Why the Washington Post’s Afghanistan investigation is such a big deal

New York (CNN Business)The Washington Post’s publication of US government papers about the 18-year-long Afghan war is being compared to the Vietnam-era Pentagon Papers. And the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, agrees with the analogy. “A couple thousand pages? I’ll read them all, even though it means reliving the terrible experience […]

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Elon Musk’s defense argues British caver Vernon Unsworth was not harmed by ‘pedo guy’ tweet

Los Angeles (CNN Business)There is a photo in which Vernon Unsworth is standing next to Theresa May in front of 10 Downing Street, where the former British prime minister gave a hero’s welcome to the divers who helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. That probably wouldn’t have […]

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Gretchen Carlson fights back against nondisclosure agreements like the one she signed with Fox News

New York (CNN Business)The new movie Bombshell depicts former “Fox and Friends” host Gretchen Carlson’s 2016 lawsuit against then-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, and the movement that followed. “I see this as the next phase of the revolution, that women want their voices back … Enough is enough,” Carlson said. “We want […]

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Freedom of the press is under siege. We need to rebuild public trust | Robert Reich

If enough people start to trust Trumps words more than the medias, he can get away with saying and doing anything Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. As Giving Tuesday approaches, consider making a contribution Guarding the independence of the press is essential to maintaining truth as a common good. And truth is […]

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Carl Bernstein’s advice for viewers watching the Trump impeachment hearings

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. “No one knows what is going to happen in the coming weeks or months, except likely impeachment by the House, because of the Democratic majority,” Carl Bernstein says. “As for the results […]

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Trump Cuts Out Media That Doesnt Make Him Feel Beautiful

For months, President Trump has refused to grace CNN or MSNBC with what he views as the gift of his presence. Its a choice rooted not only in political and media strategy, but also in pure spite. During the 2016 GOP primary, then-candidate Trump and his team relied on a game plan of booking the […]

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Pro-Trump Enemies List Smear Flops

Donald Trumps allies in Congress and the pro-Trump media are scrambling to find a counter-narrative to the Ukraine impeachment investigation that can shore up Republican support, even

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Naga Munchetty: BBC reverses decision to censure presenter

Director general Tony Hall emails staff to say he is overturning ruling over impartiality guidelines The BBC has reversed its decision to sanction BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty for breaking impartiality guidelines with her comments about Donald Trump, following a staff uprising against the ruling and enormous political pressure. Tony Hall, the BBC director general, […]

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Ronan Farrow says National Enquirer shredded Trump-related documents

New York (CNN Business)According to Ronan Farrow’s new book, The National Enquirer’s top editor directed staffers to shred documents when the Wall Street Journal called for comment before publishing the first story about the Enquirer’s “catch and kill” relationship with Donald Trump. The $150,000 payment to Karen McDougal, and another arrangement with adult actress Stormy […]

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‘Joker’ has huge second weekend at the box office

(CNN Business)A psychotic clown beat out the Addams Family and two Will Smiths at the box office this weekend. The film from Warner Bros., which like CNN is owned by WarnerMedia, dropped just 43% from its record haul last weekend. That’s pretty impressive especially for a comic book movie. For example, 2016’s “Batman v Superman: […]

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