This is the crux of it. I’ve been a daily reader of the various Gawker websites for years (say what you will about the quality of the content, the sheer amount that they put out is unimpeachable, and definitely helps me get through the work day).
Over and over again, the editorial staff have proven themselves unwilling or incapable of doing at least half of their jobs - the actual editing. Whether it’s content going live riddled with typos and factual errors, or Jezebel repeatedly insinuating that all Asian women look alike, they just go off in all directions a lot of the time, and never seem to step back and think, "Should I say this? Should I say this like this? That’s why they got no sympathy with readers over this issue, even when two popular writers quit (and you’d think, anyway, that readers on a generally-liberal website would be with content creators against big bad advertising interests). But in fact, it just looks like someone needs to be an adult and save these bozos from themselves occasionally, so no one’s really too upset when that happens.