Who Are These Media Assholes in Ferguson?

If you follow the inner workings of the media industry, you’ve probably read journalist Ryan L. Schuessler’s fairly devastating rant about the scrum of reporters and photographers in Ferguson, Mo. currently covering the August 9 killing of Michael Brown. In the course of stringing for Al Jazeera America, Schuessler… » 8/21/14 5:31pm Yesterday 5:31pm

Putin's Celebrity Friendships​ Put His Heart in Grave Danger

Vladimir Putin is a man. He has budding friendships with famous actors Gérard Depardieu and Mickey Rourke—and a deep bond with action hero Steven Seagal. Seagal took to the stage at a pro-Russian concert in Crimea, not long ago. Rest assured, when sanctions fail, the West will hit Putin here, where it hurts most. » 8/21/14 5:10pm Yesterday 5:10pm

These Are the People Donating Money to Mike Brown's Killer

We haven't seen or heard from Darren Wilson in the time since he killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, but plenty of people want the Ferguson police officer to know that they stand behind him. They've donated nearly $140,000 to him on Gofundme, and left telling comments of commiseration and support attached to… » 8/21/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Don Lemon Has No Idea What an Automatic Weapon Is, But You Should

CNN's Don Lemon is having a tough year, and it's not getting any easier. But he's great for cautionary tales. When, for instance, he tries to have a Ferguson-related conversation about guns and mucks it all up, he offers us a chance to learn something important and improve the national conversation. » 8/21/14 4:43pm Yesterday 4:43pm

Producer Defends Having a Skinny Woman Lip Synch a Fat Woman's Vocals

In the '70s and '80s, Martha Wash was known for singing club hits alongside the legendary Sylvester. With Izora Rhodes, she formed the duo Two Tons o' Fun, which was renamed the Weather Girls when their indelible 1982 hit "It's Raining Men" took off. Her titanic soprano voice is unmistakable, but it didn't stop… » 8/21/14 4:36pm Yesterday 4:36pm

Twitter Headquarters Has Painted #Ferguson On Its Office Wall

Twitter, a corporation with a market capitalization of $29 billion, has enjoyed some goodwill and good press this week because people successfully used the service to make the fatal shooting of Mike Brown an international issue. » 8/21/14 4:07pm Yesterday 4:07pm

Two Men, One Voice: Eric Holder in Ferguson

When rumors swirled in February that Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, planned to resign by the end of the year, it was clear that President Obama might be losing more than just his top justice official. Through six years of Obama's presidency, Holder has been not only a close confidant, but someone to be… » 8/21/14 3:47pm Yesterday 3:47pm