iOS app Android app

The Buffalo Beast

Jason Linkins

Scott Walker Prank Caller Announces Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been a month since Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy called up Wisconsin Governor's Scott Walker, pretending to be David Koch, to give Walker a pep...

Jason Linkins

Ian Murphy, Scott Walker Prank Caller, Mulling A Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So you've become famous for making a prank call that embarrassed Scott Walker and exposed how easy it is for some influence-peddlers to grab an audience with a prominent lawmaker. What do you do for an encore?

Jason Linkins

Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek To Criminalize Prank Phone Calls That Make Scott Walker Look Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Ian Murphy of the Buffalo Beast won the week when he called up Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and pretended to be billionaire David Koch. ...

Buffalo Beast Website Goes Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The online news site Buffalo Beast has gone offline after publishing a prank phone call between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a Buffalo Beast editor...

Jason Linkins

Wisconsin Governor Punked By Prank Caller

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why on earth would Walker want to talk on the phone with the editor of an online site in Buffalo? Well, he wouldn't. But what if said editor pretended to be David Koch of the famed Koch Brothers? Well, that's a different story altogether, apparently!

Entrapment as Journalism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Kane

The Democrats' move to flee the state is embarrassing. Instead of impassioned pleas, they've fled Madison like some 18th century monarch escaping an angry populace.