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Jon Stewart Launches 'Kickstarter' to Buy CNN

Parody site promises perks for contributors who pony up

(Newser) - Time Warner kicked Rupert Murdoch’s $80 billion takeover bid to the curb last week, but the media giant is still trying to woo the cable telecommunications company by raising more money, reports Bloomberg . One wrench in that plan? Jon Stewart ... kinda. The host of The Daily Show last night... More »

Now on Fox's Shopping List: Time Warner

$80B offer rebuffed, but Murdoch unlikely to give up

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner last month, sources tell the New York Times , and while Time Warner replied with what's described as a "terse letter" of rejection, the sources say Murdoch is locked in and unlikely to give... More »

Joan Rivers Storms Out of Interview

She's no fan of CNN host's line of questioning

(Newser) - Note to reporters thinking of interviewing Joan Rivers: Don't ask her to defend her edgy humor or her affinity for fur. After CNN Newsroom host Fredricka Whitfield did just that Saturday night, Rivers angrily cut the interview short. "This whole interview is becoming a defensive interview," she... More »

Guy Who Crashed Into CNN: I Was Smoking Weed

He's charged after (very) high-profile accident

(Newser) - One way to help make sure the world doesn't hear about your arrest on DUI charges would be to avoid crashing into the headquarters of CNN. Gerlmy Javon Todd, 22, had the misfortune of doing just that overnight, though he, his passenger, and everyone else escaped injury when his... More »

Knox: No Trace of 'Meredith's Broken Body on Me'

She speaks to CNN after judges release document

(Newser) - Amanda Knox took to CNN yesterday to refute the latest claims of an Italian court—which this week asserted in an explanation of her reinstated guilty verdict that she delivered the blow that killed roommate Meredith Kercher. "I did not kill my friend. I did not wield a knife.... More »

2 CNN Producers Nabbed Sneaking Into WTC Area

They were apparently testing site securit y

(Newser) - A pair of CNN producers quietly tried to make their way into the World Trade Center site in New York yesterday afternoon—but they were caught in the act. Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Boals, 26, were trying to test the security of the area, the New York Post reports.... More »

CNN Pulling the Plug on Piers Morgan

Host admits he's failed to connect with Americans

(Newser) - Piers Morgan Live will soon be dead after three years of low ratings, the British host says. Morgan, successor to Larry King in CNN's key 9pm slot, says the show has "taken a bath in the ratings" lately and the network will probably pull the plug as soon... More »

Amid Protests, Venezuela Silences CNN Reporters

It revokes credentials of 4 in the country

(Newser) - Venezuela's government has revoked the press credentials of journalists from CNN after President Nicolas Maduro blasted the television network's coverage of political protests. The network said four of its journalists were notified by the Information Ministry that they are no longer allowed to report in the country. Maduro... More »

Dennis Rodman Has Meltdown in N. Korea Interview

Doesn't handle question about Kenneth Bae well, to say the least

(Newser) - Here's a sampling of the headlines circulating your Internet regarding Dennis Rodman's ... interesting interview with CNN this morning from North Korea :
  • "Dennis Rodman Loses It During CNN Interview from Pyongyang" ( The Wire )
  • "Dennis Rodman Launches Into A Weird, Screaming Rant During CNN Interview" (
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As Clinton TV Projects Die, Hollywood Steps In

'Rodham' will tell love story of Hillary and Bill in their 20s—if it finds a backer

(Newser) - Both CNN 's documentary and NBC 's miniseries on Hillary Clinton were canned last week (as reported by the LA Times ), but hope that we will get to see the Hillary story on screen remains. A third project, a biopic called Rodham, is quietly gaining traction in... More »

CNN's Hillary Documentary Falls Apart

Director backs out due to lack of interview subjects

(Newser) - CNN has decided to cancel its controversial Hillary Clinton documentary, Time reports—and it's only partially because Republicans pressured the network into it . Behind the scenes, prominent Democrats were just as hostile to the film, director Charles Ferguson reveals in a Huffington Post blog post today. Clinton's people... More »

Iranian Media: CNN Faked Rouhani's Holocaust Remarks

Admission that mass-murder happened ignites controversy

(Newser) - It was no doubt refreshing for Western audiences to hear Iran's president acknowledge the Holocaust, but it's set off a firestorm back in Iran, the New York Times reports. In a CNN interview Tuesday, Hasan Rouhani said historians should judge the "dimensions of the Holocaust" but that... More »

Daily Show Rips Cable's Navy Yard Coverage

Stewart marvels at the 'Wrongnado'

(Newser) - If you spent Monday glued to cable news' coverage of the US Navy Yard shooting, you're probably desperate to see the Daily Show rip everyone involved. Jon Stewart didn't disappoint last night, blasting the networks for unleashing "yet another force five wrongnado" of unsubstantiated speculation. He singled... More »

Crossfire Relaunch Off to Seriously Awkward Start

Critics not impressed with CNN's reboot

(Newser) - CNN’s historic primetime show, Crossfire, relaunched last night with Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter as the political pundits doubling as co-hosts of the show. Both of these political talking heads have seen their fair share of debate from covering election debates to being in them, but that political fire... More »

GOP Formally Bans CNN, NBC From Debates

Unless they kill their Hillary productions

(Newser) - As promised , the Republican National Committee formally declared today that CNN and NBC will be blackballed from GOP presidential debates if they move forward with programs on Hillary Clinton, reports the Washington Post . “We’re done putting up with this nonsense,” RNC chief Reince Priebus told the group'... More »

RNC to NBC, CNN: Yank Hillary Shows or No Debates

Reince Priebus is not happy with 'extended commercial' for 2016 bid

(Newser) - CNN and NBC had better pull the plug on their plans to bring Hillary Clinton to the small screen, or Reince Priebus is threatening to take his 2016 presidential debates and find them another network home. In a sternly worded letter today to network honchos, the RNC chair calls NBC'... More »

Sorry, Twitter: US Still Gets its News From TV

55% say TV is still their main news source; 2% Twitter, Facebook

(Newser) - The revolution will not be tweeted, live streamed, or Instagrammed. Not yet, anyway. For now, TV remains America's No. 1 news source, according to a new Gallup poll. And those results held true regardless of age, politics, gender, education, or employment status, Politico reports. Of those surveyed, 55% said... More »

Suicide Jumper Lands On, Kills Girl, 5

South Korean girl dies in hospital of skull fracture

(Newser) - A tragedy turned horrific in South Korea on Wednesday, when a man's suicide attempt ended up killing a young girl, too. The man, described as age 38 or 39, jumped from the 11th floor of his apartment building in Busan, and landed on the five-year-old, reports CNN . He died... More »

CNN's Sambolin Plans Double Mastectomy

Jolie's announcement 'gives me strength,' says anchor

(Newser) - On the heels of Angelina Jolie's revelation about her double mastectomy , CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin—of Early Start—has announced she'll also undergo the procedure. "I struggled for weeks trying to figure out how tell you that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was leaving... More »

Cleveland Suspect's Son Wrote Article About Captive

Young Castro quoted Gina DeJesus' mom

(Newser) - A strange twist in the Cleveland kidnapping: Ariel Castro—the man arrested yesterday after three women kidnapped a decade ago escaped his home —has a son of the same name who wrote a 2004 newspaper article about the disappearance of one of those women, Gina DeJesus. The younger Ariel... More »

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