Veteran journalists at CBS are reportedly quite upset with network host Gayle King after she enjoyed a recent yacht vacation with Barack and Michelle Obama in Tahiti. King, co-host of "CBS This Morning," went on a star-studded vacation with the former president and first lady, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and her best friend Oprah Winfrey on billionaire David Geffin´s 138-meter luxury yacht, called the Rising Sun. A source told Page Six on Thursday that CBS journalists are "p****d and raving mad" at King for vacationing with the Obamas while she anchors a news program that covers the White House. "The ‘Capital J´
Comments: Poor babies. They´re just now getting all ticked off? This is really rich. Hypocritical much? They´re just angry and jealous that it wasn´t them on that cruise.
Certainly this could not be a violation of any journalistic ethics...there are none anymore. The News Reader is a celebrity, exempt from any appearances of bias issues. They´re actually expected to show how close they are to newsmakers these days. Ask Babwa Walters how that works. Or Andrea Mitchell.
Why the criticism? TV and other media journalists do not only play and vacation with the politicians on whom they report, there are scores of reporters who are married to (or having relationships with) them, including many at CBS.
House Oversight Committee Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi called for “an independent, 9/11 style commission” into ties between members of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia on CNN, Tuesday. Following a classified meeting with the committee, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced to reporters that Trump’s former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn did not properly disclose payments from Russia. The committee reviewed documents pertaining to Flynn’s application for security clearance, in which he did not disclose a $45,000 payment for a speech gave to television network RT during a trip to Russia. After Cummings described their findings
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn violated the law by failing to disclose payments from Russia in documents he submitted to renew his security clearance, according to top members of the House Oversight Committee. There’s also no record that the former Army lieutenant general sought permission for a 2015 trip to Moscow, when he dined with President Vladimir Putin. “As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the committee. “And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate and
As tensions mount with North Korea over the country´s nuclear ambitions, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is confident that President Trump will use any and all options to prevent the U.S. from being hit with a nuclear strike. Graham, who joined Trump and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for a dinner at the White House on Monday, said on "America´s Newsroom" today that a preemptive military strike against North Korea is a last resort, but Trump is at least keeping the option on the table. He said he´s on the same page as Trump and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in believing
Donald Trump signaled that he is willing to delay funding for the border wall in order to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week. The president said he was open to delaying funding for construction of the wall until September in a meeting with a group of reporters at the White House Monday evening. Trump said this does’t mean he has changed his mind on building the wall. “Don’t let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL,” he tweeted Tuesday. “It will get built and help stop
TEL AVIV – The Trump administration is gearing up for major cuts in U.S. foreign aid across the world with the notable exception of the Palestinian territories, which will receive increased funding, State Department documents obtained by Foreign Policy magazine show. The documents, part of an internal budget proposal for 2018, seem to confirm the State Department and USAID’s 28 percent budget cut announced in March. While many countries will suffer from major cutbacks or else have aid cancelled entirely, funds to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will see an increase of 4.6 percent for the 2018 fiscal
Former President Barack Obama once confronted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about the purported problem of “fake news” on the social media platform, according to a New York Times profile published Tuesday. (Snip) Obama’s decision to converse with Zuckerberg on such an issue is not so surprising. Rather than using his time in Europe as a ceremonious farewell, Obama scathingly criticized the spread of misleading or false news, especially on the internet, following the 2016 presidential election, “There’s so much misinformation and it’s packaged very well and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you
Shots were fired at the fourth floor of a science and technology center at the University of Alabama-Huntsville sometime over the weekend, hitting windows adjacent to climatologist John Christy’s office. No one was hurt, and university police have characterized the event as a “random shooting,” UAH spokesman Ray Garner told WHNT News. (Snip) While police say the shooting looks to be random, Christy’s colleague, Dr. Roy Spencer, said it’s “more than coincidence” that shots were fired around Earth Day. “Given that this was Earth Day weekend, with a March for Science passing right past our building on Saturday afternoon, I
A recent outbreak of measles is the latest public health problem among Somalis who live in metropolitan Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the country. Measles now joins active tuberculosis as a public health problem within Minnesota’s Somali community. “During the five years between 2010 and 2014, 732 cases of active TB were diagnosed in Minnesota. Of these, 81 percent, or 593, were foreign-born. Of foreign-born cases, 50 percent, or 296, were refugees, according to “The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Minnesota, 2010-2014,” a report published by the Minnesota Department of Health,” Breitbart News noted in October. “Twenty-nine
Speaking to Breitbart News, the victims of Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assaults — Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones – blasted the news media for purportedly dismissing their own accusations while hailing the recent sexual harassment charges against Bill O’Reilly that led to the former television host’s dismissal from Fox News last week. All three women made clear they were not defending O’Reilly, but criticizing what they described as a news media double standard when it came to the treatment of their own serious charges against Clinton. Juanita Broaddrick, who famously accused Clinton of raping her twice in a hotel room
The sun was setting in New York as James Murdoch, looking confident in cream pants and a dark blazer, stepped before 350 guests in a glass-walled concert hall and waxed poetic about his pet TV channel and its dedication to “scientific literacy.” The event on Wednesday night was an advertising showcase for National Geographic, which Mr. Murdoch, 44, has doted on since becoming chief executive of its parent company, 21st Century Fox. As a person who cares deeply about “issues related to the environment, conservation, exploration and education,” he told the crowd, “I’m personally grateful for the important work National Geographic
This didn´t get much media play anywhere else but there was a shocking robbery late Saturday night in San Francisco when a swarm of 40-60 juveniles stormed a BART train, took over a railway car, and robbed the passengers. The teens exited the train and disappeared into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood. And yes, the story in the San Francisco Chronicle somehow fails to mention the race of the wildlings. According to a police officials, witnesses said 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently
Former President Barack Obama delivered his first public address since leaving the White House at the University of Chicago Monday morning. During his opening remarks, Obama noted that for “three years,” he did his “best” to reverse economic disparity in the communities he represented as the junior United States senator from Illinois, but admitted he ultimately fell short of his goal. “I am the first to acknowledge that I did not set the world on fire, nor did I transform these communities in any significant way, although we did some good things,” he stated. “It did change me,” Obama continued.
