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Views Preview: Ala. Editor Suggests Ku Klux Klan 'Ride Again' In D.C.

Feb 19, 2019

An Alabama newspaper publisher ran an editorial suggesting the best way to stop Washington politicians from raising taxes is for the Ku Klux Klan to ‘ride again,’ suggesting lynching as a solution. He’s been given a chance to walk those statements back, and only doubled down on them.

Antonia Noori Farzan, Washington Post: “’Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again’: An Alabama newspaper editor wants to bring back lynching

Melissa Brown, Montgomery Advertiser: “Alabama newspaper editor calls for Klan to return to ‘clean out D.C.’

Alex Sundby, CBS News: “Alabama newspaper publisher suggests KKK should lynch Democrats in Washington

CNN, MSNBC to air anti-Nazi ad

Amy Russo, HuffPost: “CNN, MSNBC to air new version of anti-Nazi ad Fox News rejected

Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post: “CNN and MSNBC will run anti-Nazi ad that Fox News rejected, filmmakers say

Brian Steinberg, Variety: “Fox News turns down ad that contained Nazi imagery

Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post: “Film about American Nazis aims to send message to Trump voters with local ad during Sean Hannity’s Fox News show

Investigating Smollett’s attack

Tracy Swartz, Jeremy Gorner & Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune: “Chicago police investigating whether ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett paid brothers to stage attack

Caleb Howe, Mediaite: “Did the media jump the gun on the Jussie Smollett story?

Daniel Politi, Slate: “Chicago police investigating whether Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged own attack

Justin Baragona, Contemptor: “Fox Media analyst on Jussie Smollett: ‘Most organizations actually acted with restraint’

Andrew Blankstein & Phil Helsel, NBC News: “Probe into alleged Jussie Smollett attack shifts to whether actor staged incident, source says

Natalie Stone, People: “’Devastated Jussie Smollett denies orchestrating attack after police say case has ‘shifted’

When to ignore social media posts

Fox 2 Staff, FOX2 Detroit: “Social media focuses on Whitmer’s dress – not her address

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Twitter: “Boys have made fun…

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer knocks Detroit Fox affiliate for putridly sexist story

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “How sexist will the media’s treatment of female candidates be? Rule out ‘not at all’.

Chicago Cubs team up with Sinclair

Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune: “Cubs vow there won’t be a right-wing slant with their new TV network partnership with Sinclair

Jesse Rogers, ESPN: “Cubs launching a network of their own, Marquee Sports Network

Bruce Levine, WSCR-AM: “Cubs launch new TV network with Sinclair

Samer Kalaf, Deadspin: “Unavoidable organization with amoral right-wing ownership announces partnership with Sinclair

Brett Samuels, The Hill: “Sinclair teams up with Chicago Cubs to create new cable channel

Emily Price, Fortune: “Chicago Cubs, Sinclair create new regional sports channel to make fans pay more to watch games

Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable: “Sinclair forms new sports venture with Chicago Cubs

Study: YouTube behind rise in Flat Earthers

Ian Sample, The Guardian: “Study blames YouTube for rise in number of Flat Earthers

Kevin Roose, New York Times: “YouTube unleashed a conspiracy theory boom. Can it be contained?

Rachel England, Engadget: “Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers

Mark Serrels, CNET: “YouTube to blame for rise in flat Earth believers, says study