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Ex-Trump Staffer Allegedly Slipped Woman 'Abortion Pill'

Jason Miller has left his job as a CNN commentator

(Newser) - A Former Trump 2016 campaign aide who'd since become a paid political commentator on CNN is out at the news network in the wake of allegations he slipped drugs to a woman he'd impregnated in a bid to terminate the pregnancy. Court documents first reported on by Splinter... More »

Anderson Cooper Calls Out Trump Jr. for 'Idiotic' Tweet

CNN host says president's son spread conspiracy theory about his hurricane coverage

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper is taking exception to criticism of his hurricane coverage and took 10 minutes of his show Monday to call out the most prominent of those accusing him of "fake news," the Hill reports. "I rarely respond to online conspiracy theorists," Cooper noted on Anderson ... More »

CNN Yanks Argento Episodes of Anthony Bourdain Show

Network says it's 'in light of recent news reports'

(Newser) - CNN has removed episodes of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown involving Asia Argento, the girlfriend the late chef met on the show. The network says the episodes—two filmed in her native Italy, which she appeared in, and one from Hong Kong, which she directed—were pulled from the CNN... More »

Trump Insults Intelligence of LeBron, Don Lemon on Twitter

'Dumbest man on television' made LeBron James 'look smart,' president tweeted after CNN spot

(Newser) - LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN . One person who was apparently up late watching it: President Trump. Shortly before midnight, he made his thoughts known on what he thought of the LeBron-Lemon conversation. "Lebron James was... More »

Good News for Anthony Bourdain Fans

More episodes of 'Parts Unknown' to air on CNN this fall, including one with Bourdain narration

(Newser) - A final season of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown is set to air this fall. CNN says it will air seven episodes in the 12th season of the series, reports the Los Angeles Times . A single episode completed before Bourdain's June 8 suicide in France finds him exploring Kenya... More »

Journos Dispute WH Account on Barring CNN Reporter

WH says Kaitlan Collins refused to leave previous event, claims ban wasn't tied to her questions

(Newser) - The White House on Thursday defended its decision to bar a CNN correspondent from attending an open press event but contended it had nothing to do with the questions she asked. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Kaitlan Collins was denied access to Trump's Rose Garden event with the... More »

White House Bans Reporter Over Her 'Inappropriate Questions'

CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was 'dis-invited' from event

(Newser) - In what CNN calls "another serious escalation against the press by the Trump administration," one of its White House reporters was banned from a press event Wednesday, apparently because she asked questions that President Trump didn't like. As the pool reporter representing five networks during Trump's... More »

Rep: First Lady Watches 'Any Channel She Wants'

Stephanie Grisham calls 'New York Times' report 'silly'

(Newser) - Melania Trump's spokeswoman says the first lady will watch whatever she wants on TV, the AP reports. Stephanie Grisham responded Wednesday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump was unhappy that his wife's television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN—and not Fox... More »

NYT Describes Air Force One Commotion Over a TV Channel

CNN is not the president's network of choice

(Newser) - President Trump's displeasure with "fake news" CNN is well known, and the New York Times is out with an anecdote to back that up. It viewed an internal email between the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency regarding a recent incident on Air Force... More »

Freeman's Lawyer to CNN: Retract Article, Apologize

He says there are big problems with the network's article

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman's lawyer has sent a 10-page letter to CNN demanding the network retract its story accusing Freeman of sexual misconduct . Attorney Robert M. Schwartz says reporter Chloe Melas has stated she was inspired to research and write the story after Freeman made inappropriate comments toward her (while she... More »

Journo's Experience With Morgan Freeman Leads to Expose

CNN's Chloe Melas started making calls after an allegedly inappropriate experience with him

(Newser) - "He was looking at my breasts, and I told him, 'My eyes are up here.'" So says one of the women in a very lengthy CNN exclusive in which eight women in total accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior. Another eight people said they witnessed his... More »

Making Bank in the Age of Trump: DC Reporters

BuzzFeed reports on political journalists scooping up lucrative side gigs on TV, making speeches

(Newser) - Political reporters covering all things Trump seem to break big news around the clock—and, apparently, are bringing in big bucks doing side jobs for TV news networks. BuzzFeed reports on these lucrative moonlighting gigs, with reporters such as the New York Times' Maggie Haberman, David Fahrenthold of the Washington ... More »

Press Dinner Will Get a Trump Substitute

President says he plans to skip again, with Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking his place

(Newser) - It looks like President Trump will skip the second White House Correspondents Dinner of his presidency, as he did with the first . In a radio interview Friday, Trump said he'd "probably" avoid the April 28 event because the press is "so bad and so fake," per... More »

Dad Accused CNN of 'Scripting' Town Hall; CNN Releases Emails

Parkland survivor's dad admits he left critical words out of exchange he sent to media outlets

(Newser) - An emotional CNN town hall last week after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School focused on gun control and school safety, but the network soon found itself in a tiff with the family of one of the survivors. Conservative outlets went after CNN for "scripting"... More »

Victim's Father Calls Rubio 'Pathetically Weak'

Senator, NRA spokeswoman jeered at an emotional town hall

(Newser) - Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA national spokeswoman Dana Loesch encountered the raw emotion of school shooting survivors and the parents of victims at a town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday night. In one of the most heated exchanges, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland shooting, told... More »

Gowdy on Memo: Russia Probe Valid With or Without It

Sen. Dick Durbin, meanwhile, says memo could 'precipitate a constitutional crisis'

(Newser) - The memo released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee that alleges FBI and DOJ overreach has dominated the news cycle this week, and Sunday morning's news shows kept it top of mind, per the Hill . Some takes from both sides of the aisle:
  • GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who
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The First Call Began With 'Fake News.' Then the Threats Came

19-year-old Brandon Griesemer of Mich. arrested after 22 calls over 2 days to CNN's Atlanta headquarters

(Newser) - A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to travel to Atlanta and kill people at CNN headquarters. Federal court documents filed in Michigan say 19-year-old Brandon Griesemer of Novi began calling CNN on Jan. 9, per the AP . He allegedly told a CNN operator in one... More »

Biopic Canned After Patty Hearst Lashes Out

She accused Fox film of 'romanticizing my rape and torture'

(Newser) - Twentieth Century Fox has canned a movie about Patty Hearst's 1974 kidnapping after she accused it of "romanticizing my rape and torture." In a Thursday statement, Hearst said the film based on Jeffrey Toobin's 2016 biography of her, including details of her kidnapping and indoctrination into... More »

Mooch's Revenge? Ryan Lizza Fired by The New Yorker

The longtime Washington correspondent has been accused of 'improper sexual conduct'

(Newser) - Ryan Lizza has joined Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and Mark Halperin on the list of big-name journalists who have recently lost their jobs after being accused of sexual misconduct. Today, the New Yorker announced that they had fired their longtime Washington correspondent for engaging in "improper sexual conduct,"... More »

Trump Watches 4 Hours of TV a Day? 'Wrong!'

President disputes 'NYT' report

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend detailed President Trump's daily routine , and the paper painted television as a major part of it. Not so, declared Trump in a Monday morning tweet. The article characterized him as watching four to eight hours a day, though it noted the sound... More »

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