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Raging NRA Attacks WaPo: Your Slogan Should Be “Journalism Dies At The Washington Post” [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: The National Rifle Association is lashing out at The Washington Post over criticism of a controversial advertisement the organization promoted that critics described as “an open call to violence.” Conservative NRA talk show host, Grant Stinchfield railed against the newspaper in a video message on Monday, calling it a “fake news outlet” that was “destroying” the country. ...

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Fox News Retracts False Story That Trump Repeated

Raw Story reports: Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy admitted Tuesday that the report they did on former FBI Director James Comey revealing classified information in his memos was “mistaken.” After the story aired on the Monday morning show, President Donald Trump then tweeted, “James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!” However, as of Tuesday ...

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Fox News Host: Ivanka Deserved To Be Seated At G20 Summit Because “Her Items Are Selling Hot Online”

“It must be so frustrating for Democrats not to have any low hanging fruit. They’re grasping now. They’re really grasping. She is there in a capacity of someone who has run a very successful corporation and her items are selling by the way, hot online.” – Fox News panelist Harris Faulkner, defending Ivanka Trump taking her father’s seat at the ...

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Sean Spicer Blasts “Grandstanding” CNN Reporter

The Washington Post reports: In an interview, Spicer denounced Acosta in some of the harshest terms a press secretary has used — at least in public — to refer to a reporter. “If Jim Acosta reported on Jim Acosta the way he reports on us, he’d say he hasn’t been very honest,” Spicer said. “I think he’s gone well beyond ...

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BRITAIN: Google Funds Robot Journalism Launch

The Guardian reports: Robots will help a national news agency to create up to 30,000 local news stories a month, with the help of human journalists and funded by a Google grant. The Press Association has won a €706,000 (£621,000) grant to run a news service with computers writing localised news stories. The national news agency, which supplies copy to ...

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Yet Another Fox Host Suspended Over Sex Claims

Buzzfeed reports: Fox Business host Charles Payne has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a recurring guest, the network confirmed Thursday. The suspension of the Making Money with Charles Payne host came after the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that lawyers for 21st Century Fox were reviewing allegations made by a ...

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Fox News Host Trish Regan: The US Should Send Assassins To North Korea And Kill “This Crazy Fat Kid”

Mediaite reports: Appearing on Fox News’ Outnumbered this afternoon, [host Trish] Regan noted that she hopes that America doesn’t have to get itself involved in military action against North Korea in response to the country’s aggression. Instead, she suggested that perhaps we should just send in some assassins to take out North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. “There’s one other option ...

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Trump Shares Fox News Tweet Misquoting His Claim That The West Was Saved By The Blood Of “Patriarchs”

The Hill reports: Fox News made a chyron error on Thursday that is getting some mockery on social media after President Trump retweeted the video of it to his 33.4 million followers. “West Saved by the Blood of Patriarchs,” read the Fox graphic as President Trump spoke during a speech in Poland. Trump actually stated: “The West was saved with ...

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Another Head Rolls At Fox In Ongoing Sex Scandal

The Los Angeles Times reports: Amid a probe of sexual harassment at Fox Sports, the company announced Monday that it had fired its controversial head of sports programming, Jamie Horowitz. Horowitz’s dismissal came less than a week after 21st Century Fox began investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace at Fox Sports. The company hired a law firm, which ...

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Trump Fans Rain Death Threats Down Upon Reporter Who Revealed Racist Source Of Trump’s CNN Tweet

Raw Story reports: The reporter who revealed the “obviously racist” and antisemitic Reddit user who created the animated image of President Donald Trump body-slamming CNN has been deluged with death threats. Jared Yates Sexton, a journalist who teaches writing and linguistics at Georgia Southern University, reported Sunday that the president had shared an internet meme created by a Reddit user ...

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John Oliver Sounds Alarm On Sinclair Media [VIDEO]

The AV Club reports: For those appalled at the right-wing hellscape the Donald Trump era has unleashed upon the land, the idea of going local is seen as an effective strategy to fight back against a federal government infested with conservative idealogues at the highest levels. Unfortunately, according to Last Week Tonight host and guy whose astutely angry British-ness can ...

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Lewandowski: Trump Is The Hemingway Of Twitter

Mediaite reports: On Friday night, Kimberly Guilfoyle was filling in as host of Hannity and led a panel with Charlie Hurt of The Washington Times and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to discuss President Trump‘s ongoing battle with the media. Guilfoyle called Trump a “verbal jiu jitsu artist” and a “slayer.” Lewandowski reacted. “He’s the Ernest Hemingway of Twitter,” ...

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New York Daily News: Trump Is The Ugly American

From today’s New York Daily News: Morning breaks over Washington. The President of the United States, possessed of awesome power and awesome responsibility, readies to grapple with the most urgent business of nation and world. The man in the mirror. For embarrassingly too many a morning since Jan. 21, 2017, Donald Trump gripped his phone, opened the Twitter app and ...

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Greta Van Susteren Parts Ways With MSNBC

Vanity Fair reports: A few days shy of her six-month mark on air, Van Susteren’s business is finished on MSNBC, according to people familiar with the situation. The anchor, whose show struggled to gain traction even as the rest of her colleagues were buoyed by anti-Trump hysteria, has parted ways with the network. She will not appear on the show ...

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Seth Meyers Rips Into Fawning Fox News Hosts [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Seth Meyers on Wednesday hit Fox News for its’ incessant championing of Donald Trump, joking the morning show “Fox & Friends” has “showered Trump with so much praise they’re starting to sound like the helicopter parents of a sh*t private school kid.” “Our Donny would never collude with Russia how dare you?” Meyers joked. “Do you even ...

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Sean Hannity: CNN Has “Lied Itself To Death” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity continued his attacks on CNN and had a message for CNN’s president Jeff Zucker. “At this point,” he began, “we should put CNN six feet underground for repeatedly spreading lies, propaganda, black helicopter tinfoil hat conspiracy theories, and for viciously trying to take down this president.” He showed an image of CNN’s gravestone ...

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Ann Coulter Rages At “Yes Man” Sean Hannity: He’d Endorse Communism If Donald Trump Implemented It

Ann Coulter’s week-long public bitchfest with Sean Hannity just went nuclear. She writes: Sean Hannity, bless his heart, has the zeal of the late Trump convert. He would endorse communism if Trump decided to implement the policies of “The Communist Manifesto.” (Which the GOP’s health care bill actually does!) On his show last Thursday, he tried to get me to ...

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Trump Renews “Fake News” Attack On CNN After Outlet Retracts Russia Story And Three Staffers Resign

Politico reports: CNN’s decision to retract a story published last week tying a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team to ongoing Russia investigations offered the president an opportunity Tuesday morning to attack perhaps his favorite media target, which he labeled “fake news” and questioned for publishing “phony stories.” The story in question, published late last week, reported that the ...

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National Enquirer CEO Mulls Buying Time Inc.

Mediaite reports: David Pecker, the CEO of American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer and a number of other lesser-esteemed rags, is mulling a purchase of Time, Inc., Jeffrey Toobin writes in The New Yorker. Buried in an extensive profile of Pecker, who has used the National Enquirer to support his longtime friend President Donald Trump, is a ...

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Fox & Friends Falsely Claims “Sneaky” James Comey Visited The Offices Of The New York Times [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends aired a report on Friday about how James Comey visited The New York Times yesterday. The only problem is that, that does not appear to be true. Fox’s report was based on a Thursday article from Daily Mail which included pictures of Comey and his wife entering the building where the Times newsrooms are located. ...

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