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  1. the media
    James Murdoch Quits News Corp Board, Citing Editorial RiftRupert Murdoch’s youngest son is publicly done with his family’s controversial media empire — but he still stands to profit from it.
  2. the media
    Sinclair Pulls Segment Sharing Anti-Fauci COVID-19 Conspiracy TheoryThe company defended its right to share the baseless conspiracy theory on dozens of local TV stations, but eventually caved amid the blowback.
  3. the media
    Why Did the Washington Post Get This Woman Fired?The respected newspaper outed and shamed a private citizen for past offensive behavior. But did anyone even want this?
  4. the media
    Watch: Testy CNBC Anchors Clash Over Coronavirus Death Toll“100,000 people died, Joe, and all you did was try to help your friend, the president.”
  5. the media
    Hearst Loses Big at the National Labor Relations BoardThe media giant waged a hostile anti-union campaign last year.
  6. the media
    TV Anchors’ Challenges of Broadcasting From Home Keep Piling UpThe latest hurdle — how to stay focused when your dog shuts off the weather forecast.
  7. the media
    NYT’s Response to Hannity’s Demand for Apology: ‘No’The Fox News host has threatened to sue the Times over several columns about his comments on the coronavirus.
  8. the media
    The New York Times’ Deficit Coverage Is Fake NewsWhy is the paper of record still presenting deficit-hawk propaganda as objective fact?
  9. coronavirus
    Chris Cuomo Airs Dramatic Basement Emergence a Week After Leaving BasementCuomo showed his “official reentry from the basement” on his CNN show Monday. He admitted to being outside a week ago.
  10. bailouts
    The Postal Service Deserves a Permanent BailoutAmerica can afford to cover the losses of an overwhelmingly popular agency that provides a valuable service and good middle-class jobs.
  11. the media
    Chris Cuomo: I Don’t Like Being on CNN, Want to Fight CriticsA bout with coronavirus has brought on an existential crisis for the CNN host and younger brother of New York’s governor.
  12. the media
    Where the Risk of Coronavirus Comes With Unparalleled AccessThese days, the White House is almost certainly the weirdest beat in American journalism.
  13. the media
    ABC News Journalist Suspended for Comments Secretly Recorded by Project VeritasDavid Wright admitted to being a “socialist” and criticized both his own network and President Trump.
  14. election reform
    Sometimes Slow Election Results Are Good for DemocracyWe have no birthright to instant election results, particularly when a slow count reflects greater access to the ballot.
  15. state of the union
    Trump Awards Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh at State of the UnionThe day after the right-wing radio host announced he had stage-four lung cancer, Trump bestowed Limbaugh with the highest possible civilian honor.
  16. iowa caucuses
    CNN’s Attempt to Listen in on Caucus Results Backfires SpectacularlyThe Iowa Democratic Party hung up on a caucus secretary’s shared call with Wolf Blitzer.
  17. the media
    BuzzFeed News Editor Ben Smith to Join New York TimesSmith, a pioneer in digital media, is taking over the “Media Equation” column once helmed by the late David Carr.
  18. the media
    Sinclair, Conservative Local TV Giant, Cuts Pro-Trump PropagandistThe company is dropping right-wing opinion segments from former Trump staffer Boris Epshteyn.
  19. norms
    Chanting ‘Lock Him Up’ at a Lawless President Is Good for DemocracyA crowd of ordinary Americans demanding their lawless president face legal sanctions is the opposite of authoritarian.
  20. the media
    White House Cancels Subscriptions to the Times and PostDonald Trump’s pettiness knows no limit.
  21. fox news news
    Trump Fumes at Fox News After Dire Impeachment PollFox News “doesn’t deliver for US anymore,” Trump tweeted, in his latest attack on his favorite network.
  22. the media
    The Biden Campaign Wants Giuliani Off the AirThough Giuliani doesn’t have to worry: The networks will probably keep having him on, especially now that impeachment is finally happening.
  23. david brooks
    David Brooks: Politics Is Too Uncivil — and Anyone to My Left Is Un-AmericanThe reasonable conservative explains that Liz Warren is an anti-American radical because she wants to tax wealth and elect presidents democratically.
  24. the media
    Free-Speech Defender Bret Stephens Reports ‘Bedbug’ Joke to Critic’s BossWhen progressives tried to get Tucker Carlson fired for calling Iraqis “primitive monkeys,” the Times columnist frowned upon their illiberalism.
  25. vision 2020
    Don Jr. Warns That Joe Biden Might Use the Presidency to Enrich His FamilyBiden’s brother allegedly told business partners they would profit off a Biden presidency. Trump has explicitly promised to profit off his own.
  26. the media
    In War on the Press, Trump Allies Weaponize Bad PostsArthur Schwartz, an informal advisor to Trump Jr., intends to discredit reporting on the president by publishing old, bigoted posts by reporters.
