Last summer, Gawker was forced to shut down amid a controversy involving Hulk Hogan. But the controversy wasn’t just about a Hogan sex tape — it was also about how a Silicon Valley billionaire who is close to Donald Trump helped finance Hogan’s case, and consequently shut down an entire newsroom he didn’t like. On this episode, I talk to the director of the new film “Nobody Speak,” which shows how just as Trump has waged a high-profile war on the media, politically connected billionaires are using their power to try to crush journalistic scrutiny of the wealthy and powerful in America.

 

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