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  • ‘Fox & Friends’ Apologizes for Running False Story on Nashville Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’

    09/21/2020 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | September 21st, 2020 | Justin Baragona
    Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy on Monday morning issued an apology for his show having run with a since-retracted story falsely accusing Nashville’s Democratic mayor of engaging in a coronavirus cover-up, admitting that the mayor did not conceal information from the public as alleged. Last week, a supposed bombshell by a local Fox affiliate in Nashville set the conservative media ecosystem on fire. According to the report by Fox 17—a Sinclair-owned station—the mayor’s office allegedly covered up numbers that showed relatively low spread of COVID-19 in bars and restaurants. The clear implication of the story was that the city...
  • Media critic slams Daily Beast over misleading report on COVID deaths of teachers amid schools reopening

    09/14/2020 11:01:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 14 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Daily Beast is being criticized over a misleading report about the deaths that have occurred among educators amid the reopening of schools during the coronavirus outbreak. Fourth Watch media analyst Steve Krakauer highlighted an article published last week that read the "heartbreaking" headline, "At Least 4 Teachers Have Died of COVID-19 Since Start of School Year." "At least four teachers have died of coronavirus-related causes since the beginning of the school year—an ominous sign of what’s to come as students return to classrooms across the country," the report grimly began before citing the deaths of teachers from Pennsylvania, Mississippi,...
  • Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

    05/22/2018 8:51:57 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 8 replies
    WNDU ^ | 5/21/18 | AP via WNDU
    <p>Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer.</p> <p>Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday the two sides came to an amicable resolution. The firm says terms of the settlement were confidential, but The Daily Beast apologized for and corrected the headline that ran July 19, 2016, with a story on Holtz's remarks at a luncheon the Republican National Coalition for Life held during the Republican National Convention.</p>
  • Roy Den Hollander killed rival a week before shooting Judge Salas’ family: FBI

    07/22/2020 11:36:24 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 22 replies
    ny pOAT ^ | 7/22/2020 | Ben Feuerherd
    The men’s rights lawyer who killed the son of a New Jersey federal judge also likely fatally shot a fellow attorney in California about a week prior, the FBI said Wednesday. The FBI’s Newark field office announced Roy Den Hollander’s link to the California slaying of Marc Angelucci in tweet Wednesday afternoon. “As the FBI continues the investigation into the attack at the home of US District Court Judge Esther Salas, we are now engaged with the San Bernardino CA Sheriff’s Office and have evidence linking the murder of Marc Angelucci to FBI Newark subject Roy Den Hollander,” the office...
  • CNN and Daily Beast Op-Ed Attack Goya CEO Robert Unanue

    07/16/2020 12:08:07 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/16/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Media outlets like CNN and The Daily Beast have decided it’s wrong for a Hispanic business owner to support President Donald Trump.
  • Trump's niece is publishing a tell-all book that says she leaked tax documents to help The New York Times investigate the president's finances

    06/15/2020 5:46:37 AM PDT · by blueyon · 60 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 6/15/20 | Ashley Collman
    President Donald Trump's niece Mary L. Trump is publishing a book that will reveal herself to be the primary source of a New York Times investigation into the president's finances, The Daily Beast reported. Mary Trump will say she supplied The Times with confidential family tax documents, The Daily Beast said. The Times investigation later revealed that the president wasn't a self-made man but had his father bolster his failing businesses in the 1990s with hundreds of millions of dollars. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the president's older brother who died in 1981 at the age...
  • Shaun King Keeps Raising Money, and Questions About Where It Goes

    05/26/2020 12:49:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/26/20 | Kali Holloway
    He blamed issues at The North Star on over-ambition, but seven former employees of the site King launched with great fanfare painted a darker picture. When Shaun King and progressive journalist Benjamin Dixon launched an ambitious multimedia reboot of Frederick Douglass’ abolitionist newspaper, The North Star, last February, it was celebrated across social media by prominent voices including Susan Sarandon, Michael Eric Dyson and Megan Mullally. A month later, the company boasted on Twitter that it already had “multiple angel investors” and more than 30,000 subscribers contributing $5 per month for students and $10 a month and up for the...
  • Journalists Attack Trump Campaign For Satire ‘Truth Over Facts’ Website, Forgetting That It’s A Biden Gaffe

