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Revealed: Fox News built 400-page dossier on reporter writing book about Roger Ailes

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Fox News combed through reporter Gabriel Sherman’s real estate records and his Internet history as part of a 400-page “opposition research” document, CNN reported on Friday.

“I don’t take it personally,” said Sherman, whose 2014 book The Loudest Voice In The Room focused on former CEO Roger Ailes’ tactics leading the conservative network. “As I report in my book, Ailes was determined to control his story. This appears to be more evidence of that.”

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The findings regarding Sherman were distributed in a Jan. 5, 2012 memo titled “to interested parties.” It included 41 pages’ worth of tweets from Sherman, as well as a New York Times article about his wedding and blog comments about him. It also contained a “hit list” compiling Sherman’s reporting on Fox News personalities and GOP “power brokers.”

Fox News public relations head Irena Briganti denied the allegations in a statement.

“The Fox News PR department was never involved in conducting or executing any opposition research against Gabe Sherman,” she said. “It’s been widely reported that there was a separate team not associated with PR which conducted extensive operations unbeknownst to anyone whose official job was to deal with the press.”

Earlier this month, Politico reported that Ailes boasted that he could hire someone to “beat the sh*t” out of Sherman, who reported extensively on both the sexual harassment allegations against Ailes and an office Ailes maintained to “spy” on reporters and smear them to the public.

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Trump flip-flops on meeting with Iran with ‘no preconditions’– then blames it on the media

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President Donald Trump went off on the "fake news media" yet again, after his own appointees announced he was willing to meet with Iran.

"The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)," Trump tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173371482812162048

In an odd twist, Trump announced just three months ago he'd be willing to meet with no preconditions.

“Not as far as I’m concerned – no preconditions,” the president said in a Meet the Press interview. At another point in the interview, he also said: “I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear.”

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Internet fears Trump’s ‘locked and loaded’ tweet about oil field bomb means he’s gearing up for war with Iran

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the largest U.S. oil producer can be brought to its knees with a drone carrying a bomb. President Donald Trump responded to intelligence that the drone didn't originate in Yemen, but rather from Iraq or Iran, by saying he was "locked and loaded."

"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173368423381962752

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3 out of 9 companies in one state have filed for bankruptcy since Trump promised to ‘bring back coal’

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President Donald Trump's promises to coal miners have fallen along with his other broken campaign promises. Another state is facing the harsh reality that Trump is not riding in on a white horse to save them.

According to Axios, three out of the nine coal companies in the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming have filed for bankruptcy and another two companies are consolidating. Kentucky coal miners have been protesting Blackjewl, which filed for bankruptcy in July, withdrawing payroll dollars from miners' accounts. Little has been heard about the Wyoming workers as those companies crumble, however.

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