Gawker is bringing Governor Chris Christie to court, alleging that he and Roger Ailes have exchanged emails that go beyond the typical LOLCat forward.
John Cook, a writer for the site, tells The New York Times that he believes those emails (which the governor’s office is refusing to give up) will prove that Ailes is providing political advice to Christie:
Through the lawsuit, Mr. Cook hopes to either obtain the records of contacts between the two men, or, alternatively, to have Mr. Christie’s office explain to a judge why each of the records is confidential. ‘That,’ he said, ‘would be, in and of itself, a newsworthy outcome.’
This is the first time Gawker Media has filed a lawsuit to obtain information, and they sure picked a big target. If it seems like pretty much every News Corp. entity is under attack lately, well, that’s because they are.