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Drudge ReportOct 20, 2020
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Fox PoliticsOct 20, 2020
Lawmakers hail DOJ antitrust lawsuit against Google as 'long overdue'
Lawmakers in the House and Senate on Tuesday welcomed the Justice Department's (DOJ's) move to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google that claims the tech behemoth used its power to preserve its monopoly via its search engine.

The Daily BeastOct 20, 2020
Walter Winchell's Ghost Still Haunts a Media Biz That Divides America
GRANGERForty-eight years after his lonely death—and even though millions of people under a certain age in the United States are unaware that he even existed—Walter Winchell continues to exert a formidable influence over the American psyche.

In his remarkably durable heyday from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s—a counterargument to Andy Warhol's axiom that fame lasts only 15 minutes—Winchell was perhaps the nation's most popular and powerful celebrity. His daily syndicated newspaper column and weekly radio show enjoyed a combined audience of 50 million; he regularly reached, by one estimate, two out of three American adults.

Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip, an hourlong documentary airing at 9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 20) on PBS stations, explores how he pioneered an unholy fusion of journalism, entertainment and political posturing—call it ideological infotainment—that has become the essential feature and business model of today's media industry. Thus, the film argues, we can credit Winchell with the template by which Tucker Carlson and Rachel Maddow, John Oliver and Alex Jones, among many others, have managed to insinuate themselves into various lobes of our disconnected national con

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