On his way out the door, after resigning as executive editor at Gawker, Tommy Craggs posted a pic to Instagram showing the receipt for a pricey lunch charged to his Gawkers’ expense account.
The photo, which clearly displayed an American Express credit card with Craggs’ name and Gawker Media LLC, showed a charge of $546.85 check at Balthazar, a New York restaurant. The payment included a $150 tip.
Craggs and Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read announced Monday that they were resigning from the company after an article about a failed gay rendezvous by a Condé Nast media executive was removed from the site. The removal last week followed major backlash throughout media circles.
Because nothing says journalistic integrity like sticking it your former employer like this.
The article ordered removed by the founder of Gawker outed a closeted executive who had been the target of a blackmail attempt.