Reporter John Cook Leaving Gawker

SAD YOUNG LITERARY GOSSIP BLOGGERReporter John Cook has departed Gawker. Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton wildly undermined Cook on the way out the door, writing that “Gawker’s awesome John Cook is about to disappear into the maw of Yahoo” on his Twitter. This is Yahoo’s bazillionth hire in the last few months.