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Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal pulled editorial detailing Trump’s mob ties: report

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Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corporation (World Economic Forum/Flickr)

Billionaire right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal delayed and then killed an editorial revealing Donald Trump’s mob ties, Esquire reported.

WSJ editor Paul Gigot, delayed an editorial by Ted Cruz supporter James Freeman until after Trump was the presumed nominee. Freeman’s article supposedly detailed ties between Trump and organized crime.

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The piece was never published and Freeman became a Trump supporter, writing, “America managed to survive Mr. Clinton’s two terms, so it can stand the far less vulgar Mr. Trump.”

As Vanity Fair reported that Murdoch’s American newspaper has suffered a significant brain drain due to the editorial page embarrassing the paper’s journalists.

New York magazine scribe Jonathan Chait noted “Trump’s Mafia connections are the sort of scandal that would have killed an ordinary candidacy but barely even register on the outsize scale of Trump scandals.”

“On the subject of the president’s authoritarianism and contempt for governing norms, the Journal now runs interference with the same gusto as Fox News,” Chait observed. “Its complete submission to Trump is perfectly emblematic of the choice the party has made.”


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Pro-Trump activist who claims he’s from the future will represent himself against federal charges for stealing NFL brain scans

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On Tuesday, The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reported that Austin Steinbart — a QAnon activist controversial even within the pro-Trump conspiracy world — plans to act as his own attorney in an upcoming federal criminal case.

Some QAnon news: QAnon figure Austin Steinbart, who goes by the alias "Baby Q" and has claimed to be the leader of QAnon visiting from the future via time travel, just filed to act as his own attorney in a federal felony case. What could go wrong?

— Will Sommer (@willsommer) October 20, 2020

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‘Whiny orange baby’ Trump mocked for his panicked threat to scoop CBS on his own interview meltdown

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On Tuesday, following reports that President Donald Trump stormed out of a "60 Minutes" interview with Lesley Stahl for an unknown reason, the president tweeted that he is considering releasing footage ahead of CBS, to prevent reporters from spinning the "FAKE and BIASED" interview.

Commenters on social media laughed at the president for telegraphing his apparent fear over the content of the exchange.

Lay off the drugs man.

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Kayleigh McEnany ridiculed for Leslie Stahl stunt: ‘You people are so bad at this’

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shared a tweet Tuesday with an image of her handing Lesley Stahl a book on President Donald J. Trump's accomplishments on health care. Kayleigh wrote, "She couldn't believe how HUGE it was and said, 'I can hardly lift this!!"

The reactions on social media rolled in from there.

https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1318670969653858305?s=20

Is this English? pic.twitter.com/q6i7Ifjy5l

— NostraDonny (@Nostradonny) October 20, 2020

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