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NYT Publisher Blasts Trump’s “Enemy Of The People” Rhetoric As Historically Used By Dictators And Tyrants

From the publisher of the New York Times: In demonizing the free press as the enemy, simply for performing its role of asking difficult questions and bringing uncomfortable information to light, President Trump is retreating from a distinctly American principle. It’s a principle that previous occupants of the Oval Office fiercely defended regardless of their politics, party affiliation, or complaints …

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Bloomberg: AMI Has $1B Debt, Negative Net Worth

Bloomberg reports: The publisher of the National Enquirer, currently under attack by Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, has been facing steep financial losses that have left the once-loyal keeper of Donald Trump’s secrets with more than $1 billion in debt and a negative net worth. The closely held American Media Inc. — led by the president’s longtime friend, David Pecker …

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Actor Terry Crews Joins “AMI Blackmailed Me” Chorus

Mediaite reports: Terry Crews joined Jeff Bezos and others in accusing American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, of extortion by threatening to publish scandalous stories in an attempt to silence. After Bezos accused AMI of blackmail — the Amazon founder published emails showing executives threatened to publish nude photos of him and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez …

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Shares In “Failing” New York Times Hit 13-Year High

Fortune reports: President Donald Trump has repeatedly described the New York Times as “failing,” but its latest results tell a different story. Online subscriptions accelerated for a fourth quarter, prompting New York Times Co. to set an ambitious new goal: hitting 10 million subscriptions by 2025. That helped send the shares to a 13-year high on Wednesday. The company is …

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Trump Cultists Erupt At WaPo’s Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: The Washington Post debuted its Super Bowl commercial, narrated by Tom Hanks, during Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The commercial showed scenes from major news events in history, from World War II through to the present day. According to the Post, Hanks’ narration “described the role of journalists as …

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CNN Hires Former Florida Gov Candidate Andrew Gillum

The Associated Press reports: Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is joining CNN as a political commentator. The cable network announced the move Tuesday. The former Tallahassee mayor ran for governor last year but narrowly lost to former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. Despite his loss in the governor’s race, Gillum is among the young Democratic Party liberals who excited …

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Facebook Deletes Hundreds Of Russia-Linked Fake News Pages That Were Inflaming Anti-NATO Sentiments

Mediaite reports: Facebook announced that it has removed hundreds of pages “for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior” as part of a disinformation campaign being run by employees of Russian news outlet Sputnik. The stunning announcement, made early Thursday, revealed that Facebook has removed 364 pages — boasting 790,000 followers and $135,000 in ad buys between them — that were “part …

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Fox Host Sued For Sexual Harassment Blast Gillette’s “Virtue Signaling” For Taking On Sexual Harassment

“We don’t need Gillette to tell us not to raise our boys to be bullies, not to raise our boys to be misogynists. I don’t think we need them to do that — in fact, essentially what we’re looking at is another form of corporate virtue signalling. Gillette trying to appeal, I guess, to millennial men, but, the fact of …

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Facebook To Invest $300M In Journalism Programs

CNN reports: Facebook says it is making by far its biggest investment yet into struggling sectors of the news industry. On Tuesday the company is announcing a three-year commitment to invest $300 million in “news programs, partnerships and content.” Some of the funds will go directly to nonprofit organizations like the Pulitzer Center and Report for America. The cash infusion …

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CBS News In Talks To Hire Former Sen. Jeff Flake

From the Hollywood Reporter: After retiring from the U.S. Senate last week, Jeff Flake is still looking for his “next thing.” It might just be at CBS News, which has engaged in talks with the Arizona Republican about a role at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Flake, who emerged as one of President Trump’s biggest critics and might …

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Networks To Air Dem Response To Trump’s Speech

Variety reports: NBC, Fox, ABC and CBS confirmed that they will air a Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s primetime address on border security on Tuesday evening, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer requested the time. Other broadcasters, like Telemundo and PBS, also will carry Trump’s speech and the response, as will cable news networks, …

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Networks Cave On Carrying Trump’s Shutdown Speech

Variety reports: Major broadcast and cable networks will carry President Donald Trump’s prime time speech on border security, as the White House tries to use the power of the bully pulpit to break an impasse with Democrats that has led to the partial government shutdown. The White House requested primetime at 9 p.m. ET for the speech, but the broadcast …

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Networks Balk At Trump’s Demand For Prime Time

The New York Times reports: President Trump announced on Monday that he would address the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday evening to discuss what he called the crisis at the southern border, and the White House said that later in the week he would travel to the border as part of his effort to persuade Americans of the …

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CNN’s Don Lemon Delivers Heartfelt Plea To Kevin Hart

Deadline Hollywood reports: Don Lemon had an issue with comments Kevin Hart made during his interview on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, and he addressed them in an emotional segment on CNN Tonight Friday. Lemon, who spoke on behalf of both the African-American and gay communities, noted that, while Hart has addressed his homophobic jokes in the past, there is no …

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Journalists Selected To Drop Times Square NYE Ball

Time Magazine reports: Leading journalists will ring in the New Year Monday in New York City’s Times Square as the annual ball drop, watched globally by billions, recognizes journalism and free speech. The group of reporters and editors will appear on stage just before midnight to push the button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the lowering of the …

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Cyberattack By “Foreign Entity” Cripples Newspapers

The Associated Press reports: A computer virus hit newspaper printing plants in Los Angeles and at Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country. Tribune Publishing said a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Tribune Publishing also reported the attack to the FBI on Friday, the Chicago Tribune said. The virus that …

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Fox Host Bret Baier Performs Rapper’s Delight [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: It was truly a rapper’s delight at Bret Baier‘s Special Report Christmas party on Thursday night in Washington, D.C. Hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang was on hand at The Dubliner to help the Fox News anchor celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, along with his 10-year anniversary as anchor of Special Report. Baier, 48, even …

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Verizon Takes $4.6B Write-Down On Tumblr Division

Billboard Magazine reports: Verizon Communications has recorded a steep goodwill impairment charge on its Oath media division. The telecom giant said on Tuesday that the creation of Oath after it acquired Yahoo for $4.5 billion and merged it with AOL has led to a charge of around $4.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2018. “The goodwill balance of the …

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CNN Building Evacuated After Late Night Bomb Threat

USA Today reports: Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Police said the building was evacuated and building security did a preliminary search. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad …

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WH Backs Down, Restores Jim Acosta’s Press Pass

CNN reports: The White House on Monday said that CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass has been “restored,” bowing to days of pressure and a federal lawsuit against the administration. CNN signaled that it would drop the ongoing litigation over Acosta’s access to the White House. “Today the White House fully restored Jim Acosta’s press pass. As a result, our …

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