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Post by Dolly » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:57 am

Hope Hicks to become Fox chief communications officer

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is joining Fox as its chief communications officer.

The media company made the announcement on Monday, saying that Hicks will be based in Los Angeles.

Fox, the company to be spun off as part of 21st Century Fox's merger with Disney, also announced the hiring of Danny O’Brien, who is slated to become head of government relations.

“Hope and Danny are proven leaders and world-class public affairs professionals," Viet Dinh, Fox chief legal and policy officer, said in a statement. "Together they will define and project FOX’s voice to our relevant communities.”
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Hicks will start in her new position once Disney closes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets. She will lead public relations of the remaining Fox assets.

The new Fox will include Fox News, Fox Sports, the Fox network and TV stations. Lachlan Murdoch, son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will be its chairman and chief executive.
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Post by pipistrelle » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:29 pm

I don't think of Hicks as a world-class public affairs type but then I remember she likely would have told Individual-1 about the toilet paper.



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Post by kate520 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:37 pm

Sure, what possibly could go wrong? The president’s* favorite girly at the presidential propaganda network, propagatin’ some fine propaganda and coordinating his attacks on the entire world before and after the 2020 election. We’re fucked.


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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:13 am

Politico
Trump, no longer ratings gold, loses his prime-time spot on Fox News

President Donald Trump loves to brag about ratings, but he’s not getting them anymore.

As he’s ramped up his rally schedule ahead of the midterms, viewership numbers for the raucous prime-time events have been roughly similar to — sometimes dipping below — Fox News’ regular programming, and the network has recently stopped airing most evening events in full.

During three Trump rallies last week, Fox News showed clips and highlights from his speeches but stuck largely with its normal weekday prime-time programming. On Saturday, when “Fox Report Weekend” and “Justice with Judge Jeanine” would ordinarily air, the network showed Trump’s speech from Topeka, Kan., in full. But on Tuesday, a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was particularly hard to find — it was not aired live on any major network, and even C-SPAN cut away for other news. And on Wednesday night, as Trump took the stage in Erie, Pa., at 7 p.m., Fox News stuck with its coverage of Hurricane Michael.

Since Trump took office, CNN and MSNBC have mostly declined to air his campaign rallies, though, like Fox News, they’ll typically carry any presidential speeches or comments to reporters.

Fox still provides livestreams of the campaign events online, but during a crucial period, with the midterms less than a month away, some in the White House are worried that the president is losing a prime-time megaphone to his base.



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Employees at Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of television stations in the U.S., say that the company orders them to air biased political segments, and that it feeds interviewers questions intended to favor Republicans, NYer reports.
One of my local stations that I've watched for years, KOMO, was purchased by Sinclair. I rarely turn on any local news unless there's a breaking story that I want to follow, so was really surprised at how much the news staff has changed. I thought I was watching FOX with the dress and makeup they had on and bland reporting. All my favorite old timey reporters no longer seem to be heading the news desk, they're out in the field, which isn't bad, but *someone* had slathered them in makeup and clothes not suited to outdoor reporting in the Pacific NW. Ugh.



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:57 pm

Megyn Kelly Officially Fired From Her Job Following Blackface Costume Remarks
Bridget HillOCT 25, 2018 19:09 PDT 0 0

Megyn Kelly lost her job working at NBC, a source revealed to the publication, Us Weekly. This comes just two days after the 47-year-old political commentariat discussed “blackface” in relation to Halloween costumes.

An insider said to the outlet on the 25th of October, Thursday, that the talk show host was forced out of NBC. She didn’t want to leave, the source claimed, but the management demanded that she had no choice.

The insider added that it all happened “so quickly,” so it’s going to take some time for Megyn to adjust. As it was previously reported, Kelly spoke on “blackface” makeup on the 23rd of October, Tuesday, in an episode which subsequently went viral online.



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Post by kate520 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:55 am

Stupid move. Law suit in 3...2...


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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:18 am

kate520 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:55 am
Stupid move. Law suit in 3...2...
I can't remember where, but I saw something yesterday that said she had hired an attorney who specializes in this type lawsuit.

When will NBC/MSNBC learn? Leopards don't change their spots. Maybe the third time is the charm. Kelley follows Greta Susteren and Charlie Sykes out the door.






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Post by Addie » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:08 pm

Daily Beast
U.S.-Funded Broadcaster To Suspend Employees Behind ‘Multimillionaire Jew’ Soros Report

The taxpayer-funded U.S. Agency for Global Media is auditing content at its Cuba broadcasting office after seemingly anti-Semitic report surfaced.


