This is a perfectly sad and typical TV interview. The advantage of the TV hit should be the imprisonment of the guest, who can't run away when the questions get irritating, and who looks like a liar.
Alec MacGillis gets my favorite story of the day by parsing the Freedom Group's financial reports -- all the optimistic stuff the gun company investor published before it became toxic.
C.J. Ciaramella reports on the red state Democrats who'd have to vote for gun control if a bill came up. I'll have more on this later, because the causality between "voting for a popular gun control bill" and "being defeated in a pro-gun state" is not clear.
Gabe Sherman takes on Fox News (on a pretty uncontroversial matter) and wins.
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.