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New York City’s Legendary Village Voice Shutters

Gothamist reports: Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories. “Today is kind of a sucky day,” Barbey told the staff, according to audio obtained by Gothamist. “Due to, basically, business ...

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CNN Suspends Trump Sycophant Commentator Paris Dennard After Report Of Sexual Harassment History

The Washington Post reports: A conservative commentator who was lauded by President Trump this week as “wonderful” and who has argued that past sexual indiscretions should have no bearing on Trump’s presidency was fired from Arizona State University four years ago for making sexually explicit comments and gestures toward women, according to documents and a university official. An internal investigation ...

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Trump Rants Against “Opposition Party Fake Media” As Hundreds Of Newspapers Jointly Denounce His Attacks

The Associated Press reports: Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. They did across the ...

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The Boston Globe Calls On All Newspapers: Denounce Trump’s “Dirty War” On The Free Press On August 16th

The Associated Press reports: A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on the news media. The Boston Globe has appealed to newspapers across the U.S. to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a “dirty war against the free press.” The Globe says it’s appealing to editorial boards to ...

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Tribune Breaks Off $3.9B Sinclair Merger, Sues Sinclair

CBS News reports: Tribune Media is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it’s filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract. Tribune Media would be on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, according to the agreement reached last year. Sinclair Broadcast Group had offered to buy the Chicago company’s 42 TV stations and had ...

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Don Lemon Hits Back: Trump Is A Racist Bully [VIDEO]

“Let me not mince words here. This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. President Trump is trying a divide-and-conquer strategy here and here’s how it goes. He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it. Referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of ...

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C-SPAN Caller Threatens To Kill CNN’s Don Lemon And Brian Stelter: If I See Them, I’m Going To Shoot Them

The Contemptor reports: At the end of his broadcast Sunday, Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter pointed out that threats against reporters are on the rise before noting that a C-SPAN caller on Friday threatened to shoot him and CNN anchor Don Lemon. Stelter went on to play the clip, which featured a man supporting the president’s criticism of the media ...

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Nicole Kidman To Play Former Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson In Movie About Roger Ailes Sex Abuse Scandal

Variety reports: Nicole Kidman is in talks to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and the women who brought him down. Kidman will join Charlize Theron, who will portray former network host Megyn Kelly. Jay Roach is directing, with “The Big Short” scribe Charles Randolph penning the ...

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Sean Hannity And Jim Acosta Trade Barbs On Twitter

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ Sean Hannity fired back tonight after CNN’s Jim Acosta called him out on Twitter. Last night and tonight, Hannity criticized CNN’s chief White House correspondent and said he was heckled by Trump rallygoers because he’s part of the “abusively biased” media, adding tonight that he should have been more outraged by harassment of conservatives like Sarah ...

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REPORT: Junior’s Mistress Was Pushed Out At Fox News Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Showed Dick Pics

Yashar Ali reports at the Huffington Post: Multiple sources told HuffPost that Guilfoyle’s exit from Fox News, where she had worked since 2006, came after her alleged inappropriate workplace behavior could no longer be tolerated by the network. Vanity Fair, which broke the story about Guilfoyle leaving the network, and The Daily Beast, which reported that Fox News staff allegedly ...

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NY Daily News Slashes Half Of Its Newsroom Staff

NBC News reports: The New York Daily News announced on Monday plans to eliminate half of its newsroom as part of a broader effort to refocus the newspaper. Daily News staff was notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company’s human resources department that also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on ...

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Fox Host Reads Hate Mail For Dissing Trump [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Devoting nearly ten minutes of his show to hate mail Thursday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto clapped back at his critics, who filled his inbox with personal attacks on everything from his appearance to his health. The messages were sent as Cavuto spent a short time off the air after lashing out at President Donald Trump for his ...

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Disney Wins Battle To Acquire 21st Century Fox

Variety reports: Comcast Corp. said it would bow out of its bidding war with Disney to acquire major 21st Century Fox assets, and instead focus on acquiring the European satellite TV provider Sky, likely clearing the way for Disney to take control of the Murdoch family’s Fox assets and intensify a looming battle with Netflix and other video-streamers for media-industry ...

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DOJ Appeals Merger Of AT&T And Time Warner

CNBC reports: The Justice Department will appeal the AT&T-Time Warner merger approval, according to a court document filed Thursday. Shares of AT&T slipped more than 1 percent in after-hours trading Thursday. AT&T General Counsel David McAtee said the company was surprised by the appeal. “The Court’s decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based, and well-reasoned. While the losing party ...

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Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Dies At Age 64

The Bismarck Tribune reports: Longtime broadcaster Ed Schultz has died, multiple sources say. Sources say that Schultz died of natural causes. He was 64. Schultz started his broadcast career in TV and radio in Fargo in the early 1980s, including time as sports director at WDAY-TV in Fargo. He went on to host a show at MSNBC and most recently ...

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MSNBC Cancels Hugh Hewitt’s Weekly Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC has cancelled that weekly television show hosted by right-wing pundit Hugh Hewitt, the conservative explained at the end of his final show on Saturday. “This has been the last Hugh Hewitt Show on Saturday mornings,” Hewitt explained. He said that NBC News would continue to employ him as a contributor and he said he expects to ...

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Russell Crowe To Play Roger Ailes in Showtime Series

Deadline Hollywood reports: Showtime has given an eight-episode order to a limited series about Roger Ailes, with Oscar winner Russell Crowe set to star as the controversial Fox News founder in his US television debut. The as-yet untitled series, a Blumhouse Television and Showtime co-production, is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room and his ...

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Fox News Contributor Charles Krauthammer Dies At 68

Fox News reports: Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, has died. He was 68. His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, friends and viewers on June 8 that said in part “I have been ...

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ABC News Apologizes For Botched Manafort Graphic

Deadline reports: ABC News has apologized for the botched graphic that appeared at the bottom of the screen during its coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would sign an executive order ending his baby-snatching southern border policy, while sticking with the “zero tolerance” strategy. As Trump was talking, ABC viewers could read, at bottom of screen, “President Trump: ...

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Maddow Breaks Down During Migrant Story [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow broke down in tears on-air over a report about the Trump administration operating “tender age” shelters for migrant babies and toddlers. Maddow choked up while reading the first lines of the Associated Press’ report on the three facilities where children under the age of 13 are being sent after being separated from their parents ...

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