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News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) — международный медиахолдинг подконтрольный Руперту Мердоку, который владеет, в частности, кинокомпанией 20th Century Fox, телеканалами Fox News, спутниковыми DTH операторами BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Foxtel, информационным агентством Dow Jones ( ...

News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) — международный медиахолдинг подконтрольный Руперту Мердоку, который владеет, в частности, кинокомпанией

20th Century Fox,

телеканалами Fox News,

спутниковыми DTH операторами BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Foxtel,

информационным агентством Dow Jones (включая службу Factiva),

а также газетами

The Wall Street Journal,

The Times,

The Sun,

New York Post.

 

В период предвыборной кампании поддерживает Республиканскую партию США.

22 июля Руперт Мердок объявил о своем уходе с поста директора двух компаний, входящих в News Corporation, - News International и Times Newspapers Holdings Limited. Причиной отставки называется предстоящая реструктуризация корпорации.

В 2013 году было создано 21st Century Fox а News Corporation сменил логотип. Вики.

 

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17 февраля, 14:14

Louise Mensch: the former British MP who scooped US media on Trump's Russian ties

Mensch works at News Corp by day, probes Trump-Moscow by night. Here’s how she learned the secret that eluded even the best journalistsIn the journalistic race to get to the bottom of one of the most closely guarded secrets in Washington – the investigation into the Trump team’s contacts with Moscow – one of the biggest scoops came from an unexpected source: the British former MP and novelist Louise Mensch.Mensch has lived in New York since resigning as the Conservative MP for Corby in 2012 so that she could spend more time with her children and her American husband, Peter, the manager of the heavy metal band Metallica. Continue reading...

13 февраля, 21:20

Gerry Baker to staff: Criticism of Wall Street Journal's Trump coverage is 'fake news'

He said there's been 'a lot of nonsense appearing in the media about how unreliable our reporting is.'

13 февраля, 18:10

Stock Market News for February 13, 2017

Benchmarks scaled fresh highs on Friday and registered their third successive weekly gains on President Trump’s promise to unveil a new tax plan.

13 февраля, 18:10

Company News for February 13, 2017

Companies in the news ATVI, EXPE, IPG, NWSA

11 февраля, 17:56

TRUMP CONSIDERING new exec order on immigration -- RUSSIA may give Snowden back to Trump as a ‘gift’ -- CIA FREEZES out top Flynn aide -- WEEKEND READS -- B’DAY: Jeb Bush

