Glenn Greenwald Leaving The Guardian To Start His Own Media Outlet

Adrian Chen · 10/15/13 03:48PM

Glenn Greenwald, the columnist who brought the world the Ed Snowden Papers, is leaving the Guardian to start his own website. BuzzFeed reports Greenwald, who spent the summer scoring scoop after scoop about the NSA, is starting "a very well-funded… very substantial new media outlet."

NSA Shares Raw Intelligence with Israel

Adrian Chen · 09/11/13 11:01AM

The U.S. considers Israel its "number one counterintelligence threat" in the Middle East. But that doesn't stop the NSA from sharing a veritable fire hose of raw intelligence with Israeli spies, according to a new story from the Guardian.

Obama Continued Bush-era NSA Email Spying Program For Years

Adrian Chen · 06/27/13 11:39AM

The Guardian continues to expose the extent to which we are all beautiful tropical fish swimming in the electronic aquarium of the NSA's surveillance systems. According to a top-secret report by the NSA's inspector general obtained by the Guardian (presumably from Ed Snowden) the Obama Administration continued a Bush-era program that collected U.S. email records in bulk.

'It's a Stupid Request': Guardian Writer Tries Unsuccessfully to Get Trump to Release His Own College and Passport Records

Neetzan Zimmerman · 10/25/12 12:42PM

Following Donald Trump's game-changing October Surprise — a decidedly unserious promise to donate $5 million to Obama's charity of choice if the president releases his college and passport records to Trump's "satisfaction" — Guardian writer Adam Gabbatt thought it would be only fair to ask Trump to release his own college and passport records, so he phoned up Trump's special counsel, Trump Organization executive VP Michael Cohen.

Julian Assange to be Granted Asylum In Ecuador

Adrian Chen · 08/14/12 02:41PM

Julian Assange will be granted asylum in steamy Ecuador, reports the Guardian, citing an Ecuadorian official. Assange has been hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 19th, seeking asylum from president Rafael Correa in order to avoid an extradition order to Sweden where he faces a sex crimes investigation.

News Corp. Did Not Do the Horrible Thing It Basically Admitted Doing

John Cook · 12/13/11 12:32PM

Whoops! Remember when Rupert Murdoch's News of the World was revealed to have illegally listened to the voicemails of teen murder victim Milly Dowler? And how the bastards actually erased the voicemails, leading Dowler's family to falsely believe that their little girl was still alive and checking her messages? And how Murdoch killed off NOTW in shame and a panicked attempt to avert scandal when it all came out? Well, there's a slight wrinkle.

Gawker Welcomes the Guardian Staff to Soho

Brian Moylan · 11/17/11 01:14PM

Last night Gawker founder Nick Denton hosted a little soiree at his Soho pad to welcome the American staff of the Guardian who recently moved their office to the neighborhood. And what is a party without a photo booth and a few boldfaced media names? We didn't save you any tea sandwiches, but you can at least enjoy the pictures.

This Guy Lived With Wolves

Adrian Chen · 01/15/11 02:12PM

Shaun Ellis lived with wolves for a year, earning a pack's trust, eating their food—"raw deer and elk"—and just basically being a wolfman! His Guardian essay makes us want to quit blogging and go live with platypuses.

Julian Assange Throws Another Newspaper Under the Bus

John Cook · 12/21/10 12:37PM

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cycles through friendships like a 13-year-old girl. The object of today's outburst: His former bestie, Guardian reporter Nick Davies, for totally spreading mean rumors about him!

Watch Sarah Palin Desecrate a Flag

Maureen O'Connor · 10/20/10 03:54PM

A Guardian reporter interviewed Sarah Palin while she was giving autographs to her fans. Sarah put her Sharpie marker on a book, a hat, and an American flag. The latter of which is against the law!

Promiscuous DC Residents are Creating Sexually-Confused Fish

Jeff Neumann · 04/21/10 06:26AM

Birth control pills being flushed down toilets are creating a "toxic stew" that turns male fish in the Potomac River into an intersex species who carry eggs in their testes. 90% of DC's drinking water comes from the river.