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5:20 PM ET, November 9, 2017

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Five women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct; Thursday premiere of his new movie is canceled, along with appearance on Late Show with Colbert  —  In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen …
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Despite Jack Dorsey's pledges to remove hate symbols and violent groups, Twitter verifies creator of white supremacist rally in Charlottesville  —  On Tuesday, Twitter gave its preferred status, a verified check mark, to Jason Kessler, the creator of the white supremacist Charlottesville rally in August that left one dead.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has temporarily paused “all general verifications” to work on clarifying policy, after verifying white supremacist Jason Kessler  —  Twitter today announced it's pausing all account verifications - the process that gives public figures on Twitter a blue checkmark next …
Richard Deitsch / SI.com:
Sources: about 100 layoffs expected at ESPN after Thanksgiving, affecting on-air talent, executives, producers, and digital and tech staffers  —  Created with Sketch.  — The network is expected to cut more than 100 staffers, including front-facing talent, in late November.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says DoJ did not ask him to sell CNN as a condition of acquiring Time Warner, despite report, reiterates he does not intend to sell  —  That contradicts reports from yesterday.  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says no one from the Department of Justice has asked …
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Tae Kim / CNBC:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says company has “no intention” of selling CNN amid AT&T-TW merger and has not offered to sell it during process despite DoJ demand
Peter Kafka / Recode:
When Trump's DoJ threatens to scuttle AT&T-Time Warner deal unless CNN is sold, business leaders feel the chill as well as journalists
Financial Times:
Sources: US DoJ tells AT&T it needs to sell CNN to get Time Warner merger approval; source says “It's all about CNN”; source says AT&T plans to sue DoJ
Ajit V. Pai / New York Times:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues for repeal of broadcast-newspaper cross-ownership rule, sees cross-ownership as source of revenue for struggling print media  —  Do you check your Twitter feed to get the latest news?  Monitor trending topics on your Facebook page to see what's making headlines?
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
YouTube rapid-response pundits have climbed in search results, exposing legions of viewers to far-fetched theories after big news events like the Texas shooting  —  On Sunday afternoon, when Elmer T. Williams's wife told him that a mass shooting had taken place at a church in Texas, he leapt into action.
Discussion: HuffPost and Talking New Media
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Cheddar plans to launch a second channel, Cheddar Big News, by the end of Q1 2018, broadcasting from 6am to 10pm daily, modeled after CNN's Headline News  —  Business video net Cheddar plans to launch a second channel focused on national and world news next year.
Jon Lafayette / Multichannel News:
Nielsen to include data from Comcast's set-top boxes in local TV ratings; Nielsen now has access to viewing information four major cable and satellite providers  —  Viewing info added to local TV measurement  —  Nielsen said it reached an agreement to use data from Comcast's set-top boxes in its local TV ratings service.
Discussion: TVSpy and Radio & Television …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney misses with Q4 net income of $1.75B, down 1% YoY, on $12.78B in revenue, down 2.8% YoY and below $13.2B estimated  —  Shares of Disney rose prior to the closing bell on Thursday but are roughly flat for the year, even as Wall Street in general has been in rally mode.
Sonam Rai / Reuters:
Time Inc. misses with Q3 net income of $13M on $679M revenue, below $694M estimated and down 9.5% YoY due to print declines; magazine revenue fell to $433M  —  (Reuters) - Time Inc's (TIME.N) revenue fell short of analysts' targets in the third quarter, as it sold fewer magazines and advertisements …
Discussion: @ericjackson and Time Inc.
 
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