Fox News host Sean Hannity has been forced to deny he sexually harassed a former contributor. Debbie Schlussel said the prime time anchor invited her back to his hotel in Detroit after a debate. After she turned down his advances, she claims she wasn´t invited back on his show. In an interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, she said: ´This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News and anything that has to do with Sean Hannity.´ Her comments came just two days after Bill O´Reilly was fired from Fox News over similar allegations. Hannity
When we study racial inequality, we tend to consider factors that affect people while they are awake. Differential access to safe neighborhoods with good schools, decent jobs and unbalanced treatment by police and the courts surely have much to do with the stubborn disparities in wealth and well-being among blacks and whites, in particular. Yet it may be just as important to consider what happens when we’re asleep. Race shapes our sleep, a relationship that has surprising roots deep in our national past. African Americans suffer from a “sleep gap”: Fewer black people are able to sleep for the recommended
Monday on MSNBC former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest said former President Barack Obama would come back to the political debate if President Donald Trump crosses “red lines” such as using information from deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications to deport so-called DREAMers. (Snip) “I think what would motivate President Obama to re-engage in the political debate is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long observed norms and values that frankly I think we have started to take for granted. One example that President Obama has himself
Fox News may have sent former CEO Roger Ailes packing in July of last year, but that has not slowed down the female employees at the network who have come forward alleging that they were sexually harassed by the disgraced executive. Another woman´s name was added to that list on Sunday, when CNN host Alisyn Camerota decided to break her silence and speak out, claiming that she too was one of Ailes´ victims. ´Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,´ Camerota announced during an appearance in ´Reliable Sources.´ Camerota, 50, worked at Fox News for 16 years before moving over
Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment. During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again. Schlussel and Hannity were scheduled to speak together at the Detroit show, Schlussel said. But before the show, Hannity allegedly invited her to an event at a nearby bookstore. “He had some event at a bookstore
Barack Obama has agreed to a $400,000 fee for speaking to a prominent Wall Street firm, according to Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network. Former president Obama will speak to a health care conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald in September, Gasparino reports. (Tweet/Video) The huge fee puts Obama at the top of the list of speaking fees for former government officials. Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke charges between $200,000 and $400,000, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner charges $200,000, and former President George Bush charges around $150,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. Hillary Clinton received over $200,000
Former President Barack Obama on Monday partly blamed the nation´s splintered politics on a media structure that lets people only listen to or read media outlets they agree with, which prevents them from hearing the other side. "Because of changes in the media, we now have a situation in which everybody is listening to people who already agree with them, and are further and further reinforcing their own realities to the neglect of the common reality that allows us to have a healthy debate, and then try to find common ground and actually move solutions forward," Obama said in his
Ex-President Barack Obama is the mystery man of American politics. Given the absence of a viable paper trail, nobody can say for sure who he is. He manifests for us as a figure of multiple identities: a Christian, a Muslim, a secularist, a socialist, a humanist, an intellectual, a man of the people. His lack of definable substance, his inner absence, has been an important political advantage. As Obama himself confessed (or boasted) in The Audacity of Hope, this layering of anonymities enabled him to “serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their
The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers. It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing. Spicer clarified that while the event will
Liberal activist and Hollywood director Rob Reiner slammed President Donald Trump on Monday and suggested that Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was the "greatest attack" on American democracy since Japan´s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. "We´ve had the greatest attack of this democracy since 1941, and we have to understand that," Reiner said on MSNBC. Reiner also suggested that American society might collapse given the pressure Russia placed on democratic institutions in the country. Japan drew the United States into World War II after attacking its naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, killing
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—I’m loving all these Ancestry.com commercials where dim-witted actors say, “I thought I was a Tahitian Eskimo Mexican until I sent in my DNA test kit, and boy was I flummoxed when the results came back! I’m really Croatian with a mix of sub-Saharan! I guess I’ll be turning in my furry hat!” This is a scam I’m thoroughly in favor of, because it reveals, once and for all, the dirty secret of American politics: Race doesn’t exist! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe for a second that these tests mean anything. If you believe that DNA patterns
Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star. (Snip) Now, in an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition. “I would never accuse him of that.