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9:10 AM ET, September 5, 2018

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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Bob Woodward says he stands by reporting in his new book about Trump, called Fear, after White House figures dispute details and question Woodward's credibility  —  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday pushed back against Bob Woodward's new book on President Trump …
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Matthew Weaver / The Guardian:
Donald Trump says Bob Woodward's new book on his Presidency is a “con of the public”, claims the journalist fabricated quotes from Mattis and Kelly  —  The US president says the acclaimed journalist's White House portrayal is a ‘con’  —  Donald Trump has dismissed a highly critical book …
Chuck Todd / The Atlantic:
After a 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Roger Ailes, it's time for journalists to start fighting back by showcasing and defending their reporting
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
How The New Yorker was bullied into disinviting Bannon via social media, and why capitulation makes journalists appear, as Bannon said of Remnick, “gutless”  —  The venerable magazine hands the reins to the digital mob.  —  A common complaint of liberal journalists …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The New Yorker's plan to interview Steve Bannon on stage was part of a larger media pattern giving legitimacy to people and ideas that deserve only scorn  —  No one wants a festival of ideas to turn into a cozy chat among like-minded friends.  That's pointless.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Economist stands by its decision to host on-stage interview with Steve Bannon at its Open Future Festival on September 15  —  The Economist has stood by its decision to invite Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon on stage, saying it is important to subject ideas from all sides to “rigorous questioning and debate”.
Discussion: Variety and @shonaghosh
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The New Yorker's David Remnick says he won't interview Steve Bannon at The New Yorker Festival: “I've changed my mind. There is a better way to do this”
Erin Nyren / Variety:
Before The New Yorker reversed course, Judd Apatow, Jim Carrey, and others said they wouldn't attend The New Yorker Festival if Steve Bannon was included
Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Trump Threatens NBC's License Over ‘Highly Unethical Conduct’ on Spiked Harvey Weinstein Story  —  President Donald Trump directed his ire once again at NBC News, this time calling them out for their handling of Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein reporting, and threatening their broadcast license.
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Axios:
Memo: Andy Lack defends NBC News' decision not to publish Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein, says Farrow's NBC draft lacked on-the-record sources
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FCC's Pai says transparency law may be needed for Twitter, Facebook, Google, citing privacy issues, even though he supported ending ISP privacy rules in 2017  —  The leader of the Federal Communications Commission says that major web companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google …
Salena Zito / New York Post:
Salena Zito, who wrote about Trump voters that she characterized as swing voters, defends her work against criticism that she mischaracterized the voters  —  “Dad, it's not true,” I said, fighting to keep my voice steady through tears.  —  My 81-year-old father had just seen a Huffington Post headline …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Experts say Facebook's public cleanup is pushing toxic content into private Facebook groups, WhatsApp, and Messenger, making it harder to monitor and moderate  —  Much of the empire built by Alex Jones, the Infowars founder and social media shock jock, vanished this summer when Facebook suspended …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
CBS announces it will stream Super Bowl LIII on its sports website, its app for connected TV devices, and mobile apps without requiring a sign-in  —  CBS is determined to make the most of the NFL's loosened streaming rules.  The broadcaster has revealed its streaming plans for Super Bowl LIII …
Discussion: KnowTechie and BGR, more at Techmeme »
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Streaming services like Netflix that operate in the EU will need to dedicate 30%+ of their catalogs to local content after new law comes into effect in December  —  Quotas obligating Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services operating in the European Union to dedicate at least 30% …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Engadget
 
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Cara Buckley / New York Times:
TV execs try to diversify writers' rooms but find few experienced writers of color to fill key roles due to years of discrimination and low entry-level pay
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Organizers in newsrooms at Tronc's Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot and small sister publications are asking Tronc for immediate voluntary union recognition
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis: since last month's Facebook and YouTube ban, Infowars' audience has dropped by roughly half to about 715,000 daily site visits and video views
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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic launches new vertical called Ideas, led by the magazine's former Politics Editor Yoni Appelbaum
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
The Outline has laid off all of its remaining six staff writers, with seemingly only editors left on the site's full-time editorial staff
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO is broadcasting its first ever non-English drama, an Italian adaption of an Elena Ferrante novel, this November
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