The federal government’s state-funded broadcasting arm is placing a number of employees on administrative leave and opening an investigation into how it ended up airing a story this year attacking liberal financier George Soros as a malignant “multimillionaire Jew.”

The story aired in May on Radio Televisión Martí, a Spanish-language broadcaster housed in the Office of Cuba Broadcasting in Miami. OCB is a division of the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), formerly known as the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent federal agency that oversees government-funded news organizations around the world.

The OCB segment accuses Soros, a “multimillionaire Jew of Hungarian origin,” of using “his lethal influence to destroy democracies.” Citing the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, OCB’s story warned that Soros “has his eye on Latin America.” ...

Mother Jones reported on the segment’s existence on Friday. USAGM sources said the agency was caught completely off guard, and was not aware that their Cuba division had gone after Soros in such controversial terms. The agency does not manage the daily operations of each of its subsidiary news organizations, and is in fact statutorily prohibited from directing their news content.

USAGM is now trying to figure out how the Soros piece ended up on its airwaves, and whether OCB has broadcasted any similarly objectionable content. The agency’s senior staff gathered on Monday morning to discuss the Soros segment, and decided to retain a third party organization to audit all of OCB’s coverage in an attempt to root out any similarly objectionable content.



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Post by Volkonski » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:31 pm

Ryan Pitkin

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I've got some horrible news, our publisher Charles Womack waited until we went to print today then shut down the whole paper after 31 years just like that. Everyone out of work. No severance. No nothing. It's been real
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Very sad to see this publication will be 'sold' to the owner's 28-year-old loser son and closed.

Digital transition needs to happen at alt newspapers but there is a right and wrong way to do it. This is the wrong way.


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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:10 am

Volkonski wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Ryan Pitkin

@pitkin_ryan
1h1 hour ago
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I've got some horrible news, our publisher Charles Womack waited until we went to print today then shut down the whole paper after 31 years just like that. Everyone out of work. No severance. No nothing. It's been real
.


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🎩Martin Cizmar Retweeted Creative Loafing
Very sad to see this publication will be 'sold' to the owner's 28-year-old loser son and closed.

Digital transition needs to happen at alt newspapers but there is a right and wrong way to do it. This is the wrong way.
After 31 years, Creative Loafing Charlotte lays off staff, will be online-only
BY KATHERINE PERALTA

kperalta@charlotteobserver.com
October 31, 2018 03:12 PM

Updated 7 hours 58 minutes ago

Creative Loafing Charlotte, an alternative weekly magazine started in 1987, has laid off its staff and will be a digital-only product moving forward.

Charles Womack, president of Womack Newspapers Inc. — which bought Creative Loafing from SouthComm Inc. in 2014 — has sold the Charlotte magazine to his son, Alex Womack, president of Womack Digital LLC, according to a statement Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The magazine’s future is unclear. Creative Loafing’s former editor in chief, Ryan Pitkin, told the Observer all seven full-time employees were told Wednesday that their jobs had been terminated as a result of the sale, which he said was unexpected.

“I have no idea what (Womack’s) plan for the digital platform is. He made it clear none of us have jobs anymore,” Pitkin said.


https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/ ... 98955.html



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Post by Kendra » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:54 am


Had some other interesting interactions with Trump supporters last night. This person asked me if George Soros is paying me to ask Trump questions. I told her no.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:34 am

At least she's asking instead of accusing. Baby steps.


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Post by Addie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 pm

Business Insider: After backlash, NBC and Fox are pulling the immigration ad that CNN had considered too racist to run



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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:07 pm

FWIW
ABC Prez Who Fired Roseanne RESIGNS as The Conners Ratings Dive
By S.Noble - November 17, 20188

Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post. Sounds like the rumors that ABC regrets their hasty decision to drop Roseanne.

It was a bold and idiotic decision.

The Conners, the replacement for Roseanne has dropped double digits and two stars — John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf — have allegedly been asked to take big pay cuts. Revenues for advertising are also sinking.

As for Dungey, Entertainment says: It was Dungey who announced the cancellation of Roseanne after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” she said at the time.

They claim she was widely praised for her decision. She was also widely condemned and by the people who actually watched the show.


http://www.independentsentinel.com/abc- ... ings-dive/



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Megyn Kelly close to exiting NBC for $30 million: report

Megyn Kelly in the final stages of finalizing her exit from NBC News for $30 million, according to a New York Post report on Tuesday.

