Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Retailer on Military Bases Says TV News Is Too ‘Divisive.’ Its Suggestion? Tune to Sports. Advertisement Supported by BySarah Mervosh April 13, 2019 In this era of political division, which cable news network you watch can reveal a lot about your political preferences. For Republicans, it’s Fox News. For Democrats, it’s CNN or MSNBC. But for a major retailer that serves the military, it’s simple: Don’t get involved. The retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which operates general and convenience stores and food courts on military bases in 34 countries, emailed locations this week recommending that they move away from playing news on public televisions and instead show a less partisan alternative: sports. “As a federal entity, we remain neutral on … [Read more...] about Retailer on Military Bases Says TV News Is Too ‘Divisive.’ Its Suggestion? Tune to Sports.
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Aug 24, 2:54 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Amruta Agnihotri 01/19/18 AT 1:39 AM Seven members of a cable television network were arrested Thursday after they tried to sneak through a security checkpoint at the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, with a fake explosive device, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said.A law enforcement official, under the condition of anonymity, said the team was filming for CNBC news channel.Authorities refused to give out the names of those who were arrested. However, they said the TSA was investigating the incident.The TSA also said the crew members "attempted to intentionally carry through the security checkpoint an item in a carry-on bag that had all of the makings of an improvised explosive device. At the same time, others in the group covertly filmed the encounter."A source, who chose not be named, said the fake explosive … [Read more...] about TV News Crew Tried Sneaking Fake Explosives Through Newark Airport Security, Arrested
Warring former news anchors at Philadelphia television stations are creating a litigation boom for at least one local law firm.In the latest lawsuit, filed yesterday in Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court, ex-NBC10 anchor Lori Delgado, 28, says she quit her job because of fear for her safety and her husband’s safety after alleged threatening actions by her former co-anchor, Vince DeMentri, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. In documents attached to Delgado’s filing, DeMentri says the two had a more than two-year consensual “romantic affiliation.”However, DeMentri, 44, who is pursuing an expected defamation case against NBC10, contends “This is nothing but a smokescreen. What is alleged is laughable and an outright lie,” the article continues. He filed a sex-discrimination complaint with the State Human Relations Commission in July, contending that he was fired, but Delgado was not disciplined, after NBC10 learned that they had had an affair.DeMentri is … [Read more...] about Another Philadelphia TV News Anchor Spat Hits the Courts
Police in Houston are searching for a man who crashed a car into a television news van then tried to carjack the crew before stealing a police car instead, officers say. Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reported on the incident involving two of their journalists early Monday in the city's central business district. According to the report, a reporter and her photographer were on their way to cover a story about the Houston Astros and were stopped at a red light when a car sideswiped the van. "He tried to take our live truck. He tried to carjack us," reporter Sofia Ojeda said in a Facebook Live video, visibly shaken by what had happened moments before. "Two Houston police officers were nearby and they tried to help us, but he then attacked them and jumped in their Houston police vehicle and took off." 4 Men Killed in Shooting at Child's Birthday Party in Texas Nearby police officers saw what happened and confronted the man. He argued with one of the officers and dragged her out of her … [Read more...] about Man Tries to Carjack TV News Crew, Steals Houston Police Car
Updated: Journalism can be profitable for those finding new ways to exploit the need for more information, but some media critics are questioning some of the tactics.A lawyer and self-proclaimed toy expert goes on a TV media tour, plugging toys from companies that apparently paid the company she works for $11,000 each to get on her recommended list.A company owned by an ex-con exposes corporate wrongdoing on a website that profits by short sales of stock in the investigated companies—sales that essentially bet the stock price will go down.Both media practices are coming in for criticism in stories published by the Los Angeles Times and the American Journalism Review.The lawyer, Elizabeth Werner, used to work for a toy company before she became a toy promoter. She tells the Los Angeles Times that the company hiring her for media tours — New Jersey-based DWJ Television — notifies TV stations that toy makers have paid for her endorsement; three TV stations contacted by … [Read more...] about Lawyer Toy Expert Wows TV News People, Disappoints Media Critic