Category: In The News

TO MUTE OR NOT TO MUTE

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will have their microphones muted during portions of the second and final presidential debate on Thursday night, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday ...

TAPPER SLAMS FOX NEWS

If a conspiracy theory goes mainstream, when does it not become a conspiracy theory?   How about when the most watched cable news network perpetuates it? CNN anchor Jake Tapper harshly criticized Fox News and ...

JUST NOT SYCOPHANTIC ENOUGH

President Donald Trump is ramping up his attacks against Fox News and promoting its competitors as he returns to the campaign trail following a COVID-19 diagnosis – according to the Hollywood Reporter. “@FoxNews allows ...

BELIEVE IT WHEN YOU SEE IT

The acting director of the Voice of America said Monday night that he would reject any outside or political pressure on his newsroom’s coverage following news reports that two pro-Trump political appointees at the ...

ANOTHER FACEBOOK FAIL

Not in my book Zuck.  A lie is a lie. Facebook has had nearly four years since the tumultuous 2016 election cycle, when fake news ran rampant on the service, to come up with ...

THINK BEFORE YOU HIT “SEND”

According to KETV in Omaha, Nebraska, a former local meteorologist has been found guilty after police say he leveled threats against Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour. Ronald G. Penzkowski pleaded no contest ...

NEWS CREW ESCAPES DRIVE-BY

While Miami Local 10′s Terrell Forney and his videographer Nick Lupo were reporting live outside of the Village Flea Market and Mall in West Little River, they narrowly escaped gunshots from a drive by ...

JUST THE FACTS MA’AM

Consumer trust in mainstream news was already wobbly well before the calendar flipped to 2020. But with the presidential election looming — and the White House occupant continuously working to discredit news organizations — ...

SNAP HAS THE SCOOP

Telemundo is launching PolitiQUÉ, a short-form series in English urging young viewers to register and vote, Thursday on Snapchat’s Discover page – according to NextTV. The series, produced by Noticias Telemundo, is part of the ...

COKIE ROBERTS TO ENTER HALL OF FAME

Cokie Roberts, the trailblazing political reporter and analyst for National Public Radio and ABC News, will be inducted posthumously in the Radio Hall of Fame. Roberts, who died of breast cancer last year, was among the winners announced today ...

“THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING”

In an internal memo to Fox News staffers, obtained by TheWrap, CEO Suzanne Scott laid out the network’s plan for the Republican and Democratic conventions, telling employees, “America and the world will be watching.” ...

BLOOMBERG LP FACES SEX SUIT

Bloomberg LP is again being accused of discriminating against women, and now against non-white staff members, according to a new lawsuit. Nafeesa Syeed, who worked as a national security reporter and Middle East reporter ...

SUMNER REDSTONE DEAD AT 97

Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who coined the term “Content is King,” as he created one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, died Tuesday at 97. Redstone, a graduate of Boston Latin ...

SHUFFLE AT THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

  Tensions are high in the newsroom of the Chicago Tribune.  According to RobertFeder, staffers are bracing for a sweeping reorganization of the editorial operation. In an email to employees, editor-in-chief Colin McMahon and ...

THE ABCs OF CONVENTION COVERAGE

ABC News announced plans for its coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions, including one hour of primetime coverage on the broadcast network, and more extensive coverage on its streaming site ABC News Live, ...

YOUR NEWS SOURCE MATTERS…

So what will the deciding factor be this November?  The economy? Civil Rights? Maybe something different – the handling of a pandemic? Well, according to a study cited on MediaPost, it turns out the ...

DON’T BE PICKING ON COTTON

Watching Brian Kilmeade interview Tom Cotton is a necessary evil.  This much is for certain.   Other “necessities” are apparently up for debate if you ask Cotton. Accordong to Yahoo News, the hosts of Fox & ...

SINCLAIR TOES THE ADMINISTRATION LINE

Sinclair has had to continuously overcome a reputation of slanting conservative.   Coverage like this will not help. According to Media Matters, two reports from Sinclair Broadcast Group covering the Trump administration’s deployment of ...

SPOTLIGHT ON BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

According to RobertFeder.com, Terrell Brown, morning news anchor at WLS-Channel 7, will devote a segment of the ABC-owned station’s 11 a.m. newscast every day next week to a series of live interviews with Black-owned business owners in the ...

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 ...