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In Brief

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Fox News masquerades as defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny.

— Excerpt from ex-host Andrea Tantaros’ lawsuit against Fox Noise Channel and Roger Ailes for sexual harassment (via Deadline).

# Permalink (Tuesday, August 23, 2016)

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If you want to write stories that might anger a billionaire, you need to work for another billionaire yourself, or for a billion-dollar corporation. The law will not protect you. There is no freedom in this world but power and money.

— Tom Scocca: Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

# Permalink (Monday, August 22, 2016)

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Tim Eyman’s associates ordered to pay $10,000+ in court costs and attorneys fees

Tim Eyman’s associates Roy Ruffino and Eddie Agazarm, who Eyman depends on to run his signature drives, have been ordered to pay over $10,000 in court costs and attorneys’ fees to the State of Washington by Thurston County Superior Court Judge… (read more)

NPI thanks AG Bob Ferguson for asking courts to hold Tim Eyman in contempt

Today, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced it has filed motions in Snohomish and Thurston County Superior Court asking that Tim Eyman and his associates be found in contempt for failing to fully cooperate with its inves… (read more)

It’s a great day for Washington: I-1515’s failure means zero right wing initiatives on the November ballot

Shortly after the close of business today, word came down from Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office that backers of Initiative 1515 had canceled their Friday appointment to turn in petitions, owing to having failed to collect the minimum number of… (read more)

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