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Trump Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From CNN

Campaign accused of distorting network footage in nationwide ad

(Newser) - CNN's parent company has sent a cease-and-desist letter to President Trump's reelection campaign, ordering the removal of a new ad using CNN footage in a manner that is "false, misleading, and deceptive." The minute-long ad released Sunday includes a segment from a conversation on a March... More »

Fired IT Staff Deliver Parting Diss at Billboard

Animal House-themed post announcing layoffs was quickly deleted

(Newser) - Revenge is apparently best served by Kent "Flounder" Dorfman. A photo of the Animal House character described as having a 0.2 grade point average topped a late Tuesday article published by Billboard with the headline "Billboard / Hollywood Reporter lays off entire IT staff due to Covid19.... More »

'Pretty Dire' Situation for NPR in COVID-19 Climate

Nonprofit says it will make major cuts while facing budget deficit

(Newser) - On Thursday night, New York Times media columnist Ben Smith reported on a "pretty dire email" from National Public Radio CEO John Lansing, and the news was dire indeed: The nonprofit media group is being forced to initiate big cost-cutting measures in the wake of a budget deficit that... More »

China Makes Big Move Against Some American Journalists

Revokes media credentials of those working for WSJ, NYT, WaPo

(Newser) - China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major US news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to new US restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. The foreign ministry said early Wednesday that American citizens working for the New York ... More »

First Came the Math Error, Then the Racist Trolls

Mara Gay of the 'New York Times' tells them she's not going anywhere

(Newser) - Mara Gay, a black member of the New York Times editorial board, had the misfortune to make a mistake about math with Brian Williams while appearing on his MSNBC show last Thursday. They were talking about Michael Bloomberg's outlay of $500 million for campaign ads, and Gay said, "... More »

This Gayle King Battle Is Now Full-Blown War

With Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice piling on, it's getting ugly

(Newser) - The ruckus over a Gayle King interview clip has morphed into a vicious social-media battle including harsh words from Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice, NBC News reports. The spark was a clip of King interviewing WNBA legend Lisa Leslie, and asking her about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant.... More »

NPR-Pompeo Brouhaha Rolls On

Journalist Michele Kelemen removed from upcoming Pompeo trip in retaliation

(Newser) - An NPR reporter has been blocked from Mike Pompeo's upcoming trip abroad following the secretary of state's testy exchange with another NPR journalist. The State Department Correspondents' Association confirmed NPR correspondent Michele Kelemen would not travel with Pompeo to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, saying the... More »

Pompeo: NPR Host 'Lied to Me'

The Secretary of State reacts to story about his expletive-filled rant

(Newser) - Mike Pompeo lashed out at an NPR host and "the media" Saturday after making a testy appearance on All Things Considered, USA Today reports. The Secretary of State accused the host, Mary Louise Kelly, of lying to him, though he didn't deny unloading on her afterward in an... More »

Iran State TV Anchors Quit: 'Forgive Me' for the 'Lies'

The Association of Iranian Journalists says public trust is melting down

(Newser) - Two anchors for Iranian state TV have quit amid growing furor over the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner, Fox News reports. "Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today," said Zahra Khatami, formerly of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. "I will never get back to... More »

Shep Smith Just Opened His Wallet to Fight 'Garbage and Lies'

Former Fox News host donates $500K to Committee to Protect Journalists

(Newser) - Shepard Smith has been lying low since he abruptly left Fox News last month, but he reemerged Thursday in New York with quite a bang, and lots of bucks. The New York Times reports Smith served as the emcee of the International Press Freedom Awards, the annual black-tie fundraiser for... More »

NBC Exec Comes Out Fighting After Farrow Accusations

Network's president says ex-employee has 'an ax to grind'

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow's name is spread across headlines Tuesday as his new expose hits bookshelves. From Catch and Kill, CNN pulls the claim that National Enquirer Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard directed staffers to shred "a Trump-related document" held in a safe as reporters investigated the tabloid's "catch and... More »

A Fake Trump Massacre Video Causes a Ruckus

Shown by supporters, it depicts the president killing members of the media, other critics

(Newser) - In 2017, President Trump took flak for tweeting a fake video that depicted him beating up the CNN logo. Now, some supporters have created a far more violent fake video, one that depicts Trump massacring or otherwise attacking members of the media and other critics—including John McCain, Barack Obama,... More »

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 »

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