Old Boys Network of news strikes again

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Old Boys Network of news strikes again
July 6th, 2016
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Hello from Muck Rack, where you can get a snapshot of what journalists around the world are reading, thinking and commenting on right now.

Today's Muck Rack blog offers you a mea culpa: Sorry, media, PR can do better.

Rough day for Fox News


"The Old Boys Network of cable news strikes again. Allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation," summarizes political reporter Rick Dunham of the bombshell lawsuit that Gretchen Carlson just dropped on Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes (and that New York Times story currently at 10,000+ shares already). "Alleged Ailes quote: 'You and I should have had a sexual relationship … and then you’d be good,'" details Charlie Meyerson at Rivet Radio. "Has such a high profile woman ever filed a sexual harassment suit against such a powerful man?" wonders NYT's Jodi Kantor. "Reality impinges on Fox world. A significant moment," concludes freelancer John McQuaid. "Protip: Never do this," recommends Josh Greenman at New York Daily News. In response, Ailes writes, "Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false ... This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract,” attributing the reasoning to ratings he called “disappointingly low.’’

Question of the day


Our last question asked: NASA made what big announcement this past Tuesday? NASA’s Juno spacecraft safely entered Jupiter’s orbit early yesterday after completing a five-year journey across 1.8 billion miles of deep space.

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to Maureen MacGregorKimMic (who adds the hashtag #GalileOhWow!), Ron Casalotti (who describes it as "Jupiter was reunited with his bride Juno in a heavenly rendezvous"), Lucia A. Walinchus (who follows up with the suggestion "Let's put a man on Mars already") and Tiffany R. Jansen for all getting that right, as well. Shout outs to Leigh Egan and Mark Gibbs for guessing NASA's discovery last month of 1,284 alien planets, their "biggest haul yet." In honor of that, Gibbs quotes The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "Space is big. Really big. You might think it's a long way ..."

As for today's question, here it is: Because we know many of you are hardcore Marvel fans, who is taking over as Iron Man from Tony Stark?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)!

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Wednesday


Your career moves for today:

  • Joe Concha (at right) joins The Hill as media reporter. You'll know Concha from his bylines as a media columnist for Mediaite and his appearances as a media analyst on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC and numerous others.
  • Kat Kinsman is now senior food and drinks editor for the Extra Crispy vertical at TIME. Kinsman just finished up as editor at large for Tasting Table.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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