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Senior media reporter, @HuffingtonPost; Adjunct faculty, @nyu_journalism; Ex-Politico/Yahoo News/NY Observer

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NBC, MSNBC, Telemundo get first Democratic primary debate in June; CNN has next in July:
"One call was made to Lou Dobbs...another was placed to Sean Hannity... The message: Mr. Trump deserved support because he still forced concessions."
"Fox News has rejected a national advertising buy for a 30-second spot that warns viewers about the potential dangers of American fascism."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette guild releases eyewitness accounts of publisher John Robinson Block’s “erratic, menacing and disturbing conduct” in the newsroom:
Rep. McCarthy, still railing today against Rep. Omar, says his now-deleted tweet warning that three Jewish billionaires were trying to “buy” the election had “nothing to do with faith”
At CNN town hall, Schultz “repeatedly bashed ‘far left’ and ‘far right’ bogeymen without proposing specific, distinctive solutions of his own.”
White House says Trump condemns violence against members of the press, and yet on stage he’s praised a Congressman for assaulting a journalist:
And candidate Trump also tweeted an image of Hillary Clinton "against a backdrop of $100 bills and a Star of David"
BBC’s @pdanahar tells White House that access to "media area last night was unsupervised and that no member of law enforcement or security stopped the attacker entering, intervened when he began his attack or followed up"

The Most Relevant

In the past two weeks, reporters have been arrested, pinned against a wall, and now body slammed -- all for trying to ask a question.
NYT found the president "participated in dubious tax schemes," including "outright fraud," in its year-long investigation. Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, and Fox News Sunday ignored it:
Both still attended the NBC/MSNBC after party:
"Characterizing people as vermin has historically been a precursor to murder and genocide."
North Carolina is “no longer considered to be a fully functioning democracy.”
Media need to do better than "Trump says” or “Trump tweets” or “Trump claims” headline if what he’s offering has no connection to reality.
Omarosa threatened @AprilDRyan, saying Trump officials had dossiers on her and several African American journalists:
Indiana reporter who investigated Carrier’s plans to send jobs to Mexico was denied access to today’s Trump event:
“But as the night wore on and most reporters had gone home, the language changed.”
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