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  • Nazi Salutes Jewish Deli Menu - Illinois (Barf Alert)

    08/31/2017 2:28:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Highland Park Patch ^ | August 31, 2017 | Jonah Meadows
    Nazi Salutes Jewish Deli Menu The cartoons on the catering menu for Highland Park's Max's Deli are raising eyebrows, as intended. 0 By Jonah Meadows (Patch Staff) - Updated August 31, 2017 3:39 pm ET HIGHLAND PARK, IL — A North Shore deli's catering menu for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur was adorned with caricatures of a Nazi and a Sasquatch in response to the hate and violence on display this month in Charlottesville, Virginia. The frowning, blond-haired, uniform-clad figure wears an "I'm with Alt-Right" T-shirt and a swastika armband and salutes Hitler beside a menu in the style of...
  • As Fox News Sidles Left, Sinclair Broadcasting Moves In

    05/09/2017 6:10:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    As Fox News Sidles Left, Sinclair Broadcasting Moves In Broadcasters you likely never heard of are possibly attempting to move in on Fox News and take some of their conservative viewership. Fox News has potential competition from another right-leaning media network. Sinclair Broadcasting is buying up 42 of Tribune Media’s broadcast stations for nearly $4 billion dollars, raising speculation that the conglomerate is prepared to compete with Fox News for their Republican and Libertarian audience. With Tribune’s 42 TV stations, Sinclair will cover more than 70 percent of households in the United States. It will become the largest local broadcast...
  • Sinclair Buys Tribune for $3.9 Billion, Creating TV Goliath by Alex Sherman

    05/08/2017 8:15:29 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 5 replies
    bloomberg ^ | 5/8/17 | Alex Sherman
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is buying Tribune Media Co. for about $3.9 billion, a deal made possible after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted last month to ease a limit on TV-station ownership in the U.S. Sinclair will pay $43.50 a share to gain Tribune TV stations in big media markets like New York, Chicago and Miami, strengthening its hand in negotiations with pay-TV distributors and major broadcast networks like 21st Century Fox Inc. The marriage of Sinclair and Tribune, two of the largest local TV station owners in the U.S., creates a U.S. broadcasting behemoth to face down online...

    02/22/2017 6:04:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Staff
    Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning. While discussing President Trump's entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media. "And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think," Brzezinski said. "And that, that is our job." SCARBOROUGH: "Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I...
  • Tribune Reporter: Ted Cruz declares war on 'liberal media' — so I declare war on Ted Cruz

    10/29/2015 9:18:53 PM PDT · by IncPen · 127 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/29/15 | Rex Huppke
    I am sorry to have to do this, but as a representative of the mainstream media, I hereby declare war on GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. In the media's defense, Cruz started it. Literally. -- snip -- Strap on your boots, Teddy boy. We're comin' for ya now. And we've got the weapon you fear the most: the truth.
  • Los Angeles Times Publisher Is Being Ousted

    09/08/2015 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    ny times ^ | 9-8-2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    Austin Beutner, the publisher and chief executive of The Los Angeles Times, is being dismissed Tuesday, with no replacement immediately named, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Mr. Beutner, a politically connected former investment banker who went on to become a deputy mayor of Los Angeles, was to be informed Tuesday morning but the news had leaked in advance of the meeting, said one person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a sensitive matter. News of the impending departure was first reported by the website Capital New York. The news came after internal dissent between...
  • ‘That’s messed up': Va. CBS employee reports #MemoriesPizza GoFundMe for fraud — ‘just in case’

    04/04/2015 9:28:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 112 replies ^ | april 3, 2015
    So, who’s this Alix Bryan person? Well, as she puts it in her Twitter bio, she’s “1/3 of a kick-ass web and social media team @CBS6” in Richmond, Virginia. -snip She’s also a model citizen who took it upon herself to report the wildly successful GoFundMe campaign for Memories Pizza for fraud — despite the fact that she had no evidence whatsoever: Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan Are you kidding me? Indiana pizzeria raises $17k in an hour by being bigoted?  7:33 PM - 1 Apr 2015 Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case. … 7:46 PM -...
  • “The Only Intelligible Explanation of the Incarnation”—A. T. Robertson on the Virgin Birth of Christ

