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Twitter and Bloomberg Set Live News Video Deal Heading Into NewFronts

Twitter has reached a milestone deal with Bloomberg to launch a 24-hour news network, expanding the social media company’s ambitious push into video. The companies are expected to make a joint announcement of the new venture Monday, according to numerous reports Sunday night. Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith tweeted that the companies “will have a lot more to say about this exciting new partnership” at the companies’ presentations at Monday’s kickoff to this year’s… Read

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Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents Dinner Serves Trump Roast

Like a tonic, Samantha Bee commended the press tonight for continuing to check the president "as if he some day may get embarrassed" – and that was hours before Donald Trump recited the lyrics to an old one-hit wonder and called it a poem. Embarrassment isn't in the cards. Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner, taped earlier today in Washington D.C. and aired tonight as an special episode of TBS's Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, was well-timed, like champagne… Read

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Donald Trump Blasts Hollywood & Media Elites At “Boring” POTUS Snubbed WHCD

"A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now," said Donald Trump tonight as he celebrated his first 100 days in office and snubbed the White House Correspondents' Dinner. "They are trapped at the dinner, which will be very very boring," the media-bashing president told a cheering rally in Harrisburg, Pa. on Saturday as the very Tinseltown-lite WHCD was kicking off at the Washington… Read

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Sean Hannity Could Leave Fox News If Murdochs Don’t Back Besieged Co-Prez Bill Shine

He is the last man standing at Fox News Channel but Sean Hannity could walk if his long time friend and increasingly besieged FNC co-President Bill Shine doesn't start seeing some support from the Murdoch family. "Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he's holding a lot of chits there right now too," says a source close to the corridors of the Avenue of the Americas located cable newser. "If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that… Read

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“Sad” Bill O’Reilly Says Fans Will Be “Shaken” When “Truth Comes Out” About Fox News Exit

“I am sad that I am not on television any more,” said Bill O’Reilly today, less than a week after being fired by Fox News Channel over multi-million dollar sexual harassment payments and new allegations. “I was very surprised on how it all turned out,” he added on his podcast Monday, quickly opening a new chapter in his media career. “I can't say a lot because there is much stuff going on right now but I can tell you that I'm very confident that the truth will come out… Read

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Bill O’Reilly Exit “Important Next Step” To Making Fox News “Respectful” Says Gretchen Carlson’s Lawyer

“The departure of Bill O’Reilly is an important next step to clean up Fox News and make it a respectful and professional work environment," said the attorney today who represented Gretchen Carlson in her successful sexual harassment action against the cable news giant last summer that saw boss Roger Ailes dethroned and a $20 million settlement. Just hours after the now ex-O'Reilly Factor host was pink slipped by the House of Murdoch for publicly revealed, big bucks, and ad… Read

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Daily Mail Apologizes To Melania Trump, Retracts Escort Claim & Settles Suit

The Daily Mail has apologized and will pay damages to First Lady Melania Trump over a now-retracted article claiming that the modeling agency for which she worked in the 1990s doubled as an escort service. In an apology posted today on the Daily Mail’s website, the news organization said, “We accept that these allegations about Mrs Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them. We apologise to Mrs Trump for any distress that our publication caused her. To settle Mrs… Read

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Media Stocks Buoyed In Q1 By Wall Street Hopes For Tax Cuts And Mergers

Investor visions of big tax cuts and megamergers helped media stocks in Q1, with most beating the overall market in the three-month period that ended today. The Dow Jones U.S. Media Index rose 9.4% in quarter, while the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 5.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average appreciated 4.6%. Viacom benefited from CEO Bob Bakish’s turnaround efforts: Its share price rose 32.8%, making up some of the ground it lost in 2016. Sony came next in the… Read

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Donald Trump Again Threatens Libel Law Change To Squash Press Coverage Of Administration

As the Senate Intel Committee’s hearings on alleged Russian tampering with the presidential election got underway, President Donald Trump again tweeted his intention to change libel laws, targeting The New York Times.  Trump’s tweet directs his followers to a New York Post editorial, headlined “The New York Times ongoing dishonesty only helps Trump.” Not long after, NYT published a report alleging two White House aides were the sources of the information that caused House… Read

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Jimmy Breslin Dies: Quintessential New York Columnist Was 88

UPDATE 11:30 with more information throughout. Jimmy Breslin, the influential, combative and often-imitated New York City newspaper journalist, died today at 88. His death was reported in his longtime berth, the New York Daily News. Breslin had been recovering from pneumonia. Breslin, who also wrote novels and non-fiction books, will be remembered for giving voice to working-class New Yorkers through his Daily News and Newsday columns. Along with writers including Tom… Read

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Jake Tapper Tells Bill Maher That Donald Trump Has Raised “Level Of Falsehood”

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UPDATED with video No sugarcoating or he said-he said tonight: CNN’s Jake Tapper told Bill Maher that President Donald Trump has brought new levels of dishonesty to the Beltway. “I’ve never really seen this level of falsehood,” Tapper said on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight. “Just quantitatively. It’s not just ‘If  you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,’ it’s conspiracy theories based on nothing that have members of his own party distancing themselves from… Read

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Charlie Rose Returning To ‘CBS This Morning’ Monday

Charlie Rose will return Monday to his perch on CBS This Morning, the show announced today. Rose has been off the show since undergoing a heart procedure last month to replace an aortic valve he had installed nearly 15 years ago. “Thank you for staying close,” Rose tweeted this morning, several minutes after the morning show tweeted about his return, “looking forward to returning to CBS This Morning this Monday, March 13th.” Thank you for staying close, looking… Read