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Three CNN Workers Fired For Coming In Unvaccinated

The New York Times reports: CNN said on Thursday that it had fired three employees who violated its coronavirus safety protocols by going to the office unvaccinated, one of the first known examples of a major American corporation’s terminating workers for ignoring a workplace vaccination mandate. CNN had said this year that employees would need to be vaccinated against the …

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US Probes Reported Leak At Chinese Nuclear Plant

CNN reports: The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an “imminent radiological threat,” according to US officials and documents reviewed by CNN. The warning included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising …

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CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin Discusses Zoom-Wanking Incident

CNN reports: Jeffrey Toobin returned to CNN as the network’s chief legal analyst on Thursday, eight months after he exposed himself during a Zoom call with colleagues at The New Yorker. “I feel like we should address what’s happened in the months since we’ve seen you,” Alison Camerota said. She summarized the situation and said, “To quote Jay Leno, ‘What …

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Santorum Blames Firing By CNN On “Cancel Culture”

Mediaite reports: Santorum started Monday night by telling Hannity that he gives CNN some credit for keeping him on as a contributor for a few years, saying there was pressure to fire him for a while, but said the network dropping him is “disappointing.” “One of the things I’m concerned about is you get savaged by telling the truth and …

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CNN Finally Fires Rick Santorum For Racist Comments

The Daily Beast reports: CNN finally fired Rick Santorum, nearly a month after the former Pennsylvania Senator made racist, pro-colonization comments about Native Americans at an event for young conservatives. “We birthed a nation from nothing, I mean nothing was here,” Santorum said on April 26. “I mean, yes, we have Native Americans, but candidly, there isn’t much Native American …

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Mega Merger: AT&T And Discovery Announce Deal

The Washington Post reports: AT&T announced Monday that it plans to combine its entertainment and media company with Discovery Inc. in a deal that would create a TV, film and streaming behemoth featuring more than a half dozen top cable networks plus Warner Bros. studio and other properties. If approved by federal regulators, the deal would create a top new …

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Nunes Lawyer Must Pay $21K For “Frivolous” CNN Suit

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge in Maryland this week followed through on a previous warning to sanction a lawyer best known for representing Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) in a series of failed defamation lawsuits against media companies, saying the lawyer’s latest case against CNN was “frivolous” in nature. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennet, an appointee of George W. …

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Santorum On Native American Comments: I Misspoke

The Hill reports: Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) in an interview late Monday said he “misspoke” during recent remarks dismissing the influence of Native American culture on the U.S. Santorum, a senior political commentator at CNN, appeared on the network to discuss the comments, which sparked criticism late last month. “This seemed like you were trying to erase diversity,” host …

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Fox Runs Anti-Cuomo Promo On Brother’s CNN Show

Mediaite reports: Fox Nation, Fox News Media’s subscription-based streaming service, will debut a new special, The Collapse of Cuomo, that focuses on the scandals swirling around Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), and they’re promoting it with an ad running on his brother Chris Cuomo’s CNN program, Mediaite can exclusively report. The 30-second ad will be running on Cuomo Prime Time, as …

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Rick Santorum Faces Furor For Comments On Native Americans: Christians “Birthed A Nation From Nothing”

USA Today reports: CNN political commentator Rick Santorum is in hot water after making comments about Native American culture and the lack of it in America. Last week, Santorum gave a speech about “birthing a nation from nothing” at the Standing Up For Faith & Freedom Conference for the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative youth organization. A video clip from …

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Flynn’s Family Sues CNN For $75M Over QAnon Report

The Daily Beast reports: Michael Flynn’s brother and sister-in-law have sued CNN for $75 million, according to documents filed in New York federal court. The former national security adviser’s relatives, Jack and Leslie Flynn, accuse the cable network of defamation and invasion of privacy. They claim that CNN falsely painted them as followers of the QAnon mass conspiracy theory in …

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Court Boots Devin Nunes’s $435M Suit Against CNN

Deadline reports: A federal judge has dismissed a $435 million libel suit that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) filed against CNN, rejecting his claim that he was defamed over a report on his contacts with a Ukrainian prosecutor. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain wrote in her opinion that Nunes failed to demand a retraction from CNN, a key element in …

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BOOTED: Nunes Aide’s Defamation Suit Against CNN

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge the District of Maryland on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit that Rep. Devin Nunes‘s senior aide Derek Harvey filed against CNN, former Rudy Giuliani business associate Lev Parnas, and Parnas’s lawyer Joseph Bondy. Judge Richard Bennett, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that the defamation action failed to state a claim against CNN. …

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Biden To Hold First Post-Election Town Hall In Wisconsin

The New York Times reports: President Biden will travel to Milwaukee on Tuesday to participate in a CNN town hall event, his first substantive trip outside of Washington since assuming office at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has substantially limited presidential travel. CNN said in a statement that Anderson Cooper will moderate the town hall event, which will be …

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CNN To Shutter Its Airport Network On March 31st

Deadline reports: CNN will cease its Airport Network, which provided news feeds to airport monitors across the country. CNN President Jeff Zucker wrote in a memo that the network would cease as of March 31. “The steep decline in airport traffic because of COVID-19, coupled with all the new ways that people are consuming content on their personal devices, has …

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Trump Judge Tosses Trump’s Libel Suit Against CNN

Law & Crime reports: A Donald Trump-appointed federal judge on Thursday dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by the president’s re-election campaign, which alleged that CNN intentionally published false statements about the administration’s solicitation of election assistance from foreign governments. The decision marks yet another legal defeat for the president in the week since he lost the election to Democratic challenger …

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“Fake News” CNN Wins Election Week Ratings Battle

Axios reports: CNN edged Fox News among total viewers for election week, averaging 5.9 million to Fox’s 5.7 million and MSNBC’s 4.6 million, AP reports. The state of play: The election, which saw record voter turnout, had networks competing for viewers as states were called. Fox viewers tuned out Joe Biden’s victory speech on Saturday night: CNN drew 13.5 million …

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CNN Brutally Shades Nutbag Trump Cultist Kirstie Alley

Mediaite reports: CNN responded Friday after Kirstie Alley accused the network of fear-mongering about the coronavirus pandemic. “I now Know why my personal friends who walk around in SHEER TERROR of contracting Covid are simply CNN viewers!” Alley tweeted. “I decided to watch CNN myself to get a their viewpoint and oh my God DID I EVER!!!!” The official CNN …

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Lawyer Larry Klayman Sues CNN For Defamation

Law & Crime reports: Conservative attorney Larry Klayman filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing “rabidly anti-Trump” CNN of defaming him in order to defame his client Dr. Judy Mikovits by association—and to “protect” Dr. Anthony Fauci. Klayman alleges that, in the initial article, Oliver Darcy defamed him by writing, “Larry Klayman, a right-wing lawyer, (who) has a history of pushing …

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CNN Sees Biggest Audience In Its 40-Year History

This will surely enrage Trump: An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd’s death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the network’s 40-year history. CNN’s weekday prime-time audience of 1.95 million was up 120% over the same period last year, Nielsen said. Fox News, which has …

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