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Fox News Scrambling Furiously to Salvage Trump Shipwreck (see!)

The Donald Trump administration is a shipwreck, torpedoed by insiders who confirmed the worst about the new President. But at Fox News the band plays on, furiously trying to mitigate the damage and keep the president’s tattered reputation afloat. This time the damaged was caused, not be the fake news media, or left-wing activists. Instead, the very people Fox News has been hyping for months took the Trump, led by right-wing buccaneer Steve Bannon....

Net Neutrality War: NYAG Leading Multi-State Fight Against Repeal

Net Neutrality, the long-standing government policy to keep the Internet free and open, has been rolled back by the Trump administration, but the fight is far from over. States are banding together to sue in court. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that he will lead a multi-state lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback....

How Matt Lauer Blew a $25 Million a Year Job as Today Show Host (video)

Matt Lauer’s firing as “Today” Show host was shocking given the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, but another unasked question is how someone could so callously blow off a $25 million a year job by such reckless behavior. There was something in Lauer’s head that led him to believe his conduct would be tolerated not only by his subjugated co-workers but by the corporation that employed him....

Matt the Monster? Today Host a Jekyll & Hyde Sexual Predator (video)

Matt Lauer was both praised and reviled following his ouster from NBC’s “Today” show, painting a Jekyll & Hyde portrait of the news host, who could be warm and endearing to some women, and prey on others for sex against their will. No one appeared to be more stunned by the scandal than his co-host, Savannah Guthrie....

Say It Ain’t So! Matt Lauer Fired From Today Show for Sexual Misconduct (video)

Matt Lauer, the high-profile “Today” show host finally got his comeuppance today. He was fired by NBC News boss Andy Lack over “inappropriate sexual behavior,” after being dogged for years by rumors that he was a major hoser who couldn’t stop thinking with his dick. That Matt, 59, would go down this way wasn’t really a matter of if, but a matter of when. He always seemed so invincible....

NY Times ‘Joe Nazi’ Story Unleashes Torrent of Scorn Over Reporting

The New York Times says it assigned one of its “smartest thinkers and best writers” to profile a white supremacist who participated in the Charlottesville riot and came away with a story that was neither smart nor well written, touching off a torrent of criticism over the reporting. The profile of Ohio couple Tony Hovater and Maria Hovater, had the same impact as old Nazi photos showing concentration camp guards enjoying a day off from their grim work....

Ad Exodus Grows After Hannity Laughs Off Uproar Over Roy Moore (Video)

Fox News host Sean Hannity dug a deeper hole with advertisers today after laughing off the uproar over his interview with Roy Moore. Hannity slammed the women who said they were harassed as teens by the Republican Senate candidate. After coffeemaker Keurig pulled its ads, Hannity encouraged a viewer boycott and asked for videos of them smashing the machines....

Hugh Hefner, a Social Force in America, Built Empire on Babes, Boobs, Dies

Hugh Hefner, a pioneer of the sexual revolution, who helped America break out of the turgid social restrictions of the 1950s and became a master of brand extension, has died at 91. Hefner was radical for his time when he launched his iconic Playboy magazine in 1953 using 8,000 in borrowed money. The magazine tried to remain relevant by publishing photo spreads of contemporary celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell and Lindsay Lohan....

It’s Official! Donald Trump is Now a National Joke as President (video)

Donald Trump was the star attraction once again on the new “Saturday Night Live” spinoff, “Weekend Update,” officially solidifying the President as a national joke He eclipses former presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. Ain’t America great! Since taking office in January, Trump has single handedly upended late night television and other comedy shows simply by being himself....

Sarah Palin Tries to Run Up Legal Bills in New York Times Defamation Suit

Sarah Palin must have a pretty deep pockets behind her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. The former Alaskan governor has reportedly subpoenaed almost two dozen newspaper staffers, most of whom had nothing to do with the case. IM reported last month that the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate had filed the lawsuit, seemingly out of the blue, in a bid to “Gawker” the newspaper with expensive litigation. ...