The Ever-Shifting Media Landscape

BuzzFeed, Disney, and others are making big cuts.

Trump Lawyers Assert Stormy Daniels Is On The Hook For $20,000,000 Damages

Attorneys for the Defendants in the lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels, including the President, have removed the case to Federal Court and are claiming that Daniels owes $20 million for her alleged breaches of a settlement agreement.

The Limits of Free Speech

The dangers of the tyranny of the majority have only magnified.

Sony Seeks To Scare Press Away From Publishing Information Obtained in Hacking Attack

Sony is warning the press not to publish material leaked by hackers, but it doesn’t have much of a legal leg to stand on.

Ted Cruz Begins Filibuster That Isn’t Really A Filibuster

Ted Cruz is holding the Senate floor “until I can no longer speak,” but he still won’t be able to stop the Senate from going forward.

Atlantic Scientology Advertorial

Monday, The Atlantic published and took down a sponsored article from the church of Scientology. Yesterday, it admitted it had “screwed up.”

Exposed Reddit Troll Fired

As he himself predicted, Michael Brutsch, the 49-year-old financial services professional who spent hours each day posting vile content to Reddit, was fired mere hours after being exposed on Reddit.

Internet Privacy Does Not Exist

Sometimes, real life catches up with those who think their online life is secret.

Naomi Schaefer Riley and Mob Rule

A blog post lampooning black studies dissertations got a writer fired, setting off a controversy over the limits of free speech.

Are Online Comments More Trouble Than They’re Worth?

Animal’s Joel Johnson declares “Comments are Bad Business for Online Media.”

It Is News That Apple’s New CEO Is Gay?

Tim Cook is succeeding Steve Jobs as head of the world’s biggest technology company. Does it matter that he’s gay?

Newt Gingrich’s Twitter Followers Mostly Fake?

An amusing claim–but probably not true.

Will One Election Decide The Fate Of The Ryan Plan?

Voters in New York State may help move the budget debate on Capitol Hill.

Nerdiest Correction Ever

An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in “The Hobbit”; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins’s sword was called Sting.)

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Kinetic Military Man of Action Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

New Media Sucks; So Did Old Media

While there are doubtless flaws with the journalistic values and culture of the New Media, we too often contrast today with a Golden Age of Media that never existed.

Why Did Christopher Lee Resign So Fast?

Christopher Lee abruptly resigned from Congress mere hours after news broke that he was advertising for sex on Craigslist. Apparently, he was looking for trannies.

Fixing the Copyright System

The American copyright system is broken. Cory Doctorow offers some useful suggestions for fixing it.

Palin Beats Gawker in Book Suit

federal judge on Saturday ordered the website Gawker to pull down unauthorized excerpts from Sarah Palin’s forthcoming book, “America By Heart.”

Plagiarism Kills

Running For Office Someday? Your Facebook Page May Say Otherwise

Those images on your Facebook page may come back to haunt you if you decide to run for office someday.

Guess Which Candidate Got The Most Press Coverage In 2010

She didn’t gain national prominence until late August, and she’s going to most likely lost by a wide margin tonight, but Christine O’Donnell received more coverage from the media than any other candidate running in 2010.

Gawker Tries To Explain Itself

The guys at Gawker took the web yesterday in an effort to justify their sleazy article about Christine O’Donnell. They failed.

Christine O’Donnell Hit By Sleazy Gawker Smear Job

The Delaware Senate race took a trip into the gutter yesterday.

Facebook’s Business Model

Facebook’s 26-year-old founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is one of the wealthiest men in America. Most of his work force is unpaid.

Sexing Up Headlines

It’s getting harder and harder to tell blogs from newspapers.

Jenny The Dry Erase HOPA Hoax

Jenny, the hottie who quit her job in style using a dry erase board and became an Internet sensation, is actually an actress named Elyse Porterfield.

Huffington Gawker

John Edwards Sex Tape