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Senator Bernie Sanders Is First Guest For Mehdi Hasan Podcast ‘Deconstructed’

Attention, Bernie Bros: former presidential challenger and Senator Bernie Sanders will be the first guest on the new podcast Deconstructed, hosted by British journalist and author Mehdi Hasan and sponsored by The Intercept news organization. Hasan will also join The Intercept’s staff as a columnist and senior contributor. The new podcast is envisioned as unpacking the consequential news of the week and challenging the mainstream media's takes on American and global… Read


“Frivolous” AMC Ripped In ‘Walking Dead’ Suit By CAA & Frank Darabont, Again

Norman Reedus AMC CAA

It’s less than a month before The Walking Dead wraps up its eighth season. But more than four years into the legal apocalypse of CAA and Frank Darabont's all-out-war lawsuit of nearly $300 million against AMC over profits from the blockbuster series, "frivolous" is the term the former are now repeatedly using to lambast the latter. “AMC has filed a blatantly frivolous motion that is, as this Court predicted, ‘a distraction’ from the Court’s ruling on the pending motions… Read


‘March For Our Lives’ DC Rally Joined By Lin-Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Media momentum is building for Saturday’s international March For Our Lives rallies, with coverage slated by at least four major media outlets and numerous online sites. Counting L.A., Washington D.C. and New York City, marches and rallies are being planned in 836 locations worldwide including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Liverpool and Reykjavik, to name a few, according to the March For Our Lives website.  The event has received financial donations of at least… Read


CNN’s Jeff Zucker Says Fox News Is State-Run Propaganda: “TASS Has Nothing On Them”

Jeff Zucker

CNN President Jeff Zucker called Fox News “state run TV” and a “pure propaganda machine that does a disservice to this country.” “TASS has nothing on them,” Zucker said during the keynote interview at today’s Financial Times “Future of News” conference in New York City. Zucker, interviewed by FT‘s global media editor Matthew Garrahan, said that while Fox has always been a conservative voice, the network has changed significantly over the past 18 months, in the post-Roger… Read


Meredith Plans 1,200 Layoffs & Will Sell Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune And Money

Meredith Corp., which bought Time Inc. last year for $1.85 billion, has confirmed plans to lay off 1,200 workers by year-end and explore the sale of four key brands as the integration of the two companies continues. “We have made significant progress executing on these initiatives since we closed on the acquisition just six weeks ago,” said Meredith President and CEO Tom Harty. Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money are all going on the block, as had been rumored, a… Read


Hispanic Group Urges Netflix To Give ‘One Day At A Time’ A Season 3

The National Hispanic Media Coalition has issued an open letter to Netflix urging that its sitcom One Day At A Time be renewed for a third season. The show, an update of Norman Lear’s late 1970s-early ’80s CBS comedy of the same name, features a Cuban-American family living in Los Angeles. It deals with issue-centric themes around a single mom, her kids, and Cuban mother from a Latinx perspective. Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell and Isabella Gomez star. The… Read


Sean Hannity Calls Shepard Smith “Clueless” About What ‘Hannity’ Does

The much-proclaimed wall between opinion and reporting at Fox News got topped with some barbed wire today as opinionator Sean Hannity called news man Shepard Smith “clueless” about how the other half works. “While Shep is a friend with political views I do not share,” the Hannity host tweeted this afternoon, “and great at breaking news, he is clueless about what we do every day. Hannity breaks news daily-Warrant on a Trump assoc, the unmasking scandal, leaking intel, Fisa… Read


George Lucas’ L.A. Museum Breaks Ground For 2021 Completion

The official groundbreaking is underway for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will celebrate the art of visual storytelling in painting, illustration, comic art, photography, film, animation and digital art. Construction is commencing immediately and is anticipated to be completed by late 2021. Co-Founders George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, along with the Museum's Board of Directors, joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark… Read


Comedy Central Goes For A Second Term, Sets ‘The President Show’ Telethon

Mario Cantone Anthony Scaramucci

The team from Comedy Central’s The President Show is back on April 3, this time with an all-new, hour-long special, Make America Great-A-Thon: A President Show Special, airing at 11 pm ET/PT. President Trump, played by creator/executive producer Anthony Atamanuik, is hosting a telethon to raise money for all of the projects he can't get anyone in Congress to fund – like the Wall and infrastructure. Along with his sidekick, VP Mike Pence, (played by executive producer… Read


Viacom Channels Go Dark For 17 Minutes In Solidarity With Student Anti-Gun Violence Marchers

As MSNBC went with live coverage all morning today of the nationwide school walk-outs against gun violence, Viacom channels went dark for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. ET in solidarity with the students. The Viacom black-out will occur at 10 a.m. in every time zone as National School Walkout day continues, a month to the day that 17 students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were murdered by a gunman with a semiautomatic rifle. Today’s nationwide… Read


Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich’s Family Sues Fox News Over Conspiracy Story

Fox News Channel

UPDATED with Fox News statement: Allegations that slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was involved in a conspiracy with Wikileaks to create a massive data dump have landed Fox News Channel, an investigative reporter and a Fox guest in legal hot water. Joel and Mary Rich claim that Fox News investigative reporter Malia Zimmerman and FNC guest Ed Butowsky reached out to the family under false pretenses to support their contention that Seth Rich leaked… Read


National Geographic Apologizes For Past Racist Editorial Coverage In Its Magazines

The new editor of National Geographic has issued an apologetic editorial citing past transgressions that the century-old magazine now has determined were racist in nature. Susan Goldberg, the first woman editor of the publication, made the editorial confession as part of an ongoing study of race undertaken by National Geographic. The commentary leads off a series on racial, ethnic, and religious groups that will run throughout the year and includes coverage of Muslims… Read