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The top quotes on marriage and parenting from Bill O’Reilly’s books

washingtonpost.com — There's a conflict emerging between Bill O'Reilly's core beliefs about responsible parenthood and the picture that emerged from a Gawker report about a battle with his ex-wife over custody of his two children.

Bill O’Reilly’s denial problem

New Hampshire paper blasts Hillary Clinton campaign for lame conference call

washingtonpost.com — The "background call" is a staple of contemporary American politics. A message-shaping tool, it involves spinmeisters telling a group of reporters about their strategies on the condition that their names not be used. It's the launching pad of those quotes you see in the media citing a "senior campaign official" or a "White House official" and so on.

ABC News’s George Stephanopoulous: ‘I sometimes chafe at some of the restrictions’ for journalists

washingtonpost.com — Among the more telling angles in the George Stephanopoulos-Clinton Foundation story is this: Not only did ABC News's chief anchor not tell his viewers that he'd donated $75,000 to the foundation, but he also didn't alert his own employer to the contributions.

CNN’s Brian Stelter commemorates David Carr at Webby Awards

washingtonpost.com — A surge of tributes hit the Internet in the days after the February death of David Carr, the New York Times columnist who wrote memorably about media and entertainment (and was a close friend of the Erik Wemple Blog).

In U-Va. address, actor Ed Helms blasts Rolling Stone, CNN’s Erin Burnett

washingtonpost.com — Actor Ed Helms used his history as a fake newsman on the "Daily Show" to drop some crowd-pleasing humor into his commencement address last week at the University of Virginia. One of his messages to graduates was this: Define yourselves; don't allow others to do that for you.

Did the Washington Free Beacon have history with ABC News PR?

washingtonpost.com — Third in a series on allegations that ABC News's PR shop shafted the Washington Free Beacon last week by "running" to Politico after the conservative news site sought comment about ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos's contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

Waco police spox calls out CNN

washingtonpost.com — Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton, the department's public affairs officer, just finished a briefing that brushed back a certain news organization. "If you don't know that it's a fact, please come to me and I will give that information if I can," said Swanton, in what he called the "brutally honest" phase of his briefing about Sunday's biker-gang violence at the Texas city's Twin Peaks restaurant.

‘Fox & Friends’ hosts scoff at death penalty appeals

washingtonpost.com — The Erik Wemple Blog considers itself immune from shock by the hosts of "Fox & Friends," so frequent are their outrages. This morning's edition, however, must get proper credit.

CNN commentator: Hillary Clinton’s ‘strong point’ is her last name, husband

washingtonpost.com — CNN commentator Tara Setmayer today identified what Hillary Clinton has going for her. "Hillary Clinton - she's her own worst enemy ... she's not her husband, she's not the consummate politician, campaigner ... warm and fuzzy person. ... That is not her strong point," said Setmayer, who is also a contributor to The Blaze TV.
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May 22, 2015

RT @mlcalderone: "Mr. Christie swore gratuitously and enthusiastically...rendering many one-liners unprintable in this publication." nyti.ms/1GtNwXY

May 21, 2015

RT @mlcalderone: Graham Holdings has sold @TheRoot to La Fabrica, a division of Univision Interactive Media, per release.

May 21, 2015

RT @abeaujon: I can't believe some photographer sneaked up on these people just trying to have a quiet picnic pic.twitter.com/z0IbCBBFBR

May 21, 2015

RT @DylanByers: Court docs show Bill O'Reilly was accused of domestic abuse politico.com/blogs/media/20… via @POLITICO

May 20, 2015

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May 20, 2015

RT @davidfolkenflik: Your media story du jour: "@sapna: NPR reporter races machine to write a Denny's earnings story: npr.org/sections/money…

May 19, 2015

RT @alexburnsNYT: I'm old enough to remember the last time Jack Conway was a general election favorite thanks to a disastrous Republican primary

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