    12/29/2013 2:44:54 PM PST · by rhema · 5 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | December 27, 2013 | Albert Mohler
    The Christmas season comes each year with the expected flurry of media attention to the biblical accounts of Christ’s conception and birth. The general thrust of the secular media is often incredulity toward the fact that so many people still believe the Bible’s accounts to be true. This year, the Pew Research Center released a report on Christmas Day indicating that almost 75% of the American people affirm belief in the virgin birth of Christ. Meanwhile, the Public Religion Research Institute found markedly lower levels of belief, with just under half affirming the historical accuracy of the biblical accounts. The...
  • Tribune Co. announces restructuring; will cut nearly 700 jobs (in their newspaper division)

    11/20/2013 10:41:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Walter Hamilton
    Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, unveiled a restructuring plan that will slash nearly 700 jobs over the next year. [Snip] The cutbacks indicate that the newspaper division is bracing for another drop in advertising in 2014, analysts said. Print ad revenue fell nearly $200 million in the last two years and an additional $62 million in the first nine months of this year.
  • Koch Brothers No Longer Interested in Buying Tribune Papers

    08/23/2013 12:43:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/23/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Charles and David Koch are no longer contemplating a purchase of the Tribune Company’s chain of newspapers, a spokeswoman for the billionaire industrialists said on Thursday. The spokeswoman, Melissa Cohlmia, affirmed a report by the conservative news Web site The Daily Caller that said Koch Industries — where Charles is chairman and chief executive and David is an executive vice president — had concluded that the acquisition was “not economically viable.” But other acquisitions in the media industry might be: “Koch continues to have an interest in the media business, and we’re exploring a broad range of opportunities where we...
  • Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell: Rude, radical and unprofessional

    05/17/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 10 replies ^ | 5/17/2013 | Tom Tillison
    Reports that Koch Industries is exploring a bid to buy the Tribune Co.’s newspapers has Orlando’s far left in a lather over the prospect of losing “its” paper. The Orlando Sentinel is one of several Tribune newspapers, which also include the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and the Sun Sentinel. Florida Watch Action organized a rally Thursday in front of the Orlando Sentinel’s offices to “fight back” against the dastardly billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, arch enemies of all things progressive...
  • Koch Responds to Rumors of Tribune Company Purchase

    03/14/2013 9:15:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 12, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    LA Weekly on Tuesday published a story about a rumored purchase of the Tribune Company by the Koch Brothers. As you might imagine, this has gotten great attention in the media world: The latest rumor about the next owner of the L.A. Times, which is for sale, is a doozy. A bombshell. It's a doozy wrapped in a bombshell exploding inside a Drudge siren. Multiple sources tell L.A. Weekly that Charles and David Koch -- the infamous right-wing billionaire brothers -- are considering an offer on either the Tribune Co. newspaper group, which includes the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune...
  • Publisher (Chicago) Tribune (and LA Times) to emerge from bankruptcy on December 31

    12/31/2012 12:00:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 31, 2012
    U.S. media giant The Tribune Co, owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, said late on Sunday it will emerge from bankruptcy on December 31, ending four years of Chapter 11 reorganization. Chicago-based Tribune said it will emerge from the Chapter 11 process with a portfolio of profitable assets that will include eight major daily newspapers and 23 TV stations. The company will also have a new board of directors. "Tribune will emerge as a dynamic multi-media company with a great mix of profitable assets, powerful brands in major markets, sufficient liquidity for operations and investments and...
  • Chicago Tribune doubling, tripling subscription rates

    11/23/2011 5:56:54 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 10 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | 11/22/11 | Lynne Marek
    Chicago Tribune is doubling and tripling weekday delivery rates for some readers when their subscriptions come up for renewal. The newspaper, a unit of Chicago-based Tribune Co., has sent some subscribers letters notifying them of the increases; others have simply seen a higher price show up on their credit card bills. The size of the rate jump depends on what a customer was paying previously. “I'm writing to let you know that while we worked hard to maintain pricing in this challenging economy and industry for the last couple years, your current pricing is about to expire,” one letter to...
  • Tribune name change further erodes Oakland's clout

