“With this diabolical decade-long scheme for revenge, you are redefining yourself as a comic-book villain.” Gawker’s Nick Denton pens an open letter to his nemesis Peter Thiel. You dislike both sides in the Thiel/Gawker battle. That’s why it makes it the perfect case for a debate about free speech and privacy. (I still think my open letter to them both was better.)

+ And this just in: “Pierre Omidyar, an eBay co-founder, is leading the charge to support Gawker in its appeal of a $140 million judgment awarded to Hulk Hogan.”

+ Reveal: Billionaires versus the press.