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This Media Conglomerate Is Trying to Turn Your Local News Stations into Trump TV

You can help, though.

Corporate consolidation of local news isn't the most attention-grabbing subject. It's potentially complicated and also easy to write off as something that doesn't affect those of us who consume our media online. But the current attempted merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media would most definitely affect all of us, in devastating ways.

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Joy Reid Shut Down a Trump Mouthpiece’s Lies With That Thing We All Miss: Facts

Fake news.

A conservative journalist tried to perpetuate GOP lies regarding Hillary Clinton's nonexistent connections to an Obama-era uranium deal. Joy Reid shut it down in 90 seconds using nothing but the facts. (Remember facts? We miss those.)

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And Now Some Terrifying Propaganda From the White House Communications Team a Child Named Pickle

Sarah Huckabee Sanders couldn't have been looking forward to today's White House press briefing. Where would she start? With yesterday's health care vote? With Trump's announcement that transgender people are now banned from serving in the military? The fact that major policy announcements are now apparently coming from his personal Twitter account? Nope, none of the above! Instead, we have a letter from a definitely really real child called Pickle.

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Anti-Semitic, Racist History of Trump Wrestling GIF Creator Uncovered, & Things Only Got Worse for Everyone From There

The Reddit user who created the GIF of Trump punching an embodied CNN has apologized after the network uncovered his identity.

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“Why Shouldn’t I Be Able to Speak My Truth?” 8th Grader Who Refused Picture with Paul Ryan Defends Her Decision

"My generation is the future. I will be working and living in a society created by today’s decisions. So why shouldn’t I be able to speak my truth?"

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As Tragedies Unfold in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, Consider Sharing News on Social Media a Form of Activism

Did you know there was a huge flood in Sri Lanka a few days ago that has killed over 200 people? Did you know there was a bombing in Afghanistan that killed more civilians than the Manchester attack did? It's likely you didn't.

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The Portland Attack Was an Act of Terrorism & Trump Needs to Acknowledge That

Following the tragic stabbing on a Portland MAX train, Donald Trump still doesn't recognize that this radicalized white supremacy is domestic terrorism.

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This Cannot Be the New Normal: GOP Candidate “Body Slammed” & Punched a Reporter for Asking Question on Health Care

We saw on Trump's campaign tour how he turned crowds against the press, promoting violence against journalists at rallies. So after that guy won, why would colleagues and supporters feel at all deterred from letting loose their own rage? This is now a world in which someone like Greg Gianforte, a candidate in today's special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in Montana, responds to questions from a journalist with all-out violence.

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“Now That King Joffrey Is President”: Hasan Minhaj’s Speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Hasan Minhaj hosted the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, where he roasted the press as well as the absent Trump and his advisers.

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This Year’s Pulitzer Prize Winners Are a Great Reflection of Life in Trump’s America

The good and the bad.

We don't have to do too much digging to see how the Pulitzer board feels about life in Trump's America.

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“You Don’t Get to Tell Other People What Racism Is!”: Sean Spicer’s April Ryan Comment Has Sparked a Heated Debate

There are plenty of people pointing out that Sean Spicer is a dismissive jerk to everybody, and treats all members of the press with equal condescension. But for everyone else, it's hard to look at the way Spicer talked to journalist April Ryan yesterday as if she were his petulant child and not see something different there.

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April Ryan Is a Name You Should Know


Sean Spicer scolded April Ryan like a child during the White House press briefing. April Ryan is no damn child.

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Did You Feel Let Down By Rachel Maddow’s Reveal of Trump’s Taxes? Well, Quit It

That one's on you.

Rachel Maddow and investigative journalist David Cay Johnston revealed part of Trump's tax return and in turn, the internet reminded us why we can't have nice things.

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That Just Went From Bad to Worse: Major Media Outlets Have Been Banned From White House Press Briefings

This is not normal.

There's a word for that.

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Journalists Band Together Under #NotTheEnemy After Trump’s Disturbing Tweet

After Trump tweeted that the press is the "enemy of the American People," journalists responded with tributes to the free press and their colleagues killed while reporting under the hashtag #NotTheEnemy.

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Trying & Failing to Make Any Sense at All of Trump’s Whackadoo London Times Interview

"Bing bing bing."

Ready for some word soup?

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John Oliver’s Chilling Last Week Tonight Segment on the Future of Journalism

John Oliver highlights a significant problem in journalism and expertly breaks down the negative effects we can expect if traditional journalism came to an end.

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This Women-Led Speech-To-Text Service Aims to Make Transcription Accessible and Affordable

Have you ever transcribed audio before? It's very time-consuming. Unfortunately, audio-to-text programs tend to be very expensive and inaccessible. That's where Transcribe Online comes in!

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Michelle Ferrier’s TrollBusters Gives Women Writers “Pest Control” For Online Harassment

Michelle Ferrier, former journalist and now the associate dean at Ohio University, has an answer for women writers who are getting harassed online. When you ask yourself who you're gonna call, now you can tell yourself: TrollBusters!

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Nine-Year-Old Reporter Criticized for Breaking News of Town Tragedy

9-year-old Hilde Kate Lysiak is the sole journalist of Orange Street News, the only publication devoted exclusively to covering the events of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (population 5,000). Hilde's favorite beat to report on is crime, and she's written extensively about vandalism, drug use, and harassment in Selinsgrove.

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