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hostage-uncle-sam-271x300More responsible journamalism:
Obama tells Senate GOP he’s willing to talk ObamaCare changes Senate Republicans emerged from a lengthy meeting at the White House Thursday saying the president had indicated he was at least willing to talk about changes to his signature healthcare reform law… [Sen. John] McCain said he expects the White House could agree to some change to the medical device tax in any deal on the debt limit or government funding.
Hmm, let’s think about this.
  1. One of the GOP’s top priorities in taking the country hostage has been to establish that the President is willing to trade them things in exchange for not shooting the hostage.
  2. Republicans run out of a meeting with Obama shouting about how he totally kinda seemed willing to trade them things in exchange for not shooting the hostage.
So, obviously, the responsible thing to do is credulously report the Senators’ bullshit without including any huge disclaimers pointing out that what they’re saying is almost certainly bullshit. Oh, and let’s definitely couple it with a nice juicy headline that doesn’t indicate who it was that said Obama is “willing to talk”. Morans.

This is pretty fascinating. One example:

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One obvious critique you could make here is that “Why Germany Won’t Even Try To Save The World” is a more important question to answer. But sarcasm aside, it’s again worth asking the question of why the United States ought to be taking an active role in world affairs given that our electorate shuns periodicals with international stories on the cover. Of course, my guess is that the public would be perfectly happy never to intervene into a foreign conflict ever again, and it’s just elites who need to work out their white liberal guilt by having us save (some) foreign people with freedom bombs that explains why this stuff keeps happening. But what the U.S. military does abroad, unfortunately, falls into that category of “international news,” which leads us back to the same problem.

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Was there a fox in the house of also-foxes? Not only did Fox News Executive Vice President and “communications chief” Brian Lewis get fired, but apparently he was fired “for cause”. From Fox News media chief Brian Lewis fired after internal investigation on the LA Times:
“After an extensive internal investigation of Brian Lewis’ conduct by Fox News, it was determined that he should be terminated for cause, specifically for issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract,” a spokesman for Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox said.
Per Gabriel Sherman over to the Daily Intelligencer, at one point Lewis and Roger Ailes were tight:
Lewis was one of the most powerful executives at Fox News — and a moderating influence on Ailes. Lewis was one of the few senior executives who would vocally challenge Ailes (although he was smart enough to do it privately). A frequent joke around Fox was that while everyone is scared of Roger Ailes, the only person Roger Ailes is scared of is Brian Lewis.
but their relationship had deteriorated over the last decade.
[…] signs of tension have been evident in recent months. Ailes, for whatever reason, had begun to rely less on Lewis’s strategic advice, instead consulting others such as his personal lawyer Peter Johnson Jr. and Fox contributor Jim Pinkerton, both of whom, sources said, were more likely to indulge Ailes rather than challenge him.
The article paints Lewis as a guy that knows where, like, 90% of the bodies are buried. To fire somebody like that…

Was there a fox in the house of also-foxes? Not only did Fox News Executive Vice President and “communications chief” Brian Lewis get fired, but apparently he was fired “for cause”. From Fox News media chief Brian Lewis fired after internal investigation on the LA Times:

“After an extensive internal investigation of Brian Lewis’ conduct by Fox News, it was determined that he should be terminated for cause, specifically for issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract,” a spokesman for Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox said.

Per Gabriel Sherman over to the Daily Intelligencer, at one point Lewis and Roger Ailes were tight:

Lewis was one of the most powerful executives at Fox News — and a moderating influence on Ailes. Lewis was one of the few senior executives who would vocally challenge Ailes (although he was smart enough to do it privately). A frequent joke around Fox was that while everyone is scared of Roger Ailes, the only person Roger Ailes is scared of is Brian Lewis.

but their relationship had deteriorated over the last decade.

[…] signs of tension have been evident in recent months. Ailes, for whatever reason, had begun to rely less on Lewis’s strategic advice, instead consulting others such as his personal lawyer Peter Johnson Jr. and Fox contributor Jim Pinkerton, both of whom, sources said, were more likely to indulge Ailes rather than challenge him.

