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Trump Suggests a Boycott of AT&T

President criticizes CNN, and this time he includes its parent company

(Newser) - President Trump isn't letting world travel hamper his tweeting habits. On Monday, after arriving in the UK for his three-day visit, Trump unleashed criticism on a familiar target—CNN. But this time, he suggested that people start boycotting parent company AT&T, reports Politico . In his first tweet, Trump... 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 »

Covington Teen Sues CNN: Tweets Aren't Truth

Nicholas Sandmann wants $275M for defamation

(Newser) - Nicholas Sandmann's promised lawsuit against CNN has arrived in federal court in Kentucky. For allegedly being painted as the "face of an unruly hate mob," the Covington Catholic High School student who stood face to face with Native American activist Nathan Phillips during a January incident at... More »

GOP Cable News Hire Gives Up Job After Backlash

Sarah Isgur apparently asked for the change

(Newser) - A recent CNN hire that caused all kinds of waves has reached safe, dry land: a less powerful job. The network said Friday that Sarah Isgur, a former GOP operative, will be a political analyst instead of a political editor as originally planned, Bloomberg reports. "And news: I will... More »

CNN Stuns With Its New Hire

Sarah Isgur was DOJ rep, accomplished political operative, has no journalism experience

(Newser) - CNN has made a new hire, and the move is making all kinds of waves. Sarah Isgur was most recently employed by the Justice Department as Jeff Sessions' spokeswoman; beginning in March, she'll be a new political editor for CNN and help coordinate its 2020 election coverage. The move... More »

CNN Tonight Goes Off the Air After NYC Bomb Threat

Caller claimed there were 5 devices in building

(Newser) - CNN says its New York offices and studios have been given the all-clear after a bomb threat was phoned in Thursday night. The threat at Manhattan's Time Warner Center forced the evacuation of the facility and the closure of part of West 58th Street to vehicle and pedestrian... More »

CNN Pundit Used Phrase 'River to the Sea.' Now He's Canned

Marc Lamont Hill's contract nixed after controversial comments at the UN

(Newser) - A pundit who appears regularly on CNN made remarks at the United Nations Wednesday that apparently caused him to lose his gig at the network. "Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN," was the curt notice from a CNN rep to Mediaite , which first reported... More »

White House Restores Acosta's Pass, With a Caveat

It can be revoked again, Trump administration warns

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Monday that it will fully restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but warned that he must follow a series of rules at future press conferences, the AP reports. White House officials Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Bill Shine sent Acosta a letter explaining his... More »

Trump Responds to Judge's Acosta Ruling

Says White House is writing up rules of 'decorum' for reporters to follow

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday insisted that "total freedom of the press" is important to him, but he thinks reporters need to follow rules of "decorum" at press conferences. In response to a judge's decision to restore the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump said the... More »

Judge Sides With CNN's Acosta Over White House

Orders that his press credentials be returned

(Newser) - Score one for CNN over the White House. A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of reporter Jim Acosta, per the AP . US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Trump, announced his decision following a hearing in... More »

Fox News Sides With CNN on Jim Acosta-Trump Flap

'Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized'

(Newser) - Fox News on Wednesday came out in support of CNN's suit against the Trump administration in a bid to get back Jim Acosta's "hard pass." Its statement, from Fox News President Jay Wallace:
  • "Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its
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CNN Sues Trump, Sanders Over Acosta Controversy

Network wants a judge to restore his press credentials

(Newser) - CNN has sued the White House over last week's controversy involving reporter Jim Acosta. The White House revoked Acosta's press credentials after he rebuffed an intern who was trying to take his mic away as the reporter peppered President Trump with questions. Now the network wants a judge... More »

Colbert, Kimmel: Fire Sarah Sanders

They accuse her of sharing doctored video, though its creator has a technical explanation

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have weighed in on the controversy swirling around a White House video and arrived at the same conclusion: Both say Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired. The late-night hosts cited media reports accusing Sanders of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta'... More »

In Trump-Acosta Flap, New Controversy Over Video

Critics say White House version is 'distorted' to make it seem worse; defenders disagree

(Newser) - The White House has yanked the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta, accusing the correspondent of "placing his hands on a young woman" trying to take away his microphone as he questioned the president. Acosta calls that a "lie." Now a related controversy has emerged regarding... More »

CNN Reporter's Pass Revoked After Clash With Trump

Jim Acosta's colleagues call move 'disturbing'

(Newser) - Hours after he clashed with President Trump during a testy press conference , CNN reporter Jim Acosta returned to the White House—and was denied entry by the Secret Service. Press secretary Sarah Sanders later confirmed that Acosta's press pass had been revoked and claimed that he had "placed... More »

CNN Has a New Poll Out, and Trump Isn't Impressed

'Fake Suppression Polls'

(Newser) - On the eve of Election Day, President Trump's Twitter feed is littered with endorsements. He's pushing for Josh Hawley , Claudia Tenney , and Ron DeSantis among many others. But that laundry list of recommendations isn't without a jab at another of his favorites, though this one a favorite... More »

Don Lemon's 'White Men' Comment Sets Off a Furor

CNN anchor calls them the nation's 'biggest terror threat'

(Newser) - Don Lemon of CNN is courting controversy this week with an assertion that white men pose the "biggest terror threat" in the US. And when his comments entered wide circulation, Lemon followed up with stats that he says prove the point in "overwhelming" fashion. It all comes in... More »

Another Suspicious Package to CNN Brings Count to 15

FBI, police were alerted at 9:30am

(Newser) - CNN was the intended recipient of a third suspicious package, this one intercepted in Atlanta on Monday morning. The FBI and Atlanta police were called to a post office some 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters around 9:30am. The FBI confirmed what they recovered is "similar in appearance... More »

Michael Moore Releases Clip of Cesar Sayoc at Rally

Accused mail bomber is chanting about CNN

(Newser) - One of the stickers on accused mail bomber Cesar Sayoc's van read "CNN Sucks." Another featured the likeness of Michael Moore in a gun's crosshairs. Now Moore himself has released raw footage of Sayoc at a rally for President Trump soon after the inauguration that brings... More »

Trump Tweets About CNN at 3:14AM

Says they unfairly criticize him but can't take it when he fires back

(Newser) - President Trump's disdain for CNN is not bound by business hours: The president dashed off a short tweet criticizing the network at 2:48am Friday, deleted it, then followed up with a more complete one at 3:14am, per ABC News : "Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others,... More »

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