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DOJ To Sue To Stop AT&T / Time Warner Deal

The Associated Press reports: Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit’s official filing. That sets the stage for an epic legal battle with AT&T. The telecom giant’s CEO Randall Stephenson said earlier ...

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CNN.com To Put Up Subscription Paywall In 2018

The Wall Street Journal reports: CNN president Jeff Zucker, a veteran TV executive who once warned that the TV business couldn’t afford to trade “analog dollars for digital pennies,” is now embracing online publishing as central to CNN’s model. After investing in digital verticals focused on business and politics and acquiring an online-video startup, CNN is gearing up for another ...

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Griffin Rips Cooper As “The Spineless Heiress”

In a Daily Beast interview that’s mostly about Kathy Griffin’s very public feud with celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom, we get this tidbit: When Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight asked her whether she had spoken to Anderson Cooper, her longtime friend, co-host, and comic foil on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show, she shook her head, cried, and managed to blurt how ...

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Bill O’Reilly: The Politically-Motivated Revelation Of My $32M Sex Settlement Is A Horror Show For My Family

The Associated Press reports: Bill O’Reilly says he’s being attacked for political purposes and that it’s been a “horror show” for him and his family. The former Fox News Channel host was interviewed by one-time colleague Glenn Beck on this weekend’s story in The New York Times that Fox paid a $32 million settlement to a former legal analyst who ...

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TMZ: Eric Bolling’s Son Has Committed Suicide

TMZ reports: The son of Fox News Channel anchor Eric Bolling committed suicide, TMZ has learned, hours after his father was forced out of the network. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. took his life Friday night. His dad and FNC parted company after the co-host of “The Five” allegedly sent lewd text messages ...

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Rachel Maddow Tops Ratings For Second Month

Forbes reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had the most-watched show in cable news in August, ending the month with 2.783 million total viewers, according to data released by Nielsen Media Research. It was Maddow’s second month in a row as No. 1.  Maddow narrowly beat Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, who had 2.679 million total viewers. The remaining shows in ...

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Fox News Will No Longer Air In Britain

CNN reports: Rupert Murdoch and his sons are pulling Fox News off the air in Britain. The network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, has announced that the controversial news channel will no longer be broadcast in the U.K. after failing to attract an audience. The network has also become a lightning rod for critics seeking to spoil the Murdochs’ planned ...

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Man Crashes Fox News Bit With “Fox Lies” Sign [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: In the final moments of Wednesday’s Fox & Friend program, the morning crew tossed to reporter Todd Piro, who was speaking to patrons at a diner in Louisville, Kentucky. “Let’s get right to the debate,” Piro said. “Jefferson County, where we are, highly Democrat. Bullitt County, right across the way here, heavy Republican.” Turning to a man ...

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The Village Voice Ends Its Print Edition After 62 Years

The New York Daily News reports: The venerable Village Voice, a New York newsstand staple since its 1955 inception, bid farewell Tuesday to its print edition. The left-leaning weekly, co-founded by the late Norman Mailer and once home to legendary bylines like Wayne Barrett, Nat Hentoff and Robert Christgau, is going digital-only. The Voice intends to “maintain its iconic progressive ...

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VIRGINIA: Newspaper Quotes Trump’s “Fire And Fury” Rant In Headline About White Supremacist Rally

The Hill reports: A daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. used President Trump’s North Korea warning of looming “fire and fury” to headline its coverage of a gathering of far-right protestors on Saturday. The Daily Progress’ front page, emblazoned with the headline “Fire and Fury,” comes after a group of white nationalists, white supremacists and far-right protestors descended on the campus ...

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BREAKING: CNN Shitcans Trump Sycophant Jeffrey Lord For Tweeting “Sieg Heil!” To Media Matters President

FINALLY. CNN reports: CNN severed ties with Jeffrey Lord on Thursday, hours after he ignited controversy by tweeting the words “Sieg Heil!” at a prominent liberal activist. “Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.” Lord, a columnist for The American Spectator, has been harshly critical of the activist ...

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Suspended Fox Host Hires Trump’s Former Law Firm For $50M Defamation Suit Against “Dick Pics” Reporter

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation suit against the Huffington Post reporter who last week cited unnamed sources who told him that Bolling sent them unsolicited dick pics. According to the reporter, Yashar Ali, Bolling’s suit targets him personally and not the Huffington Post. Yesterday afternoon and again just now Bolling tweeted out denials ...

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Colbert Tees Off On Eric Bolling: How Do You Forget Sending Someone Your Bits And Pieces? [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Eric Bolling pretty much begged to get mocked and ridiculed for the recent allegations of sexual harassment made against him, i.e., sending “dick pics” to colleagues at Fox News. The Fox News host, “whose cologne you can smell through the TV,” according to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, has been a blowhard on the right-wing network for years. “Whatever ...

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Bolling Accuser Calls In To Joy Reid’s Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Joy Reid sounded off on the latest vile incident coming from inside the walls at Fox News. The AM Joy host compared Eric Bolling, the conservative anchor at the embattled network, who’s been suspended for allegedly sending unsolicited photos of his genitals to three female colleagues, to an infamous NY politician. “A Fox News host had an ...

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Female Fox Staffers Claim Host Eric Bolling Texted Them Unsolicited “Deeply Offensive” Dick Pics

The HuffPost reports: Eric Bolling, a longtime Fox News host, sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News, a dozen sources told HuffPost. Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current ...

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Newsweek Zings: Trump Is A Lazy Boy

This certainly lit up Twitter last night. Via The Verge: Add Newsweek to the list of publications that no longer care at all if Trump or his ever-changing administration coterie ever give them the time of day again. The weekly has probably pretty much burned every bridge with its latest cover story – or more accurately, its latest brutal cover. ...

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Right Wing Network Fires Corey Lewandowski

The Daily Beast reports: Corey Lewandowski has been fired. Again. Three sources with knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that the former Trump campaign manager and current informal adviser to the president has been let go from One America News Network, a pro-Trump cable channel pitching itself as an aspiring Fox News. Lewandowski angered OANN leadership with his ...

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CNN: We Definitely Won’t Be Hiring The Mooch

The Hill reports: CNN says it won’t try to hire ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, a company spokesman told Buzzfeed on Monday afternoon. Scaramucci has experience in cable news, having hosted “Wall Street Week” on Fox Business and serving as a contributor on Fox News. CNN made a similar declaration when White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned ...

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MSNBC Tops All Cable Networks For First Time

Via press release from MSNBC: For the first time in the network’s 21-year history, MSNBC finished the week as the most-watched cable network during weekday prime (M-F 8-11pm) in total viewers.  According to Nielsen, MSNBC ended the week of July 17-21 as the #1 cable network for all weekday prime, averaging 2.34 million viewers, ahead of FOX News at 2.25 ...

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New York Times Demands Apology From Fox News Over Claim They Helped ISIS Leader Escape Capture

Politico reports: The New York Times on Sunday took the unusual step of requesting an apology from a competitor, asking “Fox & Friends” to retract a report that the Times was to blame for the 2015 escape of an ISIS leader. Fox subsequently updated the story on its website with the NYT letter. “I am writing on behalf of The ...

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