Tag: Media News

CNN Is Moving Chris Cuomo To Prime Time

CNN said Wednesday that they are shifting the morning show co-host Chris Cuomo into a prime-time slot at 9 p.m. EDT, to debut later this spring at a date not yet specified. The change will shave Anderson Cooper’s current two-hour show into one. “We will test power,” Cuomo tweeted on Wednesday. “Every. Damn. Day. Just…

Journalists Not Allowed Recording White House Press Briefing

Reporters were barred from recording video or audio footage during Monday afternoon’s White House press briefing. “Make no mistake about what we are all witnessing,” Jim Acosta, CNN’s senior White House correspondent tweeted. “This is a WH that is stonewalling the news media. Hiding behind no camera/no audio gaggles.” On CNN, Acosta described White House…

Lawrence O’Donnell Is Staying At MSNBC

Lawrence O’Donnell, the MSNBC primetime host of The Last Word, implied Wednesday evening that he has signed another contract to remain at the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet. O’Donnell was the subject of rumors over whether he might part ways with the network, but that was largely put to rest when he tweeted, “Yes I will be…

Morning Joe Co-Hosts Mika Brzezinski And Joe Scarborough Engaged

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, cohosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, are engaged. The network confirmed the engagement on Thursday. The couple went on a romantic vacation to the south of France over the weekend to celebrate Brzezinski’s 50th birthday and, while overseas, agreed to tie the knot. The 54-year-old Scarborough proposed on one knee at…

Report: Secret Rules ‘Enable FBI Spying’ On Journalists

Classified FBI rules allows agents to obtain the phone records of journalists with only approval from two internal officials. A cache of previously unseen information on documents dating from 2013 detail the agency’s use of national security letters that enable the bureau to spy on reporters without the previously necessary step of obtaining permission from…

Hulk Hogan Settles With Gawker, Will Remove Several Articles

Nick Denton, former head of Gawker Media, announced Wednesday that a settlement has been reached in the Hulk Hogan lawsuit, with the website agreeing to take down several posts, including the one regarding Hogan’s leaked sex tape. “After four years of litigation funded by a billionaire with a grudge going back even further, a settlement…

The Dallas Morning News Endorses Hillary Clinton

For the first time since before World War II, the Dallas Morning News endorsed a Democrat, Hillary Clinton, for president. Breaking with decades of encouraging readers to vote for the Republican presidential candidate in the general election, the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, whose editorial board previously…

Melania Trump to Sue Daily Mail for Defamation

Melania Trump is set to take legal action against The Daily Mail over an article she claims is defamatory about her personal background. The Mail and several other outlets ran a story last week raising “troubling questions” about Melania’s visa status upon first meeting Donald Trump, while also alleging that salacious details about her employment…

Gawker.com Shutting Down Next Week [VIDEO]

Gawker.com will shut down next week, the famed gossip blog announced Thursday afternoon. The decision comes several days after Univision purchased the website and its six sister sites for $135 million, months after it lost a high-profile lawsuit filed by pro wrestler Hulk Hogan (and financed by billionaire investor Peter Thiel) and the media network…

Gawker Media Sold to Univision for $135M [VIDEO]

Gawker Media has been sold to Univision for $135 million in a bankruptcy sale completed Tuesday. Univision, the owner of Fusion, The Root, and a stakeholder in The Onion, among other properties, outbid Ziff Davis for the blog network started 14 years ago by Nick Denton. The deal will be made official by a bankruptcy-court…

John Oliver On Why Local Newspapers Are So Important [VIDEO]

John Oliver talked last night about the struggles of the newspaper industry, “A big part of the blame for this industry’s dire straits is on us and our unwillingness to pay for the work journalists produce,” Oliver said. “We’ve just grown accustomed to getting our news for free. And the longer that we get something…

Nancy Grace Leaving HLN After 12 Years

Nancy Grace will be leaving HLN in October, after 12 years with the network. The 56-year-old announced the move Thursday to her staff of 18. Grace began her TV career in the late 1990s while co-hosting Court TV with Johnnie Cochran. A new series will replace her 8 p.m. timeslot and “utilize the expertise of…

