Category: In The News

NEW ERA FOR FOX NEWS & TEAM TRUMP

Ever since Donald Trump broke-up with them, Fox News seems to be all too willing to talk smack about their ex.  Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade pushed back on President Trump’s re-election campaign secretary Wednesday after the ...

ONCE YOU CAP “BLACK” 

Baby steps Fox News.  Baby steps. Fox News Media today joined The Associated Press and other media outlets in changing its editorial style to capitalize Black when it is used as an adjective describing ...

COVID CANCELATION

Dennis Miller famously signed off his SNL Weekend Update installments  with “That’s the news… and I… am… outta here.”  It would have been pretty fortuitous for one Wyoming station to end their Friday broadcast in the same manner… ...

A NOVEL CONCEPT: FACT-CHECKING

We’ve all been there.  It’s the equation that you run through your head every single day of working in the news business – weighing speed vs triple-checking.  Do you focus on beating that deadline ...

ISRAEL BANS US CHRISTIAN STATION 

Israel has generally enjoyed a strong knit relationship with the American evangelical community.   One can’t attend the AIPAC conference without brushing shoulders with key figures of the community as well as mostly Republican ...

COVID ERA CONVENTION COVERAGE

There was a time when, for reporters covering them, party conventions meant happy hours, hotel room parties and bad decisions.  The 2020 GOP and Democratic conventions will have a different vibe this election year. According ...

ET TU DONALD?

Can it be that Fox News is not slanted far enough right for President Trump‘s pleasure? It’s not the first time that the president has lashed out about the network, but this time he ...

GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT!

To kid or not to kid? THAT is the question. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spent all day defending President Trump‘s comments regarding slowing-down Covid-19 testing, saying they were made “in jest.”   ...

CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER 86’d

Well, the President must be crestfallen.    According to Deadline, the White House Correspondents’ Association canceled its plans for its annual dinner, which had been planned for late August. “We still hope to have ...

THE FENCE HAS BEEN BUILT!

No, no no.. not THAT fence.   CNN!  CNN has seemingly erected a fence around a significant portions of it’s Atlanta headquarters. About three weeks ago, protests at CNN’s doorstep resulted in minor damage ...

ANOTHER SLICE OF PAI

The FCC has approved 100% foreign ownership of U.S. broadcast properties, overturning a long-standing 25% limit, which is quite the jump.  This means that the likes of China, Russia or theoretically any other foreign ...

REPORTER TRIES TO STOP ARREST

This is more than multitasking as a reporter in Los Angeles tried to intervene in what she viewed as wrongful arrest while reporting the story. According to Yahoo News, police arrested black business owners ...

CNN INCREASINGLY BECOMING THE NEWS

Having just celebrated its 40th birthday, CNN may look a little different than it did in 1980.  Perhaps there are less sideburns but much more “breaking news.” Coming upon the halfway point of 2020, CNN is making headlines in more ...

LATEST HEADS TO ROLL AT CBS

Veteran sports anchor Lesley Van Arsdall was one of more than a dozen staffers this week to fall victim to cutbacks within the news operation at CBS3-Philadelphia. Also ousted were Chandler Lutz, the morning ...

HARASSED BY ASSES

A reporter was allegedly harassed for wearing a mask outside an Albany, Minn., tavern’s reopening that turned into a protest following a judge’s move to impose a restraining order keeping the bar shut according ...

NEWS OVERLOAD GOT YA DOWN?

They don’t have a name for it yet, but the American Psychological Association says too much coronavirus news exposure may be bad for your health.  We’re pitching “Coronatigue” but have not heard back.  The WHO says to ...

FAKE NEWS OR FREE SPEECH?

Two major trade groups are siding with Fox Corp. in an effort to shut-down a lawsuit in Washington state. The request came from both the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Internet & Television ...

UMM, WHAT HAPPENED TO CBS NEWS?

CBS Evening News did not air as scheduled in east coast markets Tuesday night because of technical difficulties. “.@CBSNews is currently experiencing technical difficulties,” the show tweeted. “We will bring you the CBS Evening News ...

TRUMP SUGGESTION FOR CBS

President Donald Trump was so bothered by Norah O’Donnell’s 60 Minutes interviewee with coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright, that he sent a very public (3-part) message to ViacomCBS chairwoman Shari Redstone.  ….spews lies. @60Minutes report was ...

MUIR SERVES MEATBALLS TO TRUMP

Both David Muir and Donald Trump were playing with house money heading into the interview.  Muir already has the highest rated show in news, ABC‘s World News Tonight averaging 10.5 million viewers and the ...

DON’T GET TOO COMFY MR. LACK

Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, uncovers new allegations regarding recently terminated NBC News chief Andrew Lack according to Vulture.com. Lack himself is the man accused of mishandling sexual-harassment complaints at the company. He ...

