• July 19, 2018

    Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie is writing a book. The Huffington Post reports that Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics will be a “‘no-holds-barred account’ of his political life and controversies, including his time with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.” Let Me Finish will be published by Hachette next January.

    Irin Carmon

    Irin Carmon has been hired as a senior correspondent for New York magazine.

    “This is a slim, quick read that at its best feels like a kind of annotated syllabus for a popular college class with a charismatic teacher, the kind that would be oversubscribed two minutes past midnight,” writes MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Michiko Kakutani’s new book, The Death of Truth. “At its worst, it feels like spending a few hours scrolling through the #Resist hashtag on Twitter.”

    At The Nation, Sam Husseini details his experience being forcibly removed from the Trump-Putin press conference in Helsinki earlier this week, as well as the questions on nuclear nonproliferation that he had planned on asking had he not been ejected.

    BuzzFeed News is getting its own website. Instead of sharing a URL with “its sibling quiz factory,” Nieman Lab reports that BuzzFeedNews.com will “host a ‘full range’ of stories” and “no longer prominently features ‘LOL,’ ‘wtf’ and ‘omg.’”

    After telling Recode’s Kara Swisher that he doesn’t think Holocaust deniers who post their views on Facebook are “intentionally getting it wrong,” Mark Zuckerberg clarified his opinion. “Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue — but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services,” he wrote in an email to Swisher. “These issues are very challenging but I believe that often the best way to fight offensive bad speech is with good speech.”