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Morning Report for January 28, 2015

A county supervisor calls 43-year-old Staunton (VA) News Leader reporter Calvin Trice (left) “boy,” then quickly tries to replace it with “son.” The supervisor, who has apologized to the reporter, says “it certainly came out, and then I went to ‘son.'” (newsleader.com) Bloomberg Business launches. It’s “a reinvention of how we bring our … Read More

Dylan McDermott’s Runaway Tweet

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

In 2003, actor Dylan McDermott had a small, uncredited role in the Gene Hackman courtroom drama Runaway Jury. Last night, he was responsible for some Twitter drama involving his famous co-star. All in all, it was a strange Tuesday for Hackman. Show More Summary

China is Pressuring Journalists to Censor their News

So much for free markets = democracy in China after the Communist government emphasizes censoring one’s news reports.

Wednesday Morning Splash

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — Book Signing Lecture: Washington, D.C. and the Civil War: The National Capital by Mark N. Ozer at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 10 a.m. — An Inside View of the American Presidency: Daniel Patrick MoynihanShow More Summary

DEA Proposed Spying on Cars at Gun Shows

An internal Justice Department email reveals that the DEA proposed scanning license plates of cars at gun shows to assist in gun-trafficking investigations.

Google admits to Screening Questions in Obama Q&A Session

The first draft of questions was not released to the public, but the internet search engine company said it did filter/screen questions for Obama.

Obama’s Unpopular Tax on College Savings is Dropped

It’s been a WEEK after his State of the Union address and he’s already backtracked on one of his initiatives, which was to tax the 529 college savings plan. That’s embarrassing.

5 Questions With… Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer hosts the new Holocaust documentary “Voices of Aushwitz” tonight at 9pmET on CNN. Just last year, Blitzer discovered that his paternal grandparents died at Auschwitz. The powerful documentary airs on the 70th anniversary...Show More Summary

Morning Media Newsfeed: Media Outlets on Snapchat | Voice Media Group Eyes Sale

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. CNN, Several Other Media Outlets Now on Snapchat (FishbowlDC) Snapchat has launched a new Discover feature, which will allow users to access in-app content from 10 different media outlets. Show More Summary

D.C. issues First Gun Permits!

This is a win for the Second Amendment for D.C. residents! The city’s ban on carrying firearms was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in July 2014, and so far, 8 D.C. residents have had their permits approved.

Hezbollah hits Israeli Military Vehicle with Antitank Missile, seriously injuring Israeli Soldiers

This is an escalation between Israel and Hezbollah, paramount to war, and we hope that the 9 Israeli soldiers will recover from their serious injuries.

Krauthammer: Obama is the Only One who Doesn’t Know what Radical Islam is

Kind of embarrassing, considering that Muslim countries like the United Arab Emirates even uses the phrase “radical Islam.”

Is national media ignoring local science fraud?

In a rare case, a former Iowa State University scientist was prosecuted by a federal attorney last summer for faking the results of his AIDS vaccine research. The university repaid nearly a half-million dollars to the federal government, covering several years of the researcher's salary. An additional $1.4 million in grant money, which had not yet been paid, was canceled....

IRS tells U.S. War Veteran that He’s Dead

This isn’t even a joke. The IRS thought an American war veteran was dead, and so when he tried to file his taxes, that’s what he was told.

The Hollywood Jihad Against American Sniper

American Sniper is the movie that should not have existed. Even though the book was a bestseller, nobody in Hollywood wanted the rights. And why would they? The Iraq War already had an official narrative in Hollywood. It was bad and wrong. Its veterans were crippled, dysfunctional and dangerous. Before American Sniper, Warner Brothers had […]

Obama’s Economic Shell Game

Whether in his State of the Union or his recent campaign-like visits to the states, the President has been touting an economic recovery that his policies have supposedly fostered after he inherited a dire recession from George W. Bu...

'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Wants Out Of His 'Oppressive' Contract

Not every "American Idol" winner walks away happily ever after. Deadline reports Phillip Phillips, the 24-year-old Season 11 winner of the popular talent competition on Fox, filed a complaint with the California Labor Producers on Monday against one of the show's producers, 19 Entertainment. Show More Summary

Top Cable News Shows in January Were…

Fox News Channel has claimed the top 14 cable news programs in total viewers for 11 consecutive months, dating back to March 2014.  FNC also claimed eight out of the Top 10 programs in the key A25-54 demo for January 2015. “The O’Reilly Factor” is up +14% in the demo since the same month last year, and has been No. Show More Summary

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