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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

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

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

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.

Fox News’s Howard Kurtz tamps down expectations for Megyn Kelly-Donald Trump clash

Fox News’s Howard Kurtz tamps down expectations for Megyn Kelly-Donald Trump clash
washingtonpost.com — For all you cable-news junkies out there, here's a big, big story: Fox News media guy Howard Kurtz yesterday penned this piece pinpointing with great exactitude where expectations should hover for Megyn Kelly's May 17 interview with Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Why we can no longer laugh about the Trumps’ media obsession

Why we can no longer laugh about the Trumps’ media obsession
washingtonpost.com — Here's Julia Ioffe's version of Donald Trump making America great again: After writing a GQ feature profile of Trump's wife, Melania Trump, Ioffe is being threatened. "I get calls about the coffins that I ordered and crime scene cleanups that I put in a request for....I got a few of those at midnight and 1 a.m.

New York Times is hit with discrimination lawsuit

New York Times is hit with discrimination lawsuit
washingtonpost.com — Just weeks ago, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson issued a warning to his charges: Diversity or else! Managers who fall short of the company's expectations on the recruitment and hiring of minorities will be asked to leave or dismissed, as this blog reported. Now he's getting sued for discrimination.

Huffington Post killed story pitch critical of Uber

Huffington Post killed story pitch critical of Uber
washingtonpost.com — Uber yesterday announced that Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington would be joining its board of directors, a move that put the site's reporters in an instant bind.

Arianna Huffington Confirms There’s No Good Reason to Join The Uber Board of Directors

Arianna Huffington Confirms There’s No Good Reason to Join The Uber Board of Directors
editorandpublisher.com — As this blog noted earlier, Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington today saddled her journalists with an entirely unnecessary burden. She joined the board of directors of Uber, a company that her reporters and editors must cover on a day-to-day basis. To handle this ambient conflict, Huffington has vowed to recuse herself from all Uber coverage.
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Cruz says that if Indiana doesn't act, "this country could well plunge into the abyss."

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In press conference, Cruz said he's doing something new -- telling us what he really thinks about Donald Trump.

May 03, 2016

RT @PhilipRucker: Trump stopping for lunch at Shapiro's, an Indy deli. All confidence. Says he'll win tomorrow and Cruz should be finished.

May 03, 2016

HuffPost union organizers preparing to push hard on editorial independence: washingtonpost.com/g00//blogs/eri…


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