“Nick Denton initially hired me to write for a site he was about to launch called Flesh Bot, which was intended to be a site about adult things. I did not want to do that. [Laughs] And fortunately, Elizabeth Spiers retired before that site launched so he instead was like, "Oh, you're here. Just take over Gawker when Elizabeth leaves." We got paid $24,000 a year and we were supposed to write eight or 12 posts a day, I can't remember now.”

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