OHIO PROTESTER BERATES REPORTER

While covering the protests at Ohio’s Capitol, WCMH-TV’s Adrienne Robbins was verbally attacked and reportedly sprayed with saliva by an angry demonstrator. The woman accused Robbins of falsifying reports on the COVID-19 crisis and refused back away, adhering ...

TRUMP TARGETS ANCHORS

Petulant Twitter tirades aren’t anything different for Donald Trump.  He was up late Wednesday night venting about the negative press of his administration’s coronavirus response.  But as opposed to attacking “fake news” and the ...

SIX FEET NOT ENOUGH FOR KTLA

KTLA’s anchors are not participating in this whole work-from-home movement.  According to BroadcastingCable.com, they’re still reporting from their station in Los Angeles. To compensate for the non-quarantined news delivery, they’ve added two feet and are staying ...

TRUMP THREATENS LIKE A FOX

If you can’t stand the heat, get outta the White House. According to Deadline.com, President Trump has threatened to end all White House coronavirus task force press briefings because of “hostile questions.” At this ...

KTRK ANCHOR HOSPITALIZED

ABC13 KTRK in Houston is reporting that anchor Dave Ward has been hospitalized with an infection -this according to mikemcuff.com. The station says that tests for COVID-19 came back negative. “Dave loves Houston, and ...

KNIFE PULLED ON NEWS TEAM

A 36-year-old man pulleda knife Friday on a television news team covering an anti-lockdown protest in Huntington Beach, California, the Los Angeles Times reported. Christien Francis Petersen of Costa Mesa has been jailed on ...

OLIVER TAKES DOWN FOX NEWS

HBO’s John Oliver launched a signature diatribe against Fox News, and their coverage of the COVID-19 global pandemic, coverage this weekend.   Sadly but truly, the difference between Oliver’s coverage of Fox News and ...

TRUMP TO CNN: YOU’RE PATHETIC

The president didn’t exactly mince words. During a recent White House Coronavirus Taskforce (cape color to be announced soon) press conference, the president dedicated a portion of the time that Americans are looking for ...

GOING ROGUE AT CNN

There is a certain amount of freedom and responsibility that goes into being the person who crafts the chyrons.   In some newsrooms, there is a predetermined collection of banners from which the writer ...

TRUMP TO WHO: DROP DEAD

President Trump used his Monday press conference to: Show a film that can widely be considered propaganda as it chronicled his administration’s actions and reactions in the coronavirus pandemic, yet let out the entire ...

WHITE HOUSE VS VOICE OF AMERICA

The White House is on the attack.  The target however is not “Fake news CNN,” or “the do-nothing democrats.”  The surprise attack came against the congressionally funded Voice of America, the U.S. broadcaster that ...

AMERICA RATES CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

54% of Americans rate the media’s response to the coronavirus outbreak positively according to the Pew Research Center and a survey conducted March 19-24.  Specifically, those U.S. adults have classified the job of the ...

TEGNA VS. SOOHYUNG KIM

It’s a quit the fracas between TEGNA and shareholder Standard General, led by Soohyung Kim, the financial group demanding seats on the company’s Board of Directors. The action has heated up with both parties pitching shareholders ...

FACTS MATTER, JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY

Thirteen fact-checking organizations around the world have two reasons to celebrate this April 2. It is the International Fact-Checking Day and their projects have been selected to receive flash grants to help fight misinformation ...

CBS NEWS ACKNOWLEDGES ERROR

During a report about an overflowing and overwhelmed New York City Hospital, CBS News ran footage that wasn’t shot in the Big Apple, but rather the big boot. CBS News has acknowledged that alarming ...

COVID-19 CLAIMS A CBS EXEC

Sadly, there is yet another media figure who has succumbed to COVID-19. Maria Mercader, an award-winning journalist for CBS News, passed away on Sunday from coronavirus. The Manhattan-based reporter and news producer was 54. ...

HOW STATIONS ARE COPING PT. 1

Remote offices, more field and home anchoring. Starting this morning, Robin Roberts will begin telecommuting, hosting ABC’s “Good Morning America” from her home as the coronavirus spreads. Anchors are social distancing in the studio ...

MIA AT 30 ROCK

“Today” hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin were absent from the morning show Monday after an employee who works on the show’s third hour tested positive for the coronavirus, host Savannah Guthrie announced. Guthrie ...

CBS SHUTS DOWN NY OFFICE

CBS News shut down its New York City headquarters for cleaning and disinfecting on Wednesday after two of its employees tested positive for coronavirus. Employees will be asked to work remotely for the next two ...

CARLSON CALLS OUT TRUMP

While some of his colleagues have downplayed coronavirus fears, Tucker Carlson over the last few weeks has taken a much different approach. And that approach was on full display Monday night when Carlson seemed ...