Jumping the snark
: The NY Sun — if anybody noticed — executes a ham-handed slam of Gawker media, talking to a list of Gawker’s covetous competitors who are, of course, more than happy to nod their heads at the spin the reporter presents: that Gawker has jumped the shark.
But, of course, the real bottom line here is that by thinking that this infant media thing deserves such front-page venom, the Sun is saying that Gawker deserves the attention. Which is to say that it has not jumped the shark. If it had jumped, it wouldn’t deserve all the effort and play.
It’s not easy to snark a snarker.