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A damning report on Trump and the press

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. Surpassed poor Obama record on transparency "Over the first six months of this young presidency, President Donald J. Trump’s approach to the office has been characterized by self-interest, defiance of basic … Read More
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The Times and Trump: An 'incredible' interview

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. Trump, the news machine The New York Times' President Trump interview – conducted by Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt – was one of those where you could have … Read More
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Why Twitter should boot President 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. Twitter will surely never ban President Trump from tweeting. Should it? Wired magazine makes the case it's totally justified – and falls short. It writes, "The case for banning Trump from … Read More
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Venture capital kingpin tells media content's not king

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's a sobering thesis for elite media: "Content isn't king." That's the argument of Benedict Evans, an influential partner at the hotshot Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, in a … Read More
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For Trump reporter, Good Donald, Bad Donald one and the same

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. Sucking up to the press, bashing the press, all at the same time President Trump so very much craves to have the evil mainstream media love him. If you have any doubt, … Read More
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Ohio editor argues media blowing it on Trump-Russia

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. Coverage of the Trump campaign and Russia dominated the news this morning, even as President Trump celebrated Bastille Day in sunny Paris. Still, Main Street America seems to be saying "nyet" when … Read More
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Journalism 101 prompts whiff by golf's leaders at Trump National

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. USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan threw a softball to the lords of golf assembled at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey for the U.S. Women's Open. “Does the USGA have … Read More
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Why David Brooks 'ruining America' column fell short

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. David Brooks may deserve what we once called a knuckle sandwich. It's one thing to be responsibly provocative, especially as an op-ed columnist. It's another to be sanctimonious, moralizing and off-key, as … Read More
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Newspapers' Hail Mary vs. Facebook, Google

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. Like Donald Trump Jr., the newspaper industry is rather late. Trump belatedly fesses up about that Russian meeting. Meanwhile, the newspapers' trade group, after years of the industry watching Facebook and Google … Read More
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School bulletin: Betsy DeVos speaks (very briefly) to a reporter!

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. The Trump administration's suspicion of the press is typified by ditching some daily White House briefings, barring cameras from others and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson straying from the media as if … Read More
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Maine's governor accused the press of lying. Then, the press found the evidence

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. If President Trump craves both "fake news" to excoriate and long, beautiful weekends away from "the swamp" of Washington, he must go immediately to bucolic Maine. Forget steamy Mar-a-Lago and the tacky … Read More
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This century-old law could let President Trump go after reporters

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's as preposterous as the notion of a president calling the press the enemy or tweeting a GIF of himself wrestling the CNN logo: Using the 100-year-old Espionage Act to go after … Read More
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What do Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel have in common? The press ruined their holidays

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. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's the new Webster's definition of "tone-deaf," had a pretty bad holiday weekend at the beach. He can thank the (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger for that, which … Read More
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America is no longer shocked by President Trump's media-bashing

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 one day brings President Trump's nastiness toward cable TV co-hosts. Another day brings even more gratuitous comments about them, then Sunday the suggestion (via a doctored video) that he's justifying … Read More
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Joe and Mika fight back

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. "Vicious," "vindictive," "bullying," "pig" and "disgusting" were among the words used on "Morning Joe" Friday as a show and a co-host that has been the target of the president's ire fought back … Read More
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