Trump's Air Force One paint makeover scrapped by Biden
The Biden administration will scrap a paint scheme for Air Force One proposed by former President Donald Trump, after the Air Force determined the design would create too much heat for the presidential aircraft, a U.S. official said on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki hired by MSNBC
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show. The program, set to debut in the first quarter of 2023, will “bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics,” the network said in a statement Tuesday. Psaki will also appear on NBC and during MSNBC’s primetime special election programming throughout the midterms and 2024 presidential election.news.yahoo.com
Jack Brewer demands Joy Reid apologize for 'child abuse' remark or he'll file defamation suit
Former NFL football player Jack Brewer demands MSNBC host Joy Reid apologize for tweet claiming a photo of young Black boys attending a Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis event is "is tantamount to child abuse."news.yahoo.com
Psaki rumors, Mulvaney hire at CBS News trouble journalists
Far less common is seeing pushback to such decisions from journalists working there, as has happened recently at CBS and NBC News. Discontent emerged over CBS' hiring of former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney as a commentator and discussions about current White House press secretary Jen Psaki working at MSNBC when her time in the Biden administration is through. In both cases, journalists have been quiet publicly about their concerns over the decisions.news.yahoo.com
Nicolle Wallace on Jan. 6 Committee: Where Things Stand
John Heilemann talks with his pal Nicolle Wallace, host of Deadline: White House on MSNBC, about the January 6th committee and Liz Cheney’s battle against authoritarianism in the Republican Party, assesses whether the threats to American democracy posed by the far right are worse than those of Al-Qaeda, weighs in on the missing seven and a half hour gap in the White House phone logs on 1/6 and the incompetence of the Trump administration, and explains why the Department of Justice may be more willing to investigate Hunter Biden than Donald Trump. Tune in to the full episode to hear about the latest bombshell reporting on efforts to subvert the 2020 election — namely, a series of text messages revealing that conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, pressured then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to overturn Biden’s victory.news.yahoo.com
Craig Melvin fights back tears as he signs off in final MSNBC broadcast
Veteran reporter and longtime MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin is leaving the cable channel. He made the tearful announcement Thursday during […] The post Craig Melvin fights back tears as he signs off in final MSNBC broadcast appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Keith Olbermann was in ‘lengthy’ talks to replace Rachel Maddow: report
Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was reportedly involved in lengthy discussions to become newly hired MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. The Daily Beast reports the former “Countdown” host’s return to the network he left in 2011 was shot down when host Rachel Maddow inked a new, $30 million deal with the left-leaning cable channel in August 2021. Olbermann told that outlet’s newly launched “Source ...news.yahoo.com
Supply chain bottleneck increases demand for truck drivers
The trucking industry estimates it needs 80,000 new drivers for some of the supply chains' toughest jobs. Next week, new federal regulations will add another hurdle. Wilson Walker from CBS San Francisco station KPIX has the story.news.yahoo.com
Hamburg fish market flooded after deadly Germany storm
Hamburg's historic fish market is under water as the northern European storm Malik, known as Nadia in Germany, has caused the Elbe river to burst its banks. One person died and two others were injured as violent winds uprooted trees and caused travel chaos.news.yahoo.com
Colombia's Betancourt to run for president as independent candidate
Colombian-French politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage by then FARC rebels from 2002 to 2008, announces that she will leave the Centro Esperanza coalition and run for the Colombian presidency as an independent candidate.news.yahoo.com
Media outlets recall country's unity after Sept. 11 attacks
Media outlets that often spend hours each day exploring the country's differences paused to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by recalling almost wistfully the sense of common purpose that united Americans in the aftermath.
A year into pandemic, some in media tell individual stories
This image provided by MSNBC shows Nicolle Wallace on the set of "Deadline: White House." The New York Times usually does one obituary a day of a virus victim under the “Those We've Lost” banner. Several CNN shows make it a point to tell individual stories. AdThe Times tells longer stories for COVID-19 victims, generally 400 to 500 words but occasionally stretching beyond. CNN is airing a national memorial service for pandemic victims, hosted by Jake Tapper, at 11 p.m. Eastern.
