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News, The Snitch Josh Wolf and Recently Arrested ACORN Pimp Pose as Journalists For Commonwealth Club

Josh Wolf and Recently Arrested ACORN Pimp Pose as Journalists For Commonwealth Club

If any canned reporters want to hear a enlightened discussion on what passes as "journalism" these days, check out this little gem at the Commonwealth Club on Monday night: Josh Wolf, the activist who got thrown in federal prison for…
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News, The Snitch U.C. Berkeley Invites Josh Wolf to Masters in Journalism Program

U.C. Berkeley Invites Josh Wolf to Masters in Journalism Program

In 2007, after Josh Wolf spent 226 days in prison defending his right not to turn over to the FBI videotape he'd taken of a street protest, some questioned whether he was a true free speech martyr because he lacked journalistic credentials.…
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News, Sucka Free City San Francisco Mayoral Candidates Get Arrested

San Francisco Mayoral Candidates Get Arrested

"Thank you for not arresting me ... yet," mayoral candidate Grasshopper Alec Kaplan told the S.F. Board of Supervisors. He spoke from experience: The homeless cab driver had been arrested twice during the campaign — once for camping out in…
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SF Mayor Gavin Newsom vs. Everyone Else: Covering the Doomed

Snitch Joe Eskenazi says "the popular conception of the 13 non-Newsom candidates as a pack of no-hope lunatics is not accurate. It’s actually a pack of no-hope, earnest City residents, lunatics and earnest City lunatics." God bless you, Joe.…
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News, The Snitch SF Mayor's Race: Chicken v. Wolf

SF Mayor's Race: Chicken v. Wolf

Chicken John and Josh Wolf squared off on Sunday. The Snitch's Benajmin Wachs brings back the blow by blow. Read on for more about pruno, co-ops, police states and murder rates. -d2 By BENJAMIN WACHS “Alternative” mayoral candidates Josh…
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Josh Wolf announces plans to run for mayor

Okay, people. It's official. Vlogger-journalist Josh Wolf has declared his plans to run for mayor. Check out the "I'm running for mayor" post on his blog, which includes a rough draft of his platform. --Mary Spicuzza…
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Not-Quite-Randomly Selected News Bites from The Snitch

In a porn-driven, 'look-at-me' culture, some women view physical appeal as power (Ventura County Star) "Michael Simon, a therapist and high school counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area, has seen an increasing number of girls and young women in…
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The FILEZ: Josh Wolf on the Colbert Report (posted legally! we think)

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Stern Reprimand

A once-secret power struggle between one of the Western United States' most powerful labor leaders, and America's most famous union boss, has broken out into the open. United Healthcare Workers West leader Sal Roselli has sent letters to union members…
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Josh Wolf on Colbert Report tonight

Will he reveal his mysterious new employer? Announce a new reality television show? Secede from the union? Strip? Your guess is as good as ours. More info here and here. Read more on Wolf's journalistic progression this week in Matt…
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Josh Wolf goes corporate

Is Josh Wolf, one-time martyr for journalistic integrity, setting himself up for corporate censorship? Just weeks after Josh Wolf finished spending 226 days in prison protecting his journalistic work product, he's signed a contract allowing a single corporate sponsor…
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Prison and Profits

It's a crazy time for local media heads. Two Chronicle scribes, Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada (aka the BALCO tag team), are on the verge of doing time in federal prison, while one sorta-journalist, blogger, and sometime videographer Josh Wolf,…
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News, Should journalist Josh Wolf be afraid?

Should journalist Josh Wolf be afraid?

At times, Josh Wolf is a journalist. At others, he's a blogger, an activist, or an anarchist. At this particular time, one thing's for certain: He's got a videotape the federal government wants. The 23-year-old San Franciscan possesses a tape…
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