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WSJ.com – White House plans to direct government staffers to not renew orders with the newspapers, whose coverage he has disparaged as ‘fake’ – “The White House is planning to instruct federal agencies to not renew their subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post, administration officials said, escalating President Trump’s attacks on the media outlets.
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- If you’re a media junkie, this is a must-read: New York Magazine’s Reeves Wiedeman on what’s left of Conde Nast.
- The Ringer’s Jordan Ritter Conn with a story about the NBA/China/Hong Kong controversy, but this story comes from inside Hong Kong. It includes what those in Hong Kong now think about the NBA and in particular, LeBron James.
- One late-night host is going to have a blast now that Newsweek’s James LaPorta has discovered the name of the dog injured in the raid on ISIS.
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What we liked: Covering Trump as a beat reporter isn’t easy because of the frequency of his falsehoods. Reporters want to hold him accountable for what he says, but that would take time away from their ability to produce news and analysis. So in cases like this, fact-checkers carry a large load, taking the pressure off their White House colleagues so that readers see that falsehoods are debunked as they occur.