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Nate Silver's sober, data-driven guide to March Madness

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. Nate Silver's "March Madness" analysis is out and, knock on hardwood, he's not picking Hillary Clinton. I know, I know. Cheap (jump) shot. It's that time of year when FiveThirtyEight, the ESPN-owned … Read More
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The civil war inside the White House press room

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. Floaters are shadows cast on your retina — unless you're a White House correspondent. In that case, "floaters" are a discomforting sign of Trump-era media changes right in the James S. Brady … Read More
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Brian Stelter calls out Sean Hannity for ignoring blatant plagiarism

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. John McLaughlin, the late syndicated gabfest pioneer of a sort, used to ask guests like myself and Monica Crowley about whether we could make some declaration with "metaphysical certitude." Little did we … Read More
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The Intercept exposes Trump's tall tale on the botched Yemen raid

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. British reporter Iona Craig went to the al Ghayil, the Yemeni town stormed by Navy SEALs in the raid that President Trump says was a great success even as it claimed the … Read More
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Is it time to hook Sean Spicer to a polygraph machine?

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 polygraphs at the daily White House briefing or just outside the Oval Office. It's gotten to the point where even Sean Spicer's Wednesday announcement that Donald Trump would not scrap the … Read More
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What would happen if Obama sued Trump for libel?

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. A year ago, a Republican candidate for president declared, “One of the things I’m going to do if I win is to open up our libel laws,” so that he could sue … Read More
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Bloomberg nails scoop on cyber blackmail

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. When it comes to Russian hacking and other subterfuge, the obvious and unavoidable media and political talk involves either the Clinton presidential campaign or the Trump White House. As Bloomberg's Michael Riley … Read More
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Presidential? Trump's new conspiracy theory belies fawning punditry

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. President Trump's speech to Congress prompted the press to act like a parent rewarding a toddler for not throwing up at the dinner table. It set the bar rather low, as he … Read More
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The New Yorker's 'huge antic talent' passes the cartooning baton

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 what have you heard more often: "Fox & Friends" shilling for President Trump or sophisticated people confiding their real reason for reading The New Yorker is the cartoons? Ah, if only … Read More
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Bloomberg's new Billionaires Index has a $47 billion hole

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. Bloomberg has made room for Sulaiman Al Rajhi but, alas, still not Michael Bloomberg. The financial news goliath is expanding its Bloomberg Billionaires Index — consider it inescapably engrossing and detailed … Read More
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Trump's big speech spawns marathon of media fawning

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 you were out last night, leading a normal life, here's your CliffsNotes on the media consensus for President Trump big address to Congress: "Good and polished speech..." "Trump's best, albeit the … Read More
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U.S. News and World Report unveils state-by-state rankings

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. Rating colleges proved a gold mine for U.S. News & World Report. Tuesday brings the rollout of what might be another: assessing the 50 states. It's why Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and … Read More
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The White House Correspondents' Association should get tougher with 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. It's time for some folks in the White House Correspondents’ Association to grow a spine. Friday came President Trump's latest assault on the media, followed by Press Secretary Sean Spicer's clearly … Read More
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The truth? The New York Times' Oscars ad falls flat

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. Anti-Trump fervor is especially rampant along the Acela Corridor, and now our most famous paper surfaces with a provocative — if belated — ad campaign at a time of marketing need. On … Read More
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The Washington Post's new motto is branding genius

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. Marty Baron is no Tom Stoppard but, fortunately, they think sort of alike. Go to washingtonpost.com and look under the masthead. "Democracy Dies in Darkness," it says, as of Wednesday. "This … Read More
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