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  • [Blast From The Past]: New York Times bars reporters from MSNBC & CNN opinion shows

    10/15/2019 1:37:36 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/31/2019 | Tim Pearce
    The New York Times is clamping down on its reporters appearing on opinionated cable news shows to avoid the appearance of “bias.” The newspaper recently blocked its finance editor David Enrich from appearing on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show to talk about his reporting on President Trump’s finances and Deutsche Bank, according to according to Vanity Fair. The paper has also placed Lawrence O'Donnell’s show on MSNBC and Don Lemon’s show on CNN on its blacklist. “In deciding whether to make a radio, television or Internet appearance, a staff member should consider its probable tone and content to make sure they are...
  • 'They beat the crap out of me’: NBC director attacked by mob doing Halloween dance in Midtown

    10/16/2019 12:31:16 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 69 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Mikey Light and Thomas Tracy
    A gang of ghoulish bullies broke into a bizarre Halloween dance in front of a television director on his way to work, then pummeled the senior when he tried to walk around them, police said. John Sullivan, 72, had just gotten off the train at Sixth Ave. near W. 43rd St. about 2:20 a.m. Monday and was heading to 30 Rockefeller Center when nine people in their early 20s suddenly blocked his path. “They were circling around me, and they were pointing their fingers in my face. They’re dancing, and all of a sudden they’re punching me. They beat the...
  • Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal

    10/15/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/2019 | By Josh Lederman and Phil Helsel
    FULL TITLE: Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal,' witness tells Congress ============================================ Former national security adviser John Bolton was so disturbed by the efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents that he called it a “drug deal,” former White House official Fiona Hill reportedly told Congress on Monday. Hill, the former top Europe expert in Trump’s White House, testified that Bolton told her he wanted no part of the effort that involved acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a person in the room for Hill’s testimony...
  • Ex-GOP official and farmer: I wouldn't vote for Trump again if he walked on water

    10/15/2019 12:43:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    A former GOP county chairman and Ohio farmer said Monday he wouldn't vote for President Trump again even if the president walked on water. Chris Gibbs, the former chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, told CNBC that he feels "dubious" about the Trump administration's announced agricultural buys from China amounting to $40 billion to $50 billion amid the heated trade war between Washington and Beijing that experts say has hit farmers particularly hard. "He could come up with this $50 billion, he could walk across my pond and not get wet, and I'm still not going to vote for...
  • Giuliani Lobs Back At Bolton: If I’m A Grenade, He’s “An Atomic Bomb”

    10/15/2019 12:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Do Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump want John Bolton to offer a deposition to House Democrats? One might think that, under the circumstances, the president and his attorney might want to lower the temperature with Trump’s former national security adviser after Fiona Hill’s testimony. Instead, Giuliani wasted no time in trolling Bolton over Hill’s reports about his reaction to Giuliani’s work in Ukraine.His conversation with New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi wasn’t too bad: I asked Rudy Giuliani, “If you had to describe yourself as a weapon other than a hand grenade what weapon would you be?” Giuliani responded, “I’m...
  • The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans - Greenfield

    10/14/2019 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Oct 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Only #MeToo Stories Hollywood Will Tell Are About Republicans They’re not exposés, they’re cover-ups. Mon Oct 14, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 19 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Over 80 women accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of everything from harassment to rape. The drama of the case made the #MeToo movement go global. And you might think that there would be a movie in that. But years later, the closest we’ve come are rumors that Brad Pitt, who has his own history...
  • REPORT: Fox News Hosts Criticized, Mocked Trump During Advertiser Meeting

    10/14/2019 10:55:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Justin Caruso October 14, 2019 8:44 AM ET
    A new report about the relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox News alleges that hosts Chris Wallace and Martha MacCallum criticized and mocked Trump during a closed-door meeting last month. Fox News hosts Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Martha MacCallum attended an event in Manhattan to assure advertisers that “Trump doesn’t own” them, according to a piece published Sunday in the New York Times. The Times report continues: “‘Contrary to the opinion of some people, he’s not our boss,’ Ms. MacCallum said, marveling at Mr. Trump’s criticism of Fox News for airing interviews with Democratic presidential candidates. ‘It is...
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • Jim Cramer Says Wall Street Execs Are Panicking About Elizabeth Warren Presidency: [tr]

    09/11/2019 9:56:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2019 | Tommy Christopher
    CNBC host Jim Cramer gave Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren an unintentional boost when he said that Wall Street executives are privately telling him that “She’s got to be stopped!” On Tuesday’s edition of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Cramer told co-hosts David Faber and Dominic Chu that Wall Street executives are quaking in their boots at the prospect of a Warren presidency. He began by talking about Wells Fargo’s struggle to find a new CEO. “I still wonder what it’s like to have no CEO. In the end, I know, Elizabeth Warren don’t listen, I favor...
  • Joe Biden fights to be truth arbiter in face of Trump ads, negative stories

    10/13/2019 6:37:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2019 | Seth McLaughlin
    Campaign's attempt to berate the press, squelch stories has so far shown only modest payoff Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden has shown flimsy fealty to the facts in his own political career, but his campaign is now fighting to be the arbiter of truth, lobbying media outlets to squelch stories and refuse ads he says stretch the truth. His campaign asked networks to stop booking Trump ally Rudolph W. Giuliani and then tried to organize a boycott of a Trump campaign ad by accusing the president of lying about Mr. Biden’s actions to try to get a Ukrainian prosecutor...
  • The Only Truly Appropriate Reaction to Shep Smith’s Resignation

