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6:05 AM ET, December 21, 2016


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Nick Bilton / Vanity Fair:
Inside the Desperate, Year-Long Hunt to Find Donald Trump's Rumored Apprentice Outtakes  —  Throughout the election, both the media and the Clinton camp were obsessed by outtakes from the reality show, amid allegations of hair-raising things said by the now president-elect.
Eric Mandel /
Comedian Tom Arnold claims to have unreleased footage of Trump's outtakes on The Apprentice, says they feature the President-elect using racist language  —  While visiting with KIRO Radio's Dori Monson on Friday to talk about his upcoming performance in Seattle, comedian Tom Arnold revealed a bombshell …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Live Audio launches with select publishers and authors including the BBC, LBC, and Harper Collins, will open up to more next year  —  Book readings, interviews, and news radio are coming to Facebook thanks to its new Live Audio feature launching today with a few publishers and authors before opening up next year.
Jacob Soll / Politico:
Despite media handwringing, fake news has been around since news became a concept 500 years ago with the invention of print, often provoking violence  —  Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news.  And it's left a lot of destruction behind.  —  The fake news hit Trent, Italy, on Easter Sunday, 1475.
Don Kaplan / New York Daily News:
Roger Ailes makes a rare call to the New York Daily News in an unsuccessful effort to get an apology for “Gropey old men” headline  —  Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes called the Daily News' MediaBlast Monday — to complain about a headline.  —  “I was hoping you would be a gentleman …
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Russian hackers use “Methbot” botnet to steal $3M-$5M video ad revenue per day from over 6K premium publishers in largest ad fraud uncovered to date  —  The botnet has been siphoning an estimated $3 to $5 million in ad revenue per day, making it the largest ad fraud scam uncovered to date.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Snap acquired San Francisco-based ad tech firm Flite which has raised money from Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst, more; source calls deal “acquihire”  —  Snap is beefing up its ad tech team.  —  Snap, the parent company that owns Snapchat, has acquired San Francisco …
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Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Chairman of The Conversation, Robert Johanson, resigns following standoff about the future of org's co-founder, Andrew Jaspan, put on forced leave in September
Michael Catalini / Associated Press:
New Jersey lawmakers delay until 2017 a vote on a bill that would have ended a requirement to publish legal ads in newspapers
Discussion: Politico
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Q&A with Megyn Kelly on her next move in TV news, diversity on the staff of The Kelly File, her relationship with Trump, Fox's campaign coverage, and more
Charles Ornstein / ProPublica:
ProPublica sues the US Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming the department did not properly process a FOIA request for correspondence about Agent Orange
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Memo: Politico's Editorial Director Blake Hounshell appointed editor of Politico Magazine
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