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Wonkagenda: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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Wonkagenda: Monday, September 12, 2016

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Fox News Sent A Spy Lady Out On Dates With Reporters, Like An Old-Timey Honeypot

Gross old Roger Ailes ran a dating service, only it was actually more like a spy ring. Our lack of surprise is palpable.

Deleted Comments Of The Week: You Sheeple Represent What Is Sad About America

We heard from the Usual Gang of Idiots this week, but sadly, not a one of them is smart enough to work for MAD magazine.
Delighted Rachel Is Delighted

There’s A Secret Train Station Under The Waldorf-Astoria, And Rachel Maddow Loves It (Video)

Rachel Maddow loves this story so much she can hardly stand it. Just before the Crash of 1929, a "last bit of Gilded Age Amazement" was announced in the New York Times: The then-new Waldorf-Astoria hotel would include its...
CRUSH

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Allegedly Allows Chinese Hacker To Steal America’s Coolest Secrets

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (seen here crushing the testicles of an invisible immigrant) allegedly, we said allegedly, failed to report an alleged Chinese spy who infiltrated the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center. That's according to ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting, but...

Veep Recap: A Field Trip To Merry Olde England

Amy's got Machiavellian skillz to pay the proverbial billz, Selina wears a silly hat, and Dan's heart literally (figuratively) explodes in his chest on this week's episode of Veep. The whole episode takes place in Jollye Olde Englande, and...

Three Possible Explanations For The Snowden-Putin Tele-Potemkin, None Of Them Very Nice (VIDEO)

Spongy-faced Russian Emperor Vladimir Putin did some kind of Face The Motherland forum on his own personal television network, and he had a Very Special Guest: American/Russian hero/traitor Edward Snowden! Snowden began by stating that America’s intelligence-gathering methods are...

CIA Screwed Up So Bad That Biggest Fangirl Dianne Feinstein Yelling At Them Now (VIDEO)

Yeah yeah, we know, it's just so hypocritical of iconic Bond girl Dianne Feinstein to suddenly be acting all hotted up about domestic spying now that she's the one getting domestic spied on. It's very ironic and so on, but that's not...

Barack Obama Will Reform NSA With Platitudes, American Flags

We tuned in to the president's "I fixed the NSA you're welcome" speech just as he was wrapping up the part where he recapped the entire motherlovin history of US surveillance and explicated his very intellectual and nuanced deliberations...

Derp Roundup: Your Weekly Tour Of The Terrible

Happy Saturday, Wonquistadores! Every week, our web browsers overflow with a fetid slop of stories that were too stoopid to ignore altogether, but not quite worth full posts of their own. Then we mop up the mess and wring...

Former NSA Head’s Private Conversation Revealed When He Shouts It On A Train

So here's one of the weirder "guy uses social media to break news" stories out there: Tom Matzzie, a "clean-energy entrepreneur," was riding on the Acela between Washington DC and New York, and he overheard some guy talking on...

Are You On The NYPD’s List Of ‘Demographic Americans’? Are You Brown? Then Yes!

Fun fact: after 9/11, the NYPD created something called  a "demographics unit," devoted to spending time in South Asian and Middle Eastern neighborhoods in New York, New Haven, and various neighborhoods in New Jersey  under the supervision of a CIA...

Wingnuts Outraged: Obama Won’t Spy On Muslims Like The Founders Wanted

Well, thank goodness the wingnutosphere has finally found an angle on this NSA story that makes them feel all special and put-upon! In a story that has absolutely nothing to do with the recent flap over PRISM, BLARNEY, and...

Edward Snowden, We Need To Talk

First things first: Thank you, Edward Snowden. You made a few more people care that we pawned away some valuable shit that might be tough to get back. (There was some panic buying on Feeling Safer, can you blame...

The NYPD Just Can’t Keep Its Eyes Off Of You

Hello residents of New York City! (And probably also New Brunswick and parts of Connecticut, Buffalo, and Philadelphia)! Are you doing anything wrong? No? Then why not let Michael Bloomberg’s personal army the NYPD take a look at what...