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White House Keeps 9 News Outlets Out of Press Briefing

CNN, New York Times are out; Breitbart and Washington Times are in

(Newser) - "Nothing like this has ever happened," the executive editor of the New York Times said in a statement. On Friday, the White House barred the NYT, BuzzFeed, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico from attending a closed-door press briefing with Sean Spicer. The Hill reports it was... More »

McCain: Silencing Media Is 'How Dictators Get Started’

Senator rips Trump as top White House aide says 'bogus stories' must be taken seriously

(Newser) - John McCain assessed President Trump's assertion that the "media is the enemy of the American People" with a blunt pronouncement: "That's how dictators get started," he told Meet the Press, per the Washington Post . "In other words, a consolidation of power," said the... More »

Trump: Media Is 'Enemy of the American People'

Rant wins praise from Beijing

(Newser) - President Trump stepped up his attacks Friday on the news media, which he declared to be an "enemy of the American People." The Washington Post reports that afterTrump initially named the New York Times, NBC, and CNN and described them as "SICK," a revised tweet added... More »

White House Lists 78 'Underreported' Terror Attacks

It includes San Bernardino, Paris

(Newser) - President Trump accused the "very, very dishonest press" Monday of not wanting to report ISIS attacks in Europe. "They have their reasons, you understand that," he said, speaking to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, the headquarters of US Central Command. The White House later... More »

Media Screwup on Trump Story Is a Troubling Sign

It shows how poisoned relations are with the White House

(Newser) - One of the many executive orders rolled out by President Trump involved changes at the National Security Council. The big development, accurately reported, is that Trump adviser Steve Bannon now has a regular role with the panel. But the media botched a second part of the order, writes Jackson Diehl... More »

Trump Slams 'Hostile' Media on Hannity

Also calls Madonna 'disgusting,' says he thinks Obama likes him

(Newser) - One night after sitting down for his first one-on-one interview as president with ABC News, Donald Trump granted Sean Hannity the same privilege at the White House Thursday evening, and he offered as many ear-perking nuggets as he had the day before. Still on his radar, per Deadline : the "... More »

White House Strategist: Media Should Shut Up

Media now the 'opposition party,' Steve Bannon says

(Newser) - White House strategist Steve Bannon granted the New York Times an interview this week, and the main topic appears to have been how much he hates the New York Times and the rest of the news media. "The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut... More »

Journalists' Open Letter to Trump: Bring It On

Ban access? 'It's a challenge we relish'

(Newser) - If Donald Trump wants to limit reporters' access to his administration, well, that's OK with reporters. In an open letter to the president-elect in the Columbia Journalism Review , the collective press corps reminds Trump that while he can set ground rules for dealing with journalists, they've got a... More »

Journalism Doomed Under Trump? Just the Opposite

Jack Shafer sees a 'journalistic spring' in the offing

(Newser) - Donald Trump berated CNN and BuzzFeed at his news conference last week, just the latest of his hostile encounters with journalists. Now there's even talk of moving the White House press corps to less prestigious digs. With advisers such as Newt Gingrich advocating that he "close down the... More »

Is the Press Getting Kicked Out of the White House?

Trump rep calls press 'opposition party,' Priebus says it's about space, but no decision

(Newser) - Could reporters covering White House goings-on soon be relegated to standing in front of the fence, much like the New York Times describes reporters in the 1890s? A report published Saturday night by Esquire suggested a move of some sort, with three senior transition team officials telling the magazine discussions... More »

Fox Reveals Megyn Kelly's Replacement

Tucker Carlson will fill 9pm time slot

(Newser) - Sorry, Trish Regan . Fox News has announced Tucker Carlson will instead fill Megyn Kelly's 9pm time slot following her move to NBC , a selection that leaves the network without a female prime-time host. Carlson only just got his own weeknight show airing at 7pm but Tucker Carlson Tonight nabbed... More »

Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC

She's accepted a multifaceted role: NYT

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly, one of Fox News' biggest stars, is leaving her network of 12 years to join NBC News, in what the New York Times calls a "seismic shift." Kelly herself confirmed the news, notes Fox News , posting on Facebook that "I am delighted to be joining... More »

Pope Thinks Media Has Problem With Poop

Francis says scandal-obsessed media serves feces and people gobble it up

(Newser) - The pope is very concerned about the media's love of poop and the public's desire to eat said poop, CNN reports. "The media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey ... to the sickness of coprophilia, which is always wanting to communicate scandal, to communicate... More »

Network Anchors, Execs Summoned to Trump Tower

Sources say Trump slammed election coverage during meeting

(Newser) - Donald Trump met with some of America's top news anchors and execs at Trump Tower on Monday—and it wasn't to thank them for doing a tremendous job. The meeting was officially off the record, but sources tell Politico and the Wall Street Journal that Trump slammed the... More »

Trump Breaks Protocol, Ditches Press for Dinner

He finally emerged from Trump Tower Tuesday night

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days, moving about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists on hand. The president-elect spent about two hours dining with family at the 21 Club, a restaurant a few blocks from... More »

N. Korea Media Praise 'Wise' Trump

Editorial hails 'wise' Trump, slams 'dull' Clinton

(Newser) - Donald Trump appears to be finding some friends in North Korea. The presumptive GOP nominee has been getting good press this week in the North's carefully controlled media, first in an opinion piece that praised him as "wise" and full of foresight and then Wednesday in the official... More »

PayPal Founder Admits Plan to Kill Gawker

It's about sticking up for the little guy: Peter Thiel

(Newser) - Peter Thiel admits he spent around $10 million to fund lawsuits against Gawker in the hope of ruining the media company—and it's "one of my greater philanthropic things that I've done." But "it's less about revenge and more about specific deterrence," the... More »

Facebook Dumps News Outlets as 'Trending Topics' Gauge

After allegations the social network was suppressing conservative news

(Newser) - Facebook is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic," a move adopted after backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views, the AP reports. Facebook's general counsel outlined the change in a 12-page letter Monday to Republican... More »

It's Time to Start Worrying About Facebook

The company has unrivaled power to shape world events

(Newser) - "The question isn’t whether Facebook has outsize power to shape the world—of course it does, and of course you should worry about that power," Farhad Manjoo writes for the New York Times . In 2010, a study demonstrated Facebook was able to get users to vote just... More »

Browser Plugin Scrubs Internet of Mass Killers

'Denying a killer the notoriety that they literally kill for'

(Newser) - Research shows 30% of mass shootings are inspired by prior mass shootings, CBS News reports. A gun-control nonprofit is hoping to do something about that with a new browser plugin that removes the names and photos of mass killers from websites. Google Chrome users can download the Zero Minutes of... More »

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