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North Korea Instagram Pictures Provide Colourful Insight Into State Trapped In A 20th Century Dystopia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | August 23, 2015 | UK
An American traveler has posted a remarkable set of pictures on his Instagram account, providing a glimpse into a bizarre yet beautiful state trapped in a 20th century dystopia. Taylor Pemberton spent four days in the North Korean dictatorship on a tourist visa, documenting his...

Tucker Carlson: 'Illegal Alien Is One Of My Favorite Terms'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | August 21, 2015 | Media
Controversy surrounding the term "anchor baby" to describe children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants spurred debate over another offensive term Friday on Fox News' "The Five." “The term that I despise is 'illegal alien,'" guest host Geraldo Rivera said. "'Illegal alien' is like 'negro'...

Scott Walker's Still Working Out His Stance On Birthright Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | August 23, 2015 | Politics
Walker was a survivor: The Democrats and the unions had come at the king, and they'd missed. Repeatedly and dramatically. Which is, like, the one thing you're not supposed to do. In other words, there was a time not so long ago when a lot of folks thought the nomination was Walker's to lose. Lately, however, the question has become whether Walker is about to go and do just that.

HuffPost Explains Why Trump Coverage Is Entertainment On 'Morning Joe'

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | August 21, 2015 | Media
Things got a little tense on the set of "Morning Joe" Friday morning.  Huffington Post Editorial Director Danny Shea took to the MSNBC program to defend the site's decision to relegate coverage of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign to the entertainment section. "For me, the fundamental issue is that we’re not passive observers here in the Trump show, we have a role to play and nobody can deny that his poll numbers are fueled by non-stop media coverage which you wouldn’t give him if he weren’t a celebrity," Shea said. "You’re not giving Bernie Sanders the wall-to-wall coverage because he’s not taking you on his helicopter for people to just go for joyrides above the Iowa State Fair." The hosts responded that Trump is leading in the polls in several states and should thus be taken as a serious candidate, but Shea disagreed. "Yes, and Bernie Sanders may or may not be in first place in New Hampshire but Mika [Brzezinski] has to go to CSPAN to watch coverage of him," he said. "Because of Donald Trump's celebrity, he's getting this perpetuating non-stop, wall-to-wall coverage that's no different, honestly, than when CNN went wall-to-wall on Malaysia."  Shea drew parallels with the time Brzezinski, the "Morning Joe" co-host, refused to report a story on Paris Hilton, tearing up the script in front of her and lighting it on fire. The moment became a media sensation.  "You were the heroine of a media moment," Shea said. "You said 'enough already,' and we're saying the exact same thing. We're saying that we will not participate in this sort of legitimacy of a fringe candidate who doesn't even believe that Obama was born in the United States. To give him the coverage, to legitimize him time and time again only perpetuates the legitimacy of a...

5 Reasons To Stop Pointing Your Pitchforks At 'The Fat Jew'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | August 21, 2015 | Comedy
The Fat Jew, aka Instagram star Josh Ostrovsky, has had a rough week. Accused by an ever-growing number of comedians and Internet creatives for stealing their work, he's been called a Bogartist, a "hacky joke thief," and "pure trash," among...

Ten Years Later, It's Still Gut-Wrenching To Look Back At Katrina Footage

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | August 23, 2015 | Politics
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Donald Trump Can't Stop Talking About His Ratings

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | August 21, 2015 | Media
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump thinks he's God's gift to ratings. We know this because in appearance after appearance, he reminds interviewers that he's a "ratings machine" and should be getting paid for gracing them with his presence.  Watch Trump below.

Politico's Mike Allen: No One Cares About Poor Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | August 21, 2015 | Media
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Trump Is A 'Ratings Machine.' Does That Justify The Media's Binge?

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | August 21, 2015 | Media
Donald Trump's campaign is to MSNBC -- and almost every other political-media outlet -- what the Malaysia Airlines story was to CNN.   In March of 2014, CNN became the laughingstock of the chattering classes with its wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370. The...

Petition Calls For Jon Stewart To Moderate A Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | August 20, 2015 | Politics
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Former Nuclear Safeguards Official Says AP's Iran Deal Document Looks Fake

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | August 21, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A veteran international nuclear official questioned the authenticity of a document The Associated Press relied upon for its controversial report that Iran would be allowed to inspect Parchin, a site suspected of hosting illicit nuclear activity over a decade ago. He said the document contains wrong...

Fox News Hosts Lament How Hard It Is To Be White

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | August 21, 2015 | Media
(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519027997&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=undefined&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DL&onTimeUpdate=track5min.TC&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})(); The Black Lives Matter movement, which grew from repeated instances of unarmed black men being killed by white...

Twitter's Shareholders Don't Believe The Company Can Transform

The Huffington Post | Alexis Sobel Fitts | August 20, 2015 | Technology
Twitter isn't looking so good lately.  Shares in the social media site dropped almost 6 percent on Thursday, dipping from a onetime high of $69 to just under $26 per share -- below the price it commanded at the company's initial public offering in November 2013.  Over the last month,...

Some Dude On Fox Said 'Many Women' Turn 'Regret Sex' Into Rape Accusations

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | August 21, 2015 | Women
A recent guest on Fox News disturbingly seems to believe that women commonly cry rape after bad sexual experiences.  Defense attorney Keith Sullivan joined host Bill Hemmer and prosector Anna Yum to discuss a rape trial involving Owen Labrie, a boarding school graduate accused of raping...

Politico Denies Unionizing Effort Was Behind Reporter's Departure

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | August 20, 2015 | Media
NEW YORK -- Politico confirmed Thursday that labor reporter Mike Elk is no longer with the company and said his efforts to unionize the newsroom were not the reason for his departure in a statement provided to The Huffington Post.  "Mike Elk no longer works at...

Trump Interview Scores 'Meet The Press' Highest Ratings In 18 Months

Gabriel Arana | August 20, 2015 | Media
Donald Trump is indeed a “ratings machine,” which he hastens to tell almost every interviewer he comes across.   The reality TV star’s interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday -- which sister network MSNBC went on to play...

Bloomberg Braces For Layoffs, Washington Bureau On Edge

Michael Calderone | August 20, 2015 | Media
NEW YORK – Bloomberg is bracing for layoffs in the coming weeks, the latest shake-up at a media company where editorial priorities and executives’ power have shifted greatly over the past year. The New York Post first reported Thursday that 100 cuts were expected around Labor...

Jeb Bush Says He Doesn't Regret Using The Term 'Anchor Babies'

Mollie Reilly | August 20, 2015 | Politics
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New Republic Hires Editors From Lapham's Quarterly, National Journal

Judah Robinson | August 20, 2015 | Media
The New Republic has brought three new editors on board, the latest in a string of additions since the liberal magazine suffered a massive staff walk-out in December.  Bob Moser, formerly senior editor at National Journal, will join the staff as politics editor, according to...

That Time 'Gilmore Girls' Predicted The Future Of Online News

Alexis Kleinman | August 20, 2015 | Technology
"Gilmore Girls" was a groundbreaking show. It was celebrated for its portrayal of a nuanced relationship between a single mother and daughter, was written in a trademark style and has experienced a major resurgence in popularity in the past year, since coming to Netflix.  We always knew the...
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