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Real threat from fake news; Scottie Nell Hughes talks facts; CBS and Kennedy Center renew; Kelly, Pelley, Couric, Conway, Trump, Baldwin in the news

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By Brian Stelter & the CNNMoney Media team
The story was fake. The gunshot was real.
On Sunday night authorities said that the North Carolina man who drove to DC and allegedly walked into a popular restaurant brandishing a gun was motivated by a particularly ridiculous piece of fake news. "During a post-arrest interview," DC police said, "the suspect revealed that he came to the establishment to self-investigate #PizzaGate (a fictitious online conspiracy theory)." No one was injured, but the man did discharge one of his weapons before being apprehended. He had two other guns as well.

Per CNN's story, "the
restaurant, Comet Ping Pong, its owner, James Alefantis and some employees of the restaurant were threatened last month after fake news reports -- shortly before Election Day -- charged Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta were involved in a child sex operation at the restaurant. The fake stories continued to proliferate online as Alefantis kept denying the charges."

"This was our worst fear, that someone would read all this and come to the block with a gun. And today it happened," Matt Carr, the owner of a nearby business, told the WashPost...
What we all feel in our guts 
This was an isolated incident, yes. A one-off. But things like this are bound to keep happening. The Post story notes that the reporters "involved in this article were the target of online threats shortly after it posted."

And NEW conspiracy theories emerged right away. While detectives were still scouring the scene on Sunday afternoon, unhinged online commentators were already saying that the gun scare was a "false flag" operation and a "fake news" story...
Back from vacation...
Shoutout to Kauai's daily newspaper
Take it from me, Mr. President-elect: you can uninstall Twitter from your phone for a week... take a total break from tweeting... and you'll actually be better off.

While I was offline in Hawaii last week, the news still got to me... Via Kauai's 104-year-old daily paper... and via a group of "Stand with Standing Rock" protesters on the side of the road in Hanalei.

Coming home this weekend and catching up on the week's news, including Donald Trump's tweets, it seems clear that he is running a permanent campaign... not against Hillary Clinton anymore, but against the media... against both news sources like CNN and entertainment shows like "SNL." That's where we led off Sunday's "Reliable Sources" on TV -- talking about the consequences of this campaign...
Treating journalists like enemies
Frank Sesno said he thinks "this is a scary thing," a PEOTUS who "believes people who are doing their jobs as adversaries are actually enemies," and is "enlisting the public to believe that as well." Salena Zito offered a different view, describing the "inside joke" between Trump and his base. "They look at this transaction between him and the media as part entertainment," she said. And she suggested a silver lining: "He also forces people to watch us," affirming the relevancy of CNN, NYT, "SNL," etc. by tweeting complaints...
"Reliable" highlights
 -- John Huey said Trump's techniques "smack of authoritarianism..."

 -- Salena Zito described her interviews with Carrier plant employees about Trump's deal: "They thought someone finally sees them and hears them and puts value on their work..."

 -- Frank Sesno explained why Trump forgoing a post-election press conference for 25+ days is not a "made-up press issue..."

 -- Van Jones elaborated on his recent question: "Are we on the verge of another civil war? Is this how we do civil wars now, with tweets instead of bullets? Can we ever come back together?"

 -- Amy Goodman said the Standing Rock protests should have received more media attention "all through this election season." (A few hours after this segment, authorities said the pipeline would be rerouted...)
"Kennedy Center Honors" inks new deal with CBS 
During Sunday night's "Kennedy Center Honors," CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced an extension of one of the "longest broadcast partnerships in television history." The annual event debuted on CBS in 1978, and now it'll remain on the network through 2025 at least... 

 -- For your DVR planning purposes: This year's event will air on Dec. 27...
Media week ahead calendar
 -- Monday afternoon: BI's annual Ignition conference begins. Runs til Wednesday. Agenda here... 
 -- Tuesday: CNN's book about the election, "Unprecedented," hits bookstores. I read it over the weekend and it is outstanding...
 -- Tuesday morning: Grammy nominations!
 -- Tuesday night: Panel discussion at 92Y about the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes...
 -- Wednesday morning: Time announces its Person of the Year... "The Trump Voter?"
 -- Wednesday morning: Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee holds a hearing on the AT&T/Time Warner deal...
 -- Friday: "LaLa Land" arrives in theaters... 
For the record, part one 
 -- Frederic Filloux's Monday must read: "Facebook's Walled Wonderland Is Inherently Incompatible With News Media" (Monday Note)

 -- Jim Rutenberg's Monday joint is an interview with Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova, "an emissary from a dystopian political-media environment that seemed to be heading our way..." (NYT)

 -- Smart project: "BuzzFeed News analyzed all the links Trump tweeted since he launched his presidential campaign to determine where the president-elect gets his news..." (BuzzFeed)

 -- Troubling story about Canadian freelance photojournalist Ed Ou's detention at the U.S. border back in October... He's now talking about what happened... Read Daniel Victor's story here... (NYT)
"Westworld" season finale...
I'm still about five episodes behind... So no spoilers please... But HBO debuted the season finale of "Westworld" on Sunday night. CNN's Matt McFarland has this spoiler-free look at some of the issues "Westworld" is raising about our robotic future...
Megyn Kelly says: Wait 
Friday night, one day after Drudge's item about Megyn Kelly and CNN, she tweeted: "Many reporters are writing articles about me and my future at Fox. Don't believe a thing u hear unless it comes from me, period."

 -- Related? Stephen Battaglio wrote this earlier on Friday: "TV news executives are not seeing a bidding war for Fox News star..."
Trump and the media
Essay: Why Trump's lies are different
On Sunday's "Reliable," I took stock of Trump's most recent misstatements, like his false claim about widespread illegal voting. My take: "When president-elect Trump lies so casually, so cynically, the news isn't so much the false thing he said. It's that he felt like he could just go ahead and say it -- go ahead and lie to you. That's the story." 

This calls for more reporting -- and better understanding about why he has this tendency to buy into B.S. Here's video of the segment... And the followup with David Zurawik, who proposed, "Mob his lies with the truth..."
Ryan: "It doesn't matter to me"
Scott Pelley's "60 Minutes" sit-down with Paul Ryan spun up half a dozen news stories and new angles. On the subject of Trump's false claim about illegal voting, I was struck by Ryan's remark that "I'm not really focused on these things." Pelley interrupted: "Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You have an opinion on whether millions of Americans voted illegally." Ryan: "I have no way of backing that up. I have no knowledge of such things." Pelley started to speak: "You don't believe that." Ryan continued: "But I don't -- it doesn't matter to me. He won the election."
Tapper: "Is that really presidential behavior?"
Jake Tapper pressed Kellyanne Conway about the illegal voting claim during this incredibly compelling conversation that was shown on Sunday's "SOTU." "Is that really presidential behavior?" She answered: "Well, he's the president-elect. So, that's -- that's presidential behavior, yes..."
Following up with Scottie Nell Hughes about facts
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