PRE-TEE-TIME TWEETS -- @realDonaldTrump at 7:12 a.m. on the Android: “Our legal system is broken! ‘77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.’ (WT) SO DANGEROUS!” …at 8:19 a.m.: “I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the.....” … at 8:26 a.m.: “...design or negotiations yet. When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!” … at 8:33 a.m.: “Melania and I are hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Abe at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. They are a wonderful couple!”WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE BAN NOW? -- “AP Explains: Trump’s options for restoring travel ban,” by Sam Hananel: “REHEARING AT THE APPEALS COURT: The Trump administration could decide to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the three-judge panel's ruling. But the odds of success seem low, said Margo Schlanger, a law professor at the University of Michigan. She noted that the three-judge panel was unanimous and included a judge chosen by a Republican president. SUPREME COURT APPEAL … ‘There are almost surely four votes to deny an emergency request to reinstate the order,’ said Peter Spiro, a law professor at Temple University. The last immigration case to reach the justices ended in a 4-4 deadlock last year. That suggests a similar split over Trump's order, which would let the 9th Circuit ruling stand and keep the freeze in place. WAITING FOR GORSUCH …“REVISING THE EXECUTIVE ORDER The White House could amend the executive order to expressly carve out existing green card holders and other people that already have some ties to the United States. Up to 60,000 visas were initially canceled in the wake of the ban, affecting the lives of students, professors and workers. White House counsel Donald McGahn had issued guidance days after the executive order saying it didn’t apply to legal permanent residents of the U.S., but the appeals court said that was not enough. ‘The government has offered no authority establishing that the White House counsel is empowered to issue an amended order superseding the executive order signed by the president,’ the opinion said. Revising the order ‘shifts the legal boundaries so that it becomes a tougher constitutional target,’ Spiro said.” http://apne.ws/2l09pu9-- WaPo: “Trump considers writing ‘brand new’ immigration order” http://wapo.st/2kDzJZP … NYT: “Trump Vows Quick Action to Stop Terrorism After Setback in Court” http://nyti.ms/2lBBe9gWHAT TRUMP IS WAKING UP TO -- NYT: Lead headline: “Blocked by Courts, Trump Weighs New Travel Order: A Short-Term Tactical Retreat to a Security Measure With a Strong Legal Basis” http://nyti.ms/2lBlZxn … PALM BEACH POST: “Trump, Japan’s leader arrive in Palm Beach: President, guest expected to play golf today at Trump’s club in Jupiter” http://bit.ly/2lA2Jzq… NY POST: “NEW YORK NIX: Dolan goes ballistic: Bans Oakley, claims Knick has ‘problem’” http://nyp.st/2kT9Qno-- PALM BEACH POST: “Will Trump be bad for business at the winter White House?” http://bit.ly/2lBCnOnROBERT KRAFT, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, joined Trump, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and their wives for dinner last night in Palm Beach. AP: “Trump said Kraft ‘knew he was going to win the game, even when he was down 28-3.’ The president also quipped about all the interpreters who had pulled up chairs to their not-so-large table. ‘We need more interpreters,’ he joked. ‘They don’t play games.’”-- VIDEO of Trump, Melania, the Abes and Bob Kraft sitting down. Trump says, “Nice to have you, Bob.” He jokes to Abe that the crowd was there for Kraft. Then Trump turns to reporters and says, “Does anybody know Bob Kraft? I don’t think so.” Trump then turns to Abe and says, “he’s been my good friend for a long time.” QUICK THOUGHT: We're not going to make a big deal of this, because, whatever. But why did Trump invite Kraft to dinner? 90-second video http://bit.ly/2lzPyyjIMMIGRATION WARS -- A1 of the L.A. TIMES: “ICE raids chill immigrant groups” http://bit.ly/2kwt1Tc … ONLINE HEADLINE: “Immigration arrests heighten fears in Southern California as hoaxes, false rumors swirl,” by Joel Rubin, Brittny Mejia, James Queally and Rubin Vives: “The alarm sounded a few minutes past 3. A leading advocacy group for immigrant rights blasted out an email alert Thursday afternoon, warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were sweeping up immigrants in raids throughout Los Angeles and nearby counties. As many as 100 people had been detained, the alert said, and were being transported to a federal facility.“The email made no mention of President Trump or his plan to target for deportation a wide swath of the millions of people in the country illegally, but to many people already on edge, a connection seemed clear. Within the hour, scores of protesters had gathered outside the building downtown, blocking traffic while angrily denouncing the president. Elected officials followed suit, expressing outrage at Trump and demanding answers about the raids. Authorities in Mexico put out a warning to their citizens living in the U.S. The reality was far less clear. After initially declining to release details, ICE officials on Friday announced that the agency had, in fact, concluded a weeklong operation throughout Southern California that resulted in the arrest of more than 150 people. The agency insisted, however, that the sweep targeted people with criminal records and was no different in size or scope from operations carried out in years past under previous administrations.” http://lat.ms/2l0nkjLTHE NEW NATIONAL NARRATIVE -- ARIZONA REPUBLIC: “Deported Arizona mom: A criminal or a victim” http://bit.ly/2keisId … S.F. CHRONICLE: “UPHEAVAL OVER IMMIGRATION” http://bit.ly/2keixLR … SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: “REPORTS OF RAIDS HEIGHTEN ANXIETY” http://bit.ly/2lBH2je … CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: “Advocates for immigrants demand protection, warn council of voter backlash” http://bit.ly/2kDDleF … DALLAS MORNING NEWS: “Immigration raids sweep up hundreds” http://bit.ly/2lBohMKNBC SCOOP -- “Russia Considers Returning Snowden to U.S. to ‘Curry Favor’ With Trump: Official,” by NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden and William Arkin: “U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a ‘gift’ to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a ‘spy’ and a ‘traitor’ who deserves to be executed. That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to ‘curry favor’ with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration.” http://nbcnews.to/2lBwQak --@Snowden: “Finally: irrefutable evidence that I never cooperated with Russian intel. No country trades away spies, as the rest would fear they’re next.”WHAT DEMS ARE READING -- “Swarming crowds and hostile questions are the new normal at GOP town halls,” by WaPo’s Kelsey Snell in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Paul Schwartzman in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Steve Friess in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and David Weigel in D.C.: “Republicans in deep-red congressional districts spent the week navigating massive crowds and hostile questions at their town hall meetings — an early indication of how progressive opposition movements are mobilizing against the agenda of the GOP and President Trump. Angry constituents swarmed events held by Reps. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Diane Black (Tenn.), Justin Amash (Mich.) and Tom McClintock (Calif.). They filled the rooms that had been reserved for them; in Utah and Tennessee, scores of activists were locked out. Voters pressed members of Congress on their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, on the still-controversial confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and even on a low-profile vote to disband an election commission created after 2000. …“On Thursday, participants were spurred to show up by a variety of forces: large-scale publicity campaigns by major opposition groups such as Planned Parenthood; smaller grass-roots efforts; or their own deep objections to Trump’s presidency so far. Some were Democrats, some were independents and some were Republicans, but most were liberal activists who had opposed Trump all along and were simply looking for new outlets to object to him. What was less clear was where it would all go. If nothing else, the size and tone of the crowds fed Republicans’ worries and Democrats’ view that the GOP agenda and the president’s tone and missteps have activated voters who may have sat out previous elections.” http://wapo.st/2lBBK7i-- “The stealth Republican force behind Obamacare repeal,” by Burgess Everett and Jen Haberkorn: “Republican town halls are erupting with protests as Americans fret over the future of their health insurance. But listen to Lamar Alexander for a few minutes, and you might think not a single bad thing will come of the GOP’s plan to rip apart Obamacare and stitch together a replacement. The folksy Tennessee senator is quietly prevailing upon Republican lawmakers to take a deep breath when it comes to rewriting the health care law that controls a sixth of the American economy. His goal, in a nutshell: to reassure millions of Americans that Republicans aren’t trying to snatch away their health insurance. His message: As long as we’re smart and deliberate, it will all be fine. It might take awhile, but we got this.” http://politi.co/2l0iu62-- WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The House is out of session from Feb. 18 through Feb. 27. Expect there to be some message massaging this week in D.C. before members face their constituents back home.PALACE INTRIGUE -- “CIA freezes out top Flynn aide,” by Ken Vogel and Josh Dawsey: “A top deputy to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was rejected for a critical security clearance, effectively ending his tenure on the [NSC] and escalating tensions between Flynn and the intelligence community. ... On Friday, one of Flynn’s closest deputies on the [NSC], senior director for Africa Robin Townley, was informed that the [CIA] had rejected his request for an elite security clearance required for service on the NSC, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. That forced Townley, a former Marine intelligence officer who had long maintained a top secret-level security clearance, out of his NSC post ... One of the sources said that the rejection was approved by Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo and that it infuriated Flynn and his allies.” http://politi.co/2lBJVAELAST NIGHT ON AF1 -- Per pooler Gabby Morrongiello of the Washington Examiner: “POTUS declined to respond to the Washington Post report that Gen. Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. before he was sworn in as National Security adviser. He said he was not aware of the report. ‘I don’t know about that. I haven’t seen it. What report is that? I haven’t seen that. I’ll look into that.’”THE DOSSIER -- “US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier,” by CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez: “For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on the existence of the dossier prior to Trump’s inauguration.