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7:05 PM ET, December 10, 2017

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Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
Trump calls for Dave Weigel to be fired after WaPo reporter apologized for presenting misleading impression in a tweet about Trump's Florida rally crowd size  —  President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at a rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday.  He described the arena as “packed to the rafters.”
Allan Smith / Business Insider:
CNN and CBS News issue corrections in stories about an email sent to Trump Jr. about WikiLeaks docs; both orgs independently reported incorrect date  —  - CNN on Friday issued a major correction to a Trump-Russia story.  — A Washington Post story may have nullified the bombshell of CNN's report that it corrected.
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Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
CNN, MSNBC, CBS should identify who fed them blatantly false info about the date of WikiLeaks email or explain how such a mistake has been made in good faith  —  Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time.  The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN …
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
A look at motivations of journalism students at evangelical Christian college Liberty University as the industry faces derision from some on the religious right  —  LYNCHBURG, Va. — What do you do when everyone around you thinks the media is “fake news” — and you want to work for the media?
Greg Evans / Deadline:
Charlie Sheen sues National Enquirer for defamation over a story claiming he raped a 13-year-old boy in 1986  —  Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer over the publication of a story claiming the then-19-year-old actor raped a 13-year-old Corey Haim when the two were filming 1986's Lucas.
Emily Langer / Washington Post:
Simeon Booker, who covered civil rights and the federal government for Jet and Ebony magazines for five decades, dies at age 99  —  The photographs stunned the country: a 14-year-old boy dead in a coffin, his head crushed, an eye gouged, his body disfigured beyond recognition from an agony …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The “pro net neutrality but against Title II regulations” argument had merit a decade ago, but developments since then make coming FCC rules repeal a mistake  —  Long time readers of Techdirt may know (as I've noted several times), that in the mid-2000s when the net neutrality debate …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Irish lawmakers propose bill criminalizing use of bots to influence politics and the “active promotion” of fake news, with five years jail or fines up to €10K  —  If you use a Twitter bot or share fake news in Ireland, go directly to jail, do not pass go and possibly pay €10,000.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Times of London experiments by starting Facebook groups focused on Brexit, books, and movies to facilitate conversation between readers and drive subs  —  The Times of London is experimenting with Facebook groups dedicated to specific topics in order to attract new readers and ultimately convert them into subscribers.
 
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Genies, which raised $15M at $100M+ valuation, launches its iOS app that uses lifelike personalized avatars to reenact news, had ~680,000 waitlisted to signup
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Programmatic ads for McDonald's, Lyft, and UPS appear alongside neo-Nazi radio shows on Stitcher and TuneIn; platforms challenged by task of policing content
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Fox News updates headline and story saying Roy Moore's accuser “forged” yearbook inscription attributed to Moore to say she added “notes”, deletes related tweet
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Mashable to cut 13 from video unit, and Mashable Studios president to exit after sale to Ziff Davis; video strategy to focus on social and distribution
Boston Herald:
GateHouse Media acquires Boston Herald's operational assets for an undisclosed amount; company to continue day-to-day operations as usual
TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple to acquire music recognition app Shazam; one source puts the deal at about $400M; Shazam's post-money valuation after its 2015 funding was $1.02B