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CNN Sues Trump Over Jim Acosta’s WH Credentials

CNN reports: CNN is filing a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House.  The lawsuit is a response to the White House’s suspension of Acosta’s press pass, known as a Secret Service “hard pass,” last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and …

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Man Charged With Death Threats Against Don Lemon, Also Called Maxine Waters, Schumer, Avenatti, Others

USA Today reports: A 39-year-old Arkansas man was arrested on election day after he allegedly made more than 40 calls to CNN headquarters, some of which included death threats against CNN anchor Don Lemon. Benjamin Craig Matthews of Mountain Home faces five felony counts of terroristic threatening, nine misdemeanor counts of harassing communications and four misdemeanor counts of second-degree terroristic …

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Washington Examiner Tweets Trump Is Going To Hell

Newsweek reports: The Washington Examiner, a conservative American political journalism website and weekly magazine, has tweeted out a scathing post on President Donald Trump declaring that the president is “going to hell,” before hitting out at the paper itself for promoting him. “Trump is going to hell,” the tweet, posted on Monday just after 1a.m. ET reads. “Anyone who ever …

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REPORT: Megyn Kelly Out At NBC With $69M Payday

The Daily Mail reports: Multiple sources have confirmed to DailyMail.com that Megyn Kelly is out at NBC. This move comes just 48 hours after the embattled host made remarks in which she defended blackface on Today. Kelly tried to deal with the scandal by delivering a tearful apology on-air and welcoming two black panelists to discuss the fraught and horrifying …

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Talent Agency Drops Megyn Kelly After Blackface Flap

From the Hollywood Reporter: CAA is no longer working with Megyn Kelly, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The move comes a day after the host of Today’s 9 o’clock hour defended blackface during a segment on Halloween costumes, claiming that the practice, which finds its roots in 19th century racist minstrel shows, was acceptable when she was a kid. …

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Time Warner Center Bomb Was Delivered By Courier, Suspicious Package Also Mailed To Rep. Maxine Waters

CNN reports: The package sent to the Time Warner Center was delivered by courier, law enforcement sources tell CNN. It was addressed to John Brennan, the former CIA director, and “Time Warner (CNN).” CNN previously reported that the package addressed to George Soros was put in the mailbox, not mailed, according to a separate law enforcement source. In a mid-day …

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Megyn Kelly Apologizes For Blackface Comments

Newsweek reports: Megyn Kelly’s apology note to NBC News colleagues after her comments about dressing in blackface at Halloween made its way onto social media. In the memo, the Megyn Kelly Today host said she has “never been a ‘PC’ kind of person” but that she understood “we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age.” It …

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New York City’s Legendary Village Voice Shutters

Gothamist reports: Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories. “Today is kind of a sucky day,” Barbey told the staff, according to audio obtained by Gothamist. “Due to, basically, business …

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CNN Suspends Trump Sycophant Commentator Paris Dennard After Report Of Sexual Harassment History

The Washington Post reports: A conservative commentator who was lauded by President Trump this week as “wonderful” and who has argued that past sexual indiscretions should have no bearing on Trump’s presidency was fired from Arizona State University four years ago for making sexually explicit comments and gestures toward women, according to documents and a university official. An internal investigation …

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Trump Rants Against “Opposition Party Fake Media” As Hundreds Of Newspapers Jointly Denounce His Attacks

The Associated Press reports: Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. They did across the …

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The Boston Globe Calls On All Newspapers: Denounce Trump’s “Dirty War” On The Free Press On August 16th

The Associated Press reports: A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on the news media. The Boston Globe has appealed to newspapers across the U.S. to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a “dirty war against the free press.” The Globe says it’s appealing to editorial boards to …

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Tribune Breaks Off $3.9B Sinclair Merger, Sues Sinclair

CBS News reports: Tribune Media is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it’s filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract. Tribune Media would be on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, according to the agreement reached last year. Sinclair Broadcast Group had offered to buy the Chicago company’s 42 TV stations and had …

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Don Lemon Hits Back: Trump Is A Racist Bully [VIDEO]

“Let me not mince words here. This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. President Trump is trying a divide-and-conquer strategy here and here’s how it goes. He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it. Referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of …

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C-SPAN Caller Threatens To Kill CNN’s Don Lemon And Brian Stelter: If I See Them, I’m Going To Shoot Them

The Contemptor reports: At the end of his broadcast Sunday, Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter pointed out that threats against reporters are on the rise before noting that a C-SPAN caller on Friday threatened to shoot him and CNN anchor Don Lemon. Stelter went on to play the clip, which featured a man supporting the president’s criticism of the media …

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Nicole Kidman To Play Former Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson In Movie About Roger Ailes Sex Abuse Scandal

Variety reports: Nicole Kidman is in talks to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and the women who brought him down. Kidman will join Charlize Theron, who will portray former network host Megyn Kelly. Jay Roach is directing, with “The Big Short” scribe Charles Randolph penning the …

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Sean Hannity And Jim Acosta Trade Barbs On Twitter

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ Sean Hannity fired back tonight after CNN’s Jim Acosta called him out on Twitter. Last night and tonight, Hannity criticized CNN’s chief White House correspondent and said he was heckled by Trump rallygoers because he’s part of the “abusively biased” media, adding tonight that he should have been more outraged by harassment of conservatives like Sarah …

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REPORT: Junior’s Mistress Was Pushed Out At Fox News Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Showed Dick Pics

Yashar Ali reports at the Huffington Post: Multiple sources told HuffPost that Guilfoyle’s exit from Fox News, where she had worked since 2006, came after her alleged inappropriate workplace behavior could no longer be tolerated by the network. Vanity Fair, which broke the story about Guilfoyle leaving the network, and The Daily Beast, which reported that Fox News staff allegedly …

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NY Daily News Slashes Half Of Its Newsroom Staff

NBC News reports: The New York Daily News announced on Monday plans to eliminate half of its newsroom as part of a broader effort to refocus the newspaper. Daily News staff was notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company’s human resources department that also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on …

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Fox Host Reads Hate Mail For Dissing Trump [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Devoting nearly ten minutes of his show to hate mail Thursday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto clapped back at his critics, who filled his inbox with personal attacks on everything from his appearance to his health. The messages were sent as Cavuto spent a short time off the air after lashing out at President Donald Trump for his …

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Disney Wins Battle To Acquire 21st Century Fox

Variety reports: Comcast Corp. said it would bow out of its bidding war with Disney to acquire major 21st Century Fox assets, and instead focus on acquiring the European satellite TV provider Sky, likely clearing the way for Disney to take control of the Murdoch family’s Fox assets and intensify a looming battle with Netflix and other video-streamers for media-industry …

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