Ben Dreyfuss

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Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones.

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BREAKING: Italian Court Reaches Verdict In Amanda Knox Case

| Fri Mar. 27, 2015 6:06 PM EDT

AFP has the breaking news:

Italy's top court on Friday cleared Amanda Knox of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama.

Judges at the Court of Cassation also cleared Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito after ten hours of deliberations in Rome.

 

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One Thing I Wish Vox Understood About Wishes

| Wed Mar. 11, 2015 5:36 PM EDT

You can't wish...

...for more wishes.

Donald Trump Keeps Finding Bold, New Ways to Disgust Me

| Fri Mar. 6, 2015 6:03 PM EST

Here is a tweet.

Here is our year-long investigation into what those poor elephants were experiencing.

Draw from these two things whatever conclusions you may.

This NRA Tweet Is So Tasteless and Awful That It Makes Me Want to Vomit

| Thu Mar. 5, 2015 8:10 PM EST

Good afternoon.

How are you? How are you feeling? Are you feeling good? Are you, by chance, feeling too good? Are you flying too high on borrowed wings? Maybe you need a bit of a punch in the stomach to bring you back down to Earth and remind you that in life there are hills and valleys; that this vacation on Creation is, well, not all champagne and strawberries. I guess what I'm asking is, would you like to feel nauseous? You look to me like you might like to feel nauseous. C'mon! A little nausea never hurt anyone! It builds character!

Let's get nauseous!

This comes via the New York Daily News, which doesn't mince words:

Hitting a new low in its disgusting war against gun laws, the National Rifle Association on Thursday went after Gabby Giffords with a personal attack mocking her 2011 shooting dismissively.

Have a nice day.

This Correction Is Supremely Unfortunate. I Can't Stop Cringing.

| Fri Feb. 27, 2015 2:25 PM EST

Courtesy of New York Times staff editor Michael Roston, this is an unfortunate push alert error:

I feel genuinely awful for whoever is responsible for this. Everyone of us has made that mistake, but this will haunt them.

In the interest of solidarity, here's a Star Wars mistake I once made when I worked for CNET:

Stay strong, anonymous ABC7 push alert writer. You'll come back from this.

UPDATE: The ABC7 digital editor responsible seems like a mensch.

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