Category: Media

Crockett: ‘I’d be hard-pressed to find someone dumber’ than Greene

Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) on Thursday told ABC host Jimmy Kimmel that she’d “be hard-pressed to find someone dumber” in the House than Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). Greene and Crockett fought last month at a late-night House hearing, and their animosity has not gone down in the ensuing weeks, Crockett’s remarks suggested. “I’d be hard-pressed to find someone dumber,” Crockett said when asked by…

Biden, Trump qualify for debate as window closes: CNN

President Biden and former President Trump qualified for the first presidential debate of 2024, as the deadline to meet the requirements ended Thursday, according to CNN. CNN is slated to host the first debate on June 27, with Dana Bash and Jake Tapper selected as the moderators. Biden and Trump were the only candidates to qualify for the debate, which marks the first between a…

Jeff Bezos weighs in on the chaos gripping his newspaper

Jeff Bezos said an internal memo that he was committed to maintaining The Washington Post’s journalistic standards. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Jeff Bezos told Washington Post staffers Tuesday that their journalistic standards will not change. The memo came as the Post’s publisher and incoming editor face criticism over past reporting. Bezos said he was committed to maintaining the Post’s “quality, ethics, and standards.” Jeff Bezos, the owner…

Fauci sees ‘degree of schizophrenia’ in US

Former chief White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci signed Monday night that he sees a “degree of schizophrenia” in the U.S. Fauci joined CBS’s “The Late Show,” where host Stephen Colbert asked the doctor if he was going to “diagnose America as a patient right now” what would it be? “Give it to me straight, doc,” Colbert said. Fauci said he thinks the late-night host…

These are Elon Musk’s top podcasts

Elon Musk considers himself a history buff. Anna Webber/Variety/Getty Images Elon Musk shared some of his favorite podcasts and audiobooks on a recent livestream. He said he’s “a big history guy” and named several including “The Explorers” and “Hardcore History.” Here’s the full list of recommendations he shared. Elon Musk recently shared some of his favorite podcasts, and —spoiler alert — they’re mostly on the subject…

Artists are terrified Instagram is stealing their work. They’re turning to hot platform Cara — but it’s not a perfect...

Some artists are leaving Instagram for Cara, but it’s not a perfect transition. Michael Burrell/Getty, photo-lime/Getty, julichka/Getty, Tyler Le/BI Artists are angry at Meta for using their Instagram and Facebook photos to train AI models. They fear Instagram’s Emu could replicate their copyrighted artworks, threatening their jobs. Some artists are moving to Cara, which gained 600,000 users in a week but has had issues. Some…

Joy Reid says Alito is a ‘Fox host on the court’ amid ethics controversy

MSNBC host Joy Reid slammed Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as a clear conservative in a takedown on Monday, as the justice faces multiple ethics controversies over potential bias and political affiliation. “We know Alito is essentially a Fox host on the court,” Reid said of the justice, adding that he is barely attempting to hide his political ideology. “He doesn’t care who knows that…

Harris on Trump conviction: ‘Cheaters don’t like getting caught’

Vice President Kamala Harris took a swipe at former President Trump Tuesday in a new interview, calling him out for being convicted in his New York hush money trial last week. When asked on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” whether those she found out about the verdict with pretended “not to be happy” about it, Harris instead pointed to the gravity of the case and the…

Linda Yaccarino’s right-hand man is leaving after a year at X

Linda Yaccarino was named the chief executive of X, formerly known as Twitter, in May 2023. Jerod Harris via Getty Images; Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images. Joe Benarroch, head of business operations at X, is leaving the company after one year. Benarroch was a close advisor to CEO Linda Yaccarino, previously working together at NBCUniversal. He is known as a hard-charging executive and his style…

Why Netflix will stop working on some Apple TVs

Netflix will no longer be supported on second and third-generation Apple TVs starting in August. Netflix won’t be available on these older Apple TVs after July 31, the company wrote on its set-up website. The Verge reported that Netflix notified customers of the decision in an email, saying the move was made to “maintain the best possible Netflix experience.” It’s not clear what may have…

