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By Yasha Levine
Barry Ritholtz Calls S.H.A.M.E.'s Expose of Megan McArdle "One of the Most Brutal Takedowns I Have Ever Seen" and "Absolutely Must Read Material"

This past Friday, S.H.A.M.E. Project’s expose of Megan McArdle got a shout out from financial blogger/commentator Barry Ritholtz, who called our profile of the Newsweek/Daily Beast hack “one of the most brutal takedowns I have ever seen.” Ritholtz—author of the excellent…

Sep 24, 2012 | Comments (23)

By Eileen Jones
The Master: Are You Serious?

  As soon as The Master was released, every day it was, “Ja see it? Ja see it yet? Whadja think? Ya gotta go see it.”  Nag, nag, nag. So to give writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson credit, he’s got crass…

Sep 23, 2012 | Comments (82)

By Mike Elk
Nicholas Kristof Didn’t Join Colleagues To Back NYT Overseas Employees in Union Fight

This article is cross-posted from In These Times On September 13, two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof penned an op-ed titled “Students Over Unions” bashing the Chicago Teachers Union’s current strike. Kristof writes, I’d be sympathetic if the union focused solely…

Sep 20, 2012 | Comments (10)

By Team eXiled
The Daily Beast's Megan McArdle: A Covert Republican Party Activist Trained By the Billionaire Koch Brothers

S.H.A.M.E. just published a brand new shill profile. Its latest subject: Megan McArdle, who was just hired on this September as Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s “special correspondent on economics, business and public policy.” In case you’re wondering, yes, that’s her in the image…

Sep 19, 2012 | Comments (34)


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By Yasha Levine
Freakonomics Author Steven Levitt: Enemy of Chicago School Teachers

On Monday, September 10, the Chicago Teachers Union—the oldest teachers union in America—went on strike. Teachers are striking for better pay, smaller class sizes and more job security. They are striking against school privatizations, teaching to standardized testing and the general…

Sep 12, 2012 | Comments (52)

By Max Blumenthal
Max Blumenthal: Meet The Right-Wing Extremist Behind Anti-Muslim Film That Sparked Deadly Riots

While Bacile claims to be in hiding, and his identity remains murky, another character who has been publicly listed as a consultant on the film is a known anti-Muslim activist with ties to the extreme Christian right and the militia movement. He is Steve Klein, a Hemet, California based insurance salesman who claims to have led a “hunter-killer team” in Vietnam.

Sep 12, 2012 | Comments (66)

By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd Returns With A Special Survey Of Obama's Wars: "Good Fighter, Can't Cheerlead Worth A Damn"

When you look back at Obama’s wars, you get a pretty clear idea what went wrong over the last four years…Obama just doesn’t understand his job as war chief of this big crazy tribe…

Sep 11, 2012 | Comments (81)