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  • J.K. Rowling blasts 'racist' Serena newspaper cartoon

    09/10/2018 9:08:03 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 118 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 10, 2018 | Staff
    This is not good. A newspaper in Australia is catching A LOT of heat over a cartoon that was trying to spoof Serena Williams' incident at the U.S. Open -- because it's racist as hell. The cartoon -- drawn by Mark Knight (editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun newspaper) -- shows the tennis superstar stomping on her racket. But, let's get serious, it looks like a Jim Crow-era, Sambo-style caricature of a black person -- not Serena Williams.
  • Comment: Why the mystery Trump insider author was probably Jared

    09/08/2018 5:03:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New Zealand Herald | September 9, 2018 | David Von Drehle, The Washington Post
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12121958
  • Melania Trump’s Rep Scorches ‘The View’ For Attacking First Lady On Op-Ed

    09/08/2018 2:13:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 8, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    Aide Stephanie Grisham calls the hosts “disrespectful” after they accuse the first lady of hypocrisy for her “birther” support. Melania Trump’s spokeswoman lashed out Friday at ABC’s “The View” after the panelists mocked the first lady’s statement condemning the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times written by a senior White House official. Host Sunny Hostin focused on the first lady’s line that “words are important” and “accusations can lead to severe consequences” in the statement she released Thursday criticizing the op-ed that claimed people around President Donald Trump have been attempting to contain his “bad decisions.” Melania Trump called...
  • 13 people who might be the author of The New York Times op-ed

    09/06/2018 10:49:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 6, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    On Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times posted an anonymous op-ed titled: "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration." The piece is remarkable. Identified only as a "senior official in the Trump administration," the piece lays out how the author -- as well as other colleagues within the administration -- are waging a semi-open campaign to keep the President from doing too much damage to the nation. "Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations," the author writes. Beyond the way...
  • NYT Editorial Board’s Mara Gay: ‘America Was Never Great’ Is ‘Honest,’ Not a ‘Gaffe’

    08/20/2018 11:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | John Nolte
    Mara Gay, a member of the far-left New York Times editorial board, believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was being honest when he said America “was never that great.” She also agrees with the sentiment. During a speech before supporters Wednesday, Cuomo was very clear about why he does not believe America has ever been great. After criticizing President Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan, Cuomo laid out his reasoning. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said, as his supporters laughed and gasped. “We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every...
  • Demise of print newspapers may have far-reaching consequences for communities and the nation

    08/18/2018 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2018 | Richard Benedetto
    For those of us who still love getting our news from newspapers, those inky, crinkly, thin sheets of wood pulp you hold in your hands and read, these indeed are sad times. Print newspapers, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of smartphones and online and social media, are in serious decline. [Snip] Many media analysts believe it won’t be long before print newspapers disappear. If it happens, they in large part will be devoured by a voracious horde of online and social media, many of which have little respect for the notion that the first function of news...
  • Newspapers Throw Tantrum; Trump Responds

    08/17/2018 2:46:48 PM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 August 2018 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    More than 300 newspapers joined the Big Cry in publishing self-righteous editorials to justify their ideological disposition and take yet another shot at The Donald: Trump is Bad. We are not “Enemies of The People.” But after the foot-stomping tantrum, nothing much happened. Americans woke up Friday to the same great country — and the same awful media — as they did Thursday. Globe Leads the Charge The leader of the gang was The Boston Globe, the liberal media’s Mrs. Grundy, which opened with what logicians call the straw man: arguing against a point no one made: A central pillar...
  • Coordinated Anti-Trump Editorial Day and Only Dogs are Barking

    08/16/2018 2:54:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    You could call this latest “coordinated” hit on big, bad President Donald Trump ‘The Dog Day of the American Newspaper Industry’ D-Day for the 340-something newspapers who took up the Boston Globe’s lead to publish anti-Trump editorials on their largely ignored-by-the-public editorial pages, and only Rex Huppke’s dog over at the Chicago Tribune is getting to lap up any attention. The progressive-left’s running dog media hoped to gain public trust by coordinating against the president they live to hate in a single day, but their efforts went over like the proverbial lead balloon.
  • These are the newspapers telling Trump journalists are not the enemy

    08/16/2018 6:36:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2018 | Madison Park, Faith Karimi and Emily Smith
    About 350 newspapers in the United States will have editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump's description of the media as the "enemy of the people." Here are some of the newspapers blasting Trump's anti-press rhetoric.
  • Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

    08/16/2018 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    WBUR ^ | 8/16/18 | James Doubek
    More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according a tally by The Boston Globe. The project was spearheaded by editorial staff at the Globe, who write, "This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words." Editorials are typically written by opinion writers and...
  • Commentary: Newspapers don't help themselves by coordinating against Trump

    08/16/2018 3:15:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Michael Graham
    If you are a Trump voter who thinks that much of the press is reflexively hostile to the president, 300 of America's leading newspapers want you to know that you might be on to something. In a self-defeating act of journalistic groupthink, America's editorial pages launched a coordinated protest against President Trump on Thursday, all running negative editorials attacking the president over his #FakeNews rhetoric. The Boston Globe, who organized the effort, calls it "educating readers" about "an attack on the First Amendment." But to the average American, seeing an editorial in their local paper trashing Trump is called "A...
  • Media to Organize Day of Anti-Trump Editorials

