Tag Archives: journalism

Fox Backs CNN’s Suit Over Jim Acosta’s Credentials

Business Insider reports: Fox News has thrown its support behind CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration to win back White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials, in a stunning move for the cable news network whose on-air personalities have often criticized both CNN and Acosta. Fox News president Jay Wallace said in a statement that the company will file an …

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CNN Sues Trump Over Jim Acosta’s WH Credentials

CNN reports: CNN is filing a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House.  The lawsuit is a response to the White House’s suspension of Acosta’s press pass, known as a Secret Service “hard pass,” last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and …

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White House Bans CNN Reporter Jim Acosta, Shares Clip Doctored By Infowars “Proving” He Assaulted Intern

NBC News reports: Acosta tweeted Wednesday night that he was denied access when he tried to enter the White House. He added in another tweet that he didn’t “blame” the U.S. Secret Service agent who stopped him. “I know he’s just doing his job,” Acosta wrote. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later issued a statement that said the reporter’s “hard pass” …

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Wall Street Journal Blasted For “Rape Joke” Headline

Vox reports: “Susan Collins Consents” reads the headline of the editorial, which WSJ published on Friday evening after Collins on the Senate floor announced she would indeed vote for Kavanaugh after weeks of deliberation. The text of the editorial makes clear that the “consent” reference is actually tied to the Senate’s role in providing “advice and consent” to the president …

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Reporter Fired For Wearing MAGA Hat At Trump Rally

Buzzfeed News reports: A reporter for an NBC affiliate in Minnesota was fired Friday, one day after he was spotted wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while covering a Trump rally for the local TV station. Jim Bunner, a multimedia journalist with KTTC, was covering the political rally Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was spotted outside the Mayo …

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New York City’s Legendary Village Voice Shutters

Gothamist reports: Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories. “Today is kind of a sucky day,” Barbey told the staff, according to audio obtained by Gothamist. “Due to, basically, business …

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Over 20 Guns, Hundreds Of Ammo Rounds Found At Home Of Man Who Vowed To Kill Journalists [VIDEO]

Courthouse News reports: California man who made a series of calls to the offices of The Boston Globe threatening to kill journalists was ordered released on bond by a federal judge Thursday despite the objections of prosecutors who painted him as a danger to his community. While waiting to be called before Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams, 68-year-old Robert Chain sat …

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Trump Rants Against “Opposition Party Fake Media” As Hundreds Of Newspapers Jointly Denounce His Attacks

The Associated Press reports: Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. They did across the …

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Trump Rally Pastor Prays Against “Jungle Journalism”

Newsweek reports: A pastor speaking at President Donald Trump’s rally called for God to protect the U.S. President from what he defined as “jungle journalism.” Leading the invocation during a rally on Saturday night in Ohio, Gary Click, a pastor and member of the Ohio GOP’s State Central Committee, launched a scathing attack against the Fourth Estate. “Tonight, I pray …

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Trump Escalates Attack On Press: They Can Cause War

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday dug ratcheted up his attacks on the news media as the “enemy of the people,” saying they “can also cause war.” He accused journalists in an early morning tweet of “purposely” causing “division and distrust” in the country. Trump has feuded with the media continuously throughout his presidency, labeling negative coverage “fake news.” …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Repeatedly Refuses To Say Journalists Are Not “The Enemy Of The People” [VIDEO]

Heavy reports: On Thursday afternoon during a White House briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refused to respond when reporters asked if “the press was the enemy of the people.” According to Aaron Blake, senior political reporter for The Washington Post, Sanders was asked three separate times if she thought the press was the enemy of the people, and …

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NYT Publisher: Trump Boasted About Popularizing “Fake News” Phrase, Cited Countries That Suppress Media

Yesterday afternoon Trump tweeted about a previously off-the-record meeting with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, prompting Sulzberger to issue a statement discounting Trump’s account of the meeting. That, of course, sent Glorious Leader into a raging tweetstorm in which he accused the nation’s newspapers of being “unpatriotic.” Today, we have a follow-up. The New York Times reports: In a …

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NYT Publisher Rejects Trump’s Account Of Meeting: I Told Him His “Enemy” Language Endangers Journalists

Just in from New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger: My main purpose for accepting the meeting was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric. I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous. I told him that although the phrase “fake news” is untrue and harmful, I am …

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Trump Has Repeatedly Sought To Ban Reporters

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has sought repeatedly to punish journalists for the way they ask him questions, directing White House staff to ban those reporters from covering official events or to revoke their press credentials, according to several current and former administration officials. At various moments throughout his presidency, Trump has vented angrily to aides about what he …

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NY Daily News Slashes Half Of Its Newsroom Staff

NBC News reports: The New York Daily News announced on Monday plans to eliminate half of its newsroom as part of a broader effort to refocus the newspaper. Daily News staff was notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company’s human resources department that also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on …

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Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Dies At Age 64

The Bismarck Tribune reports: Longtime broadcaster Ed Schultz has died, multiple sources say. Sources say that Schultz died of natural causes. He was 64. Schultz started his broadcast career in TV and radio in Fargo in the early 1980s, including time as sports director at WDAY-TV in Fargo. He went on to host a show at MSNBC and most recently …

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Trump Rejects Mayor’s Request To Lower White House Flags In Memory Of Victims Of Capital Gazette Shooting

The Capital Gazette reports: President Donald Trump has declined a request from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley to lower American flags in honor of the fatal shooting of five employees of The Capital newspaper last week. “Obviously, I’m disappointed, you know? … Is there a cutoff for tragedy?” Buckley said Monday afternoon. “This was an attack on the press. It was …

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ABC News Apologizes For Botched Manafort Graphic

Deadline reports: ABC News has apologized for the botched graphic that appeared at the bottom of the screen during its coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would sign an executive order ending his baby-snatching southern border policy, while sticking with the “zero tolerance” strategy. As Trump was talking, ABC viewers could read, at bottom of screen, “President Trump: …

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