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Trump Threatens The New York Times

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump again on Thursday attacked The New York Times for its coverage of him. He tweeted Thursday morning that the newspaper is disgracing the media industry and suggested that he might change libel laws in response. “The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world,” Trump tweeted. “Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change libel ...

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Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Snickers Through Fake Apology To “Extremist” Rep. Maxine Waters [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly apologized Tuesday night for making a racist, sexist crack about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) earlier in the day. But while apologizing, the “O’Reilly Factor” host snickered. O’Reilly said Waters is “totally sincere in her belief system” and “should not be marginalized by political opponents.” He said: “I made that mistake this ...

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Bill O’Reilly: I Didn’t Hear A Word Rep. Maxine Waters Said Because Of Her James Brown Wig [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript of Bill O’Reilly’s racist assholery on Fox & Friends this morning: BILL O’REILLY: I didn’t hear a word [Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it’s the same wig. STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It’s the same one. BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And he’s not ...

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Senate Press Gallery Committee Denies Permanent Capitol Hill Passes To Breitbart Over Bannon Ties

The Daily Beast reports: On Monday morning, the Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery denied Breitbart’s request for permanent press credentials for Capitol Hill, stating that they needed “more answers” before considering the right-wing website’s request again. The committee discussed a request letter sent to them by Breitbart’s Larry Solov late Thursday that was said to show White House ...

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NBC Hires Former Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest

The Hill reports: Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest has been named an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst. The announcement was made Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” show. “Josh recently completed a ten-year run with President Obama, most recently serving as White House Press Secretary from 2014-2017,” reads a memo from NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC ...

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TENNESSEE: University Fires NPR Journalist After GOP Lawmakers Complain About Anti-Trans Bill Reporting

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fired a reporter this week at WUTC, the National Public Radio affiliate, after local lawmakers complained about how she reported on the transgender bathroom bill. Jacqui Helbert, 32, reported and produced the story for WUTC, which followed a group of Cleveland High School students as they traveled to ...

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Twitter Explores Subscription Option

Reuters reports: Twitter is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. Like most other social media companies, Twitter since its founding 11 years ago has focused on building a huge user ...

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Out/Advocate Shoots Down Rumors Of Sale

The management at Out and Advocate magazines last night responded to false reports of their impending sale as a shakeup unfolds across LGBT print media. They write: The industry is making headlines as LGBT media companies prepare to gather in Orlando for an annual convention. Journalists from all over the country will arrive this week in Orlando for the eighth ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Starting right now. Via Death & Taxes: It’s time for the highlight of everyone’s day, when the world’s greatest living prop comic (sorry, Carrot Top), White House press secretary Sean Spicer, fields questions about the Trump administration from reporters and basically craps his pants on live television. Feel free to watch along with us as Spicer berates members of the ...

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Wall Street Journal Blasts “Fake President” Trump: He Clings To His Lies Like A Drunk To An Empty Gin Bottle

WHOA. From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal: If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of ...

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Right Wing Site Suspends Three Staffers Over Story That Obama Engineered Judge’s Travel Ban Ruling

Politico reports: Independent Journal Review has suspended three staffers including Chief Content Officer Benny Johnson after the publication last week of a conspiracy-laden post about President Barack Obama that was subsequently retracted. The post, published last week, alleged that Obama’s “surprise” visit to Hawaii could somehow have been connected to a federal judge’s ruling on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. ...

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Fox News Pulls Andrew Napolitano Off The Air After FBI Debunks Wiretapping Claim Parroted By Trump

The Washington Post reports: Fox News has reportedly pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air over his baseless claim, repeated by President Trump, that British intelligence officials spied on Trump at the request of President Barack Obama. Napolitano, a regular face on Fox News, has not appeared on the network since Thursday and will not be a guest in ...

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Russia Orders Probe Into US Media In Moscow In Retaliation To Senate Investigation Of Russian Media

USA Today reports: Russia’s parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News. The State Duma, or lower house of parliament, called on its committee on information policy, information technology and communications to conduct an “audit” of ...

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Trump Attacks “Bad People” At MSNBC Over “Criminally Offensive” Tax Leak: No Respect For The Law [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: President Donald Trump sounded off on MSNBC, Snoop Dogg, Alec Baldwin and his other public foes in a sit-down with Fox News’ Jesse Watters that aired Saturday. The Watters’ World interview, which took place just before Trump’s Nashville, Tenn., rally, kicked off with Trump voicing his thoughts on MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s decision to reveal two ...

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Andrew Sullivan: Liberals Like Rachel Maddow Need To Stop Sounding “So Fucking Condescending” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Bill Maher and guest Andrew Sullivan last night criticized Rachel Maddow for the “big nothing-burger” she unveiled to the public on President Trump‘s 2005 tax returns. Maher reaffirmed that he’s a big fan of Maddow’s, but what she unveiled was something that actually helped Trump. He said, “This is probably the best tax return he’s ever filed, which ...

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CNN Anchor Jake Tapper Roasts Trump’s Relentless Lying: I’ve Never Seen This Level Of Falsehood [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: “I’ve never really seen this level of falsehood,” Tapper said on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight. “Just quantitatively. It’s not just ‘If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,’ it’s conspiracy theories based on nothing that have members of his own party distancing themselves from him.” Tapper, who hosts CNN’s The Lead and and ...

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DALLAS: FBI Arrests Pro-Trump Twitter Troll Who Deliberately Triggered Reporter’s Epileptic Seizure

The Dallas Morning News reports: The FBI arrested a man accused of sending Dallas reporter Kurt Eichenwald a tweet that triggered an epileptic seizure. The name of the suspect has not yet been released, but FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee confirmed that an arrest in the case was made Friday morning. Eichenwald tweeted that the man who “assaulted” him faces federal ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Legal Team Considers Suing MSNBC Over The “Illegal” Publication Of His 2005 Tax Return

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just like the hundreds of others Trump has threatened to sue but never followed through. Fox News reports: Personal attorneys working for President Trump are weighing possible legal action against the cable news network MSNBC and a private journalist for reporting a portion of the president’s 2005 tax returns, a move the Trump legal staff believes could ...

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Colbert Skewers Rachel Maddow’s Slow Reveal [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: Stephen Colbert poked fun at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday’s Late Show, following Maddow’s show on Tuesday night when she revealed two of President Donald Trump’s tax forms. “I hold in my hand something very significant,” Colbert said, dressed in Maddow’s signature blazer in front of a graphic that resembled the backdrop used on Maddow’s show. ...

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Fox Anchor Shepard Smith: We Don’t Quote Kellyanne Conway Much Anymore Because, Well, History [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Fox News’ Shep Smith actually said the following at the top of his newscast today: …”Kellyanne Conway, whom we really don’t quote much anymore because, well, history…” Yes, Smith actually said that, while expressing bewilderment at her comments about smart microwaves that can be utilized for surveillance purposes. Smith responded to this controversy by saying, “Microwaves do not ...

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