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A battle over right-wing media bookings is playing out as Fox News reportedly tells guests to not appear on Newsmax



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  • New reporting by CNN alleges that Fox News higher-ups are asking guests not to appear on Newsmax, its cable TV rival.
  • Newsmax’s ratings have exploded after the election as it offers its viewers false hope that President Trump may yet win re-election.
  • The move suggests that Fox — though still far ahead on its ratings — is getting nervous about Newsmax’s ascendancy.
  • Fox News did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment, but denied to CNN that there was any such directive from management. 
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An intense rivalry over guest appearances and TV ratings is brewing between Fox News and Newsmax, according to CNN.

Fox News sources told CNN that producers are now monitoring guest bookings on Newsmax, and pressuring guests who appear on both channels to stop going on Newsmax. 

Fox News denied to

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Media Hysteria Is the Trump Show

It’s worth considering the dollar value of the media time Donald Trump is commanding for his “I wuz robbed” election-cheating show. In 2016, professional Republicans knew their fate was being allied to a performer who cared nothing for the institutional interests or philosophical penchants of the Republican Party. They are being reminded so again. For their part, the media give hysterical treatment to lawsuits and complaints lofted solely to extort hysterical media coverage. When, in his 50 years or public life, has Mr. Trump ever won one of the zillion or so lawsuits he’s filed? But this is the bargain Mr. Trump and the media struck.

It was Democrats, with their efforts to delegitimize his 2016 election, who welded him to the GOP base, especially social conservatives with no natural affinity. Try finding a Democrat now who admits the Russia collusion scam even took place or remembers that Hillary Clinton

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Reporters and media executives give thanks for family, the First Amendment, essential workers, and turkey

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.



a close up of a tall building: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: Decorations for the Thanksgiving parade are installed outside of Macy's in Herald Square on November 25, 2020 in New York City. Many holiday events have been canceled or adjusted with additional safety measures due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 25: Decorations for the Thanksgiving parade are installed outside of Macy’s in Herald Square on November 25, 2020 in New York City. Many holiday events have been canceled or adjusted with additional safety measures due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

I asked a cross-section of leaders across the media industry, from newsrooms to Hollywood studios, to share what they are thankful for, in 2020, the toughest of years. The first person who replied, Associated Press DC bureau chief Julie Pace, took some of the words out of my mouth: “I am thankful for all of the readers who reached out this year with story ideas, thoughtful feedback and encouragement (there are more of

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Our media critic’s thoughts on election coverage

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“The media” is a blanket term that covers everything from social media to 24-hour TV networks to traditional newspapers like our own. 

Despite the catch-all nature of the plural phrase, consumers can treat news outlets as though they are singular, particularly if they disagree with the news as it’s reported. 

In today’s episode of

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Data scientist slams ‘inherently biased’ media for glossing over COVID spikes in blue states

Data scientist Youyang Gu attacked the media as “inherently biased” for picking and choosing which states receive national coverage of their coronavirus outbreaks after noticing that Illinois hasn’t received the attention of other states.  

Gu, who created covid19-projections.com, aims to provide unbiased takes on the coronavirus. He observed that Illinois, which is predominantly run by Democrats, has not received the attention that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state of Florida has received.

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“Last week, Illinois reported 15,415 cases in a single day, more than Florida ever did in a single day. This is despite Illinois’ population being 40% lower,” Gu wrote. “Many of you probably did not know the dire situation in Illinois. That’s because no mainstream media chose to report it.”

Gu then posted several headlines that showed Florida’s coronavirus outbreak received national coverage, claiming

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Will BuzzFeed lead a SPAC gold rush for smaller digital media players?

  • BuzzFeed’s acquisition of HuffPost has sparked speculation that BuzzFeed could try to buy other digital media companies, possibly by joining forces with a SPAC.
  • SPACs, or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, armed with hundreds of millions of dollars are already evaluating a variety of digital media ventures.
  • SPACs are likely to eye media companies with name recognition, like Vice Media or Vox Media.
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Is Jonah Peretti’s BuzzFeed on a path to going public? 

At small private industry dinners from Los Angeles to New York, executives from Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, are flooding the zone.

Last week, Buzzfeed stunned COVID-cowed medialand with news it was acquiring digital newspaper HuffPost from Verizon and giving the phone giant a stake in a larger entity. Verizon agreed to invest in the new company, sparking speculation that Peretti would try to add other companies while remaining independent,

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Cuomo Defends Trump against ‘Unprofessional’ and ‘Really Biased’ Media

New York governor Andrew Cuomo criticized media treatment of President Trump, in a Monday interview on the Albany-based WAMC.



Andrew Cuomo wearing a suit and tie: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on the coronavirus at the Riverside Church in Manhattan, N.Y., November 15, 2020.


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on the coronavirus at the Riverside Church in Manhattan, N.Y., November 15, 2020.

Cuomo’s remarks came after he had his own testy exchange with Wall Street Journal reporter Jimmy Vielkind at his own press conference the same day. After Vielkind pressed him on whether New York City schools were about to shut down, Cuomo yelled at Vielkind that he was “confused” regarding the issue.

However, during the subsequent interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Cuomo said reporters had adopted a “nastier tone” and “disrespect that never existed” toward politicians.

“The way they question President Trump at some of these press conferences is just—I’ve never heard that tone with the president,” Cuomo said. “There are reporters who just are unprofessional, don’t know

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Private Equity Eyes German Soccer as League Mulls Media Deal

(Bloomberg) — Germany’s elite soccer body is attracting fresh private equity interest in its overseas media rights, as cash-hungry European leagues explore ways to unlock value from the world’s most popular sport.



a large stadium: A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.


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A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.

Advent International and BC Partners are among suitors that have approached Germany’s DFL sporting organization about potentially acquiring a minority stake in Bundesliga International GmbH, which manages the rights for the nation’s top two divisions, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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DFL officials plan to discuss at a Dec. 7 meeting whether to pursue a sale process, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. Other potential bidders could include Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners, General Atlantic and KKR

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Utah woman records struggling delivery driver, takes to social media to help him

A woman in Utah became a good Samaritan by financially helping out her delivery man, a war veteran, and get back on his feet.

Captured on video, Jennifer Weiss saw Larry, who was only identified by his first name in reports, stumble up to her door while delivering groceries.

“It made me kind of feel guilty, to have someone else deliver stuff, just because I didn’t want to go to the store,” Weiss told ABC4 News.

The situation made her look within.

“Who he was and what his situation was, why he was doing deliveries, if he was going to continue doing deliveries when snow starts falling when stairs and driveways are icy,” Weiss said.

Larry took the job because he needed to pay for home repairs.

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“I had a stroke in June, so I was just making some extra money because

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Sources close to ex-PM Abe say his camp subsidised backers’ party: media

By Sakura Murakami



Shinzo Abe wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Japanese PM Abe gives news conference in Tokyo


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FILE PHOTO: Japanese PM Abe gives news conference in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office helped cover the costs of dinner parties held for his supporters, sources close to Abe told local media on Tuesday evening, in a possible violation of funding and election laws.

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The resurfacing of the scandal, which dogged Abe in the last year of his tenure could damage his political reputation and also threatens to drag in successor Yoshihide Suga, who was Abe’s right-hand man during his 2012-2020 term.

Politicians in Japan are forbidden to provide anything to constituents that could be construed as a gift. The rule is so strict that one cabinet minister quit in 2014 after distributing paper fans during the summer.

Abe vehemently denied his office had subsidized parties during parliamentary sessions last year where he was grilled by opposition

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