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10:05 PM ET, November 8, 2020


 Top News: 
Tom McCarthy / The Guardian:
Fox News, WSJ, and New York Post shifted their tone on Friday, appealing to Trump to preserve his “legacy” by showing grace in defeat  —  Multiple Rupert Murdoch-owned conservative media outlets in the United States have shifted their messaging in a seeming effort to warn readers …
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Two NY Post sources say top editors told some staffers this week to be tougher in their coverage of Trump; Col Allan, the paper's adviser, is retiring next year  —  Rupert Murdoch's tabloid has turned critical as the president seems headed to defeat.  Col Allan, a wizard there, says he plans to retire next year.
Peter Maass / The Intercept:
With Trump's apparent defeat in sight, the Fox News network and the Murdoch family face far more critical scrutiny than they ever have in the US  —  A behind-the-scenes struggle that could determine the extent of post-election violence in America is breaking into the open, but it's not at the White House or inside the GOP.
New York Times:
ABC, CBS, NBC, and MSNBC cut away from Trump's news conference on Thursday to correct his many false claims, while CNN and Fox News carried it live
Fox News memos direct talent not to call Biden “President-elect” when the race is called and instead say he “has enough electoral votes to win the presidency”
Ben Smith / New York Times:
A look at Times reporter Maggie Haberman's coverage of Trump's presidency since 2016, with her pieces accounting for hundreds of millions of page views in total  —  For the last four years, the Times reporter has been the human incarnation of a nation riveted, like it or not, by Donald Trump.
Tom Jones / Poynter:
Media outlets practiced responsible journalism by waiting to be absolutely sure before they called the election in favor of Joe Biden  —  As Election Day turned into Election Week and closed the curtains on Trump's anti-media presidency, the media shined.  —  Isn't it ironic?
Steve Marble / Los Angeles Times:
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host and trivia master, has died at 80 from pancreatic cancer  —  Alex Trebek, the master of trivia whose quick wit, easy smile and my-favorite-professor demeanor made “Jeopardy” a welcome guest in the living rooms of America for decades, has died at his home overnight following …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg Media is launching QuickTake, its 24/7 streaming channel, on Monday, with 10.5 hours/day of original content, including ten series and four news shows  —  QuickTake service will cover general interest and lifestyle news, starting with 10-and-a-half hours of daily programming
An online petition by former Australian PM Kevin Rudd calling for an inquiry into Murdoch's media dominance has garnered 500K signatures  —  An online petition by former Australian PM Kevin Rudd calling for an inquiry into Rupert Murdoch's media dominance has got a record number of signatures.
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