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'Today Is Kind of a Sucky Day'

'Village Voice' closes after 63-year run

(Newser) - "Today is kind of a sucky day." So said Village Voice owner Peter Barbey on Friday in announcing to the staff that the alternative weekly will be shutting down, reports Gothamist . Barbey purchased the 63-year-old New York City paper three years ago, and in a statement cited the... More »

Tiger Woods Is Asked About Trump, Trump Loves His Reply

Tiger didn't take the bait from the 'fake news media,' he tweets

(Newser) - President Trump thinks Tiger Woods' interviewing skills are as good as his golf ones, or so he suggested in a Monday tweet . After finishing up the Northern Trust tourney Sunday, the golfer was asked by the press about his relationship with Trump, whom he has golfed with on several occasions.... More »

Rising Dem Star to the Media: You're Banned

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bars reporters from 2 events

(Newser) - Seems President Trump isn't the only one with media issues . Now rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has entirely banned reporters from two town-hall-style events, CNN reports. The congressional candidate hosted the "listening tour" community meetings last week—one in the Bronx on Wednesday and one in Queens on... More »

Boston Globe's Trump Plan Backed by 100+ Newspapers

'Globe' asked papers to publish an editorial against Trump's media attacks on Thursday

(Newser) - The so-called "enemy of the American People" has now decided to rally against a common critic: the president. The Guardian reports that more than 100 newspapers have joined the initiative spearheaded by the Boston Globe to publish editorials about President Trump's "assault on the press" this Thursday.... More »

Boston Globe Plans Strike on Trump's 'Dirty War'

'We are not the enemy of the people,' editor says of nationwide media blitz proposed for Aug. 16

(Newser) - A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the US to President Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. "We are not the enemy of the people," says Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of the Boston Globe, referring to... More »

Hit Podcast Sued for Revealing Man's Intimate Details

'S-town' delved into the life of John B. McLemore

(Newser) - Millions of people know all about John B. McLemore, and that may be a problem. In fact his estate is suing S-Town, one of the most popular podcasts ever, saying it revealed highly personal details of McLemore's sexuality, friendships, and mental-health issues without his consent after he died, Vox... More »

Trump Blasts Coverage of His Putin Meeting

'Fake news is going crazy'

(Newser) - "The Fake News is going Crazy." With that, President Trump pointed the finger at the media Tuesday for some of the most negative press coverage of his presidency. After he was accused of alienating US allies at the NATO summit and then called too deferential to Vladimir Putin,... More »

John Cleese Is Totally Over the UK

Monty Python, 'very disappointed' with the UK and its media, is leaving for the Caribbean

(Newser) - He's an icon of British comedy, but John Cleese won't be living in Britain anymore. The Monty Python comic is leaving the UK for Nevis, a Caribbean island, because he's "very disappointed" with his native land, he told BBC Two's Newsnight Tuesday. In particular, it'... More »

Apple, Oprah Winfrey Announce Multi-Year Deal

The programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content

(Newser) - Apple says it has reached a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service, reports the AP . Apple said Friday the programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content. Apple has yet to launch its service, whose major competitors will... More »

Elon Musk Has Plans to Shake Up the Media

He slams the 'holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies'

(Newser) - Elon Musk turned his attention from rockets, electric cars, and tunneling to lash out at the media this week, slamming the "holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies" and vowing to launch his own website "where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the... More »

Journos Told to Keep Blinds Closed on N. Korea Train Ride

Foreign journalists began trek to Mount Mantap on Wednesday

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un vowed to dismantle the nuclear testing facility beneath Mount Mantap this week, and he invited foreign journalists to witness the Punggye-ri facility's end. Reuters reports journalists from the UK, US, China, Russia, and South Korea on Wednesday began the trek to the site, and a trek... More »

Press Dinner Will Get a Trump Substitute

President says he plans to skip again, with Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking his place

(Newser) - It looks like President Trump will skip the second White House Correspondents Dinner of his presidency, as he did with the first . In a radio interview Friday, Trump said he'd "probably" avoid the April 28 event because the press is "so bad and so fake," per... More »

Sinclair's Local Anchors Decry Fake News Via Same Script

Broadcast outlet under fire for newsroom tactics and 'state media' tactics

(Newser) - Sinclair Broadcast Group owns a growing number of local TV stations across the US, and it's come under fire previously for newsroom tactics dictated by its Maryland headquarters. But criticism reached new heights over the weekend when Deadspin stitched together a video showing dozens of anchors reciting the same... More »

Walmart Kicks Cosmo Out of Its Checkout Lines

'Hypersexualized' women's magazine will still be found in magazine racks

(Newser) - No longer will you see headlines like "Best. Sex. Ever." in the Walmart checkout line. The retail giant partnered with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to announce Tuesday that it will remove women's magazine Cosmopolitan from checkout lines at more than 5,000 stores across the... More »

Fox News Attacked—by One of Its Own

Network responds to Ralph Peters' dig at 'propaganda machine'

(Newser) - Criticism of Fox News as a "propaganda machine … wittingly harming our system of government for profit" is making waves because of its source: longtime Fox military analyst and retired US Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In a letter to colleagues announcing he would not be renewing his contract... More »

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over 'Sham Story'

Retracted report suggested DNC staffer was murdered for helping WikiLeaks

(Newser) - Fox News is facing another lawsuit over its retracted report suggesting a Democratic National Committee staffer was murdered for helping WikiLeaks, this time from the man's family. The parents of Seth Rich—fatally shot in what police say was an attempted robbery in Washington, DC, in July 2016—allege... More »

Trump Pals Around With the Media

Something of a truce for the night as president attends his first Gridiron Dinner, drops one-liners

(Newser) - President Trump engaged in a good-natured duel of one-liners with political rivals and the press at the annual Gridiron Dinner, reports the AP , largely putting aside his ongoing criticism of the media Saturday night. "Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do. It's not even close," said... More »

Nunes, Critic of 'Fake News,' Creates His Own Site

Conservative congressman launches the California Republican

(Newser) - Devin Nunes isn't just complaining about what he sees as liberal "fake news." He's created his own media company to fight back, reports Politico . The Devin Nunes Campaign Committee has provided the money behind a site called the California Republican , which promises "the best of... More »

Trump Reveals Winners of 'Fake News Awards'

4 CNN stories made list of 10

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts experienced real disappointment Wednesday night when President Trump revealed the winners of his inaugural Fake News Awards: The "honors" went to the New York Times, CNN, ABC, the Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek. In a list of 10 winners posted on the GOP... More »

Trump's 'Fake News Awards' Could Put Staff in a Pinch

Ethics rules likely bar them from helping out, say experts

(Newser) - The "losers" are set to get their moment in the spotlight Wednesday, when President Trump will reportedly hold his "Fake News Awards," and its impending nature has spurred Politico and Politifact to speculate on what form it could take—and the thorns involved. The blind spot seems... More »

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