Tag: Media

CNN’s Acosta: ‘Childish’ Trump Canceled Pelosi’s International Trip During Shutdown  

Thursday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” network chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta called President Donald Trump “childish” for canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) upcoming international travel in response to her proposal to postpone the State of the Union address until the government is reopened. Acosta said, “Well, our nation’s capital has become a playground, Brooke. […]

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Microsoft CTO: Cortana doesn’t need a smart speaker to succeed

Microsoft’s AI assistant Cortana can find success in ways that don’t require a popular smart speaker, CTO Kevin Scott told VentureBeat in an interview this week in San Francisco. While some manufacturers are making devices with Cortana voice control inside, Scott said people shouldn’t expect to see a native Microsoft […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Furthers Homophobic Conspiracy that Lindsey Graham’s ‘Compromised’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is now spreading a homophobic conspiracy theory that originated with MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle about Sen. Lindsey Graham being blackmailed by Trump over “something pretty extreme.” Using her verified Twitter account, Omar wrote of Graham, “They got to him, he is compromised!” They got to him, he is compromised! https://t.co/m8sB3EmElg — […]

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NBC, CNN: Secret Service, DHS Reject Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Security’ Excuse for Canceling State of the Union

Multiple reports indicate that the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security both reject Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s stated reason for asking the President of the United States to postpone the State of the Union address. On Wednesday, Pelosi wrote to the president to rescind her Jan. 3 invitation for him […]

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Nolte: Pelosi ‘Disinviting’ Trump from State of the Union is Yuge Opportunity

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats just stepped in it, big-time. According to various news reports, Pelosi has “disinvited” President Trump from making the annual State of the Union address to Congress. With just days left until he was supposed to deliver this widely-viewed speech on January 29, Politico reports that, fearing Trump will use […]

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Pew: 74% of users don’t know Facebook records their ad preferences

Facebook has been in the news quite a bit for its ad targeting over the past year, most notably with reports that the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica used improperly obtained data to develop “personality” profiles on U.S. voters and target ads toward them during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But many […]

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Facebook to bring stricter ads rules to countries with big votes in 2019

(Reuters) — Facebook told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, […]

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CNN Analyst Accuses Black SiriusXM Host David Webb of ‘White Privilege’

CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accused SiriusXM Patriot 125 host David Webb of “white privilege” during a debate on his radio program on Monday morning. Webb informed Martin that he is, in fact, black. It’s always emotional but necessary to speak up on this thing called justice. Put in some work @CNN tonight pic.twitter.com/QJGAfTzL1I — […]

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At CES 2019, bendy and tiny screens evolved from concepts to exciting tech

Having attended Consumer Electronics Shows since well before the name was officially shortened to CES, I’ve come to expect major TV set announcements every year — and had almost zero interest in them until last week’s show. For years, the theme at CES was “bigger,” a competition between brands to […]

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As Leaders Scramble to Stop No-Deal Brexit, Many Voters Dismiss the Panic

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England — Britain has been buffeted with high-level warnings in recent days of the grave risks of leaving the European Union without an agreement: A million lost jobs. An 8 percent drop in gross domestic product. Idle factories. Insulin shortages. Capital flight. A plummet in the pound. But at […]

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Ex-Trump Attorney: Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe Didn’t ‘Sincerely Believe’ Russia Conspiracy

John Dowd, a former personal attorney representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, said the FBI probe into whether the president was a Kremlin asset shows there is an ongoing “coup” against him by top federal law enforcement officials. John Dowd On Their Being A Coup Against President Trump https://t.co/aQU5JVAAAG — MARK H (@mhilly51) January […]

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ABC’s Karl: ‘Zero Evidence’ that Trump or Campaign Colluded with Russians

Monday on ABC’s “The View,” ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said there has been “zero evidence” on “the central question of did Donald Trump or anybody in his campaign coordinate or collude with the Russians.” Karl said, “We are now just, I believe, weeks away from getting a final report from Robert Mueller, and […]

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Automattic announces Newspack, a next-gen news publishing platform backed by Google

WordPress.com parent Automattic has announced a new publishing platform for news sites, designed to help small to medium-sized publications generate more revenue. The initiative, which is called Newspack by WordPress.com, is launching in partnership with News Revenue Hub and Spirited Media. Interestingly, Newspack is backed by $2.4 million in funding from […]

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Pioneering punk print ‘zine Maximum Rocknroll is ceasing publication after nearly 40 years

Maximum Rocknroll, the seminal punk print ‘zine launched in 1982, is ceasing publication of its paper edition. This truly marks the end of an era in punk culture and underground media. According to today’s announcement, MRR will continue its weekly radio show, post record reviews online, continue its archiving effort, and launch other new […]

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CNN’s Stelter: Is the Public ‘Ill-Served’ if the Media Don’t Talk About Russia More?

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter questioned if American citizens are “ill-served” by the media not constantly harping on the ongoing Russia “drama.” “I was watching ‘Good Morning America’ this weekend, and both mornings they led with snowstorms and scares at malls and other stories, and not [Russia],” Stelter told Carl Bernstein. “And I […]

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Democrat Presidential Contender Tulsi Gabbard Under Fire for Past Traditional Marriage Support

Democratic presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is under fire for her past activism and statements in favor of traditional marriage and against “homosexual activists.” Gabbard, described by CNN as “the first Hindu and American Samoan” elected to Congress, made a surprise announcement Friday that she would be running for president in 2020. She is […]

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Silence of the Moms: Media Refuses to Discuss Angel Families, Victims of Illegal Alien Crimes

Since January 1, neither CNN nor MSNBC has booked a single “Angel Mom” — mothers of children brutally murdered by illegal aliens — as guests on their networks, per an analysis conducted by the Republican National Committee (RNC). The RNC told Breitbart News it has tracked both networks since the beginning of the year as […]

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Media Largely Ignore Democrats’ Puerto Rico Junket During Shutdown

The mainstream media have largely ignored a Democratic Party trip to Puerto Rico this weekend, in the midst of a partial government shutdown that journalists are doing their best to describe as a tragedy for federal workers. The only significant coverage or commentary has been in conservative media. The trip to Puerto Rico includes 30 […]

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Nolte: ‘The Sopranos’ at 20 — More Relevant Than Ever

On January 10, 1999, a cigar-puffing Tony Soprano drove out of the Lincoln Tunnel, onto the Jersey Turnpike, over the Meadowlands, past a 97 cent(!) gas sign, and through Jersey City before pulling into the driveway of his dull, generic suburban McMansion. In the background Alabama 3’s Woke Up This Morning throbbed on the soundtrack: […]

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