    08/12/2018 12:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 12, 2018 | David Horowitz
    I'm confused. How is this different than every other day in the media? "The dirty war on the free press must end." That's the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America. Unusual? That's been the same theme that the media has been putting out for a few weeks. The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric. There's been a coordinated campaign against Republicans by the media for around 90 years. "We propose to publish an editorial on August...
  • More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump's anti-press rhetoric

    08/12/2018 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2018 | Brian Stelter
    "The dirty war on the free press must end." That's the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America. The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric. "We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date," The Globe said in its pitch to fellow papers. The effort began just a few days ago. As of...
  • North Carolina newspaper blames Trump for killing the Sunday comics

    08/01/2018 7:29:19 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2018 | Jonathan Drew
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Residents in a North Carolina town hoping to read “Rex Morgan M.D.” with Sunday coffee are in for a rude awakening. And a newspaper says it’s all President Donald Trump’s fault. The Robesonian in Lumberton announced it’s dropping an eight-page color comics section from Sunday editions. A newspaper editorial last week said it made the “not-so-funny” decision to cut the comics because of rising costs spurred by Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint. “This newspaper has made the difficult decision to drop the Sunday comics, a decision that we really believe was made at the White House,”...
  • This Is How a Newspaper Dies (Denver Post)

    05/20/2018 6:49:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | May 13, 2018 | Jack Schafer
    It’s with a spasm of profits. For a preview of the newspaper industry’s coming death, turn your gaze to Colorado, where the withering and emaciated Denver Post finds itself rolling in profits. The Post’s controlling owner, “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith, has become journalism’s No. 1 villain for having cheapened and starved not just its Denver paper but many of the titles—including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the San Jose Mercury News and the Orange County Register—that his firm, Alden Global Capital, operates through the Digital First Media chain. At the Post, Smith’s firm cut the newsroom from 184 journalists to...
  • Denver Post editorial page editor resigns amid staff cuts

    05/04/2018 6:08:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KOAA ^ | May 03, 2018 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    An editor at The Denver Post who oversaw an editorial critical of budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper's New York-based hedge fund owners has resigned. Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett ... The Post last month published Plunkett's initial editorial headlined "As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved," calling on Alden to sell the newspaper. ... Plunkett said he was warned afterward "not to bite the hand that fed us" but couldn't stay silent.
  • Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership

    04/09/2018 1:54:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | APRIL 7, 2018 | SYDNEY EMBER
    The Denver Post is in open revolt against its owner. Angry and frustrated journalists at the 125-year-old newspaper took the extraordinary step this weekend of publicly blasting its New York-based hedge-fund owner and making the case for its own survival ... The bold tactic was born out of a dissatisfaction not uncommon in newsrooms across the country as newspapers grapple with the loss of revenue ... The lead editorial pulled no punches, describing executives at Alden Global Capital, the paper’s hedge-fund owner, as “vulture capitalists.” ... “The @denverpost is being murdered by its owners,” one Post reporter, John Wenzel, wrote...
  • A visit with the man who has digitized more newspaper pages than the Library of Congress.

    04/03/2018 7:04:13 AM PDT · by RubyR · 13 replies
    Harper's Magazine ^ | September 13, 2017 | Jesse Coburn
    Tom Tryniski isn’t trained as an archivist. Nor does he have ties to any institution or receive much compensation for the many hours he’s spent scanning the microform of local newspapers he orders from libraries. Still, he is devoted to the endeavor. Since his retirement in 1999, he has digitized some forty million newspaper pages and posted them to his website, fultonhistory.com. His collection, at three times the size of the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America archive, is in all likelihood the largest free repository of its kind. But there is more work to be done, Tryniski says. “Do you...
  • Los Angeles Times owner will sell paper, ending a long-troubled relationship

    02/06/2018 11:53:29 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2018 | Paul Farhi
    The Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Times is expected to announce it is selling the newspaper, according to people familiar with the company’s plans, in a surprise move that probably spells the end of its long-troubled relationship with Southern California’s leading news outlet. [Snip] The past few months have been particularly chaotic at the Times, with rapid turnover in the paper’s top ranks and a major clash between management and journalists over a proposal to have more non-staffers contributing more news content. [Snip] The paper’s future has been clouded since Tribune Co. filed for bankruptcy court protection in 2008....
  • At Least Seven Layoffs at the Denver Post as Shrinkage Continues

    11/28/2017 7:48:34 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Westword ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    November 27, the Denver Post set into motion its latest round of layoffs just over a year after shrinking the newsroom staff by 26 employees through the combination of a buyout offer and supplementary dismissals. Seven positions included in the Post's contract with the Denver Newspaper Guild are affected, and another four employees working non-union gigs also appear to have been discharged. "The Post gave the required two-week notice of layoff in seven union covered positions," notes the DNG's Tony Mulligan, corresponding via email. "Four are in the newsroom and three are in advertising support." ... As for why the...