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Fox News Settles With Seth Rich's Parents For False Story Claiming Clinton Leaks

Fox News settles with parents of a slain Democratic staffer over a retracted 2017 story reporting he had shared party emails with Wikileaks. Fox also suggested Democrats were linked to his death. → Read More

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Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules

A federal judge ordered the CEO over the Voice of America to stop investigating its journalists for anti-Trump bias, saying he caused "self-censorship and the chilling of First Amendment expression." → Read More

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Voice of America's 5 Months Under Trump CEO: Lawsuits, Bias Claims, And A Sex Scandal

Michael Pack is nearing the close of his turbulent tenure as CEO of the parent agency to the Voice of America. After firings and claims of bias, staffers say they fear more damage on his way out. → Read More

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Analysis: Is Trump's Next Foe Fox News?

Since Election Day, President Trump has attacked Fox News repeatedly, particularly its newsroom. Now comes chatter from Washington that he wants to start up his own media outfit to take on Fox. → Read More

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With Trump's Loss, Murdoch's Fox News Faces Wrath And Tough Choices

Rupert Murdoch struck an alliance with President Trump early on, and Fox News has bolstered his presidency. With Joe Biden's victory, Fox is stepping warily to avoid alienating Trump supporters. → Read More

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I Covered Media's 2000 Election Night Fiasco. Please, Let's Not Do That Again

News executives promise restraint and caution for Tuesday's election coverage. Yet the media fiasco of 20 years ago raises haunting questions about whether they're up to the challenge. → Read More

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Down In The Polls, Trump Seeks Familiar Embrace of Conservative Media

President Trump has turned to conservative media and stars for help in his fight to win reelection. They've rewarded him by promoting his questionable claims about the Bidens and the coronavirus. → Read More

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U.S. Agency Targets Its Own Journalists' Independence

In a late-night move to assert editorial control, the CEO of the U.S. international broadcasting agency rescinded a rule which established a "firewall" between the newsroom and political appointees. → Read More

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Analysis: Questionable 'N.Y. Post' Scoop Driven by Ex-Hannity Producer, Giuliani

Red flags abound in a story about Hunter Biden that provides fodder for President Trump and his allies. The allegations rest on speculation and assumptions rather than journalistically sound facts. → Read More

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Judge Finds U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Broke Law In Seizing Control Of Fund

Judge rules against USAGM CEO Michael Pack's moves to dismiss top executives and board of a fund that helps people who live under repressive regimes to access the Web and to communicate securely. → Read More

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Citing Scandal, Senator Proposes Stronger Protections For VOA Newsroom

Sen. Chris Murphy says his bill would "make it totally crystal, 100 percent clear" that political appointees cannot interfere with news coverage, including of President Trump. → Read More

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Trump's Town Hall On NBC To Overlap With Biden's On ABC

NBC will host a town hall with President Trump at the same time as Joe Biden's town hall on ABC. The two will compete Thursday on different networks after the second presidential debate was canceled. → Read More

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Ex-Officials' Lawsuit Says Trump-Appointed CEO Broke Laws At Voice Of America

Five executives, now suspended, accuse U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack of illegally interfering in newsroom coverage of President Trump, Joe Biden and Black Lives Matter. → Read More

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VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees

An investigation by political appointees into the Voice of America's White House bureau chief for anti-Trump bias is the latest act that may break federal laws promising its journalistic independence. → Read More

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You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You. So Say Fox's Lawyers

Fox News viewers don't expect facts from Tucker Carlson, according to network lawyers who defended their star in a slander lawsuit filed by a woman who said she had an affair with President Trump. → Read More

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Voice Of America CEO In The Hot Seat: Democratic Lawmakers Bear Down On Pack

Two senior Democratic lawmakers are sharply questioning moves by Trump appointee Michael Pack, the CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media. The agency oversees the Voice of America. → Read More

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'Miami Herald' Investigating How Racist Insert Was Distributed In Paper For Months

The Spanish language sibling to the Miami Herald apologized after including an insert filled with anti-Semitic screeds. The publishers of both papers admitted the issue has been going on for months. → Read More

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Attorney Hired To Probe VOA's Coverage Has Active Protective Order Against Him

The CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, Michael Pack, has accused executives of hiring practices that imperil national security. The investigator Pack hired has a protective order against him. → Read More

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At Voice of America, Trump Appointee Sought Political Influence Over Coverage

Michael Pack, who leads VOA's parent company, ordered a political appointee to formally review a story on Joe Biden. The move appears to violate bans on political meddling in coverage. → Read More

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CEO Of US Agency For Global Media Under Fire

Critics say the new CEO of The US Agency for Global Media that oversees The Voice of America and Radio Free Asia is undermining these organizations' independence. → Read More