HBO has been trying to plug up leak after leak surrounding Game of Thrones this season, but the latest leak is the most dramatic. Earlier this morning, a watermarked copy of episode four of the series’ seventh season — scheduled to air this Sunday — appeared online and was rapidly shared around on Reddit. Unlike earlier leaks involving a Game of Thrones script and episodes of Ballers and Room 104, this one doesn’t appear to be the result of a reportedly massive recent cyberattack on the network. Instead, the Verge reports that the new episode found its way to the internet via HBO distribution partner Star India. “We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause,” Star India said in a statement. “This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.” In the meantime, the purported representative of the hackers targeting HBO — who signed himself “Kind M..
When staying calm becomes misleading. There’s a norm in American political journalism that requires journalists to generally be unfazed by the political disputes they cover — the job of a journalist is to remain neutral and unemotional in the face of America’s political screaming matches. That norm stems from a desire to have journalists remain objective, even during heated political disputes. And it’s produced a kind of detached, even-keeled form of news speak — think of the way Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, and Lester Holt deliver the news. That tone might be appropriate in normal political disputes, but in the Trump era, it’s made news coverage feel totally inadequate. Many of the news stories of the past few months haven’t been normal; they’ve represented significant breakdowns in democratic norms. Take the recent Senate health care vote, for example. Senate Republicans voted to consider a wildly unpopular health care bill without knowing what was in it, tried to pass it in the..
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The magazine is standing by its Angelina Jolie profile, disturbing anecdote about her film’s casting process and all. Almost a year after the news that Angelina Jolie was filing for divorce from Brad Pitt after 11 years of marriage, tabloid gossip, and preternaturally beautiful children, Jolie broke her silence on the cover of Vanity Fair’s September issue. As far as spinning stories of turbulence into ones of resilience goes, Jolie beatifically lowering herself from the clouds to deliver her account for a magazine cover story — one that gushes over her humanitarian work, besides — is as straight-up as PR strategies get. But in between penning florid descriptions of Jolie’s new home and lavishing praise upon her commitment to humanitarian causes, writer Evgenia Peretz included an anecdote that has eclipsed anything Jolie actually said about her famous marriage. Peretz writes about casting directors for Jolie’s Netflix film First They Killed My Father — a memoir adaptation about the ..
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