• CNN Journalists Respond to Sean Hannity’s Twitter Attacks: ‘Quite Rich of You to Make That Accusation’
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    CNN Journalists Respond to Sean Hannity’s Twitter Attacks: ‘Quite Rich of You to Make That Accusation’

    Various CNN talent and representatives have issued responses to Fox News’ Sean Hannity as he’s berated them on Twitter over the past few days, calling his accusations “rich” and suggesting the real source of his ire is a forthcoming book about Fox News from CNN’s Brian Stelter.On Saturday, one day after attorney Michael Avenatti was found guilty on all three charges related to his attempts to extort up to $25 million from Nike, Hannity lashed out at Stelter online, tweeting a link to a piece that reviewed a number of television news hosts speaking to Avenatti before he was charged. Stelter’s face is displayed prominently in the lead image.Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent, responded with a reminder he’s writing a book about the relationship between some at Hannity’s network and President Donald Trump.“For my forthcoming book about Fox and Trump, I sent fact-checking Q’s to some of Hannity’s lawyers and confidants today,” Stelter wrote. “A few hours later, Hannity lobbed a bunch of Twitter missiles at me. Complete coincidence!”Also Read: Michael Avenatti Found Guilty on All Three Counts in Nike Extortion TrialHannity began his attack again Sunday, after Stelter addressed his own dealings with Avenatti during a segment of his Sunday show. Hannity’s renewed attacks came with a pretty self-aware preface: “Alright, I haven’t done this in a while and I’m sure the write-ups will say ‘Hannity rages in a tweet storm against .@brianstelter and CNN.’ But here it goes…”From there, he used insulting nicknames to describe Stelter and CNN’s senior media reporter, Oliver Darcy. He castigated Stelter for “arrogance,” then brought up cable news ratings, where Fox News has continuously outpaced both CNN and MSNBC.Darcy responded after Hannity accused the CNN team of being “stenographers” for network head Jeff Zucker, writing, “Given the level of stenography you do for the man sitting in the White House, it is quite rich for you to make that accusation against anyone else.”Similarly, Emily Kuhn, the communications director for CNN Digital as well as Stelter’s “Reliable Sources,” referenced the forthcoming book again Sunday, musing, “Must be an interesting book if someone is reacting like that.”Hannity tweeted another round of insults a few hours after that, calling the others “creepy” and “hacks.”Read original story CNN Journalists Respond to Sean Hannity’s Twitter Attacks: ‘Quite Rich of You to Make That Accusation’ At TheWrap

  • Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to Fox News Viewer: ‘You Are Not an Informed Citizen’
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    Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to Fox News Viewer: ‘You Are Not an Informed Citizen’

    Former White House chief of staff John Kelly spoke about the state of media and slammed Fox News Wednesday night, saying a person who only watched that network wouldn’t be “an informed citizen.”During a lecture at the Drew University Forum in Morristown, N.J., according to the Washington Post, Kelly rebuffed former boss President Donald Trump, saying, “The media, in my view — and I feel very strongly about this — is not the enemy of the people.”He went on, “We need a free media. That said, you have to be careful about what you are watching and reading, because the media has taken sides. So if you only watch Fox News, because it’s reinforcing what you believe, you are not an informed citizen.”Also Read: John Kelly to Leave White House by End of YearKelly also condemned Trump’s ouster of former National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served as a witness when the House began its impeachment probe.In a Thursday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said she was “disappointed” by his comments.“I was in the room with him when he actually backed the president on many of the things he’s now saying weren’t great. I thought it was a little disingenuous,” she told Fox News’ morning hosts.Read original story Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to Fox News Viewer: ‘You Are Not an Informed Citizen’ At TheWrap

  • Internal Fox News Document Warns That Pro-Trump Guests Are Amplifying ‘Disinformation’ (Report)
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    Internal Fox News Document Warns That Pro-Trump Guests Are Amplifying ‘Disinformation’ (Report)