“None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier. Rather it relates to conversations between foreign nationals. The dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals. Sources would not confirm which specific conversations were intercepted or the content of those discussions due to the classified nature of US intelligence collection programs.” With video from “The Lead” http://cnn.it/2kep6y7PHIL RUCKER and ASHLEY PARKER SCOOP -- “Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway hires a chief of staff”: “Conway has recruited Renee Hudson, who has been serving as chief of staff to Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), to work for her in the West Wing as her chief of staff, according to two Republican officials. Conway confirmed the hiring in an email late Friday and said that Hudson plans to begin work next week. By hiring a chief of staff of her own, Conway is asserting and perhaps growing her influence in the White House, where a coterie of top advisers have been competing for Trump’s ear and over the shape of his agenda.“Hudson has significant experience on Capitol Hill and deep connections in Republican politics. She previously served as chief of staff to Reps. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) and Mark Souder (R-Ind.). Hudson is married to Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), who is a gregarious and well-liked member of the Republican conference and a trusted ally of Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and other party leaders.” http://wapo.st/2lBF9mLGET YOUR KIDS’ RESUMES READY -- “Barack and Michelle Obama offer internships for their DC office,” by CNBC’s Rachel Cao. http://cnb.cx/2kTk6MCTHE JUICE …-- SOMETHING TO WATCH: STEPHEN MILLER is on Sunday show duty for the White House. He’s slated to do CBS’s “Face the Nation,” ABC’s “This Week,” and “Fox News Sunday.” Missing from the Sunday show circuit: Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer.-- SPOTTED: REX TILLERSON and his wife eating at the Italian restaurant Al Dente on Friday at the same time Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe were meeting at the White House.-- FORMER REP. AARON SCHOCK, who is under indictment for 24 criminal counts related to his time in office, is asking a judge to modify the terms of his parole. Schock has to drop off his passport at a passport office in Peoria within 24 hours of returning from overseas. But Schock’s attorneys are asking that he be permitted to drop his passport in overnight mail, because he doesn’t always go home to Peoria. Schock has been seen in Los Angeles recently. Schock’s letter http://politi.co/2kDudq2-- THE OBAMAS have signed up with the Harry Walker Agency to coordinate their speaking gigs. Williams & Connolly’s Bob Barnett and Deneen Howell will help them with book deals, according to a statement from Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis.-- BIDEN FOUNDATION HIRES: Greg Simon, former executive director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, has been named director of the Biden Cancer Initiative. Danielle Carnival, who most recently was chief of staff and senior policy director for the task force, has been named deputy director. Mala Adiga, who worked in the Obama State Department, has been named director for higher education and military families at the Biden Foundation. Katie Collins, a policy analyst for the task force, has been named a policy associate. The press release http://politi.co/2lzVGH7HAPPENING TODAY -- First Lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, are taking a tour of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe are playing golf at the Trump International Golf Club in Jupiter.FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- INSIDE THE ROOM AT THE HOUSE DEM RETREAT: NANCY PELOSI interviews CHELSEA HANDLER. PELOSI: “When I was on your show it received a tremendous response from young people, clearly you have a broad audience but a special relationship with young people. How can we can we continue reaching out to them?” HANDLER: “Well I think we need to reach out to them and not just from a Democratic standpoint, you know, it’s about finding issues that are important to you, and showing up for issues that are important to them. You know, showing up at the airport for these people, just because the ban doesn’t affect you directly, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be there. Showing up for Planned Parenthood, especially, and educating people on issues around Planned Parenthood. People think it’s only surrounding abortions, people don’t know that many people go to Planned Parenthood, that they provide testicular cancer screenings and STD testing, breast cancer screenings.”REP. LOIS FRANKEL (D-FLA.): “I’d like to know, from you, what is most offensive about what’s going on?” HANDLER: “Umm, what’s most offensive to me are the people around him that are so spineless -- the Paul Ryans -- the people that don’t give a shit about how offensive, and improper, and how he is defiling that [White] House ... The idea that that whole group of people around him don’t know what is happening, we are so destabilized right now. That our government is so vulnerable, and that they’re not stepping up, they are as much to blame as he is.”STATE WATCH -- “States find new ways to troll Trump,” by Natasha Korecki: “A California lawmaker is demanding Melania Trump’s immigration records. New Hampshire lawmakers have introduced a resolution demanding a federal probe into Trump University and ‘illegal financial or business dealings in which President TRUMP may have been involved.’ In Illinois, legislators are calling for an investigation into ‘Russian interference’ in the 2016 election — they’ve also drafted a formal invitation to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, inviting him to their chambers to speak about the potential ill-effect that a border wall could have on Mexico-Illinois relations. In case it wasn’t clear, blue-state legislatures are not only in full frontal rebellion against President Donald Trump, they’re trolling him.” http://politi.co/2kgZ34JKNOWING BANNON – “How Bannon’s Navy service during the Iran hostage crisis shaped his views,” by WaPo’s Michael Kranish and Craig Whitlock: “Bannon served seven years in the Navy, with two deployments at sea and then three years as an underling in a Pentagon office dealing with budget and planning. ... Bannon is remembered by many of his shipmates as a quiet, proficient and studious officer. ... [His] nickname was ‘Coast,’ short for coast-to-coast, because on the basketball court he’d never pass the ball ... Bannon, meanwhile, scoured newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal for what turned out to be a lucrative sideline. He put money into commodities such as gold and silver, advising shipmates ... and presaging his career as an investment banker.” http://wapo.st/2lt2H0rHOT VIDEO -- @MattNegrin: “if you ever meet donald trump do NOT try to shake his hand” -- 31-second video http://bit.ly/2kebYJnTHE BRIEFING AS DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT -- “Daytime TV’s New Star? Sean Spicer,” by NYT’s Mike Grynbaum: “Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary whose early tenure has prompted political fireworks and late-night parodies, may be struggling to settle in behind the lectern. On the airwaves, however, he is daytime television’s new big hit. Mr. Spicer’s briefings, carried live by the major cable news networks, are pulling in an average of 4.3 million viewers, according to data from Nielsen. Audiences across Fox News, MSNBC and CNN grow by an average of 10 percent when Mr. Spicer comes onscreen to discuss the latest news on President Trump, statistics show.“The soap opera at the White House is outscoring actual soaps like ‘General Hospital’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ which typically air around the same time. Mr. Spicer’s ratings are on par with prime-time entertainment like ‘MasterChef Junior’ on Fox and the ABC sitcom ‘Dr. Ken,’ which draw around four million viewers each.” http://nyti.ms/2luSqRe-- A COOL FEATURE that allows you to zoom in on the White House press corps to see names and faces from Spicer’s view. http://nyti.ms/2kwtLaZTRUMP INC. -- “Internal Nordstrom Data Show Sales Decline for Ivanka Trump Brand,” by WSJ’s Miriam Gottfried and Suzanne Kapner: “Sales of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line tumbled 32% at Nordstrom Inc. last fiscal year, with the declines deepening in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, according to internal Nordstrom data reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Amid calls to boycott the brand, Ivanka Trump footwear and apparel sales fell more than 70% in the second, third and fourth weeks of October compared with a year ago, the Nordstrom data show. The declines have moderated somewhat since then, averaging 26% year-over-year in January.” http://on.wsj.com/2lBQ6ojANDREW SULLIVAN back to regular writing, “The Madness of King Donald” in N.Y. Mag: “I guess I should start by saying this is not a blog. Nor is it what one might call a column. It’s an experiment of sorts to see if there’s something in between those two. Most Fridays, from now on, I’ll be writing in this space about, among other things, the end of Western civilization, the collapse of the republic, and, yes, my beagles. If you’re a veteran reader of my former site, the Dish, you may find yourselves at times in an uncanny valley. So may I. The model I’m trying to follow is more like the British magazine tradition of a weekly diary -- on the news, but a little distant from it, personal as well as political, conversational more than formal.” http://nym.ag/2lzwXU4KURT BARDELLA in the NYT -- “He Sees Country Music in ‘Make America Great Again,’” by Katie Rosman in tomorrow’s Sunday Styles section: “Created in October 2015 by Kurt Bardella, a public relations consultant whose clients have included Breitbart News, The Morning Hangover Tipsheet is an upbeat catchall of country music news: highlights from singers’ appearances on talk shows, handmade iPhone videos snapped by Mr. Bardella at concerts, birthday shout-outs, upcoming gigs and an occasional piece of self-promotion for its creator. ... Mr. Bardella, 33, now spends most of his time trying to build the business of The Morning Hangover, hoping his insight into Republican politics and voters will translate into an understanding of the country-music industry and its fans.” http://nyti.ms/2kc8C9F ... Subscribe to the newsletter http://bit.ly/2kcihx8COMING ATTRACTIONS -- Snapchat’s "Good Luck America" filmed in Washington and at the House Democratic Retreat in Baltimore this week for their season two premiere. Peter Hamby interviewed Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Tim Miller, David Frum, Symone Sanders and others. Use the Snapcode to watch it http://bit.ly/2lshMPECLICKERS – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker -- 11 keepers http://politi.co/2lz049U --The 26-page guide to resisting Trump written by Indivisible, a group of former House Dem staffers. “A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA: Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.” http://bit.ly/2kALGj6GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman: --“Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast,” by The New Yorker’s Patrick Radden Keefe: “‘I travel around the world, eat a lot of s***, and basically do whatever the f*** I want.’” http://bit.ly/2l1Ktlj (h/t Longform.org) --“Stephen Miller’s brash path from Duke campus to Trump White House,” by the Raleigh News & Observer’s Jane Stancil: “A conservative columnist for The Chronicle campus newspaper in 2006-07, the student had a brash style, directing his razor-sharp words at professors, smoking bans, Ted Kennedy, women’s studies, David Letterman, Duke President Richard Brodhead and the city of Durham.” http://bit.ly/2lyRoQO --“6 Years, 8 Countries: A Refugee Couple’s Harrowing Search for Safety,” by Caitlin L. Chandler in The Nation: “Daniel and Kedijah’s story reveals everything wrong with the response by wealthy