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Gawker.com To Shut Down Forever Next Week

And homocon Peter Thiel gets his scalp. From Gawker: After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Nick …

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CNN Anchor Breaks Down During Heartbreaking Report On Five Year-Old Syrian Bombing Survivor [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: CNN anchor Kate Bolduan took deep breaths as her voice wavered as she read the recent story about a 5-year-old Syrian boy covered in debris, dirt and blood that went viral Thursday. The boy was in an ambulance after being injured in airstrikes on rebel-held districts in the war-torn country. Bolduan remarked that in many places in …

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Univision Buys Gawker Media For $135M

Recode reports: Univision has won the auction for Gawker Media. The TV network and digital publisher has agreed to pay $135 million for the bankrupt blog network, according to a person familiar with the deal. Univision’s offer will encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including Gawker.com. Ziff Davis and Univision were the only two bidders for Gawker, which filed …

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E! Cancels I Am Cait After Two Seasons

US Weekly reports: It’s time for a new chapter. Caitlyn Jenner’s unscripted E! series has I Am Cait has been canceled after two seasons, with the show’s star announcing the news on Twitter on Tuesday, August 16. An E! spokesperson confirmed the news to Us Weekly, and also praised the show for shedding light on the trans experience. “We are …

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Adbusters Magazine Goes There

Advertising Age reports: The latest issue of Adbusters hits newsstands in the U.S. on Tuesday and its coverboy is a man who needs no introduction. The six-times-a-year title, which is published by the Adbusters Media Foundation, a 27-year-old Vancouver-based nonprofit group that was behind the Occupy Wall Street protests, presents The Orange One in stark black and white and makes …

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BRAZIL: IOC Condemns “Grindr Olympics” Story, Daily Beast Reporter Nico Hines Reportedly Sent Home

Outsports reports: The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-deleted story on the Daily Beast where a straight reporter posed as gay on Grindr to do a feature on sex at the Olympics. The IOC indicated in an email to Outsports that the writer, Nico Hines, is no longer in Rio. “We understand the organization concerned recalled …

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Matt Baume On The Olympics Grindr Flap [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Shocking news: gay people are having sex at the Olympics. And now a reporter has outed some of them — with potentially serious consequences, since some may face persecution back home. Is there any chance we can turn this into an opportunity to do some good, by talking about the changes we need to see around the world?

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Widespread Condemnation After The Daily Beast Effectively Outs Gay Olympians With Lurid Grindr Piece

Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate: On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose. The entire piece is an astoundingly creepy exercise in Grindr-baiting, which involves a journalist accessing Grindr in an unlikely setting and … seeing …

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Dan Rather Rips Trump In Epic Facebook Rant

Rather’s blistering denouncement has been shared over 140,000 times since last night. USA Today reports: Dan Rather, formerly of CBS Evening News, took to Facebook in a scathing rant after Donald Trump implied that people with guns could stop Hillary Clinton as president from appointing anti-gun judges. “When he suggested that ‘The Second Amendment People’ can stop Hillary Clinton he …

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CNN’s Brian Stelter: Roger Ailes Spied On Me By Having A Low-Level Fox News Staffer Date Me [VIDEO]

“About ten years ago I had a crush on a woman at Fox News. She was a low level staffer. I was in college at the time. So I was going out on what I thought were dates. Chris, I thought these were dates. These were not dates. She was actually reporting back to Fox News about me. She was …

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Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros: I Was Yanked Off The Air For Complaining About Sexual Harassment

Via New York Magazine: Fox News’ senior executives have said they were unaware of sexual-harassment allegations against Roger Ailes before former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against him in July. But those claims are now being challenged by Fox host Andrea Tantaros, who says that she complained multiple times to senior Fox executives in 2015 about Ailes’s inappropriate sexual …

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John Oliver On The Future Of Newspapers [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “The media is a food chain that would fall apart without local newspapers,” Oliver said, noting the pricing structure of online versus print ads and detailing the decline of great papers like The Oregonian, and the increased workload on the remaining reporters. “If journalists are constantly required to write, edit, shoot videos, and tweet, mistakes are going …

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REPORT: Roger Ailes Used Millions In Fox News Money To Finance Campaigns Against His Enemies

Whoa. From New York Magazine: As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes’s ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to spend millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment claims without it setting off alarm bells? According to three highly-placed sources, part of the answer is that there were few checks …

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Facebook To Crackdown On Clickbaiting Headlines

CNN Money reports: Facebook is taking another stab at reducing the amount of “clickbait” in your news feed. “These are headlines that intentionally leave out crucial information, forcing people to click to find out the answer,” the company said in an announcement on Thursday. In other words: The headline on this story better be pretty specific. Publishers large and small …

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Glenn Beck Sues His Own Site’s Former CEO For Fraud

Law Newz reports: Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck has filed a lawsuit in Texas against the man who used to run his entertainment and news network, TheBlaze, according to sources close to Mr. Beck. The petition, obtained by LawNewz.com, was filed on behalf of Mercury Radio Arts, which serves as Beck’s production and operating company over TheBlaze‘s outlets. …

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New York Post Again Slut-Shames Melania Trump

For the second day in a row Rupert Murdoch’s right wing New York Post has slut-shamed Melanie Trump with a front page image that’s too racy to post here on JMG. Such a strange turn for the tabloid. From their story: Here’s the nation’s would-be first lady — and right beside her, a second lady. Three years before she met …

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RUMOR: Megyn Kelly Might Jump From Fox To CNN

An interesting piece in light of the demise of Roger Ailes, who reportedly also harassed Megyn Kelly. The Washington Post reports: So what if Fox News’s Megyn Kelly was hanging out with CNN’s Don Lemon at 3 a.m., after Democratic National Convention coverage ended? People at rival networks are allowed to be friends, right? Right. But Kelly’s contract is up …

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DRUDGE SIREN: Roger Ailes Out At Fox News

Matt Drudge’s rarely used and infamous red siren is blaring. Via CNBC: Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of Fox News Channel, the company said on Thursday. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, the company said. Embattled Fox News CEO Roger Ailes stands accused …

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New York Post On Roger Ailes Scandal: What The Fox!

From what I can tell this is their first story about the Ailes scandal. They write: Roger Ailes’ 20-year reign as the boss of cable TV’s No. 1 news outlet could soon be coming to an end as he negotiates his departure from Fox News Channel. Ailes, 76 — who built Fox News into an influential, $3 billion business — is …

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REPORT: Uproar At Fox News As Network Stars Threaten To Walkout Over Ousting Of Roger Ailes

According to an “exclusive” reported tonight by Matt Drudge, top on-air personalities at Fox News are meeting to discuss a joint walkout should chairman Roger Ailes be ousted over sexual harassment claims made by several current and former staffers. Earlier today it was reported that Ailes had left the company with a $40M exit package, but that story was quickly …

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