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Film, "Dirty Wars": Turns Out the U.S. Government Really Doesn't Play Fair

"Dirty Wars": Turns Out the U.S. Government Really Doesn't Play Fair

Dirty Wars The truth will out, but the problem is that even when it does, there's no guarantee that people will care. This is explored to some degree in Rick Rowley's documentary Dirty Wars, which examines and occasionally re-creates investigative…
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Film, "Zero Dark Thirty:" The Long, Dark Night

"Zero Dark Thirty:" The Long, Dark Night

"Just so you know, it's going to take a while," says the CIA officer to his newly arrived colleague at the start of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. The year is 2003, the place a secret prison (or "black site")…
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News, The Snitch 9/11: Americans Use Twitter to Remind Everyone Terrorism Attack Was an Inside Job

9/11: Americans Use Twitter to Remind Everyone Terrorism Attack Was an Inside Job

Are you shocked that, 11 years later, people are still ranting about how 9/11 was an "inside job?" To make matters worse, the evolution of technology over the last decade has made it so that now you can't get away…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland ... to Occupy 2012

Occupy Oakland ... to Occupy 2012

Interestingly enough, people are more likely to associate the year 2011 with the Occupy movement than they are with the assassination of America's favorite person to hate, Osama bin Laden -- and that should tell you something about the state…
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News, The Snitch Women's World Cup Final Breaks Tweeting Record

Women's World Cup Final Breaks Tweeting Record

The FIFA Women's World Cup soccer final yesterday had thousands of people on the edge of their bar stools as Japan tied the U.S. and went into a nerve-wracking penalty shootout, sending Twitter users on a rampage. Twitter reported that…
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News, The Snitch Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's Porn Collection Revealed

Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's Porn Collection Revealed

Who knew? It turns out that plotting the destruction of the Great Satan may not have been the only thing that brought joy to recently deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden. The news wires are exploding with the revelation that a…
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List: San Francisco Reacts to Bin Laden's Death

The excitement hasn't ebbed in the week since U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden. How has San Francisco reacted? • Gavin Newsom claimed it was his idea • Protesters vomited in Dolores Park • The Bay Guardian blamed it…
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News, The Snitch Local Idiot Kicked Off BART for Talking About Weapons of Mass Destruction

Local Idiot Kicked Off BART for Talking About Weapons of Mass Destruction

After the killing of Osama bin Laden, we knew it wouldn't take long before that one comment about bombs and terrorism brought Bay Area transit to a screeching halt. This morning, during commute hour, BART booted a man off the…
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News, The Snitch No, Twitter Hasn't Replaced CNN

No, Twitter Hasn't Replaced CNN

It's become perfectly predictable: Every time there's a major news event, people spend several days talking about how Twitter and Facebook are replacing traditional news organizations -- the (sigh) "MSM." Even if the word "replacing" isn't used, that's often the…
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News, The Snitch Is it Osama or Obama Bin Laden?

Is it Osama or Obama Bin Laden?

Twitter was abuzz after Fox News made the Freudian slip yesterday when announcing that Obama, not Osama, bin Laden is dead. Sure, the names are off by only one letter, but that one letter spells the difference between the leader…
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News, The Snitch Osama Bin Laden vs. Michael Jackson: Whose Death Got More Twitter Chatter?

Osama Bin Laden vs. Michael Jackson: Whose Death Got More Twitter Chatter?

Like many people around the world, we learned about the death of Osama bin Laden not from a newspaper or TV, but from social networking sites, specifically Twitter. Standing in a long line for a movie, the news slowly rippled…
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News, The Snitch I Heart Abbottabad Keychains, Mugs, Neckties Now Available on Amazon.com

I Heart Abbottabad Keychains, Mugs, Neckties Now Available on Amazon.com

Did the CIA miss something? News reports have cited unnamed intelligence officials saying that they've only recently stumbled upon rumors that Osama bin Laden had been holed up in a luxury residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and not -- as had…
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News, The Snitch Osama Bin Laden: 'Butcher,' 'Bastard' -- It All Made the Headlines

Osama Bin Laden: 'Butcher,' 'Bastard' -- It All Made the Headlines

Across the sea of blunt, factual, Google-friendly headlines announcing the demise of Osama bin Laden, our own San Francisco Examiner did things differently. Its cover this morning announced "The Butcher of 9/11 Is DEAD." This is part of a long…
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News, The Snitch Empty Briefcase, Not Osama, Responsible for Muni Delays

Empty Briefcase, Not Osama, Responsible for Muni Delays

The news of Osama bin Laden's death wouldn't be real without transit delays. Specifically, Muni delays.We would have gotten this news to you sooner, but your author was also stuck at the Embarcadero station for a lengthy period of time,…
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News, The Snitch Jack Grandcolas, Husband of Flight 93 Passenger, Says Bin Laden's Death Is "As Raw as It Gets"

Jack Grandcolas, Husband of Flight 93 Passenger, Says Bin Laden's Death Is "As Raw as It Gets"

It's been nearly a decade since the harrowing September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks masterminded by Osama bin Laden. The memory of that day became fresh again after President Barack Obama delivered the news of bin Laden's death Sunday night. A…
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News, The Snitch Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, Bay Area on "High Alert"

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, Bay Area on "High Alert"

Yes, we finally achieved the seemingly impossible -- we killed Osama bin Laden!But what does that really mean for us?While Bay Area leaders issue statement after statement celebrating the death of the No. 1 terrorist, it also seems during this…
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News, The Snitch Father of American Taliban John Walker Lindh Assails Media

Father of American Taliban John Walker Lindh Assails Media

When your son has been called a traitor by the Secretary of State, portrayed as a terrorist by leading military officials, and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, you might be expected to hold a grudge against the media…
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News, The Snitch Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report Confirms: SF Weekly Found Bin Laden in October 2001

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report Confirms: SF Weekly Found Bin Laden in October 2001

For shoppers wishing to give America the gift of national security, consider sending your favorite Pentagon staffer an SF Weekly. No offense to Jane's Defence Weekly, but a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released Monday suggests the publication you're now…
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Raw Footage

Remember Greg Shade? He sure wants you to, only not in the way he's depicted in American Hero, a short documentary that screened at last year's S.F. Independent Film Festival. That prompted Shade to sue the filmmakers in a legally…
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Calendar, Night&Day Allah That and a Bag of Chips

Allah That and a Bag of Chips

For the three Muslim-American stand-up comics showcased in the concert film Allah Made Me Funny, terror is something more than stage fright. Mohammed “Mo” Amer and Azhar Usman make fun of themselves—their wife and mother jokes are universal; much of…
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