    A lengthy Fox News research document warns its employees to be wary of “disinformation” spread by several Pro-Trump guests, including the president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani and network contributor John Solomon, according to a Thursday report from The Daily Beast.The document, dubbed “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration,” is 162 pages long. It’s “especially critical of Solomon,” The Daily Beast reports, after he made several unsubstantiated claims the Ukrainian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Solomon is a former opinion columnist at “The Hill,” where his work “fueled” Giuliani to “dig up dirt in Ukraine,” according to the report.“John Solomon played an indispensable role in the collection and domestic publication of elements of this disinformation campaign,” the briefing notes.Also Read: Fox News Stars Rail Against Romney for Trump Impeachment Vote: 'Going to Be Associated With Judas'Solomon’s “questionable reporting,” as the report put it,  has also been referenced multiple times by President Trump on Twitter. He and Giuliani did not respond to TDB’s request for comment.A rep for Fox News did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.The research document, put together by Fox News’ senior political affairs specialist Bryan S. Murphy, also claims Giuliani is especially gullible when it comes to Ukrainian fake news; this stems from his desire to find out more about Hunter Biden’s ties to Ukraine, according to the report.Giuliani shows a “high susceptibility to disinformation” shared by Ukrainians Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko and his associates, according to Murphy’s writing.Also Read: Fox News' State of the Union Coverage Got Twice as Many Viewers as CNN, MSNBC CombinedMurphy’s report also calls out Fox News guests Victoria Toensing and Joe DiGenova for “spreading disinformation.” The married couple worked alongside Giuliani to find out more about Hunter and Joe Biden, according to The Daily Beast, and were employed by indicted Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash. Both Toensing and DiGenova did not respond to TDB’s request for comment.You can read the full report here.Read original story Internal Fox News Document Warns That Pro-Trump Guests Are Amplifying ‘Disinformation’ (Report) At TheWrap

  • Fox News Stars Rail Against Romney for Trump Impeachment Vote: ‘Going to Be Associated With Judas’
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    Fox News Stars Rail Against Romney for Trump Impeachment Vote: ‘Going to Be Associated With Judas’

    In reacting to Sen. Mitt Romney’s lone vote Wednesday to convict President Trump in his impeachment trial, Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs compared the senator to history’s greatest traitors, while other Fox News hosts disparaged him for “preening.”“Romney is going to be associated with Judas, Brutus, Benedict Arnold forever,” Dobbs said. On Twitter, the host, who recently celebrated some major ratings wins, called Romney a RINO, or “Republican in Name Only.”Also Read: Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs Marks His 100th Straight Weekly Win Over CNBCOther Fox News hosts, too, voiced displeasure with the Utah politician, who became the first senator in history to vote for conviction of an impeached president in his own party.In Fox News’ primetime Wednesday night, both Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham used the word “preening” to describe Romney’s action, which was preceded by a speech announcing his intention to vote for conviction. Sean Hannity, another Fox News figure with big ratings news this week, called Romney a “diminished figure.”Also Read: Sean Hannity's Pre-Super Bowl Trump Interview Scores Record 10.3 Million Viewers“The difference between him and Donald Trump is Donald Trump fought every single day, was tough and tough enough to win,” said the host.Romney gave his only televised interview about the vote to Fox News’ Chris Wallace Wednesday, just a few hours before the primetime analysis rolled in, telling the “Fox News Sunday” anchor that when it came time to make the decision, he had to follow his “conscience.”“I understand there’s going to be enormous consequence and I don’t have a choice in that regard. That’s why — that’s why I haven’t been anxious to be in the position I’m in,” he said at the time.The Senate voted to acquit Trump on both articles of impeachment against him Wednesday, ending the months-long saga that began when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry last fall.Thirty-four “not guilty” votes were needed for each article to acquit Trump. Senators voted 52-48 in favor of acquitting the president of the first article of impeachment — abuse of power. They voted 53-47 in favor of acquitting him on the second article — obstruction of Congress. In December, the House impeached Trump on both charges. The House voted on the two articles of impeachment, drafted by the House Judiciary Committee.Removing RINO Romney: @EdRollins says Mitt Romney is gutless for splitting his votes to acquit @POTUS and should return to Utah. AmericaFirst MAGA Dobbs pic.twitter.com/sYEhEGsq7n– Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) February 6, 2020Read original story Fox News Stars Rail Against Romney for Trump Impeachment Vote: ‘Going to Be Associated With Judas’ At TheWrap

  • Mike Pence Says Pelosi Hit a ‘New Low’ When She Tore Up Trump’s State of the Union Speech
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    Mike Pence Says Pelosi Hit a ‘New Low’ When She Tore Up Trump’s State of the Union Speech