  27. fox news news
    Sarah Sanders Passes Through the Fox News–White House Revolving DoorThe former White House press secretary will feel very at home at Fox News.
  28. the media
    Chris Cuomo Rages at ‘F*cking Punk’ Who Called Him ‘Fredo’Video shows the CNN anchor threatening to throw a man down a set of stairs for the unkind comparison to the idiot brother from The Godfather.
  29. politics
    First Look Media Is Pivoting. But to What?The company recently shuttered two prestigious sites. Employees are worried about what comes next.
  30. fox news news
    Trump Again Lashes Out at Fox News for Not Sufficiently Adoring HimHis relationship with his favorite news network is growing fraught.
  31. fox news news
    Fox Hosts: Of Course We’d Attack Obama and Praise Trump for Doing the Same ThingAfter lauding Trump’s trip to the DMZ to meet Kim Jong-un, hosts on The Five admitted they’d rip Obama if he’d done the same thing.
  32. the media
    Robert Mueller’s Statement Was a Game-Changer (Because the Media Hates Reading)Mueller said nothing new. But his remarks changed the politics of impeachment, anyway — because virtually no one read his 400-page report.
  33. fox news news
    Miffed at Fox News, Trump Flirts With an Even More Fawning News NetworkTrump is reportedly using One America News Network to make Fox News jealous.
  34. mass shootings
    The Push to Not Name Mass Shooters Is Catching OnAfter this week’s shooting in Colorado, Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old who died in an act of heroism, received more coverage than the shooter.
  35. fox news news
    Fox’s Chris Wallace Rips Network’s ‘Opinion People’ for Not Dealing in FactsWallace and Laura Ingraham were sniping back and forth all day.
  36. fox news news
    What Does It Take for Fox News to Rebuke One of Its Hosts?The network condemned Jeanine Pirro this weekend, but not Tucker Carlson.
  37. fox news
    Of Course Democrats Shouldn’t Let Fox News Host a Primary DebateFox News isn’t a news network. It’s a propaganda outfit that abets plutocracy by fomenting racial paranoia. The DNC is right to treat it as such.
  38. fox news news
    8 Must-Read Revelations From The New Yorker’s Exposé on Fox News and TrumpIncluding: Roger Ailes may have fed Trump debate questions prior to a 2015 primary debate.
  39. michael cohen
    Republican to Cohen: If Trump Is Racist, Why Did He Employ This Black Woman?Cohen claimed Trump was a racist. Mark Meadows proved him wrong — by revealing that the president once let a dark-skinned woman work for him.
  40. the media
    Tom Friedman’s Latest Column Proves That Capitalism Was a MistakeIn “Is America Becoming a Four-Party State?” Friedman shows that the free market in hot takes selects for specious arguments and overheated headlines.
  41. politics
    Report: Leak of Bezos Texts by Mistress’s Brother Was Politically MotivatedQuestions remain, but it appears that Michael Sanchez, a Trump supporter who knows Roger Stone, was the National Enquirer’s source.
  42. public opinion
    Voters Aren’t Moving Left on Taxes. Democrats Are Moving Toward Voters.Americans have always been eager to soak the rich. But public opinion doesn’t drive policy change in the U.S. — parties do.
  43. government shutdown
    The ‘Both Sides’ Brigade Is Encouraging Trump to Take More HostagesBlaming both sides for the government shutdown does not make reporters “objective”; it makes them complicit in the president’s misrule.
  44. the media
    Ocasio-Cortez Has Turned Corporate Media Into an Agent of Socialist ChangeThrough the sheer power of her Twitter “dunks,” the congresswoman has forced eyeball-chasing outlets to become soapboxes for socialist ideas.
  45. the media
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Critique of Fact-Checking Is ValidThe congresswoman downplays facts that are inconvenient to her ideology. So do her fact-checkers.
  46. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Top Tax Rate Is a Moderate, Evidence-Based PolicyEconomic research and opinion polling suggest there’s nothing “extreme” about taxing incomes over $10 million at pre-Reagan rates.
  47. the media
    Advertisers Dump Tucker Carlson After He Said Immigrants Make U.S. ‘Dirtier’Among those no longer advertising on his show are NerdWallet and the company that makes BowFlex.
  48. the media
    The GOP Is Making Its Contempt for Democracy Clear. Will the Mainstream Media?Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their anti-democratic worldview. Will the “liberal” media keep disguising it for them?
  49. the top line
    HBO Is Off Dish Network, for Now. Was Trump Right About the AT&T Merger?The Department of Justice argued the deal might hurt consumers. Now HBO is — for the moment anyway — off Dish Network.
  50. the media
    What Jon Stewart Gets Wrong About Trump and the MediaThe relationship between the Fourth Estate and a president who wants truth to have no relevance in our civic life should resemble a “fight.”
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