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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon


By New Yorker, April 24, 2017

Stephen K. Bannon, who maintains a precarious hold over the nativist wing of the Trump White House, honed his skills in the art of conservative persuasion in the most liberal precinct of the American imagination, Hollywood. He became himself in the byways of the movie business. These days, Bannon is a dishevelled presence in the Oval Office, but he cut a different figure in Beverly Hills, where he looked the part of a Hollywood executive—fast-talking, smartly dressed, aggressively fit, carrying himself with what one former colleague described as an “alpha swagger.” He worked out of an impressive office on Canon Drive. He was passionate and knowledgeable about film, and boasted about his connections, his production credits, and his background in mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs. He was a Republican, but not dogmatic, and he tried not to let his political beliefs get in the way of his work.

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With Bill O'Reilly Out, Fox Rivals See A Chance To Move In


By CNBC, April 24 2017

Starting this week, a new era for prime-time cable news begins.

Tucker Carlson will assume Fox News's 8 p.m. time slot on Monday, the first time in nearly two decades that Bill O'Reilly will not be kicking off Fox News's prime-time lineup.

And Fox's competitors are taking notice.

Mr. O'Reilly's dismissal amounts to an enormous shift in cable news, and the TV industry was ablaze with talk late last week whether the move has the potential to open up a cable news war that for more than a decade has been dominated by Fox News.


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Fox Sports' Katie Nolan has a harsh response for Fox News' Sean Hannity


By Pill, April 23, 2017

It looks like 21st Century Fox has a bit of a family feud on their hands.

It all started on Saturday, when the New York Times published a story reporting, among other things, that Fox News host Sean Hannity, an outspoken defender of President Donald Trump, also offers private counsel to the president.

Here's what the Times wrote about Hannity's relationship with Trump:
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Advertisers Return to Fox News’ 8 P.M. Slot As Tucker Carlson Starts New Run


By Yahoo, April 24, 2017

Madison Avenue has rediscovered Fox News Channel’s 8 p.m. hour.

Mercedes-Benz, one of the first advertisers to announce it was yanking commercials from Fox News Channel’s flagship program, “The O’Reilly Factor” in the midst of a recent controversy surrounding its host, has returned to that program’s timeslot now that a new offering is in its place. The automaker joined other former O’Reilly advertisers like Jenny Craig and custom-shirt maker Untuckit.com in support of the ousted anchor’s successor, Tucker Carlson.


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Tantaros Adds to Fox Fight With Claim of `Sockpuppet' Attack


By Bloomberg, April 24, 2017

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros stepped up her fight with her ex-employer claiming in a new lawsuit that she was a victim of hacking, electronic surveillance and a social media harassment campaign that mirrors the plot of a "Homeland" episode.

Fox News operatives broke into her personal computer, planted key-logging and other surveillance software on it and then used the information “to intimidate, terrorize and crush her career through an endless stream of lewd, offensive and career-damaging social media posts, blog entries and commentary,” Tantaros claims in the lawsuit.


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Show of Support? Rupert Murdoch Dines Out With Fox News Execs Shine and Abernethy


By Mediaite, April 24, 2017

Well it isn’t exactly white smoke coming out of the Sistine Chapel, but it’s probably as close as we will get.

Mediaite has learned that Rupert Murdoch, current executive chairman and CEO of Fox News, took network co-presidents Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy to lunch today––the day of Fox’s big new primetime lineup. Fox News has been embroiled in troubled waters, and some wondered what the future might hold for executives throughout the cable news ratings leader.


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Amid Venezuela Unrest, Experts Worry That Criminals Will Acquire Military’s Weapons


By Miami Herald, April 24, 2017

The Venezuelan government’s decision to arm civilians to defend the country’s socialist revolution amid growing unrest is rekindling fears of terrorists and criminal organizations acquiring part of the nation’s arsenal, which include a large stockpile of shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles.

Experts and U.S. policy makers are concerned about the risk that some of these missiles — as well as thousands of modern assault rifles and banned anti-personnel mines — might fall in the hands of criminal groups under President Nicolás Maduro’s regime, with its rampant corruption, its lack of internal controls and the country’s rapidly deteriorating conditions.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Despite Reports, Fmr Fox Guest Now Claims She Was Never Sexually Harassed by Sean Hannity


By Law News, April 24, 2017

Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. The story has since gone viral garnering headlines like “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest” in publications like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. In an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel denied that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition.

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BART Takeover Robbery: 40 To 60 Teens Swarm Train, Hold Up Riders


By SF Chronicle, April 24, 2017

BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered at least one train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.


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Eerie Tech Promises To Copy Anyone's Voice From Just 1 Minute Of Audio


By The Next Web April 24, 2017

I’m not sure how I feel about the upcoming launch of Montreal-based Lyrebird’s new service. The company says its API will let you synthesize speech in anyone’s voice from just a minute-long recording – which means you could, for instance, generate a clip of President Trump declaring war on Canada.

Lyrebird has posted some audio examples that sound pretty convincing (listen below, and find more on this page). The company says that it doesn’t require the speaker to say the words that you’ll use the voice to speak in the audio you generate, and it’ll also be able to create different intonations.


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Amid Venezuela Unrest, Experts Worry That Criminals Will Acquire Military’s Weapons


By Miami Herald, April 24, 2017

The Venezuelan government’s decision to arm civilians to defend the country’s socialist revolution amid growing unrest is rekindling fears of terrorists and criminal organizations acquiring part of the nation’s arsenal, which include a large stockpile of shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles.

Experts and U.S. policy makers are concerned about the risk that some of these missiles — as well as thousands of modern assault rifles and banned anti-personnel mines — might fall in the hands of criminal groups under President Nicolás Maduro’s regime, with its rampant corruption, its lack of internal controls and the country’s rapidly deteriorating conditions.


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ICYMI: Maxine Waters Apologizes-To Fidel Castro


By Town Hall, April 26, 2017

According to Maxine Waters the Tea party “can go straight to hell”. But “VIVA FIDEL!” she chanted during the rapturous reception that greeted the Stalinist dictator’s visit to Harlem’s Riverside Church on Sept. 9, 2000. The overflow crowd packed the Church to suffocation and spilled from the doors onto the streets and sidewalks.



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Once Celebrated, Special Driver's Licenses Stir Anxiety Among Immigrants In California


By Oregon Live, April 23, 2017

AUBURN, Calif. -- Leticia Aceves remembers the fear of her first drive alone.

She was pregnant and in the country illegally with no driver's license, and little grasp of English or California's traffic laws. She had a doctor's appointment, so she drove on side streets and avoided Highway 49 -- the town's main road -- hoping to lessen her chance of being pulled over by police.


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Middlebury Professor Apologizes To Rioters For Inviting Charles Murray


By The Federalist, April 24, 2017

Middlebury College seems dead-set on adhering to social justice norms by apologizing for the violence that occurred when social scientist Charles Murray came to speak—not apologizing to Murray, the professor rioters injured, or the students who wanted to hear Murray’s speech, but to the rioters who shut it all down.

In a post for The Middlebury Campus, Bert Johnson, chair of the school’s political science department and an associate professor, apologized to the students who were upset over Murray’s invitation, writing that he should have consulted with dissenting students before co-sponsoring the event.


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Compare Trump's Pro-Life First 100 Days To What Would Have Been Under President Clinton


By Washington Examiner, April 24, 2017

President Trump will round out his first 100 days in the Oval Office at the end of the week. He's already taken heat from the media and his critics about a lack of accomplishments, which is unfair and inaccurate.

For conservatives and the pro-life movement, if the election had gone the other way, these first 100 days would be the start of a very long nightmare.


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