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Trump: 'I Am the Chosen One'

The president also lands verbal blows outside the White House

(Newser) - President Trump got a little temperamental with reporters Wednesday and appeared to compare himself—however casually—with the savior in the Christian tradition, the Hill reports. The exchange outside the White House was fueled by criticism of his thoughts on the economy and gun control, his remarks about Jewish Democrats... More »

Trump Criticizes 'Crazed' Media Coverage of Chant

Says mainstream media in 'sick partnership' with the left

(Newser) - On Thursday, President Trump said he wasn't happy that supporters broke out in a "send her back" chant at his political rally in North Carolina. On Friday, Trump said he wasn't happy with media coverage of the controversy, either. "It is amazing how the Fake News... More »

Meteorologist Out of Job After Dissing 'Code Reds'

Sinclair Broadcast Group fires longtime Illinois weatherman Joe Crain over corporate rule

(Newser) - An Illinois meteorologist took issue with a corporate policy mandating "Code Red" weather alerts that he felt were over the top. And now, after 15 years at WCIS in Springfield, Joe Crain has lost his job. "Joe was let go," a rep for the CNN affiliate's... More »

Media Swarm as Amanda Knox Returns to Italy

She'll speak on 'trial by media' at Saturday conference

(Newser) - Amanda Knox is facing her fears . The former exchange student who was convicted, then acquitted, of killing roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007 stepped foot in that country Thursday for the first time since her release from prison eight years ago, per NBC News . The 31-year-old journalist will "... More »

Scott Pelley Makes Explosive Claim About Losing His Job

The longtime anchor says he complained to CBS bosses

(Newser) - Scott Pelley fired a shot across the bow Sunday at his old CBS News bosses, Deadline reports. While promoting his new memoir on CNN's Reliable Sources, the veteran anchor said he was let go from the CBS Evening News after complaining about the work environment. "We've been... More »

Trump: NYT Needs to Get on Knees, Beg

'They are truly the Enemy of the People!'

(Newser) - President Trump thinks the New York Times should "get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness." The comment came in a "Twitter rampage" attacking media outlets early Tuesday, per Fox News . Trump wrote that he was deserving of "a far bigger & better apology" than... More »

Reporters Urged to Use 2 Words They Often Avoid

The Associated Press Stylebook takes a stand on 'racism'

(Newser) - Reporters often avoid two words, but that era may be ending. This after the Associated Press Stylebook, a style manual used by many US journalists, gave them the official go-ahead to use "racist" and "racism," Poynter reports. "Do not use racially charged or similar terms as... More »

NBC News Suffers a Casualty in Syria

The Syrian may have died in a 'booby-trapped' house

(Newser) - Dust was settling on the latest victory over Islamic State forces Saturday when a local driver working for NBC News got killed in an explosion. Most media are scant on details, but the AP says the unidentified driver was in a house that doubled as a Syrian Democratic Forces command... More »

Resignation Is 'Seismic' for HBO

CEO Richard Plepler is out following AT&T takeover

(Newser) - The man who helped bring Game of Thrones to the small screen is out at HBO. "Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love, and the people I love in it, it is the right time for me to do so," Chairman and CEO... More »

Lara Logan: This Interview 'Is Like Professional Suicide'

The journalist talks at length about what's wrong with the 'mostly liberal' media

(Newser) - "This is the kind of interview that is like professional suicide for me," says former CBS News Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan. The reason? In a Friday appearance on retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland's Mike Drop podcast, she doesn't hold back when discussing the liberal media and... More »

Jill Abramson on Plagiarism Accusation: Look at Footnotes

Vice correspondent Michael Moynihan made the allegation on Wednesday

(Newser) - Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her new book, Merchants of Truth. She and her publisher are promising to investigate, reports the AP . A Twitter thread posted Wednesday by Vice correspondent Michael Moynihan lists several examples of... More »

For 1K in Media, It's Bad News

Layoffs hit BuzzFeed, HuffPo, and others

(Newser) - For many reporters, it's been a hard week. Roughly 1,000 editors, writers, and other media employees were laid off, and more cuts may be coming, the Cut reports. It began Wednesday when Verizon—the owner of AOL, Yahoo, and the Huffington Post—said 7% of its staff was... More »

Fox's Bret Baier After 'Major' Crash: 'Wear Your Seatbelt'

Anchor, family released from hospital in Montana

(Newser) - Fox News anchor Bret Baier is "banged up, but alive" after a "major" car crash involving his family. The 48-year-old was traveling to an airport with family members after a weekend ski trip in Montana when their vehicle overturned on an icy road Monday, reports USA Today . A... More »

Colleague on News Anchor's Death: 'There Are No Words'

Overdose suspected in death of Chris Burrous

(Newser) - A Los Angeles celebrity has died unexpectedly at 43. Chris Burrous, a fixture on KTLA's Morning News since 2011, died at a hospital Thursday in what police describe as a possible overdose. Firefighters responding to a report of an unconscious man at a Days Inn in the LA suburb... More »

Celeb Chef to US Media: I Have a Round Tummy, Deal With It

Nigella Lawson is fully on board the 'stop Photoshopping celebrities' bandwagon

(Newser) - Everyone wants to look their best when their photo is taken or they're seen on TV, but not everyone is thrilled "to be airbrushed thinner." At least not British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who Sky News reports has taken issue with anyone trying to Photoshop how she... More »

Newspaper Folds, Blaming Judgmental People

Farewell, 'Uranus Examiner'

(Newser) - The Uranus Examiner, a small Missouri newspaper whose name inspired chuckles and groans when it launched a few months ago, is closing. The paper's editors announced the end of publication Friday, after publishing just five editions since September. In statements posted on Facebook, Managing Editor Natalie Sanders and Louie... More »

Named Among 'S---ty Media Men,' Writer Hits Back

Stephen Elliott suing for $1.5M in damages

(Newser) - The women who anonymously contributed to a list of men in media accused of sexual misconduct could have their identities revealed if writer Stephen Elliott gets his way. He's one of 74 males included in the Google spreadsheet "S---ty Media Men" that circulated last October , and he filed... More »

'Today Is Kind of a Sucky Day'

'Village Voice' closes after 63-year run

(Newser) - "Today is kind of a sucky day." So said Village Voice owner Peter Barbey on Friday in announcing to the staff that the alternative weekly will be shutting down, reports Gothamist . Barbey purchased the 63-year-old New York City paper three years ago, and in a statement cited the... More »

Tiger Woods Is Asked About Trump, Trump Loves His Reply

Tiger didn't take the bait from the 'fake news media,' he tweets

(Newser) - President Trump thinks Tiger Woods' interviewing skills are as good as his golf ones, or so he suggested in a Monday tweet . After finishing up the Northern Trust tourney Sunday, the golfer was asked by the press about his relationship with Trump, whom he has golfed with on several occasions.... More »

Rising Dem Star to the Media: You're Banned

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bars reporters from 2 events

(Newser) - Seems President Trump isn't the only one with media issues . Now rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has entirely banned reporters from two town-hall-style events, CNN reports. The congressional candidate hosted the "listening tour" community meetings last week—one in the Bronx on Wednesday and one in Queens on... More »

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