nations to record-high global displacement.” http://bit.ly/2kACPOa --“The Russian Expat Leading the Fight to Protect America,” by Vicky Ward in Esquire: “In a war against hackers, Dmitri Alperovitch and Crowdstrike are our special forces (and Putin’s worst nightmare).” http://bit.ly/2kALkZG --“When Things Go Missing,” by Kathryn Schulz in The New Yorker: “Reflections on two seasons of loss.” http://bit.ly/2lteVpL --“Christians were strangers,” by Michael Kulikowski in Aeon Magazine: “How an obscure oriental cult in a corner of Roman Palestine grew to become the dominant religion of the Western world.” http://bit.ly/2lzeYwQ (h/t TheBrowser.com) --“Before Straight and Gay,” by Deborah Cohen in the March Atlantic, reviewing “A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion, and the Bensons in Victorian Britain,” by Simon Goldhill: “The discreet, disorienting passions of the Victorian era.” http://theatln.tc/2lz9ouG ... $35 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2l1HpWm (h/t ALDaily.com)--“What Can Ivanka Trump Possibly Do for Women Who Work?” by Amy Wilentz in The Nation: “For insight into how the first daughter will manage her signature issue, look no further than her brand’s website.” http://bit.ly/2kXudSY --“Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System,” by Julia Lurie in Mother Jones: Per Longreads’ description, “addict shame and silence, jail short-staffing, scant medical equipment, and a general apathy toward inmates can make a deadly combination.” http://bit.ly/2lxidUQ --“Searching for California’s Lost Viking Treasure Ship,” by Newsweek’s Alexander Nazaryan: “The legend does seem, prima facie, bonkers: a craft loaded with untold riches, sailed by early-European explorers into a vast lake that once stretched over much of inland Southern California, then run aground, abandoned by its crew and covered over by centuries of sand and rock and creosote bush as that lake dried out…and now it lies a few feet below the surface, in sight of the chicken-wire fence at the back of the Desert Dunes motel, $58 a night and HBO in most rooms.” http://bit.ly/2kXuGoj --“Will Violence Save Football?” – GQ: “In this excerpt from his new book, ‘But What If We’re Wrong?’, Chuck Klosterman wonders if the sport that defines America will survive not in spite of its brutality but because of it.” http://bit.ly/2lsoXaz ... $15.11 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2kQDb1H --“Holy Warriors Against the Welfare State,” by Jennifer C. Berkshire in The Baffler: “A dispatch from the dark heart of DeVos-land.” http://bit.ly/2l1UVcB --“How Anna Nicole Smith Became America’s Punchline,” by Sarah Marshall in BuzzFeed: “From her first Playboy appearance in 1992 to her death in 2007, Anna Nicole Smith’s story was about a beautiful girl lifted up from the dust, and then about a beautiful woman destroyed.” http://bzfd.it/2lz9Ybz --“The Preacher and the Sheriff,” by Nathaniel Rich in the NYT Magazine: “A young, shackled black man is shot to death — and the police say he killed himself. The resulting investigation has pitted the victim’s father against the most powerful man in New Iberia, La.” http://nyti.ms/2kXzutBGREAT WEEKEND LISTEN, curated by Jake Sherman:-- WIDESPREAD PANIC playing “Let’s Get Down to Business” from 6/28/02 at Red Rocks. http://bit.ly/2lzN7M8SPOTTED: Patrick Stewart enjoying a bowl of berries while eating breakfast Friday at the Hay Adams.OUT AND ABOUT – John Legittino, Mistique Cano and Tammy Haddadhosted a farewell party last night at Sidecar at P.J. Clarke’s for Google’s Jesse Suskin. Jesse is moving to Sydney, Australia, to work for Google in public affairs, policy and government relations; his wife Liz is a native of Sydney. The party featured a video wall with personalized Jesse Suskin search pages, Google search screen cake, walking kangaroo and koala characters, debate surrogate signs with Jesse’s name. Jesse was the man who brought all those amazing Google lounges and parties to the debates and conventions of 2012 and 2016. Pic of Jesse’s cake http://bit.ly/2kehlbz ... His custom coaster http://bit.ly/2kh4SyI SPOTTED: Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Seth Webb, Ryan Williams, Zeke Miller, Olivier Knox, Margaret Talev, Alex Skatell, Riva Litman, Jill Barclay, Sam Feist, Robin Goldman, Jennifer Maguire, Phil Musser, Josh Sharp, Anne Marie Hoffman, Polson Kanneth, Lauren Pratapas, Richard Huddock, Jonathan Hoffman, Marty Mulholland, Corinne and Tom Hoare, Liz Bowron, Frannie Wellings, Seth Webb.ENGAGED -- Anderson Briggs, scheduler for Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.), was proposed to by Collin Okoniewski while giving a tour of the House floor on Friday. Collin is a community development assistant for Herndon, Virginia. Good luck spelling her email after the wedding! Pic http://bit.ly/2lBAP77SPOTTED: Richard Keil having breakfast with Hans Nichols of NBC and Juleanna Glover at the Four Seasons Friday morning ... Mark Penn was at another table and some Indiana Pacers players were spotted in the lobby ... Sen. Bill Nelson having dinner last night at Joe’s Stone Crab.BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Bruce Gates, SVP of external affairs at Altria (hat tip: Tim Burger) ... Alexandra Bass … The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Eric Roper, the pride of the Upper East Side and the former editor in chief of the GW Hatchet BIRTHDAYS: Jeb Bush is 64 ... Sarah Palin is 53 ... Rick Tyler ... Dan Barry ... Alex Conant, partner at Firehouse Strategies, former comms. director for the Rubio campaign and the pride of St. Paul (h/t Caitlin) ... James Gleeson, senior comms manager at SpaceX and former comms. director to Dr. Jill Biden ... Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) is 55 ... Matt Bennett, SVP of public affairs at Third Way and the pride of Syracuse, is 52 … Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) is 47 …Steven V. (Mr. Cokie) Roberts (h/t his many grateful GW students and alums) ... Politico’s Michelle Zar ... ProPublica’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Engelberg, an NYT alum … Elizabeth Lauten, managing editor at Alabama Today ... Nathan Wurtzel ... Fox News White House producer Wes Barrett is 4-0 (h/t wife Maggie) ... Johanna Maska, president of Ad Astra Strategies; former Director of Press Advance, Obama White House; mother of Hugh, wife of CJ; proud Jayhawk ... Chris Hensman, State Department FSO & currently senior advisor to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy ... Pascale Puthod of BBC World News back in London now ... Rob Hendin, executive producer of Atlantic Live and Face the Nation alum (h/ts Ben Chang) … Jimmy Dahman, founder of Townhall Project 2018 and an HFA & Clay Aiken alum (h/t the #DODCity team) … Alex Jones of “Infowars” is 43 ... ... Ilana Ozernoy, VP and deputy head of comms at News Corp. ... Nicole L’Esperance, Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s comms. director and a proud Tar Heel (h/t Samantha Greene) ... Sean McCluskie ... ABC News alum Andrew Springer, now director of growth at Mashable ... Jess Sarmiento … Alicia Mundy … Casey Aden-Wansbury, comms. director, Global Public Affairs at Airbnb and an Al Franken alum (h/ts Jon Haber) ... Francis Potter, of the Hathersage Group in LA, is 5-0 (hubby tip: Bruce) … Kyle Buckles, comms. director for Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) ... Chris Mather, managing director at Purple Strategies ... EB Nesbitt (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Jeff Branch ... former HHS secretary Mike Leavitt, now founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, is 66 ... David Stern ... Scott Berkowitz, president and co-founder, RAINN … Politico alum Burleson Smith, now getting his MBA at UT Austin ... Jerri Ann Henry, campaign manager and public advocate for Henry Strategies ... Ryan Steusloff ... Elizabeth Heng ... Eric Wasserman Stern and Scott Wasserman Stern … Emily Kirlin, director of member services for Sen. John Cornyn’s Whip office … Jay Reich, partner at Pacifica Law Group and a Commerce alum ... Brian Kaveney ... Theodora Blanchfield ... Olga Davidson ... Mark M. Palmer, senior policy advisor to Assistant Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin ... Nancy Tait ... Evan Siegfried ... Sarah Sayeed ... Andrea Mares, LC for Sen. Heinrich ... Bob Dold alum David Stern is 33 ... Will Smith of House Approps. ... Amanda Hamilton, deputy COS for Rep. Sam Johnson ... Addie Patterson of Rep. Jeff Duncan’s office ... Fernando Ruiz, LA for Rep. Adam Smith (h/ts Legistorm) ... Burt Reynolds is 81 ... Sheryl Crow is 55 ... Jennifer Aniston is 48 ... Damian Lewis is 46 (h/ts AP)THE SHOWS, by @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin:--CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) … Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) ... Stephen Miller … release of the CBS News “Nation Tracker” Poll with Anthony Salvanto. Panel: Peter Baker, Ron Brownstein, Susan Page and Reihan Salam--CNN’s “State of the Union” (9 a.m. ET / 12 p.m. ET): New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) … Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Panel: Neera Tanden, Ken Cuccinelli, Andre Carson and Alice Stewart--ABC’s “This Week”: Stephen Miller … Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson … Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings (D). Panel: Rich Lowry, Grover Norquist, Cokie Roberts, Jamal Simmons and Katrina vanden Heuvel--“Fox News Sunday”: Stephen Miller … Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.). Panel: Michael Needham, Julie Pace, Laura Ingraham and Juan Williams. Panel: U.S. Institute of Peace president Nancy Lindborg--NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Panel: Katty Kay, Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), Eugene Robinson and Greta Van Susteren--Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” (10 a.m. ET / 9 a.m. CT): John Ashcroft … Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) … Carly Fiorina. Panel: Ed Rollins, Julie Roginsky and Tony Sayegh--Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” (SUN 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT): Kellyanne Conway (taped) … Sarah Huckabee Sanders … Erin McPike … Meghan McCain … Joe Trippi … Trish Regan … Gayle Trotter … Mara Liasson--CNN’s “Inside Politics” with John King (SUN 8 a.m. ET): Panel: Jonathan Martin, Jackie Kucinich, Glenn Thrush and Nia-Malika Henderson--CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: (SUN 11 a.m. ET): Panel: James Bennet, Sarah Westwood and Dan Pfeiffer … Chris Ruddy … Andrew Sullivan … Gabriel Snyder--Univision’s “Al Punto” (SUN 10 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT): Husband of a detained immigrant and deported Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos … immigration attorney Ezequiel Hernandez … real estate developer Jorge Perez … Proceso Magazine’s Jesús Esquivel … artist and magazine cover illustrator Edel Rodriguez---C-SPAN: “The Communicators” (SAT 6 p.m. ET): Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), questioned by Communications Daily’s John Hendel …“Newsmakers” (SUN 10 a.m. ET): Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), questioned by CQ Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski and The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel … “Q&A”(SUN 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET): Author and investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (“How America Lost its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft”)--Washington Times’ “Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes or listen at MackOnPolitics.com): Michael McFaul … Ed Whelan