ESPN host Pat McAfee apologizes for ‘White b—-’ remark about Caitlin Clark

ESPN host Pat McAfee on Monday apologized for referring to Indiana Fever player Caitlin Clark as a “white b—-” in a conversation over whether race has played a role in the treatment of the WNBA star. “I shouldn’t have used ‘white b—-‘ as a descriptor of Caitlin Clark. No matter the context… even if we’re talking about race being a reason for some of the…

The New York Times removes some mentions of union work from staff bios

Mark Lennihan/AP The New York Times removed details about union work from its staff’s bios. Language about the union’s effort to make the Times “fair and equitable” was scrubbed. The Times Guild said the edits to bios post-publication were ‘petty.’ Some staffers at The New York Times say the company removed some mentions of their union work from their public-facing staff biographies. It comes after the…

Cohen after hush money verdict: ‘I will never be a punching bag to Donald Trump or anyone’ 

Former President Trump’s ex-fixer Michael Cohen took a swing at Trump Friday, after his former boss was convicted in the criminal hush money case. “I want peace,” Cohen said Friday to host Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.” “You can’t have peace when Donald Trump is around, because one of the things he talks about in many of his books, it’s a common theme,…

Rove knocks Greene over Trump assassination ‘misinformation’

Republican strategist Karl Rove criticized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Thursday over remarks she made that the Biden administration had planned an assassination of former President Trump. “That was so outlandish that the Russians picked it up, and she is a star on Russian TV because they wanna use that bit of misinformation to paint us in a wrong fashion,” Rove said Thursday on…

Read the pitch decks from sports and gaming startups that helped raise millions of dollars

Lyth Saeed and Paul Anton cofounded Huupe. Huupe. The evolution of tech and media is creating opportunities for innovation in sports. Sports betting has also added new facets to the industry in the US. Here are pitch decks that 17 sports startups used to raise millions in Series A and seed rounds. The sports industry has exploded in recent years as technology and consumer habits…

‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary said he wants to crowdfund buying TikTok

Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian investor and “Shark Tank” host. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images Kevin O’Leary said on Tuesday that he wants to crowdfund buying TikTok.  The move comes after US lawmakers agreed on a plan to ban Chinese-owned TikTok unless it is sold. Other potential buyers include former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Steven Mnuchin. Kevin O’Leary has put himself on…

Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator, dead at 58

Alice Stewart, a veteran CNN commentator and a political adviser who has worked on many Republican campaigns, is dead at 58, the network announced Saturday.  Her body was found outdoors in a neighborhood in northern Virginia on Saturday, law enforcement told the outlet. Officers said no foul play occurred and said her death was likely due to a medical emergency, CNN reported. Stewart, who kicked…

TikTok is testing 60-minute videos, which could be a big threat to YouTube

TikTok is testing a 60-minute video upload, that’s bad news for YouTube. Shriya Bhattacharya TikTok is testing 60-minute video uploads, challenging YouTube’s long-form content domain. TikTok has gradually increased its video length limits to 10 minutes for all users. Longer video uploads may shift viewership from streaming services like YouTube. TikTok is giving some users the option to upload 60-minute videos to the platform. That…

Whoopi Goldberg on Harrison Butker remarks: ‘These are his beliefs and he’s welcome to them’

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg defended Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, who is under fire for suggesting women should prioritize being a homemaker over their career ambitions. “These are his beliefs and he’s welcome to them,” Goldberg said during an episode of “The View” Thursday, adding “I don’t have to believe them. Right? I don’t have to accept them.” Butker, 28, recently delivered a…

Kristen Welker announces she’s expecting second child via ‘angel on Earth’ surrogate

Kristen Welker is growing her family, revealing she and her husband are expecting a second child via surrogacy.  “John and I are thrilled to announce we are welcoming a second baby to our family with the help of another amazing surrogate!” the “Meet the Press” moderator said Tuesday on NBC’s “Today.” “We hope that our news offers hope to others who are trying to build their…

