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Thumbnail : Malcolm Gladwell’s “David & Goliath” Asks Us To Pity the Rich

Malcolm Gladwell’s “David & Goliath” Asks Us To Pity the Rich

Yasha Levine reviews Malcolm’s Gladwell’s latest bestseller, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.” And it ain’t pretty…

Thumbnail : Radley Balko: Anatomy of a “Stand Your Ground” Shill

Radley Balko: Anatomy of a “Stand Your Ground” Shill

NSFWCORP just published a companion essay to go along with Radley Balko’s SHAME profile. It puts Balko’s recent defense of George Zimmerman and Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law into context…

Thumbnail : NPR’s Education Coverage Funded By Pro-Privatization Billionaires

NPR’s Education Coverage Funded By Pro-Privatization Billionaires

Remember Ally Bank’s conflicted funding of NPR financial news program Planet Money? Well, turns out NPR is much more compromised than we ever imagined.

Thumbnail : Why is Malcolm Gladwell running cover for the enablers of serial child molester Jerry Sandusky?

Why is Malcolm Gladwell running cover for the enablers of serial child molester Jerry Sandusky?

NSFWCORP recently published an article in which I explore the weird, sleazy public relations blitz designed to whitewash the role that top Penn State officials played in covering up the crimes of Jerry Sandusky.

Thumbnail : The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Was a Follower of Jewish Rightwing Terrorist Meir Kahane

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Was a Follower of Jewish Rightwing Terrorist Meir Kahane

On August 15, 2012, in West Jerusalem, a small group of Palestinian teenagers was attacked by a mob of Israeli youths. The New York Times described it as an “attempted lynching.” The Israelis, who had apparently planned on lynching someone that night, set their sights on a couple of Palestinian kids hanging out at a busy city square, [...]

Thumbnail : Recovered History: Wall Street-Funded Self Help Propaganda Greased the Real Estate Bubble

Recovered History: Wall Street-Funded Self Help Propaganda Greased the Real Estate Bubble

I was passing through the Mojave Desert and by chance stopped by a local thrift store in Joshua Tree. I’m glad I did, because I spotted a book that I just had to own. At $0.50, it was priced to sell. And as you can tell from the title above, the book’s a classic. It’s bound [...]

Thumbnail : Do Your Part: Help SHAME the Media Establishment

Do Your Part: Help SHAME the Media Establishment

Ever since our launch just a few months ago, the SHAME Project has been running like a buzz saw through the media establishment . . . it just needs support from readers and fans like you to keep up the pace. Can you help?

Thumbnail : Megan McArdle’s Fake Full Disclosures: What the Daily Beast Correspondent Doesn’t Want You To Know About Her Koch Work

Megan McArdle’s Fake Full Disclosures: What the Daily Beast Correspondent Doesn’t Want You To Know About Her Koch Work

Megan McArdle’s fake disclosures are a crisis-management diversion—the shill equivalent of a squid squirting ink or a skunk discharging its stink-glands. She wants readers to wrinkle their nose and turn away in disgust—anything to keep critics from scrutinizing her Koch ties and uncovering her corruption.

Thumbnail : 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”

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 2009 book Bailout Nation, frequent Bloomberg TV pundit,  and the man behind the popular finance blog [...]

Thumbnail : Megan McArdle: Portrait of a Libertarian as a Taxpayer-Subsidized Brat

Megan McArdle: Portrait of a Libertarian as a Taxpayer-Subsidized Brat

McArdle, who blogs for the Atlantic Monthly, presents herself as a principled libertarian, fiercely denouncing any attempt to provide any sort of government-funded health care, because as she argues, big government is bad, bad, bad.

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