    Mike Pence attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday morning, saying on Fox News she hit a “new low” when she tore up President Trump’s State of the Union speech.Discussing the instantly-viral moment from Tuesday night, the vice president said: “I didn’t see her do it. I found out just a few moments later and I think it was a new low.”Also Read: Nancy Pelosi Tears Up Trump's Speech at the End of the State of the Union Address (Video)“It’s clear the contrast here was a president who spent an hour and a half making a speech about America, right? And Nancy Pelosi, in the final moments, tried to make it about her and I think the American people see through it,” he continued. “I think they see through the pettiness, they see through the politics of all of it.”Pence called the speech “a great, great blessing to people all across America,” then said he had “a strong feeling that she’s going to be the last Speaker of the House to sit in that chair for a long time.”Pelosi’s tearing of the paper came after Trump did not shake her outstretched hand at the beginning of the address. After receiving that copy of the speech at the beginning of the night’s proceedings, Pelosi extended her hand.Trump did not shake it, but he was already turning to face Congress and may have not seen her gesture. It’s worth noting Trump did not shake Pence’s hand either.Read original story Mike Pence Says Pelosi Hit a ‘New Low’ When She Tore Up Trump’s State of the Union Speech At TheWrap

  • Trump Says He’s the Only Person Who Knows ‘What the Hell Happened to Fox News’
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    Trump Says He’s the Only Person Who Knows ‘What the Hell Happened to Fox News’

    President Donald Trump lashed out at Fox News again on Tuesday, this time for booking Democratic lawmakers to appear on the network. Trump has criticized the network of that before, but this time he also took aim at Chris Wallace and mused about “what the hell happened” to the cable channel.“Really pathetic how @FoxNews is trying to be so politically correct by loading the airwaves with Democrats like Chris Van Hollen, the no name Senator from Maryland. He has been on forever playing up the Impeachment Hoax. Dems wouldn’t even give Fox their low ratings debates….” Trump wrote in a tweet.“…..So, what the hell has happened to @FoxNews. Only I know! Chris Wallace and others should be on Fake News CNN or MSDNC. How’s Shep Smith doing? Watch, this will be the beginning of the end for Fox, just like the other two which are dying in the ratings. Social Media is great!” he concluded. Also Read: Watch Kellyanne Conway Duck Fox News' Questions About Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Implicating Trump - 4 Times (Video)Wallace, the host of “Fox News Sunday,” was involved in a testy exchange with conservative pundit Katie Pavlich on Monday during a segment on the impeachment proceedings in the Senate. He told her to get her facts straight after she insisted some witnesses had not been called in the trial.Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg appeared on Fox News for a town hall over the weekend. Both he and fellow Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang believe in taking the Democratic message to Fox News’ viewers. Yang even called on the Democratic National Committee to allow Fox News to host a debate, because DNC has, so far, not given Fox News that opportunity.All three networks have been seeing high ratings during the Senate impeachment trial. MSNBC had the most viewers on Friday afternoon as the Senate impeachment trial picked back up for its fourth day, both in total averages and viewers in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 demographic. Fox News had the most viewers tune in to see primetime analysis and coverage. From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET,  MSNBC had 1.515 million viewers total tune in on average, while Fox News had 1.398 million total average viewers and CNN had 979,000.The president has attacked Fox News repeatedly over the last year, saying the network used to be comprised of “proud warriors” and insulting its polling unit. Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the latest attack Tuesday and does not typically comment on Trump’s attacks on anchors or booking choices, but has stood by the polling unit in the past. Anchors like Brit Hume and Neil Cavuto have responded to attacks in the past themselves.Read original story Trump Says He’s the Only Person Who Knows ‘What the Hell Happened to Fox News’ At TheWrap

  • Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera Laments Watching Rudy Giuliani ‘Deteriorate’
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    Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera Laments Watching Rudy Giuliani ‘Deteriorate’

    Geraldo Rivera said in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning that it’s tough to see former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani “deteriorate” in live television interviews.“I’ve known him since he was a newly-appointed U.S. attorney in the Southern District here in New York. Then he became ‘America’s Mayor,’ and we all lived through that trauma with him when he was the most magnificent elected official on earth. To see him kind of deteriorate right before your very eyes — and I love the guy — but I think that this is…,” Rivera said.Co-host Steve Doocy asked what his Fox News colleague meant. Rivera responded by speaking about Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine and questioned why he wasn’t appointed as an envoy if he was going overseas to represent President Donald Trump.Also Read: Hillary Clinton Thinks 'Aliens Have Seized' Rudy Giuliani's Brain (Video)“He went to Ukraine to do what as what?” Rivera asked“We have a lot of people in the audience who are not agreeing with you, Geraldo,” said co-host Ainsley Earhardt.“I don’t come here for people to agree with me. I come to tell you how I feel from the bottom of my heart and from the bottom of my heart, I feel like Rudy Giuliani has been diminished by this entire saga. I think the more he talks the worse it is for the President of the United States.”Also Read: 'Fox & Friends' Brawl: Geraldo Rivera Calls Out Brian Kilmeade's 'Arrogance' in Defending Attack on Iran (Video)This isn’t the first time Rivera has been questioned on the network in recent weeks. Earlier in January, he and co-host Brian Kilmeade criticized each other while debating the United States’ deadly strike against Iranian’s General Qassem Soleimani with Rivera saying that the strike was an act of unnecessary aggression on the part of the U.S.Watch the clip of Rivera speaking about Giuliani above via Fox News.Read original story Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera Laments Watching Rudy Giuliani ‘Deteriorate’ At TheWrap

