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The newspaper columnist who may think her politician husband is an 'idiot'

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Sarah Vine, columnist for The Daily Mail in London, is verging on techno self-immolation. Keep her temporarily away from a keyboard, especially after sending an email meant for her husband to a … Read More
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Is the Carville-Matalin media marriage less notable than we assume?

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Do you figure Romeo was a big-city liberal Democratic Montague and Juliet a suburban conservative Capulet? FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver's sports-politics data crunching combine, teamed with a political data firm, Catalist, to try … Read More
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British press unite over soccer team's dismal performance

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Imagine: Not one but two Brexits in one week! First the European Union and now the European soccer championships. But England must be in mourning and rage after losing to Iceland, 2-1, … Read More
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George Will's defection from the Republican Party is meaningless

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. So George Will is leaving the Republican Party and becoming unaffiliated. He's unhappy with Donald Trump, though if his weekend column supporting Great Britain's decision to leave the European Union had displayed … Read More
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Megyn Kelly trashes CNN hiring of Corey Lewandowski

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. CNN is fortunate that Megyn Kelly isn't its vice president of human resources. She was chagrined last night over its hiring of Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's fired campaign manager, as an analyst. Read More
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How The New York Times fact-checked Trump in real time

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. But will it ultimately matter? The power of a print bastion gone digital was vivid yesterday as The New York Times did a fast, comprehensive job assessing Trump's much-touted Hillary Clinton … Read More
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Here's why Facebook is paying news organizations millions of dollars

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. It wants to be the YouTube of social media Facebook has cut deals with about "140 media companies and celebrities to create videos for its nascent livestreaming service, as the social network … Read More
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Is Clarence Thomas retiring? The media said yes, his wife said no.

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Rumor reporting in overdrive If a tree falls in a forest and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound? If Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas decides to retire, would … Read More
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Here's what Keith Olbermann wants to ask Donald Trump

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Imagine this interview... Journalists Steve Brill, Jonathan Alter and Merrill Brown have chimed in here amid frustration with many of the interrogations of Donald Trump. I've now asked Keith … Read More
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Trump, propaganda and the loss of media authority

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Fact-checkers grow, the media's authority declines Fact-checkers worldwide gathered in Buenos Aires last week for their third annual conclave and guess what was a favorite topic? Yup, Donald Trump. U.S. attendees from … Read More
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Donald Trump banned The Washington Post. Should Seth Meyers ban Trump?

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. He returns fire on Trump press snub So Seth Meyers has "banned" Donald Trump from his show for yanking the credentials of The Washington Post to cover his events. Trump pulled others … Read More
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Anderson Cooper hammers Florida's attorney general on gay rights

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. An on-air shaming Anderson Cooper, celebrity and TV host, can be an acquired taste if you're not big on news anchors who get dry-humped by Madonna on stage at a concert. Read More
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Media targets the rifle used in Orlando shooting

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. And how it's marketed The media may not be known for its hunters and big-game lovers, but journalists are offering a useful firearms primer amid the Orlando mass shooting. It's depressing cultural … Read More
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Wall-to-wall tragedy TV as press covers Orlando

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Good intentions mixed with denture ads "What a story," Megyn Kelly of Fox News intoned last night, with her characteristic knack for theatrical understatement. Over at MSNBC, Brian Williams' new role as … Read More
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Is this the NFL’s version of Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker?

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Could a jury ultimately give ESPN the finger? Medical privacy and the right to publish are clashing as New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sues ESPN and star reporter Adam Schefter … Read More