Does Electoral College end election for conservative media?
“As conservative media proliferated, it put a lot more pressure on the hosts to move to the right and embrace warfare politics,” Rosenwald said. This is a business.”Hemmer said she expects the Electoral College vote will begin to shift the narrative from “the election is undecided" to “the election was stolen.”The difficulty of that transition was evident in coverage of the Electoral College voting. With Congress meeting Jan. 6 to formally count the Electoral College vote, Kelly said, “the way I read it, we won't have a president-elect until then.”CNN treated it like a second election night, keeping a running tally of Electoral College votes on the screen. The Electoral College vote led Bret Baier's newscast, which was not a given considering COVID-19 vaccinations began Monday. Meanwhile, daytime anchor Bill Hemmer's hourlong newscast didn't even mention the Electoral College.
Show your work: AP plans to explain vote calling to public
The AP plans to write stories explaining how its experts make decisions or why, in tight contests, they are holding back. “The general public has a more intense desire to understand it at a nitty-gritty level,” Buzbee said. The closer a race is, the more AP's decision desk relies on actual votes rather than VoteCast. The AP's sprawling election night operation also compiles the vote from across the United States, as it has since 1848. The AP's vote calls were 99.8% accurate in 2016, flawless in calling presidential and congressional elections in each state.
Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett
A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it – only to draw a new backlash from Barrett’s supporters. As the online criticism mounted, the Girl Scouts deleted their original tweet and posted a new statement. Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. There was no immediate reply from the Girl Scouts' media spokeswoman to an Associated Press request for additional comment and for any details on whether Barrett had been in the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts, along with the Boy Scouts of America and other youth organizations, have experienced membership declines in recent years, for reasons ranging from busy family schedules to the lure of online games and social media.
Fox's Tucker Carlson takes heat for Kenosha commentary
Carlson's commentary drew an angry response online because it was seen as sympathetic to Rittenhouse or offering justification for murder. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich tweeted the Fox management is complicit in Tucker Carlson's racist, murderous rants if they take no action against him. ... You should be removed for the safety of our kids.But presidential son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted that the left-wing media is willfully twisting Tucker Carlson's words to smear him. Last month his show's head writer quit after it was revealed he was posting racist comments online under a pseudonym. There is no justification for what happened in Kenosha and vigilante justice is a crime and should be punished as a crime.
Megyn Kelly Reacts to NBC Pulling '30 Rock' Episodes With Blackface After Her Own Controversy
Megyn Kelly is speaking out almost two years after NBC canceled her show, Megyn Kelly Today, following her controversial blackface comments. Kelly retweeted an article about the decision to take down the episodes from NBC's streaming and syndication, writing, "Wait - what network aired those episodes again?" https://t.co/PaUoxkVC6S Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 23, 2020Four episodes of 30 Rock featuring characters in blackface were pulled earlier this week at the request of Fey, who is the show's creator, star, and executive producer. In October 2018, Kelly's NBC talk show, Megyn Kelly Today, was canceled after the host defended using blackface for Halloween costumes. RELATED CONTENT:Tina Fey Requests '30 Rock' Episodes Featuring Blackface Be RemovedJimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface, Using the N-Word in 1996 SongJamie Foxx Defends Jimmy Fallon Over 'SNL' Blackface Backlash
'Gone With the Wind' Returning to HBOMax With Introduction by African American Scholar
Gone With the Wind will be returning to HBOMax after it was pulled from the streaming service earlier this week. "HBO Max will bring Gone with The Wind back to its line-up, and when it appears, I will provide an introduction placing the film in its multiple historical contexts," Stewart explains. Right now, people are turning to movies for racial re-education, and the top-selling books on Amazon are about anti-racism and racial inequality. "Gone With the Wind is a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society. Gone With the Wind is still currently available for online rental on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube and more.
Jimmy Fallon apologizes for using blackface in 20-year-old skit
According to Variety, it was first posted on Twitter by a user named chefboyohdear, and showed Fallon, as Rock, appearing on a talk show. Fallon tweeted that it was a terrible decision to impersonate Rock, also a former Saturday Night Live cast member. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable, the late-night star wrote. Another late-night comic, Jimmy Kimmel, wore blackface to impersonate basketball star Karl Malone while on Comedy Centrals The Man Show 20 years ago. Sarah Silverman used blackface for a sketch on her Comedy Central show in 2007, a decision she later said she was horrified by.
New York attorney general looking into sexual harassment concerns at NBC News
The New York State attorney general's office has contacted multiple women who have raised concerns about sexual harassment at NBC News, according to two people familiar with the matter, as part of an initial inquiry into those concerns. More from NBC News:A spokesperson for the attorney general's office declined to comment. On Monday, NBCUniversal announced that NBC News chairman Andy Lack will step down at the end of this month as part of a larger corporate reorganization. In late 2017, Lack personally went to the apartment of "TODAY" anchor Matt Lauer to fire him, following accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior. A spokeswoman for NBCUniversal said Tuesday afternoon that the company was "unaware" of any investigation by the attorney general's office.cnbc.com
Charlize Theron had doubts about playing Megyn Kelly in 'Bombshell'
(CNN) - Charlize Theron is someone who dives into the characters she plays with everything she's got -- whether its an infamous female serial killer or a glossy anchorwoman. Playing former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, however, presented an internal challenge for Theron unlike she's experienced before. Much has been said about Theron's physical transformation into Kelly, particularly her ability to capture Kelly's manner of speaking and overall demeanor. "She's tricky in the sense that there's so much footage...there's a lot you can see on Megyn Kelly, but it's always in that lawyer-y and journalist format," she said. In "Bombshell," Margot Robbie also stars as a young producer who looks to have a future on camera.
