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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: Scary-Good

Millennial Problems: Scary-Good

As the saying goes: Fool the New York Post, shame on you, but fool The Atlantic, and now you’re famous. The world’s scariest - or scary awesomest - millennial is a 26-year-old guy named Pablo Reyes who played the…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: Solutions to Homelessness

Millennial Problems: Solutions to Homelessness

Wednesday marked a big day for local media. In a coordinated effort, nearly every organization that covers San Francisco in some form dedicated a lot to a little coverage of what it’s like to experience homelessness and what can…
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News, The Snitch SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

In its purest form, journalism is about collecting information and presenting it to the public in an objective manner. The general thinking goes that if journalists stray from this path — if they appear to favor one side over the…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee: Mario Woods Shooting Was "Horrifying" "Firing Squad"

Mayor Ed Lee: Mario Woods Shooting Was "Horrifying" "Firing Squad"

Mayor Ed Lee has received heat for the way his office handled the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods — from both the Black Lives Matter and Police Lives Matter sets. It took Lee until Dec. 7, five…
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News, The Snitch Massive Super Bowl Ads Illegal, City Attorney Says

Massive Super Bowl Ads Illegal, City Attorney Says

Remember that large and rather ill-executed Verizon Super Bowl 50 ad draping the Embarcadero Center near the Ferry Building? And remember how San Francisco's ban on general advertising — which bans new billboards and ads of this exact kind…
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News, The Snitch The Atlantic's Silicon Valley Suicides Cover Story and the Risk of Copycat Suicides

The Atlantic's Silicon Valley Suicides Cover Story and the Risk of Copycat Suicides

The Atlantic’s December issue leads with “The Silicon Valley Suicides” by Hanna Rosin, a somber look at the suicide pandemic seizing Palo Alto’s high schools. In the 2014-2015 school year, three current and one graduated student took their own…
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News, The Snitch Will Judge Judy Watchers Sink Proposition F?

Will Judge Judy Watchers Sink Proposition F?

If you've been anywhere near a television in the past several months, chances are you've been subjected to a No on Prop. F campaign ad. Airbnb's $8.3 million is paying for a lot of things, but the big ticket…
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News, The Snitch VIDEO: Batshit Old Man with TV Show Calls for Arrest of Supervisor Malia Cohen

VIDEO: Batshit Old Man with TV Show Calls for Arrest of Supervisor Malia Cohen

San Francisco's politicians enjoy taking a swipe at right-wing Fox News every now and then. Witness Supervisor Scott Wiener's much-lauded assertion that "Fox News is not real news" when a cameraman dogged him in the corridors of City Hall over…
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News, The Snitch Whose Fault Are Evictions?

Whose Fault Are Evictions?

There's nothing the media loves more than a counter-intuitive argument (n.b. #SlatePitch), and the San Francisco Chronicle's J.K. Dineen came up with a doozy this weekend in an article titled, "Why S.F. evictions are on the rise," in which he argued…
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News, The Snitch Fallout Over Controversial Gawker Post Continues With Top Level Resignations

Fallout Over Controversial Gawker Post Continues With Top Level Resignations

Last week, Gawker published a story detailing Condé Nast CFO David Geithner’s alleged attempt to arrange a sexual assignation with a male escort. The story was widely and harshly condemned online, with journalist Glenn Greenwald calling it “reprehensible beyond…
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News, The Snitch Watch: Scott Wiener Shuts Down Fox News Reporter With Heroic Insult

Watch: Scott Wiener Shuts Down Fox News Reporter With Heroic Insult

In many ways, it was a made-for-TV moment. Supervisor Scott Wiener, who only two weeks ago announced his bid for state senate, was ambushed at City Hall on Friday by a Fox News reporter demanding to know if he "showed remorse"…
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News, The Snitch Watch: Geraldo Compares Immigration Debate to a "Cheap Drug" and Almost Kicks Ass on TV

Watch: Geraldo Compares Immigration Debate to a "Cheap Drug" and Almost Kicks Ass on TV

The death of Kathryn Steinle at the hands of an undocumented Mexican national has become a flashpoint in the national debate over immigration and Sanctuary City policies, with everyone from Donald Trump to Bill O’Reilly to Hillary Clinton weighing…
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News, The Snitch Creative Entrepreneurs To Relaunch The Bold Italic

Creative Entrepreneurs To Relaunch The Bold Italic

This morning, The Bold Italic’s Facebook and Twitter, which have been dormant since the company shut down in April, posted a brief, cryptic teaser: “The Bold Italic lives, stay tuned for more soon.” The news has spread through San…
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News, The Snitch Rush Limbaugh Predicts New 49ers Policy Will Destroy NFL and America

Rush Limbaugh Predicts New 49ers Policy Will Destroy NFL and America

If you haven’t already heard, the San Francisco 49ers recently announced some housekeeping changes designed to optimize players’ performance. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the team is carving its typical two hour meetings into 30-minute chunks, followed by…
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News, The Snitch Quick, Before The Bubble Bursts: Let's Put On a TV Show About SF Start Ups!

Quick, Before The Bubble Bursts: Let's Put On a TV Show About SF Start Ups!

Oh sure, Cynics predict the tech bubble will burst in approximately nine months. But the Sunny Optimists among us prefer  to focus on the media and tech-related bounties that apparently grow on trees around here. Case in point:  A…
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News, The Snitch Do You Miss The SF Bay Guardian? A Final Issue Is Hitting the Streets Thursday

Do You Miss The SF Bay Guardian? A Final Issue Is Hitting the Streets Thursday

It's been three months since the city's progressive paper folded. What have those exiled Guardianistas been doing since you ask?  Making a Goddamn newspaper, that's what.  This Thursday, the San Francisco Bay Guardian will "come back to life" when it the…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Cannabis Dispensary Has Bay Area's First Marijuana TV Ad

S.F. Cannabis Dispensary Has Bay Area's First Marijuana TV Ad

There's really no such thing as "business as usual" for a cannabis dispensary. Basic functions like banking and doing taxes are onerous challenges for sellers of legal weed thanks, to federal government restrictions. It's also this way with advertising. Major…
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News, The Snitch Your Early Christmas Treat: A Hand-Painted Phil Frank <i>Chronicle</i> Box

Your Early Christmas Treat: A Hand-Painted Phil Frank Chronicle Box

If you're an aficionado of Bay Area media ephemera, boy is this up your street. And, if not: Merry Christmas already.  What you see here is a hand-painted Phil Frank Chronicle newspaper box decorated with characters from the gone-but-not-forgotten cartoonist's…
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News, The Snitch Ferguson Protests: CNN's Don Lemon Smells Marijuana In The Air, "Obviously"

Ferguson Protests: CNN's Don Lemon Smells Marijuana In The Air, "Obviously"

What does dissent in America smell like? Tear gas, burning stores and police cars, and "obviously" marijuana. Not much good happened in Ferguson, Missouri last night after a Grand Jury decided against filing charges against a white officer who shot and killed an…
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News, The Snitch Candidate Running for BART Board Buys <i>Bold Italic</i> Journalist's "Endorsement" (Update)

Candidate Running for BART Board Buys Bold Italic Journalist's "Endorsement" (Update)

As voters head to the polls today, candidates running for office have spent mountains of money to put their message in front of people's eyeballs. Candidates spend bucks on pounds of mailers, TV ads, and grassroots organizers.  Now in…
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