Scammed

In a case described as a “jungle novelist Tom Clancy would have been proud of,” a California appeals court set aside a default judgment against a small TV network whose assets were used as collateral for a loan taken out by a large shareholder and his friend — a former congressman — in order to invest in an overseas business opportunity in Ghana, which turned out to be a scam.

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They Both Won: Late-Night News Shows Offer Differing Takes on VP Debate

Continuing Courthouse News’ examination of two popular news programs — MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” and “Fox News at Night” — both programs shook up their format Wednesday night to review the vice-presidential debate. MSNBC’s Brian Williams and his guests were all praise for Harris and felt she carried the evening. Fox host Shannon Bream’s guests disagreed.

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Debate Dishing & Dissing: Audience Drives How Late-Night News Shows Unpack

Courthouse News has been examining how two news programs sharing a time slot — “Fox News at Night” and MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” — compared in their presentation of the news of the day. The chaotic presidential debate was nearly all MSNBC’s Brian Williams wanted to talk about, while the topic got only a passing mention on the Fox host Shannon Bream’s show.

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