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Whatever happened to Breitbart? The insurgent star of the right is in a long, slow fade – The Washington Post

In January 2017, Breitbart.com was flying high. Donald Trump, the candidate it had backed during the 2016 campaign, was sworn in as president. Its former executive chairman, Stephen K. Bannon, was named chief White House strategist, seemingly auguring an era of unparalleled access and influence for the far-right, anti-establishment news and commentary site. …

Carlson comments signal brawl for advertisers

NEW YORK (AP) — This week’s controversy over statements made by Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson is as much about a high-stakes battle over the network’s financial future as it is over what he said on a radio show a decade ago. The liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America …

The hardening grip of Burma’s soft media repression

MEDIA freedom is under siege in Burma (Myanmar) amid criticism of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s estrangement from and failure to fortify the press. As an elected government that seems at least partially committed to democratic values, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is not directly cracking down …