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Donald Trump receives far more media coverage than any other candidate running for the presidency. As this video explains, his relationship with U.S. news outlets is symbiotic: He gets the exposure he needs and the outlets get the bombast and controversy, as well as the ratings, they crave. Media expert Robert McChesney and others discuss how the Trump phenomenon is playing out on our airwaves.

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The declaration by British MPs on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch exercised "willfull blindness" about phone hacking at The News of the World and is "not a fit person" to run a major international company has prompted the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to ask the FCC to revoke the 27 Fox broadcast licenses that News Corp. holds in the U.S.

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Londoners will get the chance to say bon voyage to James Murdoch as he flees his embattled role as chairman of the crisis-ridden News International to oversee News Corp.’s television operations from a Manhattan office.

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This week, the media magnate's notorious New York tabloid ran three consecutive covers that together branded Wall Street protesters as lazy, vicious beasts. Salon suggests the insults probably mean the occupiers are doing something right. (more)

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Christopher Ketcham's essay "The Reign of the One Percenters," which we linked to a few weeks ago, shows how long-standing American individual and group behavior visible nationwide is profoundly determined by inequitable consumer capitalism. With the occupation of Wall Street gaining momentum, Ketcham revisits the subject to offer protesters some historical perspective. (more)

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Sean Hoare, the former News of the World correspondent who was the first member of Andy Coulson's staff to claim the editor knew of phone hacking by his reporters, was found dead in his home Monday (more).

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