Headlines to heed and read

Dec 11, 2014

"Thanks to @ScottWalker (and @jessieopie), I plan to start saying a hearty 'Molotov!' to all my Jewish friends," announces Fast Company's Jeff Chu, after learning that Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker mistakenly signed a letter to a Jewish constituent "Thank you again and Molotov" (2,500+ shares and rising). The article's author, The Capital TimesJessie Opoien, humorously concludes, "Presumably, Walker meant to write 'mazel tov' and didn't intend to wish good tidings of incendiary weapons." Journalist Evan Hill tweets, "Oh my god I love my home state."

VICE boasts a huge get in the form of the first on-camera interview (whilst canoeing, to boot!) with The Architect, i.e., Dr. James Mitchell, the psychologist behind the CIA's enhanced interrogation program (3,300+ shares). "Pretty amazing that @vicenews tracked him down & convinced him to be interviewed," freelance journalist Celeste Headlee reacts. VICE investigative reporter Jason Leopold points out that Mitchell described the interrogations as a "good cop bad cop program ... w/a really bad cop."

Then there's this New York Times tick-tock on t-shirts--specifically, the "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts worn by NBA players and how Jay-Z, LeBron James and others made them possible (3,559 shares). "T-shirts are complicated when they involve Jay-Z, LeBron, the Duchess of Cambridge and a printing shop in LIC," explains NYT's Scott Cacciola, the reporter behind the story.

You should also know: In Hong Kong, police are dismantling protest camps. The Golden Globe nominations are out. Oh, and that Harvard professor apologized for his crazed Chinese food fight.

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