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Hannity Denies CNN Gun Story

Says he didn't point a gun at Juan Williams

(Newser) - Sean Hannity says he never pointed a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams, despite a CNN report to the contrary, the AP reports. CNN reported Thursday that Hannity pointed a gun directly at Williams and turned on the laser sight off-air following a heated segment last year. In a... More »

Amid Political Bickering, YMCA Gives Cable News the Boot

Because apparently, America, we cannot have nice political debate at the gym

(Newser) - You know how a few miles on the treadmill can really get your pulse racing? Well, it seems the same can be said of MSNBC and Fox News, so nary the two shall meet at the Greater Scranton YMCA, which has seen tempers get a little hot of late. "... More »

Jared Kushner Complains About CNN to Its Parent

He says the network is being unfair to his father-in-law, President Trump

(Newser) - Jared Kushner recently met with an executive from CNN's parent company and complained about what he sees as the network's unfair and anti-Trump coverage, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources say President Trump's son-in-law and adviser took his concerns to Time Warner's Gary Ginsberg, with whom... More »

CNN Anchor Apologizes for 'N-Word' Analogy

Chris Cuomo likened it to a journalist accused of 'fake news'

(Newser) - CNN's Chris Cuomo is tired of hearing the phrase "fake news" tossed around constantly, but he's apologizing for an analogy he made about it. In an interview with Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM Thursday, Cuomo said, "I see being called 'fake news' as the equivalent of... More »

Jake Tapper Is Having a Moment

CNN anchor is drawing a lot of attention over fights with Trump team

(Newser) - If it feels like you've been seeing or hearing about CNN's Jake Tapper a lot recently, it's not your imagination. Tapper has emerged front and center in the media spotlight, particularly after a testy 25-minute interview with Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday in which he told... More »

A Travel Ban, a CNN Producer, a Lawsuit

(Newser) - A Trump administration official has called the president's travel ban a "massive success," but a CNN employee may beg to differ. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Mohammed Tawfeeq—an Iraqi national and permanent legal US resident who's an editor and producer for the news network—was held... More »

Trump Won't Take Question From 'Fake News' CNN

President-elect spars with reporter Jim Acosta at news conference

(Newser) - Things got a little testy at Donald Trump's news conference Wednesday when a CNN reporter attempted to ask a question. (See the video here .) Trump, angry about the network's reporting on sensational (and unsupported) Moscow-related allegations , immediately shut down CNN's Jim Acosta and refused his repeated... More »

CNN Sued for Racial Discrimination

Class action lawsuit filed against CNN, Turner, Time Warner

(Newser) - Current and former black employees of CNN and Turner Broadcasting filed a class action lawsuit against the companies and their parent company, Time Warner, this week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The employees allege racial discrimination. CNN producer DeWayne Walker sued the network individually in January, claiming he was skipped over... More »

Network Anchors, Execs Summoned to Trump Tower

Sources say Trump slammed election coverage during meeting

(Newser) - Donald Trump met with some of America's top news anchors and execs at Trump Tower on Monday—and it wasn't to thank them for doing a tremendous job. The meeting was officially off the record, but sources tell Politico and the Wall Street Journal that Trump slammed the... More »

CNN Anchor's Hardest Election 2016 Moment

Brianna Keilar's mom died suddenly while Keilar was on campaign trail

(Newser) - It's been a tough, emotional election cycle for many Americans, but for Brianna Keilar, the turmoil leading up to Nov. 8 has proven especially difficult. The CNN correspondent recalls how her life on the campaign trail was altered forever in May, when she received a call from her dad... More »

CNN Cuts Ties With Brazile After Allegations of Leaked Questions

In latest, she allegedly passed one to Clinton camp before debate with Sanders

(Newser) - CNN is severing ties with Donna Brazile as hacked emails suggest she passed along questions to Hillary Clinton before a debate and town hall during the Democratic primaries. Brazile's contract as a CNN contributor had been suspended since the summer anyway, when she began serving as interim chair of... More »

CNN Commentator Gets Mass Payout From Trump Campaign

Corey Lewandowski will no longer be getting monthly severance payments

(Newser) - Corey Lewandowski will no longer be receiving regular payments from the Trump campaign, USA Today reports. The former campaign manager and current CNN commentator received the rest of his severance agreement in a single lump payment from the Trump campaign. It was likely a payment of $80,000. "Everything... More »

Trump Campaign Paid CNN Commentator $20K Last Month

Documents show it was for 'strategy consulting'

(Newser) - CNN was widely criticized for hiring a former Trump campaign manager as a commentator back in June. So you can imagine the reaction now that it appears the network may have actually hired a current Trump strategy consultant. The Washington Post reports FEC filings from the Trump campaign show Corey... More »

First Nancy Grace, Now Dr. Drew's Show Canceled

HLN doesn't give an official reason for the move

(Newser) - Dr. Drew Pinsky's run at HLN has come to a close. The network says in a statement that CNN and Pinsky "have mutually agreed" that after six years, Dr. Drew On Call will air its final episode Sept. 22. No reason was given for the move, but when... More »

Trump Lawyer on Negative Polls: 'Says Who?'

'Which polls?' he asks in awkward interview

(Newser) - Donald Trump's lawyer has apparently decided that it's his turn to make the gaffes. In an interview with CNN Wednesday, notoriously combative Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen interrupted host Brianna Keilar when she said that the campaign was "down," Politico reports. "Says who?" he asked.... More »

Trump's Fired Campaign Manager Already Has New Gig

Corey Lewandowski is CNN's newest political commentator

(Newser) - Unemployment didn't last long for Corey Lewandowski. The New York Times reports the campaign manager fired Monday by the Trump campaign became CNN's newest political commentator Thursday. Lewandowski gave his first post-Trump in-studio interview to CNN then apparently went straight to a meeting with CNN executives, according to... More »

Obama Has $6 Dinner With Anthony Bourdain

The president has soup and a beer in Vietnam restaurant

(Newser) - President Obama chowed down with Anthony Bourdain in a Vietnam restaurant on Monday and let the CNN personality pick up the check—which was only $6, Eater reports. Twitter photos have emerged of Obama walking into Bún cha Huong Liên restaurant, chatting with the Parts Unknown host (while... More »

Cruz's Post-Honeymoon Splurge: 100 Cans of Soup

It was Campbell's Chunky, Heidi Cruz revealed at CNN town hall

(Newser) - Ted Cruz showed up Wednesday for a CNN town hall—or what Gawker frames as "another glimpse into the waking hell that is Heidi Cruz’s daily life"—with his wife and two young daughters in tow, and Heidi offered up a personal, if bizarre, nugget of life... More »

Megyn Kelly: O'Reilly, CNN Should've Done More for Me

She says journalists need to stick together in the face of Trump

(Newser) - Fox News' Megyn Kelly is taking notes on who she feels could've been more supportive when she was attacked by Donald Trump, the AP reports. It's a list that includes both Bill O'Reilly and CNN. Kelly, in an interview with Charlie Rose to air on CBS' Sunday ... More »

North Korea: We've Got a US Prisoner

Man IDed as Kim Dong Chul tells CNN he spied on North for the South

(Newser) - "I'm asking the US or South Korean government to rescue me," was the plea of the man "frogmarched" into a Pyongyang hotel room in front of a CNN reporter. That man said his name is Kim Dong Chul and that he's a naturalized American citizen... More »

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