All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CNN’

Rachel Nichols Reportedly Leaving CNN to Return to ESPN

Rachel Nichols is reportedly leaving CNN to return to ESPN. According to media reports, including the Chicago Tribune, Nichols will rejoin ESPN in early 2016, serving as an anchor and reporter. Reports also claim she will anchor her own program. Looks like Rachel Nichols is returning to ESPN. https://t.co/UlQlv9Ra0r pic.twitter.com/XCNpehDEJj — Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 30, 2015 Rachel Nichols, who …

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Elise Labott Suspended For Tweet About Syrian Refugees

Elise Labott, journalist for CNN, has been suspended for two weeks following an opinionated tweet. On Thursday, a bill passed the House making it tougher for refugees from Syria and Iraq to enter the United States and it seems Elise Labott doesn’t agree with it. After Elise Labott tweeted her feelings about the bill, it was retweeted more than 1,000 …

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Kate Steinle: Brother Wants Trump To Stop “Sensationalizing” Her Death

Kate Steinle has a brother who is unhappy with Donald Trump. Kate Steinle is the woman who was randomly shot to death as she walked with her family on a San Francisco pier by an illegal immigrant who had already been deported several times. Donald Trump has repeatedly used the death of Kate Steinle to prove his controversial remarks about …

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Darlie Routier On Death Row Awaiting Appeal Of Conviction For Gruesome Murder Of Her Young Sons

Darlie Routier, also called the Dallas Susan Smith because of the similarities in the two crimes, is on death row and is waiting for an appeal in the case of the bloody murder of her two oldest sons. Darlie Routier is back in the news now that CNN is featuring her case in their series, Death Row Stories. Since her …

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Lynne Russell, Former CNN Anchor, and Husband, former CNN Reporter Chuck De Caro, Survive Deadly Gun Battle in New Mexico

Lynne Russell, a former anchor for CNN, and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, have survived a deadly gun battle in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, motel on Tuesday night. Lynne Russell and De Caro were traveling when they decided to call it a night and pulled into a Motel 6. When Russell went back out to the parking …

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‘Too Many Cooks’ Gets an American Politics Parody

CNN just put out a six-minute parody of Too Many Cooks, the incredible, surreal video that captivated the internet last November – and it accomplishes a couple of things. First, it’s a pretty good backdrop to lampoon the absurdity of American politics. Second, it reminds people of the greatness that is Too Many Cooks. I’d usually have some disparaging remarks …

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Rand Paul Will Shoot Your Drone Out of the Sky

In what CNN has dubbed a “historic” interview, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spent a little over a minute answering questions via Snapchat. I’m guessing that’s the historic part, as CNN says this is the first-ever Snapchat interview with a U.S. lawmaker. Paul was asked about a handful of topics, including the 2016 race, Hillary Clinton, and drones. Considering the fact …

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Sara Sidner: CNN Reporter Hit With Rock On Live Air While Reporting In Ferguson

Sara Sidner, a CNN reporter, was hit in the head with a rock on live air while she was reporting in Ferguson, Missouri. Sidner was giving her report on the many buildings that had been set on fire by protesters to Jake Tapper in the studio when the rock hit her in the side of the head. After regaining her …

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Don Lemon Suggests Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Could’ve Fought It Off by Biting His Penis

If you clicked on this after reading the headline and thinking there’s no way that actually happened, well, prepared to be surprised. CNN talking head Don Lemon pressed a seriously troubling line of questioning during a Tuesday night interview with new Bill Cosby rape accuser Joan Tarshis. Earlier this week, Tarshis became the latest in a string of women to …

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CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands

Once again, Microsoft is having a hard time controlling the variables of its product placement. You may have been watching CNN’s election coverage last night. If so, you may have seen a bunch of shiny, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets resting upright in front of the various commentators. What you may not have seen were the iPads, which the …

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Terry Keenan, Former Fox Anchor, Dead At Age 53

Terry Keenan, a former Fox News and CNN news anchor, has died at the age of 53. Keenan, who was currently serving as a columnist for the New York Post, died suddenly on Thursday, October 23 from a massive cerebral hemorrhage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Keenan’s career in television news started in 1986 when she landed a job with …

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Arwa Damon and CNN Sued for Anchor’s Biting Attack

We’ve all been there before – You’re at a party after a long, hard week at work and it’s finally time to let loose. You have a beer or two, and then another, and another… Until you wake up the next morning and have no clue what happened during the past 48 hours. And, because we’ve all been there, no …

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David Letterman Punks Joan Rivers, Walks Out

Joan Rivers has had a week of headline grabbing. First she got herself into some hot water for calling President Obama the first gay president, and calling First Lady Michelle Obama a “trans”. Then she sat down for a short segment with CNN talking head Fredricka Whitfield, who asked her about her comments on Fashion Police, deriding celebrity fashion choices. …

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Joan Rivers Bashed for Being ‘Very Mean’, Bails on CNN Interview

Joan Rivers is very good at criticizing others, but when she is the target of criticism, it seems she just bails. That’s what happened when the comedian-author stormed off the set of a pre-taped CNN interview with Fredricka Whitfield after the anchor said Rivers’ critiques on her E! Fashion Police show are “very mean. “Even with your fashion critiquing, while …

