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Trump, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the media's post-debate group think

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 consensus of elite media opinion is overwhelming. "Donald Trump lost badly," suffered a "beat-down," lost "a battle of preparation versus instincts" and was part of a confrontation in … Read More
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The winner of last night's debate? Lester Holt.

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. Lester Holt of NBC News risked being a controversial star. Instead, he made a benign cameo. The pundit class ruled after last night's debate that Clinton won clearly, even if it remains … Read More
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Lester Holt faces his biggest challenge before 100 million people

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. In 2000, Lester Holt was an ascending anchor-reporter at Chicago's WBBM-TV, the CBS owned-station, when the last-place mess demoted him from the key 10 p.m. anchor perch. Some colleagues from back … Read More
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How the press bashed and coddled Netanyahu at the U.N.

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. Irrelevance takes hold so quickly among the press. Only Fox News went live to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the U.N. Thursday. CNN and MSNBC opted for a North Carolina … Read More
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Is Brian Williams making his comeback?

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. Brian Williams' personal reformation continues, and it's not hard to imagine he might return to higher-profile assignments sometime down the road. He'd returned to action last December after his suspension for dishonest … Read More
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With Brangelina gone, who will rule the tabloids?

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. Publishing a news staff's views on a given topic, such as great holiday gifts or undiscovered cultural gems around town, is a tried-and-true, if cut-rate, gambit by any editor. But it's totally … Read More
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Obama loses battle to keep World War II records secret

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. Edward Snowden can smile briefly: The Obama administration just lost a fight to keep grand jury records sealed in a 1942 national security leaks prosecution. A federal court ruling, written by an … Read More
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After Paterno tribute, columnist divulges he was victim of sexual abuse

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. Penn State University on Saturday paid tribute to Joe Paterno, its late and now-disgraced football coaching legend. As it marked the 50th anniversary of his first win, Mike Wise has decided to … Read More
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Clinton health coverage shows gender bias by the press

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 haven't seen such rampant and hyperbolic live TV coverage of somebody getting on an airplane since Pope Francis' trek to the U.S. Yes, Hillary Clinton was climbing the stairs of her … Read More
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The most dangerous beat in journalism

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. You think covering the environment is just rewriting Sierra Club press releases, reporting on contaminated water in Flint or detailing plans to develop landfills on the outskirts of town? Consider: Since 2005, … Read More
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Obama skewers media for aiding Trump but omits his own suspect press record

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. President Obama falls short of Hillary Clinton's visceral disdain for the press, but not by much, as he relishes his role as lame duck Surrogate-in-Chief for the Democratic nominee. As for the … Read More
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Van Susteren's justifiable rage offers a clear lesson in media branding

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. Greta Van Susteren is unemployed but unbowed and taking to Facebook. She's right when it comes to the merits of her argument and notable in choosing her venue. The former longtime Fox … Read More
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Media grapples with Clinton's medical scare

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. Eight years ago, Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who was 71 and had a history of skin cancer, divulged nearly 1,200 pages of his medical records for reporters. That was recalled in … Read More
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Why is Facebook censoring 'Napalm Girl?'

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. It's crazy. "Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, lambasting the company’s decision to censor a historic photograph of the Vietnam war and calling on … Read More
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Media loses big battle in Chris Christie's 'Bridgegate' saga

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 justifiably adored "Bridgegate," the outrageous tale of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chums allegedly getting lanes closed on the George Washington Bridge to punish a local politician for not endorsing … Read More