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The press and Clinton critics talk past each other on new Benghazi report

There are gobs of damning new information in the report of the Republican majority that investigated the 2012 attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, the panel on Fox News' daily "Outnumbered" assured viewers Tuesday morning. Hillary Clinton's actions were "borderline criminal," intoned Fox panelist Pete Snyder. Others seated nearby called the then-Secretary of State's actions "outrageous" and "disturbing," … Read More
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Cable news juggles Brexit drama and Clinton-Warren lovefest

Cable news started its week with an abundance of live riches and a quandary: Cover Britain's exit or Elizabeth Warren's arrival? In the end, CNN, Fox and MSNBC initially offered a bit of a video buffet, at least until their final preference for a Warren-Hillary Clinton coming out in Cincinnati was clear — and leaving C-SPAN2 to satisfy those viewers with … Read More
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How CNNMoney is getting to know its audience

When controversies about Facebook started making the news recently, staffers at CNNMoney knew quickly it was a topic their audience was very interested in. How? A tool they built told them. "We knew that they were hungry for that," said Leezel Tanglao, assistant managing editor of programming, "and we saw it surging." That notice came from the proprietary tool, … Read More
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How to correct a lying politician on air

During an impassioned appeal on "Reliable Sources" today, CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter called on journalists to provide "forceful rebuttals" to conspiracy theories espoused by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The country's top fact-checkers have been doing so for months. Factcheck.org crowned Trump last year 'King of Whoppers,' an uncharacteristically strong choice of words for a … Read More
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Messaging apps, voicemail and other platforms CNN's Masuma Ahuja is exploring next

Two years ago, Masuma Ahuja was teaching journalists how to use Snapchat at the Online News Association's annual conference. Last year, she was putting a Snapchat strategy into place on the campaign trail for The Washington Post and starting to explore messaging apps such as LINE. Now, she's in a new job, in a new city … Read More
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CNN's Christiane Amanpour is 'horrified' by Donald Trump's libel rhetoric

After CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviewed Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Washington, D.C. last week, the untidy realities embodied by the Turkish President and his important nation played out at a capital think tank. There, anti-government protesters and media were jostled and manhandled by Erdoğan security personnel. It was a mess and partly suggested why the Obama administration has kept … Read More
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Popemania in full swing for media at White House stop

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis stand at attention during the playing of the national anthems during a state arrival ceremony for the pope, Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)It was all-pope-all-the-time Wednesday morning as television media ignored virtually any other news to reverently cover Pope Francis' address at the White House. Read More
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Trump tsunami dominates evening newscasts, survey confirms

CNN Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest, Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. Trump said his comments about immigration have become a movement and has pointed to violence perpetrated by immigrants in the U.S. illegally to defend his stance. (AP Photo/John Locher)He's video clickbait. "Since the first Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump has received more … Read More
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Dana Bash named chief political correspondent at CNN

Dana Bash, CNN's chief congressional correspondent, has been promoted to chief political correspondent at the network, filling a void left by Candy Crowley departure late last year. According to a staff memo from CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist and Deputy Bureau Chief Virginia Moseley, Bash will lead the network's coverage of the 2016 GOP race and contribute in CNN's … Read More
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Journalists on the media beat critique Jon Stewart on his last day

No modern media critic has gained the prominence and influence that Jon Stewart enjoys. By dint of his broad distribution, copious resources and acerbic wit, the "Daily Show" host has built his career by flagging missteps from newsmakers and the journalists who report on them. But now it's his turn in the hot seat. As Stewart prepares to host … Read More
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Here are 4 of our favorite Jon Stewart media moments

Perhaps no actual journalist has been accorded the kind of public adulation that has preceded this week's exit of fake newsman Jon Stewart. New Yorker Editor David Remnick weighed in, deploying elevated language to describe Stewart in terms that would probably make the comedian bristle. Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "State of the Union," spent nearly five minutes … Read More
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CNN acknowledges fault in Sanjay Gupta operation story

After being called to task for inaccurate reporting by an international news organization, CNN on Thursday corrected its account of an operation performed in earthquake-ravaged Nepal by its chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta. According to the correction, which was appended Thursday to a tale of the operation written by CNN digital producer Tim Hume, the network misidentified which patient … Read More
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With a new multimedia project, CNN Digital is finding odd, small stories from around the country

CNN Digital launched "Great American Stories" on Wednesday with five stories from around the country. The multimedia, cross-platform project tells the stories of "the unexpected places and unforgettable characters who’ve helped define our nation," according to a press release. Among them, a varsity esports squad, a town that blocks cell phone reception, and a town that … Read More
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ISIS-sex-toy-flag creator slams CNN

The Guardian On Saturday, CNN reported on "an ISIS flag among a sea of rainbow colors," at London's Pride parade. It wasn't an ISIS flag, though, but one made with images of sex toys. Paul Coombs, creator of that flag, wrote a piece Tuesday for The Guardian about why he created it. It has become a … Read More
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No, CNN says, it won’t ‘host’ Clinton event with Jake Tapper

USA Today reported Wednesday that CNN show host Jake Tapper was erroneously listed as a “’speaker” at a Clinton Global Initiative event in Denver next month. On Thursday, CNN further amended its relationship to the gathering. Following the newspaper’s inquiry to CNN, the designation of “speaker” had been removed from the GCI website. However, Tapper remains as a moderator … Read More