Tag Archives: Reporter

CBS reporter: I didn't talk to Kaepernick about kneeling

#TakeAKnee heats up on and off the field A CBS sports writer who said Sunday that Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem if he signed with another NFL team is now saying he never asked the quarterback about the issue. The confusion started after Jason La Canfora talked about Kaepernick on the network’s pregame show, “The NFL Today.” La Canfora said he recently spoke with the free agent about his desire to play football again. During the segment, anchor James Brown turned to the anthem debate: “And kneeling, ...

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Japanese reporter died after clocking 159 hours of overtime

Japan’s public broadcaster has revealed that one of its reporters died from overwork. NHK said that labor officials had concluded that the 31-year-old political reporter died from heart failure caused by spending long hours on the job. Japan, known for its ‘salaryman’ culture and punishing work hours, has struggled for years to tackle the impact of overwork on employees’ health. A government study published last year found that one in five workers is at risk of working themselves to death. Excessive hours are such a big problem that there’s even ...

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Panthers' Newton laughs at female reporter

12:44 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton laughed and made light of a female reporter who asked about one of his teammates, saying it was “funny to hear a female” ask the question. Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton during Wednesday’s news conference about wide receiver Devin Funchess embracing the physicality of routes and if Newton got enjoyment out of that. Newton responded, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like — it’s funny.” I don’t think it’s “funny” to be a ...

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Body-slammed reporter wants to know why Rep. Gianforte still won't grant interview

Reporter recounts fight with GOP candidate Ben Jacobs, the reporter who was assaulted by Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, says Gianforte has reneged on what Jacobs believed was a commitment to grant him an interview. Gianforte, a Republican businessman, was elected to the House on May 25, one day after he body-slammed Jacobs. Jacobs is now going public about the dispute. He says Gianforte is continuing a “pattern of avoiding responsibility for his actions.” Gianforte’s team, for its part, says the congressman was never offering an on-the-record interview — but ...

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'An egregious assault': Twitter erupts over GOP candidate's alleged attack on reporter

GOP candidate allegedly ‘body slams’ journalist The alleged assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte set social media alight on Wednesday night. Jacobssaid he was asking Gianforte questions about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate “body slammed” him. The Guardian released an audio recording that supported Jacob’s account of the incident, which was also backed up by witnesses. Gianforte was charged with assault on the eve of Montana’s special election. But his campaign earlier blamed the altercation on Jacobs, accusing him of “aggressive behavior” ...

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GOP candidate allegedly 'body slams' Guardian reporter

The Republican candidate in Montana’s special congressional election allegedly body slammed a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday night, according to an audio recording of the event and eyewitness accounts. The altercation, which took place at Greg Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, took place the night before the state’s special election. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office said it was conducting an ongoing investigation into “allegations of an assault involving Greg Gianforte,” but didn’t provide further details. Ben Jacobs, a political reporter for the Guardian, said he had been ...

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FCC security manhandles a Washington reporter trying to ask a question

Journalist arrested after questioning Secretary Price Another journalist has been manhandled by security while trying to ask a public official questions. Now the National Press Club is worried about a trend, and has called on reporters to speak up if they’re mistreated. On Thursday, veteran Washington reporter John Donnelly was pinned against a wall by two security guards at the Federal Communications Commission headquarters when he approached FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to ask a question after a press conference. This is at least the second time a reporter has been ...

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Omarosa vs. April Ryan: War of words between White House official, reporter

Trumps escalating war with the media The tensions between the White House and the media just got personal for two former friends. On Tuesday, a war of words broke out between Omarosa Manigault, an administration communications official, and April Ryan, a longtime White House reporter, stemming from a heated exchange the two had last week in the White House press office. In separate interviews with CNNMoney, Ryan and Manigault offered contradicting accounts about what had taken place during the confrontation. Most notably, Ryan said Manigault had physically and verbally intimidated ...

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Condé Nast has been eyeing The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is considering a sale, and Condé Nast is a suitor. Several months ago, Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg and artistic director Anna Wintour entered into negotiations to buy The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard from Eldridge Industries, several sources familiar with the negotiations told CNNMoney. Conde Nast enlisted UBS Investment Bank to oversee the deal, while Eldridge was represented by Moelis & Company and Goldman Sachs. Negotiations came to a standstill in December after Condé Nast balked at Eldridge’s asking price — but sources disagree as to whether ...

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