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News, The Snitch 'Bait Car' Conversations with Cops Likely to Be Revealed, Could Help Alleged Car Thieves

'Bait Car' Conversations with Cops Likely to Be Revealed, Could Help Alleged Car Thieves

The nitty-gritty details of the behind-the-scenes discussions between San Francisco police and truTV's Bait Car reality TV show will likely be revealed in court -- soon. On Thursday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng said he was granting a…
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News, The Snitch Here Is the Reality: Media Experts Say 'Bait Car' TV Show Is Not Real Journalism

Here Is the Reality: Media Experts Say 'Bait Car' TV Show Is Not Real Journalism

On truTV's 'Bait Car' Monday night, the San Francisco police busted alleged car thieves on camera: a 15-year-old kid who had never driven before, a homeless man who rifled around for loose change in the glove department, and a man…
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News, The Snitch Judge Keeps Warrant Under Wraps in iPhonegate

Judge Keeps Warrant Under Wraps in iPhonegate

A San Mateo County judge today ordered that a search warrant used to search a Gawker Media editor's home be kept secret, leaving media organizations in the dark as to what exactly police hoped to find in the home of…
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News, The Snitch Will Gizmodo Shield Law Defense Extend to Serial-Killer Journalists?

Will Gizmodo Shield Law Defense Extend to Serial-Killer Journalists?

Some of you out there may have been following a novel effort to further stretch California's famously broad Shield Law. Down in Fremont, gadget-blog Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen and his employers at Gawker Media are arguing that evidence uncovered in…
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News, The Snitch Is Gawker's Shield Law Claim Legit?

Is Gawker's Shield Law Claim Legit?

Gawker Media certainly has plenty of new media attitude to spare. But, arguing its case in the wake of legal heat following the company's shady maneuver to obtain a next-generation iPhone reportedly left on a bar stool by an inebriated…
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News, The Snitch Guardian, Journalists' Committee Continue to Shield SF State Photojournalist Who Outed Himself

Guardian, Journalists' Committee Continue to Shield SF State Photojournalist Who Outed Himself

A local committee of the Society of Professional Journalists and the weekly San Francisco Bay Guardian continue to conceal the identity of a photojournalist present at a murder scene in Bayview-Hunters Point last year -- despite the fact that the…
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