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LA Sheriff’s Department Gets Twitter Pranked

Rapper The Game and his Twitter feed are in the news. LA sheriff’s are mulling charges after someone on The Game’s Twitter account (The Game claims it was a friend) tweeted that the rapper was looking for an intern–and gave the number to the LA Sheriff’s Department’s Compton station. The Game’s 583,000-odd followers responded in droves, overloading the Compton station’s help line.

“It was almost like a symphony of misery,” LASD Captain Mike Parker told the LA Times. “You’ve got a multitude of phones ringing simultaneously.”

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officials say, accident or no, they want an apology from The Game.

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Armenian Journalist a Messenger of Weighty Global Conclusions

Tomorrow marks the release* of Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World, a provocative new book by Armenian journalist and scholar Maria Armoudian (pictured). Along with being a doctoral candidate at USC, Armoudian hosts a KFPK radio program and freelances for major outlets.

Her Prometheus Books release takes an intricate look at the role played by the media in major international conflicts, with reporters sometimes helping (Ireland) and in other cases negatively fueling the rage and genocide (Rwanda, Bosnia). The five-part tome grew out of Armoudian’s research at USC.

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