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The New York Times wants to bury a reporting scandal — and other examples of media madness

June 10, 2018 |

Government documents were leaked to the press. A reporter’s communications were seized by the government without her knowing about it. And a former Senate aide was charged with “lying repeatedly to investigators about his contacts with three reporters.”
FOX News

1MDB Scandal: Malaysia’s Central Bank Governor Offers Resignation

June 7, 2018 |

Muhammad Ibrahim has offered to resign following revelations that proceeds from a $ 503 million land purchase by the bank was used to bail out the troubled state fund.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Governor Quits in Scandal, Signs ‘Revenge Porn’ Law

June 2, 2018 |

Just hours before he left office Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed scores of new laws, including a measure that makes it a crime to try to threaten a person using a private sexual image—the same allegation that led to his downfall, reports the AP . In the flurry of…
Newser

Scandal Results in Unprecedented Move in Spain

June 1, 2018 |

Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez is set to become Spain’s new prime minister after a no-confidence vote Friday saw the first ouster of a serving leader by parliament in four decades of democracy and brought a rare success for a center-left party in Europe in recent times. Conservative Mariano Rajoy…
Newser

Judge approves a $142-million settlement over the Wells Fargo accounts scandal, calling it ‘rough justice’

May 30, 2018 |

Wells Fargo & Co. customers who didn’t consent to having 3.5 million accounts created by bankers trying to hit sales quotas are finally getting what amounts to an “imperfect solution.”

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria agreed Wednesday to issue final approval for a $ 142-million class-action accord…


L.A. Times – Business

VW funds from diesel scandal will pay for zero-emission buses, trucks in California

May 26, 2018 |

State officials figure the Volkswagen diesel emissions testing scandal added an extra 10,000 tons of noxious nitrogen oxide to California’s air.

To make up for it, the state will use $ 423 million of Volkswagen penalty money to cut the same amount of nitrogen oxide by subsidizing the purchase of…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Warns of Scandal, but Critics Think He’s Spinning

May 23, 2018 |

President Trump is fond of the term “witch hunt” to describe the investigation into possible campaign collusion with the Russians. On Wednesday, he added a new term to the mix: spygate. As in, “SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!” he tweeted , referring to the FBI’s…
Newser

Outrage Grows Over USC’s Gynecologist Sex Abuse Scandal

May 23, 2018 |

Outrage is growing at the University of Southern California, where 200 faculty members on Tuesday called for the university’s president, CL Max Nikias, to step down over the university’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against a former campus health clinic gynecologist. At least eight complaints were made against Dr. George…
Newser

CNN

All the Catholic bishops in Chile have resigned over a sex abuse scandal

May 18, 2018 |

Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis on Friday, after a three-day emergency summit at the Vatican to discuss Chile’s sex abuse scandal.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Wells Fargo launches ad campaign to leave accounts scandal behind. Not everyone is buying it

May 9, 2018 |

Deb Gabor was watching television recently when a Wells Fargo & Co. commercial caught her attention.

The ad was part of new ad campaign, called Re-Established, that the banking giant began rolling out this week to help it move past its massive fake-accounts scandal and reassure customers.

The commercial…


L.A. Times – Business