After the gruesome murders of children and teachers by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut, apparently mostly performed with a Bushmaster AR-15 ("the civilian version of the military's M-16 and M-4," says the New York Times, "a logical choice for anyone whose goal is to kill a lot of people in a shor ... More >>
In the fall of 2009, Jame O'Keefe was just coming on the scene with a video which would successfully, if deceitfully and dishonestly, dismantle ACORN. At that point in time, O'Keefe was railing that he was "absolutely independent." In the first investigative piece we wrote for this publication, th ... More >>
Did you know that you're an unpatriotic prick if you ride the subway, rent a high-rise apartment, or work for a newspaper (read: live in New York)? Newt Gingrich, who wants to be the president(!), apparently thinks so, and had no problem making public his seeming hatred of urbanites at a recent Na ... More >>
We'd rather just not write about Sarah Palin. Occasionally, though, the media angle on the frustratingly evil ex-politician is too good to ignore, like yesterday when her rabid supporters joined forces with reasonable people to condemn and ultimately cream the political blog Wonkette for thei ... More >>
Mad MomTrig's Crew is really freaking pissed. Yesterday we noted the growing outrage directed at the very often hilarious politics blog Wonkette and writer Jack Stuef, who perhaps took it too far when he wrote a relentlessly mean, but still satirical post about Sarah Palin's son Trig, born wi ... More >>
Tim Hetherington, the director and producer behind the Academy Award-nominated film Restrepo about his time spent as a journalist in Afghanistan, was killed on Wednesday in Misurata, Libya, while working as a photographer during the conflict. Chris Hondros and Guy Martin, also journalists, we ... More >>
The tell-all bookSupreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, long alleged to be something of a pervert, is at the very least being outed as a kinky dude by Lillian McEwen, a former judge and Thomas's ex-girlfriend. In D.C. Unmasked & Undressed, McEwen's story of work and play in our nation's capit ... More >>
At the beginning of 2011, the writer and reader Anne Hays published a much-discussed open letter to The New Yorker, decrying the lack of female voices in recent issues and demanding a refund should the gender imbalance not at least move toward righting itself. In the weeks since, the women's ... More >>
viaYesterday, we praised Lawrence Wright's cover story in The New Yorker, a 24,195-word mega-exposé about Hollywood writer/producer/director Paul Haggis' defection from the corrupt and crazy Church of Scientology after 35 years. Today, NPR's Fresh Air has a behind-the-scenes look at the maga ... More >>
America, for this one, you suck.Earlier today, a bunch of kids were arrested in Western New York for driving by a mosque, screaming obscenities, honking their horns, and shooting a shotgun into the ground. Why? Because they're dumb fucking hicks, is why. And they're the reason America apparen ... More >>
It's a great day in politics when the public is accepting of no better a revenge plot than the one Levi Johnston is clearly putting forth at the expense of the Palin family by running for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
Was last night a particularly strange episode of Countdown, or is Keith Olbermann always like this? While often difficult to watch the screamy liberal pundit get unilaterally screamy and stunningly hypocritical, Keith Olbermann is often correct about certain things and often has very smart pe ... More >>
A video has been circulating today in which a local woman with an enormous Worst Governor Ever sign confronts Sarah Palin at the high-security filming of her Discovery Channel show in Homer, Alaska, about, basically, selling out. As you might expect, the conversation the clip captures is utte ... More >>
Via Wonkette.This is a story you should familiarize yourself with, for two reasons: (1) You may hear more about it over the weekend. And (2) It's a story about the state of dialogue and opinion, of ethical gray lines and competing reporters, and the way a fast news cycle -- like a strong tide ... More >>
Heidi Montag has appeared on the reality show The Hills and performed some dance music. She is best known, though, for her various plastic surgeries, including spectacular breast implants, which she has craftily used to retain media attention. Montag's lifts and load-ins have been covered in natio ... More >>
Palin, pre alleged boob job.Wonkette recently posited the question of whether the former vice presidential candidate did or didn't buy herself "a couple of luxury items," based on a certain white tee Palin was wearing and a photo comparison of that with other non-white zippy-uppy shirts she' ... More >>
Two major New York media moves to report today: Gawker has filled a recently widened gap for political blogging and reporting, while True/Slant - the little network that could -- was purchased in an M & A deal that met expectations in more ways than one.
The good news first: the city's unemployment rate was finally below 10 percent last month, the first time since August. Colleen C. Gardner, the state's labor commissioner, says that the number of private-sector jobs in the city rose by 21,000 in April, nearly triple the average increase for t ... More >>
Rule number one for your rally: have a rapper. Have two even. Doesn't even matter what your rally is for. Anti-death penalty? Sure. Indigenous workers' rights? Definitely. Pirate radio? Have 'em spit on air. Old white person tax protest? You know it, bro! Why rappers are the universal currency at ... More >>
That'll show 'em.Taking a break from shouting racial and anti-gay epithets, the Tea Partiers/Freepers would like you to express your disapproval with the newly passed health care bill by sending your representative a piece of burnt toast.
As nobody cares what goes on up in Alaska, this is how Sarah Palin stays in the news: Wonkette made fun of the big stink Palin and her minions made over some blogger who Photoshopped the face of a radio talk-show guy onto an image of the famously disabled Trig Palin. The famous political humor site ... More >>
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