Gawker Writer Wears Tutu For Anonymous Info
Who says hard-hitting journalism is dying? Writer Adrian Chen of Gawker did what he had to do to get to the bottom of the latest Anonymous hacking scandal- even if that meant wearing a tutu and balancing a shoe on his head.
The hacktivist group apparently demanded the picture in a press release before it would provide any further information about its latest alleged hack:
no more interviews to anyone till Adrian Chen get featured in the front page of Gawker, a whole day, with a huge picture of him dressing a ballet tutu and shoe on the head.
This week, Anonymous affiliate AntiSec claimed to have breached an FBI computer and found the ID numbers of millions of Apple devices, suggesting that the agency is monitoring American civilians. The FBI denied that such a breach occurred, and Anonymous and Anti-Sec have not commented further (though there are a few more hours until the picture will have been up for “a whole day”).
But why Chen? According to him, he has been unpopular with Anonymous since he started covering them, sometimes negatively, in 2010:
“People don’t actually like you that much,” said another Anonymous member. He then linked to a May Facebook post in which another Anon complained about how I’d called bullshit on a ludicrous claim that Anonymous had access to “every classified database in the U.S.” Anonymous and I have had a rocky relationship since I first started writing about them in the summer of 2010, in fact.
What do you think?