‘Hawaii Five-0’ Creator on Possible Crossover With ‘Magnum, P.I.’ and ‘MacGyver’ – PaleyFest

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With fans clamoring for a crossover episode between CBS procedurals Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I., and MacGyver, the co-creator of the three series says it may just happen.
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BET to Address ‘Race and Justice’ in Town Hall Featuring Cory Booker, Kamala Harris

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BET is set to air a special this weekend hosted by Soledad O’Brien on criminal justice reform titled American Injustice: A BET Town Hall.
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‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Explains The “Chip On His Shoulder” – Paley Fest

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United Becomes First US Airline to Offer Non-Binary Gender Booking Options: ‘Welcome Aboard, Mx.’

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United Airlines will now offer passengers non-binary gender booking options, the company announced Friday. The move makes United the first U.S. air carrier to offer options inclusive of gender non-binary flyers. Functionally, the move means that passen…

Donald Trump Noms CNN Contributor Stephen Moore To Federal Reserve Board

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Donald Trump tweeted Friday he’s nommed CNN contributor Stephen Moore to serve on the Fed Board:

It is my pleasure to announce that @StephenMoore, a very respected Economist, will be nominated to serve on the Fed Board. I have known Steve for …

NY Times CEO on Why Media Publishers Should Be ‘Leery’ of Planned Apple News Service

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New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said that he has reservations about Apple’s soon-to-be-released paid subscription news service and is “leery” about the Times’ participation in the service.

“We tend to be quite leery about the idea of almost habituating people to find our journalism somewhere else,” Thompson said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday. “We’re also generically worried about our journalism being scrambled in a kind of Magimix (blender) with everyone else’s journalism.”

Apple is expected to introduce the service at a Silicon Valley event on Monday. Media reports have described the plan as a way to create a “Netflix for News” — signing up hundreds of publishers and allowing users access in return for a single fee. The move is part of a broader plan for the company to compete in the streaming space against already well-established industry leaders like Netflix and Amazon.

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Thompson, however, suggested that broadcasters got a raw deal after signing up with Netflix in 2007.

“If I was an American broadcast network, I would have thought twice about giving all of my library to Netflix,” he continued to Reuters. “Even if Netflix offered you quite a lot of money. … Does it really make sense to help Netflix build a gigantic base of subscribers to the point where they could actually spend $9 billion a year making their own content and will pay me less and less for my library?”

Apple has floated the new service as a potential savior of the publishing industry, which in recent years has been beset by layoffs and contractions.

Earlier this week the New York Times reported that it would not take part in the service, joining the Washington Post in declining. Each paper has significantly expanded during the Trump era and boasts a large and growing base of loyal digital subscribers.

The Wall Street Journal is expected to join the service.

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Trump Derides Fox Business Anchor Maria Bartiromo as ‘Fake News’ Over John McCain Questions

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Donald Trump chided Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo as “fake news” over her repeated questions about John McCain and why the president continued to attack the late senator.

“I didn’t mention John McCain until you asked me a question about John McCain,” a visibly annoyed Trump said in an interview broadcast on Friday. “I could say I have no comment but that’s not me. But you shouldn’t have brought it up. Actually, I thought you weren’t suppose to bring it up but that’s OK. Fake news, every once and a while.”

“It’s not fake news,” Bartiromo pushed back. “You just told me why you have an issue with him. It’s real news.”

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It’s unclear what Trump meant when he said, “You weren’t suppose to bring it up.” Bartiromo clarified at the end of the segment that “there were no conditions or stipulations agreed to ahead of that interview.”

Trump then went on to detail his usual litany of complains against the late war hero and Arizona senator who died of brain cancer last August. The death of his longtime GOP rival has not diminished the president’s feelings toward him.

“I’m very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know. He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years,” Trump said during an Oval Office press spray earlier this month with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.”

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Trump’s 2015 joke that McCain was only a Vietnam war hero “because he was captured” set the tone between the two men for the rest of the 2016 presidential race and Trump’s first years in office.