Charlize Theron Reveals Nicole Kidman's Reaction to Her Unrecognizable 'Bombshell'
According to Theron, Nicole Kidman -- who co-stars in Bombshellas journalist Gretchen Carlson -- didn't even recognize her after Theron had gotten into full makeup for a scene. "She walked by me at one point and I thought she was mad at me," Theron recalled. According to Theron, despite the strong Oscar buzz surrounding the project, its been a "nerve-racking" experience showing it to screening audiences. "You hope that the thing you emotionally tapped into was the thing audiences will tap to in as well," Theron explained. Nicole Kidman Jokes 'Threesome' With Her 'Bombshell' Co-Stars 'Has Been Going on for So Long' Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:How 'Big Little Lies' Inspired Nicole Kidman to do 'Bombshell'Charlize Theron Responds to Megyn Kelly's Praise of Her 'Bombshell' RoleWhy Meryl Streep Says Convincing Nicole Kidman to Take on 'Bombshell' Role Was a 'No Brainer'
Donald Trump meets Megyn Kelly, "Affluenza" teen sentenced: #CBSN10 trending stories
Donald Trump meets privately with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, "Affluenza" teen Ethan Couch is sentenced to 720 days in jail, thousands of Verizon workers strike over labor contract, Kobe Bryant plays last game of his legendary NBA career and more are among today's CBSNews.com trending stories.cbsnews.com
Fox News' Megyn Kelly becomes campaign's top story
Megyn Kelly is a Fox News anchor who has found herself very much in the news this campaign season, and it all began with a single question to GOP contender Donald Trump at a Republican presidential debate last August. Charlie Rose, of "CBS This Morning," interviews Kelly about the fallout, for herself and the political universe.cbsnews.com
Megyn Kelly talks Donald Trump
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is the target of continuous attacks by Donald Trump this election season. She says it all started in August, after their exchange at the first Republican debate. Since then, the GOP front-runner has called Kelly, “crazy,” “sick” and “overrated,” among other things. In this preview of Charlie Rose's interview with Kelly you will see only on CBS's "Sunday Morning," she discusses her feud with Donald Trump and the 2016 campaign.cbsnews.com
Trump to sit out final GOP debate before Iowa
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he will not participate in the final GOP debate before next week's Iowa caucuses. Trump decided to ditch the debate because Fox News refuses to drop Megyn Kelly, with whom Trump is feuding. Major Garrett has more.cbsnews.com
Trump boots Univision anchor from presser, defends Kelly criticism
Donald Trump is now fighting a TV news war on two fronts. Fox News is demanding an apology for his slaps at host Megyn Kelly, and on Tuesday night, the Republican presidential frontrunner got tough with one of America's most prominent Spanish-language TV anchors, Jorge Ramos. Chip Reid reports from Dubuque, Iowa, where he also attended that fiery news conference.cbsnews.com
8/25: Donald Trump launches new Twitter tirade; Family of slain gun instructor launches campaign
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump launched new attacks on Twitter aimed at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and rival Jeb Bush; One year after gun instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl at a gun range, Vacca's family is urging lawmakers to set an age limit for the use of automatic weapons.cbsnews.com
Luntz on Trump's staying power, incivility in 2016 race
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump refuses to back down from recent comments about women and Fox News host Megyn Kelly. CBS News contributor and Republican strategist Frank Luntz joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the tonality of the campaigns and why he thinks this is the "most polarized election since 1968."cbsnews.com
Donald Trump doesn't bow on Megyn Kelly controversy
Donald Trump hit the Sunday talk shows and said he would not apologize for what most people consider misogynistic comments about Megyn Kelly and other women. Julianna Goldman has the latest on this developing controvesy, including Kelly's reaction.cbsnews.com
8/9: Donald Trump doesn't bow on Megyn Kelly controversy; New York Yankees or 82nd Infantry?
Donald Trump hit the Sunday talk shows and said he would not apologize for what most people consider misogynistic comments about Megyn Kelly and other women; Minor-league baseball player and West Point graduate Alex Robinett has until the end of the season to earn a spot on the New York Yankees before he has to report for duty with the 82nd Infantry.cbsnews.com
Ben Carson: The difference between political correctness and courteous speech
Presidential contender Ben Carson says he draws a line between being overly politically correct and saying mean things about people. The neurosurgeon does not personally condone Donald Trump’s latest remarks about Fox anchor Megyn Kelly.cbsnews.com