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ABC News responds to Amy Robach video, says Epstein accuser interview wasn’t ready for air

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faced questions Tuesday about whether it was reluctant to air a sensitive story about alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of its reporter complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser.

The conservative web site Project Veritas released video of Amy Robach venting that “every day I get more and more pissed” that her 2015 interview with Virginia Roberts never made the air. The video, taken while Robach was in a Times Square studio but not on the air in late August. Project Veritas says the video came from an ABC insider, but it did not identify the person.

ABC said Tuesday that the interview didn’t meet its standards because it lacked sufficient corroborating evidence. Robach said she was “caught in a private moment of frustration.”

The episode raised immediate comparisons to reporter Ronan Farrow’s accusations that NBC News discouraged his reporting on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct. Farrow then took his story to the New Yorker magazine.

The correspondent was visibly exasperated as she complained that “I tried for three years to get (the interview) on to no avail and now it’s coming out and it’s like these ‘new revelations’ and I freaking had all of it.”

She said she was told “who’s Jeffrey Epstein, no one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

Robach also complained in the video that both lawyer Alan Dershowitz and the British Royal Palace applied pressure to ABC not to air the interview with Roberts. She suggested that the network feared that airing the interview would hurt its ability to get interviews with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Jimmy Garoppolo to Erin Andrews: “It Feels Great, Baby”

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Jimmy Garoppolo made enough plays during last night’s game against Arizona to preserve San Francisco’s perfect record. He was understandably all smiles during a postgame interview with Fox’s Erin Andrews. Andrews seemed to enjoy it too.

And we love to see pleasant interactions between two professionals, don’t we, folks?

Usually I have a pretty good Spidey sense for how these things are going to play out in the media ecosystem. But this one? It’s a real mystery.

Will Garoppolo be criticized for calling a female reporter “babe” or will it largely be laughed off like it was when Rob Gronkowski did similar? Will there be a glut of thinkpieces asking how the reaction and perception would be different had, say, Lamar Jackson done the same thing? Maaaaaybe.

It’s all very exciting and definitely a worthwhile discussion for someone who is very much not me to have.

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Would we be able to Stop Hating On ‘Diablo 3’ Ahead Of BlizzCon’s ‘Diablo 4’ Reveal?

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It’s currently an open mystery that piece of Blizzard’s “we should disregard that entire Hong Kong thing” plan for BlizzCon will be a major uncover of Diablo 4, nearby news about Overwatch 2 and different titles.

There have been spills about Diablo 4 for half a month now, some particularly phony (no it won’t be a FPS to supplant Destiny) some that are likely valid (Barbarian, Mage, Druid as three of the classes).

In any case, one normal abstain I continue hearing in some limit is that Diablo 4 will return to Diablo’s “underlying foundations.” No a greater amount of that daylight and rainbow poop from Diablo 3. We’re returning to Diablo 1-2 when the game was great and dim and abrasive and bleeding and fiendishness!

Sorry at the same time, if it’s not too much trouble stop.

I didn’t place 2000 hours into 12 characters crosswise over support and PC adaptations of Diablo 3 to hear it criticized as a terrible game that ought to be stayed away from when new portions are created.

But then it fixed itself. When Reaper of Souls and Loot 2.0 came around a year or so later, Diablo 3 was a game changed. It went from unremarkable to what I would esteem the best ARPG ever, and it had deals to coordinate. By last tally, Diablo 3 had sold 30 million duplicates between the base game and Reaper, and that was before it propelled on Switch, making it a standout amongst other selling games.

I additionally think individuals are seeing Diablo 2 with rose shaded focal points to a limited degree. Truly, it was likewise an extraordinary game, however not without a lot of issues including things like tricked things, secured assembles and the way that it was absolutely invaded by spam merchants later in its life. Diablo 2 is the reason the Auction House existed in Diablo 3 so Blizzard could attempt to get some way of command over that bootleg market (yet it about slaughtered the game at any rate).

Diablo 3 is additionally not as splendid and lively as everybody appears to erroneously recall. I recollect indeed, there were some early reviews that were entirely brilliant and bright and looked somewhat odd. Be that as it may, when the game was discharged, the entirety of that was quieted, and keeping in mind that sure, there were various zones that were fields and deserts rather than caverns and more gives in and hellfire pits, they unquestionably weren’t chipper. What’s more, when Reaper of Souls hit, every one of those new conditions were unfathomably dull and creepy. Also, as far as the butchery? That is to say, have you at any point murdered a beast in that game and viewed a sea of blood and a thousand pounds of ribs hit the stone floor? Offer me a reprieve. It’s increasingly shocking essentially by the generational graphical distinction somewhere in the range of D2 and D3 alone.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’: Appeals Court Revives Copyright Lawsuit

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Monday, a federal appeals court revived a previously dismissed copyright lawsuit from songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who allege the single lifts lyrics from their 2001 composition “Playas Gon’ Play.”

A rep for Swift did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

While both songs include variations on the phrases “playas gonna play” and “haters gonna hate,” a U.S. District Court judge dismissed the lawsuit in February 2018. Judge Michael Fitzgerald concluded at the time, “By 2001, American popular culture was heavily steeped in the concepts of players, haters, and player haters … The concept of actors acting in accordance with their essential nature is not at all creative; it is banal.”

Now a three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the 2017 suit, citing a 1903 ruling from Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. “It would be a dangerous undertaking for persons trained only to the law to constitute themselves final judges of the worth of pictorial illustrations, outside of the narrowest and most obvious limits,” Holmes wrote at the time. “At the one extreme, some works of genius would be sure to miss appreciation. Their very novelty would make them repulsive until the public had learned the new language in which their author spoke.”

In their reversal, Judges John Owens, Andrew Hurwitz and Kenneth Lee wrote that “originality, as we have long recognized, is normally a question of fact … Justice Holmes’ century-old warning remains valid. By concluding that, ‘for such short phrases to be protected under the Copyright Act, they must be more creative than the lyrics at issues here,’ the district court constituted itself as the final judge of the worth of an expressive work. Because the absence of originality is not established either on the face of the complaint or through the judicially noticed matters, we reverse the district court’s dismissal.”

The case is now headed back to U.S. District Court for further proceedings.

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