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Roger Ailes: 'My life would be so much easier if I were just more liberal.' (TVNewser)
When Roger Ailes was a kid he used to watch Roy Rogers movies. He used to love the part where "the cattle would all start heading toward the cliff in a stampede. And one poor son-of-a-bitch had to go out there and ride on a horse and ride into the middle of it and try to turn the whole herd." That's how the 72-year-old co-founder of Fox News sees himself today.

Twitter Suspends New York Times Parody Account (FishbowlNY)
Apparently the execs at The New York Times do not have a sense of humor. The paper complained to Twitter about a parody account, called @NYTOnIt, which posted many ridiculous and obviously stupid trend stories published by the Times. A sample tweet from NYTOnIt was "Guys, boys want muscles and the Times is ON IT."

Tolkien Estate Sues Warner Brothers Over Lord of the Rings Digital Rights (Paid Content)
J.R.R. Tolkien's estate and publisher HarperCollins are suing Warner Brothers over digital rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The suit alleges that Warner Brothers violated copyright by developing online gambling games and slot machines.

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