CNN Anchor Passes Out on Live TV [VIDEO]

CNN anchor Poppy Harlow passed out Monday morning mid-broadcast, while reporting on the fight against ISIS militants. Following an interview with fellow CNN presenter Becky Anderson, Harlow’s speech slurred and slowed down before she stopped talking altogether and the cameras cut to commercial. She later returned to the air and explained that she had experienced…

Cruz Fundraising Over Cartoon of Daughters as Monkeys to ‘Fight Back’

Cruz says he needs 1 million dollars in 24 hrs to ‘Fight Back’ over cartoon. The Washington Post took down an editorial cartoon depicting Ted Cruz’s daughters as monkeys on Tuesday night after the presidential candidate called out the paper. “It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it,”…

Live Shooting: Reporter, Cameraman Shot To Death On Air [VIDEO]

SEE THE KILLERS POV VIDEO HERE He was identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, who also used the on-air name Bryce Williams. WATCH LIVE CNN COVERAGE CLICK HERE Several media outlets this morning are reporting shots fired at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County. Deputies are searching the area for a…

‘Leaked’ Michael Brown Autopsy To Portray Him In Negative Way

Radio host and CNN contributor Mo Ivory told the network Thursday morning that the leaking of the Michael Brown autopsy and information about African American witnesses during the grand jury hearing, both of which reportedly confirm Officer Darren Wilson’s account of the shooting, sure was suspicious. “This is all an attempt to continue to paint…

George Clooney slams Daily Mail for report on his engagement

Actor George Clooney responded to a Daily Mail article about his fiancee’s mother opposing their marriage due to religious reasons, calling the report “fabricated.” The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the…

New York Times names Dean Baquet as new executive editor

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the newspaper, the company said Wednesday. Baquet, 57, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and a former editor of the Los Angeles Times, will become the first African-American executive editor at…

Joe Scarborough Laughs Off Christie Administration’s Attack On MSNBC

Joe Scarborough had nothing but laughter Monday when asked about recent pushback from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration over a negative story about the New Jersey governor. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleged on Saturday on MSNBC’s “Up With Steve Kornacki” that Christie withheld Sandy relief funds to force her to approve a certain development plan —…

20 Million DirecTV Customers Lose Access To The Weather Channel

About 20 million DirecTV customers nationwide are without The Weather Channel because of a dispute over fees between the channel and the satellite service. The two companies pointed fingers at each other late Monday night after a midnight EST deadline for renegotiation of carriage fees passed without an agreement. In a statement, David Kenny, CEO…

(VIDEO) Whats Wrong With You? Lawrence O’Donnell And Anthony Weiner Chillax Buddy Interview

While Anthony Weiner’s campaign for the Democratic nomination in the New York City mayoral race has been colorful throughout, his interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on the eve of the election will certainly become one of the trail’s biggest highlights. O’Donnell opened the interview with “one basic question.” “What is wrong with you?” he asked…

(VIDEO) WATCH: Sanjay Gupta Tonight Special ‘WEED’ – Last week he apologized For ‘Misleading’ Public About ‘Weed’

CNN’s chief medical expert Sanjay Gupta announced Wednesday night that he has reversed his blanket opposition to marijuana use. Speaking to Piers Morgan, Gupta, who has a documentary on weed airing on Sunday, said he had previously helped to “mislead” the American public about the effects of the drug. “I have apologized for some of…

YouTube Introduces Paid Channels

After months of rumors, YouTube finally introduced a pilot program for paid channels on Thursday. YouTube will now let a few dozen of popular channels charge viewers a subscription fee of 99 cents or more per month, the company announced in a blog post. Each of these channels will offer two weeks of free viewing…

Time Warner Cable Drops Current TV Upon Sale To Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera Media Network announced Wednesday that it is acquiring the US channel Current TV, which was founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. The acquisition will be followed by the creation of a new channel, Al Jazeera America, which will give the network greater access to the US market.  Time Warner Cable Drops…