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Parody Islamic State flag creator: ‘I’m still waiting for an apology’ from CNN

washingtonpost.com — Paul Coombs can totally understand why CNN could have mistaken him for an Islamic State supporter/member as he held aloft a black-and-white flag in last Saturday's London Pride parade.

Pentagon ‘unaware’ of shooter alert referenced by Fox News in Navy Yard confusion

washingtonpost.com — Fox News found itself on a reportorial limb this morning. As law enforcement descended on Washington's Navy Yard, the leading cable news outlet reported that there was a "confirmed" active shooter situation at the scene, while other outlets were far more restrained in their descriptions.

Writer of e-mail that embarrassed Leslie Gelb apologizes to him

washingtonpost.com — Longtime and former New York Times reporter Leslie Gelb yesterday found his journalistic reputation lying at the bottom of an e-mail dump.

Politico union advocate not appeased by snack bar

washingtonpost.com — Politico bosses these days are doing a great deal to rally their staffers. They just completed a move into new offices, which they christened with a champagne toast. There's a snack bar to boot. Chief Executive Jim VandeHei recently sent out a big memo celebrating and reinforcing the company's culture.

Donald Trump: The cable news candidacy

washingtonpost.com — For the past few weeks, Americans have debated whether to take Donald Trump seriously as a presidential candidate. For the past few decades, Americans have debated whether to take cable news seriously as a informational medium.

Navy Yard incident: Fox News reports ‘confirmed’ active shooter, citing alert from Pentagon unit

washingtonpost.com — We now know that calm is returning to the Washington Navy Yard following the events of this morning: #BREAKING: U.S. Capitol Police have given an ALL CLEAR after a massive police response at the Washington Navy Yard.

New York Times food editor: ‘You don’t expect to run into a pea in guacamole’

washingtonpost.com — Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us. http://t.co/7imMY9c2ph pic.twitter.com/oeOMt2qgmh - The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015 The foodies of the New York Times today swallowed the Internet with the tweet above. The reaction included not only the Texas GOP: The @nytimes declared war on Texas when they suggested adding green peas to guacamole.

E-mails show what’s behind CNN political analysis (talking points!)

washingtonpost.com — On April 29, 2009, CNN orchestrated a "report card" special on the performance of various political leaders after the first 100 days of the Obama administration. When the topic swung around to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CNN contributor Paul Begala acknowledged that it was hard to tell who was making the decisions on foreign policy - Clinton or the White House?

Leslie Gelb: Parade story on Hillary Clinton was ‘boring’ tick-tock, not puff piece

washingtonpost.com — Tim Graham of the conservative NewsBusters media-criticism platform wrote a piece today with this headline about the latest media dust-up in Hillary Clinton's world: " E-Mail: Former NYT Reporter Promised Hillary a Puff Piece With Veto Power Over Content " To which that former New York Times reporter says: No puff piece and no veto power.

Univision PR Twitter account ‘applauds’ Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

washingtonpost.com — Ever since the Supreme Court last week issued its ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right, news organizations have been racing to signal their solidarity: .@BuzzFeed, @HuffingtonPost, and @mashable all add rainbows to official @twitter avatars. pic.twitter.com/SrbFjQmkBf - Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) June 26, 2015 Every. Single. State.
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Jul 03, 2015

Paul Coombs, creator of ISIS dildo flag says he is still awaiting apology from CNN. washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Jul 03, 2015

RT @jeffreyanders19: @ErikWemple Oh yeah, well Nationals rolled out Calvin Coolidge as a racing president based on a White House ceremony. So there...

Jul 02, 2015

Pentagon says it's 'unaware' of active shooter alert referenced in Fox News's reports on Navy Yard commotion: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Jul 02, 2015

Writer of e-mail that embarrassed Leslie Gelb apologizes for 'veto power' pledge to Hillary Rodham Clinton: washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @joshgerstein: Data-analysis group defeats Obama Admin effort to boost fees for info in immigration #FOIA fight politi.co/1R7OeRd

Jul 02, 2015

Inbox: Gawker Media Group announcing five straight years of double-digit revenue growth.

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