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There's a lot of non-news coming out of the Democratic National Convention

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. The Democratic National Convention brings us a new media disorder: Bulimia Nervosa Politica. It's a journalistic malady characterized by bingeing on a stunning banquet of offerings from the 15,000 credentialed journalists who … Read More
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The press is lucky to be in Philadelphia, not Istanbul

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. For the 15,000 credentialed media at the Democratic National Convention, the inherent perils are clear: -Indecision over where to mooch free food and booze. -Briefly losing your Wi-Fi. -Getting soaked … Read More
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What should we expect from the Democratic National Convention? Reporters weigh in

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. The media circus has now moved to Philadelphia from Cleveland. It will again exhaust itself at an event unlikely to produce nights as provocative as Melania Trump's plagiarism, Ted Cruz's skunk-at-the-dinner-party oratory … Read More
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Media talk past one another after Trump's grand finale

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Well, the election appears over. At about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Fox pollster Frank Luntz announced to Sean Hannity the findings of his weeklong on-air focus group of supposed independent voters. "The prosecution … Read More
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Is the R.N.C. convention just an exercise in media marketing?

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. CLEVELAND — Richard Gizbert, a Canadian who hosts the most international TV show on media worldwide, walks down "Radio Row" at the Republican National Convention and is struck at first by the clothes. Read More
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Melania Trump's plagiarism draws fleeting outrage

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. CLEVELAND — The media's reaction to the latest bout of political dishonesty is reminiscent of con man Harold Hill in "The Music Man," warning the populace of moral decay as he sings the … Read More
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Inside the R.N.C.’s huge, exhausting echo chamber

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention is American media's version of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a confounding malady whose underlying cause is unclear. It's in evidence once again today, with thousands of journalists exhausted … Read More
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Media's Trump obsession again diverted only by murder

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. CLEVELAND — CNN's Jake Tapper was live from the Quicken Loans Arena, site of the Republican National Convention, with lots of red, white and blue bunting visible behind him Sunday. It was a fitting, … Read More
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Madness of modern media plays out amid tragedy in Nice

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. "We in this country can't think past Saturday night!" Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, vented to Megyn Kelly on Fox last night. He was badmouthing the Obama administration, … Read More
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Bill Simmons offers a 'bonkers Silicon Valley court battle'

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Bill Simmons is proving there's life after an acrimonious exit from ESPN and Grantland, the sports site he created. He's got an HBO show and a new site, The Ringer, whose current … Read More
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The media is obsessed with Pokemon Go

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. So mainstream media, which is terminally anxious about missing trends big or small, or looking un-cool, is overdosing on Pokemon Go. Nintendo doesn't need a marketing department, given all the free advertising. Read More
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Press debates whether Justice Ginsburg's Trump-bashing went too far

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Even amid the tragedies of Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas, it's news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would badmouth Donald Trump. She told The New York Times' Adam Liptak, “I … Read More
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How short will the media's attention span be after the latest atrocities?

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Louisiana, Minnesota, Texas and three new horrors. They brought an avalanche of poignant and pointed coverage. The page 1 Sunday headlines included "After deadly week, unease rises on both sides of … Read More
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Media covers chaos during a long night of protest and police shootings

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. The perils and allure of live television was evident as Fox's Megyn Kelly moderated a discussion last night on the Minnesota and Louisiana police shootings. As they were chatting, live video from … Read More