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3:05 PM ET, November 22, 2017

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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
NY AG says the FCC has ignored multiple requests for logs and records amid NY's investigation of the flood of fake net neutrality comments to the federal agency  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed today that his office has been investigating a flood of spam FCC comments …
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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC unveils its plan to repeal net neutrality rules, a move that would give ISPs broad powers to determine which websites and online services customers use
Eve Fairbanks / BuzzFeed:
Mark Halperin and imitators portrayed Washington as an incomprehensible game driven by micro-scoops and access to insiders, rather than a city for all Americans  —  Reports of sexual harassment destroyed his reputation and his career.  But I want to talk about the deeper, subtler …
CBS News:
CBS investigation: three of the network's employees say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them, in incidents which happened after 2011  —  CBS News has fired “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual misconduct.  He had been with the broadcast since its launch in 2012.
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Zack Sharf / IndieWire:
The Royal Tenenbaums, a 2001 film by Wes Anderson with a character believed to be based on Charlie Rose, may have alluded to the star's behavior  —  One scene in Wes Anderson's 2001 comedy-drama is going viral following sexual harassment allegations made against journalist Charlie Rose.
Discussion: The Wrap
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Memo: CBS President David Rhodes says the network has terminated Charlie Rose's employment, effective immediately
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Sources: Vice employees were enraged after CEO Smith failed to address sexual harassment in recent company presentation, amid fears of an upcoming NYT exposé  —  After a disastrous state of the union and amid rumors of another sexual harassment story, the media group is already doing damage control.
Discussion: @rafat
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Makan Delrahim, the DoJ's antitrust chief, confirmed on Sept. 27, who is leading the lawsuit against AT&T over its proposed merger with Time Warner  —  Seven weeks into the job, he is at helm of Justice Department's biggest competition case since the late 1990s
Discussion: Forbes
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
DoJ lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner deal could stall some media mergers and acquisitions because antitrust standards remain uncertain
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Memo: Pixar chief John Lasseter is taking a six-month sabbatical, apologizes to staff for any unwanted hugs “or any other gesture they felt crossed the line”  —  Pixar is set to release their next feature ‘Coco’ on Thanksgiving day.  —  Disney Animation head John Lasseter …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish Network urges subscribers to lobby businesses that advertise on CBS local stations, after the two failed to agree terms, resulting in a blackout  —  Dish Network is going hyper-local in its with contract spat with CBS.  —  The U.S.'s No. 2 satellite operator is encouraging customers affected …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model  —  “We have to find new and creative ways to not replace a client's Google and Facebook spend but find our own portion of it.”  —  Village Media is doing that weird thing …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Source: The New York Times is torn as to whether White House correspondent Glenn Thrush should be fired over alleged sexual harassment at his previous job  —  Multiple current and former Times employees are wrestling with whether the allegations against Thrush warrant his firing.
Discussion: The Hill, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Another female-led investor group, which includes Walt Disney's grandniece and is led by NY-based Killer Content, is making a bid for the Weinstein Company  —  LOS ANGELES — Two female-led investor groups are lining up to save the Weinstein Company, which has been straining …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How Mashable flamed out: loss of editorial focus, lack of financial controls, an ill-executed shift to video, and hesitance to diversify revenue  —  Few images better capture the unfettered optimism and indignity of digital media than 2014 at South by Southwest, where a line …
 
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
BuzzFeed's Ben Smith says news outlets cannot ignore newsworthy info no matter the source, explaining why BuzzFeed used congressional docs from Cernovich
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
CEO of popular app HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov, repeatedly told reporter that the app's star host, a contractor, could be fired for talking to press, then denied it
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Reuters:
Russia says it could act against Google if Sputnik, RT get lower search rankings, after Eric Schmidt said “those kinds of websites” should have less prominence
ProPublica:
Ads for housing that exclude demographics are still being approved by Facebook, a year after a study highlighted the illegal discriminatory practice on Facebook
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
36 female SNL staffers who worked with Senator Al Franken, who was a writer for the show, released a statement of public support for him