Tag Archives: Reporter

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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Breitbart reporter booted from CAIR press conference

Breitbart’s view of the media world A reporter for Breitbart News was ejected from a press conference hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Monday. The reporter, Neil Munro, had already taken a seat for the presser at CAIR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., where the group was set to detail its legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. But the event hadn’t even started when Munro was ordered to leave. “This is America,” Munro protested. “We have freedom of speech, freedom of movement.” After organizers said it was ...

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David Fahrenthold, Washington Post reporter, becomes CNN contributor

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, a breakout star of the 2016 campaign for his coverage of Donald Trump’s foundation, is CNN’s newest contributor. Fahrenthold was introduced with his new title on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Monday night, making it official. Like other CNN contributors who work at major newspapers, Fahrenthold will remain full-time with The Post but will appear on the network regularly. The contributor role is sure to be newsworthy because Fahrenthold was behind some of the biggest scoops of the campaign season. Editors and journalism ...

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Bennett berates reporter after Seahawks' loss

12:00 AM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. ATLANTA — Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett went off on a reporter in the locker room following Seattle’s 36-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC divisional round Saturday. Bennett did not appreciate a question suggesting the Seahawks’ pass rush struggled to get to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. The Seahawks have some tricky contract situations and ...

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Sherman sorry for reporter snark, not TNF rant

10:50 PM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Tuesday that he had no regrets after an outburst directed at coaches during last Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. But he grew annoyed with questions about the incident and told a local reporter that he’d ruin his career. Sherman later apologized. During the news conference, ...

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Kings opt to fine Cousins for tirade vs. reporter

11:07 AM ET Marc J. Spears The Sacramento Kings have issued a “substantial fine” to center DeMarcus Cousins for his recent run-in with a Sacramento Bee columnist, the team said in a statement obtained by The Undefeated. The amount of the fine was undisclosed and there was no suspension. “The Kings have a clear set of standards of conduct expected of our entire organization. As a result of negative interactions with certain members of the media that were not corrected after verbal warnings, we have decided to impose a substantial ...

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Hampshire College calls cops on Fox News reporter

Students lower flag in election protest Fox News’ resident ambush reporter wanted an interview with a Massachusetts college president. The school’s president just wanted the reporter’s foot out of his door. In the end, the cops got involved. On Wednesday evening, Fox viewers took in the latest offering from Jesse Watters, the “O’Reilly Factor” correspondent whose segments exist largely to embarrass liberal foes. The latest target to receive the Watters treatment: Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, whose president, Jonathan Lash, recently announced that the school will stop flying any flags ...

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Baylor official accused of assaulting reporter

12:27 AM ET Baylor associate athletics director Heath Nielsen was arrested for assaulting a reporter on the field following the Bears’ 62-22 loss to TCU at home on Nov. 5. According to KWTX-TV of Waco, Texas, Nielsen was arrested three days later and charged with misdemeanor assault with bodily injury. He was freed on bond and hasn’t attended the Bears’ past two football games against Oklahoma and Kansas State. Baylor officials declined to comment on Monday night, saying they don’t talk about personnel matters. Baylor senior quarterback Seth Russell had ...

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