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Russia Orders Probe Into US Media In Moscow In Retaliation To Senate Investigation Of Russian Media

USA Today reports: Russia’s parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News. The State Duma, or lower house of parliament, called on its committee on information policy, information technology and communications to conduct an “audit” of …

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Trump Attacks “Bad People” At MSNBC Over “Criminally Offensive” Tax Leak: No Respect For The Law [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: President Donald Trump sounded off on MSNBC, Snoop Dogg, Alec Baldwin and his other public foes in a sit-down with Fox News’ Jesse Watters that aired Saturday. The Watters’ World interview, which took place just before Trump’s Nashville, Tenn., rally, kicked off with Trump voicing his thoughts on MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s decision to reveal two …

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Andrew Sullivan: Liberals Like Rachel Maddow Need To Stop Sounding “So Fucking Condescending” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Bill Maher and guest Andrew Sullivan last night criticized Rachel Maddow for the “big nothing-burger” she unveiled to the public on President Trump‘s 2005 tax returns. Maher reaffirmed that he’s a big fan of Maddow’s, but what she unveiled was something that actually helped Trump. He said, “This is probably the best tax return he’s ever filed, which …

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CNN Anchor Jake Tapper Roasts Trump’s Relentless Lying: I’ve Never Seen This Level Of Falsehood [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: “I’ve never really seen this level of falsehood,” Tapper said on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight. “Just quantitatively. It’s not just ‘If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,’ it’s conspiracy theories based on nothing that have members of his own party distancing themselves from him.” Tapper, who hosts CNN’s The Lead and and …

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DALLAS: FBI Arrests Pro-Trump Twitter Troll Who Deliberately Triggered Reporter’s Epileptic Seizure

The Dallas Morning News reports: The FBI arrested a man accused of sending Dallas reporter Kurt Eichenwald a tweet that triggered an epileptic seizure. The name of the suspect has not yet been released, but FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee confirmed that an arrest in the case was made Friday morning. Eichenwald tweeted that the man who “assaulted” him faces federal …

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REPORT: Trump’s Legal Team Considers Suing MSNBC Over The “Illegal” Publication Of His 2005 Tax Return

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just like the hundreds of others Trump has threatened to sue but never followed through. Fox News reports: Personal attorneys working for President Trump are weighing possible legal action against the cable news network MSNBC and a private journalist for reporting a portion of the president’s 2005 tax returns, a move the Trump legal staff believes could …

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Colbert Skewers Rachel Maddow’s Slow Reveal [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: Stephen Colbert poked fun at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday’s Late Show, following Maddow’s show on Tuesday night when she revealed two of President Donald Trump’s tax forms. “I hold in my hand something very significant,” Colbert said, dressed in Maddow’s signature blazer in front of a graphic that resembled the backdrop used on Maddow’s show. …

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Fox Anchor Shepard Smith: We Don’t Quote Kellyanne Conway Much Anymore Because, Well, History [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Fox News’ Shep Smith actually said the following at the top of his newscast today: …”Kellyanne Conway, whom we really don’t quote much anymore because, well, history…” Yes, Smith actually said that, while expressing bewilderment at her comments about smart microwaves that can be utilized for surveillance purposes. Smith responded to this controversy by saying, “Microwaves do not …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Remember a few months ago when these things were deadly dull? Via CNBC: White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds his daily briefing on Wednesday afternoon. He will likely face more questions about the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and President Donald Trump’s unfounded accusation that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower before the 2016 election.

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Anderson Cooper: I Muted Trump On Twitter [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Anderson Cooper has to distance himself in some way from President Donald Trump on social media. “I just don’t want to have that drama in my life,” he said Monday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The CNN anchor said he was in Arizona over the weekend filming for “60 Minutes” and had his phone turned …

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So Much For CNN Being “Fake News”

As always, the news is only fake when they don’t like it. The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday put aside his problems with CNN to tout the network’s poll on President Trump’s speech to Congress. Spicer tweeted out CNN’s poll showing positive reactions to Trump’s speech the night before, despite the administration’s frequent attacks on …

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Trump To Fawning Fox Hosts: There’s No Method To My Tweeting, I Do It To Go Around The Other Guys [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Monday that there is “no method” to the way in which he uses Twitter, his preferred social media platform with which he often seeks to end-around the media by communicating directly to his millions of followers. “No method, really. It’s just — it’s not venting either,” Trump said when asked about his Twitter habits …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UPI reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is giving his first daily press briefing Monday since a press event last week that some media outlets were barred from attending. Spicer is scheduled to answer questions from reporters at 1:30 p.m. He held an off-camera “gaggle” session with reporters from select news organizations in his West Wing office Friday, prompting …

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Bush Hits Trump On The Media: They’re Not The Enemy, They Are Indispensable To Democracy [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We needed the media to hold people like me to account,” Bush told TODAY in an exclusive interview. “Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.” Bush was asked about the …

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Executive Editor Of “Failing” New York Times: Trump’s Attacks On Us “Wildly Boost Subscriptions” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: With President Donald Trump continuing his attacks on the New York Times this morning by once again labeling the paper as “failing,” NYT executive editor Dean Baquet appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the president’s relationship with his publication, the press in general, and how Trump has actually been a boon for the Gray Lady. After host …

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Trump Chickens Out Of White House Press Dinner

The Liar In Chief this afternoon declared that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Dinner rather than face the humiliation of a half-empty room and withering criticism from the stage. Yesterday Bloomberg announced the cancellation of their popular after-party after Trump told the CPAC audience that he plans to “do something” about the press. The WH Correspondents …

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New York Times To Hit Trump During Oscars [VIDEO]

1.5M views already. CNN reports: The New York Times is running its first television ad in seven years during the Oscars Sunday night. The subject? The truth. The ad begins with voices saying, “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever,” with those words spelled out against a white backdrop. The phrase then changes to “The truth is …

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AP Sues Laura Ingraham’s Site Over Bounced Check

Buzzfeed reports: The Associated Press is suing LifeZette for more than $49,000, claiming that the Laura Ingraham-helmed website failed to pay months of licensing fees. The complaint, filed on Friday in District of Columbia Superior Court, alleges that LifeZette entered into a year-long licensing agreement to use AP content in July 2015, agreeing to pay $4,200 per month. The AP …

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Fox Host Shep Smith Again Trashes Trump’s Attack On Free Press: CNN’s Reporting Is Not Fake News [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended CNN on Friday after the news organization was barred from spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session at the White House. “For the record, ‘fake news’ refers to stories that are created, often by entities pretending to be news organizations, solely to draw clicks and views and are based on nothing of substance,” …

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BREAKING: White House Blocks Multiple Outlets From Spicer Press Gaggle: CNN, NYT, Politico, Buzzfeed

Multiple news outlets are reporting on Twitter that the White House has blocked them from entering today’s press gaggle with Sean Spicer. Among those reportedly locked out are CNN, the New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed, and others. Earlier today Trump doubled down on his attack on the “fake news” media during his CPAC speech, again calling them “the enemy of …

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