10 февраля, 18:10

Stock Market News for February 10, 2017

Benchmarks finished in positive territory on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said that he will make some big announcements regarding his tax plans in the coming weeks

10 февраля, 16:32

News Corp (NWSA) Q2 Earnings Top; Soft Ad Market Hurt Sales

Rupert Murdoch-controlled, News Corporation (NWSA) reported profit in second-quarter fiscal 2017 after posting loss in the previous quarter.

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10 февраля, 05:53

Wall Street Journal a bright spot as News Corp reports loss

A demand for "accurate and timely journalism" is one bright spot for media empire News Corp as it reports a quarterly loss.

10 февраля, 04:40

Time to Put Rupert Murdoch on Notice

When Rupert Murdoch bid on the Wall Street Journal in 2007, his critics unleashed their stores of rhetorical ammo. Murdoch, they hollered, was an apologist for the Chinese regime. He was a political opportunist who had traded newspaper support to governments in return for regulatory favors. He had repeatedly broken promises about the direction he would take newspapers once he assumed control. Journalistic calamity was assured for the Journal if he took ownership!Few made as much anti-Rupert noise as I did. But last fall, I amended those thoughts in a piece about the future of the Murdoch media empire when the Good Lord finally musters the courage to gather him in. As I wrote, Murdoch had retooled the Journal into a more general interest publication during his nine years of ownership. But he had not, as I had forcefully predicted, sullied the paper—as he has almost every journalistic property he has ever purchased. The Journal has increased circulation, expanded its scope and has recently broken big stories on Theranos, Bridgegate, Medicare fraud, cyber-privacy and the Malaysia scandal.Alas, my reconsideration may have premature, based on the reporting of the Financial Times’ Matthew Garrahan, Politico’s Joe Pompeo and other recent media rumblings. Circumstantial evidence is collecting like soap scum in a bathtub that Murdoch may be working behind the scenes at the Journal and elsewhere to insinuate himself with Donald Trump, depriving his readers of the aggressive coverage they deserve.The standard wrap against Murdoch has always been that he’s a right-wing monster. That’s just not the case. He’s no more a conservative than Trump is. Like Trump, he takes no principled positions that might impede the making of money or the expansion of his empire. Short of scruples, Murdoch persistently jostles his way to where power resides to make deals. If that means dumping the Tories and supporting the candidacy of Labour Party candidate Tony Blair, so be it. If that means giving his New York Post’s primary endorsement to President Jimmy Carter three days after applying for a $900 million Export-Import Bank loan, so be it, too. If that means throwing a fundraiser in 2006 for Sen. Hillary Clinton’s reelection effort, hell yes.The Trump tilt is obvious at Murdoch’s Fox News Channel, where primetime hosts Bill O’Reilly, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity each give him a loofah massage every night. The signs are more subtle at the Journal, where Murdoch’s aura if not presence, can be gleaned. Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerald Baker now faces a minor newsroom rebellion over his newspaper’s coverage of the Trump administration, which some think is diluted.Pompeo writes: “Baker has been hesitant to allow Journal reporters to characterize Trump’s false assertions as lies and has suggested that media ‘elites’ are out to get Trump. During the campaign, reporters say, some of his editorial decisions tended to downplay Trump’s transgressions while he urged his staff to be tougher on Hillary Clinton.”Baker’s leadership may have caused his respected deputy editor-in-chief, Rebecca Blumenstein, to bail from the paper for a job at the New York Times. Baker’s memo about Blumenstein’s departure caused audible gasps in both the Manhattan headquarters of the Journal and the Washington bureau, Pompeo reports.“[Baker] doesn’t have the support of newsroom,” an anonymous Journal editor told Pompeo. “I’ve never worked at a place where the editor in chief didn’t have that.” While that may be an overstatement—Baker would hardly be the first newsroom general to be scorned by his troops—it sometimes takes an overstatement to make a point.Did Murdoch whisper into Baker’s ear that he wanted Trump to get an easy ride? It’s easy to imagine after Murdoch swung his support to Trump last spring. But that’s not how Murdoch works. He promotes to positions of power the journalists who, like Baker, have a history of bending to his will in lesser jobs. As Village Voice writer Jack Newfield once said of Murdoch, “He doesn’t have to come into the newsroom and personally slant stories. Reporters anticipate his needs—like Russia under Stalin.”Elsewhere on the creeping Murdoch influence front, the FT’s Garrahan broke a story on Thursday about Murdoch sitting in on an interview last month between Trump and former British cabinet minister Michael Gove. The interview appeared in Murdoch’s Times of London, and while there’s nothing automatically untoward about the owner of a newspaper sitting in on an interview, those details are usually public. What’s unsettling about the Gove-Trump-Murdoch meeting is that the Times piece made no mention that Murdoch was in the room, nor did the photo accompanying the story include a view of Murdoch, according to Garrahan.Garrahan writes, “Mr. Murdoch’s presence is a sign of the mogul’s interest in Mr. Trump and his close relationship with the new president and his family.” How wide is that interest? In an earlier FT piece, Garrahan reported that Ivanka Trump served until recently as a trustee for shares of 21st Century Fox and News Corp that belong to Murdoch youngest daughters, Grace and Chloe. Murdoch, it’s worth mentioning, has supported Gove’s political ambitions. Gove earns £150,000 a year from the Times for his contributions, Garrahan reports.Murdoch’s political maneuverings deserve our attention. First I thought I was right about him being an unfit owner of the Journal. Then, nine years of low-interference by him indicated that I was wrong. This week, I’m thinking that I was right about him in the first place. Rupert, you’re on notice.******No, I’m not going to call Murdoch a genocidal tyrant. Here’s some of my earlier work on the man. Send generic insults to Shafer.Politico@gmail.com. Send specific insults to bhounshell@politico.com. My email alerts has never watched Sky News, my Twitter feed has never gotten a Harper Collins book contract and my RSS feed refuses to appear on Fox.

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09 февраля, 18:23

Rupert Murdoch was in room for Michael Gove's Donald Trump interview

It is unclear whether media mogul sat through interview or just introduced new president to former minister and Times columnistRolling coverage of the day’s political developments – liveRupert Murdoch was in the room when Donald Trump gave his first post-election foreign newspaper interview in the UK to the Times and former government minister Michael Gove.It is unclear whether the media mogul was present throughout the interview, held in Trump Tower in New York, or simply introduced the Times columnist to the president, although the Financial Times said Murdoch sat through the whole interview. Continue reading...