The article paints Lewis as a guy that knows where, like, 90% of the bodies are buried. To fire somebody like that…

Was there a fox in the house of also-foxes? Not only did Fox News Executive Vice President and “communications chief” Brian Lewis get fired, but apparently he was fired “for cause”. From Fox News media chief Brian Lewis fired after internal investigation on the LA Times:

“After an extensive internal investigation of Brian Lewis’ conduct by Fox News, it was determined that he should be terminated for cause, specifically for issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract,” a spokesman for Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox said.

Per Gabriel Sherman over to the Daily Intelligencer, at one point Lewis and Roger Ailes were tight:

Lewis was one of the most powerful executives at Fox News — and a moderating influence on Ailes. Lewis was one of the few senior executives who would vocally challenge Ailes (although he was smart enough to do it privately). A frequent joke around Fox was that while everyone is scared of Roger Ailes, the only person Roger Ailes is scared of is Brian Lewis.

but their relationship had deteriorated over the last decade.

[…] signs of tension have been evident in recent months. Ailes, for whatever reason, had begun to rely less on Lewis’s strategic advice, instead consulting others such as his personal lawyer Peter Johnson Jr. and Fox contributor Jim Pinkerton, both of whom, sources said, were more likely to indulge Ailes rather than challenge him.

The article paints Lewis as a guy that knows where, like, 90% of the bodies are buried. To fire somebody like that…

Was there a fox in the house of also-foxes? Not only did Fox News Executive Vice President and “communications chief” Brian Lewis get fired, but apparently he was fired “for cause”. From Fox News media chief Brian Lewis fired after internal investigation on the LA Times:

“After an extensive internal investigation of Brian Lewis’ conduct by Fox News, it was determined that he should be terminated for cause, specifically for issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract,” a spokesman for Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox said.

Per Gabriel Sherman over to the Daily Intelligencer, at one point Lewis and Roger Ailes were tight:

Lewis was one of the most powerful executives at Fox News — and a moderating influence on Ailes. Lewis was one of the few senior executives who would vocally challenge Ailes (although he was smart enough to do it privately). A frequent joke around Fox was that while everyone is scared of Roger Ailes, the only person Roger Ailes is scared of is Brian Lewis.

but their relationship had deteriorated over the last decade.

[…] signs of tension have been evident in recent months. Ailes, for whatever reason, had begun to rely less on Lewis’s strategic advice, instead consulting others such as his personal lawyer Peter Johnson Jr. and Fox contributor Jim Pinkerton, both of whom, sources said, were more likely to indulge Ailes rather than challenge him.

The article paints Lewis as a guy that knows where, like, 90% of the bodies are buried. To fire somebody like that…

Was there a fox in the house of also-foxes? Not only did Fox News Executive Vice President and “communications chief” Brian Lewis get fired, but apparently he was fired “for cause”. From Fox News media chief Brian Lewis fired after internal investigation on the LA Times:

“After an extensive internal investigation of Brian Lewis’ conduct by Fox News, it was determined that he should be terminated for cause, specifically for issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract,” a spokesman for Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox said.

Per Gabriel Sherman over to the Daily Intelligencer, at one point Lewis and Roger Ailes were tight:

Lewis was one of the most powerful executives at Fox News — and a moderating influence on Ailes. Lewis was one of the few senior executives who would vocally challenge Ailes (although he was smart enough to do it privately). A frequent joke around Fox was that while everyone is scared of Roger Ailes, the only person Roger Ailes is scared of is Brian Lewis.

but their relationship had deteriorated over the last decade.

[…] signs of tension have been evident in recent months. Ailes, for whatever reason, had begun to rely less on Lewis’s strategic advice, instead consulting others such as his personal lawyer Peter Johnson Jr. and Fox contributor Jim Pinkerton, both of whom, sources said, were more likely to indulge Ailes rather than challenge him.

The article paints Lewis as a guy that knows where, like, 90% of the bodies are buried. To fire somebody like that…