The site’s homepage was blank aside from the message email@example.comA rep for The Messenger did not comment. 4 Jimmy Finkelstein is shutting down The Messenger, his news site that he launched in May. “What ultimately killed The Messenger was lack of message — and arrogance,” the industry source said. 4 In recent months, the site’s journalists chafed over Finkelstein’s close relationship with Donald Trump. For that, Finkelstein also tapped digital traffic guru Neetzan Zimmerman, who worked at Gawker Media before working at The Hill.