Jeremy Renner's Goatee Is an Insult to This Dead Journalist's Legacy

Pulitzer prize-winner Gary Webb is arguably the reason we know anything about CIA complicity in the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s—collateral damage of the Reagan administration's desire to fund the Contras despite three Congressional amendments forbidding them. Even more admirably, Webb did not have a goatee. » 8/27/14 6:03pm Today 6:03pm

Report: Police Drove Over Michael Brown Memorial, Let Dog Piss on It

Between withheld information, unnecessary use of force, and aggression toward journalists, it should be clear by now that police in Ferguson colossally mishandled the aftermath of Michael Brown's death. A new Mother Jones report, however, paints an even bleaker picture than we've already seen. » 8/27/14 5:45pm Today 5:45pm

White Privilege Doesn't Exist, Says Noted Privileged White Man

Oh boy. We've long been aware that there is no room for irony in the vacuum of cable news, but Bill O'Reilly's segment last night on White Privilege™ was really something special. It doesn't exist, the man says! A lie perpetrated by a society of humans too goddamn lazy to overcome the disadvantages they are born… » 8/27/14 5:09pm Today 5:09pm

Video Shows Florida Cop Aiming Gun at Black Men Who Won't Stop Filming

With police brutality at the forefront of the national conversation, a Florida police chief took to the YouTube comments section Tuesday to defend the actions of an officer caught on video pointing his weapon into a car full of black men who refused to stop filming the cops. » 8/27/14 4:59pm Today 4:59pm

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 4:43pm Today 4:43pm

Did Katie Couric Accuse Diane Sawyer of Handing Out BJs Like Candy?

Sheila Weller's dishy new tell-all book The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News won't hit shelves for a full month, but its best anecdote just exploded onto the web like 5-7 ml of semen into the mouth of Diane Sawyer,… » 8/27/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm