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Hungary's autocratic leader tells U.S. conservatives to join his culture war

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán, who has suppressed civil liberties and intimidated media and corporate critics, kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas. → Read More

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Analysis: Trump's infamous obsession with TV helped define Jan. 6 too

Donald Trump's TV fixation led him to the White House. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will show that obsession also defined his actions on that day. → Read More

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A rape, an abortion, and a one-source story: a child's ordeal becomes national news

The Indianapolis Star's story about an anonymous child rape victim from Ohio who crossed state lines to get an abortion became a political lightning rod. Now a man has been arraigned for the rape. → Read More

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Jan. 6 hearings use TV tricks to great effect even as critics call them show biz

It's an extraordinary show of discipline for a congressional committee, with a minimum of showboating, yielding hearings that resemble Dateline NBC or investigative podcasts. → Read More

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Seth Rich's killing was exploited on Fox News and online. His parents are fed up

Seth Rich's killing brought incalculable loss to Joel and Mary Rich. Baseless conspiracy theories on Fox News made it even worse. They're speaking out for the first time since settling with Fox. → Read More

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Fired Fox News politics editor: Trump's ire at election night call led to 'panic'

In an interview with NPR, former Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt says that network should have been proud of being first to project that Joe Biden would win Arizona. → Read More

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Only one major cable news channel did not carry the Jan. 6 hearing live: Fox News

Airing the hearing would have required Fox to broadcast flat contradictions of what its personalities have told their audience in the past year and a half: that the riot was a mere legal protest. → Read More

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The New York Times' new editor will run its biggest newsroom ever — and most outspoken

Joe Kahn becomes The New York Times' executive editor next week. All he has to do is replace a legend and corral an often-contentious newsroom of more than 1,700 journalists. → Read More

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'The New York Times' can't shake the cloud over a 90-year-old Pulitzer Prize

In 1932, The New York Times' Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer for stories defending Soviet policies that led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians. The Times disavows his work but not the prize. → Read More

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Jen Psaki leaving the White House for MSNBC this spring

The White House press secretary is expected to serve as a pundit and host a show on the network's streaming platform. She's the second Biden administration official jumping to MSNBC recently. → Read More

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How tensions between the police and media boiled over one chaotic night in LA

The LAPD detained at least 16 journalists covering a protest in March 2021, a low point in a year of increasing mistrust and hostilities between police departments and the media. → Read More

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From kid gloves to rubber bullets: How the LAPD's ties to news media unraveled

Decades of tensions between police and journalists in Los Angeles led to a night of chaos last year in which officers detained at least 16 journalists covering a protest at the city's Echo Park. → Read More

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CBS producer Chris Licht is set to be the next head of CNN

Licht would replace Jeff Zucker, who resigned earlier this month after saying he had failed to acknowledge a romantic relationship with a senior executive at the network. → Read More

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NPR's Ayesha Rascoe named new host of 'Weekend Edition Sunday'

NPR has tapped White House Correspondent Ayesha Rascoe to host the Sunday news magazine show. Rascoe, a Black woman from Durham, N.C., says NPR has encouraged her to "sound like myself." → Read More

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Another top CNN executive resigns as WarnerMedia CEO cites ethical lapses

Chief marketing officer Allison Gollust quit after the end of a probe of former prime-time star Chris Cuomo. Gollust, Cuomo and former CNN chief Jeff Zucker were all cited for violating standards. → Read More

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Sarah Palin loses defamation case against 'The New York Times'

It was a one-two punch for Sarah Palin: The verdict came a day after the presiding judge said he would dismiss the case because Palin's lawyers failed to meet the legal standard of actual malice. → Read More

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Sarah Palin testifies she felt powerless to fight 'New York Times' over editorial

Sarah Palin said she lost sleep after a 2017 New York Times editorial falsely linked an ad from her political action committee to a mass shooting years earlier. She has sued the paper for defamation. → Read More

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Former 'New York Times' editor testifies on Sarah Palin editorial: 'This is my fault'

Former New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet testified Tuesday he was to blame for an incorrect passage about former Gov. Sarah Palin in a 2017 editorial on heated political rhetoric. → Read More

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CNN anchors grill CEO over ouster of ex-news chief Jeff Zucker as sale looms

CNN's best-known journalists are demanding transparency over the causes compelling former CNN head Jeff Zucker to resign. He acknowledged a consensual relationship with another top network executive. → Read More

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CNN president Jeff Zucker resigns over relationship with network executive

Zucker, CNN's top executive, says he failed to disclose the relationship when it began, as the company requires. Instead, it emerged during an inquiry into former CNN host Chris Cuomo. → Read More