The Smoking Gun |


The truth is out there. At least that’s the thinking behind New York-based journalists William Bastone and Daniel Green’s The Smoking Gun (, a newly launched site that presents ”confidential” government documents, many of them acquired via Freedom of Information Act requests. Conspiracy theorists and online rubberneckers can now gawk at police files on the recent Bill Cosby extortion case, JonBenet Ramsey’s autopsy report, and the entire 76-page FBI debriefing of hitman Salvatore ”Sammy the Bull” Gravano. Biweekly updates highlight the always-weird Document of the Day (for example: an FBI dossier on Elvis Presley’s addiction to narcotics). Simply designed, this Smoking Gun will fire up even the most jaded info junkie. B