An undercover agent encouraged protesters at a demonstration in Oakland, Calif., against recent police killings to commit crimes, then pulled his gun out on them; a group of net neutrality activists interrupted an FCC meeting to demand commissioners “Reclassify Now!”; meanwhile, a Bible-themed amusement park in Kentucky lost its tax exemptions due to religious discrimination. These discoveries and more below.

Undercover Agent Pulls Gun on Protesters and Reuters Photographer During Oakland Protest of Police Killings Who is the man pointing a gun at Reuters photographer Noah Berger in this photo from recent protests in Oakland and Berkeley, and why is he aiming his weapon at photographers and protesters?

What Rolling Stone Did to ‘Cindy’ “Andy,” “Cindy,” and “Randall” were the names given to three of the characters in Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus,” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

Inside the Collapse of The New Republic Last Friday morning, Chris Hughes, the owner of The New Republic, and Guy Vidra, the magazine’s C.E.O., presided over a meeting at the publication’s Penn Quarter offices in Washington, D.C.

Malcolm Gladwell Accused of Plagiarism Twitter users @blippoblappo and @crushingbort, the pair that leveled plagiarism accusations against Buzzfeed’s Benny Johnson and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, have set their sights on a new high-profile target: Malcolm Gladwell.

The Messy Media Ethics Behind The Sony Hacks The gray area where the leaked information resides — between public and private, prurient and illuminating — might not be the exception, but the new normal.

Net Neutrality Activists Disrupt FCC Meeting Net neutrality demonstrators interrupted the FCC’s monthly meeting by unfurling a large banner reading “Reclassify Now!” behind the seated FCC commissioners.

Sony Pictures Hack: The Whole Story This has been a wretched year for big corporations in the US: Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan and, most recently, Sony Pictures have all had to deal with unauthorized security breaches over the past few months.

Don’t Mourn the New Republic It’s been dead for years.

Kentucky Revokes Tax Exemptions for Biblical Ark Park, Citing Religious Discrimination On Tuesday, Kentucky’s Tourism Arts & Heritage Cabinet revoked $18 million in tax exemptions for a Bible-themed amusement park, Ark Encounter.

Gay Advocates Can Shift Same-Sex Marriage Views Gay political canvassers can soften the opinions of voters opposed to same-sex marriage by having a brief, face-to-face discussion about the issue, researchers reported on Thursday.

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