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Greg Gianforte's 'body slam' echoes past violence against journalists

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. With incessant loose talk about Watergate and cancers on the presidency, we finally have a bona fide Richard Nixon connection: a journalist getting assaulted by a politician. Ben Jacobs, the Guardian U.S. Read More
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The gulf between the press and the TV news most Americans watch

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 watched cable news Thursday morning, you might have simply assumed the Trump presidency is in peril — unless you turned to local news. That's the case for most of America … Read More
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Film critics can't agree: Was Roger Moore the best Bond?

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. You never forget your first time. For me, it was with Sean Connery, the Scottish actor. Yup. He was my first. My first Bond, James Bond, at an Upper East Side Manhattan … Read More
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How the Israeli media covered the Trump circus

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 can now call the Israeli press the enemy, too. Purveyors of fake news. Bad people. Persecuting him. Etc., etc. No surprise, there was blanket coverage in Israel, with the visit … Read More
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President Trump's most trusted media consultant? Melania 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. If being born on third base makes it inevitable that President Trump is removed from certain realities, be apprised that he's trying to keep his finger on the pulse of real America. Read More
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Bloomberg Businessweek gives Trump dismal evaluation as CEO of the U.S.

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 Micklethwait, the editor in chief of Bloomberg, knows full well that the qualities of a great CEO and a great president don't mirror one another. And then there's Donald Trump, whose … Read More
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Keith Olbermann really thinks President Trump has lost it

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. Ann Landers, the late advice columnist legend, used to say that somebody was "several sandwiches short of a picnic." Keith Olbermann is less cryptic when it comes to President Trump. Not long … Read More
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There are some stories you just can't get from your desk

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 few more Americans now know H.R. McMaster, who resembles an aging Mr. Clean with horn-rimmed glasses. But they don't know him nearly as well as Tom Ricks. His journalism experience reveals … Read More
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SNL's Sean Spicer parody has gone from laugh-out-loud funny to roll-your-eyes boring

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. Sean Spicer took a break. Now it would be smart for Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy to do the same. The much-maligned White House press secretary is back after perilous and arduous … Read More
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'Pathetic?' Professional critics respond to President Trump's insult

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 thin skin has evolved into rage about the role of criticism of any sort. Giving what "Fox & Friends" this morning actually called "a great uplifting speech" at Liberty University … Read More
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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 unclear where to start with President Trump's interview with NBC's Lester Holt that left the White House second-string spokesperson on a precipice better associated with the Flying Wallendas. "Trump’s account … Read More
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The media's Comey mania won't stop

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. Washington was convulsed last night by icy nastiness, harsh language and people crying foul. Oh, that was the deciding game in a hockey playoff between the historically hard-luck Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh … Read More
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Comey's firing isn't the second coming of Watergate

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. Sean Hannity, the eight-figure archetype of selective moral outrage, last night charged the press with going "completely insane" over the James Comey firing. Hannity accused it of "selective moral outrage," proving it … Read More
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With a tip and some FOIA requests, the Chronicle of Higher Education broke open a student government scandal

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 next time Chris Matthews and "Hardball" embark on a college campus tour, here's a topic: the sleazy politics of student government campaigns. Yes, be reassured that while parents shell out $60,000 … Read More
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For one day, the world's richest people yield the floor to 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. OMAHA — New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin found himself sorting through printouts of more than 1,000 emails on a floor back home, he said, trying to put them into … Read More
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