Trump Security Council Hire Monica Crowley Resigns Post To Spend More Time With Her Plagiarizing


CNN reports: Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley is stepping away from her appointment to a senior communications role in Donald Trump’s incoming administration, CNN confirms. The move comes after CNN’s KFile uncovered multiple instances of plagiarism in her 2012 book, her columns for the Washington Times, and her 2000 Ph.D. dissertation for Columbia University. Crowley was slated to ...

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Trump Team Pitched To Drug Test White House Press


The New York Post reports: One proposal on dealing with the media that was pitched to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team calls for drug testing the White House press corps. Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media were a cornerstone of his campaign and last week he called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage,” but forcing reporters to undergo random drug ...

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Buzzfeed Editor Defends #PissGate Leak [VIDEO]


CNN reports: BuzzFeed’s editor in chief says his organization is “proud” of its decision to publish unverified memos alleging that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about President-elect Donald Trump. “We thought that it was important, when you have a blanket claim like he was compromised by Russian intelligence, to share the details,” Ben Smith told CNN’s Brian ...

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CNN Team Gangbangs Trump And His Crew Of Liars For Their “Fact-Free” Relentless Idiocy [VIDEO]


It was SO enjoyable to watch this last night. Via Mediaite: If you were wondering how CNN would proceed after being trashed by President-elect Donald Trump and his advisors this week, the first 15 minutes of AC360 should make it very clear. The quartet of Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta (the reporter who Trump fought with) ...

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GOP Rep Who Compared Obama To Hitler Demands CNN Reporter Be Fired For Disrespecting Trump


Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: A day after Donald Trump shouted down CNN reporter Jim Acosta at his first “press conference” since July and accused his network of providing “fake news,” a Republican Congressman is demanding that Acosta be fired. Two years ago to the day, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) made national news for a tweet comparing the president ...

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Conway Lies Repeatedly During Heated Exchange On CNN, Anderson Cooper Won’t Have It [VIDEO]


Anderson was NOT having it. Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway and Anderson Cooper got into a massive heated back-and-forth tonight [last night] over CNN’s report last night on Trump being briefed about supposed “compromising” information against him. Cooper expressed his frustration that Sean Spicer appeared to be conflating CNN’s report with BuzzFeed’s, which included a dossier on that alleged Russian disinformation, ...

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Fox News Host Shep Smith Defends CNN: No Journalist Should Ever Be Belittled By The President [VIDEO]


Surprising and welcome. The Huffington Post reports: Smith said, on behalf of Fox News, that CNN followed “journalistic standards” in the report it published ― which was “distinctly different” from BuzzFeed’s. CNN’s story, unlike Buzzfeed’s, did not include the full, unedited dossier of unverified allegations made about Trump’s ties to Russia. Smith added that no journalists should be treated in ...

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CNN Hits Back At Trump’s “Fake News” Attack [VIDEO]


Via Mediaite: During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they ...

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REPORT: Monica Crowley Also Plagiarized Her Columns


From CNN’s KFile team: Monica Crowley, Donald Trump’s pick for a senior national security communications role, plagiarized multiple sources in some of her columns for the Washington Times, a CNN KFile review has found. CNN’s KFile reviewed close to 50 of Crowley’s columns over the past five years, finding examples of plagiarism in seven. Crowley is a columnist for the ...

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Publisher Yanks Monica Crowley’s Plagiarized Book


The New York Times reports: HarperCollins is withdrawing the digital edition of Monica Crowley’s 2012 book “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” from retailers, after evidence of plagiarism. Its decision to recall the book comes after a report by CNN that Ms. Crowley, a conservative columnist and TV personality who was chosen by President-elect Donald J. Trump for a high-ranking communications ...

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REPORT: Fox News Secretly Settled Six-Figure Sexual Harassment Suit Against Host Bill “Falafel” O’Reilly


The New York Daily News reports: After getting hit with a slew of sexual harassment claims last year, Fox News quietly settled for hundreds of thousands of dollars after a host accused Bill O’Reilly of frequently making inappropriate phone calls and once trying to forcefully kiss her, a recent report claims. Juliet Huddy, who used to be a regular on ...

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Greta Van Susteren Launches MSNBC Show [VIDEO]


Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren launched her new MSNBC show tonight with John McCain and Reince Preibus as her first guests. Watch below as McCain discusses the need to protect against more cyber attacks from Russia during the Trump administration and slams Obama for “talking like a high-schooler” when discussing his conversations with Vladimir Putin.

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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Spawns Avalanche Of Donations To Journalism Non-Profit [VIDEO]


Money Magazine reports: Donations are pouring in to the Committee to Protect Journalists after Meryl Streep urged viewers to support the non-profit at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement to denounce President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter in 2015. She went on to encourage the ...

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CNN’s KFile Exposes Trump Hire And Fox Host Monica Crowley For Plagiarizing “Large Sections” Of Latest Book


CNN reports: Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found. The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, “What The (Bleep) Just Happened,” found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with ...

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Rachel Maddow: Trump Is “Blatantly, Overtly, And Bluntly” Flat-Out Lying About Hacking Report [VIDEO]


Last night Rachel Maddow called Donald Trump an outright liar over and over again. It was a beautiful thing. Mediaite recaps: What really got the MSNBC host’s blood boiling is that it was apparent that “our new president will flat out lie to us.” Her basis for that statement was over Trump’s declaration following the meeting that Russian efforts to ...

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Wikileaks Threatens To Dox Verified Twitter Users


The tech world is rightfully freaking out. Via Ars Technica: A Friday Twitter post from Wikileaks’ official “task force” declared intent to build a publicly searchable database revolving around a particular group of people: verified Twitter accounts. The task force neither clarified where this information would come from, nor did it clarify its reasons for mulling such a project. On ...

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Rachel Maddow Jokes That Her First Question To Trump Would Be Whether He’ll Send Her “To A Camp” [VIDEO]


The Hill reports: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joked Wednesday that if President-elect Donald Trump were to appear on her show, her first question would be whether she will be sent “to a camp.” Maddow — host of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” MSNBC’s highest-rated program — was a guest on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.” “If you booked Donald ...

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Former Fox Host Greta Van Susteren Joins MSNBC


Deadline reports: Former Fox News Channel star Greta Van Susteren is joining MSNBC, to host For the Record with Greta, weeknights at 6 PM ET on the NBC News cable news network. The program will debut on Monday, January 9, based in Washington, D.C. Van Susteren replaces the timeslot of Bloomberg’s political television show With All Due Respect, which ended ...

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Tucker Carlson Gets Megyn Kelly’s Fox News Time Slot


The New York Times reports: Tucker Carlson, the veteran cable television host and conservative writer, will succeed Megyn Kelly in the coveted 9 p.m. slot on Fox News, solidifying the network’s right-wing identity in prime time as it prepares to cover the administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. The move, announced on Thursday, comes just weeks after Mr. Carlson, a ...

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REPORT: Fox News Offered Megyn Kelly $100M To Stay


Mediaite reports: Mediaite has learned that Fox News offered Megyn Kelly even more than has generally been reported, a whopping $100 million package to stay put at the network and continue hosting her highly-rated prime time cable news show. A source close to Kelly says the offer, which included $25 million per year for four years, came directly from Lachlan ...

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