David Folkenflik

Media Correspondent for NPR

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson was a frequent guest on Bubba The Love Sponge Show about a decade ago, where he made many misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments.

How Fox News’ Tucker Carlson went from conservative talk show host to alt-right darling

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was a frequent guest on Bubba The Love Sponge Show about a decade ago, where he made many misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amazon chief and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos accused American Media Incorporated, which owns The National Enquirer, of extortion and blackmail.

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Amazon chief and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos accused American Media Incorporated, which owns The National Enquirer, of extortion and blackmail.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA Times’ former parent company, Tronc (now Tribune Publishing), gave a $2.5 million secret payout to Davan Maharaj, the former editor-in-chief and publisher of the paper.

Former LA Times top editor took a $2.5 million payout and kept silent about his boss’ anti-semitic slur

The LA Times’ former parent company, Tronc (now Tribune Publishing), gave a $2.5 million secret payout to Davan Maharaj, the former editor-in-chief and publisher of the paper.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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