Breakfast Briefing, 12.5.2017: REI, Patagonia take on the president over public lands

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Fighting words from Patagonia over President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink two Utah national monuments: "the president stole your land." Competitor REI also used its website on Monday to voice its disgust with the public lands takeaway, announced earlier that day.

Susan Wojcicki promised a ‘new approach’ to advertising on YouTube to shield both marketers and users from inappropriate content. The YouTube CEO penned two blog posts on Monday pledging to do more to combat content that inappropriately features or targets children amid an advertiser backlash.

ABC News president James Goldston reportedly gave his staff an earful about investigative journalist Brian Ross’ inaccurate  report about the Flynn guilty plea. The news division has barred Ross from reporting on Trump and lauched a full review, according to CNN.

Pitching an op-ed from Paul Manafort? You know, the Paul Manafort who was indicted in October as part of the Mueller investigation? The former Trump campaign chief was reportedly penning an op-ed co-written with a Russian national with ties to the country’s intelligence network as recently as last week, according to numerous reports. The guest article has not been published, according to HuffPost.

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