Good Morning, It’s Tuesday, 9 May 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
Former Attorney General Sally Yates testified in Congress yesterday, along with James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. She spoke about warning the Trump administration about Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia and other issues surrounding Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election. She was factual, she was precise, and she was concise and the difference between her grasp of those events and that of the White House was stunning. More hearings will follow, but what’s really necessary is an independent investigation into the entire wide ranging Russia meddling incursion headed by an independent prosecutor.
The Sinclair Broadcast Group has reached an agreement to buy the Tribune Company and its television properties for $3.9 billion; the acquisition will give the conservative Sinclair group the ability to reach 70% of American households. At one time, the FCC limited the number of television or radio stations that a single group could own to 7, but no more. Consolidation is generally not considered an optimum strategy for creating the necessary wide diversity of viewpoints needed in the media. Could Sinclair move into the space created by the turmoil at Fox News?
Pittsburgh Penguins Captain and hockey superstar Sidney Crosby crashed headfirst into the boards in a game on Monday night against the Washington Capitals, raising concerns that one of hockey’s biggest stars might be sidelined for a critical game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoff series. Crosby suffered a concussion just seven days earlier. Football Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconiti, now 76, has gone public about his health issues which are believed to be concussion related. Buoniconti says he “feels like a child”. He was the middle linebacker for the Miami Dolphins team that went undefeated in 1972. The concussion bubble is coming for all contact sports and it’s going to be an epidemic.
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The Fine Print: The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1098 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.