    10/13/2019 11:12:57 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 35 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Goodbye, Sheppie, we hardly knew ye. – Here is the only truly appropriate reaction to the news that the slimy Shep Smith has left Fox News: [gif] In all seriousness, does anyone really care that our TV screens will no longer be graced by this shrill, overwrought hack? In recent years, Smith’s only role at Fox News was to come on air and cause half the cable channel’s regular viewers to tune into OANN. The channel attempted to elevate his role a few years ago by making him the “anchor” for all...
  • Ronan Farrow: There's a 'paper trail' of 'multiple secret settlements' with women at NBC News

    10/11/2019 8:50:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/19 | Joe Concha
    Author Ronan Farrow in an interview Friday with ABC News said he has seen a paper trail of documents that show "multiple secret settlements and non-disclosures" were struck by NBC News with women making sexual misconduct allegations against former "Today" anchor Matt Lauer. Farrow's new book, "Catch and Kill," documents the Lauer case and has already made news by reporting on new allegations from one NBC News employee who alleges the former "Today" anchor raped her in a hotel room at the Sochi Olympics. Lauer has firmly denied the allegations, saying it was a consensual affair. The book is already...
  • US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

    10/10/2019 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    Associated Presstitutues via Yahoo Noose ^ | October 10, 2019 | MICHAEL BALSAMO, Reporting Sadly
    A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA facility in Virginia. He was charged with willfully disclosing national defense information. Frese, who has a top secret government security clearance, is alleged to have accessed at least five classified intelligence reports and provided top secret information about another country's weapons systems to the reporter with whom he was having a relationship.
  • Matt Lauer sexual harassment accusers to tell all in Ronan Farrow book

    09/25/2019 1:19:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | September 25, 2019 | Sara Nathan
    A group of women with fresh claims of sexual harassment against Matt Lauer has spoken out for the first time to Ronan Farrow, The Post can reveal. Farrow has also spoken to the woman whose initial complaint to NBC led to the disgraced former Todayť show anchor's firing.
  • Ronan Farrow book claims Matt Lauer raped ex-NBC staffer in Sochi hotel room: report

    10/09/2019 4:47:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 9, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils claims in a new book that Matt Lauer raped her in a hotel room in 2014, a report said Wednesday. The journalist discloses the sexual assault allegation in Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and Kill,” which describes how the former “Today” show host allegedly anally raped her in the hotel room during the network’s coverage of the Sochi Olympics, according to Variety. Nevils said she was in Sochi to work with “Today” co-anchor Meredith Vieira when the attack occurred, according to Variety, who obtained a copy of the book. She allegedly ran into Lauer during a...
  • Defense official arrested for leaking information to journalists

    10/09/2019 10:50:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 | Harper Neidig
    The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) official for allegedly leaking classified information to journalists, including one that he was apparently in a relationship with. Law enforcement officials arrested 30-year-old Henry Kyle Freese of Virginia and charged him with two counts of willful transmission of national defense information. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.
  • Republicans Vs. Screaming Anchors

    10/09/2019 4:18:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Politico posted a curious headline by senior media reporter Michael Calderone the other day: "News anchors fight back against GOP senators' refusal to condemn Trump." At this point, is it really news that "news anchors" are fighting the GOP? Calderone in this case refers to CNN's Jake Tapper and NBC's Chuck Todd. Let's address them separately. "Tapper proclaimed on Sunday that no Republican Senate or House leaders would appear on his show 'State of the Union' to defend Trump," Calderone wrote. Tapper told Calderone that "he doesn't think it should be controversial to say 'using your political office to push...
  • NBC News chief Andy Lack preyed on female employees for sex: report

    NBC News chief Andrew Lack — once accused of mishandling sexual harassment complaints at the Peacock Network — preyed on female underlings and pursued sexual relationships with them, according to one of his alleged victims. Lack’s alleged behavior is detailed in Ronan Farrow’s upcoming book, “Catch and Kill” — an excerpt of which was obtained Wednesday by The Post. In it, Jane Wallace, an anchor on CBS’s “West 57th” news show when Lack was an executive producer in the late 1980s, discussed her affair with the then-married news man. Lack, 72, a close friend of ousted “Today” show anchor Matt...
  • Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague

    10/09/2019 6:13:48 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 50 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/8/19 | Kate Aurthur and Ramin Setoodeh
    In Sochi, Nevils was tasked with working with former “Today” co-anchor Meredith Vieira, who’d been brought back to the show to do Olympics coverage. In her account, one night over drinks with Vieira at the hotel bar where the NBC News team was staying, they ran into Lauer, who joined them. At the end of the night, Nevils, who’d had six shots of vodka, ended up going to Lauer’s hotel room twice — once to retrieve her press credential, which Lauer had taken as a joke, and the second time because he invited her back. Nevils, Farrow writes, “had no...
  • NBA commissioner seeks to shift message on China with new statement

    10/08/2019 10:39:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/19 | Marty Johnson
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a new statement Tuesday as the sports league battled accusations from lawmakers in both parties that it had bowed to pressure from China in expressing regret over an executive's tweet of support for demonstrators in Hong Kong. Silver said he recognized that the league's initial statement had left people "angered, confused or unclear on who we are or what the NBA stands for," and then insisted it would continue to offer support for free expression by players and executives. At the same time, Silver made it clear the NBA would not be taking sides in...