Weekly Wrap 11/3/17: Denying Climate Change, Mueller, and Wealth Inequality

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(Jonathan Alcorn/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

We’re wrapping up a week of three major stories: the terrorist attack in NYC, Trump indictments, and the Republican tax plan. We also covered an event that didn’t make headlines: Open enrollment for healthcare has begun.

Most outlets are continuing coverage with those major stories because they lend themselves to long-term narratives. But this afternoon, there is also breaking news of an impending case against Harvey Weinstein. We also have the release of yet another federal reporting affirming that climate change is real and man-made.


Let’s start with the story headlining the most news outlets at this hour: Harvey Weinstein is probably going to be arrested soon.

Anthony Delmundo NY Daily News

(Anthony Delmuno/New York Daily News)

USA Today: “NYPD gathering evidence toward arrest warrant for Harvey Weinstein”

Lede: Criminal investigations continue to mount for Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning movie producer who stands accused by dozens of women of sexual assault and harassment.

Paz de la Huerta’s attorney says Weinstein is “likely to be arrested”

De la Huerta’s attorney says Weinstein is “likely to be arrested”


Other media covering Weinstein:

CNN: “Latest Weinstein case could lead to arrest


Fox News: “Weinstein rape allegations ‘credible,’ evidence being gathered for possible arrest: NYPD



The other major story: Climate change is real, here, and catastrophic. Both NYTimes and Washington Post are leading with it, so expect cable news to devote coverage to summarizing the articles below.

Washington Post: “White House allows release of dire climate report that contradicts views of Trump officials”

Lede: The Trump administration released dire scientific report Friday calling human activity the dominant driver of global warming, a conclusion entirely at odds with White House decisions to withdraw from a key international climate accord, champion fossil fuels and reverse Obama-era climate policies.

To the surprise of some scientists, the White House did not seek to prevent the release of the government’s National Climate Assessment, which is mandated by law. The report affirms that climate change is driven almost entirely by human action, warns of potential sea-level rise as high as eight feet by the year 2100, and details climate-related damage across the United States that is already unfolding as a result of 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit of global warming since 1900.


Other outlets covering climate change:

NYTimes: “White House Backs Report at Odds With Its Climate Stance

Top story trending on Google News (via Washington Post).


The rest of the bunch are going with a motley of headlines. Here they are:

NBC News: “Bergdahl Avoids Prison; Trump Slams Decision as ‘Total Disgrace’

CBS News: “Source examined in Mueller probe: ‘It’s every man for himself’

ABC News: “Franken: Sessions has terrible memory or is deliberately not telling me the truth

Wall Street Journal: “Broadcom Plans Megabillion Bid for Rival Qualcomm

Yahoo: “Vegas gunman lost ‘significant’ wealth: Police

BBC: “Spain issues warrant for Catalan ex-leader




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