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Reporter takes the David Fahrenthold approach to covering ESPN layoffs

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 crowdsourced and premature obituary. Richard Deitsch, a sports media columnist for Sports Illustrated, took to Facebook Tuesday with a declaration and a request for information that underscores troubles in … Read More
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Rupert Murdoch's biggest worry? Money, not politics

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. To understand the ethical and moral morass facing the Murdoch empire, skip Fox News Channel and take a walk to your local supermarket or pharmacy. Be it the produce or dental hygiene … Read More
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What does Bill O'Reilly's fall mean for right-wing media?

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. As the Bill O'Reilly affair underscores, what author Maureen Orth tagged the Celebrity-Industrial Complex includes lots of journalists, including ones on the right. "Roger Ailes is out at Fox News. Bill … Read More
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A onetime rebel, Fox is being cautious after booting Bill O'Reilly

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 swashbuckling Murdochs now look as milquetoast as old media rivals whom they upended and disdain. With the belated firing of Bill O'Reilly, the monarchical lords of 21st Century Fox turned 1990s … Read More
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How Bill O'Reilly and other TV stars got rich as cable boomed

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 Bill O'Reilly's ouster the lead story in this morning’s New York Times, a top broadcasting executive sets aside his usual air of certitude to concede one ambiguity: the ratings impact. Read More
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The press was hoodwinked by the Trump administration's bogus North Korea news

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 was a military move heralded worldwide: The Trump administration was sending the U.S.S. Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to the Sea of Japan as a warning to the nutbag in North Korea. Read More
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By demonizing journalists, Trump has prepared the way for something far darker

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 portrayal of the press as "enemy" is not only a godsend for the circulation and ratings of some media but now for an emerging cottage industry of footnote-laden academic dissections. Read More
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Are the photos of Syria's dead children a form of propaganda?

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. Even as President Trump grapples daily with the truth, it's hard to find fault with this assertion at his press conference with NATO's chief: "And everybody in this room saw it all … Read More
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Could Trump be impeached for bashing 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. It's the essence of responsibly provocative, with an accent on provocative: a Harvard Law School professor making a case for impeachment of Donald Trump based on his badmouthing of the press. Noah … Read More
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Pulitzers show that layoffs haven't sapped the heart of local news

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 Davids topped Goliaths for Pulitzer Prizes Monday and reminded that media consolidation and newsroom layoffs need not necessarily mandate mediocrity. Art Cullen, 60, is the most heartening tale as part … Read More
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The Atlantic's Molly Ball: Democrats are 'screwed'

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 journalists surfaced at a major political science gathering in Chicago, a few things were abundantly clear, including the pointy heads' desire for more media attention and respect. There was, too, the … Read More
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USA Today columnist grills Rory McIlroy on Trump connection

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 "whole world is watching," a Republican congressman kept telling Tucker Carlson last night regarding President Trump and Syria. And that was before the missile strike. Of course, the reality of our … Read More
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President Trump's baffling defense of Bill O'Reilly

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 Bill O'Reilly sexual harassment debacle now calls to mind the history-making declaration from Boston attorney Joseph Welch, who in 1954 asked red-baiting Sen. Joseph McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency … Read More
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Why Bill O'Reilly might survive the growing sexual harassment 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. After a languorous 50 minutes or so, Bill O'Reilly last night teased a grand finale for his show. "Up next: I go on the record about my mistreatment of the women here … Read More
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The cases for canning — or keeping — Bill O'Reilly

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. Vroom, vroom! That's the sound of two big advertisers saying auf wiedersehen and annyeong — namely goodbye — to Bill O'Reilly. Germany's Mercedes-Benz and South Korea's Hyundai are pulling ads amid … Read More
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