Did Nick Denton Drive Staffer Out?

Gay media mogul Nick Denton’s master plan seems to be crashing down.

The Gawker founder stepped in yesterday as managing editor and touted his site’s brave new direction. Unfortunately his public cries didn’t match one staffer’s personal experience: media reporter Richard Morgan says he quit after just one day. Morgan questions Denton’s “vision”: [Denton] is erratic. There is no vision beyond page views.” Morgan also claims his short-lived boss is “obsessed” with the gay mafia. But, really, who isn’t?

Denton contests Morgan’s take:

Richard Morgan didn’t so much quit as splutter out. We did manage to get two publishable posts out of him before that happened. I wish him luck at a more leisurely institution.