Pandemic Golden Globes ratings plunge 64% to 6.9M viewers
Last year's show, in the pre-lockdown era, reached 18.4 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. The Academy Awards in 2020 reached a record low 23.6 million viewers, and that was also pre-lockdown. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. AdFox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.46 million viewers in prime time. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.5 million viewers last week.
Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony
In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. “The impeachment trial that you're all ignoring, I guess you're afraid ...”At that point, he was shouted down by Watters and Gutfeld. “Impeachment? “We will continue to bring you live coverage of the impeachment trial here on One America News,” anchor Jennifer Franco said. During the trial's first afternoon break, Fox turned to Trump spokesman Jason Miller, who denounced the Democrats' case.
CNN, MSNBC viewers flip for Biden; Fox audience slumps
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)NEW YORK – Nothing illustrates the political passions of a television network's audience quite like ratings for a presidential inaugural. On the flip side, Fox News Channel's audience of 2.74 million for Biden on Wednesday represented a nearly 77% drop from its viewership for Trump in 2017, Nielsen said. A preliminary Nielsen estimate shows Biden's inaugural viewership on the top six networks beat Trump by 4%. CNN, with 10 million viewers, easily beat ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and Fox during Biden's big moment, Nielsen said. That's 196% more than watched Trump four years ago.
Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration
(David Tulis/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK – After Air Force One took Donald Trump out of Washington, an unusual Inauguration Day quickly felt more traditional — even comforting — for people watching at home. "What we're seeing today is an ejection of insurrection.”Trump skipped the inauguration of his successor, the first president to break that tradition since 1869. “If Democrats need thousands of troops to occupy the Capitol on Inauguration Day, then it seems possible that their candidate wasn't actually elected by the people,” Sharp said. “He said that there is truth and there are lies, lies that are told for power and lies that are told for profit,” Wallace said. The Washington Post updated its count of lies and misstatements by Trump: 30,534 heading into his last day as president.
CNN has best ratings day ever for Capitol attack
NEW YORK – The attack on the U.S. Capitol last week brought more viewers to CNN than any other single day in the network's 40-year history. CNN averaged 5.2 million viewers last Wednesday, eclipsing its previous high of 5.1 million on Election Day 2016, the Nielsen company said. During the storming of the Capitol itself on Wednesday afternoon, CNN averaged nearly 9 million viewers. MSNBC had 3.67 million, Fox News Channel had 3.1 million, HGTV had 1.12 million and Hallmark had 1.05 million. ABC's “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.2 million viewers.
For media following Georgia, nail-biting and lots of numbers
As the hour slipped past 2 a.m. on the East Coast, Democrat Raphael Warnock beat Republican Kelly Loeffler. King and MSNBC's Kornacki dominated their networks with headache-inducing number crunching. Warnock and Ossoff jumped to early leads, but as more votes came in, the Republicans swung in front. After midnight, the Times judged both Warnock and Ossoff had a better than 95% chance of winning. Fox News spent less time on raw numbers to showcase their prime-time stars, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham.
Rashida Jones replaces Phil Griffin as MSNBC president
NEW YORK – Phil Griffin is stepping down as the longtime president of MSNBC, to be replaced early next year by rising NBC News executive Rashida Jones. Griffin, 64, has worked at NBC News for 35 years and has been president of MSNBC since 2008. Jones, who has been with NBC News for the past seven years, is currently chief of breaking news and major events at the network. She just led the network's coverage of the 2020 presidential election and the team preparing Kristen Welker as moderator of the third presidential debate. Cesar Conde, the new chairman of the NBC Universal News Group, has made diversity one of his top priorities.
Out magazine names Lizzo, Monae, Maddow to its Out100 list
NEW YORK – Award-winning singers Lizzo and Janelle Monae, Apple CEO Tim Cook and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow have made Out magazine’s 2020 Out100 list. Honorees will be celebrated Saturday at the first 2020 Out100 Virtual Honoree Induction Ceremony, which will stream live at 8 p.m. EDT at Out.com/Out100Live. Others who made this year’s list include Donald Trump’s niece, the psychologist and author Mary Trump, former baseball player Billy Bean, teen rapper Kidd Kenn and actors Lili Reinhardt, Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Bennett and Dashaun Wesley. Several members of President-elect Joe Biden’s team made the Out100 list, including Jamal Brown, Reggie Greer and Karine Jean-Pierre. ___This story corrects the spelling of André Leon Talley.
