Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Unwilling to attack grieving students, the NRA turns to Trump's playbook, attacking the news media with claim that media “love mass shootings” — One of the more outrageous assertions in a week overrun with them was Dana Loesch's outright lie that journalists relish massacres of children.
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Porter Anderson / @porter_anderson: Media: “I've never heard a hint of glee about such atrocities—not from reporters or editors, not from circulation directors or those who track digital engagement. The @NRA is wrong, disgustingly wrong, about this.” @Sulliview http://ow.ly/... @washingtonpost #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/Q81egnyZGx
Pedro Rafael Rosado / @prrosado: An organization that suggests reputable news organizations relish covering the butchering of children is diseased from top to bottom. Anyone who believes it should have their heads checked... https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Kathy Vetter / @30bike: “Granted, the reality-based media makes mistakes. It's a flawed institution, run by fallible human beings.It's also a necessary foundation of American democracy, one that has been performing quite well under tremendous pressure.” Good take by @Sulliview https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Andrew Graham / @andrewgraham88: “I vomited while covering the San Bernardino attack I was so overwhelmed. I often can't sleep for days after going to shooting sites.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Josh Marshall / @joshtpm: It is notable that most of the NRA's public messaging isn't even about firearms anymore. It's mostly culture war agitprop about fake news, Trump, obedience to the flag, feral leftists, socialists, antifa street gangs and other similar incitement. This is for a clear reason.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon targeted in calls to drop NRA TV app, which is also on Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast
Amazon targeted in calls to drop NRA TV app, which is also on Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast
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Michal Kranz / Business Insider: Amazon is getting slammed for streaming NRA TV after the Florida shooting
Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNNMoney: Gun safety groups want Apple TV and Amazon Fire to pull NRATV
Joshua Caplan / The Gateway Pundit: NRA Issues BADA$$ Statement in Response To Losing Corporate Partnerships
New Day / @newday: CNN's Alisyn Camerota: “The NRA does bear some responsibility in terms of fixing this solution. They do need to come to the table.” NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: “No we absolutely do not” http://www.cnn.com/... http://www.snappytv.com/...
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Delta and United Airlines Cut Ties to the NRA (UPDATED)
@joshmalina: I'm not saying they shouldn't be allowed to stream their racially tinged misinformation on their own website. I'm suggesting that maybe financial pressure can be put on Amazon and other companies to convince them not to amplify it. http://www.nytimes.com/... http://twitter.com/...
David Hogg / @davidhogg111: I think the NRA loves mass shootings think how many more guns you can sell when people are scared. They want you to be afraid don't let them. #neveragain http://twitter.com/...
Jeremy W. Peters / @jwpetersnyt: When you think the NRA is being quiet after a mass shooting, this is where they are whipping up a fury. @ktbenner & I on the rage on NRATV http://www.nytimes.com/...
Katie Rife / The A.V. Club: Get Involved, Internet: Tell Amazon (and Roku, and Apple, and Google) to dump NRATV
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Study: Number of fact-checking projects up 3x over the last four years, with 149 projects in 53 countries; funding comes from membership, donations, syndication — A new report from the Duke Reporters' Lab offers a snapshot of the evolving fact-checking ecosystem around the world.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
After claims that CNN scripted words for a Florida student for town hall, CNN releases emails showing student was asked to use a question he submitted — CNN appears to have had enough. — On Friday afternoon, the network released email correspondence between one of its producers …
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Todd VanDerWerff / Vox: CNN's town hall on gun violence was the network at its best — and worst
Alex Witt / @alexwitt: The family of Colton Haab, a student at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week, provided a doctored email to media outlets in order to defend Haab's claims that CNN rewrote a question for him. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ...
Sydney Smith / iMediaEthics: CNN Denies ‘Scripted’ Town Hall Claims, Releases E-mails with Colton Haab, Father
Jeremy Stahl / Slate: Trump Sends Out Three-Year-Old Tweet From Sandy Hook Truther About How It's OK to Be a Black Republican
Justin Caruso / The Daily Caller: Here's Everything We Know About Colton Haab And CNN
Bruce Haring / Deadline: CNN Claims Father Of School Shooting Hero May Have Altered Email To Fuel “Fake News” Charges
Eliza Relman / Business Insider: Parkland shooting survivor's family shops doctored emails with CNN to media outlets
Erik Wemple / @erikwemple: CNN is now releasing copies of the network's email exchanges with the Haab family after receiving inquiries this afternoon from the HuffPost and Fox News.
