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John Dean: Trump’s “Enemy Of The People” Tweet Echoes Nixon’s Hatred of the Free Press

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Donald Trump's claim that The New York Times, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC News are "the enemy of the American people" has a familiar ring to John Dean, former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon. "It's pretty outrageous talk for a president, but this is a pretty outrageous president," Dean told Deadline. "He kind of makes Nixon look like a choir boy." "What Nixon use to do behind closed doors, Trump does openly," said Dean, who revealed the existence of Nixon's… Read

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The Morning After: Daybreak Shows Stand Ground After President’s Critiques

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April Ryan, the African American reporter who essentially was asked yesterday by President Donald Trump for a hook-up with her friends on the Congressional Black Caucus, continued going high in her response this morning. “I want to believe he wasn't thinking what everybody's thinking,” Ryan said on MSNBC today, referring to the social media barrage accusing Trump of thinking all black people know each other. (“Do all orange people know each other?” Seth Meyers asked last… Read

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PewDiePie Apologizes, More Or Less, For Deal-Breaking Anti-Semitic Videos

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Slamming “old-school media” and saying his words were taken out of context, online star PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) has nonetheless apologized for the anti-Semitic jokes that resulted in dashed deals with YouTube and Disney’s Maker Studios. "I'm sorry for the words that I used, as I know that they offended people,” Kjellberg says in an 11-minute video titled simply “My Response” (watch it above). “And I admit that the joke went too far." The new media celebrity also… Read

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Washington Post Assigns Storied Media Group To Broker Pic Deals

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EXCLUSIVE: The Washington Post has signed an exclusive deal with Storied Media Group to rep the newspaper and its trove of IP for feature films, TV and digital opportunities. It is the first time the paper has signed with an agency to rep its journalism in Hollywood. SMG will guide an emerging video strategy for the paper and will curate its daily stories and features, marketing them to studios, networks and producers. This comes as the Washington Post has been proving… Read

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Fox News Barely Covers Trump Travel Ban Hearing Live; CNN & MSNBC Are All In

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"We will keep listening and will let you know the headlines when we get them, let you know what's happening," Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer said reassuringly today as a trio of judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments over whether President Donald Trump's controversial Executive Order halting travel from several Muslim counties should or shouldn't be reinstated. While its cable news rivals ran the audio-only hearing in its entirety, FNC lightly weaved… Read

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‘Mother Jones’ Named Magazine Of The Year, As ‘The New Yorker’ Is Blanked At National Magazine Awards

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In a media year dominated by coverage of the presidential campaigns and the election of Donald J. Trump, the unapologetically progressive monthly Mother Jones, edited by Clara Jeffery, was named Magazine Of The Year today by the American Society Of Magazine Editors. And in an equally stunning awards ceremony, ASME sent The New Yorker home empty-handed despite nominations in five categories and its full-on coverage of the Obama Administration and the transition to the… Read

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New York Times Culture Desk Sees More Upheaval As Layoffs Loom

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UPDATE, 1:20 P.M.: The New York Times reports that its most recent subscription figures are 1.1 million print subscribers and 1.9 million digital-only subscribers, for a total paid subscriber universe of 3 million. EARLIER: Three major contributors to The New York Times culture section have left the paper. The most recent is Charles Isherwood, the No. 2 theater critic since 2004, when he jumped from the top critic’s slot at Variety. The Times confirmed the departure, but… Read

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Keshet’s INTV To Bring Jeff Zucker, Dana Walden, Hugh Laurie & More To Jerusalem

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EXCLUSIVE: After sitting out 2016, INTV, the television and media conference that's organized by Israel's Keshet Media Group, is gearing up for a March rendez-vous in Jerusalem. Among the senior U.S. executives who’ll be in town to discuss challenges and changes facing the industry are CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden and NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. The Night Manager team of star Hugh Laurie, director Susanne Bier… Read

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Janice Min To Step Down From THR At Month’s End

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Janice Min, who has been at the helm of The Hollywood Reporter for the past seven years, revamping it from solely a daily trade paper to a quasi-consumer magazine, is leaving the publication at the end of the month. She will be replaced by Matthew Belloni, while Min will head into a management job at owner Eldridge Industries. Min joined THR after a stint as editor of US Weekly, charged with overhauling the then-80-year-old trade paper. She re-launched it as weekly and… Read

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President Trump Tells David Muir: Press Is Inaccurate, Demeaning And Has Bad Approval Ratings

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UPDATED with video President Donald Trump gave his first big primetime network interview tonight, and took the opportunity to revisit his old nemeses, the media. Trump told ABC News anchor David Muir that the press covered his CIA speech “very inaccurately” (except for Fox), that the author of the infamous Pew Report is now “groveling” for the media, and that he knows more about terrorism than Muir does. Here’s what the President had to say about the Fourth Estate. Watch… Read

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Fox News Brings Bob Beckel Back To ‘The Five’ Fold

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More than a year and a half after he was abruptly dumped by Fox News Channel, the prodigal political consultant has returned, with the cable newser saying today that Bob Beckel will return to The Five tonight. "Bob was missed by many fans of The Five, and we're happy to welcome him back to the show,” 21st Century Fox and Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch in a low-key statement Monday. Added Beckel, the former Walter Mondale campaign manager: "I'm thrilled for the… Read

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New York Times Apps Pulled From Apple’s China Store At Government’s Request

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Apple has removed the New York Times apps from its China store, following a request from Chinese authorities to take them down. Both the English-language and Chinese-language NYT apps were removed from Apple's China store on December 23, 2016, the paper said on Wednesday. "For some time now the New York Times app has not been permitted to display content to most users in China and we have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations," said Apple… Read