Magazine article Variety

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Magazine article Variety

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Donald Trump this year has been speaking out against news outlets after unflattering coverage.

Sept. 14

Trump tweets: "My lawyers want to sue the failing @nytimes so badly for irresponsible intent. I said no (for now), but they are watching. Really disgusting"

Apparent provocation: The Times reported that Trump received at least $885 million in tax breaks, grants, and other subsidies for his New York projects.

Aug. 22

Trump tweets: "Some day, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, @morningmika. Two clowns!"

Apparent provocation: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough mocked Trump's speech delivery.

June 13

Trump posts on Facebook that "based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign," his team is revoking the credentials of The Washington Post.

Apparent provocation: The Post's coverage of a Fox News interview in which Trump said that "people cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can't even mention the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.' There's something going on."

May 12

In an interview on Fox News, Trump accuses Jeff Bezos of "using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed. …

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