Billy Bush Says He Let Donald Trump’s Lewd Comments Slide Because He Was Insecure





Former “Today” co-host Billy Bush blamed his own insecurities for that conversation with President Donald Trump in which he bragged about groping women.


“People also say, ‘You should have stopped it,’” Bush told ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Wednesday. “I didn’t have the strength of character at the time to do that. I wish I did.”


Bush was interviewing Trump and Arianne Zucker for an “Access Hollywood” segment in 2005. But their lewd exchange that was recorded only emerged when the video leaked in October, weeks before the 2016 presidential election. 


“Sheesh your girl’s hot as shit,” Bush said to Trump.


And he laughed at Trump’s offensive comments about women. Trump Continue reading "Billy Bush Says He Let Donald Trump’s Lewd Comments Slide Because He Was Insecure"

Bill O’Reilly Lands New Gig On Glenn Beck’s Radio Show






It didn’t take long for embattled former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly to find new work. He’ll be a weekly commentator on Glenn Beck’s radio show on TheBlaze’s radio network, a conservative news platform.
O’Reilly made the announcement Monday on his “No Spin News” podcast. He said he’ll be on TheBlaze “every Friday until Beck gets tired of me.”
“It’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who’s a good friend,” O’Reilly said. “We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”
O’Reilly is no newcomer to Beck’s radio show ― he made several appearances just last week. The program airs weekdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm Eastern Time. Beck invited him to join the program last Friday.
“I would Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Lands New Gig On Glenn Beck’s Radio Show"

Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas Assassinated






Mexican crime reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas was assassinated Monday by an armed group that reportedly shot him while he was driving, according to both news outlets he worked for. 
Cárdenas was attacked in Sinaloa province, where he lived and worked. The area in northwestern Mexico is known as the country’s drug capital.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto condemned the slaying in a tweet, and expressed condolences to Cárdenas’ family.
Cárdenas began his career in journalism in the early 1990s, according to La Jornada, a Mexican news outlet where he worked as a national correspondent. He founded RioDoce in 2003, which has won several awards. He also won an International Press Freedom award in 2011.
He compiled much of his reporting into several books, the most recent of which, Narcoperiodismo, Continue reading "Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas Assassinated"

New Yorker Cover Has United Trump And Sessions In Scorn Over Comey Firing






The New Yorker held nothing back in its depiction of the latest scandal engulfing Washington, D.C. The May 22 cover drawing, titled “Ejected,” shows former FBI Director James Comey being dragged off a United Airlines flight by none other than Attorney General Jeff Sessions, depicted as a police officer. President Donald Trump, dressed as a pilot, looms behind him.
Trump fired Comey on Tuesday. He had been leading an FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia, thereby influencing the outcome of the 2016 election.
Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation in March after it was revealed that he’d been in contact with Russian officials during the campaign ― information he didn’t disclose during his confirmation hearings. Yet he still “made a recommendationContinue reading "New Yorker Cover Has United Trump And Sessions In Scorn Over Comey Firing"

New Yorker Cover Has United Trump And Sessions In Scorn Over Comey Firing






The New Yorker held nothing back in its depiction of the latest scandal engulfing Washington, D.C. The May 22 cover drawing, titled “Ejected,” shows former FBI Director James Comey being dragged off a United Airlines flight by none other than Attorney General Jeff Sessions, depicted as a police officer. President Donald Trump, dressed as a pilot, looms behind him.
Trump fired Comey on Tuesday. He had been leading an FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia, thereby influencing the outcome of the 2016 election.
Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation in March after it was revealed that he’d been in contact with Russian officials during the campaign ― information he didn’t disclose during his confirmation hearings. Yet he still “made a recommendationContinue reading "New Yorker Cover Has United Trump And Sessions In Scorn Over Comey Firing"

South Korea’s Brilliant Idea: Make Elections Better With ‘Game Of Thrones’






South Koreans voted for a new president on Tuesday. News outlets used a little pop culture inspiration ― and a lot of computer-generated imagery ― to count down the final, ahem, battle. 
Remember that moment in season five of “Game of Thrones” when Drogon, one of the dragons, swoops into the arena and saves Daenerys Targaryen’s life? Seoul Broadcasting System re-created that, replacing the mother of dragons with election winner Moon Jae-in.

Moon and his opponent, Hong Joon-pyo, were also re-imagined as two warriors from that series riding into view in fur capes. A thorough analysis of the choice of capes and horses, plus the background landscape, failed to determine whether the candidates are meant to be Jon Snow and Robb Stark or Theon Greyjoy and Ramsay Bolton. You decide:

These Media Outlets Are Striking On International Women’s Day






Many of America’s top media sites not only are staffed mostly by women but also cater to women everywhere. That’s why several of them decided to celebrate International Women’s Day by showing their readers and viewers just how important women are to each publication’s survival. Some chose not to roll out new content on Wednesday while others have given their employees the day off.


Teen Vogue announced it wouldn’t publish any new content on Wednesday to “celebrate and uplift” women everywhere:






The Cut, New York Magazine’s fashion website, made a similar announcement.


We’re on strike,” the editorial said. “Yes, STRIKE. No news. No fashion. No Continue reading "These Media Outlets Are Striking On International Women’s Day"