    05/19/2020 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Maceman · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 18, 2020 | Shelby Talcott
    Journalists missed a reference to a Biden gaffe Monday after the Trump campaign launched a new website titled “Truth Over Facts.” President Donald Trump’s campaign launched what appears to be a joke website they described as “an investigative website aimed at uncovering the truth behind [former Vice President] Joe Biden’s never-ending, seemingly incomprehensible statements during his third, plodding campaign for president.” The “Truth Over Facts” title is, in fact, a reference to one of Biden’s public gaffes, where he made the comment during a 2019 campaign speech in Iowa. This seemed to go over many journalists’ heads as they attacked...
  • Kathy Griffin slams Lisa Bloom and ‘Spineless Heiress’ Anderson Cooper

    10/24/2017 1:24:16 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Page Six ^ | 10/24/2017 | Francesca Bacardi
    Kathy Griffin unexpectedly severed ties with her attorney, Lisa Bloom, over the weekend, but the comedian has come forward to explain why she axed her. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Griffin recalled the disastrous June 2 press conference she participated in with Bloom to address her controversial Donald Trump “severed head” photo. Hours after the much-maligned event, Griffin participated in a conference call with Bloom, her entertainment lawyer and her First Amendment lawyer, as well as Braden Pollock, who is Bloom’s husband and the manager of her firm. “Lisa said, ‘Kathy, I don’t like it that you’re the...
  • Debra Messing slammed for sharing anti-Tara Reade blog post, deletes tweet

    05/03/2020 11:33:38 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/3/20 | Brian Flood
    Television actress Debra Messing deleted an anti-Tara Reade tweet Saturday after intense backlash, with the woman who has accused presidential hopeful Joe Biden of sexual assault calling the message “slander.” “Biden Accuser, Tara Reade, Allegedly Stole from Non-Profit Organization,” Messing’s tweet said, featuring a link to a Medium post by the controversial Krassenstein brothers. Debra Messing shared a blog attacking Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade, but deleted the tweet amid backlash. Debra Messing shared a blog attacking Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade, but deleted the tweet amid backlash. It appears Messing simply shared the Krassenstein brothers’ story, as her tweet...
  • Mike Pence’s Idea Is a Good Way to ‘Kill Hundreds & Thousands,’ Expert Says

    03/23/2020 9:10:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/23/2020 | Olivia Messer
    The White House coronavirus task force on Sunday dangled new CDC guidance that might suggest some Americans with exposure to the 2019 novel coronavirus could return to work wearing a mask. Vice President Pence on Sunday said the guidance “will make it possible for people that have been exposed to return to work more quickly with—by wearing a mask for a certain period of time.” He suggested it would be spelled out in more detail this week. When asked about the potential guidance on Monday, Pence said it was still in the works, and might be targeted at a small...
  • No, CNN, ‘Humanity’ Is Not Responsible For Wuhan Virus. China Is

    03/22/2020 2:09:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2020 | David Marcus,
    China, Chinese Virus, CNN, Corona virus, In an article and TV segment yesterday, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh and Vasco Cotovio argued that the Chinese virus pandemic was not the fault of China’s communist government or bats, but “human activity.” The big winner in this bizarre way of telling the story is China, which is launching a furious disinformation campaign to distance itself from blame for the pandemic.According the CNN theory, the real problem is a global one. Through climate change and other means, natural habitats are being destroyed. This displaces animals such as bats. When the bats are displaced (and...
  • How Britain’s Insanely Risky Coronavirus Experiment Will Affect the U.S.

    03/14/2020 9:16:15 AM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | March 14th, 2020 | Jamie Ross
    LONDON—On Thursday, Boris Johnson delivered the most chilling warning from a British prime minister since Winston Churchill prepared the country for potential destruction during World War Two. “I must level with you,” Johnson said, looking like a man who had just emerged from a doctor’s office after receiving a terrible diagnosis. “Many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time.” His message was stark, and somehow seemed to hit even harder coming from a man who has built his political career on flippant clownery. The novel coronavirus can no longer be contained in the United Kingdom, he...
  • Media Suddenly Interested In Hunter Biden Scandals Again After Father’s Comeback

