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Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
CNN president Jeff Zucker to undergo heart surgery
Zucker will be sidelined for six weeks to address a heart condition he's had for 10 years.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Anderson Cooper: My "disgraceful" comment about President Trump "just popped out"
Cooper, who was visiting Stephen Colbert's Late Show with pal Andy Cohen, explained his "disgraceful" CNN comment earlier this week during the Trump-Vladimir Putin press conference. "I'm not saying it proudly or gleefully. It just popped out," he told Colbert. "It was the first thing I said. As soon as the press conference was done it just sort of popped out of my mouth."
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
A Fox News billboard was vandalized in Los Angeles
A billboard touting "News. Honest Opinion." was changed to "Fake News. disHonest Opinion."
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Fox News' Chris Wallace confronts Vladimir Putin: Why do so many of your opponents "end up dead or close to it"?
The Russian president quickly dismissed Wallace's question, saying everybody has political rivals, including President Trump. “But they don’t end up dead," Wallace countered, prompting Putin to bring up John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Wallace also asked Putin if he had any "kompromat," or compromising information, on Trump. ALSO: The Trump-Putin press conference left TV news anchors agape.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Anderson Cooper calls President Trump's press conference with Vladimir Putin "disgraceful"
"You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader truly that I’ve ever seen,” Cooper said. The CNN host's unusually harsh sentiment was echoed by his CNN colleagues, including chief national correspondent John King. Even Fox News' Neil Cavuto was shocked. "I’ll give the benefit of the doubt to maybe jet lag and time differences, but holy moly,” he said. ALSO: Fox & Friends Weekend's Abby Huntsman -- the daughter of Trump's Russian ambassador Jon Huntsman -- accuses the president of throwing "your own people under the bus."
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
CNN's Brianna Keilar will host her own show, replacing Wolf Blitzer's Wolf
Keilar, a CNN senior Washington correspondent, will take over Blitzer's 1 p.m. daily timeslot this fall. Blitzer will continue hosting The Situation Room weekdays at 5 p.m.
Posted Friday 7/06/18 at 3:07PM EDT
CNN roasts Fox News over "nothing story" about a CNN reporter who bashed CNN in old tweets
CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy's old CNN-bashing tweets surfaced in a Fox News story published this morning. "Old tweets sent by CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy in which he mocked his current employer for everything from its chyrons to accusing the network of allowing guests to make stuff up on its airwaves have been unearthed," Fox News reported. In responding to Fox News, CNN took the opportunity to take a shot at the conservative cable news network: "Oliver was critical of CNN before, just as he is now," CNN said in a statement. "CNN is a place where opinions and ideas are valued. And we encourage staff to share their thoughts about the organization — both positive and critical. While this might seem like an exotic concept to you, we’d headline it ‘Media Reporter Does Job.’ This is a nothing story.”
Posted Thursday 7/05/18 at 12:34PM EDT
Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz dies at 64
The liberal political commentator hosted MSNBC's The Ed Show from 2009 to 2015, when the show was canceled to make the cable news network's daytime lineup more oriented to hard news. He went on to host a daily primetime weekday show on Russia's RT America.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 9:21AM EDT
MSNBC cancels The Hugh Hewitt Show
Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt's weekly talk show ended on Saturday after one year. In May, MSNBC gave Hewitt a verbal warning after learning that he had lobbied EPA chief Scott Pruitt.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Marco Rubio expresses outrage that CNN aired a pre-taped uncensored F-word as part of its newspaper shooting coverage
"Sign of our times... the F word is now routinely used in news stories, tweets etc It’s not even F*** anymore. Who made that decision???" the U.S. senator tweeted this morning, apparently in reaction to CNN's decision not to censor Anderson Cooper's pre-taped interview with a Capital Gazette newspaper shooting survivor. Rubio's comment was immediately met with ridicule on Twitter, including by U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, who tweeted: "Dear Senator Marco Rubio: I agree with you that using the F word without asterisks should not be routine. But perhaps you should be concerned about the F*cking evil situation of thousands of children ripped away from their parents by our government. Who made that decision???" ALSO: Tom Brokaw calls for a "new crusade" against gun violence after "our dear friend carl hiaasen lost his brother" in Annapolis newspaper shooting
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Outgoing U.S. Senator Jeff Flake might become a cable news pundit
The Republican senator, who is in his final months representing Arizona, reportedly met with the heads of CNN and MSNBC for a possible pundit gig. Flake is one of the rare prominent Republicans who have denounced President Trump.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
New Fox News boss orders a crackdown on inflamatory and offensive statements
CEO Suzanne Scott ordered the cable news network's top producers to a meeting last and told them to be in control of their hosts and panelists, according to Politico. "Scott told the producers that they would be held accountable for anything said on their air, and that it was their job to head off any inappropriate remarks, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting," Politico reports. "Appearing via video conference from Washington, D.C., to the group in New York, which also included programming executives, Scott read from a prepared script, explaining that she wanted to make sure she communicated her message precisely." News of Scott's warning comes days after Fox News suspended a panelist, former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie, for telling black panelist Joel Payne, "You’re out of your cotton-picking mind.”
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
President Trump boasts he's boosting cable news viewership: "We're making them rich. They never had ratings like this"
"When the NFL is down 20 percent, it’s the flag. But it’s also the fact that everybody’s watching us on the different cable networks," the president said tonight at a rally in Fargo, North Dakota.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement was greeted by comparisons to The Handmaid's Tale
"Okay yes I love the Handmaids Tale - that doesn’t mean I want to live in it," tweeted Whitney Cummings in reaction to Kennedy's retirement news. "Handmaid's Tale season finale spoiler alert," added TV critic Hank Stuever. "For many on Wednesday, the answer (to the news) was obvious: we'll be in Gilead, the misogynistic nightmare future America of Margaret Atwood's classic The Handmaid's Tale," says Chris Taylor, pointing to the likelihood that President Trump's next Supreme Court pick will help make abortion illegal in many red states. Taylor adds: "No one, least of all (Margaret) Atwood, can pretend to predict the future. But that also means we can't pretend to know that a Gilead-like repressive patriarchal state isn't in our future, and we certainly can't call the threat over-hyped. The only thing we can reasonably do is fight like hell at every possible juncture to prevent the warning from becoming reality."
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:54PM EDT
Fox News suspends former Trump advisor over his "you‘re out of your cotton-picking mind" remark
David Bossie had to apologize for his Fox & Friends Weekend comment to Democratic strategist Joel Payne, who is black. Bossie's suspension is for two weeks.