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One of Jim Jones’ Closest Allies Died This Weekend, and the NY Times Omits the Friendship in the Obit

Native American leader Dennis Banks died over the weekend at 80. Before his family could bury him, the media buried Banks’s friendship with one of the twentieth century’s most prolific mass murderers. The obituaries offered obligatory mentions of Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, and other high-profile supporters. They curiously omitted the name Jim Jones.

US director James Toback arrives for the British Premiere of his latest film Tyson in London's Leicester Square part of the London Film Festival on October 17, 2008. AFP PHOTO / Max Nash (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Dozen Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

More than 30 women have come forward to accuse Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment and abuse, weeks after a New York Times exposé containing details of decades of similar allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein set off shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry and forced examinations of its treatment of women.

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L.A. Times Tweets, then Deletes, Fake Earthquake Report

The Los Angeles Times tweeted a warning Wednesday evening that a massive 6.8-magnitude earthquake had struck the region at Isla Vista, California. A short time late, it retracted and deleted the tweet, explaining that an automated program, or “bot,” had tweeted out the details of an earthquake that had indeed struck Isla Vista — in 1925.

Los Angeles Times (Richard Vogel / Associated Press)

Victory Lap for the Much-Maligned USC/L.A. Times Poll

The USC Dornsife/Los Angles Times Daybreak presidential poll, which was widely criticized by the mainstream media for showing Republican Donald Trump consistently ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton, is taking a victory lap on Wednesday morning.