The Beast (newspaper)

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The Beast
TypeAlternative weekly
PublisherPaul Fallon
EditorIan Murphy
FoundedMarch 15, 2002; 17 years ago (2002-03-15)[1]
Ceased publication
  • 2009 (print)
  • 2013 (online)
HeadquartersBuffalo, New York, U.S.

The Beast was a Buffalo, New York alternative biweekly newspaper from 2002 until 2009 and then published exclusively online until about 2013.

The Beast was founded by Matt Taibbi, Kevin McElwee, and Paul Fallon in 2002. (Taibbi and McElwee had previously collaborated on The eXile.)[2] It was originally a free biweekly newspaper but in 2007 began to charge for issues as a national monthly publication that also offered international subscriptions.[2] In late 2009, The Beast stopped producing print editions but maintained an online presence with the tagline: "The World's Only Website."[2] The Beast's longest-serving editor was Allan Uthman.[2][3]

An annual feature of The Beast was "The 50 Most Loathsome Americans" - a list of infamous celebrities, authors, athletes, pundits, politicians, and others selected for their dubious distinction, with reasons and examples given for each entry's inclusion.[4][5][6]

On February 23, 2011, editor Ian Murphy placed a prank telephone call to Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin during the 2011 Wisconsin budget protests.[citation needed]

The Beast website was closed in 2013.[citation needed]


  1. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "The BEAST: America's Best Fiend". The Beast. Archived from the original on February 6, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) ("About Us" section at bottom left)
  3. ^ "Nice to meet me". The Beast. June 1, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "The celebrities we love to loathe". The Spokesman-Review. December 25, 2002. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Leibovich, Mark (September 29, 2010). "Being Glenn Beck". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  6. ^ Weinman, Jaimie (January 20, 2011). "For Fans of Gratuitous Nastiness". Maclean's. Retrieved February 19, 2011.

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