Mediaite Is Looking For Fall Editorial Interns to Join Our Team!

Mediaite is seeking interns for Fall 2018, beginning in October. The ideal candidate is a current college or graduate student looking for hands-on writing and research experience at a news and politics site, gaining crucial experience in the process. Mediaite is one of the leading voices in politics, media, entertainment. In a 24-hour span, we give readers everything from a political gaffe to a big cable news interview to a recap of Westworld and we are regularly featured on all the major cable news networks. As an intern, you’ll be doing some of the vital tasks that go into making a digital news site tick: researching, fact-checking, copy editing, comment moderation and transcribing interviews. You will also get the chance to write stories for our site that millions of people will see, so English, Journalism, or Political Science degrees are especially encouraged to apply. You’ll be collecting bylines and padding a Continue reading "Mediaite Is Looking For Fall Editorial Interns to Join Our Team!"

The View Tussles Over Martha MacCallum’s Kavanaugh Interview on Fox News: It Was a ‘Real Softball’

Following Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s exclusive interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, the co-hosts of The View sparred over whether the host was too easy on the SCOTUS nominee facing sexual assault allegations. Abby Huntsman — a former Fox Newser herself who noted she was mentored by MacCallum — immediately came to her former colleague’s defense, contending that “she did a great interview.” “If you watch this interview, she is very good at what she does,” Huntsman said. “She’s also a wonderful woman. I can speak from personal experience, but she asked the questions that I would have asked if I were sitting across the room from him.” Huntsman also speculated that “they thought through this before and said, ‘Let’s sit down with a comfortable audience,’ which is Fox News,” carefully selecting MacCallum to do the questioning. However, that still didn’t sit well with Sunny Hostin, Continue reading "The View Tussles Over Martha MacCallum’s Kavanaugh Interview on Fox News: It Was a ‘Real Softball’"

Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accusers in Shocking Rant at UN: Second Accuser ‘Has Nothing,’ ‘Was Drunk’

While at the United Nations following his speech to the General Assembly on Monday, President Donald Trump took a few questions, including about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the allegations of sexual assault against him, when he went off about the accusations and the accusers. Earlier Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders indicated the White House would be open to hearing from second accuser Deborah Ramirez at Thursday’s hearing. But at the U.N. Trump was less receptive. As he and other Republicans have said before, Trump today said that “a con game being played by the Democrats” with regard to the accusations against his nominee Kavanaugh. He also specifically took several shots at Ramirez, “Now a new charge comes up and she said well it might not be him, and there were gaps and said she was totally inebriated, and she was all messed up. And she doesn’t know if it Continue reading "Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accusers in Shocking Rant at UN: Second Accuser ‘Has Nothing,’ ‘Was Drunk’"

Trump Blasts Iran in UN Speech: Iran’s Leaders Sow Chaos, Death, and Destruction

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump blasted the Iranian regime as a “corrupt dictatorship”, saying that no solution can come to the destruction in Syria or the migrant crisis without also addressing Iran. “Every solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that has fueled and financed it. The corrupt dictatorship in Iran,’ said Trump. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders. Or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.” The President said his withdrawal from the Iran Deal was supported by other nations in the Middle East, and repeated the administration position that the deal was a windfall to the corrupt regime. “We cannot Continue reading "Trump Blasts Iran in UN Speech: Iran’s Leaders Sow Chaos, Death, and Destruction"

Laura Ingraham Deletes Post Linking to Controversial Anti-Immigration Website

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham again found herself doing damage control Monday night, after she posted a link from a controversial anti-immigration blog on Twitter. Ingraham tweeted out a link earlier in the day to a VDARE article titled “Jeb Bush Denounces Americans Who Don’t Want To Be ‘Changed’ By Mass Immigration.” Shortly after, it was deleted, but not before the Contemptor’s Justin Baragona got ahold of it. Ingraham then issued a mea culpa, saying she “mistakenly tweeted a link to a website that I in no way condone” while trying to highlight a National Review interview with Jeb Bush.

WATCH: Megyn Kelly Confronts Tom Arnold Over Claim He Assaulted Actress Roma Downey in Fiery Collision

Tuesday on NBC, Megyn Kelly confronted Tom Arnold over an allegation of physical assault lodged against the actor — in a segment which went totally off the rails. As part of his recent altercation with Apprentice creator Mark Burnett at an Emmy Awards party, actor Tom Arnold was alleged to have physically assaulted actress Roma Downey — with the actress claiming she got a sizable bruise on her hand from Arnold. “Did you cause that bruise?” Kelly asked Arnold. The actor laughed off the claim. “Roma Downey’s like, ‘Julie Chen, hold my beer,'” he said. The joke drew condemnation from Kelly. “Stop that, Tom,” Kelly said. She added, “Don’t Continue reading "WATCH: Megyn Kelly Confronts Tom Arnold Over Claim He Assaulted Actress Roma Downey in Fiery Collision"

One Year After ‘Rocket Man’ Taunt, Trump Lauds Kim in UN Speech: I Thank Him For His ‘Courage’

President Donald Trump‘s Tuesday speech at the United Nations General Assembly marked a shift in tone on North Korea as he moved away from inflammatory rhetoric and expressed praise for dictator Kim Jong Un. “I would like to thank chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he’s taken, though much work remains to be done,” Trump said. “I also want to thank the many member states who helped us reach this moment.” However, sanctions, Trump noted, will stay active until North Korea denuclearizes. That term has been a source of debate as major questions remain as to what steps Kim will take to enact that change, and how far he’s willing to go. The president credited his June summit with Kim in Singapore for the progress, adding that the dictator’s regime has ended its nuclear testing, dismantled certain military facilities and set free U.S. hostages. Continue reading "One Year After ‘Rocket Man’ Taunt, Trump Lauds Kim in UN Speech: I Thank Him For His ‘Courage’"