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Good morning, it’s Friday, 5 January 2018 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift (the Media Bunker staff is taking an extended weekend off). Welcome to 2018.
There are really only two big stories in America this morning. One is the continuing firestorm created by Michael Wolff’s new book on Trump and his fledgling presidency, “Fire and Fury:Inside the Trump White House” and the other is the vicious winter storm that is pummeling the North East.
Wolff’s book and its’ incendiary comments, observations and insider quotes has become the media topic of the week around the world. It’s a disaster for the President’s White House and his image..a complete and total disaster. To insert that type of distraction into a White House which already has a well-earned reputation as chaotic and dysfunctional could blow the wheels off a fragile Presidency.
The second big story is the huge snow storm that is paralyzing the north east, with thousands of flights cancelled, high tides flooding streets of Boston, and unprecedented and dangerous windchill temperatures. Windchill temperatures could reach as low as -15 to -25 degrees in the crowded Northeast corridor from Washington, DC to Boston. Take a look at this photo essay from our friends at Bloomberg to get a visual indication of what’s going on today in the weather. Batten down and button up, indeed.
Today is National Screenwriters Day, just in time for the Golden Globe awards this Sunday.
In other news, there is a reported rift between the NFL New England Patriots power trio of QB Tom Brady, Coach Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft. The Dow, a key indicator of the U.S. stock market, has hit 25,000 (a new record) and is still moving up. A huge computer hardware vulnerability has been identified–this one will be a major problem for individuals and corporations.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
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