While You Were Working: 1.17.13

The Manti Te'o train hasn't slowed down much. Reports surfaced that he would be interviewed by Jeremy Schapp today, but it appears that isn't going to happen. Te'o's teammates were, apparently, dubious as to the existence of his girlfriend, too. Here are the details the media has confused and misreported thus far. Gawker recaps a week in media outrage.

The Jacksonville Jags have hired Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as their head coach. Thus far, zero minority candidates have been hired for head coaching jobs

Michelle Obama has a new Twitter account:



A Wisconsin high school was forced to suspend a class accused of teaching "White Privilege" and that minority students are being taught to hate their white oppressors. 


Whether the Nicki Minaj Mariah Carey feud is real or not doesn't really matter: It didn't boost Idol ratings at all.


Al Pacino is set to play Joe Paterno in a movie, but the real question is, would anyone have watched a Joe Paterno movie pre-Sandusky?


Lupe Fiasco has cancelled the release of Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2, but announced a new project instead.


Nardwuar talks with Hopsin. Always interesting. 



TIME has a fantastic piece on the brain during a shootout


But the research on actual gunfights, the kind that happen not in a politician’s head but in fluorescent-lit stairwells and strip-mall restaurants around America, reveals something surprising. Winning a gunfight without shooting innocent people typically requires realistic, expensive training and a special kind of person, a fact that has been strangely absent in all the back-and-forth about assault-weapon bans and the Second Amendment.


Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Olympic bronze today. His interview with Oprah airs tonight. Anybody watching?


The head of the NRA said he has no problem with tighter background checks


Rihanna talks Future, Eminem and the Navy in Complex.


Raekwon drops a video for "Came Up".




Chi Ali is back.



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