Aug 6, 2015
commented on What Happened After an Undercover Cop Elbowed Me at a Protest and Lied About It
(The department prefers the word "plainclothes" to "undercover" for describing officers who are trying—and sometimes failing—to blend in and not be noticed. "Undercover" officers, in the department's nomenclature, are officers who are deliberately adopting the identity of someone else. But the popular term is "undercover," so I'll keep using it here.)
Sorry, Ansel, if you want to be taken seriously AT ALL you cannot just pick a term to fit your narrative. A now false narrative, considering the word you chose is not factually correct. Your job as a journalist is to convey to the reader what the correct term is. There was a time when a piece like this wouldn't even make it past the fact checking segment of a J-101 class. You guys do fact check over at The Stranger, right? RIGHT???
May 29, 2015
commented on Fox News Panel Uses Logical Fallacy to Slam Seattle Kayaktivists
Greg Gutfeld has his tongue firmly planted in his cheek every time he opens his mouth on air. i mean, he is the host of Red Eye. I'm amazed you'd even dedicate Slog space to anything he says. He is pretty entertaining though, and you'd love him if he was on anything but Fox News (and doing the same shtick, but for the other side).
Dec 16, 2014
commented on Sony Hackers Threaten Terrorist Attacks on Movie Theaters Showing The Interview
@15 "200" and "201" are the banned episodes from Season 14 that had Stan's (or Kyle's, I can't remember) censored speech about terrorists. It was another Mohammed episode where they censored the character again, but this time Matt and Trey did it on purpose. The episode leaked online and you can find the actual speech that Comedy Central wouldn't air.
Also, speaking of Matt and Trey, I don't seem to recall a whole lot of bitching from North Korea when Team America was released ten years ago. Kim Jong Il was mocked heavily in that one. Shows you what society we live in now. Everyone is hypersensitive, whereas even North Korea didn't give a shit back then about American lampooning its fearless leader.