CNN tops cable ratings for election week, Biden's speech
LOS ANGELES – CNN and Fox News Channel battled for viewers on the election day that turned into an election week and then some, each earning bragging rights. CNN edged Fox among total viewers for the week, averaging 5.9 million viewers to Fox's 5.7 million. Fox averaged 14.1 million viewers Tuesday to CNN's 9.4 million, with MSNBC drawing 7.6 million, according to Nielsen figures. But CNN was tops among those watching Biden’s Saturday evening speech after the race was called in his favor, with 13.5 million tuning in. Besides the news channels, other cable leaders included ESPN with 2.2 million viewers, Hallmark with 1.5 million and HGTV with 1 million.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow quarantines after coronavirus exposure
LOS ANGELES – MSNBC's Rachel Maddow said Friday she was quarantining after being in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. Maddow said on social media that she's tested negative so far for COVID-19 but plans to remain at home until it's “safe for me to be back at work without putting anyone at risk.”Maddow, host of MSNBC's most-watched show, has been a key part of the cable channel's election coverage. She was off the air Friday night. “Wishing everyone patience and calm; may these remarkable times bring out the best in all of us,” she wrote in her online message. MSNBC declined to comment on Maddow's announcement.
Pressure mounts, rifts emerge at Fox News over election
FILE- People pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York on Aug. 1, 2017. Despite intense pressure from Trump's team, Fox's decision team has stood fast with its election night call of Arizona for Biden. Fox has Biden with 264 electoral votes, and if Fox calls either Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada or North Carolina for the Democrat, that would give him enough to win the presidency. Trump’s campaign has legal observers watching the vote count in Philadelphia and several key Pennsylvania counties. Bill Hemmer, who has been closely monitoring the vote count on Fox, told viewers that “we'll see” if that call needed to be adjusted.
After tense night, election mystery remains for media
A man stops to watch election returns on electronic billboards in Times Square, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. Cable and broadcast news divisions followed the story closely, even as they learned that election night coverage was a relative dud with viewers. An estimated 56.9 million people watched coverage over 21 networks during primetime hours Tuesday, down sharply from the 71.4 million viewers on election night 2016, the Nielsen company said. For weeks, media outlets had warned that Americans would need patience on election night and beyond, and that turned out to be their most accurate prediction. Even if Biden won the presidency, Democrats were sure to face questions about why the race was so close and why predicted gains in Congress didn't materialize.
Report: Trump plans to declare victory if it looks like he is ‘ahead’ on election night
Axios sources have reported that President Trump told confidants he will declare victory if it looks like he is ahead on election night. In Michigan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is expecting General Election results to be delayed for multiple days. I figured it would be helpful to explain how we report election results, even in a weird year with more variables than a normal election. The AP has been a main source of election results for news agencies around the U.S. for decades. The AP’s sprawling election night operation compiles the vote from across the United States, as it has since 1848.
Fly on Pence's head generates buzz in VP debate
A fly lands on the head of Vice President Mike Pence during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (Justin Sullivan/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON – The vice presidential debate featured plexiglass barriers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The incident went unmentioned onstage, with the Republican vice president and Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris continuing to focus on the discussion of systemic racism in the justice system. It's on his head,” tweeted MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Wednesday night’s visitor wasn’t the first fly to take center stage at a presidential debate.
House Democrats unveil new $2.2T proposal for virus aid
The proposal represents a cutback from a $3.4 billion bill that passed the House in May, but remains well above what Senate Republicans are willing to accept. “It takes money to crush the virus. It takes money to make the schools safe. It takes money to put money in people’s pockets.”Talks over the summer broke down in acrimony and name-calling, and conversations this month haven’t produced visible progress. Democrats say the purpose of the new draft legislation is to show good faith and spark a more meaningful round of talks.
Maddow beneficiary of scramble for attention by authors
NEW YORK – It's high season for books that pick apart Donald Trump's presidency, and Rachel Maddow is a big beneficiary. With less than two months before the election, authors are elbowing each other for space on the best-seller lists. Conservative authors have also sought attention for new books during the political season. That was the case with Schmidt's book. Maddow gave more attention to Schmidt's discussion about why Trump's personal and business dealings with Russia have not been investigated.
