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12:15 PM 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.
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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.
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 …
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.
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.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Discovery Q3: $2.59B in revenue, up 57% YoY, but excluding Scripps acquisition and other transactions, revenue rose 1% as profits fell from $218M to $117M YoY  —  Discovery said profit fell in the third quarter as charges associated with its recent merger with Scripps Networks Interactive weighed on the company's bottom line.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
IAC says it is reorganizing its business to make Vimeo its own separate segment starting next quarter  —  IAC is changing the way its business is organized, the company reported during its Q3 2018 earnings on Wednesday.  The company's video platform Vimeo and DotDash (previously About.com) …
 
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