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Michael Calderone

Brooklyn, NY
Senior Media Reporter — Huffington Post

Senior media reporter, @HuffingtonPost; Adjunct faculty, @nyu_journalism; Former @politico, @YahooNews, @observer michael.calderone@huffingtonpost.com

AP's Bombshell Clinton Foundation Report Comes Under Scrutiny

huffingtonpost.com — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign fired back Wednesday after a major Associated Press report raised serious ethical questions over ties between the State Department under Clinton and her family's charitable organization, with Clinton's team arguing that the AP data was woefully out of context.

Fox News Run As A ‘Playboy Mansion-Like Cult,’ Ex-Host Claims

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros claims in an explosive new lawsuit that disgraced ex-network chairman Roger Ailes sexually harassed her and that high-ranking executives fostered a newsroom culture in which abusive behavior flourished.

Melania Trump Threatens Lawsuit Against Daily Mail Over 'False And Defamatory' Escort Claims

huffingtonpost.com — A lawyer representing Melania Trump, the wife of Republican nominee Donald Trump, said Monday that a recent Daily Mail report included "false and defamatory statements" that she worked for an escort service two decades ago. "Mrs.

Donald Trump Is Abandoning Every Network But Fox

huffingtonpost.com — Donald Trump, who never seemed to meet a camera he didn't like, became a constant TV presence throughout the Republican primary, a bonafide celebrity crowding out a field of more conventional senators and governors. He understood the power of the medium, knocking out one TV interview after another before most politicians finished their morning coffee.

Corey Lewandowski Defends Donald Trump On CNN -- And Gets Paid By Both

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― Donald Trump's presidential campaign pays former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. CNN pays political analyst Corey Lewandowski. Corey Lewandowski appears on CNN shows to defend Trump, while reportedly still privately advising the Republican nominee. Despite this apparent conflict of interest, CNN is sticking by its most controversial hire of the 2016 election season even as new details about payments to Lewandowski emerge.

Trump's Campaign Is Looking More And More Like An Elaborate Media Launch

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― Trump TV? Trump News? Trumpbook? The working assumption lately among media and politics watchers is that if Donald Trump loses in November, he'll follow his true passion: media stardom. Vanity Fair's Sarah Ellison reported in June that Trump was already discussing plans for a "mini-media conglomerate" that would presumably leverage the supporters he's drawn to his presidential candidacy over the past year.

For Conservative Press, The Post-Trump Reckoning Can't Come Soon Enough

huffingtonpost.com — During the 1990s, no one had a run quite like the American Spectator. The conservative magazine's clout grew after a series of critical investigations into Bill and Hillary Clinton on topics like Troopergate and Paula Jones. Circulation jumped from roughly 150,000 in late 1993 to nearly 300,000 a few months later.

Donald Trump Is The Candidate From Breitbart News

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK ― When Donald Trump descended the escalator at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and launched into a campaign kickoff speech that included railing against Mexico for supposedly sending drug dealers and "rapists" over the border, Steve Bannon saw a Breitbart News reader at the podium.

Las Vegas Review-Journal Staff Launch Twitter Campaign Urging New Owner To Come Forward

huffingtonpost.com — Employees at Nevada's largest media outlet launched a coordinated Twitter campaign on Monday because their paper's new financial backers are still a mystery. In an article published Thursday night, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that it had been sold to News + Media Capital Group LLC, an unknown entity that had dropped $140 million to acquire the paper and some smaller publications.

Univision Reportedly Buying Gawker Media For $135 Million

huffingtonpost.com — Spanish-language broadcaster and digital publisher Univision is reportedly buying Gawker Media for $135 million, a deal that will end the digital publisher's 14 year-run as an independent company. Recode first reported the news Tuesday, though the deal won't be official until a U.S. bankruptcy judge approves the sale.
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Aug 24, 2016

RT @DylanByers: New @CNN: The Commission on Presidential Debates won’t announce debate moderators til after Labor Day. Here’s why…  http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/24/media/debate-moderators/index.html 

Aug 24, 2016

"The Upper West Siders erupted. 'Scarborough 2020!' one shouted."  http://bit.ly/2bWNU9h 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @costareports: Tonight's Trump rally will be a vivid example of Bannon's vision and influence within the campaign: Trump, Farage, and Sessions together

Aug 24, 2016

AP says its been “transparent" in Clinton foundation reporting and expects to get rest of files before election day:  http://bit.ly/2bArsPw 

Aug 24, 2016

Hannity’s given Trump over 22 hours of airtime this election season, an estimated $31 million in free airtime:  http://mm4a.org/2bAtfUQ 

Aug 24, 2016

Fox News’ average primetime viewer is 68 (though MSNBC, CNN not much younger)  http://bloom.bg/2bgDtZE  https://t.co/okXrKpzpWB

Aug 24, 2016

Some Facebook-first, partisan news sources rival — or surpass — major media outlets' reach:  http://nyti.ms/2bi5eWx  https://t.co/anmZyMpBHp

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