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Stung by late-night comedy appearances, Brian Williams offers early-night comedy on MSNBC

washingtonpost.com — At the outset of MSNBC's Indiana primary coverage last night, host Rachel Maddow was explaining to host Brian Williams the outlook for Republican front-runner Donald Trump. If Trump bested Sen. Ted Cruz in the Hoosier State by a "narrow margin, it's a layup," said Maddow.

False equivalence: Chuck Todd says Clinton will follow Trump to ‘low road’

washingtonpost.com — Indiana was an emotional moment for lots of people: For Donald Trump, who became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee; for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who quit the race; for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is seeking to extend his campaign to the very end of the proceedings.

Fox News’s Ed Henry goes off-air following expose by InTouch magazine regarding his private life

washingtonpost.com — The Erik Wemple Blog cares little about how Fox News correspondent Ed Henry spends his time off-air. In Touch magazine does, however: "In a world exclusive, In Touch - on newsstands now - reveals the bombshell news that Fox News Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry, who has been married to NPR's deputy Washington editor Shirley Hung since 2010, had a 10-month affair" with a Las Vegas hostess.

Certified trend story: Cruz is busted again for bogus complaints about cable-news coverage

Certified trend story: Cruz is busted again for bogus complaints about cable-news coverage
washingtonpost.com — On Tuesday morning, a desperate-sounding Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) criticized Donald Trump for his mendacity, his narcissism and his general awfulness. But why stop there? Cruz also said, "There is a broader dynamic at work, which is network executives have made a decision to get behind Donald Trump.

‘Fox & Friends’ gets exclusive: Trump’s hyping of National Enquirer ‘scoop’ on Ted Cruz’s father

‘Fox & Friends’ gets exclusive: Trump’s hyping of National Enquirer ‘scoop’ on Ted Cruz’s father
washingtonpost.com — In an appearance this morning on the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced a lament about media under-coverage of a certain matter. At issue was Rafael Cruz, the father of presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Jesse Watters: Bill O’Reilly’s lamentable cable-news legacy

Jesse Watters: Bill O’Reilly’s lamentable cable-news legacy
washingtonpost.com — When Bill O'Reilly gets caught in a moment of hypocrisy or idiocy, he knows what to do. Blame those loons on the left, that is. This reflex response played itself out last year, after O'Reilly fell prey to charges that he'd inflated or otherwise told falsehoods about his courageous work covering conflicts at home and abroad.

Huffington Post union organizers set to push ‘editorial independence’ proposals

Huffington Post union organizers set to push ‘editorial independence’ proposals
washingtonpost.com — Union organizers at the Huffington Post have asked staffers for examples detailing when their editorial independence has been breached, according to an email circulated at the news site. Such examples could provide fodder for union negotiators at the website, who are in the midst of talks with management over a collective bargaining contract.

How two competing news orgs can claim exclusive, first-ever interviews in White House Situation Room

How two competing news orgs can claim exclusive, first-ever interviews in White House Situation Room
washingtonpost.com — A CNN story on the network's interview with President Obama on the fifth anniversary of the Osama bin Laden raid contains this boast: "For the first time ever, the President sat down for an interview in the highly secure Situation Room, which is called the John F.

CNN craves Fox News’s conservative viewers

CNN craves Fox News’s conservative viewers
washingtonpost.com — Dumping on the decisions of your predecessors isn't classic CEO-ish behavior. Yet there was CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, telling the Wall Street Journal, "I think it was a legitimate criticism of CNN that it was a little too liberal. We have added many more middle-of-the-road conservative voices to an already strong stable of liberal voices.

Huffington Post PR shop lashes back at piece about its handling of Uber coverage

Huffington Post PR shop lashes back at piece about its handling of Uber coverage
washingtonpost.com — This blog Thursday published a piece exposing how an editor at the Huffington Post had killed a pitch for an article critical of Uber for some very dubious reasons. On April 6, Sarah Digiulio, a sleep-beat reporter for the news site, asked about a story in the New York Times regarding an Uber driver who was napping while his passenger engaged police in a chase.
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May 04, 2016

In re: Trump Tower broadcast by NBC Nightly News, company source says the program will make the same offer to the Democratic nom.

May 04, 2016

RT @jayrosen_nyu: @awlwritey @ErikWemple When he told Todd to start talking it wasn't comedy. It was ineptitude. So self-involved he cannot manage a question.

May 04, 2016

Stung by his antics on late-night comedy, Brian Williams offers early-night comedy on MSNBC: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

May 04, 2016

Really sweet @Krissah30 interview with Larry Wilmore about WHCD gig. Learned a lot: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

May 04, 2016

@BuzzFeedAndrew @MSNBC It can get a bit absurd, but it surely makes the point that the network is on the trail.

May 04, 2016

As part of its "Place for Politics" campaign, @MSNBC sure likes to do live shots inside vehicles.

May 04, 2016

RT @kytja: Ted Cruz and friends spent $10 per vote in Indiana. Trump won anyway, spending just $1.50 per vote. publicintegrity.org/2016/05/04/196… via@Publici

May 04, 2016

RT @memeorandum: Why So Many Political Journalists Don't Get Politics (Brian Beutler / New Republic) newrepublic.com/article/133233… memeorandum.com/160504/p1#a160…GcmzPK0m

May 04, 2016

RT @dliebelson: Trump could be forced to testify in lawsuit alleging violence by his security guards: huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-t…


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