In a recent edition of the Slate Trumpcast podcast, New York Magazine writer, Gabriel Sherman, made a stunning claim about the 45th president. According to Sherman, sources close to the White House told him that, in addition to the president’s already voracious diet of live television news, Donald Trump also records everything he misses from other networks to watch later. Sherman said the behavior was indicative of Trump’s “obsessive” need for media “validation.” Per Slate:
My sources in Trump world say basically a lot of Fox, but the other thing he does, from a source close to the White House told me that he does DVR basically all of the cable news. It’s kind of remarkable when you think about it, that someone would actually want to watch cable news on recording. Donald Trump, apparently he does. And when he goes back up to the residence at Continue reading "Report: ‘Obsessive’ Trump Records ‘Basically All of the Cable News’"
CNN’s Poppy Harlow feels strongly that both parents need time off after the arrival of a new child. She isn’t alone in her conviction. Anne Hathaway addressed the UN about the issue earlier this month and in a new piece for Fortune, Harlow noted that the topic — and practice! — of paid leave for both parents is picking up traction, not only in major, headline-making companies, but in companies and families she and her husband are familiar with, too. Calling her husband’s paternity leave after the birth of their daughter “a gift to [their] family,” she detailed the importance of both parents being present for at least the first month of a child’s life. She recalled speaking to a pregnant woman who said her husband was working extra hard to “provide” for them during and likely after her pregnancy. Harlow mused, “‘Providing’ is so much more than bringing Continue reading "CNN’s Poppy Harlow Pens Essay on the Importance of Paid Paternity Leave for Fortune"
Over the past few months, Fox News has witnessed unprecedented movement in its on-air ranks. Tucker Carlson took the ball and ran (with his program outdrawing his predecessors), while Greta Van Susteren — and later Megyn Kelly — found greener pastures elsewhere (albeit for very different reasons). In the Roger Ailes era, major changes at the network were rare, leaving little real chance for movement. So, with this newfound opportunity gold rush at (or from) Fox, who is best poised to make the next meteoric rise? My cable news Ouija board is spelling out Eric Bolling. (Insert eye roll here.) Yes, the conservative pundit has been toiling in only somewhat prominent spots on the Fox farm for a long time, but Bolling’s extensive — and often controversial — track record put him in the perfect spot to become the new Fox News darling. Back in 2006, CNBC was Continue reading "My Pick For The Next Fox News Breakout Star"