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Seriously, Homeland? Latest episode of US spy drama goes to ‘Moscow’

By ethan / April 25, 2018

Hollywood has always drawn viewers in with Russian villains and scary plots of Kremlin deception. House of Cards, Scandal, Blacklist, Allegiance — you name it, they’ve all delighted their audiences with scary Russian villains. But has the hit spy drama Homeland taken things too far? The latest episode of the show takes place mostly in […]

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CIA agrees to partially declassify Haspel documents

By ethan / April 25, 2018

The CIA announced Tuesday that it will allow senators mulling the nomination of Gina Haspel as director to review classified information from her long and controversial career with the agency. “The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remains committed to transparency with the full Senate by providing a complete picture of Deputy Director Haspel’s 33-year career at […]

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MSNBC pulls a Sinclair, compares corporate owner Comcast to Nelson Mandela

By ethan / April 25, 2018

After bashing Sinclair Broadcasting for having its news anchors read a corporate script praising the group’s journalistic standards, MSNBC did the same on Friday,as its journalists extolled the virtues of MSNBC’s owner, Comcast. In a ‘Morning Joe’ segment presented as news, Comcast forced its anchors to read a commercial for “Comcast Cares Day,” during which […]

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New York Times issues fake-news correction in article about fake news

By ethan / April 25, 2018

The New York Times was forced to issue a lengthy correction after it published a false statement in an article about “fake news” on Facebook. In an article about Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown, NYT journalist Nellie Bowles originally wrote that news about the Palestinian Authority paying rewards to the families of jihadists […]

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Duma committee approves proposal for return of smoking rooms in Russian airports

By ethan / April 25, 2018

Despite protests from the Health Ministry, the Lower House committee for transport has approved a bill that, if passed, would allow the return of smoking areas in airports. The sponsor of the bill, MP Sergey Boyarsky (United Russia), explained the motion by the fact that the current blanket ban on smoking in airports only increases […]

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