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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 »

New York Times Demands Apology From Fox News

There is trouble brewing between 'Fox and Friends' and the 'Times'

(Newser) - There's a media storm brewing between President Trump's favorite news outlet and one of his most hated, but it concerns a story that unfolded long before he took office. On Sunday, New York Times VP of Communications Danielle Rhoades Ha demanded an on-air apology from Fox and Friends... More »

They Moved Here to Escape the Gangs. The Gangs Followed

'NYT' documents MS-13 problem in some of Long Island's suburbs

(Newser) - They were four young men, three living on Long Island and one visiting, and they all met tragic deaths at the hands of the MS-13 gang, the island's latest scourge over the past year and a half. In the New York Times , Liz Robbins and Nadia T. Rodriguez dive... More »

Dems Need to 'Reject Siren Calls of the Left'

And embrace a more centrist perspective: 'NYT' op-ed

(Newser) - "Reject the siren calls of the left" is the advice Mark Penn and Andrew Stein offer for the Democratic Party in a New York Times op-ed. The two make a case for why Democrats have to move back to the centrist position advocated by President Bill Clinton in the... More »

Sarah Palin Is Suing the New York Times

Former Alaska governor says paper defamed her by linking her to Gabby Giffords shooting

(Newser) - Sarah Palin "took a stand" this week against the New York Times in a lawsuit claiming defamation. CNNMoney reports that the former Alaska governor filed her complaint, which seeks upward of $75,000 in damages, against the Times on Tuesday for an editorial it published right after the shooting... More »

Palin Might Lawyer Up After NYT Correction

Newspaper apologizes after linking Gabby Giffords shooting to Palin's 2011 map

(Newser) - Sarah Palin issued a not-so-veiled warning to the New York Times on Thursday over a controversial editorial in the newspaper, one that prompted two corrections and an apology. In a tweet , Palin said she is "talking to attorneys this AM and exploring options." It all stems from an... More »

2 Very Different Views on Trump Special Counsel

'New York Times,' 'Wall Street Journal' offer opposite takes

(Newser) - Robert Mueller is getting bipartisan praise , but President Trump thinks the appointment of a special prosecutor over the Russia-Trump campaign probe is a " witch hunt ." What does the media say? Dueling editorials from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times offer opposite takes:
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McCain: Tillerson Remarks Kill 'Hope' Across Globe

In human rights op-ed, senator says our values must inform US foreign policy

(Newser) - When John McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, one thing got him and his fellow POWs through the toughest moments: hope, bolstered by the belief that the US government and citizens had not forgotten them. But in a Monday op-ed addressing human rights in the New York Times ... More »

NYT Climate Op-Ed Starts Tempest in Teapot

'Tiny fraction' of subscribers cancel after Bret Stephens column

(Newser) - Bret Stephens wrote his debut op-ed in the New York Times last week, and the column definitely got page views—though maybe not the reaction the newspaper of record had hoped for. Will Oremus notes on Slate that "a flurry of environmentalists, climate scientists, and other disgruntled readers" nixed... More »

Facebook's Big Problem: Its Own News Feed

To break 'fake news' cycle, Facebook may have to reconfigure most prominent feature

(Newser) - Facebook has become a formidable player on the news, political, and entertainment landscapes, with more than 1.8 billion active viewers a month. But its "gargantuan influence" has become its "biggest liability," Farhad Manjoo writes in the New York Times , unpacking how the site was the ideal... More »

NYT Tweet of Patriots-Trump Photos Causes a Stir

Newspaper shows crowd comparison, but leaves out some key context

(Newser) - It's another Trump-related brouhaha over crowd size. The New York Times set this one off with a tweet of two photos, one showing the New England Patriots visiting Trump at the White House on Wednesday and another showing them visiting President Obama in 2015. The Obama crowd was much... More »

Most Job Interviewers Make a Common Mistake

Free-form questions may do more harm than good, argues professor

(Newser) - Everyone knows the drill: A potential employer brings in candidates and peppers them with questions about their lives. These interviews often go a long way toward determining who gets hired, but the problem is, they're not just a waste of time—they may actually do more harm than good,... More »

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