Conventions highlight aggressive fact-check efforts
Both Maddow and CNN's Daniel Dale aired lightning-round fact-checks following President Donald Trump's acceptance speech on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)NEW YORK Rachel Maddow ended her fact-check mission with a lightning round after President Donald Trump's nomination acceptance speech 12 corrections in about a minute. You can't win.Some of the efforts also stretch the definition of fact-checking, like when MSNBC interviewed Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan after a convention speech where South Dakota Gov. There he goes, lying again, anchor Sean Hannity said in cutting off a speech by former President Bill Clinton. Maddow's anchor colleague, Joy Reid, said as the convention's third night was coming to a close that she saw why it was necessary.
Trump convention speech coverage highlights nation's divide
This was unquestionably the best Donald Trump production ever, ABC News analyst Sara Fagen said as fireworks burst over Washington. I just kept thinking, the longer this goes on, the more people are going to get sick, Mary Trump said on MSNBC. I am heartbroken.MSNBC's Reid was visibly angered by the use of the White House as the setting for the president's speech just the sort of bold gesture his fans were likely to love. This was repugnant to see a campaign sign festooned on our property, the White House, with a big iron gate outside so the people can't even come in, she said. It was one of the longest and lowest-energy speeches I have ever seen the president give, said ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl.
Trump's audience doesn't match Biden's; president hails CNN
President Donald Trump thanked CNN Tuesday for its Republican convention coverage, while Fox News heard complaints from some viewers that it wasn't showing enough. Overall, 15.8 million people watched the final hour of convention coverage Monday, down 16% from Democratic candidate Joe Biden's first night last week. Fox's audience was up 238%, but Democratic convention viewership beat Republicans on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. While MSNBC and CNN combined had just under 10 million viewers for Bidens first night, they had 3.6 million for Trump, Nielsen said. Enough with Hannity, Hannity, Hannity, tweeted Steve Walsh, press secretary to a Republican congresswoman from Missouri.
In big week, ABC's David Muir emerges as star of the summer
All rights reserved)NEW YORK In this pandemic season, ABC's David Muir has emerged as broadcast television's star of the summer. The World News Tonight anchor's nightly summary averaged 8.2 million viewers last week, more than any prime-time program on television, the Nielsen company said. ABC's prime-time interview of the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, conducted by Muir and Robin Roberts, reached 5.1 million viewers Sunday. ABC's World News Tonight won the evening news ratings race, averaging 8.2 million viewers, NBC's Nightly News had 6.8 million and the CBS Evening News had 4.9 million. Democratic Convention (Monday), MSNBC, 4.38 million.
Trump complains of roll call coverage; nets cut speech off
President Donald Trump points out into the audience after speaking during the first day of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. President Donald Trump complained about spotty coverage of the roll call vote that renominated him as the Republican candidate for president, and some television networks abandoned Trump's informal, 54-minute acceptance speech for aggressive fact-checking. Democrats turned the traditional roll call vote into a well-received television production, with delegates stationed in their home state or territory to proclaim allegiance to Joe Biden. Republicans had 336 delegates a fraction of the normal amount support Trump at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. Trump specifically complained about CNN and MSNBC, although he also grumbled that Fox News Channel had announcers talking over the vote.
Fox News Channel viewers tune out for John Lewis' funeral
During the hour before the funeral's start, Fox averaged 1.67 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. In the same hour, MSNBC had 1.28 million viewers and CNN had 1.25 million. During the 2 p.m. hour, Fox had 595,000 viewers, Nielsen said. NBC had 2.8 million viewers, ABC had 2.3 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 910,000. Fox News Channel led the cable networks, averaging 3.07 million viewers in prime time.
Rachel Maddow and Mary Trump make formidable TV combination
CBS won the week in prime time, averaging 3.2 million viewers. NBC had 3 million, ABC had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Fox had 1.3 million, ION Television reached 1.1 million and Telemundo had 820,000. Fox News Channel led the cable networks with an average of 2.94 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC was second with 2.03 million, CNN had 1.59 million, HGTV had 1.29 million and TLC had 1.26 million. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening news networks with an average of 8.9 million viewers.
