Chuck Schumer Demands House Dump Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes After White House Deflects Questions
Senate Dem leader Chuck Schumer today called for House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove Rep. Devin Nunes as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Schumer’s remarks, on the floor of the Senate, came as Nunes’ office confirmed this morning that he viewed on the White House grounds confidential information about intelligence gathering that swept up Trump associates, the night before he went to the White House to inform them about intelligence reports to which he had… Read
Sean Spicer Insists Donald Trump Plugged Judge Jeanine’s Show Only Because He Is Fan, “Plain And Simple”
“He’s a fan of the show, plain and simple,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said today when asked whether President Donald Trump owed House Speaker Paul Ryan an apology for plugging Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday show on Fox News Channel in which she demanded Ryan resign over Trumpcare’s flop.
Asked during today’s White House press briefing if he owes Ryan an apology for telling America to be sure to watch that particular edition of Justice with Judge Jeanine… Read
CNN Hires “Silly, Craven” Conservatives, Podcaster Jon Lovett Says…On CNN
Podcaster and former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett was having a perfectly pleasant conversation with CNN’s Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources this morning – even after saying cable news speaks in a “dead language” – until the subject turned to the network’s political panels.
Without naming CNN’s resident Trump supporters Jeffrey Lord or Kayleigh McEnany – but, no worries, Stelter did – Lovett said CNN recruits “campaign rejects” and “silly, craven people” to represent… Read
The President Trumpets Jeanine Pirro: Is Paul Ryan Just Collateral Damage?
Coincidence? You’re Fired-By-Proxy? Collateral damage? The Sunday morning Beltway programs parsed the motivations and fall out of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s televised demand for the resignation of house speaker Paul Ryan – a Saturday night performance handed a world-wide promo earlier in the day by President Donald Trump himself.
“Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.,” Trump tweeted yesterday morning, offering no clues about what his old pal Pirro might be… Read
‘Westworld’ Team On The Series’ Super-Engaged Fan Base, Music Hints & Being Part Of The Solution – PaleyFest
As the 34th annual Paleyfest winds toward its conclusion, The Paley Center for Media has saved some of the best panels for last, with an evening session Saturday for hit HBO series Westworld. Based on the 1973 film directed by Michael Crichton, the sci-fi series has embraced the mysteries at its core, dropping clues for viewers as to the future of the Westworld amusement park and its androids coming to self-awareness, and generating record ratings and serious fan… Read
NABET Members Voting On New ABC Contract
Contract ratification ballots went out yesterday to more than 2,700 NABET-CWA workers employed at ABC's news, sports and entertainment divisions and at its owned television stations in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Leaders at the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians – Communications Workers of America are recommending ratification of a new four-year contract, which covers staff and daily hires working as broadcast… Read
Fox News Fires Its Longtime Comptroller
Judy Slater, longtime comptroller at Fox News Channel, was let go for what the company called “abhorrent behavior" that included allegedly making derogatory comments toward African-American employees. The allegations had come to light in recent weeks, according to the network.
The incidents were brought to the attention of company HR chief Kevin Lord within the past two months. Slater, who had been with the company 19 years, was terminated within two weeks, according to a… Read
House Intel Committee GOP Chair Cancels Obama Honchos’ Public Testimony On Russian Election Tampering
House Intel Committee’s top Dem on Friday blasted GOP chairman Devin Nunes after he cancelled Tuesday’s public hearing with members of the Obama administration.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates all had agreed to testify publicly before the committee on what they knew about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Nunes canceled the public hearing, and… Read
Turkish Government Mulls Ban Of TV Dating Shows
Turkey's government is cracking down on regulations for matchmaking shows in the country with an eye to potentially ban the popular daytime programs altogether because they don't fall in line with Turkish traditions and customs.
According to the country's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus some of the dating shows, particularly those geared towards engineering a marriage, are "against our family values, culture, faith and traditions."
"There are some strange programmes… Read
Donald Trump Tweets First Shot On Trumpcare Vote Day
Donald Trump tweeted his opening shot at House Freedom Caucus Republicans, who are still holding out on casting a “yes” vote for Trumpcare.
Yesterday’s vote, scheduled to coincide with the 7th anniversary of the signing of Obamacare, got scrubbed when House Speaker Paul Ryan and crew realized they still did not have the numbers, despite Trump having met with the ultra-conservative faction to art-of-the-deal them.
Last night, Team Trump announced the negotiations were… Read
UK Gets ‘Orange Is The New Black’; BAFTA TV Sets Date & Sponsor; ‘Project Runway’ In Latin America – Global Briefs
Sony Pictures Television Networks has taken UK linear rights to Lionsgate's Orange Is The New Black. The series, about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary, will have its broadcast premiere on Sony Channel UK. Season one of the series will launch with a double bill in the territory every Wednesday from April 19. "We… Read
All Eyes On Donald Trump Twitter Account After Trumpcare Vote Postponed
TV news outlets started reporting at about 12:30 PM that today’s Trumpcare vote had been postponed after President Donald Trump failed to close a deal Thursday morning with House Freedom Caucus conservatives.
This scuttled Trump’s dreams of having the Trumpcare vote on the seventh anniversary of the signing of Obamacare.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CNN that the “hope” is to start “debate” on the bill Friday morning, suggesting that reports the vote would… Read