Tag: News and News Media

Gawker Names Dan Peres as Editor in Chief, Hoping to Breathe Life Back Into Site

Gawker’s parent company, Bustle Digital Group, has named the journalist Dan Peres as the editor in chief of Gawker.com, the latest move in its bid to revive the dormant website brought down by a high-profile legal battle. Bustle and its chief executive, Bryan Goldberg, acquired the Gawker.com domain in July after an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought […]

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Fox News Bumps Jeanine Pirro’s Show After Anti-Muslim Remarks

Jeanine Pirro is off Fox News prime time — for one night, at least. Fox News removed Ms. Pirro’s program, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” from its usual 9 p.m. time slot on Saturday, one week after the network took the rare step of publicly rebuking the host for an on-air monologue that questioned a Muslim […]

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In Unusual Move, Fox News Condemns Jeanine Pirro’s Remarks on Muslim Legislator

In an unusual reproach, Fox News criticized one of its star personalities, Jeanine Pirro, after the host questioned if a Muslim lawmaker’s religious beliefs undermined her loyalty to the United States. Ms. Pirro, the prosecutor-turned-politician-turned-TV host who is close to President Trump, had attacked Representative Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat, […]

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Think Like a Libel Lawyer

My job, when I am doing it right, is to please no one. I’m a press lawyer. I’m paid by this newspaper to vet stories before publication. Think of me as a story’s first and worst reader: doubtful, questioning, blind to subtlety, skeptical of the facts, regularly prodding editors and […]

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U.S. Tracked Activists and Journalists as Migrant Caravans Headed to the Border

LOS ANGELES — In an attempt to determine who was behind the caravans that were bringing large numbers of migrants from Central America to the southwest border, the Trump administration created a list of activists and journalists whom they subjected to additional scrutiny when they entered the United States last […]

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Cody Weddle, a U.S. Journalist, Is Arrested in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — An American freelance journalist with legal residence in Venezuela was arrested on Wednesday along with his Venezuelan assistant by the country’s military counterintelligence service, the latest episode in an expanding crackdown on press freedom amid the country’s long-running political crisis. The authorities held the reporter, Cody Weddle, […]

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We Will Survive. Probably.

In his testimony before Congress last week, Michael Cohen in effect warned of a coup: “Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power,” Cohen said. That fit neatly into the concern […]

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Democrats Reject Fox News as 2020 Debate Host, Citing Ties to Trump

The Democratic National Committee said on Wednesday that it had barred Fox News from hosting or televising a candidate debate for the party’s 2020 primary election, an unusually pointed rebuke of a cable news channel whose star pundits are closely aligned with President Trump. The committee’s chairman, Tom Perez, said […]

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How Australia Became the Defamation Capital of the World

In the decade I spent reporting from China, the most immediate obstacles to journalism were often physical. They took many forms: barricades blocking access to certain places; men in military buzz cuts trailing me; plainclothes thugs stationed in front of the homes of people I planned to interview; and of […]

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The Saturday Profile: He Took Down the Elite at Davos. Then He Came for Fox News.

AMSTERDAM — First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather each winter, Mr. Bregman bluntly asked why his hosts do not pay more tax. “It feels like I’m at a firefighters’ conference and no one […]

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Trump and Kim Started With Dinner and Praise. They Ended Without a Handshake.

HANOI, Vietnam — It was an unlikely bromance that began last summer in Singapore. The relationship seemed ready to blossom even more this week in Vietnam — until, suddenly, the date went sour. President Trump, who prides himself on his negotiating skills, began his second summit meeting with Kim Jong-un […]

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A New Editor, and a New Take on Brexit, for a Brawny London Tabloid

LONDON — Just past the entrance to the airy headquarters of The Daily Mail, Britain’s pugnacious and politically powerful publication, stands a sculpture of three small spheres with wings. The title is hidden away on a small plaque: “Bullets of Information.” Quite. Few papers in the run-up to the Brexit […]

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Jorge Ramos: The Dictator of Venezuela Earns His Title

ImageJorge Ramos at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday.CreditCarlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters I was expelled from Venezuela on Tuesday after a contentious interview with Nicolás Maduro, the country’s strongman. He stood up in the middle of our conversation and his security agents confiscated our television cameras, the […]

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Jorge Ramos, Univision Anchor, Says Venezuelan Government Detained Him

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Jorge Ramos, a news anchor for the television network Univision, said he was detained by the Venezuelan government during a confrontational interview with President Nicolás Maduro on Monday evening at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. “He didn’t like the things we were asking him about the lack […]

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Putin’s One Weapon: The ‘Intelligence State’

According to this year’s National Intelligence Worldwide Threat Assessment and Senate testimony by top-ranked intelligence officials, Americans can expect Vladimir Putin’s Russia to continue its efforts to aggravate social, political and racial tensions in the United States and among its allies. So, to best prepare for future Russian assaults, we […]

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When a Government Becomes a Facebook Troll

Harassing journalists is one of Rodrigo Duterte’s specialties. Mr. Duterte, the strongman president of the Philippines, has been going after Maria Ressa, a former CNN reporter and a founder of the online news site Rappler, for two years. The campaign against her combines criminal charges with Facebook smears intended to […]

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Trump Attacks The Times, in a Week of Unease for the American Press

Even by his standards, President Trump’s biting attacks on the press this week stand out. He has praised a libel lawsuit against The Washington Post, called for “retribution” against NBC for satirizing him on “Saturday Night Live” and, on Wednesday, issued his sharpest words yet against The New York Times, […]

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Trump Escalates Attacks on The New York Times, Calling It a ‘True Enemy of the People’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday took direct aim at The New York Times, calling the news organization a “true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE,” in an escalation from his previous lashings which were typically addressed to a group of news organizations or over specific Times articles. The New York Times […]

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Egypt Turns Back Veteran New York Times Reporter

CAIRO — Egyptian officials detained a New York Times correspondent after he arrived in Cairo on Monday, holding him incommunicado for hours before forcing him onto a flight back to London without explanation. The move against the correspondent, David D. Kirkpatrick, is an escalation of a severe crackdown against the […]

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Trump Sings Praises of Hannity and Limbaugh in Rose Garden

President Trump reeled off a list of his favorite media personalities on Friday when asked who might have influenced his decision to declare a national emergency after Congress refused to give him money for a border wall. Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham — a powerful bloc […]

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Maria Ressa, Philippine Journalist Critical of Rodrigo Duterte, Is Arrested

It’s a scene that Maria Ressa, the head of an online news start-up critical of President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, has grown accustomed to. Late Wednesday afternoon, several plainclothes agents from the National Bureau of Investigations arrived in Ms. Ressa’s newsroom in Manila with a warrant for her arrest […]

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