👓 CNN sues Trump to get Jim Acosta’s press pass restored | POLITICO

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The lawsuit marks a stark escalation in the president's feud with the media.

👓 Reporters condemn White House decision to bar CNN’s Acosta | CNN

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Reporters from many news organizations have expressed support for CNN's Jim Acosta after the White House revoked his press pass.

I too saw reports of an assault yesterday in the reporting of the incident and so went back to the video of the incident. If anything, the White House intern assaulted Acosta here.

👓 White House suspends press access for CNN’s Jim Acosta | NY Post

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The White House suspended press access for Jim Acosta on Wednesday after the CNN reporter had a tense exchange with President Trump during a press conference. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders…

An incendiary article that leaves some details out for salacious effect. Having seen a portion of the press conference this morning, there’s a bit to be desired in this reporting that does a bit of “he said, she said” without giving a completely accurate picture of the story.

🎧 CNN's Lanny Davis Problem | On the Media

Listened to CNN's Lanny Davis Problem from On The Media | WNYC Studios

Did they err? Or did they lie?

Six weeks ago, CNN broke a blockbuster story: According to several anonymous sources, President Trump had advance knowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting. It was a potential smoking gun, until one of those sources — Lanny Davis, attorney for Michael Cohen — recanted.

Beyond that headache for CNN, there was another. The original article had claimed, "Contacted by CNN, one of Cohen's attorneys, Lanny Davis, declined to comment." Depending on how you understand the word "comment," and depending your general disposition, that claim could be technically true or woefully, mendaciously disingenuous. Bob spoke with Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi about the implications — and dangers — of this latest media mishap.

👓 Byko: The story you will never see on airport TV | Philly.com

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So you're sitting near the gate at Philadelphia International Airport, waiting for your plane. After you read your newspaper (I hope) and  finish making calls on your cellphone, check emails and Snapchat (millennials only), you look at the wall-mounted TV screen, and there's CNN.

When you walk through the terminal changing planes in Chicago, there's CNN. And when you reach your final destination, San Francisco, the airport screens are showing CNN -- not Fox, not MSNBC, not ESPN.

Kellyanne Conway Sparks Media Debate About Interviewing Trump Advisers | Fortune.com

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Some news programs have said they will no longer interview Kellyanne Conway because she isn't credible.

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Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put her publishing house on stage | PressThink

Read Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put her publishing house on stage by Jay Rosen (PressThink)

These mettle tests are going to come more quickly than we thought, I guess. HarperCollins: you're up!

Today Andrew Kaczynski of CNN published this article. It says that author and TV figure Monica Crowley, recently appointed to the Trump administration as a national security aide, plagiarized many portions of her 2012 book “What The (Bleep) Just Happened.”