Netanyahu says there were ‘failures’ by Israel on Oct. 7 in Dr. Phil interview

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a Thursday interview with “Dr. Phil” McGraw that there were “failures” by his country on Oct. 7, when Hamas attacked Israel. “There were failures, obviously,” Netanyahu said. “First of all, government. The government’s first responsibility is to protect the people. That’s the ultimate enveloping responsibility. And the people weren’t protected. We have to admit that.” The Oct. 7…

Giuliani radio show canceled over 2020 election claims: ‘He left me no option’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s (R) radio show on WABC Radio has been canceled and he was suspended by the station over claims he made about the 2020 election, according to a report from The New York Times. “We’re not going to talk about fallacies of the November 2020 election,” WABC Radio owner and host John Catsimatidis said, according to the Times. “We…

WarnerBros. Discovery eyeing further job cuts, price hike on streaming: report

WarnerBros. Discovery (WBD) leadership is looking to make further job reductions as a cost cutting measure, according to a new report. WBD, which owns CNN, Max, TNT and a number of other media properties, is eyeing cuts to its budgets on streaming by hundreds of millions of dollars, Bloomberg reported. The company also plans to raise pricing for subscriptions, the outlet reported. “The company is…

5 key strategies for getting and negotiating brand deals as a college athlete, including how to price sponsored posts

USC basketball player Bronny James. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Rachel Maeng Brown is a former NCAA rower who now works with student-athletes at her firm Gen Agency. The agency has provided NIL education and consulting to college athletes, collectives, and schools. Brown shared a presentation with five strategies to help athletes price and negotiate brand deals. Knowing your worth is a struggle many college athletes face…

5 key slides from a presentation on how college athletes negotiate NIL brand deals, including a formula for pricing sponsored...

USC basketball player Bronny James. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Rachel Maeng Brown is a former NCAA rower who now works with student-athletes at her firm Gen Agency. The agency has provided NIL education and consulting to college athletes, collectives, and schools. Brown shared a presentation with five strategies to help athletes price and negotiate brand deals. Knowing your worth is a struggle many college athletes face…

‘SNL’ highlights parents’ response to college protests in cold open

‘Saturday Night Live’ poked fun at parents’ conflicted responses to their students’ participation in college protests in the cold open this weekend. The sketch centered on three parents in an NY1 radio broadcast interview, in which they expressed concern about their student’s participation. “Well, for me, it’s been tough,” one parent said on the talk show in the sketch. “Now I’m all for free speech,…

George Conway: Hope Hicks ‘absolutely’ corroborates Cohen story on Trump

Conservative lawyer George Conway said former Trump aide Hope Hicks’ testimony at former President Trump’s hush money trial “absolutely” corroborates his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen’s story about Trump in the case. “She put in Donald Trump’s mouth, the fact that he understood that those payments were made on his behalf before the election by Michael Cohen,” Conway said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with host Wolf…

Hannity draws parallel between Noem’s and Biden’s dog problems

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night compared the backlash South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is facing over shooting and killing a hunting dog to the headlines around President Biden’s dog Commander. Hannity, who had Noem on for an interview, said experts on dogs he knows told him once a dog shows aggressive behavior “it’s very difficult to change and alter that behavior.” “Look at…

Noem says she shot ‘extremely dangerous’ dog to protect her children

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who has been under the microscope this week for an anecdote about killing her dog, defended her actions Wednesday, saying she shot the “dangerous” pup in order to protect her children. “It was a dog that was extremely dangerous,” Noem said Wednesday on Fox News’ “Hannity.” “It had come to us from a family who had found her way…

Demonstrators protest media coverage of Israel-Hamas war at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Demonstrators are protesting media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner attended by President Biden, top government officials and journalists who cover them.  Protestors are criticizing President Biden’s administration’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war and mainstream media’s coverage of the conflict.  Chants of “Free, free Palestine” and calls for a “ceasefire” can be heard near the Washington Hilton where…