Dem Rep. Calls on Conyers to Resign: ‘Is There Going to be Any Level of Accountability?’

After being the first Democratic representative to call on Rep. John Conyers to leave Congress over sexual harassment settlements, Rep. Kathleen Rice appeared on CNN to again take on her colleague. CNN’s Chris Cuomo kicked off the interview asking why she wants Conyers to resign, despite his denials of the allegations. “Because enough is enough,” Rice replied. “What I am voicing, publicly, is what ever single private citizen is saying across America.” “Why are the rules for politicians in Washington different then they are for everyone else?” Rice asked, noting that other accused sexual deviants — like Harvey Weinstein and Louis C. Continue reading "Dem Rep. Calls on Conyers to Resign: ‘Is There Going to be Any Level of Accountability?’"

Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’

Retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling appeared on CNN Thursday to discuss President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving call to U.S. service members — and called the president’s remarks “somewhat insulting” and “off-kilter.” Hertling, a CNN military analyst, first noted that he was “thankful for the fact that [Trump] did address the soldiers,” but that “the message that I heard and some of the things he said would have not rung very well with me had I been a deployed soldier.” In the call, made from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, the president dinged the previous administration for its efforts combatting ISIS, claiming that the U.S. is now “winning” against the terror group “because I’m letting you do your job.” “We have been winning,” Hertling contented on CNN. “You’re talking to soldiers and military personnel around the world who have been in this fight for 17 years and to suddenly Continue reading "Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’"

Chris Cuomo Laughs About His Bizarre Interview With LaVar Ball: I Was Like, ‘What is Happening?!?’

On Wednesday night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo appeared on Late Night and was immediately asked about his off-the-wall interview he had with LaVar Ball this week. Seth Meyers played some highlights from that 23-minute interview, including when Ball asked Cuomo if he “thanked” his doctor for “bringing him into this world” and he mocked the CNN anchor’s last name by comparing it to Google Chrome. Cuomo explained what was going through his mind while talking with Ball, asking himself, “Why am I watching this? What is happening?” and told Meyers that he thought he was going to get into Ball’s accusations of President Trump about his lack of involvement in getting his son out of China. Meyers then asked Cuomo if the thought this feud was the “perfect feud for the times we’re living in.” Cuomo bragged about how he predicted early on via Twitter that when the first Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Laughs About His Bizarre Interview With LaVar Ball: I Was Like, ‘What is Happening?!?’"

Vice Employees Slam Company’s Weak Response to Sexual Harassment: ‘Astoundingly Tone-Deaf’

The work culture at Vice Media is growing increasingly uncomfortable in the wake of sexual harassment scandals. CNN reports that Vice employees are “staring down an inevitable reckoning.” The unsettling tone began last week after editor-in-chief Jason Mojica was ousted for alleged sexual harassment  that was revealed in a story from The Daily Beast. And it appears that more may be coming down the pike. Per CNN:
Conversations with 10 employees in the company’s television and digital departments — a mix of reporters, correspondents and editors — revealed a sinking sense of morale at Vice’s Williamsburg headquarters. There is an assumption that the claims in the Daily Beast story will not be the last. Many of those same Vice employees said the company’s leadership has exacerbated an already-tense situation. And some female staff members lamented how awkward it’s made the current news cycle.
One reporter told CNN, “It Continue reading "Vice Employees Slam Company’s Weak Response to Sexual Harassment: ‘Astoundingly Tone-Deaf’"

Art of the Deal Writer on LaVar Ball Feud: Trump is ‘Frightened Of Black People’

On Wednesday night, The Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz ripped President Donald Trump for his ongoing feud with LaVar Ball. CNN’s John Berman addressed Trump’s recent tweet storm attacking the father of the UCLA player who was freed after he was caught shoplifting in China and asked Schwartz if “it’s what LaVar Ball said or, as some are alleging, how he looks,” that bothers the president so much. “Both,” Schwartz responded. “First of all, his father is a tall black man and I think Trump is half awed and half frightened by black people. And his only way of dealing with them is to attack them. And on the other hand, I think he has a zero tolerance for any criticism of any kind. That’s why he goes after anybody who says virtually anything about him that’s negative.” Berman flagged Schwartz’s remarks calling Trump “awed and afraid” Continue reading "Art of the Deal Writer on LaVar Ball Feud: Trump is ‘Frightened Of Black People’"

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Goes Through List of Everything Trump’s Tweeted About Instead of Roy Moore

After President Trump tweeted about Al Franken last week, there was some question of why he hasn’t chosen to tweet about Roy Moore too. The President has been mostly silent on Moore until finally taking reporters’ questions yesterday about it and essentially backing Moore over Democrat Doug Jones, while noting that Moore “totally denies” the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. So on CNN today, Brooke Baldwin ran through a list of topics that Trump has chosen to tweet about instead of Moore, including Hillary Clinton, the “haters and fools,” LaVar Ball, and tweets knocking The New York Times and CNN. Back in August Baldwin similarly listed everything that had happened in those “chaotic four weeks” Continue reading "CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Goes Through List of Everything Trump’s Tweeted About Instead of Roy Moore"

CNN Reporter Slammed for Tweet Noting ‘Incredible Drain of Talent’ Due to Harassment Scandals

The hurricane of sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood, the media, and recently Capitol Hill, but CNN reporter Dylan Byers had a different take.

On Tuesday evening, he tweeted the following:

  He was making a reference to many of the high-profile figures that were hit with sexual harassment allegations including Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lasseter, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, and Glenn Thrush, all who have either stepped down or had been suspended or fired. Twitter didn’t exactly appreciate Byers’ tweet.