Connect with us

Morning Scoop

Friday Scoop: Jeff Bezos

🥳Plus, happy Friday!

Published

on

1599px-Jeff_Bezos_at_Amazon_Spheres_Grand_Opening_in_Seattle_-_2018_(39074799225)
Well that was unexpected. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

The big story…

Jeff Bezos Calls Out National Enquirer for Attempted Blackmail and Extortion

Yesterday, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos published a post on Medium entitled, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker.” The post detailed an email exchange between Bezos and David Pecker, the owner of the National Enquirer. In the post, Bezos explains that Pecker, not being happy with the Washington Post‘s coverage of his publication’s involvement with Trump, has attempted to blackmail Bezos with compromising photos of him and the woman he was having an affair with to ensure no negative press for the National Enquirer. So, Bezos published the exchange to publicly say, “No thanks.”


In national news…

Former Rep. John Dingell Dies at Age 92

Former Rep. Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, has died at age 92. Needless to say he will be missed — and so will his tweets


In film…

Woody Allen Sues Amazon Studios for $68 Million

Speaking of Amazon, the streaming service is being sued for $68 million after backing out of a deal to release four films made by Woody Allen. After the company suffered a connection to Harvey Weinstein at the beginning of the #MeToo movement, Amazon decided that it would be best to also cut ties with Allen, who has long been accused of assault by his stepdaughter Dylan Farrow.


In politics…

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law 

In a 5-4 vote yesterday, the Supreme Court voted against a Louisiana abortion law, similar to the one that has been implemented in Texas. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s four liberal justices, putting a temporary stay on the law until the court agrees to review the case at a later date. 


Trending today…

Creativity & Self Expression

Ariana Grande responded to the Grammys producer who said she couldn’t “pull something together” for the show this weekend.


Last but not least…

35 Amazing ‘I Was Actually There!’ Lollapalooza Moments

Lollapalooza in Chicago has always been my home away from home. I have gone to this event in some capacity every year since 2007. I have seen it change over the years as the musical landscape has evolved. Some years I only attended after-shows, while other years I went to the festival each day. The one thing that never changed was the opportunity to see some amazing musical performances that made for great concert memories. Here are clips of some of my favorite performances from 2007-2018. You might even see a younger version of me in one of the clips if you look closely enough. Read more in Curt Tagtmeier’s report for CMN.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Curt Tagtmeier and the CMN Staff. It’s Friday! Time to celebrate — or go to sleep. P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.

face-with-party-horn-and-party-hat_1f973

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Government1 day ago

NYC Passes Its Own Green New Deal to Combat Man-Made Climate Change

The Big Apple goes green.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 weeks ago

Massachusetts Outlaws LGBTQ Conversion Therapy For Minors

The Bay State is taking more steps to protect LGBTQIA+ youth.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20202 weeks ago

A Majority of Americans Supporting Progressive Policies Nationwide

A more progressive union in the near future?

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 weeks ago

Maryland Will Rise its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The Free State raises its minimum wage to help its workers.

by , The Catholic American University
Education3 weeks ago

West Virginia Makes their Public Community Colleges Tuition Free for In-State Residents

The Mountain State is helping out its youth and their futures.

by , The Catholic American University
Government4 weeks ago

The DSA Endorses Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

America's largest socialist organization is feeling the Bern, again.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

Speaker Pelosi Endorsed Lowering the Voting Age to 16 years Old

The kids maybe alright to vote.

by , The Catholic American University
National News1 month ago

Here’s What We Know So Far About Operation Varsity Blues

A summary and the latest updates about the largest college admissions scandal to hit the country.

by , George Washington University

Most Read From CMN Writers