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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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Hair Furor Rants About “Rude Media”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday slammed the media for being “rude” to his representatives. “It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives,” he tweeted. “Be nice, you will do much better!” Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway made multiple appearances before his tweet on Monday morning to defend her recent surveillance ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UPI reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is giving his first daily press briefing Monday since a press event last week that some media outlets were barred from attending. Spicer is scheduled to answer questions from reporters at 1:30 p.m. He held an off-camera “gaggle” session with reporters from select news organizations in his West Wing office Friday, prompting ...

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Bush Hits Trump On The Media: They’re Not The Enemy, They Are Indispensable To Democracy [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We needed the media to hold people like me to account,” Bush told TODAY in an exclusive interview. “Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.” Bush was asked about the ...

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Trump Chickens Out Of White House Press Dinner

The Liar In Chief this afternoon declared that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Dinner rather than face the humiliation of a half-empty room and withering criticism from the stage. Yesterday Bloomberg announced the cancellation of their popular after-party after Trump told the CPAC audience that he plans to “do something” about the press. The WH Correspondents ...

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New York Times To Hit Trump During Oscars [VIDEO]

1.5M views already. CNN reports: The New York Times is running its first television ad in seven years during the Oscars Sunday night. The subject? The truth. The ad begins with voices saying, “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever,” with those words spelled out against a white backdrop. The phrase then changes to “The truth is ...

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BREAKING: White House Blocks Multiple Outlets From Spicer Press Gaggle: CNN, NYT, Politico, Buzzfeed

Multiple news outlets are reporting on Twitter that the White House has blocked them from entering today’s press gaggle with Sean Spicer. Among those reportedly locked out are CNN, the New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed, and others. Earlier today Trump doubled down on his attack on the “fake news” media during his CPAC speech, again calling them “the enemy of ...

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Notorious RBG: Women’s March Tells Me The Pendulum Will Swing Back From These Bad Times [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is “not experiencing the best of times” – but the “pendulum” will swing back. Speaking to BBC Newsnight in a rare interview, Justice Ginsburg reiterated the importance of the free press. “I read the Washington Post and the New York Times every day, and I think that the ...

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Liberal Commentator Alan Colmes Dies At Age 66

Fox News reports: Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness. Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement: “Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, ...

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WaPo’s New Tagline: Democracy Dies In Darkness

Bustle reports: On a list of President Trump’s friends, the mainstream media is not likely to be found — and that may be putting it lightly. From the days of his campaign to what are now his days in office, the president has criticized long-respected news outlets and their journalists for putting out what he calls “fake news.” However, the ...

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Reince Priebus: Take Trump’s Comments On Media Being The Enemy Seriously, Because They Are [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said President Donald Trump’s comments on the press being “the enemy” should be taken “seriously,” while criticizing journalists’ use of unnamed sources. “I think you should take it seriously. I think that the problem we’ve got is that we’re talking about bogus stories like the one in the New York Times, ...

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Reuters Issues New Guidance On Trump Reporting: We Don’t Know What His Attacks On Journalism Will Be

Whoa. Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler writes to his staff: The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that’s all it’s been!) have been memorable for all – and especially challenging for us in the news business. It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth” or that his chief strategist ...

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Trump Bans Journalists From Entering His US-Owned Washington DC Hotel During Inauguration Week

Politico reports: The Trump International Hotel in Washington is banning the media from its premises during inauguration week. “Media is not allowed in this week in respect of the privacy of our guests,” Patricia Tang, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing wrote in an email. A POLITICO reporter attempted to enter the hotel Wednesday morning for a previously scheduled ...

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Warns Other Journalists If They Don’t Stand Up To Trump: You’re Next [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Donald Trump was trying to get CNN to stop broadcasting its report about the heads-up Trump allegedly had gotten from the intelligence community, when he accused CNN’s Jim Acosta of working for a Fake News outfit at last week’s newser, CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake tapper told Seth Meyers on Late Night. “He was obviously trying to get ...

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Buzzfeed Editor Defends #PissGate Leak [VIDEO]

CNN reports: BuzzFeed’s editor in chief says his organization is “proud” of its decision to publish unverified memos alleging that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about President-elect Donald Trump. “We thought that it was important, when you have a blanket claim like he was compromised by Russian intelligence, to share the details,” Ben Smith told CNN’s Brian ...

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CNN Team Gangbangs Trump And His Crew Of Liars For Their “Fact-Free” Relentless Idiocy [VIDEO]

It was SO enjoyable to watch this last night. Via Mediaite: If you were wondering how CNN would proceed after being trashed by President-elect Donald Trump and his advisors this week, the first 15 minutes of AC360 should make it very clear. The quartet of Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta (the reporter who Trump fought with) ...

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GOP Rep Who Compared Obama To Hitler Demands CNN Reporter Be Fired For Disrespecting Trump

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: A day after Donald Trump shouted down CNN reporter Jim Acosta at his first “press conference” since July and accused his network of providing “fake news,” a Republican Congressman is demanding that Acosta be fired. Two years ago to the day, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) made national news for a tweet comparing the president ...

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Fox News Host Shep Smith Defends CNN: No Journalist Should Ever Be Belittled By The President [VIDEO]

Surprising and welcome. The Huffington Post reports: Smith said, on behalf of Fox News, that CNN followed “journalistic standards” in the report it published ― which was “distinctly different” from BuzzFeed’s. CNN’s story, unlike Buzzfeed’s, did not include the full, unedited dossier of unverified allegations made about Trump’s ties to Russia. Smith added that no journalists should be treated in ...

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CNN Hits Back At Trump’s “Fake News” Attack [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they ...

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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Spawns Avalanche Of Donations To Journalism Non-Profit [VIDEO]

Money Magazine reports: Donations are pouring in to the Committee to Protect Journalists after Meryl Streep urged viewers to support the non-profit at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement to denounce President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter in 2015. She went on to encourage the ...

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