President Joe Biden spent only a weekend as the “Hamburglar” in the conservative media world, but the incident illustrates the speed at which a false and damaging story can spread.
Associated Newspapers, which owns the U.K. Daily Mail tabloid, has written to ViacomCBS demanding the deletion of “offending content” in Oprah Winfrey’s high-profile interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Lawyers for Associated Newspapers took exception with images in a newspaper headline montage they claim have been altered or misrepresented and demand that they be edited out of the TV special.
Sources say Sinclair and Tribune have agreed to carry the show from Dr. Phil McGraw and his son Jay, first announced in June 2015, giving it the clearances it needs to get off the ground this fall.
The Daily Mail is looking to bring its distinct brand of tabloid journalism to television in the U.S. The British print and digital news dynamo is said to have struck a deal with Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Prods. to develop a syndicated newsmagazine strip that would draw on the Mail’s considerable editorial resources and online reach.