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Glenn Beck Loses More Advertisers|Sports Reporters Take A Gamble|Taylor The Favorite For Globe|Is Kushner Looking To Sell The Observer?|Consumerist Probes Cash4Gold

AgencySpy: Glenn Beck has lost a total of 57 advertisers.

Editor & Publisher: Ironic news of the day: a survey has found that 40 percent of sports reporters say they bet on sports, with 5 percent betting on sports they cover.

Boston Herald: Stephen Taylor may be the favorite to buy The Boston Globe from The New York Times Co., experts say.

Gawker: Is Jared Kushner looking to dump The New York Observer?

The Wrap: Consumer rights blog Consumerist.com is not one to take a legal threat lying down. After Cash4Gold added the site to its lawsuit against two former employees in an effort to remove criticism of the company from the Web, Consumerist wrote its first investigative piece ever about the company’s practices.

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Attack On Former Gawker-Owned Site Crashes Server

server.jpgYesterday, our colleagues at AgencySpy floated some ideas as to why Gawker Media‘s blogs were experiencing slowness and technical difficulties over the last few days. One theory: a DDos attack:

“A Distributed Denial of Service attack is, simply put, like two or 10 people hitting refresh on Gawker millions of times a minute. Obviously, this is not a hack for the faint hearted (or unskilled). Sometimes it’s one person, others it’s multiple. Sometimes the damage is temporary, others it is permanent.”

Today it looks like that was in fact what was bringing sites like Jezebel, Gizmodo and flagship Gawker down. However, Gawker Media said in a memo to employees that the attack targeted Consumerist.com, a site that Gawker sold late last year to Consumer Reports, although it apparently still hosts the site.

$5 to the person who can find the Consumerist story that might motivate such an attack on the site. Or maybe those in the Scientology community, upset with a recent Gawker piece, are just really smart and sneaky.

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