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USA Today Pulls 23 Articles
USA Today Pulls 23 Articles

USA Today Pulls 23 Articles

Newspaper takes coverage off its website after review of sourcing

(Newser) - After conducting an audit of a reporter's work, USA Today has pulled 23 articles from its website that included fabricated information. An outside complaint prompted the investigation of Gabriela Miranda's work, the New York Times reports. A post on the newspaper's home page says the newspaper's...

Obama: Nix the Filibuster, Pass Voting Rights Legislation

In first op-ed since leaving office, former president calls on Senate to 'do the right thing'

(Newser) - President Biden recently called for altering Senate rules if necessary to remove the obstacle of the filibuster so that voting rights legislation can be passed. Now, a big voice is joining in that same chorus. In what USA Today says is his first op-ed since leaving office in 2017, former...

FBI Seeks to Identify Readers of USA Today Story

Publisher is fighting unusual subpoena

(Newser) - The publisher of USA Today is fighting a very unusual subpoena from the FBI seeking information that could identify readers of a story about a shooting in Florida earlier this year. The subpoena served on Gannett in April orders the publisher to turn over Internet addresses and cellphone information for...

USA Today Breaks With Tradition on 2020 Race

Newspaper makes its very first presidential endorsement, and it picks Joe Biden

(Newser) - USA Today does not endorse presidential candidates. Or least it didn't, until Tuesday. The newspaper broke with its own tradition and officially backed Joe Biden. "If this were a choice between two capable major party nominees who happened to have opposing ideas, we wouldn't choose sides,...

Navarro's Fauci Op-Ed Now Has Big Disclaimer

Fact-check by 'USA Today' after publication finds claims are 'misleading'

(Newser) - On Tuesday, the editorial board of USA Today published a piece praising Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House task force's epidemiological ace, calling him a "national treasure" and warning we'd be foolish not to listen to him amid the pandemic. The paper then proceeded to publish an...

Billionaire Sports Owners Abandoning Workers During Virus
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Dear Stingy Sports Owners, We'll Remember This

Nancy Amour for USA Today says those who don't pay workers shouldn't expect tax breaks

(Newser) - Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is getting slammed for cutting salaries or laying off workers altogether during the coronavirus pandemic. Tilman Fertitta, who owns the Houston Rockets—as well as Landry's, the parent company over hundreds of restaurants, hotels, and casinos—is likewise drawing criticism after laying off 40,...

Wasserman Schultz: Count Me Out of Women’s March

She's not happy with leadership's refusal to 'repudiate anti-Semitism,' hate speech

(Newser) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz's first experience with the Women's March left her feeling "electrified." Now, two years later, she's ditching the group, specifically its leaders. The former DNC chair explains why in an opinion piece for USA Today , saying she's become increasingly concerned about what...

Zinke Didn't Like an Op-Ed on Him. Things Got Personal

Interior secretary accuses Rep. Raul Grijalva of alcohol abuse, using tax dollars as 'hush money'

(Newser) - A scathing opinion piece on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, penned by a Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and published Friday by USA Today , has caught Zinke's attention—and he's offering some eyebrow-raising "thoughts" of his own online. The op-ed by Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva asked...

Acting AG Fired by Trump Thinks 'Core Values' at Risk

But a critic of Sally Yates' op-ed thinks she's being 'despicably hypocritical'

(Newser) - Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired by President Trump just days after he took office for declaring that the Justice Department wouldn't defend a Trump executive order on immigration. She's now had almost 11 months to ponder the state of the US, and in an op-ed for...

USA Today May Have Written Most Anti-Trump Editorial Yet

'Not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library'

(Newser) - Wow, tell us how you really feel USA Today . The newspaper absolutely unloaded on President Trump in an editorial Wednesday that is drawing attention for its scathing language. For instance: "A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets...

