothamist writer?
In some ways Nick Denton strikes me as the new the Fagin of the media world, a shrewd instructor using a talented band of scribes and jakes to pick the pockets of the mainstream media. His sites’ slangy, gossipy items that are waaay smarter (but never snarkier) than Page Six and completely addictive.
No question but that Nick’s media empire is gonna go places…If he’s as smart as I think he is, he’s probably already talked to Al Gore , Joel Hyatt, and Bob Pittman about their new TV channel for 20-somethings.