09 февраля, 17:20

Murdoch secretly sat in on interview with Trump

News Corp boss joined Tory columnist for The Times newspaper exclusive

09 февраля, 15:43

Frontrunning: February 9

Airlines, Airports to Meet President Amid Travel-Ban Uncertainty (WSJ) Legal battle pits Trump's powers against his words (Reuters) Trump’s Oval Office Tweets Force CEOs to Choose Fight or Flight (BBG) Companies Plow Ahead With Moves to Mexico, Despite Trump’s Pressure (WSJ) Trump’s Labor Pick Loves Burgers, Bikinis, and Free Markets (BBG) NATO allies lock in U.S. support for stand-off with Russia (Reuters) Sessions Takes Reins at Justice Ready to Walk the Line for Trump (BBG) Washington Turns Attention to Yemen, Pleasing Gulf States (WSJ) Tesla pausing factory for Model 3 preparation this month (Reuters) Twitter reports slowest quarterly revenue growth, shares slide (Reuters) Goldman hedge fund folding London operations, shifting staff to U.S.: sources (Reuters) Big Meat Braces for a Refugee Shortage (BBG) Islamic State-linked group claims rocket attack on Israeli resort (Reuters) Manhattan landlords can't stop setting new records for giveaways  (BBG) Zurich Insurance Falls as Greco Fails to Convince on Growth (BBG) China's changing debt risks drive up bond futures volumes (Reuters) Northeast U.S. Bracing for Powerful, Fast-Moving Snowstorm (BBG) Singapore Airlines places $13.8 billion wide-body Boeing order (Reuters) Puma Predicts Profit Jump as Bolt, Rihanna Assist Resurgence (BBG) Overnight Media Wrap WSJ - The Senate confirmed Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general largely along party lines Wednesday evening, ushering in a dramatic shift in the Justice Department's approach to issues ranging from relations with local police to immigration enforcement to voter fraud. http://on.wsj.com/2kQN3Ls - A federal judge, in a Wednesday evening decision, blocked health insurer Anthem Inc from acquiring rival Cigna Corp, the second court ruling in recent weeks to deal a decisive rebuke to efforts to reshape the industry through megamergers. http://on.wsj.com/2kR1TkZ - U.S. companies refinanced $100 billion of loans in January, the largest monthly total in at least a decade, as expectations for interest-rate increases fuel the biggest corporate-refinancing boom in years. http://on.wsj.com/2kR213X - A public shaming by Donald Trump last year hasn't deterred Rexnord from moving jobs to Mexico. And it isn't alone in making such a shift. http://on.wsj.com/2kQKDg0 - Viacom, long the poster child of the supersize cable TV bundle, is planning to narrow its strategic focus to six key channel brands as it seeks to reset its frayed relationships with distribution partners. http://on.wsj.com/2kQVEOc - Whole Foods said it would close nine of its stores and lowered its financial projections for the year, moves made as the natural-foods company struggles with increased competition and slowing sales growth. http://on.wsj.com/2kQUClc - Hollywood will soon have its first chance in five years to change the terms of doing business in China, a politically fraught opportunity for studios to reap billions more from their most important foreign market. http://on.wsj.com/2kQNp4S - President Donald Trump and Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich announced plans for a $7 billion investment in a major manufacturing facility in Arizona. http://on.wsj.com/2kQMj9e - Theranos's lab in Arizona failed to ensure some patients who got potentially inaccurate diabetes test results were notified, according to a federal inspection report. http://on.wsj.com/2kQVQgs - Wells Fargo's board is likely to eliminate annual bonuses for 2016 for some top executives following the bank's sales-practices scandal. http://on.wsj.com/2kR4YBB   FT Volkswagen said it was weighing steps against ex-Chairman Ferdinand Piech after media reports said he had informed key supervisory board members about potential diesel cheating six months before the scandal became public. Intel Corp chose the White House Oval Office as its backdrop to announce a $7 billion investment in a previously shelved Arizona factory, which it said would create 3,000 jobs when it is up and running. French cosmetics giant L'Oreal is exploring the sale of its retail unit The Body Shop for 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion). L'Oreal is working with Lazard bankers on a review of its options for the British cosmetics and skincare business.   NYT - Ivanka Trump served for several years as a trustee for a fortune set aside for the daughters of Rupert Murdoch, but she stepped down in from the role December. The trust for the Murdoch daughters holds some $300 million in stock in News Corp and 21st Century Fox, companies that Murdoch leads, and in which he and his family hold controlling interests. http://nyti.ms/2k5tJKY - President Trump lashed out on Wednesday at the Nordstrom department store chain for dropping his daughter Ivanka's accessories and clothing line, once again raising ethical questions about the relationship between his presidency and his family's sprawling business interests. http://nyti.ms/2k5uIL0 - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a proposed $48 billion merger of Anthem and Cigna, derailing another effort by top health insurers to reshape the industry by combining. The ruling, by Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, came two weeks after another federal judge blocked a proposed $37 billion merger between Aetna and Humana on antitrust grounds. http://nyti.ms/2k5LGc7   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL ** Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has warned the Trump administration that Ottawa is ready to retaliate if the he imposes tariffs at the border, potentially sparking a trade war between Canada and its largest trading partner. https://tgam.ca/2k68Zm2 ** Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is "very concerned" about a recent influx of refugee claimants in a small southern Manitoba border town, emphasizing the need to protect both the incoming asylum seekers and Canada's border. https://tgam.ca/2lu7dse ** London Stock Exchange Group Plc has added three new issuers with ties to Canada so far in 2017, bringing its total to 22 such companies. https://tgam.ca/2k6aT6s NATIONAL POST ** TransCanada Corp is back in negotiations with natural gas producers to ship more Western Canadian gas to Ontario and thwart plans for a competing pipeline from Pennsylvania approved by the U.S. government last week. http://bit.ly/2kW9O0b ** Canada will provide long-range sniper rifles and anti-tank weapons to the Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (ISIL) in northern Iraq, the Department of National Defence said Wednesday. http://bit.ly/2k4TNB4 ** Bombardier Inc's ability to win a major CSeries order last year, and not the federal government's latest cash infusion, was the real impetus for Brazil's complaint against Canada at the World Trade Organization, according to a senior Brazilian official. http://bit.ly/2k6eLV1   Britain The Times Energy suppliers to face tough new finance tests New energy suppliers could face strict financial checks and existing companies could be subjected to stress tests, under a regulatory shake-up being considered by Ofgem. http://bit.ly/2llPSVs McLaren races into Sheffield McLaren Automotive, the Surrey-based supercar maker and sister company to the Formula One team, is opening a factory in the industrial north. http://bit.ly/2lm6bBF The Guardian Trump envoy says Greece is now more likely to leave the euro Donald Trump's administration has put itself on a fresh collision course with the European Union after the president's candidate to be ambassador in Brussels said Greece should leave the euro and predicted the single currency would not survive more than 18 months in its present form. http://bit.ly/2llQ9aW Hundreds of Waitrose jobs may go as retailer plans six store closures Waitrose is planning to close six stores and remove a level of management in its supermarkets, putting 600 jobs at risk. http://bit.ly/2lm5w3i The Telegraph Property developer brothers accused of threatening business partner with selling debt to Russian gangsters Property developers Nick and Christian Candy have been accused of threatening the pregnant wife of a former university friend and warning they would sell his debt to Russian gangsters, a court in London heard on Wednesday. http://bit.ly/2lm7eBH Mervyn King: MPs' attitude made Brexit inevitable British politicians have "lost touch" with voters and elitist bids to suppress the EU debate made the referendum on membership that led to the Brexit vote "inevitable", Mervyn King said. http://bit.ly/2lm4dkC Sky News Walmart to help Asda mount market share fightback A top executive at Asda's parent company has pledged greater support to the chain's recovery efforts after admitting it was slow to respond to the challenge posed by discounters in the UK. http://bit.ly/2lmb1P8 GSK boss seeks 'sensible' Brexit deal on migrant workers The chief executive of the UK's biggest pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, has told Sky News that Britain needs to be "open minded and sensible" about allowing skilled workers to come from abroad. The Independent Government accused of trying to kill off UK solar industry before it can become cheapest form of electricity The Government has been accused of trying to kill off Britain's solar energy industry just as it is about to become one of the cheapest suppliers of electricity - with no need for any kind of state subsidy. http://ind.pn/2lm570u  

09 февраля, 13:53

May accused of lying about impact of EU migrants on UK by Czech Europe minister - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenRupert Murdoch was in room for Donald Trump interviewLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.07pm GMT We believe now that legislation is the only way in which [reform of the FA] can be delivered. That was the recommendation of the last three chairmen of the FA to the select committee - to say that the FA cannot reform itself, the turkeys won’t vote for Christmas, there has to be external pressure and external action through legislation to achieve it. What I’m asking in this debate today is that if the government is unsuccessful in getting reform from the FA, that a bill is prepared to be introduced into the next session of parliament after the Queen’s speech, to deliver the reform the FA so badly needs. 4.51pm GMT Theresa May has been accused of lying about the impact of immigration on Britain by an EU minister. It was Tomas Prouza, the Czech minister for Europe, who made the claim in a speech at Charles University in Prague at a conference on Brexit. He also delivered a harsh assessment of May’s Brexit strategy. Here is the full text, and here are the key points.Czechoslovakia managed to get divorced without much fuss. I believe we should strive for the similar effect here. Our legacy for future generations cannot be a world where the clock turned back a century and everybody is an enemy. However, we cannot achieve this if we continue to make unfounded claims about each other. I am speaking about the continuing and growing aggression towards other nationals, especially citizens from central Europe, in the UK. As I mentioned at the beginning, time and time again, numbers have shown that EU citizens contribute more to Britain’s economy than they take out. Even so, this alternative fact, or let’s call it what it is – a lie, once again re-surfaced in Theresa May’s speech. Let’s move beyond such tactics and build our new relationship on facts and respect, not populism and lies.In the last decade or so, we have seen record levels of net migration in Britain, and that sheer volume has put pressure on public services, like schools, stretched our infrastructure, especially housing, and put a downward pressure on wages for working class people. To sum it up „Theresa May’s speech means Theresa May’s speech“. We are a bit confused – the main idea of a fairer, more open, and more Global Britain seems nice on paper, but how do you want to be open when one of the key elements of the plan is to stop the inflow of bright and hardworking people from all over the world that invested so much of their energy into making Britain great? How do you want to “reach beyond Europe” when your plan is to close yourself up and when you are best friends with a man who is basing his new administration on cutting his international ties? Hard Brexit itself is not what we would have wanted, but there is a good and bad way of doing it. The rhetoric that “no deal is better than a bad deal” is certainly the latter. The UK sometimes seems to be forgetting that it needs us too. Yes, UK is a big business partner for the EU, but so is the EU for the UK. This splendid isolation game regardless of the real consequences is dangerous.The UK’s ambitions to have trade relations as close as possible without being a part of the single market and the customs union are frankly speaking unrealistic. The EU cannot undermine the very principles on which the internal market was established and has to ensure a level playing field.The possibility of cherry-picking is the biggest danger that would devalue the existing efforts of all Member States. We cannot allow unhindered access to the single market in areas that suit the UK and limit access to the UK market for European companies. There must be some “Give” for all the UK’s “Take”. Neither the Czech Republic nor the EU has the intent to punish the UK for the legitimate decision of its citizens. We have tight historic ties; have been long-standing allies and I sincerely believe this will not change. We should leave this process as partners as well. Let me remind you that during World War II, the Czech government in exile had its base in London; similarly, Czech pilots played a role in the success of the Royal Air Force. We must not forget these key historic moments, we must remember the heroism of our ancestors and continue to work together. All the same time, the Czech Republic is a Member of the European Union and will continue to defend its principles and unity of the integration. We still believe moving forward together is the best available and most efficient option for us. As was once said, no man is an island… except for Britain, of course.My speech at #brexit conference @UniKarlova @FSV_UK → https://t.co/AadhOSdC29 pic.twitter.com/3xy3EFkQWi Continue reading...

