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NYT Regrets Tom Cotton’s “Send In The Troops” Op-Ed

Axios reports: A New York Times spokesperson said in a statement Thursday that the paper will be changing its editorial board processes after a Wednesday op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for President Trump to “send in the troops” in order to quell violent protests, failed to meet its standards. The shift comes after Times employees began a …

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: The President Is “Debasing His Office” With Scarborough Murder Smear

Business Insider reports: The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board publicly condemned Trump for pushing the conspiracy theory in a column on Tuesday, saying his comments about Scarborough are “nasty stuff” and “ugly even for him.” “Mr. Trump always hits back at critics, and Mr. Scarborough has called the President mentally ill, among other things. But suggesting that the talk-show host …

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NYT Fills Front Page With 1000 COVID Obituaries

The New York Times reports: Instead of the articles, photographs or graphics that normally appear on the front page of The New York Times, on Sunday, there is just a list: a long, solemn list of people whose lives were lost to the coronavirus pandemic. As the death toll from Covid-19 in the United States approaches 100,000, a number expected …

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Court Boots Cultist Network’s Defamation Suit Against Maddow Because She Called Them Russian Propaganda

Deadline Hollywood reports: A federal judge in San Diego dismissed One America News Network’s defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow, MSNBC and Comcast, concluding that Maddow was stating her opinion when she said that the right-leaning channel “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.” “Considering the totality of the circumstances—including the general context of the statements, the specific context of the statements, …

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Trump Cultists Hurl Abuse At Local Reporter [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: A local news correspondent was subjected to verbal abuse, threats, and was even stalked while trying to report from a demonstration protesting the lockdown in New York State Thursday. Kevin Vesey, a reporter for News 12 Long Island, posted the footage to his Twitter feed Thursday evening. It depicted an unruly group of protesters, in the Commack section …

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Pro-Trump Sinclair Group Hit With Record $48M Fine

Deadline reports: Sinclair Broadcast Group will pay $48 million in a civil penalty — the largest in the FCC’s history — to close three open government investigations, including of its conduct as it sought to acquire Tribune Media in 2018. The fines, however, do not revoke FCC licenses, a sanction that some critics of the broadcaster should be imposed given …

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Don Lemon Asks Trump Why He’s So Obsessed With Obama: Is It Because He’s Smarter And Better Looking?

“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better-educated? Made it on his own, didn’t need daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don’t know, what is it, what is it about him? That he’s a Black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on …

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Anderson Cooper Announces Birth Of Son [VIDEO]

From Anderson Cooper’s Instagram account: I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s …

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US Ranks 45th In Press Freedom Amid Pandemic

ABC News reports: Reporters Without Borders released its annual ranking of countries based on the strength of their press freedoms last week, highlighting several countries – including Iran (ranked 173rd) and China (ranked 177th) – whose poor rankings reflect the way those governments “censored their major coronavirus outbreaks extensively.” In Hungary (ranked 89th), for example, parliament passed a “coronavirus” law …

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ABC Anchor George Stephanopoulos Tests Positive

The New York Post reports: George Stephanopoulos tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend, nearly two weeks after his wife, Ali Wentworth, confirmed her diagnosis. Stephanopoulos, who has been broadcasting “Good Morning America” from home, told his co-hosts Monday morning that his diagnosis is “really no surprise,” but that he has been “basically asymptomatic” — unlike Wentworth, who previously described …

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CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin Sick With Coronavirus

CNN reports: CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced on Friday that she tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing symptoms a day earlier. “I am OKAY,” Baldwin said in an Instagram post announcing her diagnosis. “It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever.” Baldwin became the second CNN anchor to test positive for the virus. Chris Cuomo tested positive earlier in …

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Judge Okays Lawsuit Over Trump’s Threats To Press

The Hill reports: A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that some of the claims in a literary advocacy group’s lawsuit against President Trump over his threats to retaliate against critical media coverage can proceed. U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield wrote in a 24-page opinion that PEN America had a “constitutional standing” to pursue claims for declaratory relief against Trump’s practice …

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Bravo Host Andy Cohen Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Out Magazine reports: Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and executive producer behind many popular Bravo shows including the Real Housewives franchise, has announced that he is the latest celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavius. In a short post, the host suggests that production for WWHL will be paused …

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Doctor Quoted In The National Enquirer’s “Coronavirus Cures” Issue Wants Retraction, Never Spoke To Them

Media Matters reports: The National Enquirer released a reprehensible edition claiming that “top doctors have told The National ENQUIRER” that the coronavirus “can be stopped in its tracks with natural cures found right in your kitchen or at your local pharmacy!” But one of the doctors the tabloid referenced told Media Matters that the Enquirer never actually talked to him …

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Fox Switches To Free Streaming, Returns To Twitter

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Amid cord-cutting as well as a coronavirus pandemic that is changing viewer consumption, Fox Corp. is taking a temporary step away from the cable bundle and making its television properties freely available to stream. Fox News will now become available to stream without paying for cable, the company said Wednesday. The move was described as a …

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GLAAD Media Awards In New York City Canceled

Just in via press release: Given GLAAD’s long-standing commitment to the safety of our members, sponsors, and guests, the GLAAD Media Awards will no longer take place on March 19th in New York City. The team at GLAAD has been in communication with the City of New York and is following the latest recommendations from Governor Cuomo. We were planning …

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Conservative Paper To Writers: Don’t Criticize Fox News

CNN reports: The top editor at the Washington Examiner, a leading conservative news organization, instructed staff in recent months to refrain from writing negative stories about Fox News, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people who spoke to CNN Business said that they believed the Examiner’s editor in chief, Hugo Gurdon, handed down the order because he …

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Original CNN Anchor Bobbie Battista Dies At Age 67

CNN reports: Former CNN anchor Bobbie Battista has passed away at the age of 67, according to a family spokeswoman. Battista passed away on Tuesday morning after a four year battle with cervical cancer, according to Wendy Guarisco, family spokeswoman. “Bobbie was the consummate trooper in her struggle with cancer, she was courageous and fearless in her battle and thoughtful …

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Beleaguered MSNBC Anchor Chris Matthews Resigns

Mediaite reports: Chris Matthews announced his resignation from MSNBC Monday night after more than two decades at the network. The MSNBC mainstay made the stunning at the start of Monday’s night edition of Hardball, a show that has for years been a staple of the network’s politics programming. It also became a headache for MSNBC brass in recent weeks as …

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ABC Suspends Reporter After “Sting” By Right Winger

The Washington Post reports: ABC News suspended one of its veteran correspondents late Tuesday for unguarded remarks he made in a video by operatives of Project Veritas, the conservative group that records “undercover” footage of mainstream journalists to bolster its accusations of media bias. The network disciplined David Wright, who reports for ABC’s signature news programs, including “World News Tonight,” …

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