True Pundit: Tucker Can't Believe It — CNN ‘Questioning The Integrity Of A Survivor Because It Suits Them’ (VIDEO)
Jake Tapper / @jaketapper: Here's the transcript. Obviously the student's question was for Dana thought originally she had a different one for Nelson. Which she ultimately asked. http://twitter.com/...
L. Rhodes / @upstreamism: Fox contacted CNN for due diligence on the “scripted question” claim. CNN provided emails showing the question they insisted on was one provided by the student himself. Tucker Carlson still ran the accusation. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Heidi Przybyla / @heidiprzybyla: Colton Haab accuses CNN of censuring him. Fox whips it into a frenzy. Turns out his dad thought, unlike every other kid, he should be allowed to deliver a monologue. CNN was just insisting Colton use a question that he himself had already “submitted.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Joseph A. Wulfsohn / Mediaite: Tucker Carlson Accuses CNN of ‘Questioning the Integrity of a Survivor’ Over Alleged ‘Scripted’ Question
@erikwemple: Here's the email released by CNN that represents that interaction. Note the part that indicates “that he submitted”: pic.twitter.com/ajHOBU1V8T
A.J. Katz / TVNewser: Alisyn Camerota on Dana Loesch Interview: 'I Wanted to Know What Changed in Those 24 Hours …
@erikwemple: Now have a look at the email that CNN was asked to comment upon Friday afternoon. “that he submitted” isn't there : pic.twitter.com/pz4dr841ov
Diana Stancy Correll / Washington Examiner: CNN releases emails to combat charges of giving student ‘scripted’ questions at gun town hall
@erikwemple: As part of their due diligence efforts, Fox News and HuffPost presented CNN with the exchanges. CNN alleges that one of the emails forwarded by these outlets cuts off a few words that are critical to understanding the back-and-forth.
@erikwemple: CNN has maintained that it paired a question submitted by Colton Haab with a prefatory statement that he'd made previously on a “Fox & Friends” appearance. Which is to say, they wanted Haab to merely recite what he'd already said.
@erikwemple: According to a CNN spokesman, those two outlets had received a “doctored” version of the correspondence that made it appear as if CNN had dictated a question to 17-year-old Colton Haab.
Justin Baragona / Mediaite: CNN: Doctored Email Exchanges Between Haab Family and CNN Shopped Around to Media Outlets
Will Oremus / Slate:
Current and former Newsweek staff on how an editorial strategy prioritizing clicks amid IBT Media's troubles led to firings and embarrassing editorial missteps — It stands accused of improper ties to a religious institution. Its newsroom has been gutted by firings and resignations.
Julia Alexander / Polygon:
Due to vague YouTube guidelines and unpredictable demonetization actions some YouTube creators promote the Brave browser, where users can tip via Brave Payments — Cryptocurrency hits YouTube — It's a scary time for YouTubers: YouTube's community guidelines are changing seemingly on the fly …
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Group of public radio stations is buying assets of Gothamist, LAist, DCist, and DNAInfo, funded by 2 anonymous donors; Gothamist to post new stories this spring — AFTER BILLIONAIRE JOE Ricketts announced the shuttering of local news organizations Gothamist and DNAInfo last fall …
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Ramisa Murshed / Bwog: Bwoglines: Return Of Gothamist Edition
Bryan Logan / @bwlogan: “A nearly century-old radio station like WNYC swooping in to save a group of sites that helped write the rules of online journalism does contain a hint of irony.” http://www.wired.com/...
Anna Washenko / RAIN News: Public radio trio helps revive Gothamist and two other local news websites
Laurel Wamsley / NPR: Gothamist Properties Will Be Revived Under New Ownership: Public Media
Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York Business: A relaunch for Gothamist, but not for DNAinfo
@nycspeakercojo: Local news coverage is critically important, so I'm happy @Gothamist will return and that New Yorkers will again have access to their strong independent journalism. http://www.wired.com/...
Mallory Locklear / Engadget: Public radio stations are saving Gothamist sites
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
NBC Sports and Refinery29 partner for a yearlong editorial and marketing Instagram project telling stories about women in sports called On Her Turf — NBC Sports and Refinery29 are embarking on a yearlong social editorial and marketing partnership focused on telling stories about female athletes and other women in sports.
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Judge dismisses coal baron Bob Murray's defamation suit against John Oliver and HBO, which was filed in response to a Last Week Tonight segment criticizing him — A West Virginia judge dismissed a coal mogul's defamation lawsuit this week against cable television host John Oliver and HBO.