    08/26/2011 3:23:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/26/11 | Chip Johnson
    My head tells me the Oakland Tribune, the Chronicle's main competitor in the East Bay, will go on under a new name, but my heart tells a different story. Starting in early November, the Oakland Tribune and four smaller daily newspapers will operate under a single flag: the East Bay Tribune. The announcement, made Tuesday by the Bay Area News Group, which owns the Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News and 11 community papers in the Bay Area, closes an era in Oakland. The Oakland Tribune has been serving the residents of the community for 137 years. The historic Tribune...
  • Thomson Reuters starts service for U.S. news media

    12/13/2010 11:10:12 PM PST · by jackspyder · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 13, 2010 | Jennifer Saba
    * Thomson Reuters launches U.S. domestic news service * Service is part of "multimillion" dollar investment * Signs Tribune Co as first Reuters America client NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) (TRI.N) has launched a news service for U.S. publishers and broadcasters in a bid to win business from the Associated Press and CNN. The new service, Reuters America, provides text stories, photos and video by Reuters journalists for newspapers, television stations and online publishers. Newspaper publisher and broadcaster Tribune Co (TRBCQ.PK) is its first customer. As part of the service, Reuters America also will offer...
  • (Chicago) Tribune investors sue banks that arranged financing (Major MSM mess alert)

    10/31/2010 7:28:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2010
    A group of investors in bankrupt Tribune Co sued JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Citicorp and Bank of America, claiming the banks arranged $3.7 billion in loans in 2007 they knew the company could never repay. "The Lead Banks knew that this financing was barred by the terms of the Credit Agreement and it was tainted with fraud and other misconduct," said the lawsuit, which was filed late on Friday. Tribune, owner of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and 23 television stations, filed for bankruptcy in 2008, just a year after real estate developer Sam Zell bought the company with...
  • (Chicago) Tribune CEO Randy Michaels quits in wake of scandal (Big MSM mess alert)

    10/23/2010 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 23, 2010 | David Roeder
    Friday was last call for Randy Michaels as chief executive of Tribune Co. Accused of turning Tribune Tower into a bawdy house, Michaels tendered his resignation. [Snip] Pressure grew on Michaels after a New York Times article portrayed him as creating a sexist and boorish atmosphere within the company. Within days of the story, a top Michaels subordinate sent a companywide e-mail with a link to sexual content. The subordinate, Lee Abrams, resigned last week. Creditors Friday got judicial permission to sue the company chairman, Sam Zell, for taking the company private in 2007 in a debt-laden buyout.
  • Duluth News Tribune and Other Papers Endorse Horner(I-Mn, Not Just Taking Democrat Votes)

    10/18/2010 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies ^ | October 18, 2010 |
    With just over two weeks until Election Day, several Minnesota newspapers are endorsing the Independence Party's Tom Horner for governor. The Star Tribune's editorial board says Horner has the best chance to overcome partisan gridlock in St. Paul. The Forum of Fargo, the Duluth News Tribune and the Bemidji Pioneer also endorsed Horner Sunday. Polls have shown Horner well-behind both Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer.
  • Channel 39 changing its newscast format [Houston]

    07/25/2010 5:36:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies ^ | July 23, 2010 | David Barron
    Channel 39 will end its traditional newscasts by this fall to launch a new format called NewsFix, which discards on-camera anchors and reporters and focuses on natural sound and video to tell stories. KIAH employees were informed Thursday about the changes, which apparently involve reassigning anchors and reporters to new, off-camera duties and signal a sharp reversal from the station's recent advertising campaign focusing on its lead anchor, Mia Gradney. Roger Bare, Channel 39's general manager, said KIAH will be the pilot program for Tribune Broadcasting's NewsFix, which is expected to launch in late September or early October. "The core...