  • Charlize Theron Calls Megyn Kelly’s Reaction to ‘Bombshell’ ‘Validating’ After Oscar Nomination
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    Charlize Theron Calls Megyn Kelly’s Reaction to ‘Bombshell’ ‘Validating’ After Oscar Nomination

    Charlize Theron isn’t just “grateful” to the Academy for recognizing the work she did on “Bombshell.” Theron also said she was incredibly moved to get a positive review from the very woman she portrayed for her Oscar-nominated performance: Megyn Kelly.“We were all incredibly moved,” Theron told TheWrap following her Oscar nomination. “It was definitely something, we were all, all of us, the producers, the filmmakers, the entire crew, we worked incredibly hard to be as accurate as we possibly could, and to see that video it was incredibly emotional for all of us. And then it felt very validating.”Kelly revealed in a December Instagram post that she had finally seen “Bombshell” and called it an “incredibly emotional experience.” However, on her YouTube channel Friday, it became clear how deeply she was affected by the film.Also Read: Megyn Kelly Says She Twirled at Roger Ailes' Request: 'God Help Me, I Did It'Kelly watched the film and reacted to it along with former Fox News employees Juliet Huddy, Rudi Bakhtiar and Julie Zann, as well as her husband Doug Brunt (played in “Bombshell” by Mark Duplass). The panel agreed that “Bombshell” captured what it felt like to be harassed, specifically within Fox News and by Roger Ailes. And after seeing their response, Theron said their words were moving and “validating” for herself and all of the filmmakers.“How powerful it felt that they acknowledged that they felt that the essence of this film really represented how it felt to work there and be sexually harassed there,” Theron said. “And that was ultimately what we wanted to get right. For us, that felt very validating.”That said, Kelly said that director Jay Roach and screenwriter Charles Randolph did take some liberties with the material and even got some facts wrong. And the panel added that it was “surreal” to watch a movie told about their experience in which they had no involvement. But Kelly admitted that she did in fact twirl or spin at Ailes’ request, as it’s shown in the film.Also Read: Oscars 2020: Women Scored Record 31% of Nominations Overall Despite Female Director SnubTheron didn’t have time to get into the specifics of what Kelly said were inaccuracies in the film except to say that she as a producer and the rest of the cast and crew worked incredibly hard to get every detail right.Theron’s nomination was one of three “Bombshell” took home on Monday morning, including another for Margot Robbie for Best Supporting Actress and one for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Theron added that her nomination is meant for the “whole army” behind her and hopes that the nominations can inspire more people to see an important film.“This movie really is important. I believe that in every part of my body. These stories especially, what happened to the women in Fox, and really to all the women out there who have experienced harassment in the workplace, I do feel like it’s so timely and there’s this catharsis happening around this film that’s just so powerful to witness,” Theron said. “If this makes anyone want to go see this movie a little more, I’m glad to see that.”Watch Kelly’s full video here.Read original story Charlize Theron Calls Megyn Kelly’s Reaction to ‘Bombshell’ ‘Validating’ After Oscar Nomination At TheWrap

  • Megyn Kelly talks about how ‘demeaning’ it was having to ‘spin’ for Roger Ailes
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    Megyn Kelly talks about how ‘demeaning’ it was having to ‘spin’ for Roger Ailes

    “I was asked to do the spin… and God help me I did it,” Kelly admitted.