Parents and Doctors, Hold Off on This 'Devastating' Surgery

Don't operate on intersex kids until they're the age of consent and can fully participate

(Newser) - When Kimberly Mascott Zieselman was 15, she had surgery she now says caused "irreversible harm" due to others' "discomfort with difference." In her op-ed for USA Today , Zieselman explains how, as a young teen, she didn't get her period like other girls, and when her parents...

What Killed Roger Ailes, per O'Reilly: 'Hatred'


What Killed
Roger Ailes,
per O'Reilly:
'Hatred'
OPINION

What Killed Roger Ailes, per O'Reilly: 'Hatred'

Former Fox News host pens tribute to his late boss

(Newser) - To ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, the late Roger Ailes was a "force of nature with an agenda," he writes in a tribute to his former boss in USA Today . O'Reilly explains Ailes' ultimate goal—to "infuse America with traditional philosophy and see to it...

USA Today Slams Trump in First-Ever Endorsement

Paper urges people to vote for any other candidate

(Newser) - USA Today has never taken sides in a presidential election before—but Donald Trump has never run for president before. In a blistering editorial, which can be seen in full here , the paper's editorial board says it has decided to break with 34 years of tradition because Trump...

Lawsuits: Trump Stiffs His Workers

'USA Today' reviews 3,500 lawsuits involving Trump

(Newser) - Donald Trump is a deadbeat boss who regards paying workers and contracting companies as optional, according to a USA Today review of some of the 3,500 or so lawsuits from the last 30 years involving Trump. Scores of lawsuits and hundreds of liens came from waiters, bartenders, plumbers, real...

Gannett: Tribune Won't Play Ball, So We're Revealing $815M Bid

'USA Today' owner is looking to acquire the Tribune Publishing Company

(Newser) - On April 12, USA Today owner Gannett made a private offer to Tribune Publishing: We want you, for roughly $815 million, or $12.25 per share. USA Today's own report on the offer notes that at $12.25 a share, Gannett is offering a 63% premium over Friday's...

Miffed Mom of Fired Critic Cancels USA Today Subscription

Mother of laid-off journalist gives subscription department a piece of her mind

(Newser) - USA Today canned about 70 employees on Wednesday, including film critic Scott Bowles, who had been with the paper for 17 years, reports the New York Times . Bowles says there's no proof, but he believes he was fired—right after returning from the memorial service for his dad, Detroit ...

This Girl, 9, Scolded McDonald's CEO
 This Girl, 9, Scolded 
 McDonald's CEO 
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This Girl, 9, Scolded McDonald's CEO

'Don't you want kids to be healthy so they can live a long and healthy life?'

(Newser) - Nine-year-old Hannah Robertson knows it's important to eat her fruits and veggies (more so than most; this is her mom ), but she thought Don Thompson ought to know, too. Thompson just so happens to be the CEO of McDonald's, and Robertson addressed him at the fast-food giant'...

USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dead at 89

His focus on short stories, graphics changed newspaper industry

(Newser) - USA Today founder Al Neuharth has died in Cocoa Beach, Florida, at age 89. The news was announced today by USA Today and by the Newseum, which he also founded. Neuharth changed American newspapers by putting easy-to-read articles and bright graphics in his national daily publication, which he began in...

Latest in Chandra Levy Case Must Stay Secret: Judge

Judge keeps transcripts sealed ahead of new hearing

(Newser) - A new hearing regarding Ingmar Guandique, convicted in the Chandra Levy murder case, is set for today—but the media remains in the dark about new developments . A judge yesterday decided to keep transcripts of the latest proceedings sealed, and he's considering closing today's hearing, too, USA Today...

Obama 'Shuns' Fox at Press Conferences
 Obama 'Shuns' 
 Fox at Press 
 Conferences 
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Obama 'Shuns' Fox at Press Conferences

ABC gets called on the most: study

(Newser) - Does President Obama play favorites with the press? A new study shows certain media outlets getting a healthy dose of attention at news conferences, while others—notably Fox News—receive less, Politico reports. Smart Politics finds that Fox is "still shunned" at the events; its reporters, the study says,...

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