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Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Michael Avenatti calls Tucker Carlson "pathetic" and "cowardly" for running a "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyron on screen during their interview
“I expected to be treated with respect, and certainly not to be lied to,” said Avenatti. “I had no idea until after the show because I don’t have any way of seeing the camera lines when I’m on set...I thought that it was a new low for Fox, which is saying something. And I thought it was pathetic and cowardly of Tucker Carlson.”
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
The Weather Channel is presenting video game-like simulations of Hurricane Florence's potential severity
"As Hurricane Florence flood warnings continue to surge, the Weather Channel has found a way to make them hit home: with a visualization of what the storm surge could look like 'in reality,'" reports Rachel Withers. "With experts still trying to convince residents to evacuate in spite of a category downgrade, the immersive mixed reality is an upgrade on the standard topographic inundation map—and a powerfully sobering use of technology. The viral visualization shows a presenter standing on a simulated street, as simulated floodwaters rise higher around her, showing various possible depths—otherwise just numbers—in relation to her body." ALSO: CNN's Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo caught all wearing "short sleeve muscle polo shirts" while out covering the hurricane.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Tucker Carlson's interview with "creepy porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti devolved into a 13-minute "shoutfest"
Source: The Daily Beast
The Fox News host's long-awaited interview with Stormy Daniels' attorney was "worse than you're imagining," says Matt Wilstein. Carlson mocked Avenatti throughout the interview by displaying different "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyrons at the bottom of the screen -- at one point abbreviating the insult as "CPL." Wilstein adds: "It wasn’t until the final moments of the gross display that the words on the screen migrated into Carlson’s mouth. 'Creepy porn lawyer, great to see you,' the host said, getting the last word and cutting to commercial." After the interview, Avenatti seemed to express regret, tweeting that Carlson had agreed to ditch the "name calling" beforehand.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Michael Avenatti: "Get your popcorn ready" because I'm visiting Fox News' Tucker Carlson
The Stormy Daniels attorney is scheduled to appear live on Fox News tonight at 8 pm on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Avenatti has expressed interest in going on Carlson's show in the past, but the Fox News host refused to accept Avenatti’s caveat of no longer using the insulting nicknames -- like "creepy porn lawyer."
Posted Saturday 9/08/18 at 12:54AM EDT
The Rachel Maddow Show turns 10
MSNBC's No. 1 show, which has been dominating among all cable news shows lately amid the flurry of Trump news, debuted on Sept. 8, 2008.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
Florida's attorney general is under fire for "auditioning" for Fox News' The Five instead of doing her job
Source: Tampa Bay Times
Pam Bondi spent Wednesday through Friday co-hosting the Fox News discussion show. Her spokesperson insists that she wasn't paid for the gig and that no state funds were used for her travel to New York City. Bondi is in the final months of her two-term tenure as Florida attorney general.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
It's been a mistake-filled summer for Fox News
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the conservative news network "has apologized for, clarified or addressed more than a dozen editorial mistakes and incendiary remarks just this summer... a number far exceeding competitors MSNBC and CNN."
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 7:21AM EDT
CNN suspends pundit after emergence of past sexual harassment allegations
Source: The Daily Beast
Paris Dennard, whom President Trump praised on Twitter as "wonderful" earlier this week, was suspended by CNN less than two hours after The Washington Post revealed he was fired from Arizona State University for alleged sexual harassment four years ago.
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 10:26PM EDT
"This is so nuts": TV anchors navigated one of the wildest hours of news
Source: The New York Times
At one point amid the Tuesday frenzy of news, CNN's Jake Tapper turned to the camera and said: "It’s like a Saturday Night Live skit.” The Drudge Report called it “**TRUMP HELL HOUR**.” As Michael M. Grynbaum describes its, "over the course of a whipsawing hour of television on Tuesday, journalists struggled to keep up with a developing drama that seemed to put the most outlandish House of Cards story lines to shame. President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, was pleading guilty in a Manhattan courtroom, at the exact same time that Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of eight counts of fraud after a trial in Virginia."
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Report: CNN has been shunning Omarosa
Source: Page Six
The former White House staffer has been all over MSNBC, but she 's been unable to promote her book on CNN. “Don Lemon was offered one of the first cable interviews and passed,” an insider tells Page Six. CNN also canceled her appearance on Jake Tapper's State of the Union. ALSO: Cable news spent 34 hours covering Omarosa last week.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Fox News made another mistake in its apology for Aretha Franklin-Patti LaBelle mix-up
Source: Entertainment Weekly
In honoring The Queen of Soul, the cable news network used an image in the background of Patti LaBelle performing for President Obama on PBS' Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House special, which aired in 2014. “We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends," Fox News spokesperson Jessica Santostefano explained in a statement. "Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret." The problem is that LaBelle and Franklin never performed together on the special. Franklin did perform at the same event. When EW inquired about the second mistake, Fox News was unable to explain why its statement of apology was erroneous.
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 1:57PM EDT
CNN's Wolf Blitzer reveals what kind of Trump story he would cancel his vacation for
Jimmy Kimmel talked with The Situation Room host, who is currently on vacation, about his experiences canceling vacations because of important breaking news stories.
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Fox News has become the home to "white anxiety" with its 94% white viewership
Laura Ingraham was accused of being racist with her Wednesday night commentary that "massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people" -- comments so controversial that Ingraham walked back her remarks on Thursday night after she said they were embraced by "white nationalists and especially one racist freak." But as CNN points out, Ingraham's comments "served as another raw example of a Fox News host echoing white nationalist language." So far this year, Fox News has a viewership that's 94% white, 3% Latino, 2% Asian and 1% black. With a nearly all-white audience, says CNN, "on the channel's highest-rated shows, the politics of white anxiety play out practically every day, as hosts and guests warn about the impacts of immigration and minimize or mock the perspectives of people of color. The talk show segments are clearly intended to appeal to people who perceive they are losing their grip on power."
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
Don Lemon rips Trump on CNN in response to the president calling him "the dumbest man on television"
Source: The Guardian
“Let me not mince words here," Lemon said on his primetime show in response to President Trump's late Friday tweet. "This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. From keeping children at the border in cages to bullying journalists at his rallies every chance that he gets. President Trump is trying a divide and conquer strategy here and here’s how it goes."
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 4:52PM EDT
CNN trolls President Trump over LeBron James interview: "Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night"
The president was apparently watching CNN's Don Lemon interview the NBA legend late last night when he decided to attack their intelligence, tweeting that James was "just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do." CNN's PR Twitter account responded by using Melania Trump's #BeBest slogan: "Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night. We hope you both saw the incredible work of @KingJames. #BeBest." That prompted First lady spokesperson Stephanie Grisham to tweet: "#BeBest is a sincere campaign meant to help children. Not something for @CNN to use to mock @POTUS." ALSO: Don Lemon hit back at President Trump for calling him dumb, also invoking Melania Trump's slogan: "Who’s the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? #BeBest."