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Time for a Reckoning for Bill Clinton?

Michelle Goldberg in 'New York Times' believes Juanita Broaddrick's claim of rape

(Newser) - The daily revelations about sexual harassment means it's time for Democrats to reassess their view on Bill Clinton, writes Michelle Goldberg in a New York Times op-ed. Goldberg reviews the claims against him made by various women and arrives at the conclusion stated in the op-ed's headline: "... More »

They Weathered War, PTSD, and Prison. Love Prevailed

The 'New York Times' has the story of Samuel Siatta and Ashley Volk

(Newser) - A loop of blue dental floss is one of Ashley Volk's treasured possessions, and it's introduced at the start of a New York Times article on a moving story of a modern love that overcame great obstacles. The Chicago woman first spotted it on the ring finger of... More »

Steve Bannon Declares New Holiday: 'MAGA Day'

From now on, Trump supporters will celebrate Nov. 8 as if it were Bastille Day, he says

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is a busy man these days, given the one-year anniversary of President Trump's election victory. Among the speeches and interviews he's given is a sit-down with the New York Times , in which he declares a new holiday of sorts. "We celebrated today in the Trump... More »

She Was Dictating a Comment to NYT. Then Things Got Weird

An auto-to-text gaffe charms the internet

(Newser) - It started off in normal enough fashion. "Zero optimism that the Democrats can ever regain ..." wrote Christine McMorrow in a comment to the New York Times . And then things started getting weird. “Hello hi oh you're there are you outside oh well let me come to... More »

'Rajuma's Story Stopped Me': Veteran Reporter Can't Shake It

Jeffrey Gettleman of 'New York Times' recalls wrenching interview with Rohingya woman

(Newser) - Last week, reporter Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times wrote a harrowing account of how Myanmar soldiers ripped a baby boy from the arms of his Rohingya mother and threw the child into a fire before raping her. Now, in a first-person account, Gettleman writes that his interview with... More »

A 'Witch Hunt' Against Powerful Men? Damn Straight

Lindy West takes on 'cultural malfunction' she says created men like Woody, Weinstein, Trump

(Newser) - Lindy West isn't the only person miffed that Woody Allen recently piped in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal , saying it shouldn't turn into a "witch hunt" —but she's one of the few conceding that "yes, this is a witch hunt. I'm a witch... More »

She Thought It Would Be a Tattoo. It Was a Branding

Women recount bizarre initiation of secret group within Nxivm self-help organization

(Newser) - It's called Nxivm, pronounced Nex-e-um, and thousands have gone through its various self-help and executive training seminars since the 1990s. As the New York Times explains in a lengthy story about the group, most people take a few classes and leave after that. But others become devoted adherents to... More »

BuzzFeed Is No Longer 'Too Lit,' Legally Speaking

'New York Times' lawyers contact BuzzFeed over new slogan

(Newser) - If anyone asks—especially lawyers for the New York Times—BuzzFeed's new Twitter Live show is no longer "too lit for print." Mashable reports BuzzFeed has removed the slogan for its show, AM to DM, from all graphics after the Times' lawyers got in touch. For more... More »

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Weinstein Scandal

'NYT' denies 'gutting' Weinstein story in 2004

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein may have no future in Hollywood—but his sexual misconduct scandal is causing a lot of people to delve into the past. Amid questions over whether the producer's predatory behavior could have been halted a lot sooner, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has denied Sharon... More »

Megyn Kelly's Show Is a 'Tragedy' for Women

Apparently, the only way for women to succeed is to try to be likable, writes op-ed columnist

(Newser) - Early reviews of Megyn Kelly's new morning show on NBC haven't exactly been scintillating, and an op-ed in the New York Times on Monday joins the choir, but with a twist. Much of the piece by Batya Ungar-Sargon is spent praising Kelly, or at least the "uncompromising,... More »

Rosanne Cash: Time for Country Artists to Rebuff the NRA

Group 'funds domestic terrorism,' singer writes in 'NYT' op-ed

(Newser) - Rosanne Cash has long been an advocate of tougher gun laws, but the shooting in Las Vegas has her making a special plea to her fellow artists in country music. It's time for them to disavow the NRA, she writes in the New York Times . Country artists in particular... More »

Facebook's 'Screaming, Whiny Humans' Make It Hard to Control

The platform is having its 'Frankenstein moment,' Kevin Roose writes for 'NYT'

(Newser) - Facebook is still wrangling with revelations it let advertisers target anti-Semitic followers—part of what's led to what Kevin Roose calls the platform's "Frankenstein moment." Writing for the New York Times , Roose says the "series of scandals" hitting Facebook, which has "created something it... More »

Advice to Trump Lawyers: Keep Voices Down at Lunch

'NYT' reporter overhears attorneys discussing strategy at restaurant

(Newser) - The New York Times has a front-page story Monday detailing the friction among attorneys on President Trump's legal team over how fully to cooperate with Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Also interesting, however, is how the newspaper got the scoop: It seems that reporter Kenneth Vogel went to lunch... More »

It's Crazy the President Can Launch Nukes on His Own

Op-ed argues that Congress should amend the War Powers Act

(Newser) - The saber rattling currently taking place between the White House and North Korea makes clear that it's time for Congress to close a dangerous loophole, write two op-ed writers in the New York Times . They think it's outrageous that one person—the president—has the authority to launch... More »

If Firms Can't Protect Data, We Shouldn't Let Them Collect It

Farhad Manjoo writes that Equifax is unlikely to face consequences over breach

(Newser) - The way tech writer Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times sees it, Equifax had "one job"—to protect the mountains of sensitive financial data it has collected on Americans. As news of the recent mammoth breach made clear, the company failed at that one job, and the... More »

Judge Tosses Palin's Suit Against New York Times

Says errors were negligent, but not defamatory

(Newser) - A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin brought against the New York Times over an editorial, the AP reports. Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said Tuesday there were a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Palin that were rapidly corrected . He says... More »

A Best-Selling Book, a Behind-the-Scenes Scandal

'Handbook for Mortals' has been yanked from 'NYT' best-seller list for YA fiction

(Newser) - How did a book many have never heard of, from both a new author and a new publisher, suddenly dethrone the book that had been at the top of the New York Times best-seller list for young adult fiction? It wasn't thanks to a publicity campaign or a celebrity... More »

Don't Expect 'Antifa' Movement to Go Away Anytime Soon

'More Charlottesvilles, or worse, may be coming,' writes prof in 'NYT'

(Newser) - Sunday's violence in Berkeley has brought renewed attention to the "antifa" movement, general shorthand for groups of black-clad "anti-fascist" protesters who show up at rallies to confront far-right protesters. In his post-Charlottesville remarks, President Trump blamed the antifa movement for contributing to the violence, and Sunday's... More »

Obama's Security Adviser Sees Way Out of Korean Crisis

It starts with stopping the 'bluster,' writes Susan Rice

(Newser) - A quick peek online reveals that some people's nerves are starting to fray over the looming nuclear scenario in North Korea. But former National Security Adviser Susan Rice says "we need not face an immediate crisis if we play our hand carefully," and she offers some suggestions... More »

'Most Feared Woman in Publishing' Steps Down

'NYT' book critic Michiko Kakutani will now write about politics and culture

(Newser) - A heavyweight in publishing whose words could turn a book into a bestseller or a bomb is stepping down. Chief New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani has taken a voluntary buyout and will step down from her post—a move that "will instantly change the shape of the... More »

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