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MSNBC Just Scored an Unprecedented Victory

A controversial week in DC has led to bragging rights for MSNBC. On Wednesday, the network finished with the highest ratings in the cable-network universe, which Variety reports is a first for the network. MSNBC averaged 1.52 million viewers for the "total sales day" (meaning the 6am-2pm period), squeaking...

Surprise: One of the Murdochs Just Turned Against Trump

The latest CEO to turn against President Trump may be the most surprising: It's James Murdoch, head of 21st Century Fox, parent company of the president's favorite news channel. Murdoch also is the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is not only the acting CEO of Fox News but...

Breitbart's Low-Profile Editor: Bias Is in Story Selection

Even those with more than a passing familiarity to Breitbart News might be hard pressed to name its editor. That is intentional, explains a New York Times Magazine feature on 31-year-old Alex Marlow. He has been Breitbart's editor for four years now and keeps a low profile, even among staffers....

Kimmel: 'Total Disaster' Trump 'Needs to Go'

President Trump's Charlottesville remarks Tuesday met with disbelief from network hosts —and ridicule from their late-night counterparts. Trump is a "total disaster" who needs to go, Jimmy Kimmel told viewers. Trump supporters should "treat the situation like you would if you'd put Star Wars wallpaper up in the kitchen: 'All...

As Trump Feels Heat, His Aide Calls Va. Violence Terrorism

A day after a young woman was killed while protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, President Trump's national security adviser, HR McMaster, said the acts of violence committed by racists during the rally meet "the definition of terrorism," the AP reports. On Sunday, McMaster said, "[A]ny time that...

Internet Reacts to Chelsea Manning's Vogue Photo

If you've ever wanted to know the effect that liberation has on a person, Chelsea Manning is glad to show you. ABC News reports that the transgender soldier released from prison earlier this year posted a photo Thursday to her social media accounts that shows her smiling at the beach...

CNN Fires Commentator for Tweeting 'Sieg Heil'

CNN has decided to cut its ties with Jeffrey Lord, one of its only pro-President Trump commentators. The last straw came when Lord tweeted the Nazi salute "Sieg Heil!" during an exchange with Media Matters chief Angelo Carusone, Politico reports. "Nazi salutes are indefensible," CNN said in a statement. "Jeffrey...

Fox Host Sues Reporter for $50M Over Dirty Pic Claim

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling is hitting back against allegations he sent an unsolicited photo of a penis to female colleagues. On Wednesday, Bolling filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against reporter Yashar Ali, whose Huffington Post story cited 14 sources as confirming the photo was sent by Bolling...

Critics Liken Trump's 'Real News' Videos to State TV

Kayleigh McEnany stood out at CNN as a conservative voice and fierce defender of President Trump during the campaign. Now she's left the network and has turned up as the apparent new host of pro-Trump broadcasts from the president's Facebook page. McEnany appeared over the weekend to provide a "real...

Fox News Suspends Eric Bolling Over Dirty Pic Allegation

Eric Bolling has been suspended by Fox News amid allegations he sent photos of a penis to multiple female colleagues. The allegations were first reported Friday by HuffPost, which spoke to 14 sources to confirm the existence of the photo and who sent it. Sources say Bolling, who has been...

Newsweek Goes Viral With Cover of 'America's Boy King'

Salon calls it "one of the harshest covers about Donald Trump yet," and the Boston Globe says it's "stunning" but "not in a good way." The cover for the new issue of Newsweek —on newsstands Aug. 11—depicts President Trump in a recliner and surrounded by junk food (some of...

Why Clooney Is Furious With a French Magazine

George Clooney says photographers who captured images of him and his wife, Amal Clooney, cradling their newborn twins will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," the AP reports. The pictures published by French magazine Voici were taken at the couple's villa near Lake Como in the Lombardy...

'Most Feared Woman in Publishing' Steps Down

A heavyweight in publishing whose words could turn a book into a bestseller or a bomb is stepping down. Chief New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani has taken a voluntary buyout and will step down from her post—a move that "will instantly change the shape of the publishing...

Scaramucci on Nasty Interview: I Thought I Was Off the Record

Just how foul-mouthed was Anthony Scaramucci's tirade against his West Wing enemies? The Guardian is a running a who-said-it quiz pitting his quotes against those of the comically foul-mouthed staff from Veep. In the immediate aftermath of the story going public on Thursday, Scaramucci tweeted a mea culpa of sorts,...

A First for MSNBC in the Nielsens

Since it first took to the air in 1996, MSNBC has been deep in the fray, vying for coveted ratings in the fiercely competitive cable-television arena. Twenty-one years later, it has finally nabbed a big one: the biggest prime-time cable audience during a weekday, not only against news networks, but...

Scaramucci: Press Briefings Back on Camera

President Donald Trump's new communications chief says television cameras can start rolling again in the White House briefing room, the AP reports. Anthony Scaramucci—the Wall Street financier who joined the administration last week—tweeted on Monday that "the TV Cameras are back on." Under Press Secretary Sean Spicer—who...

Snopes Turns to Community for Help Amid Messy Legal Woes

Since launching in 1994, Snopes has managed to outlast the majority of web dinosaurs founded in the Internet’s salad days. But legal woes and company infighting threaten to take down the fact-checking site after more than 20 years of internet sleuthing, reports Poynter. The company posted a plea to its...

Inside Joe and Mika's Breakup With Trump

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski may be on the outs with President Trump, but that wasn't always the case. A lengthy profile in New York magazine begins with the odd anecdote that when Brzezinski gave her co-host a rabbit in April 2016 as a birthday present, Scarborough actually named it...

New York Times Demands Apology From Fox News

There's a media storm brewing between President Trump's favorite news outlet and one of his most hated, but it concerns a story that unfolded long before he took office. On Sunday, New York Times VP of Communications Danielle Rhoades Ha demanded an on-air apology from Fox News morning show Fox...

Sean Spicer Steps Down

Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, the New York Times reports. Per the Times ' source, President Trump offered the job of White House communications director to New York financier Anthony Scaramucci at 10am Friday, and Spicer resigned shortly after, telling Trump he "vehemently disagreed" with the...

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