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Newt: Media Missed Trump's 'Titanic' Foreign Policy Shift

Former speaker says Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia was unlike any before it

(Newser) - The media must have been otherwise occupied when President Trump gave a "historic speech" in Saudi Arabia this week, because they missed what Newt Gingrich writes in the Washington Post was the "real drama of the moment: a titanic shift in US foreign policy occurring right before their... More »

Rebel Wilson Breaks Down in Court in Defamation Suit

Actress sobs on stand, accuses magazine of printing lies about her

(Newser) - Rebel Wilson told a courtroom Wednesday that she's not a "glamorous actress" like other Australian exports such as Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett, and thus had to work harder to make her name in Hollywood. She's now alleging that all her hard work was nearly thrown away... More »

Reports: Fox Plans 'Offensive' Bid for Tribune Media

Sinclair Broadcasting has its eye on the company, too

(Newser) - One of the nation's largest television broadcasting companies may have competing suitors: Today's media scuttlebutt centers around Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations. Reports say Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and the private equity firm Blackstone are readying a bid for the company, with Blackstone ponying... More »

After Controversial Ivanka Quip, Fox Host Is on 'Vacation'

Critics call Jesse Watters' comments on first daughter lewd, though he denies

(Newser) - Under fire for remarks about first daughter Ivanka Trump that critics are calling sexually suggestive, Fox host Jesse Watters made the surprise announcement that he’s taking a break. The move comes just three days after his show, The Five, landed a prime-time spot, notes the Hill . "I'm... More »

Media's Reaction to Syrian Strike Feels Like Déjà Vu

'Are we really doing this again?'

(Newser) - After President Trump's strikes on Syria this week, praise from the usually antagonistic media "flowed like wedding champagne," Margaret Sullivan writes for the Washington Post . It poured in from CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and MSNBC. Trump "became president," followed his... More »

Breitbart Editor Explains His Wiretapping Story

Joel Pollak wrote piece after hearing radio's Mark Levin lay out theory

(Newser) - As the Trump wiretapping hubbub continues to hover, NBC's Chuck Todd has offered some insight on where the president may have come up with his theory. On Wednesday's Meet the Press Daily, Todd chatted with Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak , author of a connect-the-dots piece on the site... More »

Anonymous Source of Scoop? Looks Like You-Know-Who

BuzzFeed says Trump was quoted as 'senior' official

(Newser) - President Trump scolded the media last week for using anonymous sources in stories—they "shouldn't be allowed," he said —but BuzzFeed reports that the president allowed himself to be quoted as one on Tuesday. It came during a meeting with TV news anchors, when the president... More »

Jon Stewart to Media: 'Stop Your Whining'

Time to get over Trump, he advises on Stephen Colbert show

(Newser) - Jon Stewart made another guest appearance on Stephen Colbert's show Monday night, and while he dished plenty of scorn toward President Trump—"Trump lies more in one press conference than CNN does in a year, and this is coming from a guy, who as you know, hates CNN"... More »

White House Keeps 9 News Outlets Out of Press Briefing

CNN, New York Times are out; Breitbart and Washington Times are in

(Newser) - "Nothing like this has ever happened," the executive editor of the New York Times said in a statement. On Friday, the White House barred the NYT, BuzzFeed, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico from attending a closed-door press briefing with Sean Spicer. The Hill reports it was... More »

McCain: Silencing Media Is 'How Dictators Get Started’

Senator rips Trump as top White House aide says 'bogus stories' must be taken seriously

(Newser) - John McCain assessed President Trump's assertion that the "media is the enemy of the American People" with a blunt pronouncement: "That's how dictators get started," he told Meet the Press, per the Washington Post . "In other words, a consolidation of power," said the... More »

Trump: Media Is 'Enemy of the American People'

Rant wins praise from Beijing

(Newser) - President Trump stepped up his attacks Friday on the news media, which he declared to be an "enemy of the American People." The Washington Post reports that afterTrump initially named the New York Times, NBC, and CNN and described them as "SICK," a revised tweet added... More »

White House Lists 78 'Underreported' Terror Attacks

It includes San Bernardino, Paris

(Newser) - President Trump accused the "very, very dishonest press" Monday of not wanting to report ISIS attacks in Europe. "They have their reasons, you understand that," he said, speaking to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, the headquarters of US Central Command. The White House later... More »

Media Screwup on Trump Story Is a Troubling Sign

It shows how poisoned relations are with the White House

(Newser) - One of the many executive orders rolled out by President Trump involved changes at the National Security Council. The big development, accurately reported, is that Trump adviser Steve Bannon now has a regular role with the panel. But the media botched a second part of the order, writes Jackson Diehl... More »

Trump Slams 'Hostile' Media on Hannity

Also calls Madonna 'disgusting,' says he thinks Obama likes him

(Newser) - One night after sitting down for his first one-on-one interview as president with ABC News, Donald Trump granted Sean Hannity the same privilege at the White House Thursday evening, and he offered as many ear-perking nuggets as he had the day before. Still on his radar, per Deadline : the "... More »

White House Strategist: Media Should Shut Up

Media now the 'opposition party,' Steve Bannon says

(Newser) - White House strategist Steve Bannon granted the New York Times an interview this week, and the main topic appears to have been how much he hates the New York Times and the rest of the news media. "The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut... More »

Journalists' Open Letter to Trump: Bring It On

Ban access? 'It's a challenge we relish'

(Newser) - If Donald Trump wants to limit reporters' access to his administration, well, that's OK with reporters. In an open letter to the president-elect in the Columbia Journalism Review , the collective press corps reminds Trump that while he can set ground rules for dealing with journalists, they've got a... More »

Journalism Doomed Under Trump? Just the Opposite

Jack Shafer sees a 'journalistic spring' in the offing

(Newser) - Donald Trump berated CNN and BuzzFeed at his news conference last week, just the latest of his hostile encounters with journalists. Now there's even talk of moving the White House press corps to less prestigious digs. With advisers such as Newt Gingrich advocating that he "close down the... More »

Is the Press Getting Kicked Out of the White House?

Trump rep calls press 'opposition party,' Priebus says it's about space, but no decision

(Newser) - Could reporters covering White House goings-on soon be relegated to standing in front of the fence, much like the New York Times describes reporters in the 1890s? A report published Saturday night by Esquire suggested a move of some sort, with three senior transition team officials telling the magazine discussions... More »

Fox Reveals Megyn Kelly's Replacement

Tucker Carlson will fill 9pm time slot

(Newser) - Sorry, Trish Regan . Fox News has announced Tucker Carlson will instead fill Megyn Kelly's 9pm time slot following her move to NBC , a selection that leaves the network without a female prime-time host. Carlson only just got his own weeknight show airing at 7pm but Tucker Carlson Tonight nabbed... More »

Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC

She's accepted a multifaceted role: NYT

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly, one of Fox News' biggest stars, is leaving her network of 12 years to join NBC News, in what the New York Times calls a "seismic shift." Kelly herself confirmed the news, notes Fox News , posting on Facebook that "I am delighted to be joining... More »

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