Oh blow it out your ass, Jack Shafer. Wonkette is fine as is; I can't speak for Gawker, which I never read. But Wonkette is a reliable daily scourge, and that's a good role for it; there are more than enough civil and level-headed news sources out there performing patient, thoughtful analysis.
What an odd article: he talks about the "exceptional generosity" of these sites toward him and his friends on at least one, and then his headline refers to them as "heaving pukes." (Is that part of the joke?)