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6:15 PM ET, February 14, 2017


 Top News: 
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook announces free app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV, launching “soon”  —  The new app will let users kick back and watch Facebook videos from the couch.  —  Facebook is coming to your television.  —  The social network on Tuesday announced a new app …
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
In a four-part tweeted apology, New York Times feature writer Jacob Bernstein apologized for a slur he made about First Lady Melania Trump at a party  —  Jacob Bernstein says he “made a stupid remark about the first lady”  —  The New York Times reporter who called Melania Trump a “hooker” …
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
N.Y. Times reprimands reporter for sharing ‘unfounded rumor’ about Melania Trump
Wall Street Journal:
Disney Severs Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts  —  Move came after the Journal asked about videos in which he included anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery  —  Felix Kjellberg, who has 53 million subscribers to his “PewDiePie” YouTube channel, reacts as two men hold up a sign saying …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube cancels Scare PewDiePie, an original series by its star PewDiePie; Google has also removed the YouTuber from the Google Preferred advertising program
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
In a story on national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation, the New York Times quoted from a fake Twitter account purporting to be Flynn  —  The New York Times fell victim early Tuesday morning to a fake Twitter account purporting to belong to recently resigned national security …
James Warren / Poynter:
Trump circumvents “liberal” media and amplifies sympathetic outlets in press conference with Trudeau
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media should rethink the value of giving time on political TV shows to people like Stephen Miller, who tell brash falsehoods  —  Strange, isn't it, that it was a lie that supposedly caused Gen. Michael Flynn to be fired?  His false assurances to Vice President Pence about pre-election conversations …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Journalist April Ryan says White House communications director Omarosa Manigault threatened her with negative dossier that Trump officials had compiled  —  Conflict and controversy seem to follow Omarosa Manigault, who stirred up plenty of both as a reality-TV star and a longtime associate of President Trump.
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
In an abrupt organizational shake-up, Newsweek EIC Jim Impoco is leaving and will be replaced by Matt McAllester, who will have a new title of global EIC  —  Jim Impoco, the editor in chief of Newsweek for the past three-and-a-half years, is leaving the magazine in an abrupt shakeup announced to employees Tuesday morning.
Discussion: Adweek, @grahamdavida and @nycjim
John Koblin / New York Times:
Noah Oppenheim named president of NBC News, replacing Deborah Turness, now president of NBC News International; NBC News takes 25% stake in Euronews  —  NBC News will announce a significant reorganization of its leadership ranks, along with a major investment in a European TV network, a person briefed on the changes said Tuesday.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple's Eddy Cue says “Planet of the Apps” reality show will premiere this spring exclusively on Apple Music and will also have its own dedicated app  —  At the Code Media conference this evening, Apple's Eddy Cue sat down alongside Ben Silverman for an interview.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sources: Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert in talks with Trump about a White House communications job  —  Imagine you're Reince Priebus.  Every day, you hear speculation that your days as White House chief of staff are numbered.  You wake up on a Sunday and read that colleague Kellyanne Conway's dream job is, well, yours.
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed is co-producing TV content with NBCUniversal, including a crime investigation docu-series; a source says BuzzFeed is eyeing a 2018 IPO  —  BuzzFeed and NBCUniversal are unveiling new original series under development, the companies' first joint television productions since the formation of their partnership.
Discussion: Fortune, @katiejmbaker and @buzzfeedben
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Since early last year, Edward Snowden has been quietly serving as President of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, working on security tools for journalists  —  WHEN EDWARD SNOWDEN leaked the biggest collection of classified National Security Agency documents in history …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Sources: WSJ Editor Gerard Baker views his critics as liberal whiners and believes his approach is fair and balanced, as the paper becomes more politicized
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
White House grants press credentials to Gateway Pundit, a pro-Trump publication known for spreading false rumors
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post Australia:
Sources: Slate laid off about six full-time staffers and contract writers
Discussion: @publicroad
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Josh Elliott fired from CBS News after signing off from his anchor post at CBS' digital channel, CBSN, for a larger role at the network
Discussion: FTVLive, New York Times and Variety