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The U.S. government’s creeping war on journalists

salon.com — As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists they don't like from accessing information.

CNN refutes bogus Fox News claim: Darren Wilson didn’t have a fractured eye socket

salon.com — Fox News and various other outlets have been reporting that Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for fatally shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown, had a fractured eye socket when he was brought to the hospital after the incident. This was the central pillar in the defense of Wilson: he was beaten up so badly, that of course he feared for his life.
Aug 21, 2014

@Salon: #Ferguson fact check: CNN refutes claim that Officer Darren Wilson had a fractured eye socket slnm.us/d6356ir” ORLY

Aug 21, 2014

RT @Salon: #Ferguson fact check: CNN refutes claim that Officer Darren Wilson had a fractured eye socket slnm.us/d6356ir

Aug 21, 2014

RT @Salon: #Ferguson fact check: CNN refutes claim that Officer Darren Wilson had a fractured eye socket slnm.us/d6356ir

Meet the scientists who sat Rick Scott down and explained climate change to him

salon.com — Rick Scott, who governs a state described as "ground zero" for the effects of climate change, refuses to say whether or not he believes that climate change is happening. When put on the spot, he dodges the question by saying he's "not a scientist."

The 50 dorkiest songs you secretly love

Aug 21, 2014

Um, did someone hack my 'WalkToWork' playlist? '50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love' (via @margotsaville) salon.com/2014/08/21/the…

Kevin Sorbo writes an insane rant on Ferguson calling protestors “losers” and “animals”

salon.com — Kevin Sorbo has a few thoughts on Ferguson, and they are very, very, very bad (I guess that's how a B-list actor manages to stay relevant these days?) The former "Hercules" star has penned a truly insane, horrible, racist rant on Facebook, calling the protestors in Ferguson "losers" and "animals."
Aug 21, 2014

Remember the guy from that terrible Hercules show in the 1990s? He's got opinions about #Ferguson and they're racist salon.com/2014/08/21/kev…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @Salon_Arts: And the award for most vile response to #Ferguson goes to '90s has-been Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) slnm.us/NNJLgvd

Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

salon.com — CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge. Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said Thursday that one of the firefighters is in critical condition and the other is stable.

CNN Ferguson panel devolves into chaos: “Why do you have to insult me all the time?”

salon.com — On Wednesday, Brooke Baldwin hosted a conversation about the most recent shooting in Ferguson on CNN that quickly devolved into a screaming match. Her two guests, University of Pennsylvania professor and CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill and conservative radio host Larry Elder disagreed on the root cause of the unrest, but the conversation became heated when Baldwin asked why no one is discussing mental health of young men of color.
Aug 21, 2014

OMG CNN Ferguson panel devolves into chaos: “Why do you have to insult me all the time?” salon.com/2014/08/21/cnn… via @Salon

Can Fark’s anti misogyny policy work?

salon.com — The Internet still has a "problem with women"
Aug 21, 2014

RT @emilycrockett: Fark forbids misogyny! “If the Internet was a dude, we’d all agree that dude has a serious problem with women.” salon.com/2014/08/21/can…

Aug 21, 2014

Today in troll culture: Can Fark’s anti misogyny policy work? salon.com/2014/08/21/can… via @Salon