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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Fires Back at Provably False Trump Tweet

Andrew Cuomo“So, we have an new tweet,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota said on New Day this morning. She and guest David Gregory chuckled about the ridiculousness of that statement, but co-host Chris Cuomo wasn’t laughing.

“Well it matters because it’s about me,” Cuomo said, before reading President Trump’s comments on him personally earlier this morning. The tweet accused the anchor of neglecting to raise credibility issues with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who told Cuomo in an interview that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch called the president’s recent attack on the court system “demoralizing.”

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Wall Street Journal editor to face critics

Gerry Baker, WSJ editorAmid growing newsroom discontent over his perceived resistance to critical coverage of Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerry Baker will host a town hall meeting next week where he is expected to address the paper’s reporting on the new administration and answer questions from his staff.

The meeting, announced in a company email on Wednesday and scheduled for Monday, February 13, is billed as a wide-ranging session on the state of the Journal, but Trump coverage is expected to be high on the list of discussion topics.

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White House's 'under-reported' terror list includes many well-known attacks

Trump's new lie about under reported attacksThe White House has distributed a list of 78 terrorist attacks to support Donald Trump’s claim that the media is failing to properly report them.

But the list includes many atrocities that received blanket western media coverage including the Paris Bataclan attacks, the Nice truck killings and the San Bernardino shootings.

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Kellyanne Conway on Bowling Green ‘massacre’: I meant ‘terrorists’

Kelleyanne Conway 'misspeaks' about Bowling Green 'massacre'Kellyanne Conway, President Trump's former campaign manager and now an adviser in his administration, pushed back Friday against claims she defended the White House's refugee ban with an assertion that appears to be factually indefensible.

Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball TV program on Thursday night, Conway referred to the "Bowling Green massacre" as part of her attempt to justify Trump's temporary restrictions on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Fox News deletes false Québec shooting tweet after Canadian PM's office steps in

Canada mosqueThe office of the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has forced Fox News to apologise and retract a “false and misleading” tweet that inaccurately described the suspect in the Québec City mosque shooting as a man of Moroccan origin.

Kate Purchase, the director of communications for the prime minister’s office, sent a letter to Fox News objecting to misinformation it had put out after the attack on the Québec City Islamic cultural center.

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Journalist says he was wrongly detained under travel ban

Journalist detained wronglydA CNN editor and producer from Iraq says he was wrongly detained at Atlanta's airport because of the president's ban on entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

Mohammed Abdullah Tawfeeq, who has a green card, says in a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Atlanta that he was improperly detained and subjected to additional screening when he arrived Sunday from Iraq.

The lawsuit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and the State Department.

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Intentionally or not, big brands help fund fake news

Big brands help fake newsWittingly or not, major global corporations are helping fund sites that traffic in fake news by advertising on them.

Take, for instance, a story that falsely claimed former President Barack Obama had banned Christmas cards to overseas military personnel. Despite debunking by The Associated Press and other fact-checking outlets, that article lives on at "Fox News The FB Page," which has no connection to the news channel although its bears a replica of its logo.

And until recently, the story was often flanked by ads from big brands such as the insurer Geico, the business-news outlet Financial Times, and the beauty-products maker Revlon.

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