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"irresistible high-low raw material for an online news cycle"

From a small town in Romania, Guccifer skewered and glorified the power elite.
If Snowden perfectly fit the profile of geek crusader, Lehel, a stone-faced, disheveled man in a tight leather jacket, seemed an odd candidate for one of the world’s most notorious hackers. But Guccifer is to hacking what the Beatles are to rock and roll. He had predecessors, 4Chan cowboys like Anonymous and Sabu of LulzSec, but he’s changed the nature of hacking fame. Guccifer rose by exploiting the connections people make online to infiltrate the private lives of some of the most powerful people on Earth. He served up the results to the media, irresistible high-low raw material for an online news cycle driven by leaks and voyeurism and racked by anxiety over privacy.
What Is A Guccifer? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 27, 2014 - 12 comments

Phoenix Jones No More!

Phoenix Jones, the real life superhero who's been in the news (and previously on the blue) for his vigilante work in Seattle, was arrested for pepper-spraying four people outside a nightclub... and his secret identity revealed. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 11, 2011 - 125 comments

Q. And is there any significance to "new fags"? [...] What about "b tard"?

moot explains 4chan to a jury [PDF], via The Smoking Gun. [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Aug 10, 2010 - 123 comments

Skier Suffers Exposure! Get it?!?

A lot of people have nightmares about showing up to school or work naked. But hey, how about this one? Brrrrrrrrr. (nsfw)
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 6, 2009 - 77 comments

Best part? The font.

"You will be naked within 20 minutes of the kids being in bed…You are to do everything that is requested or expected of you, if you do not, you are considered noncompliant." – from Travis Frey's "Contract of Wifely Expectations" which also includes detailed instructions what panties she can wear, what sex acts she must perform, how often and where she must shave and how she can earn "good behavior days." Frey, 33, of Iowa, has been charged with kidnapping his wife.
posted by CunningLinguist on Feb 18, 2006 - 345 comments

Agent 69 Reporting for duty

TSG - Fake Police Officer (contains NSFW jpg)
posted by bob sarabia on Aug 11, 2004 - 11 comments

Here comes the Judge

The justice system at work. A sitting Judge in Oklahoma has been removed from the bench for using a male enhancement pump, pleasuring himself and oiling his nether regions during court proceedings - including an August 2003 murder trial. At least he was awake during the proceedings, unlike other judges.
posted by thatothrgirl on Jun 24, 2004 - 29 comments

Check out the new $200 bill.

Check out the new $200 bill.
posted by sierray on Sep 15, 2003 - 19 comments

Catching a virus

The smoking gun has the arrest report for Jeffery Lee the kid just arrested for releasing a variant of the blaster virus. Without spoiling much it's safe to say the kids methods were idiotic , but it's a fascinating read on how the FBI caught this guy.
posted by bitdamaged on Sep 2, 2003 - 29 comments

Schwarzenegger shot by Smoking Gun!

Schwarzenegger shot by Smoking Gun! Mugged by Fox News! Called "a vulgar, low-class neophyte". Ouch...
posted by insomnia_lj on Aug 28, 2003 - 42 comments

Who Says Americans don't vote?

The public socks it to the FCC "This is not about race - It's about voting for the very best one and being cheated out of that vote!" Clay Aiken fans and Reuben Whatshisname haters unite to make their voice heard. Oh, the outrage! (via The Smoking Gun)
posted by Gilbert on Jul 11, 2003 - 23 comments

Neverland

Neverland : The testimony that Michael Jackson paid between $15 and $40 million to suppress.
posted by lagado on Feb 13, 2003 - 27 comments

Mug shots of 2002.

The Smoking Gun's top mug shots of 2002. It sounds dull, but these mug shots are truly inspired. Fashion photographers slave for years to get results like these, which police photographers can get in seconds! Proof that ordinary folk usually make more interesting subjects than celebrities. (Link found at Renee's weblog.)
posted by wackybrit on Jan 1, 2003 - 16 comments

Celebrity Mugshots.

Celebrity Mugshots.
posted by Dirjy on Oct 5, 2002 - 16 comments

"More in that disgusting Kerkorian divorce case: a cost breakdown at The Smoking Gun." -- (Elena Pauline)
posted by jacobw on Jan 16, 2002 - 20 comments

Execution for Dummies, special McVeigh edition.

Execution for Dummies, special McVeigh edition. The Bureau of Prisons has thoughtfully printed up a 56-page how-to guide for those in charge of putting Tim McVeigh to death. Now you can follow along in the comfort of your own home!
posted by aaron on Apr 11, 2001 - 4 comments

life

life imitates art? after reading this, i figured the soprano fans here might want to start snooping into the personal lives of their favorite TV icons.
posted by donkeysuck on Mar 6, 2001 - 0 comments

Ashcroft sings!

Ashcroft sings! Actually, seems like it was 4 or 5 years ago, but hey, it's still catchy. MP3 contained at link to TheSmokingGun.com
posted by daver on Jan 23, 2001 - 5 comments

The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun has a copy of the wedding video mentioned on Drudge with George W. Bush. Bush tries to be sarcastic and funny. I certainly wouldn't say he's obnoxious or drunk at all.
posted by gyc on Aug 28, 2000 - 6 comments

More bad news about Fox's multimillionaire.

More bad news about Fox's multimillionaire. Now the smoking gun says he was abusive to a past fiancee. i'm willing to bet someone in the research department is sweating today.
posted by sugarfish on Feb 21, 2000 - 3 comments

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