MSNBC appoints Joy Reid as Chris Matthews' replacement
FILE - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, Joy Reid attends the Tribeca TV screening of "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. MSNBC has picked Reid to fill the 7 p.m. hour that was vacated by longtime host Chris Matthews in early March. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK MSNBC says Joy Reid will move into the early evening time slot vacated in March by former Hardball host Chris Matthew's retirement in March. I'm honored and thankful for this opportunity, Reid said in a statement. Matthews retired on-air in early March following a series of gaffes and an article written by journalist Laura Basset that accused him of making inappropriate comments to her and other women who were on his show.
Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40 years
The others in this space are political talk channels, and so even when they're talking about these stories, they're talking about the politics of the stories. CNN has its share of political talk, especially on its increasingly opinionated prime-time lineup of Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon. During the breaking stories, CNN responded by assigning more of its top people, like Wolf Blitzer, to weekend work. It has simulcast the CNN International network overnight in the U.S., Zucker said. The ratings of the past three months proved those viewers still return to CNN when there is important news, he said.
'Why not a Black woman?' Consensus grows around Biden's VP
But following the outrage over the police killing of George Floyd last month, many Democratic strategists say there's growing consensus that the pick should be a Black woman. Like it or not, I think the question is starting to become, Well, why not a Black woman? said Karen Finney, a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. Finney, who was one of 200 Black women who signed a letter to Biden encouraging him to select a Black woman for his ticket, warned that the former vice president could face a backlash if he chose a white woman. Gretchen Whitmer, said last month that she had opening conversations with Bidens team about potentially serving as vice president. Heitkamp said she's long believed Biden should choose a Black woman, in part because of the current political climate, but also because Black women are some of the Democratic Party's most loyal voters.
Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch
President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEW YORK It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. The president seems to think that dominating black people, dominating peaceful protesters, is law and order, CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Trump has the full authority to use the federal government to go into states to restore order, Fox's Sean Hannity said. Criminals and domestic terrorists are using George Floyd to try to murder America, host Laura Ingraham said.
Peaceful protesters get lost in action-packed coverage
Muslim protesters pray before joining a demonstration in the death of George Lloyd , Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Miami. What's easy to get lost are peaceful protesters concerned about police treatment of minorities the raw wound reopened by George Floyd's death. When darkness falls and prime-time television begins, earnest activism is replaced by tense scenes of conflict unique in their breadth. Networks have done strong work covering demonstrations and speaking to peaceful protesters during the day, but what comes later is hard to compete with, said Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. That gets lost in a newscast that goes from city to city, and scenes of looting or violence, Rather said.
Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart
Olivia Tobin and her fianc, Jordan Ashby, ignore the televised impeachment hearings playing on monitors at the Commercial Street Pub, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Millions of Americans are choosing to experience the impeachment hearings through media filters that depict the proceedings as either a worthless sham or like Christmas in November. Fox News Channel was the favorite network of the 13.8 million Americans who watched Wednesdays opening of the House hearing on television. On MSNBC, a favorite of liberals in the same way many conservatives love Fox, Rachel Maddows audience beat the networks live hearing coverage. Yet the appeal of seeing news through specific filters was evident in a way that would have seemed unthinkable just 20 years ago.
MSNBC brings George Conway as analyst for Trump hearing
MSNBC has George Conway, husband of White House communications aide Kellyanne Conway and a prominent social media critic of President Donald Trump, as an analyst at the opening of the impeachment hearings. Conway was identified as onscreen as a conservative attorney.In the hour before the hearing started, Conway said he was horrified and appalled that few Republicans believe that Trump abused his power as president. Meanwhile, Fox News Channel brought Kenneth Starr, the special prosecutor who made the case for President Bill Clintons impeachment, as an analyst prior to the hearing. Starr said making a charge of bribery against Trump is going to seem like a stretch for people on the street. Both networks were framing the upcoming hearing, which was being shown live on broadcast and cable news.
Here is JUUL's statement on Michigan flavored vaping ban
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesJUUL Labs, one of the nation's largest and most popular e-cigarette and vaping brands, issued a statement Wednesday in response to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's ban on flavored e-cigarette products. That is why we would also support an outright ban on such flavors, including those that mimic kid-specific candies, foods, and drinks. Whitmer's ban covers both retail and online sales and it will go into effect on Wednesday. Whitmer told the Washington Post that Michigan's health department found youth vaping "constituted a public health emergency."