Nick Gillespie Is a Rich Son of a Bitch

Nick Gillespie, a leather-jacket-wearing 51-year-old libertarian with a remarkable head of hair, is attacking hapless New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as a rich “fat cat” in the Daily Beast, because de Blasio made $217,656 last year (not to mention $65,000 in rental income). All told, that’s five times the median… » 4/22/15 12:30pm Wednesday 12:30pm

Why Won't the Post Name CIA Counterterrorism Chief Michael D'Andrea?

The Washington Post reported this morning that, pursuant to CIA Director John Brennan's vaunted re-organization plans, the chief of the agency's counterterrorism center has been unceremoniously reassigned. The newspaper declined to report this name, however: Michael D'Andrea. » 3/26/15 3:18pm 3/26/15 3:18pm

Here Are All the White House Pool Reports

Much of the mundane, day-to-day media coverage of the president's activities is conducted under an arrangement that Matthew Yglesias has called a "mutually agreed upon plagiarism pact"—the pool report. Convention dictates that a reporter bear witness to essentially everything the president does outside the White… » 3/17/15 11:37am 3/17/15 11:37am

Gawker v. Department of State

Today, Gawker Media filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint in U.S. District Court against the Department of State, seeking email correspondence between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines and members of the news media. » 3/13/15 2:38pm 3/13/15 2:38pm

Introducing the Gawker Media SecureDrop

Gawker Media runs on tips and leaks from people with information to share. To make that sharing as private as possible, we are announcing our newest, most secure method for sending things to our reporters and editors: the Gawker Media SecureDrop. » 3/11/15 10:11am 3/11/15 10:11am

Gawker Media Employees Who Can Communicate Securely

This is a regularly updated list of Gawker Media editorial employees who have taken steps to send and receive encrypted communications, with links to their public PGP keys and fingerprints. They are all reachable via email, or via Google Talk chat using the email addresses listed below. Their OTR fingerprints—for… » 3/11/15 10:05am 3/11/15 10:05am

You miss the point. Reporters and editors are filthy people, but the talented ones also *loathe themselves* for their filth. A disordered, sticky, over-piled desk is useless if it doesn't serve as an emblem of a miserable reporter's disordered, sticky, over-piled personal life. We hate our desks as we hate ourselves.… » 1/14/15 2:29pm 1/14/15 2:29pm