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10:35 PM ET, February 21, 2014

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Venezuela tells CNN journalists to ‘get out’  —  Sorting fact from fiction in Venezuela  —  (CNN) — Venezuela has revoked or denied press credentials for CNN journalists in the country, following the president's announcement he would expel CNN if it did not “rectify” its coverage of anti-government protests.
Discussion: @tv6tnt and Business Insider
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Natalie Kitroeff / The Lede:
Venezuela Battles Media, Social and Otherwise, to Restrict Protest Coverage
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Venezuela revokes CNN press credentials
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix packets being dropped every day because Verizon wants more money  —  Verizon wants to be paid by consumers and Cogent, but Cogent refuses to pay.  —  The battle over who should pay to carry Netflix traffic is heating up again, and one of the main players blames Verizon's greed …
Discussion: @caseyliss and CNNMoney.com
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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Sees Time Warner Cable Deal Boosting Broadband Competition  —  Executive Says Deal Wouldn't Harm Home Users or Content Companies  —  A Comcast executive said Friday the company's planned $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable would create new competition in the commercial market …
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Tom Scocca / Gawker:
Baltimore Is One Step Closer to Being a Zero-Newspaper Town  —  It's not even possible to get mad at the Baltimore Sun now.  The Baltimore Sun is a nursing home where newspapering goes to die, or to sink into terminal urine-soaked frailty and confusion.  Yesterday it announced it had received …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Proposed FCC study of news organizations sparks outcry  —  A proposed government study of how media organizations gather news has incited a powerful backlash, particularly among conservatives, who said that it could be part of an official effort to intimidate or second-guess journalists.
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Associated Press:
White House bars media from Dalai Lama meeting  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House defended its decision Friday to bar reporters and photojournalists from a meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, while acknowledging the news media's legitimate interest in covering the two leaders' encounter.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Attorney General Signs New Rules to Limit Access to Journalists' Records  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who drew fire last spring over the Justice Department's aggressive tactics for secretly obtaining reporters' phone logs and emails as part of leak investigations …
Discussion: @drudge and Associated Press
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
Turns out Twitter is even more politically polarized than you thought  —  This is what Twitter looks like when two groups with different political views talk about the same thing:  —  As part of a new study on Twitter's network structures, the Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research …
Discussion: @gregdklein, SocialTimes and AppNewser
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Garrick Utley, Former NBC Anchor and Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 74  —  Garrick Utley, a former anchor for NBC News who for many years was one of a rare breed in television news reporting, a full-time foreign correspondent, died on Thursday night at his home in Manhattan.  He was 74.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Southern Living Puts its Name on Branded Communities  —  Diehard fans of Time Inc.'s Southern Living can live in a Southern Living-branded house filled with Southern Living-branded décor, thanks to the brand's formidable stable of brand extensions.  There are home goods (furniture …
Discussion: @steve_katz
Bloomberg:
Roku Said to Be Weighing Initial Public Offering in U.S. in 2014  —  Roku Inc., the maker of set-top boxes that connect TVs to the Internet, is weighing an initial public offering in the U.S. this year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.  —  A decision to move ahead hasn't been made …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gigaom and @zseward
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Dish's Charlie Ergen: I'm Nervous About Comcast-TWC, Surprised Our Business Hasn't Been Worse  —  Optimism is supposedly one of the qualities people look for in politicians and business leaders.  Apparently no one told Charlie Ergen, who seemed less concerned with soothing investors …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources say Amazon readying a Web TV box competing with Apple TV and Roku, for March rollout  —  Amazon Gets Its TV Box Ready, Again  —  Amazon is gearing up to take on Apple and Roku, again.  —  Industry sources say Amazon is getting ready to launch a Web TV box that would compete …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
TV antenna maker Mohu targets cord cutters with new Channels device  —  Mohu, best known for its Mohu Leaf TV antenna, is introducing a new device that combines over-the-air TV with online video services.  The company will launch a Kickstarter campaign for its new Mohu Channels product early next week …
James Ball / Guardian:
Why are all the House of Cards journalists so bad at journalism?  —  Zoe and the gang can't report, lack ethics and have the common sense of a hacker's guinea pig.  Somebody should fire them … Journalists have a guilty pleasure.  In fact, we have several.
Discussion: @wesleylowery and @jaredbkeller
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Jimmy Kimmel's Sochi wolf video hoax attracts criticism from media executives, others  —  KIMMEL'S WOLF HOAX: ABC NEWS KNEW AHEAD OF TIME  —  ABC News received advance warning of Jimmy Kimmel's prank about a wolf supposedly prowling the athletes' village in Sochi but didn't steer …
Discussion: Mediaite, Re/code and @seangentille
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Charter CEO Rutledge: After Losing Time Warner Cable, We're Still Interested in Acquiring Subscribers  —  Charter Communications may have been blindsided by Comcast's $45 billion bid last week for Time Warner Cable — topping Charter's hostile takeover offer — but president and CEO Tom Rutledge …
 
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