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    Should the Disney-Fox deal go through?

    Trump's activist antitrust division may well hold things up

    Disney boss Bob Iger was suitably L.A. CEO informal — tie-less with striped shirt and blue blazer ensemble — and very much a hot commodity after buying a giant chunk of 21st Century Fox. He detailed his de facto courtship of Rupert Murdoch — "I didn't see this coming six months ago," he told Bloomberg TV — as well as the consumer benefits and, unavoidably, the regulatory challenges.

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    As Trump, Sanders bash the press, even sporadic contrition is nowhere to be seen

    Will they ever admit mistakes, just like the press they pillory?

    In another Orwellian performance, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fulminates about the press, aping her boss as she claims the media is "purposely putting out information that you know to be false." The president inveighs against CNN, ABC, The Washington Post, etc., amid high-profile slipups.

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    A criminal outrage revealed by Netflix is undone by a federal court

    'Making of a Murderer' inspires a bitterly contested decision

    The media evinces justifiable pride these days over so much great work — on sexual harassment and myriad other topics. For sure, it's mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

    And then there's this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. The limits of journalism are typified by a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

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    The identity of Mosul Eye, the stealth historian of ISIS atrocities, is revealed

    Why he went public

    Omar Mohammed was a stealth historian risking death with virtually every keystroke. His is a tale of the anonymity of heroism — until now.

    Mohammed, 31, revealed to the Associated Press that he indeed "is the man behind the legendary and widely read Mosul Eye, the pseudonym under which he wrote the catalog of horrors that was life under Islamic State fanatics."

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    How women of the alt-right are attacked viciously — by the men of the alt-right

    Some YouTube personalities could use a dose of feminism

    Time's Person of the Year selection of the #MeToo "Silence Breakers" accentuates claims of a watershed or reckoning in American society when it comes to sexual harassment. You can look to your ideological left for ample assurance about a "social movement" afoot, but it's not quite so simple if you look to your right.

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    Times reporters detail the Weinstein 'complicity machine' and their breakthrough stories

    And what will come of landmark reporting?

    New York Times reporter Emily Steel concedes she was petrified before meeting Bill O'Reilly to discuss allegations of sexual harassment, including a $32 million settlement with one woman. When she and colleague Michael Schmidt did meet him in his lawyer's office, he wouldn't make eye contact with her, only Schmidt.

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    Twitter reveals the kings and queens of newsroom tweets

    Sean Hannity is no surprise, but Joe Concha?

    No matter what most any reporter or editor tells you, a coin in their realm is tweets. They can constitute a self-aggrandizing echo chamber, for sure, but one where personal brands are enhanced and bragging rights secured.

    Audiences can be mistaken for esteem but they are an undeniable marker in a metrics-driven media universe. Just ask, well, President Donald Trump, for one. But don't tell him that Barack Obama is more popular than him when it comes to social media.

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    Did sex harassing-reporters cause Clinton to lose the election?

    A provocative thesis targets Rose, Lauer, et al. 

    Economics, voters' anger, likeability and poor tactics are all cited for Hillary Clinton's election loss. Now we're told we should add Charlie Rose opening his bathrobe to a job applicant.

    Journalists Rose, Matt Lauer, Mark Halperin and Glenn Thrush all stand accused of sexual harassment or assaulting female colleagues. But can they also be charged with losing Clinton the presidential election?

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