NEW YORK — During her turn as moderator in last week's Democratic primary debate, Rachel Maddow briefly scuffled with Bernie Sanders and, with Pete Buttigieg, induced the campaign rarity of a politician admitting to a failure. But she didn't put to rest the issue of whether NBC News was wise to include the host of MSNBC's most popular opinion show as a questioner. Some journalists and conservative critics have said this violates a traditional, if frayed, distinction between news and opinion. Maddow also faced the issue this spring when The New York Times pulled its reporters as regular guests on her show, saying it would enforce its rule of not letting its journalists appear on opinion programs. Maddow played it straight during the two debate nights, asking 15 questions and addressing 12 of the 20 candidates onstage. She brought up climate change, guns, abortion policy and the Supreme Court. She wanted to know what Amy Klobuchar had done to help blacks and Latinos, and asked Joe … [Read more...] about The Maddow question: Should commentators moderate debates?
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Sarah Ellison, The Washington Post Published 1:52 pm PDT, Sunday, June 23, 2019 Donald Trump had been in the race for six weeks, and he had already stumbled into another controversy. It was August 2015, after the first Republican primary debate, and Fox News' Megyn Kelly had called out Trump's demeaning comments about women. The next day, Trump accused Kelly of having blood coming out of her "wherever." Trump adviser Roger Stone, for decades a Republican operative, believed Trump was hurting his own cause. The day after the attack on Kelly, Stone crafted his resignation letter. "Provocative media fights . . . overwhelmed your core message," he wrote. "I can no longer remain involved in your campaign." Stone was due to appear that night on one of Trump's favorite Fox News shows, "Justice with Judge Jeanine." But when Pirro learned of Stone's plans, she got word back to Trump, according to then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and two people familiar with the exchange. … [Read more...] about Pirro is judge who speaks Trump’s language
By JONATHAN MAHLER and JIM RUTENBERG APRIL 3, 2019 Murdoch and his children have toppled governments on two continents and destabilized the most important democracy on Earth. What do they want? Planet Fox Part 1: Imperial Reach Part 2: Internal Divisions Part 3: The New Fox Weapon Six Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation Into Rupert Murdoch and His Family Planet Fox How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World Part 1: Imperial Reach Murdoch and his children have toppled governments on two continents and destabilized the most important democracy on Earth. What do they want? By JONATHAN MAHLER and JIM RUTENBERG APRIL 3, 2019 1. ‘I love all of my children’ Rupert Murdoch was lying on the floor of his cabin, unable to move. It was January 2018, and Murdoch and his fourth wife, Jerry Hall, were spending the holidays cruising the Caribbean on his elder son Lachlan’s yacht. Lachlan had personally … [Read more...] about How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank Advertisement Supported by ByDavid Enrich March 18, 2019 As President Trump delivered his inaugural address in 2017, a slight woman with feathered gray hair sat listening, bundled in a hooded white parka in a fenced-off V.I.P. section. Her name was Rosemary T. Vrablic. She was a managing director at Deutsche Bank and one of the reasons Mr. Trump had just taken the oath of office. It was a moment of celebration — and a moment of worry for Ms. Vrablic’s employer. Mr. Trump and Deutsche Bank were deeply entwined, their symbiotic bond born of necessity and ambition on both sides: a real estate mogul made toxic by polarizing rhetoric and a pattern of defaults, and a bank with intractable financial problems and … [Read more...] about A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank
David Bauder, Ap Media Writer Updated 1:34 pm PST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. A new documentary, “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,” directed by Alexis Bloom, deconstructs the rise and fall of the late head of Fox News Channel. The film opens in theaters on Dec. 6, as well as VOD, Apple iTunes, and Amazon streaming services. less FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. A new documentary, “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,” directed by Alexis Bloom, deconstructs ... more Photo: JIM COOPER, AP Photo: JIM COOPER, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Sept. … [Read more...] about Roger Ailes film puts focus on Fox after he left