Kelly, who jumped from Fox News to NBC for a reported 3-year, $69 million contract, has not been on the air since last month, when her comments regarding Halloween costumes went viral. During a panel segment, Kelly said dressing up in blackface was considered OK when she was growing up “as long as you were dressing like a character." The comments sparked outrage from a variety of voices, including NBC talent such as Al Roker, who Kelly replaced in the 9:00 a.m. ET hour.

The negotiation process, according to the Post, is taking longer than expected due to paperwork "going back and forth," as both sides are reportedly eager to move on.

"Everyone wants this to be over — both Megyn and NBC — and Comcast has the money to pay off Megyn. We thought this would be a done deal a few weeks ago," a source told the Post's "Page Six."

“NBC decided rather than fight and face a lawsuit from her, they — and more importantly, Comcast with all its money — decided to draw a line under the entire debacle and pay Megyn the full amount owed in her contract to go away," said another source.
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Post by Kendra » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:02 am

The new Murphy Brown show had an episode involving some interaction with ICE agents. Fox & Friends folks are not amused at Hollywood politicizing such an important issue and all that ebil stuff. I'm just popping in and out, but they mention it at the top of the hour (twice), and then later two of the hosts discussed with some right wing radio host. :yawn:

They must be running out of caravan border wall narrative if they have to over hype a sitcom...



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In its last FEC filing, Jeanine Pirro's campaign committee for her failed 2006 senate run reported that it still owed about $589,000 to 20 different vendors.

The status of the debt isn't clear. The committee stopped filing financial reports 7 years ago.



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Post by kate520 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:10 pm

No wonder Trump likes her!


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Post by Kendra » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:11 pm

kate520 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:10 pm
No wonder Trump likes her!
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Edit: I am unclear why some don't pay back their campaign debts (see Whitaker), but why do the unpaid vendors not try to get paid? Is there some sweet tax write off that these companies don't care? I am the money collector at work, and I rarely let anything go - I'm cold hearted enough that if the debt is $200 or less and the contractor bond is clear, I'll toss it to the attorney since the bond company pays attorney fees and court costs.



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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:24 pm

'Morning Joe' co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are married
By RACHEL DESANTIS
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NOV 25, 2018 | 3:15 PM

“Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have tied the knot.

The TV personalities were married Saturday in the rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, marking the first time the library has hosted a wedding, according to Vanity Fair.

“It makes sense now more than ever, given what we stand for as a couple, what we do for a living, and what we’re worried about as a country,” Brzezinski told the outlet of their choice of venue.

The ceremony, which was officiated by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), was reportedly shrouded in secrecy, with only about a dozen family members and close friends receiving invitations over the phone.


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Post by Addie » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:23 am

The Hill
Fox News to discipline employees who provided topics to Trump EPA chief before interview

Fox News is planning to discipline employees who provided pre-interview questions to an aide for former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt before he appeared on the network in 2017.

The news network said that it would discipline employees who were involved in the email exchange with the aide, according to The Associated Press.

A Fox News Channel spokesperson confirmed the report to The Hill. The network did not provide details on who was being disciplined.

The step comes in response to a report from The Daily Beast on Tuesday that included emails between producers at "Fox & Friends" and an aide to Pruitt.

The emails, which were first obtained by the Sierra Club, show that producers contacted Pruitt about appearing on the popular morning program in 2017.



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Uh huh.
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:44 pm

CNN fires commentator Marc Lamont Hill after he called for eliminating Israel, endorsed violent ‘resistance’
by Philip Klein
| November 29, 2018 03:50 PM

CNN has fired commentator Marc Lamont Hill, who sparked a firestorm after he made comments that called for the elimination of Israel and endorsed violent “resistance” from Palestinians, a CNN spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Examiner.

“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a CNN spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Hill, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, gave a bombastic speech at a U.N. event on Wednesday commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The speech argued for boycotting Israel; warned against shaming Palestinians for engaging in violent “resistance”; and urged grassroots, local, and international action to "Give us what justice requires — and that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea."



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TheBlaze and CRTV Merge to Create Conservative Media Powerhouse (Exclusive)
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Glenn Beck and Mark Levin are teaming up by merging TheBlaze and CRTV to create a conservative-media entity dubbed Blaze Media, which they say will reach 165 million people via television, digital platforms and social media.

Beck and Levin are set to officially announce what they are calling a merger of equals Monday, but Beck tells The Hollywood Reporter that the move could be just a next step in building a powerhouse, independent media company.

"This is the beginning of scale," he says. "Anyone who loves the Bill of Rights and pursues honesty, I want them all in. We're an open book. Let's talk." <big snip>
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