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Views Preview: Jeff Bezos' Claims National Equirer Attempted Extortion

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Word of the National Enquirer’s attempts to extort Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has led to criminal investigations and offered subtle hints about his attitude toward editorial control at the Washington Post.

Jeff Bezos, Medium: “No, thank you, Mr. Pecker

Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast: “Mistress’ brother leaked Bezos’ racy texts to Enquirer, sources say

Jaclyn Peiser, New York Times: “Why Jeff Bezos went to Medium with his message

Paul Farhi, Sarah Ellison & Emily Yahr, Washington Post: “The National Enquirer’s tactics have been revealed. But they’re not new.

Michael R. Sisak, Jim Mustain & Michael Balsamo, Associated Press: “AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report

Christian Berthelsen & Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg: “Bezos’s story spurs U.S. prosecutors’ scrutiny of AMI, sources say"

Vlad Savov, The Verge: “Twitter was the spark that ignited Bezos bombshell

Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng & Maxwell Tani, Daily Beast: “Private eyes detail inner workings of National Enquirer ‘blackmail’ machine

Gregory Korte & Nathan Bomey, USA Today: “Could Amazon’s Bezos wreck AMI, owner of National Enquirer, with blackmail charges?

Maureen Dowd, New York Times: “Daddy Warbucks goes to war

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “In a stunning blog post, Bezos rolls over a log. And the National Enquirer’s sleaze crawls out.

Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post: “What happens when billionaires battle gossipmongers? Prepare for explosions

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Why won’t the National Enquirer publish its enterprise journalism?

Shani Benezra, CBS News: “Saudi minister for foreign affairs Al-Jubeir denies Saudi government role in leaks to AMI

Brent D. Griffiths, POLITICO: “Saudi official denies kingdom was involved in leak of Bezos’ private texts

Edumund Lee, New York Times: “Washington Post finds itself in middle of the Jeff Bezos story

Khashoggi killing report

Anne Geran, Karen DeYoung & Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post: “White House declines to submit report to Congress on Khashoggi killing

Peter Baker & Eric Schmitt, New York Times: “Trump defies congressional deadline on Khashoggi report

Julian Borger & Bethan McKernan, The Guardian: “Saudi crown prince wanted to go after Jamal Khashoggi ‘with a bullet’ – report

Josh Feldman, Mediaite: “Top Republican on House Foreign Affairs Committee criticizes WH for ignoring deadline on Khashoggi report

BBC Cameraman attacked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9OthQUVp0g (b-roll only)

Tara John, CNN: “BBC says its cameraman was attacked at Trump rally

Ted Johnson, Variety: “BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally

William Cummings, USA Today: “BBC cameraman ‘violently’ attacked at rally where Trump’s stoked anger toward news media

Jessica Taylor, NPR: “Trump took fight for border wall to El Paso – where O’Rourke was ready for him

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian: “BBC cameraman shoved and abused at Trump rally in El Paso

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Man in MAGA hat attacks journalist at El Paso rally

Harassment along the border

Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept: “Journalists, lawyers, and activists working on the border face coordinated harassment from U.S. and Mexican authorities

Committee to Protect Journalists: “Nothing to declare: CPJ’s advice for journalists crossing a U.S. border

Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune: “Volunteers, activists, journalists interrogated at border about caravan

Credit The Common Good

Former NYT editor to revise book

Edmund Lee & Alexandra Alter, New York Times: “After plagiarism claims, ex-Times editor says her book “will be fixed’

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Jill Abramson falls

Tom Scocca, Hmmdaily: “Can a journalist as important as Jill Abramson be a plagiarist?

Jackie Wattles & Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Author Jill Abramson says she ‘made some errors’ in crediting sources in ‘Merchants of Truth’

Maxwell Tani & Lachlan Cartwright, Daily Beast: “New York Times staffers blast Jill Abramson for plagiarism: ‘One more piece of ammo’ for ‘fake news’ haters

Rick Edmonds, Poynter: “No, Jill Abramson, local newspapers have not disappeared

Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson says she will update her book following allegations of plagiarism

Kelly McBride, Poynter: “Jill, say you’re sorry: By not calling it plagiarism, you’re hurting all of journalism

Carla Herreria, HuffPost: “7 things journalists should never do (but Jill Abramson did anyway)

Bob Costas speaks out

French journalists use Facebook to harass women

Hadas Gold & Saskya Vandorne, CNN: “Top French journalists used Facebook group to harass women

BBC: “Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists targeted women

Harriet Agnew, Financial Times: “French newspaper Libération suspends journalists over sexist posts

AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.