Discussion: Mashable, @billinportland, The Daily Caller, @eshap, @mike_stark, @garymwalters, The A.V. Club, Paste and Connecticut Post
Angie Han / Mashable: John Oliver emerges victorious against the man he once called a ‘geriatric Dr. Evil’
Bill Harnsberger / @billinportland: John said he was waiting for this suit to end before he spoke out about it. I imagine tomorrow night he'll have a thing or two to say...... http://twitter.com/...
Chris White / The Daily Caller: Judge Dismisses Coal Tycoon's Defamation Lawsuit Against HBO Comedian
@mike_stark: Wow. John Oliver, HBO and I (and many, many others) have this in common: we've each embarrassed the totally disreputable Bob Murray in court when he's sued us for defamation. http://twitter.com/...
Gary Michael Walters / @garymwalters: Thank goodness for our First Amendment rights to report on matters of public interest and satirize the powerful. http://twitter.com/...
William Hughes / The A.V. Club: Judge tosses out that defamation lawsuit against HBO and John Oliver
Brian Bell / Paste - Recently Added: West Virginia Judge Dismisses Murray Energy's Case Against HBO, John Oliver
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says it will drop 20, or 10%, of its metrics for advertisers that were redundant or outdated, will label metrics not derived directly as “estimated” — Social giant will more clearly label its data and remove about 10% of its metrics that it deems irrelevant
Max Willens / Digiday:
Media outlets' partnerships with Scroll, Invisibly, and Brave signal return of micropayments as solution to ad-blocking, poor user experience, low revenue — With digital ad revenue harder to come by, a growing number of publishers are considering micropayments again, albeit from different angles.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Bay Journal, which covers Chesapeake Bay environmental issues, is suing the EPA, alleging the EPA cut the outlet's funding because of its coverage — The Thomas Point Shoal Light in the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo by Pete Milnes/United States Coast Guard)
Paul P. Murphy / CNN:
YouTube removed Infowars video from The Alex Jones Channel claiming Florida student was paid actor; source: first of 3 strikes before YouTube terminates account — Shooting survivor: I'm not a crisis actor — (CNN)InfoWars, a far-right media organization run by Alex Jones and known …
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Jefferson Graham / USA Today: 7 days from fringe to mainstream: How a conspiracy theory ricocheted around the web
Justin Baragona / Mediaite: David Hogg on Conspiracists Smearing Him: ‘Great Advertising’ and Shows ‘How Disgusting They Are’
@nytimesbusiness: Many of the conspiracy posts had been tweaked ever so slightly — for example, videos had been renamed #propaganda rather than #hoax — to evade automated detection. http://www.nytimes.com/...
David Z. Morris / Fortune: YouTube Pulls Alex Jones Video Saying Student Anti-Gun Activists Were Actors
Charlie Warzel / @cwarzel: here's a decent example of YouTube's peculiar logic. Infowars has been doing this stuff on YouTube for years. To say it has just ‘one strike’ bc of a video that got a lot of attention is disingenuous. http://www.cnn.com/...
David Carroll / @profcarroll: If you study these hyperlink maps by @d1gi you can see why massive network of hyperpartisan fringe sites that re-package and re-duplicate conspiracism, hoaxes, unverified junk tends to overwhelm ranking and trending algorithms. Explains my quote here: http://www.nytimes.com/... http://twitter.com/...
@darth: do people really sit in important meetings to discuss serious issues on how to address abuse and then someone shouts “THREE STRIKES AND YER OUT” and they write that down and go to lunch http://twitter.com/...
DavKat / @davkat43: @CNN , if @YouTube is nearly going to take down Info wars because they have spread conspiracy theories about the Parkland students, how close are you to firing @JackKingston from his position as frequent commentator on CNN? He too, promotes conspiracy theories that puts targets http://twitter.com/...
Mark Wycislik-Wilson / BetaNews: YouTube pulls InfoWars video from the Alex Jones Channel over Parkland shooting allegations
Kyle Griffin / @kylegriffin1: InfoWars is two strikes away from being banned from YouTube after promoting conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting. http://www.cnn.com/...
Bruce Arthur / @bruce_arthur: How about a retroactive strike for doing the same damned thing for Sandy Hook and one for Pizzagate, @YouTube http://twitter.com/...
Dallas Franklin / KFOR-TV: How the Florida school shooting conspiracies sprouted and spread
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter: InfoWars YouTube Channel Gets Strike for School Shooting Conspiracy Video
Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Infowars YouTube account is two strikes away from a ban