The “fake news” charge is frequently leveled at CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS — but rarely to Fox News and other right-leaning media outlets.

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Fox News Risks Wrath Of Donald Trump, Keeping Jeanine Pirro Off Another Week After Anti-Muslim On-Air Remark

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Fox News Channel will keep Saturday primetime host Jeanine Pirro off the air another weekend in wake of her scathing remarks about Rep Ilhan Omar.
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Jeanine Pirro’s Show Off Fox News Schedule for a 2nd Week

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has been removed from her normal time slot this Saturday for the second week in a row, according to public data from Fox News’ online scheduling lineup.

Similarly to last week, the judge will be replaced on Saturday with an episode of the documentary series “Scandalous” looking into the legal trial of William Kennedy Smith.

The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

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Pirro has been off the air after criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) in a monologue on her March 9 show in which she suggested that Omar’s Muslim faith may make her less loyal to the United States. The remarks received were heavily criticized at the time and was “strongly condemned” by Fox News.

Reps for Fox News declined to comment.

In a monologue earlier this month, Pirro accused Omar of introducing anti-Israel sentiment into the Democratic party and suggested Omar’s Muslim faith might be incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

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“This is not who your party is. Your party is not anti-Israel, she is. Think about this. She is not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party,” Pirro said. “So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from? Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?”

In the ensuing weeks, Pirro also lost several advertisers who pulled out amid pressure campaigns from Media Matters and other left-wing advocacy organizations.

The news of Pirro’s second week off the air will also come as a blow to her most high-profile defender, President Donald Trump. In a lengthy Twitter statement on March 17, the president urged the network not to bow to external pressures.

“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” he said “The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well.”

“Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor,” he added in a follow-up. “Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die.”

Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well. Fox …..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

….must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

….to the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine. Your competitors are jealous – they all want what you’ve got – NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

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Conservative Columnist John Podhoretz Apologizes for Joke About Bombing Journalism Schools

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American Muslim Group Calls for Advertisers to Drop Fox News Unless Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson Are Fired

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on all advertisers to drop Fox News until the network fires hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson due to comments by both hosts that the civil rights group called “Islamophobic.”

“Fox News must clearly state that Jeanine Pirro will not be allowed back on the air after her long history of Islamophobic hate rhetoric and the network must also take similar action against other Islamophobic hosts like Tucker Carlson,” CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a statement. “All existing advertisers should drop their ads on Fox News to ensure that they are not associated with the promotion of hate.”

The council (more commonly known as CAIR) is one of the largest and most influential civil rights organizations for Muslim Americans.

Fox News preempted Jeanine Pirro’s weekly Saturday show on Saturday one week after the former federal judge suggested on air that Rep. Ilhan Omar may not fully support the United States Constitution because she is a Muslim — a statement that the network said last week that it “strongly condemns.”

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CAIR has also singled out statements that Carlson made on the radio show of a Florida shock jock between 2006 and 2011 that the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America recently resurfaced.

“Iraq is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys — that’s why it wasn’t worth invading,” Carlson said during one interview from 2008, and in another imagined a presidential candidate who would blame “lunatic Muslims who are behaving like animals.”

Fox News did not immediately respond to a series of questions about the CAIR statement.

Even as dozens of advertisers have dropped Carlson’s show in recent months over comments about immigrants and women, the network has repeatedly vowed to stand the primetime host and insisted that it would never bow to pressure campaigns from Media Matters or anyone. (The network has been notably less vocal in its support of Pirro, offering no comment on when or if she might return to the air.)

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Both hosts however got a big assist over the weekend from their most famous fan, the President of the United States. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump rebuked the network after Pirro’s show was preempted and urged Fox to stand strong behind both hosts.

“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well,” Trump scolded. “Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die!”

“Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine,” he concluded. “Your competitors are jealous – they all want what you’ve got – NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!”

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