  • Margot Robbie calls on society to 'solve together' the issue of sexual harassment
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    Margot Robbie calls on society to 'solve together' the issue of sexual harassment

    Robbie says sexual harassment 'isn’t an issue for women to solve' as she promotes Bombshell - a movie centred on allegations made against former Head of Fox News

  • Donald Trump Jr Tells Sean Hannity That Media Is ‘Destroying Its Credibility’
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    Donald Trump Jr Tells Sean Hannity That Media Is ‘Destroying Its Credibility’

    In an appearance on Fox News Wednesday night, Donald Trump Jr. explained why he thinks the media is “destroying its credibility.”“They don’t even pretend to be objective. You saw that this weekend when al-Baghdadi,”  the president’s son told primetime host Sean Hannity, referencing the widely-criticized headline that referred to the slain ISIS leader as an “austere religious scholar” before it was updated.Also Read: Covington Student Nicholas Sandmann's Defamation Lawsuit Against the Washington Post Partially ReopenedHe continued, “But Nick Sandmann — one of the innocent 15-year-old kids from Covington Catholic, is a homegrown terrorist? The media is destroying its credibility.”Sandmann filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against the Post in February following an encounter with Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist, at a protest at the Lincoln Memorial. The suit accused the outlet of defaming Sandmann in “false and defamatory articles” that suggested he “assaulted and/or physically intimidated” Phillips and “wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap.”Also Read: Washington Post Criticized for Obit Headline Calling ISIS Leader 'Austere Religious Scholar'A federal judge in Kentucky partially reopened a defamation lawsuit on Monday, allowing an amended version of the suit to move on to the discovery phase.A representative for the Washington Post did not immediately return a request for comment from TheWrap.Read original story Donald Trump Jr Tells Sean Hannity That Media Is ‘Destroying Its Credibility’ At TheWrap

  • Gretchen Carlson Calls on Fox News to Release Former Employees From NDAs
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    Gretchen Carlson Calls on Fox News to Release Former Employees From NDAs

    Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has called on the network to release ex-employees from any non-disclosure agreements that were made with the network.“All women at Fox News and beyond forced to sign NDAs should be released from them immediately, giving them back the voices they deserve,” Carlson told Vanity Fair in a piece published on Monday. “None of us asked to get into a workplace dispute. We simply had the courage to stand up and say something — but in the end it’s our voices no one can hear. Because of our NDAs, we can never say what is factually correct or incorrect about what happened to us at Fox.”The appeal — Carlson is joined by former contributors and staffers like Julie Roginsky, Tamara Holder and Diana Falzone — also comes shortly after NBCUniversal announced via MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that it would release former employees who wanted to speak out about sexual harassment or misconduct from their NDAs. The network has been facing public scrutiny stemming from reporting in Ronan Farrow’s book, “Catch and Kill.” Carlson, alongside former Fox News hosts like Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren, had also written a letter to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts earlier this month, calling on the parent company to launch an “independent investigation of sexual misconduct and coverups at NBC News.” (NBC News has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.)Carlson, who was once a co-host on “Fox & Friends,” was the first woman to publicly accuse Fox News chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Her widely publicized story has since been made into the feature film “Bombshell,” which opens in theaters in December, and included in Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice” miniseries. But due to her NDA that she signed on to as part of her settlement with Fox News, the former on-air host has not been allowed to participate in either project.“Because of our NDAs, movies and television projects are being produced, but the women muzzled can’t comment on them,” Carlson told Vanity Fair. “Because of our NDAs, others can continue to spread mistruths and deny our claims, knowing full well we can’t say a thing.”A representative for Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.Read original story Gretchen Carlson Calls on Fox News to Release Former Employees From NDAs At TheWrap

  • White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Dismisses CNN’s Criticism: ‘No Different Than Any Other Day’
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    White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Dismisses CNN’s Criticism: ‘No Different Than Any Other Day’

