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10:55 AM ET, November 8, 2018

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Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
White House suspends Jim Acosta's press pass after he and Trump had a tense exchange; Sarah Sanders claims Acosta “placed his hands” on woman at press event  —  The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after President Trump took issue …
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Sinéad Baker / Business Insider:
Press Secretary Sanders tweeted what appears to be an Infowars video doctored to make Acosta's encounter with the White House intern appear more violent  —  - White House Press Secretary is accused of sharing a doctored video of CNN's Jim Acosta from far-right outlet Infowars.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Trump called Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person”, as an aide tried to wrestle the mic from Acosta, and told April Ryan to “sit down” during press conference  —  “CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them,” Trump told Acosta during a post-election news conference on Wednesday.
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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Some experts say Facebook performed well for the midterms, but disinformation and false news still spread fast, requiring outsiders' monitoring and prodding  —  After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace of the kind of Russian troll stampede …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Vice Media plans to shrink its staff by up to 15% and cut its number of digital verticals by at least half; company is on track to lose $50M+ this year  —  Workforce reduction will happen through hiring freeze and attrition  —  Vice Media plans to shrink its workforce …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Sinclair reports Q3 revenue of $766M, up 18.9% YoY, while profits more than double YoY to $63.9M as political advertising offset the costs of a failed merger  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group's posted a big gain in profits after its acquisition of Tribune Media fell through …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Comcast aims to ship a home hub with a voice-enabled remote next year for broadband-only subs that aggregates streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime  —  - Comcast is planning to debut a product to broadband-only customers that will allow them to aggregate certain streaming apps, such as Netflix and Amazon Video.
Melynda Fuller / MediaPost:
Meredith announces Q1 revenue of $757M, up 90%+ YoY, with advertising-related revenues doubling YoY to $423M  —  Just last week, Meredith Corporation announced the finalization of its sale of Time magazine, the flagship property it acquired along with the rest of Time Inc.'s portfolio in January.
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson's home was targeted by antifascist group Smash Racism D.C.; the group's tweets and Facebook video regarding the incident have been removed  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages.
 
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