    03/06/2020 10:38:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 6, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    After weeks of ignoring the series of scandals surrounding former Vice President Joe BidenÂ’s son that surfaced during President Donald TrumpÂ’s impeachment trial, reporters are suddenly interested again as Biden reclaims his frontrunner status for the Democratic presidential nomination.The focus on Joe BidenÂ’s son, Hunter Biden, which never received adequate media attention in the first place, tapered off throughout the presidentÂ’s impeachment trial and became nearly absent by the time Senate proceedings got underway. In the same week Trump was acquitted, Joe BidenÂ’s presidential hopes began to plummet following a poor performance in the Iowa caucuses. BidenÂ’s chances of becoming...
  • They’re Voting in New Hampshire, but This Democrat Just Wants to Jump Off a Bridge

    02/11/2020 6:56:27 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Muck Rack ^ | FebRUARY 11, 2020 — | By Michael Tomasky
    By Michael Tomasky — OUR PLATFORM AIN’T STRONGIt’s not just Sanders and the electability question. The whole field, while all of them seem like good, dedicated people, has disappointed. BEAST INSIDENew Hampshire is voting. I remember when this used to be an exciting day. Even if my candidate didn’t win, which he (they were all men) usually didn’t, I loved both the reliable rituals and the unexpected little accidents. New Hampshire is voting. I remember when this used to be an exciting day. Even if my candidate didn’t win, which he (they were all men) usually didn’t, I loved...
  • When Iran Took Americans Hostage, Bernie Backed Iran’s Defenders

    02/02/2020 6:16:27 PM PST · by plain talk · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 17, 2020 | Ronald Radesh
    Go back over 40 years, to the start of Iran’s long conflict with the United States. On April 1, 1979, the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran was proclaimed. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who had returned to Iran from exile to assume command of the revolt, became Supreme Leader in December of that year. His rise was accelerated by the seizure on Nov. 4 of 52 American diplomats and citizens, and citizens of other countries, at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The hostage crisis became the means by which the Ayatollah crushed political opponents in Iran. Dealing with the hostage taking became...
  • Washington Post journalist is suspended after tweeting a link to a 2016 story about Kobe Bryant's rape case just hours after he died in helicopter crash

    01/27/2020 3:15:13 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 182 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 Jan 20 | By Ariel Zilber
    Washington Post journalist has been suspended by the newspaper after she tweeted a link on Sunday to a years-old story about the Kobe Bryant rape case just hours after the basketball legend and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash. Felicia Sonmez, who covers national politics for the Post, took to Twitter shortly after the world learned of Bryant’s death along with eight others aboard his private helicopter which crashed outside of Los Angeles. She posted a link to an April 2016 story from the news site The Daily Beast which carried the headline: ‘Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case:...
  • Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack

    01/14/2020 9:24:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | 01/14/2020 | Erin Banco/Asawin Suebsaeng
    2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether President Donald Trump broke the law when he told associates and attendees of his Mar-a-Lago club to expect something “big” in response to Iran’s killing of an American contractor in Iraq. The Daily Beast previously reported that Trump told allies at his Palm Beach club, that he had something “big” in the works to address Iran’s aggressive behavior in the region and that they would read about it “soon.” The president specifically mentioned to some of his associates at Mar-a-Lago that he’d been in...
  • If Trump Wins in 2020, Get Ready for President Don Jr.

    01/13/2020 9:55:21 AM PST · by Eagle Forgotten · 87 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jan. 12, 2020 | Rick Wilson
    Don Jr. [has] ... already teased about running for governor of New York or mayor of New York City, but a better bet will be a quickie relocation to Montana or some other state, at least nominally, before he launches his political career. Junior has spent a lot of time on the campaign trail and has learned the ropes. Expect to see him at the center of the Trump efforts in 2020 and as a constant presence on social media. . . . . Yes, the Imperial Trumps are here to stay. Get ready for four years of the right-wing...
  • [Nov. 12, 2019] DOJ Inspector General’s Report Into FBI Russia Probe Close to Public Release: Report

    01/05/2020 3:40:35 PM PST · by devane617 · 25 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | Julia Arciga
    The Justice Department's inspector general is reportedly close to releasing its report on the early stages of the FBI’s Russia investigation, The Associated Press reports. Those interviewed for the report and their lawyers have reportedly been invited by Inspector General Michael Horowitz to review portions of the draft report this week and next week, a move which is considered a precursor to the report's public release.