Alas, rumors that Wonkette Emeritus Ana Marie Cox was angling to buy the recently unloaded site from Gawker media head Nick Denton are apparently untrue. Portfolio is reporting that Denton has denied all charges, while Cox says it was just a matter of talking into her beer, so to speak
Didn’t happen…You know what it is, the kernel of truth came from me being out at a bar drinking and saying, ‘Oh, I’d love to own that site. That’d be great. I’d love that.’We would sort of love it too, though clearly owning a political site five months ahead of the most talked about presidential election ever is…bad business sense.
In the meantime, Wonkette remains in the hands of long-time blogger Ken Layne (along with a bunch of ad people). Cox can still be found at Swampland, though currently just on a contract basis, but that’s another story.