    CNN’s media team took on White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham over the weekend, saying that she declines to come on the network’s Sunday show and doesn’t fulfill the “traditional duties” of her role.In a statement to TheWrap Monday, Grisham responded by saying: “This weekend was no different than any other day when it comes to CNN.”Her reaction came after CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy pointed out on Saturday that with Grisham at the helm of President Trump’s communications team, “It’s not like the old days.”Also Read: White House Press Secretary Defends Trump Calling Opponents 'Human Scum': They 'Are Just That'“Back in the old days, we had a White House press secretary,” he said. “Now, it seems like we have someone who’s occupying the office of the White House press secretary.“We have someone who has the title of White House press secretary, but not someone fulfilling the traditional duties of the White House press secretary: Going out every single day in front of the cameras, taking questions from reporters, briefing the American public — because it’s briefing the American public that they’re doing, not just reporters — about what the White House is doing on behalf of them.”Also Read: White House Press Secretary Defends G7 Coming to Trump Property: The Trump Brand Is 'Known'Darcy continued, referencing Grisham’s appearances on Sinclair and Fox News: “Instead, what you have is someone who is going on the president’s favorite shows, the friendliest corners of the world for the president and this administration, and trashing the president’s critics. Stephanie Grisham might have the title of White House press secretary, but she’s really White House press secretary in name only, if you will.”Last week on “Fox & Friends,” Grisham defended the president’s use of the words “human scum” to describe “never-Trump” Republicans. During a previous appearance on Fox News’ morning show, she confirmed daily press briefings will not be coming back. She said at the time some reporters were “getting famous off this presidency.”Also Read: White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Confirms Televised Briefings Won't Return Soon: Reporters Were 'Getting Famous' From ItDuring that appearance in September, Grisham reiterated her stance that Trump is his own best spokesperson, which she also said during an August appearance on Sinclair’s “America This Week.”CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter noted during his “Reliable Sources” on Sunday that Grisham “acts more like a propaganda minister than a press secretary.” He highlighted her slamming former White House chief of staff as being “totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great president” and her likening the impeachment inquiry to “a mob-lynching type of situation” as examples.On the show, in a subsequent tweet and, finally, in his nightly newsletter, Stelter posed Grisham a question: “If you are so proud and so confident in the ‘genius’ of ‘our great president,’ why don’t you restore the daily press briefings and tout his accomplishments and take questions?”A spokesperson for CNN declined additional comment, but referred TheWrap to Darcy and Stelter’s statements from the weekend.Also in Stelter’s newsletter: “Every week, the ‘Reliable Sources’ team invites Grisham on the program for an interview. Every week, she declines.”Read original story White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Dismisses CNN’s Criticism: ‘No Different Than Any Other Day’ At TheWrap

  • Laura Ingraham Apologizes for ‘Mixup’ Involving Ukraine Call Whistleblower Lawyer
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    Laura Ingraham Apologizes for ‘Mixup’ Involving Ukraine Call Whistleblower Lawyer

    Laura Ingraham apologized during her Fox News show, “The Ingraham Angle,” Thursday night, for a “mixup” where she falsely said a lawyer for the Ukraine call whistleblower had represented Senator Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton.“Last night I made a comment about whistleblower lawyer Mark Zaid and saying he previously represented Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton. That was incorrect,” she said.Also Read: Nancy Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry Into Donald Trump“I was mistaking Mark for another attorney representing the whistleblower named Andrew Bakaj, who just worked for Clinton and Schumer, so it was a different lawyer,” she continued. “I apologize for that mixup.”Bakaj, it turns out, only interned for the two Democrats in college, according to a series of tweets from Zaid.Also Read: Hillary Clinton Says 'Carefully Thinking Through' Isn't One of Rudy Giuliani's 'Strong Points' on 'The Late Show'(Video)He wrote Thursday, before Ingraham’s show, “On @FoxNews last night @IngrahamAngle said of me in my whistleblower case: ‘His lawyer Mark Zaid who’s represented Schumer and Hillary by the way.’  To use coined phrase: FAKE NEWS!”“To be clear, at no time have I ever represented Senator Schumer or Secretary Clinton. Ever. Never,” he continued. “No doubt @IngrahamAngle’s folks completely confused & conflated me w/my co-counsel @AndrewBakaj. Andrew – when he was 19/20 & in college – interned w/ Senators Schumer & Clinton. Almost 20 years ago.”When reached for further comment regarding Ingraham’s apology, Zaid told TheWrap: “That apology is fine. It’s not a productive use of my time to further address Fox News errors. Our priority is to protect the whistleblower.”“It’s disappointing that Fox News can’t grasp or is unwilling to admit that Andrew didn’t ‘work’ for Senators Schumer or Clinton. He was a college intern. The difference is like night and day,” he added.Bakaj did not immediately respond to request for comment.Read original story Laura Ingraham Apologizes for ‘Mixup’ Involving Ukraine Call Whistleblower Lawyer At TheWrap

  • Fox News accuses Wonder Woman of not being 'American enough'
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    Fox News accuses Wonder Woman of not being 'American enough'

    Appearing to have missed the rather explicit fact that 'Wonder Woman' is an Amazonian princess, Fox News in the US has accused the superhero of not being 'American enough'.