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Boston Herald GateHouse update: What is the future for Herald?

Boston Herald employees hoping to stay with the company will soon have to apply for jobs within GateHouse Media after the newspaper was sold to GateHouse for $4.5 million last week. GateHouse will trim the Herald staff from around 240 employees to around 175 in the coming months. Depending on who...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:09am

Despots around the world have adopted Trump's ‘fake news’ refrain

President Trump has made no secret of his affection for authoritarian rulers, and they're returning the love: Despots around the world have adopted his practice of calling unfavorable stories "fake news." At least 15 authoritarian leaders have begun to use the phrase to attack free...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 4:14pm

Vice mogul Shane Smith’s 2003 interview about orgies with co-workers didn’t age well

Considering all the men tumbling from on high and landing smack dab in a puddle of sexual misconduct allegations (we mean you, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and what seems like every other guy in Hollywood), Vice mogul Shane Smith might regret an interview he gave with Gavin McInnes...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:49pm

Even Russian press says Trump did not 'Make America Great Again'

One year after the election, the Russian press has turned on President Trump. In Moscow last November, politicians toasted Trump's surprise victory and journalists speculated about a new, more solicitous era in U.S.-Russian relations. Today, they've significantly dialed back the fandom,...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

How Fox News handled the Manafort indictment

On Monday, the big story on almost every news network was the first indictments in Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. Almost every news network. While CNN and MSNBC had wall-to-wall coverage of the indictments of former Trump campaign...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:03pm

Trump supporter claiming to be 'Navy SEAL' on Fox News turns out to be phony

On October 8, Fox News aired a news story about John Garofalo – a glass artist and Navy SEAL who claimed he served in the Vietnam War and received several military medals including two Purple Hearts.  He created a 4-foot, 150-pound hand-carved glass and bronze presidential seal that he...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:36pm

Rep. Senator questions whether Trump is renouncing his oath of office

Republican senator Ben Sasse is questioning President Trump’s obligation to honor the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. On Wednesday, Trump attacked network news by calling them fake and suggested television networks should have their licenses revoked. The president took to...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:31pm

Trump threatens to pull NBC's license after unflattering news stories

President Trump threatened NBC's broadcasting license on Twitter Wednesday for running critical stories about him. "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Trump tweeted. The...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:16pm

Did Trump predict how he would act as president in a Playboy interview?

A Donald Trump Playboy interview from 1990 may have provided us insight about how the real estate mogul would handle certain situations when he eventually became the president of the United States. Too bad no one really took it seriously. In 1990, Donald Trump was probably not focused on being the...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:49pm

Ann Coulter: ‘Who doesn't want Trump impeached?’ over Dreamers

Noted anti-intellectual provocateur Ann Coulter played horsewoman of the apocalypse yesterday on Twitter, asking "At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached?" and "Put a fork in Trump, he's dead" after news emerged that the president and Democratic leaders Chuck...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 2:48pm

Trump era propaganda, disinformation attacks started early on social media: Report

Russian-driven propaganda and conspiracy theories have deeper roots and spread faster than thought throughout the U.S., and what once occupied the fringes of the internet is now solidly in the mainstream, having been embraced by the Trump administration, a university researcher has found. Mother...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:04pm

Trump retweets — then deletes — image of train running over reporter

After the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, President Trump resisted calling out the hate groups behind the event by name. At the same time, he's had no compunction about assailing the press in increasingly violent terms. On the day that 32-year-old Heather...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:19pm

Metro re-invades Boston with more than new racks

Have you noticed the new futuristic boxes popping up around town? It’s not UFO debris, but our Scandinavian-designed newspaper racks. Metro has recently added to its presence in the Boston area with new newspaper racks, the new WKND magazine and an expanded distribution, all designed to...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:06am

New Trump video calls journalists, not white supremacists, 'enemies'

The same weekend that President Trump failed to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis by name for their domestic terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one dead and 19 injured, he released a video calling journalists "enemies." The video, posted on his personal website...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:07pm

Twice a day, President Trump gets folder of only positive stories about himself

If the Trump presidency reminds you of a Monty Python sketch, you may be closer than you realize. Reports surfaced this week that White House staffers have added "bright side of life" to their job descriptions, delivering President Trump a twice-daily folder that only contains positive...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:57pm

China shades President Trump for ‘emotional venting’ on Twitter

Chinese state media smacked President Trump for his "emotional venting" on Twitter, after Trump repeatedly pressured the country to take a more assertive stand against North Korea's nuclear program. “Trump is quite a personality, and he likes to tweet,” said Xinhua, the...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:44pm

Bombshell lawsuit claims Trump involved in Fox fake news about Seth Rich murder

An explosive lawsuit filed on Tuesday alleges that the White House and a Republican donor were in cahoots and concocted a story about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Rod Wheeler, a Fox News contributor and former homicide detective hired by Rich’s family, filed...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:04pm

Olbermann says the Trump administration is only about this one thing

Outspoken pundit and Trump critic Keith Olbermann said Anthony Scaramucci's firing is emblematic of the Trump administration being built on one thing: Chaos. In his GQ video column "The Resistance," Olbermann said that Scaramucci's exceptionally brief 11-day tenure was par for...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 4:40pm

Scaramucci goes nuts in obscene New Yorker interview, shocks Washington

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci straight-up freaked out on Thursday, in a public diatribe that sent shock waves through Washington. Scaramucci, who has not officially taken office, gave an introductory press conference on July 21. He almost immediately began trying to...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 2:27pm

Trump silences reporter for asking a question

Trump's authoritarian streak vis-a-vis the media took a personal turn yesterday, when he told a reporter to "Be quiet" when she ventured to ask a question during a White House photo op. While Trump was posing with White House interns, Associated Press reporter Catherine Lucey asked...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:02pm