This week was the Advertising Week New York conference, which included on day 4 a media roundtable discussion featuring Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry, NPR’s Pallavi Gogoi, Ad Age President Josh Golden, CNN anchor Christine Romans, and columnist and media critic for The New Yorker, Ken Auletta. And Aluetta indeed had some media criticism to share, in this case of CNN. Aluetta not only criticized CNN, but in the process praised Fox News anchor Brett Baier, when comparing prime time news coverage on the two networks. “CNN has for years claimed that its brand was ‘we cover the world’, and in fact you have more reporters around the world than any other television network, certainly in the U.S.,” he said, directing his comment toward CNN’s Romans. “Maybe the BBC exceeds you, but nevertheless it’s one of their strengths.” “But yet if Continue reading "New Yorker Media Critic Calls Out CNN as ‘All Trump Network’: I Get More News About Middle East From Fox News"
Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, journalist Katie Couric and host Brian Stelter discussed the ousting of Les Moonves from CBS and the general media landscape as it pertains to women and the one year anniversary of the start of the #MeToo movement. Couric lamented the fact that the news divisions of the broadcast giants, and every cable news network, are all run by men. But are they? Couric said she never saw or knew about any disturbing behavior from her former news partner Matt Lauer, who was fired in #MeToo moment over alleged sexual harassment, but that she did notice the bad culture at CBS News. “CBS news, I think, it’s clear from Ronan Farrow’s excellent reporting that they have a real culture problem there,” she said. “The culture I found at 60 Minutes personally was very challenging and at times quite offensive, because I think Continue reading "Katie Couric Says Hierarchy at Every Major News Network is Male, Misses Major Exception: Fox News"
On Fox and Friends on Sunday, Fox News’ Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry blasted former CIA Director John Brennan for his tweet on Saturday attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and prominent defender Sen. Lindsey Graham, and praising Arizona GOP Senator Jeff Flake, who forced the 1-week delay to investigate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s allegations. “Hang on a second, John Brennan is saying that someone is partisan?” he said with incredulity. Henry said that the job of CIA Director is normally “relatively nonpartisan, but that Brennan was the opposite. “This guy’s come out of the job and has been, not just an Obama partisan, he has been deranged almost in his attacks on President Trump. Won’t even call him president Trump, says ‘I’ll call him Mr. Trump, I will not give him respect’,” said Henry. “So spare me if we’re going to get a lecture Continue reading "Ed Henry Blasts ‘Deranged’ Brennan Over Kavanaugh Tweet: ‘Spare Me’ Lecture On ‘Who’s Partisan’"
Brett M. Kavanaugh submitted to questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, the first time in memory that a Supreme Court nominee was interviewed on TV before a confirmation vote.