And this is why I don't take them seriously.
Jalopnik Wants to Start a Car Meme
You can't "make" a meme. That is called an image macro
and yeah, there are a lot of other reasons to hate anything Gawker related. The fact that Jalopnik is somewhat related to Jezebel should be a good enough one.
Several times a month TCL has some thread hating (and occasionally loving) Jalopnik. You know the "editors" lurk on here, yah?
I can't take any type of "publication" as such seriously when they make up words; combinations to make an article appear more hipster and cutting-edge then it actually is. You get some 24-year-old fixie rider who reads "History's 10 worst cars" printed on Yahoo! News and voila, he's a car expert for Jalopnik. Obviously, a meme has more of an impacting meaning to someone of that age bracket and level automotive intelligence.
Notice the comments on Jalopnik today; you don't find actual knowledge anymore of the cars; technology, or historical reference. Why should the anti-car, pro-Keds age group care about reading something substantial about cars?
FWIW, Jack has made some spot-on critiques of the way Jalopnik operates:
Splinter - Team Post-Killing Ninja
I don't practice llanteria
To play Devil's advocate, can you guys name some people you consider automotive "journalists" and explain why? They don't even have to be good automotive journalists.
As for Jgawknik, I only really read Matt's stuff. He's an acquaintance and a cool guy.