Tag: news and news media

Trump: Believe Me, Not Your Lyin’ Eyes [VIDEO]

Trump attacked the media for covering his tariffs in a speech he delivered to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Convention on Tuesday, saying, “But remember, they have the biggest, best, strongest lobbyists, and they’re doing a number. Just stick with us. Don’t believe the crap you see from these people…

Tronc Agrees To Sell Los Angeles Times For $500 Million

Tronc has agreed to sell the Los Angeles Times and its sister publication, The San Diego Union-Tribune, for $500 million to billionaire physician and Tronc investor Patrick Soon-Shiong. A Californian, Soon-Shiong takes over during a turbulent period at the paper, “which has seen three editors in six months, its publisher placed on unpaid leave amid…

CBS Suspends Charlie Rose Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Veteran journalist Charlie Rose was suspended by CBS News Monday evening after eight women accused him of sexual harassment. PBS also immediately stopped production of his interview program, Charlie Rose. Speaking to The Washington Post, the women accused Rose, 75, of groping them and showing up nude in their presence. In a statement to the…

Maddow: NSA Documents Carefully Forged To Discredit News [VIDEO]

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow dropped a bombshell Thursday night that she called a strange story she and her research team combed through from the “inside out.” Talking about her tip website SendItToRachel.com, Maddow said that she was sent a document that was so classified that it could not be shown and is impossible to validate. She…

John Oliver Rips Trump’s CNN Bodyslam Gif [VIDEO]

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, John ripped apart Trump’s video of him bodyslamming a wrestler with the CNN logo superimposed over the man’s face. “President Trump: The Bachelor in Paradise of American presidents,” and the “disgusting” and “absolutely indefensible” tweets Trump sent Thursday directed toward Morning Joe co-host Mika…

Trump Faces Backlash After Gif Showing Him Beating ‘CNN’

President Trump on Sunday tweeted an edited gif of his staged attack on Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania XXIII in 2007 with CNN’s logo superimposed over McMahon’s head — so the clip depicted Trump physically beating CNN. The gif, which Trump captioned “#FraudNewsCNN,” sparked condemnation from media groups, which called it a threat. CNN called it…

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…

Montana GOP’s Gianforte Charged After Body Slam Attack on Reporter

The Montana Republican candidate for Congress who is accused of body-slamming Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, has been issued a citation for misdemeanor assault. Greg Gianforte was making a campaign appearance Thursday when Jacobs asked him a question. “We’ll talk to you about that later,” Gianforte said, according to an audio recording published…

Dominican Newspaper Uses Alec Baldwin Pic Instead Of Trump

Dominican newspaper El Nacional apologized on Saturday after mistakenly using a photo of Baldwin dressed as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” instead of the president himself. The photo appeared in the paper next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The photo “was placed as if it were the one of Trump,” the paper wrote.…

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…