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George Will Becomes MSNBC Contributor

Politico reports: Washington Post columnist George Will has joined MSNBC as a contributor. Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, was most recently a contributor at Fox News, though he became a free agent in January when Fox declined to renew his contract. Before joining Fox in 2013, he spent three decades as a contributor with ABC. A conservative columnist, Will broke …

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Russian State Outlet Denied Congressional Press Pass

Politico reports: The Congressional Periodical Press Gallery committee has denied Sputnik, a Russian state-owned news website, a permanent congressional press pass. Sputnik has the opportunity to appeal the decision, said Senate Periodical Press Gallery Director Justin Wilson. According to the gallery rules members must not “act as an agent for, or be employed by the Federal, or any State, local …

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe Hosts Get Engaged

People Magazine reports: They’ve only hinted at a romance, but now Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough going public – and planning to tie the knot. The Morning Joe anchors are engaged, an MSNBC spokeswoman confirms to PEOPLE. A source told Page Six that Scarborough proposed during the couple’s vacation to France and Monaco in celebration of Brzezinski’s 50th birthday. “Joe …

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Fired Bill O’Reilly Defends Trump: Only Morons Think Andrew Jackson Wouldn’t Have Stopped The Civil War

The Hill reports: Ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday defended President Trump’s assertion that Andrew Jackson could have averted the Civil War, attacking former CBS News anchor Dan Rather and other Trump critics as “morons.” “You may have seen a bunch of people on cable news, and that’s one of the reasons I don’t really miss it, saying …

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REPORT: Sean Hannity Mulls Fox News Exit

The Daily Beast reports: Sean Hannity is looking to leave Fox News, according to sources, following the resignation of Fox News co-president Bill Shine officially on Monday. Shine was Hannity’s his long-time ally whom he personally recommended the network hire two decades ago to produce Hannity & Colmes. In recent days, Hannity warned it would be the “total end” of …

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Fox News Fires Co-President Bill Shine After Accusations That He Covered Up Incidents Of Sexual Harassment

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at Fox News. The move comes as Shine was due back on Monday after two days out of the office for a pre-planned long weekend. Shine has been accused of covering up incidents of sexual harassment of Roger Ailes, his former boss, who was ousted from the network last …

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Reince Priebus: We’ve Looked At Changing Libel Laws So Trump Can Sue Over News Items He Doesn’t Like

The Guardian reports: A day after Watergate reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward issued a stirring call for the press to hold Donald Trump to account, the president’s chief of staff said the White House is actively considering a change to libel laws affecting news reporting. “I think it’s something that we’ve looked at,” said Reince Priebus, appearing on ABC’s …

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Fox News Host Slams Left For Not Respecting Women, Then Makes Blowjob Joke About Ivanka [VIDEO]

Douchebag Fox News host Jesse Watters last night slammed the left for not showing women respect and then made a blowjob joke about Ivanka Trump. Watters: “Yeah, it’s funny the left says they really respect women and then when they get an opportunity to respect a woman like that, they boo and hiss. So I don’t really get what’s going …

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White House Insiders Admit What The World Already Knows: They All Lie To The Media, It’s A Game To Them

From the coming issue of Politico Magazine: On top of the sloppiness, there is the lying. One veteran White House correspondent said he was warned by a transition official to be wary of good color emanating from the Trump camp on background. “They will screw with you,” the correspondent was told. “They will feed you things that are not true.” …

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Huffington Post Changes Name To HuffPost

Today’s letter from the editor: As we launch a brand-new name and look for HuffPost, I’ve been thinking a lot about these questions. How can we become better listeners? How can we serve you, our audience, better? We’re doubling down on our bold, splashy style, and serving up the news with a sense of humor, outrage and empathy. We’re also …

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Trump Administration Rewards Fawning Fox & Friends Host With Gig As State Department Spokesperson

The Daily Beast reports: Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert was officially announced Monday as the next spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department. Mark Toner, a holdover from the Obama administration, was relieved of his duties. “Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UPI reports: Press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday is scheduled to hold a daily press briefing at the White House. He is set to answer questions from reporters at 1:30 p.m. The briefing comes as President Donald Trump has a full day of meetings with U.S. and world officials. In the morning, Trump was scheduled to speak by phone with …

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New Los Angeles Times Reporting Guidelines Call For Avoiding The Usage Of “Openly Gay” And “Homosexual”

From the Los Angeles Times: The Times has updated its guidelines for covering the LGBTQ community. As our understanding of gender and sexual orientation evolves, so does language. The Times’ goal is to be contemporary, clear and flexible, while maintaining consistency of style. “Queer” previously was considered a term to avoid because of its history as a pejorative. However, “queer” …

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Sean Hannity Vows To Sue Fox News Guest Who Claims He Repeatedly Invited Her Back To His Hotel Room

Law News reports: Just as the fallout surrounding Bill O’Reilly‘s sudden ouster from Fox News began to fade from the media spotlight, another woman is coming forward with new allegations against the network’s next biggest star, Sean Hannity. Hannity was quick to fight back, though, stating that the claims of sexual harassment are “100%” false and pledges that he will …

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Fox News Guest Host Greg Gutfeld Closes Out Final Airing Of Bill O’Reilly’s Show: This Is A Sad Day [VIDEO]

Last night guest host Greg Gutfeld closed out the final airing of Bill O’Reilly’s long-running show, which has topped cable news rating for the last two decades. Here’s his message: “As for those of us who have been part of the Factor team, a personal note. Even as we look forward to the new beginnings, this is a sad day …

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Sarah Palin Won’t Say If She Was Sexually Harassed At Fox News: You Can Ask Them Why I Left [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Sarah Palin used to work at Fox News, and when CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with her this afternoon, he naturally brought up the big news about Fox and Bill O’Reilly‘s ousting this week. Palin said that the corporate culture at Fox “obviously has to change” because women shouldn’t have to put up with an “intimidating workspace.” Tapper asked …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Parachute: “Tens Of Millions Of Dollars”

CNN reports: Bill O’Reilly will be paid tens of millions of dollars on his way out of Fox News. “It is a staggering amount,” said a source personally involved in the exit maneuverings. 21st Century Fox and O’Reilly’s representatives will not acknowledge the existence of a payout. A confidentiality agreement limits what the two sides can say. But two well-placed …

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Stephen Colbert Tees Off On Bill O’Reilly [VIDEO]

Via Yahoo TV: In the wake of Fox News cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly after multiple sexual harassment allegations, Stephen Colbert shared a statement from Fox on The Late Show regarding the former leader in cable news. The statement read, “By ratings standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.” To …

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Fox News Confirms: We Just Fired Bill O’Reilly

The New York Times reports: Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His abrupt and embarrassing ouster ends his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television. “After a thorough …

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SERIOUSLY: Serial Sexual Harasser Bill O’Reilly Shakes Hands With Pope Francis In Vatican VIP Section

The New York Times reports: Bill O’Reilly, the embattled Fox News host facing a barrage of sexual harassment accusations, briefly met Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday morning during the pontiff’s weekly general audience, shaking hands with a religious leader he once lectured over immigration. Mr. O’Reilly, on vacation in Italy for the past week, sat in a …

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