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The Colbert Report Informs More Viewers Than Others

When Stephen Colbert started The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, he stated that his goal was to “feel the news” at his audience, purporting that anyone could read the news to them. According to a new study released by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, Colbert’s show has done much more than his initial process. Upon analyzing the …

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Steve Ballmer Agrees To Buy Clippers For $2 Billion

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has signed an agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers from the Sterling Family Trust for a record $2 billion, according to a source that spoke with CNN on Thursday night. The NBA would still need to approve the sale at a Board of Governors meeting. Sterling has vowed to fight the sale, Sterling’s attorney …

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CNN Fires News Editor over 50 Instances of Plagiarism

CNN has fired a news editor after they discovered around 50 instances of plagiarism in her articles. Marie-Louise Gumuchian has been terminated after CNN’s internal investigation. According to the company, Gumuchian wrote frequently about international events–especially in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She worked out of CNN’s London bureau. CNN says that they’ve edited out plagiarized passages from her …

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Budget Vacations: Websites, Destinations, And More

Vacation is all I ever wanted. It’s a chance to get away. And it can be spent with or without other people. But what do you do when you want to take a vacation but all you can find are resorts that charge an arm and a leg or five-star hotels that don’t live up to the billing? Enter budget …

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Ayrton Senna: A Racing Legend Remembered

He was a Formula One driver who transcended his sport, a man who amassed 161 Grand Prix starts, 41 wins, and three World Championships, and did so with a rare humility rarely seen in sports today. Ayrton Senna died on May 1, 1994, when his car crashed into a concrete barrier while he was leading the 1994 San Marino Grand …

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Beef Recall Investigation Reveals Company Deception

It’s a case that previously had been known for the sheer volume of the recall—millions of pounds of bad meat, retrieved from thousands of stores across the country. But CNN is now reporting that the case has a far more sinister tone. According to an article by CNN, federal investigators began surveillance on the slaughterhouse owned by Rancho Feeding Corp. …

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Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

Steve Israel, Democratic congressman of New York and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.” Israel has not been the only high ranking Democrat to call out the Republican Party on racism. “I think race …

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George W. Bush Painting Exhibit Panned by Critics

The George W. Bush Center began a new exhibit today of the former president’s portraits of world leaders. His artwork is being universally condemned by art critics. “George W. Bush paints like a beginning college art major,” Mat Gleason of the Coagula Art Journal told CNN, “The haste in which these pictures appear to have been completed reveal an artist …

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West African Virus Death Toll Rises Above 80

West Africa is bracing itself for the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in nearly a decade. CNN is reporting that the death toll has risen to 85 with dozens more ill. The deaths are among 137 cases reported by the World Health Organization, which said the outbreak has “rapidly evolved” since starting in southeastern Guinea. Other suspected affected areas …

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Piers Morgan Bids Adieu With Shot at NRA

Piers Morgan bid adieu to his television viewers on Friday, replete with a shot at the NRA and a plea for Americans to become more stringent about gun control. Morgan’s show was canceled due to low ratings. Critics say the British native is “out of touch” with American culture. “We gave everything we had and loved every minute of it. …

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Piers Morgan Ends Show’s Run With Gun Control Plea

Piers Morgan ended his CNN show’s 3-year run with a final shot at the NRA, pleading with the country to take another look at gun control policies. The cancellation of “Piers Morgan Live” was announced last month with Morgan admitting that his stance on gun control issues hadn’t made him very popular with many of his viewers. “Look, I am …

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CNN Producers Arrested Trying to Get into World Trade Center Site to Cover Recent Break-ins of the WTC Site

Two CNN producers have failed at something a set of BASE jumpers and a 16-year-old parkour enthusiast succeeded in doing: getting past security and scaling the World Trade Center. Reuters reports that 35-year-old Yon Pomrenze and 26-year-old Conner Fieldman Boals were arrested and charged with criminal trespass, obstruction of governmental administration, and disorderly conduct after attempting to bypass security at …

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Elephants Escape Circus In Missouri

Three elephants escaped their enclosure and went on a stroll this past Saturday—through the employee parking lot of the St. Louis Moolah Shrine Circus. Eyewitnesses told CNN that the elephants had become spooked by noises from the circus goers and managed to find a way out of their enclosure into the parking lot, where they were eventually rounded up by …

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The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee turned on the World Wide Web. Since then, it has become one of the most pervasive technologies ever created. In fact, one could argue that it’s the most important invention in human history. To celebrate the Web’s 25th anniversary, CNN has shared the very first news report it put out on the Web. Unfortunately, the …

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Ted Turner Hospitalized In Buenos Aires

Robert Edward Turner III, more commonly known as philanthropist and cable TV network CNN founder Ted Turner, has been hospitalized in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 75-year-old media tycoon owns property in the Patagonia region of Argentina. On Friday morning, Turner went to the nearby San Carlos Sanatorium in the city of Bariloche, complaining of acute abdominal pain. He then took …

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Newt Gingrich Eyeing Sec. of State Position?

In a Twitter rant last month, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounded-off against current Secretary of State John Kerry for comments he made in a speech to students in Jakarta, Indonesia, going as far as to ask John Kerry to resign from his position as Secretary of State. So what was the subject of the comments that got …

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