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Univision Will Shut Down Gawker Next Week

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00am 8/19/2016 at 7:00am
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Univision has decided to end production at Gawker after they bought the company for $135 million at an auction. Reporter J.K. Trotter wrote:

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...

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Did the Tea Party become the “Trump Party”?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/17/2016 at 5:30pm
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Every now and then, I like to check on the state of reporting as it relates to the Tea Party…for entertainment purposes. I have decided that if any actual fact is offered in the elite media stories, it is purely coincidental.

Today’s review shows that after over 7 years of independent conservative...

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Newspapers Dropping Paywalls Since Most Don’t Generate Revenue

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/11/2016 at 5:30pm
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Newspapers continue to drop paywalls as more people aren’t willing to pay for a digital subscription, especially since so many others other free content. The AFP reports:

Newspapers in the English-speaking world ended paywalls some 69 times through May 2015, including 41 temporary and 28 permanent drops, according to a study by...

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Faces of Erdogan’s Purge: Journalists Detained in Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:30pm 7/29/2016 at 3:30pm
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Turkish journalist Mahir Zeynalov spent this morning tweeting pictures and bios of some of the journalists detained by the Turkish government.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to think they have connections to Fehtullah Gülen, who he blames for the coup, or at least that is the excuse for the round up.

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Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/6/2016 at 4:30pm
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Former Fox New host Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the company’s chairman and CEO.

She claims he fired her after “she complained about a hostile working environment” and refused to sleep with Ailes.

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Hulk Hogan Verdict Lands Gawker in Bankruptcy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 10, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/10/2016 at 5:30pm
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Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy protection due to the $140 million verdict to Hulk Hogan after they published a video of him having sex with his best friend’s wife.

I saw people celebrating the bankruptcy news, but this action allows Gawker to delay any payment to Hogan. The bankruptcy also allows the company “to...

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Pregnant Savannah Guthrie Skipping Rio Olympics Over Zika

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/7/2016 at 1:30pm
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Today host Savannah Guthrie announced her pregnancy this morning, but also said she won’t travel to Rio due to Zika concerns.

She said:

“I’m not going to be able to go to Rio … The doctors say that we shouldn’t because of the CDC, because of the Zika virus, so I’ll miss it,”...

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Obama Press Advisor Attacks Fox News Over Clarification on Iran Video

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 3, 2016 at 12:00pm 6/3/2016 at 12:00pm
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President Obama press advisor Jen Psaki attacked Fox News after reporter James Rosen asked for clarification over her statement about deleted footage from a 2013 press briefing about secret Iran and U.S. talks.

Rosen asked then-State spokeswoman Psaki about the meeting in 2013, a year after the department denied such talks existed....

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Newspaper Industry Files Federal Suit Against Ad-blocking Industry

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/27/newspapers-escalate-their-fight-against-ad-blockers/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_evening
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3:00pm 5/29/2016 at 3:00pm
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Newspapers face a range of problems from loss of public trust to loss of print readership to bankruptcy...

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CNN and MSNBC Ban Trump Acolyte Roger Stone

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:45pm 4/7/2016 at 5:45pm
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Trump Acolyte Roger Stone was booted off CNN for good after sending a few less than appropriate tweets about network employees in February.

Politico reported:

“He will no longer appear as a guest on CNN,” a spokesperson told POLITICO.

Stone had made disparaging remarks on Twitter about CNN political analyst Ana Navarro that were...

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Neil Cavuto is an amazing man

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/7/2016 at 4:00pm
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The gravely-voiced Fox Business anchor has always been one of my favorites (as far as news anchors go) for one reason — he’s consistently gracious, even-tempered, and fact-oriented, even with the most ridiculous of guests.

Yesterday, Cavuto published on article on LinkedIn, talking about his life with Multiple Sclerosis.

He was...

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Iceland’s Prime Minister Resigns After Panama Papers Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00pm 4/5/2016 at 9:00pm
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The so-called Panama Papers story has been simmering since Sunday. Supposedly a massive document leak, the Panama Papers appear to implicate some of the most powerful people in the world.

300 journalists pored through more than 11 million pages of documents to get to the bottom of the story.

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Al Jazeera America Shutting Down in April

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00am 1/15/2016 at 7:00am
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I’m not sure who thought “al Jazeera America” would be a good idea in the first place, but as many of us predicted, the network which began in 2013 just didn’t catch on.

In a sense it was doomed from the start because it began when its media group—al Jazeera Media Group...

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Is the media using Trump or is Trump using the media?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:30am 12/29/2015 at 8:30am
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So who’s using whom?

Rush Limbaugh says that Trump has the media frustrated and wrapped around his little finger:

…[T]hey can’t take him out. They can’t stop covering him. They can’t humiliate him. They can’t embarrass him. They can’t diminish his support. They’re powerless, and this has them in a panic. The media...

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New York Times Calls for Gun Confiscation on Page One

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:30pm 12/5/2015 at 2:30pm
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In a front page editorial, something that hasn’t been done in 95 years, the New York Times is calling for the confiscation of certain kinds of guns and ammunition.

The piece makes no distinction for the motives behind recent shootings. It also ignores the fact that gun violence is declining.

Many Americans are...

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“Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and crème brûlée…versus WHAT?” BBC Host Goes Off on ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 8:00am 11/22/2015 at 8:00am
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This month’s attacks in Paris, France killed 130 innocent people and left hundreds more battered, bruised, and reawakened to the danger of radical Islamic terrorism in the west. Political leaders and presidential candidates are speaking out, and everyone’s megaphone is pointed straight at Syria and the heart of ISIS.

BBC anchor and...

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Playboy Magazine Eliminates Reason for its Existence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00am 10/14/2015 at 7:00am
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Playboy Magazine has announced a rather drastic change to its business model. Starting next March, the classic pinup mag will no longer feature women in the nude.

Ravi Somaiya reports at the New York Times:

Playboy to Drop Nudity as Internet Fills Demand

Last month, Cory Jones, a top editor at Playboy, went to...

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