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Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch’s summer of despair? – The Guardian

Thursday, August 17, 2017

If 2016 was Rupert Murdoch’s summer of discontent, this could be the summer of his despair. It was a little more than a year ago that the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal erupted. Then came a cascade of related sexual misconduct lawsuits against various Fox on-air personalities and executives. Ailes died earlier this year. The future of Murdoch’s media empire and his company, 21st Century Fox, could depend on the…

What They’re Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Stance – NPR

Thursday, August 17, 2017

President Trump repeated his much-criticized view of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., during a news conference Tuesday in New York. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Trump repeated his much-criticized view of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., during a news conference Tuesday in New York. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Trump roiled opinion Tuesday by reversing himself and reiterating his claim that…

Newspaper headlines: Brexit ‘backdoor’ and new aircraft carrier – BBC News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image caption The Times says the Home Office is drawing up plans that would allow EU citizens to be free to travel to the UK and stay after Brexit. The principle of freedom of movement would remain, explains the Times, but a system of permits would limit the number of people migrating to work. Also featured on its front page is a stunning picture of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft…

This week should put the nail in the coffin for ‘both sides’ journalism – Washington Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

He’s the false-equivalency president. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the national news media’s misguided sense of fairness helped equate the serious flaws of Hillary Clinton with the disqualifying evils of Donald Trump. “But her emails . . .” goes the ironic line that aptly summarizes too much of the media’s coverage of the candidates. In short: Clinton’s misuse of a private email server was inflated to keep up with Trump’s racism, sexism…

‘I was wrong’: U-Va. newspaper editor says he was ‘naive’ about alt-right – Washington Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weeks before violent protests in Charlottesville turned to tragedy, Brendan Novak wrote a column in the University of Virginia student newspaper arguing that the city “should let the alt-right rally occur.” In the column, Novak, an opinion editor at the Cavalier Daily, defended the constitutional rights of the white supremacist groups to assemble and express their views. He wrote that the city — and Black Lives Matter — should allow the “alt-right” to protest openly, and “watch…

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from 1010data. Several Amazon brands have been seeing tremendous growth, it found, including AmazonBasics, kids’ clothing brand Scout + Ro, Amazon Elements, and…

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from 1010data. Several Amazon brands have been seeing tremendous growth, it found, including AmazonBasics, kids’ clothing brand Scout + Ro, Amazon Elements, and…

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from 1010data. Several Amazon brands have been seeing tremendous growth, it found, including AmazonBasics, kids’ clothing brand Scout + Ro, Amazon Elements, and…

Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing – ABC News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amid tight security, over two dozen young models, including six women, strutted down the catwalk in the garden of a private Kabul villa, proudly displaying the traditional clothing and costumes of Afghanistan’s many ethnic groups. The audience, about 100 men and women, tightly packed the small space on a recent afternoon, but the mood was as bright as the models’ embroidered tunics and scarves — a scene that would have…

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from 1010data. Several Amazon brands have been seeing tremendous growth, it found, including AmazonBasics, kids’ clothing brand Scout + Ro, Amazon Elements, and…

Former Mrs. America Convicted of Felony Theft in Macy’s Clothing Scheme – PEOPLE.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A former Mrs. America was convicted of felony theft for switching price tags on clothes at a Macy’s department store in Southdale, Minnesota. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a jury found Jennifer Susan Kline guilty of a single felony count of theft by swindle Tuesday evening after a seven-day trial. The jury determined that the amount of the theft was more than $1,000 but less than $5,000. Kline’s attorney argued…

Roller-zoku: The Japanese fashion tribe keeping rock ‘n’ roll alive – CNN

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch’s summer of despair? – The Guardian

Thursday, August 17, 2017

If 2016 was Rupert Murdoch’s summer of discontent, this could be the summer of his despair. It was a little more than a year ago that the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal erupted. Then came a cascade of related sexual misconduct lawsuits against various Fox on-air personalities and executives. Ailes died earlier this year. The future of Murdoch’s media empire and his company, 21st Century Fox, could depend on the…

Queens weekly newspaper publisher nabbed for tampering with witnesses in mob-linked loan-sharking case – New York Daily News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Queens newspaper publisher found herself on the wrong side of a headline after authorities said she was messing with the mob. Patricia Adams, publisher of The Forum, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of witness tampering in a bizarre offshoot of a loansharking case involving the Bonanno crime family, according to Brooklyn federal prosecutors. Instead of simply signing off on a story about the scheme, Adams…

What They’re Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Stance – NPR

Thursday, August 17, 2017

President Trump repeated his much-criticized view of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., during a news conference Tuesday in New York. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Trump repeated his much-criticized view of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., during a news conference Tuesday in New York. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Trump roiled opinion Tuesday by reversing himself and reiterating his claim that…

‘I was wrong’: U-Va. newspaper editor says he was ‘naive’ about alt-right – Washington Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weeks before violent protests in Charlottesville turned to tragedy, Brendan Novak wrote a column in the University of Virginia student newspaper arguing that the city “should let the alt-right rally occur.” In the column, Novak, an opinion editor at the Cavalier Daily, defended the constitutional rights of the white supremacist groups to assemble and express their views. He wrote that the city — and Black Lives Matter — should allow the “alt-right” to protest openly, and “watch…

This week should put the nail in the coffin for ‘both sides’ journalism – Washington Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

He’s the false-equivalency president. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the national news media’s misguided sense of fairness helped equate the serious flaws of Hillary Clinton with the disqualifying evils of Donald Trump. “But her emails . . .” goes the ironic line that aptly summarizes too much of the media’s coverage of the candidates. In short: Clinton’s misuse of a private email server was inflated to keep up with Trump’s racism, sexism…

Former Mrs. America Convicted of Felony Theft in Macy’s Clothing Scheme – PEOPLE.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A former Mrs. America was convicted of felony theft for switching price tags on clothes at a Macy’s department store in Southdale, Minnesota. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a jury found Jennifer Susan Kline guilty of a single felony count of theft by swindle Tuesday evening after a seven-day trial. The jury determined that the amount of the theft was more than $1,000 but less than $5,000. Kline’s attorney argued…

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from 1010data. Several Amazon brands have been seeing tremendous growth, it found, including AmazonBasics, kids’ clothing brand Scout + Ro, Amazon Elements, and…

Former Mrs. America Convicted of Felony Theft in Macy’s Clothing Scheme – PEOPLE.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A former Mrs. America was convicted of felony theft for switching price tags on clothes at a Macy’s department store in Southdale, Minnesota. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a jury found Jennifer Susan Kline guilty of a single felony count of theft by swindle Tuesday evening after a seven-day trial. The jury determined that the amount of the theft was more than $1,000 but less than $5,000. Kline’s attorney argued…