09 февраля, 03:50

Wall Street Journal Staffers Grumbling About The Paper's Trump Coverage Will Get To Tell Their Boss

Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker announced Wednesday that he plans to hold a town hall meeting next week to discuss “a range of topics.” He specifically mentioned one topic that’s been on the minds of Journal staffers: the paper’s reorganization plan known as WSJ 2020. But he didn’t mention another one that’s been the talk of the Journal’s newsroom: coverage of President Donald Trump. It likely will come up anyway. Newsroom concerns over whether the paper has been too soft on Trump stretch back to the campaign, according to current and former employees. Some Journal staffers were frustrated during the 2016 election as reporter Monica Langley, who recently left the paper, gained unmatched access to Trump and wrote glowing pieces on the candidate, his family and his inner circle. Others found the paper’s overall touch far too credulous. As rival publications, like the New York Times and Washington Post, pounced on Trump’s untruths and unclear policy positions, one Journal staffer described the paper’s approach as “neutral to the point of being absurd.” Since Trump’s election, the concern in the newsroom is that the coverage has remained deferential. In late November, the Journal splashed Trump’s bogus “voter fraud” claim across the front page. Last month, the Journal ran a print headline that again failed to characterize Trump’s conspiracy theory about voter fraud as completely false ― or as the New York Times has recently been saying ― a “lie.” Baker has spoken against describing Trump’s repeated falsehoods as “lies” and has argued the Journal has been more objective covering the election than its competitors. This posture, to some, is indicative of the Journal’s traditionally more sober coverage and resistance to taking a crusading tone in its news pages (as opposed to the Journal’s unabashedly conservative editorial pages). And staffers point to the Journal’s prescient “Great Unraveling” series during the election and recent investigative stories on Trump as evidence that the paper’s coverage isn’t monolithic or reflexively sympathetic to the president. But in terms of framing Trump’s dubious claims and policies, some worry that the Rupert Murdoch-owned Journal is pulling punches because a Republican president is now in the White House. Increasingly, they’ve begun questioning if Baker’s own conservative views ― which he expressed as columnist and TV commentator before joining the paper ― have played a role in the paper’s approach. A veteran British journalist, Baker joined as deputy editor-in-chief after the 2008 election and just over a year after Murdoch’s purchase of it. A Fox News segment featuring Baker mocking the just-elected President Barack Obama made the rounds amid concerns over whether the paper’s news coverage would become more conservative under Baker and then-editor-in-chief Robert Thomson, a close Murdoch confidant and current chief executive of Journal parent News Corp. Soon after, the late New York Times columnist David Carr wrote that the paper was “tilting right,” a description the Journal’s top brass rejected. “I understand the difference between reporting and opinion,” Baker told this reporter in March 2009. Baker rose to the top newsroom job in 2013 and now oversees a legacy newspaper, which, like others, is reorganizing around a digital future and making difficult decisions in the process. There were layoffs last week in some of the paper’s overseas bureaus, and more cuts are likely to come. On Tuesday came the bombshell departure of deputy editor-in-chief Rebecca Blumenstein, a widely respected newsroom figure over the past two decades who will assume a senior role at the Times. Beyond financial pressures, the question in the Journal’s newsroom is whether Baker will meet the expectations of staff in tackling a moment of great upheaval in American politics and effectively hold accountable a president who is not only waging war on the press but repeatedly uttering falsehoods and promoting misinformation. Baker has never inspired the kind of widespread reverence in the newsroom that, say, Marty Baron has at the Washington Post. And he’s now facing what some say is especially low morale and concerns whether the paper is blowing the biggest story in recent memory.   The desire to have a dialogue with Baker about Trump coverage stretches beyond reporters in Washington, with concerns apparent in the New York headquarters and domestic and foreign bureaus as well. Journal staffers have been discussing coverage on an internal listserv, according to sources, and some recently requested that Baker hold a town hall-style meeting. Baker did not respond to multiple requests from The Huffington Post over the past week about whether he intended to meet staff over Trump-related concerns. Karen Pensiero, the Journal’s editor of newsroom standards, acknowledged in an email to HuffPost that Trump coverage is one of the topics she’s discussed with staffers. “I have an open door and open lines of communication with staffers across the Journal, and I frequently engage in conversations and email about how we and other media companies cover politics and the Trump administration,” she wrote. “It’s one of the things that I love most about my job here, and I imagine similar conversations are happening across many newsrooms. I’m really proud of our journalists and the excellent work they’re doing, as well as the newsroom’s longstanding commitment to thoroughness, fairness and accuracy.” Some frustrations with Baker’s stewardship recently spilled outside the newsroom when an email he wrote to editors urging them to stop using the term “Muslim-majority” with regard to Trump’s immigration executive order was leaked to a BuzzFeed reporter (who only weeks earlier worked at the Journal). The term, Baker wrote, was “very loaded” and he suggested the reason the seven countries in the order were chosen wasn’t because of their Muslim populations but because the Obama administration had identified them as countries of concern. Baker seemed to be echoing the administration’s justification rather than giving that claim appropriate scrutiny. Hours after the BuzzFeed story ran, Baker wrote in a staff memo that there is “no ban” on the phrase “Muslim-majority country.” Still, the paper, he wrote, “should always be careful that this term is not offered as the only description of the countries covered under the ban.” Some staffers worry the Journal has become excessively cautious in challenging the administration’s spin and misinformation, to the point of even giving legitimacy to blatant Trump falsehoods. The Journal is hardly alone in finding Trump a difficult story to handle. The president has the ability to both question the legitimacy of the press instantly to 20-plus million Twitter followers and inject falsehoods into the public discourse, making it hard for the media to perform its job. For instance, several major news outlets initially amplified Trump’s baseless claim in a November tweet that “millions” of undocumented immigrants voted in the election and tilted the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. But while others pulled back within hours, the Journal ran Trump’s bogus claim across the top of the next morning’s front page under the headline: “Trump Takes Aim At ‘Millions’ Of Votes.” One liberal columnist described it as propaganda. Legacy news organizations are also especially hesitant to characterize a claim as a “lie,” an issue that’s already been hotly debated in the Trump era. The Times, which has gotten a lot of attention for using the L-word in response to Trump’s statements, has only done so twice: to label Trump’s claims about Obama’s birthplace and Trump’s case for widespread voter fraud. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Last month, Baker urged caution when it comes to using the word “lie,” telling “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that doing so “implies a deliberate intent to mislead.” Noting the time Trump insisted that “thousands” of people in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheered the World Trade Center falling ― an event that never happened ― Baker said he thinks “it’s right to investigate that claim, to report what we found, which is that nobody found any evidence of that whatsoever, and to say that.” “He says things that are challengeable, to put it mildly, that are questionable,” Baker said of Trump. “And I think a lot of reporters feel that ― somehow feel very much that they are part of the ― they’re in the contest really and that it is their job to take him on.” Inside the Journal, the concern is that the paper is now presenting facts its journalists have gathered alongside a falsehood uttered by Trump and telling the reader to discern for himself. That such an approach comes at a time when competitors adopt a sharper tone in calling out Trump’s untruths, especially those that could have dangerous repercussions for immigrants and Muslims, is all the more demoralizing.  Outside the paper, the criticism of Baker has begun piling up. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt took issue with Baker’s argument on “Meet the Press” that saying a politician “lied” risks appearing no longer objective. “News organizations have to decide whether they place a higher priority on seeming subjective to some readers or on stating the facts,” Leonhardt wrote. And the Journal, he added, “is one of the world’s great newspapers, and I dearly hope that Baker will choose honesty over timidity when the two conflict.” So far, Baker hasn’t appeared swayed by such responses and he seems to share Murdoch’s running critique of the news media as leaning left. So while the Journal approach to Trump may appear timid to some, Baker would likely argue it’s more balanced. Just before the election, Baker wrote to staff that “while many other news organizations seem to have largely abandoned any last effort to be fair in their coverage, ours has been conspicuously objective, penetrating, intelligent, and, yes, fair.” In late December, Baker said in a TV ad that the “Journal covered this election the way we’ve been covering elections for the past 127 years: objectively, and across the whole nation.” And last week, Baker wrote in a staff memo that the Journal has “covered and will cover the Trump administration aggressively.” He’ll probably say something similar at Monday’s town hall. But staff will now have the opportunity to talk back. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

