Tag: News and News Media

This Article Is Spying on You

The press has performed admirably in reporting on privacy violations by the National Security Agency and major internet companies. But news sites often expose users to the same surveillance programs and data-collection companies they criticize. Even stories that explained how the N.S.A. was using Google cookies to “pinpoint targets for hacking” often included the exact […]

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Was Ric Ocasek Actually 75?

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. It was just past 10 p.m. on Sunday when The New York Times sent out the alert: “Ric Ocasek, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist and the lead singer of the Cars, was […]

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Cokie Roberts, Veteran Broadcast Journalist, Is Dead at 75

Cokie Roberts, the pioneering broadcast journalist known to millions for her work with ABC News and NPR, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 75. ABC News, in a posting on its website Tuesday morning, said the cause was breast cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2002. Ms. Roberts started her career at CBS, then […]

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Cokie Roberts, Journalist and Commentator, Is Dead at 75

Cokie Roberts, the longtime journalist and commentator for ABC News and NPR, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 75. ABC News announced her death. The cause was complications of breast cancer. Ms. Roberts, a winner of three Emmy Awards, co-anchored ABC’s “This Week” with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002. She was also a […]

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14 Million Watched Democrats Debate in Houston

More than 14 million people tuned in Thursday for the clash of 10 presidential candidates in Houston on ABC News and Univision, the second-largest audience to date for a Democratic primary debate. Only the NBC News debate in June, which drew 18.1 million viewers on its second night, outranked it. And total viewership on Thursday […]

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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia Sues CBS for Defamation, Seeking $400 Million

In a rare legal broadside by a politician against a major news organization, Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax of Virginia sued CBS on Thursday for defamation, saying the network’s news division smeared him by airing interviews with two women who accused the lawmaker of sexual assault. Mr. Fairfax, who remained in his job despite an […]

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ABC Tells Democrats to Keep Debate Clean. Looking at You, Beto.

There was a time in American history when candidates for president did not need to be reminded to avoid using obscene and inappropriate language in front of millions of people. That time is not now. Faced with profligate profanities on the campaign trail — and at least one candidate who publicly threatened to work blue […]

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C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades

WASHINGTON — Decades ago, the C.I.A. recruited and carefully cultivated a midlevel Russian official who began rapidly advancing through the governmental ranks. Eventually, American spies struck gold: The longtime source landed an influential position that came with access to the highest level of the Kremlin. As American officials began to realize that Russia was trying […]

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Google Antitrust Investigation Outlined by State Attorneys General

The state attorneys general from about four dozen states officially declared on Monday that they are beginning investigations into the market power and corporate behavior of big tech companies. The formal declaration, delivered from the steps of the United States Supreme Court by a bipartisan group of state officials, adds investigative muscle and political momentum […]

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Previously Unknown Sources Come Forward in a New Book About Harvey Weinstein

Two years before the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against Harvey Weinstein became public, his own brother and business partner, Bob Weinstein, confronted him, pleading with him to get medical treatment for what he described as many years of “misbehavior.” “You have brought shame to the family and your company through your misbehavior,” Bob […]

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The ‘Political Anarchist’ Behind Britain’s Chaos

LONDON — One of the rare occasions on which I’ve encountered Dominic Cummings, who may be the most important man in Britain right now, was at a private political dinner in 2016, just after the plan to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union had been announced. Mr. Cummings, who a few […]

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A Presidential Storm Leaves Forecasters Rebuked

WASHINGTON — The hurricane was accelerating away from the Mid-Atlantic coast. In the Bahamas, victims were picking through the devastation. In the Southeast, they were cleaning up debris. And in Washington, President Trump waged war over his forecasting skills. On Friday, for the sixth straight day, Mr. Trump continued his relentless campaign to prove that […]

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The Real Donald Trump Is a Character on TV

On Sept. 1, with a category 5 hurricane off the Atlantic coast, an angry wind was issuing from the direction of President Trump’s Twitter account. The apparent emergency: Debra Messing, the co-star of “Will & Grace,” had tweeted that “the public has a right to know” who is attending a Beverly Hills fund-raiser for his […]

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‘Raise Hell’ Review: For Molly Ivins, Writing Was Fighting

Some crusading journalists write with a scalpel, others with a scythe. Molly Ivins, who famously called President George W. Bush “Shrub,” used both. She was funny and mean, clever and sincere; most of all she was political to the bone or at least that’s how she reads on the page and came across in talks. […]

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It’s Not Easter, but There Might Be a Surprise Hidden on This Article

<!– –> Nadine Redlich Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. The email seemed normal enough. It was a note from Kathleen Kingsbury, The Times’s deputy editorial page editor, to James Bennet, our editorial page editor, updating him on the Opinion desk’s […]

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Tensions Flare Between Trump and Fox News

Tensions between the White House and Fox News ratcheted up this week after President Trump declared that the network was letting his supporters down and two on-air personalities said they “don’t work” for him. The back-and-forth began Wednesday when Mr. Trump took to Twitter to rebuke the network for airing an interview with Xochitl Hinojosa, […]

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What I Learned in 50 Days as an Intern at The New York Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. While working at The New York Times this summer, I had a job that didn’t include reporting or calling up politicians: I was an intern. Starting in June, I helped make the print edition of […]

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Lawrence O’Donnell Backs Off Claim of Russians’ Role in Trump Loans

The MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell admitted an “error in judgment” on Wednesday for reporting on his show the night before that President Trump had made a financial arrangement with so-called Russian oligarchs. Mr. O’Donnell said the reporting, which he had attributed to a single source on his 10 p.m. Tuesday program, “didn’t go through our […]

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Billy Bush Is Ready for a Return to TV. Will Viewers Welcome Him Back?

BURBANK, Calif. — The television producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey is known for her terrifying candor. The nameplate on her desk at Telepictures, where she has run the celebrity news show “Extra” for 19 years, sums up her style: “I’ll be nicer if you’ll be smarter.” But even her longtime lieutenants were a bit startled by the […]

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Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House

WASHINGTON — A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists. It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut […]

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