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TNR: Media Matters Seeks New Identity in Post-Clinton World

Clio Chang and Alex Shephard write in The New Republic about the organizational shake-up and shift in focus at the leftwing media watchdog Media Matters for America. The brainchild of its Clinton ally founder David Brock, Media Matters now seeks to reinvent itself in a post-Clinton world. Brock has recently stated that he hopes to transform his social media platform Shareblue into a “Breitbart of the left.” But Clinton’s electoral loss offers a unique challenge for Media Matters because, as Chang and Shephard report, “[t]he organization had long ceased to be a mere watchdog, having positioned itself at the center of a group of public relations and advocacy outfits whose mission was to help put Clinton in the White House.”

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Washington Times Top 10 Fake News Stories: #9 ‘Bannon White Supremacist’

Kelly Riddell writes in the Washington Times that “since ‘fake news’ is all the rage within the mainstream media,” she has comprises a Top 10 list of news stories reported on by the mainstream media “that turned out to be, well, fake.” Number 9 on the list is the media’s false reporting that Steve Bannon, former Breitbart Executive Chairman and current chief strategist to Donald Trump, is a “white supremacist.”

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Buzzfeed: Breitbart Is Trump’s Favorite News Source

Charlie Warzel and Lam Thuy Vo report in Buzzfeed on a study they conducted to determine President-elect Donald Trump’s favorite news sites by analyzing the articles he tweeted. They discovered that Breitbart News is by far his favorite news source, as can be seen in the above graph Buzzfeed created showing all of the websites Trump has tweeted as spheres with their size corresponding to the frequency of his tweets.

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Breitbart Editor: ‘Hundred or So Companies’ Approached Us to Place Ads Since #DumpKelloggs

Jack Marshall and Suzanne Vranica report in the Wall Street Journal on the efforts of leftwing organizers to get companies to blacklist Breitbart News from automated ad placement technologies and what impact this could have on the future of Internet advertising. As Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow makes clear, these efforts have had “little to no impact” on Breitbart.