08 февраля, 20:53

Wall Street Journal editor to face critics

Amid discontent over Trump coverage, Gerard Baker will hold a newsroom-wide meeting to address concerns.

08 февраля, 18:21

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The Trump family has long had a contentious relationship with the media, from the left-leaning organizations like the New York Times and the Washington Post all the way to Fox News, as illustrated by his highly public feud with Megyn Kelly. But, according to the Financial Times, while the Trump campaign may have been publicly feuding with Kelly and Fox News, in private the ties between the Trump family and Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox, may have been more extensive than previously thought.  Per the FT, Ivanka Trump, who has no official role in the Trump administration, sat on a 5-person trustee board, throughout the 2016 campaign cycle, overseeing the trust of Murdoch's children, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, who own approximately $300 million worth of stock in News Corp and 21st Century Fox.  Further, Ivanka apparently remained on the board through the election cycle before officially stepping down on December 28th.  The president’s daughter was a trustee of Grace and Chloe Murdoch, Mr Murdoch’s children by his ex-wife Wendi Deng, during the campaign. The two girls, aged 15 and 13, hold shares worth close to a combined $300m in the two companies, which are controlled by Mr Murdoch and his family.   A spokesman for Mr Murdoch declined to comment on Ms Trump’s role on a five-person trustee board, which was confirmed by several people briefed on the situation who said she was a trustee for several years. A spokesperson for Ms Trump told the Financial Times that she stepped down from the board on December 28.   Of course, the relationship between Ivanka and the Murdochs is not a new one.  As The New Yorker noted last August, it was the Murdochs who allegedly intervened back in 2008 when Ivanka and now husband, Jared Kushner, briefly split. She has been friends with Mr Murdoch and Ms Deng for several years. The New Yorker reported in August that when Ms Trump and Mr Kushner briefly broke up in 2008 before they were married it was Ms Deng and Mr Murdoch who helped them repair their relationship, inviting them to the family yacht.   Mr Murdoch is said to be in regular contact with the new president and his daughter, according to people briefed on the situation. The close ties between the families have endured since the election, according to multiple people aware of the relationships.   New York magazine recently reported that Mr Trump had asked Mr Murdoch to suggest candidates to run the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the media industry and is likely to scrutinise AT&T’s $85.4bn takeover of Time Warner, a company that Mr Murdoch and his sons tried to buy two years ago. Meanwhile, back in August we noted that Ivanka was spotted vacationing with Rupert Murdoch's former wife and rumored current girlfriend of Vladimir Putin, Wendi Deng, in Croatia.  Ivanka Trump vacationing with Putin’s rumored girlfriend https://t.co/uws8tIw8eE pic.twitter.com/ahHZjWbRfV — The Hill (@thehill) August 15, 2016   Of course, while it's unclear what, if any, impact the close personal ties between the Trump's and Murdochs had on the 2016 election, we're almost certain it won't make any difference to a mainstream media that is eager to sensationalize and exploit any slight hint of impropriety to the fullest extent possible. 

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ЕС vs США: Google предлагают разбить на куски

Европейский парламент готовится к обсуждению странного вопроса: "стоит ли разделить компанию Google на несколько отдельных сервисов?" У американских коллег сама идея вызывает все возможные негативные эмоции - от недоумения до негодования.  Показать "Кузькину мать" Европарламент не способен разрушить Google. В конце концов, штаб-квартира компании находится в США, и кроме американских властей структуру ее бизнеса никто не может изменить. Но в Европе продолжается антимонопольное расследование деятельности Google, в рамках которого политики и чиновники придумывают новые способы ограничения экспансии американцев на своей территории. На таком фоне действия Европарламента являются скорее намеком на продолжение преследования зарубежного интернет-гиганта. Законотворцы могут поддержать идею отделения поисковика Google от других фирменных сервисов. Если это произойдет, американцы должны получить четкий сигнал, отражающий позицию властей Евросоюза. До сих пор центральное место в расследовании занимали именно антимонопольщики из Еврокомиссии. В Америке на выпад со стороны европейцев уже отреагировали сразу два правительственных комитета. Их представители, сенаторы Рон Уайден и Оррин Хэтч заявили: "Это предложение и другие подобные ему идеи способствуют строительству стен, а не мостов. При этом не учитываются в полной мере те негативные эффекты, которые могут навредить торговым отношениям США и ЕС". В США считают, что Европа нарушает принцип открытых рынков. Говорится также о "политизации" процесса. Действующие лица Интересно, что против разделения Google выступает Гюнтер Эттингер. Да, тот самый Гюнтер Эттингер, который раньше отвечал за энергетику и присутствовал на переговорах между Украиной и Россией по газу. Теперь он еврокомиссар по вопросам цифровых технологий. Эттингер уверен, что бить Google на части никто не будет. Кто же тогда решил голосовать? Это Андреас Шваб, представитель консервативного крыла Европарламента и испанец Рамон Тремоза, представляющий интересы Каталонии. Эти политики утверждают, что усилия Еврокомиссии пока не оправдали себя, а поведение Google на рынке Старого Света напоминает монополизм. "До сих пор Google отказывалась придумать какие-либо идеи, способные изменить ситуацию и снять претензии со стороны Еврокомиссии. Вместо этого компания продолжала вести дела как ей заблагорассудится. Таким образом она давит на конкурентную среду, что вредит европейским потребителям и бизнесу", - считают Шваб и Тремоза.  Ссылки по теме Мердок: "Google – шайка пиратов" Европа забывает, Google хочет вспомнить все Google наконец договорилась с европейскими властями В самой Еврокомиссии произошли перестановки. Хоакин Альмуния отправился в отставку, и его место заняла Маргрете Вестегер. Интересно, какую позицию займет она и как далеко готова будет пойти ради обеспечения свободной конкуренции на интернет-рынке в том виде, в каком эту конкуренцию видят консерваторы из Европарламента. Битва за правду или зависть? В данный момент 90% поисковых запросов в Европе приходится на Google. В 2010г. конкуренты подали жалобу на американского игрока, объявив, что он мешает им развиваться. Речь идет в частности о рекламе и выгодном положении партнеров в поисковых результатах. Напомним, что ранее медиа-магнат Руперт Мердок сделал громкое заявление по поводу Google. С помощью исполнительного директора News Corp Роберта Томсона он попытался донести до антимонопольных органов мысль о том, что Google отдает предпочтение своим сайтам-партнерам. Если пользователь вбивает запрос в поисковик, то якобы получает именно те результаты, которые принесут Google максимальное количество денег. Подобные претензии озвучивались и раньше, но News Corp сформулировала их, пожалуй, максимально жестко. Отметим, что Google все-таки пытается найти мирное решение. Так в начале этого года компания согласилась выводить в результатах поиска рекламные объявления, предоставляемые конкурентами.