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IRAQ: Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Site Suspends Reporter For Endangering Other Journalists By Shooting At ISIS

The Military Times reports: A Marine veteran turned journalist has been recalled from Iraq after tweeting a picture showing him shooting at ISIS fighters. On Thursday, Jason Buttrill tweeted a picture of him with a sniper rifle along with the the message: “Major bucket list completed. Shoot at #ISIS ? Check!” A Marine veteran, Buttrill also tweeted that he fired ...

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Associated Press Issues Reporter Guidelines For Using The Term “Alt-Right”: They’re Really Just Racist Nazis

Politico reports: In a memo to reporters writing about the “alt-right,” John Daniszewski, vice president for Standards at the Associated Press, cautioned journalists to be specific and deliberate when writing about a label that many say is just a euphemism for white nationalism. “Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the ...

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Politico Editor Resigns After Doxing Nazi Leader

The Hill reports: An award-winning Politico national editor resigned Tuesday after publishing two home addresses of an “alt-right” leader. The abrupt departure happened after Politico’s Michael Hirsh published the private addresses of Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, which critics describe as a white nationalist organization. “Stop whining about Richard B. Spencer, Nazi, and exercise your rights as ...

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Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies Of Cancer At Age 61

NPR reports: Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent African-American journalists in the country, has died, multiple sources tell NPR. She was 61. Ifill, the host of PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, was a veteran Washington journalist who covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. Ifill was also the best-selling author of The ...

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Trump Rally Shirt Calls For Lynching Journalists

The Hill reports: A Donald Trump supporter’s T-shirt calling for the lynching of journalists went viral Sunday, after it was spotted at the GOP nominee’s rally in Minnesota. “Rope. Tree. Journalist,” the shirt read. “Some assembly required.” The man wearing the shirt was photographed at a Trump rally in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday. Trump has frequently slammed the media, calling ...

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Fox News Anchor Bret Baier: My Story About Indicting Hillary Wasn’t Just “Inartful” It Was A Mistake [VIDEO]

Yesterday’s apology was widely criticized as self-serving so he tried again today. Via Mediaite: Fox’s Bret Baier apologized Friday for his damning reports about the FBI’s investigations into Hillary Clinton, namely his reporting that an indictment in the Clinton Foundation probe was in the works and that her server had been breached by foreign intelligence multiple times. “Barring some obstruction ...

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Todd Starnes To Media: Stop Whining About Trump’s Threatening Fans And Put On Your Big Boy Pants

From Fox News commentator Todd Starnes: The Mainstream Media says Donald Trump and his supporters have hurt their feelings. CNN’s Wolf Blizter unloaded on Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager — demanding that they stop heckling journalists. “He shouldn’t be doing that,” Blitzer said on CNN. “I mean, can you talk to him? And say to him, ‘Mr. Trump, we only ...

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NY Times: Trump Threatens Freedom Of The Press

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The Times is, of course, very familiar with threats of litigation by government officials and other public figures who oppose the paper’s reporting on them. It was New York Times v. Sullivan, the unanimous 1964 Supreme Court decision, that set forth the principle that promoting speech of public interest is foundational ...

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Journalists Group Denounces Trump As Threat To Freedom Of The Press As Abuse By His Fans Escalates

From the Committee To Protect Journalism: In an unprecedented step, the Committee to Protect Journalists today released a statement recognizing that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a threat to press freedom. In response to Trump’s threats and vilification of the media during his campaign, the chairman of CPJ’s board, Sandra Mims Rowe, issued the following statement on behalf of ...

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World Net Daily Tweets And Deletes Call For Donald Trump To Imprison His Critics After Being Elected

This afternoon the far-right site World Net Daily posted a tweet calling on Donald Trump to revive the “House of Unamerican Activities” after his election. While they presumably mean the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was abolished 41 years ago, WND’s obvious message is that Trump should attempt to have his media critics imprisoned. After I called out this message ...

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Reporters Destroy Video Of Trump’s Hotel Tour After He Renegs On Promised Post-Birther Press Conference

The Hill reports: The television reporters following Donald Trump on Friday erased video of a hotel tour to protest being denied editorial access to the Republican nominee.  The protest came moments after Trump gave a very short speech announcing that he believes President Obama was born in the U.S., a reversal from years of questioning Obama’s citizenship. After his remarks, ...

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AGAIN: Trump Melts Down Over CNN Reporting

Famously thin-skinned wannabe tyrant Donald Trump this morning had another of his trademark meltdowns about media coverage, this time screaming about the “unwatchable” CNN. You’ll recall that he has vowed to “loosen libel laws” so that he can sue any journalist that doesn’t give him glowing coverage.

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Progressives Slam NBC Host Matt Lauer For Failing To Fact-Check Trump On Claims About Iraq War [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Democrats and Hillary Clinton allies are less than thrilled with Wednesday’s Commander-In-Chief Forum, hosted by Matt Lauer on NBC. At an event that saw both Clinton and conservative challenger Donald Trump challenged on their stances toward national defense and foreign policy, liberal operatives and Clinton supporters took exception to what they perceived as unbalanced questions, criticizing Lauer for ...

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Trump Campaign To End Media Blacklist

So they say today, at least. CNN reports: Donald Trump is ending a practice most journalists think he never should have started: his “blacklisting” of news outlets. Effective on Thursday, the Trump campaign says it will approve requests for press credentials from The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Politico, and other news organizations that were previously blocked by Trump. A campaign spokeswoman ...

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REPORT: Russian Government Hacks New York Times And Other US News Outlets, FBI Investigating

CNN reports: Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter. The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that ...

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CNN Anchor Breaks Down During Heartbreaking Report On Five Year-Old Syrian Bombing Survivor [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: CNN anchor Kate Bolduan took deep breaths as her voice wavered as she read the recent story about a 5-year-old Syrian boy covered in debris, dirt and blood that went viral Thursday. The boy was in an ambulance after being injured in airstrikes on rebel-held districts in the war-torn country. Bolduan remarked that in many places in ...

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BRAZIL: IOC Condemns “Grindr Olympics” Story, Daily Beast Reporter Nico Hines Reportedly Sent Home

Outsports reports: The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-deleted story on the Daily Beast where a straight reporter posed as gay on Grindr to do a feature on sex at the Olympics. The IOC indicated in an email to Outsports that the writer, Nico Hines, is no longer in Rio. “We understand the organization concerned recalled ...

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Matt Baume On The Olympics Grindr Flap [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Shocking news: gay people are having sex at the Olympics. And now a reporter has outed some of them — with potentially serious consequences, since some may face persecution back home. Is there any chance we can turn this into an opportunity to do some good, by talking about the changes we need to see around the world?

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Widespread Condemnation After The Daily Beast Effectively Outs Gay Olympians With Lurid Grindr Piece

Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate: On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose. The entire piece is an astoundingly creepy exercise in Grindr-baiting, which involves a journalist accessing Grindr in an unlikely setting and … seeing ...

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John Oliver On The Future Of Newspapers [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “The media is a food chain that would fall apart without local newspapers,” Oliver said, noting the pricing structure of online versus print ads and detailing the decline of great papers like The Oregonian, and the increased workload on the remaining reporters. “If journalists are constantly required to write, edit, shoot videos, and tweet, mistakes are going ...

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