I know I'm part of a small minority affected by the blocking/banning Gawker's been up to lately. And I know I've been vocal and you folks are probably sick of hearing about it.

But this post is a perfect example why the issue is so thoroughly stuck in my craw. The push-pull yoyo of arbitrary banning without notification or reason, followed by the sickly sweet "we want to hear from youuuu!" shtick is just over the top.

Either you're a caustic, irreverent gossip site, or you're a serious issues site, but fuck you John Cook for trying to be both (because you're doing neither very well).