CNN’s Brian Karem Should Be Embarrassed By His Childish Outburst at Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The relationship between the press and the Trump presidency hasn’t exactly been a healthy one, and nowhere is the mutual disdain more evident than at the daily press briefings. It seems like Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has at least one intense exchange per day, often with CNN’s Jim Acosta or April Ryan. But as contentious as they generally are with Sanders, they pale in comparison to Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem. The immigration debate has always been emotional. But in recent weeks, the Trump administration has been pushing a policy that separates illegal immigrants from their children at the border as a way to discourage more illegal immigrants from coming to the United States. Whether you support the policy or don’t, a reporter’s personal views shouldn’t affect their work. Sadly, advocacy journalism is all the rage these days. After being grilled by another reporter on the subject, Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Karem Should Be Embarrassed By His Childish Outburst at Sarah Huckabee Sanders"

AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner is a Done Deal

AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner is now a done deal. CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted the news on Thursday evening. “It’s official: AT&T now owns Time Warner. The deal just took effect,” Stelter wrote. “The Time Warner name will be retired: AT&T says “a new name for this business will be announced later…” Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, also said in a statement:
“The content and creative talent at Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are first-rate. Combine all that with AT&T’s strengths in direct-to-consumer distribution, and we offer customers a differentiated, high-quality, mobile-first entertainment experience. We’re going to bring a fresh approach to how the media and entertainment industry Continue reading "AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner is a Done Deal"

Fox’s Greg Gutfeld Attacks CNN’s Brian Karem for Questioning Sarah Sanders: ‘He’s the Press Club Hobo’

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld launched a scathing attack on CNN’s Brian Karem Thursday for his heated exchange with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders during the White House media briefing. In the presser that afternoon, Karem asked whether Sanders had any empathy as a mother for children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and placed in cages, a question which she brushed off before moving on. Gutfeld, who hosts Fox’s commentary program, The Five, commented on the ordeal by reverting to personal jabs at the reporter’s appearance. “I was waiting for him to throw a shoe, but judging from his apparel, I don’t think he wears them,” Gutfeld said. “He’s the press club hobo. He just needs a bindle.” Irked by Karem’s portrayal of President Donald Trump‘s heavy-handed handling of immigration, Gutfeld said the “he’s been a terrible influence on the media” in the sense Continue reading "Fox’s Greg Gutfeld Attacks CNN’s Brian Karem for Questioning Sarah Sanders: ‘He’s the Press Club Hobo’"

CNN’s John Avlon Decodes Trump’s Praise of Kim: ‘Tough’ Really Means ‘Killing a Lot of People’

The CNN New Day set was aghast. An excerpt from Wednesday night’s Fox News interview with President Donald Trump had just been played on the broadcast. In the clip, the president praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “He’s a tough guy,” Trump said. He later added, “He’s a very smart guy. Great negotiator.” CNN political analyst John Avlon — like his colleagues — was truly stunned. “It is remarkable,” Avlon said. “It is troubling. Because, I mean, tough becomes proxy for killing lots of people. And tough is one of his favorite terms of admiration.” Avlon added that history will not judge Trump kindly for cozying up to the North Korean dictator. “There are plenty of bad actors on the world stage,” he said. “There are few like North Korea where there are current, active gulags inside a country. Where this individual has murdered members of his Continue reading "CNN’s John Avlon Decodes Trump’s Praise of Kim: ‘Tough’ Really Means ‘Killing a Lot of People’"

Frank Luntz Goes After CNN’s Brian Stelter: It’s ‘Disgusting’ Media Doesn’t Give POTUS Credit

Pollster Frank Luntz and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter butted heads about their coverage of President Trump‘s summit. It all began when Trump slammed the media in a tweet about North Korea by declaring “Fake News” outlets like CNN and NBC as the “biggest enemy” for their negative coverage of the summit on Wednesday. Stelter reacted to the tweet on-air by calling it “absolutely disgusting” and a “form of poison.” Luntz then went after Stelter on Twitter for putting so much focus on Trump’s tweet, prompting the following exchange:

Cuomo Hits Corey Stewart For ‘Cheap Shot’ Against Father: Pops Would’ve ‘Rearranged His Face’

Chris Cuomo wasn’t exactly finished with GOP VA Senate candidate Corey Stewart after their contentious interview. At one point during their hostile exchange, Stewart invoked Cuomo’s father Mario Cuomo, who he alleged said anti-Semitic remarks (a claim he himself didn’t back up). The CNN host blasted the candidate, saying that his father, who is now deceased, was “ten times the man you will ever be on your best day.” Well, during his handoff to Don Lemon, Cuomo had a bit more to say about him. After briefly discussing President Trump‘s revived attacks against the media, the conversation shifted to Cuomo’s exchange with Stewart. Lemon asked him if he thought Stewart “knows” that he’s a bigot. ““I think they know 100 percent,” Cuomo said. “I’ll tell you why: I don’t think its natural. You and I grew up in places that were different but had a lot Continue reading "Cuomo Hits Corey Stewart For ‘Cheap Shot’ Against Father: Pops Would’ve ‘Rearranged His Face’"

CNN’s Cuomo Hammers VA Senate Nominee on Ties to Racists: Why’d You Call an Anti-Semite Your Hero?

Chris Cuomo interviewed the victor of the Republican nomination for Virginia senate on Wednesday night, Corey Stewart, and the interview devolved into a shouting match as the CNN host grilled the candidate on his ties to racists and Stewart dodged, opting to bash the network. As Mediaite has already reported, Stewart is going to be a massive headache for the GOP. Despite raking in an endorsement from President Donald Trump himself, the candidate has extensive ties to racists, white supremacists and anti-Semites. Cuomo took Stewart on Wednesday, first grilling him on his claims the sitting Virginia Senator Tim Kaine might be heading to jail. But the lengthy interview really got going when Cuomo brought up Stewarts ties to the alt-right. “You seem to be cottoning to a very specific brand of humanity,” Cuomo said. “You have a well pronounced past of saying that you agree with and that Continue reading "CNN’s Cuomo Hammers VA Senate Nominee on Ties to Racists: Why’d You Call an Anti-Semite Your Hero?"