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Katherine Fung is the deputy editor of HuffPost Media.

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US-Meteorologin Julya Johnson weiß, wie sie mit unverschämten Fans fertig wird

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 6:44 AM

Die US-Meteorologin Julya Johnson weiß, wie sie mit missgünstigen "Fans" fertig wird.

Nachrichtensprecher bekommen viel Feedback. Das ist manchmal lobend, manchmal kritisch, aber fair. Und dann gibt es noch die Sachen, die gar nicht gehen.

In die letzte Kategorie fällt der Brief, den die Meterologin eines amerikanischen TV-Senders...

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White House Condemns Obama-Netanyahu Transcript As Fake

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 6:25 PM

Both the White House and Israel came out on Tuesday saying that a purportedly leaked transcript of a conversation between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fake.

The transcript claimed to show a phone call in which Obama demanded that Israel agree to a...

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Meghan McCain Won't Be Subscribing To Sarah Palin's Internet Channel

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 6:06 PM

Sarah Palin has her own Internet channel now, but don't count on Meghan McCain to subscribe.

McCain, the daughter of Arizona senator John McCain and the co-host of Pivot's "TakePart Live," made her feelings about her father's former running mate quite clear during her show on Monday....

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The New York Times Is Investigating Whether Its Reporter Plagiarized

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 3:18 PM

Last week, it was BuzzFeed reviewing charges of plagiarism against one of its staffers. This week, it's the New York Times.

The newspaper is looking into whether reporter Carol Vogel lifted part of a Wikipedia entry. On Monday, Fishbowl NY noted the parallels between the lede of...

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AP Backtracks On Gaza Tweet After Complaints About Bias

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 2:25 PM

The AP revised a tweet about the conflict between Israel and Gaza on Tuesday, the second time the news outlet has clarified a tweet in a week.

The AP tweeted this early Tuesday morning for a story about legislators trying to finalize $225 million in aid for...

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Jill Abramson Left The New York Times With A Bunch Of Cash In Her Pocket

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 12:44 PM

There are still lots of hazy details surrounding Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times, but the newspaper's latest earnings report contained a hint about her severance package.

"Severance costs were listed at $2.2 million, a figure that most likely included any payment to The...

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Laura Ingraham Is Flirting With The Idea Of Running For Office

(106) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 10:47 AM

Laura Ingraham, politician?

Maybe. The conservative radio host teased a potential bid for office in a recent interview with London's Sunday Times. "I've been approached by various people to get involved," she told the newspaper. "I'm keeping an open mind about running for office in the future."

The...

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There Are Even Fewer Newspaper Jobs Now Than Last Year

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Bad news for newspapers — from job cuts to declining profits — never seems to stop.

"Newspaper reporter" has been deemed one of the most "endangered" job of 2014, and the second-to-worst job in the country.

Now, there's news that newspapers lost another 1,300 full-time...

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Bill O'Reilly Flips Out On Juan Williams Over Immigration

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 8:36 AM

Arguing in favor of accepting undocumented children into the United States seems to be the quickest way to infuriate Bill O'Reilly these days.

The Fox News host and his panel were discussing conservative pundit George Will's recent call to assimilate the undocumented children being held at the...

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Whoopi Goldberg Goes On A Righteous Rant About Weed

(116) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 2:37 PM

Whoopi Goldberg sparred with fellow members of the roundtable on Monday's "The View," in a debate that ended with her offering to take a guest co-host to a marijuana farm.

The New York Times called on the federal government to repeal the ban on marijuana in an...

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Meteorologist Shuts Down Viewer Who Complained About Her Appearance

(222) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:16 AM

Meteorologist Julya Johnson knows a thing or two about how to deal with haters.

News personalities get feedback all the time, from the good to the ugly and everything in between. A recent note to Johnson, a meteorologist for WATE TV 6 in Knoxville, Tennessee, fell into the "ugly"...

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Former MSNBC Contributor Hammers Network For Labeling Her A 'Palestinian Journalist'

(25) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 8:04 AM

Former MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal was not happy on Sunday about the way the network characterized her after she criticized its coverage of the conflict in the Middle East.

Speaking on MSNBC last week, Jebreal alleged that the network was "disgustingly biased" toward Israel in its coverage....

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Iran Confirms Washington Post Correspondent Jason Rezaian Has Been Arrested

(3) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 9:31 AM

Iran has confirmed that Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has indeed been arrested, following earlier reports that the journalist had been detained.

The newspaper received reports earlier this week that Rezaian, the Post's Tehran correspondent and a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, had been detained along with his wife...

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Anderson Cooper Describes 'Extraordinary Outpouring' For MH17 Victims

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 2:18 PM

Anderson Cooper took a moment on Wednesday to recognize the "extraordinary outpouring" of grief for the victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The plane -- believed to have been shot down -- crashed in eastern Ukraine last week, killing all 298 people aboard. One hundred ninety-three victims...

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Sherri Shepherd Wins Custody Battle Over Her Son

(11) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 10:49 AM

Sherri Shepherd will keep custody of her nine-year-old son Jeffrey, a Los Angeles court ruled Monday.

The "View" co-host has been in a custody battle since her ex-husband Jeffrey Tarpley petitioned for temporary physical custody of their son, claiming that Shepherd's career takes priority over parenting. People...

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Egyptian Court Says Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Were Under The Influence Of 'The Devil'

(11) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Journalists around the world are outraged by Egypt's sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists, and the latest statement from the Egyptian court that jailed them is sure to provoke more outcry.

Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed have been sentenced to seven to...

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Greta Van Susteren's Blistering Response To Criticism Of Jill Abramson Interview

(18) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 3:49 PM

A new piece in the Columbia Journalism Review is criticizing former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson's post-firing interviews with Greta Van Susteren and other female journalists, but Van Susteren said Tuesday that the essay couldn't be further from the truth.

Abramson was fired from her post in...

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White House Reporters Are Fighting With The Obama Administration Yet Again

(23) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:59 PM

White House reporters battled the Obama administration over press access once again on Tuesday.

This time, the cause was President Barack Obama's meeting with astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Sunday was the 45th anniversary of the day they landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong, and...

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Reporter Who Went Through MH17 Passenger's Luggage Makes A Deeply Emotional Apology

(19) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Sky News' Colin Brazier recently sparked outrage when he went through luggage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and now he is speaking out about why he did it.

In a piece for the Guardian on Tuesday, Brazier admitted that he made a "serious error in...

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MSNBC Contributor Accuses Network Of 'Biased' Coverage Toward Israel

(1137) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:48 PM

MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal took issue with the network's coverage of the conflict in the Middle East on Monday.

Speaking on Ronan Farrow's show, she accused MSNBC of covering the Israeli perspective far more than the Palestinian side.

“We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue,"...

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