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5:30 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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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
CNN should sue the White House for taking away Jim Acosta's press pass under a false pretext, and press-rights groups and media outlets should join in  —  CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is a smart, tough reporter.  He can also be a grandstander who seems to thrive on conflict with President Trump …
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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.
Michelle Fields / The Atlantic:
Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, accused of falsely saying Lewandowski assaulted her, says accusers apparently were projecting, as they aim at Acosta now
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Press Secretary Sanders tweeted a video that experts say was altered and which made Jim Acosta's encounter with a White House intern appear more violent  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday night shared a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that appeared to have been altered …
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Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney says its new streaming service will be called Disney+ and will launch in the US in late 2019  —  - Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, will be a home for its past titles and original series, including new content from the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.
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 …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Committee to Protect Journalists staffers Quintal and Mumo have been released following their arrest in Tanzania and have left the country  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Angela Quintal, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo …
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 …
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.
 
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