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Donald Trump Sues New York Times, Niece Over Tax Story

Trump filed the lawsuit in New York’s Dutchess County and publicly stated the three Times reporters in Susanne Craig, David Barstow, and Russell Buettner.

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Donald Trump’s presidency is one that saw him butt heads with several media outlets, one being The New York Times. Despite Trump no longer holding the title of commander-in-chief, his spats with the Times continue, and it’s now heading into the courtrooms. 

On Tuesday, Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece, Mary Trump, the newspaper, and three Times reporters over a 2018 story on his tax records. The suit argues that the parties involved “engaged in an insidious plot” to obtain sensitive documents and were “motivated by a personal vendetta.” 

Trump filed the lawsuit in New York’s Dutchess County and publicly stated the three Times reporters in Susanne Craig, David Barstow, and Russell Buettner. All three put together to publish a series in 2018 based on Trump’s tax and financial records.

Furthermore, the former president claims that the three reporters “attempted to capitalize on their receipt of the confidential record through their publication of various news articles.”

Meanwhile, Trump argues that his niece engaged in “an ill-conceived effort to profit from these same events” by publishing her memoir, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”

In response to the lawsuit, Trump’s niece spoke to The Daily Beast to comment on the matter. “I think he is a f—ing loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can,” Trump said. 

“It’s desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that will stick. As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”

The Times also provided a comment on the lawsuit through the spokesperson. 

“The Times’s coverage of Donald Trump’s taxes helped inform citizens through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest,” a Times spokesperson stated. “This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations, and we plan to vigorously defend against it.”

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CBS Transitioning From CBSN to New Streaming Service Platform

The identity change assists in sealing a broader concept of a fluid unit as CBS emphasizes national and local newsgathering.

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In 2014, CBSN made the first attempt by one of the traditional broadcast networks to dip its toes into the news streaming game. However, now in 2021, CBS News has plans to phase out CBSN later this year. 

A spokesperson for CBS News confirmed the different direction that the company is taking with its new platform, CBS News. Employees who staff the streaming service will be moving to the studio previously utilized by “CBS This Morning,” which left for Times Square. 

“As a unified organization, we’ll offer a choreography of coverage across all of our platforms, that includes unparalleled, expansive on-the-ground reporting from New York to L.A., Chicago to Dallas, London to Beijing, and everywhere in between,” Neeraj Khemlani said.

The identity change assists in sealing a broader concept of a fluid unit as CBS emphasizes national and local newsgathering.

“We’re not just seeing streaming growth nationally. CBS local news streaming is growing year-over-year as well. By unifying these organizations, we’re building on this momentum,” Wendy McMahon said.

Execs at various media outlets such as CNN, NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News, and Fox News establish more attention on streaming news services. 

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Trial Underway for Driver Accused of Killing Radio Host Don Hall in Crash

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KAKE News is covering the trial of Ray Watkins.

Watkins, 44, is being charged with involuntary man slaughter for the death of Wichita Radio Host Don Hall.

Hall, who was 70 at the time of his passing, was a host on KEYN, and a well known radio voice and personality in the Wichita area.

According to KAKE, an officer on scene the night of the accident reported seeing empty beer and liquor bottles on the floor of Watkins’ vehicle.

Reporter Taylor Boser has the thread…

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NYT Reports Facebook Is Using Feed to Display Positive News About Itself

The Times reports Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg approved a Project Amplify recently to use the platform’s News Feed to display users positive stories about itself. 

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Facebook is dealing with a lot of negative publicity as the social media platform’s VP of Global Affairs criticized the five-part Wall Street Journal series on the company. However, there’s more reporting coming out, this time from The New York Times

The Times reports Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg approved a Project Amplify recently to use the platform’s News Feed to display users positive stories about itself. 

Furthermore, the newspaper adds that some of this positive content Facebook created to help improve its public perception towards the social media outlets 3 billion global users.

The offensive tactic involved changing narratives to distance Zuckerberg from scandals, restricting outsider access to its internal data, suppressing any negative news about its content, and increasing its ads to promote the brand.

According to the report, Project Amplify involved execs over its marketing, communications, policy, and integrity teams. Alex Schultz, chief marketing officer, stated five people worked alongside him on this rebranding task. However, Zuckerberg had approved all of those arrangements.

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