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Cancel Culture: Slaying the Fox Monster

On The Media

07:09 min | 3 months ago

Cancel Culture: Slaying the Fox Monster

"We're going to cancel anybody. We disagree with cancel. Culture now has permeated every single part of our society. Sadly i predict it's only gonna get worse. Silence more dangerous voices. You know sean hannity. Maybe you're onto something in advance of an impeachment trial of ex-president on the grounds of inciting insurrection. There is growing sentiment for the cable. Channel that most amplified donald trump's ravings to be held accountable as well in the past week. The new york times washington post mother jones variety and cnn. All entertained musings about fox. One way or another being shunned from polite society. Washington post media columnist. Margaret sullivan declared quote corporations. That advertise on fox. News should walk away and citizens who care about the truth should demand that they do. Such is the post insurrection. Comeuppance zeitgeist after the january sixth riots mainstream social media rid itself of donald trump and thousands of other conspiracy theorists twitter. Dropped more than seventy thousand accounts devoted cunanan single day likewise partner. The extremist heavy twitter clone lost. it's internet host. Republican members of congress suddenly lost sources of campaign funds and donald trump himself lost crucial business relationships. Cancel culture sean. Well yeah more or less and so in this hour. We address two questions first. What if fox news were to be neutralized or at least radically ostracized and secondly in a democratic society in which free speech is foundational. Is that an outcome. We really want. Both questions are premised on the belief that whatever fox has been since one thousand nine hundred ninety six launch a megaphone for wedge issues fearmongering lies conspiracy theories culture. Wars has poisoned with sleep. Mutated it's no longer just an argument with the left. It's explicitly a safe space for insurrectionists and all those who imagine themselves under the heel of tyranny tens of millions of americans have no chance there are about to be crushed by the ascendant left. These people needed defender. You need a defender. Why is no one defending them. That was tucker carlson. One day after the storming of the capital which according to angelo kerosone president and ceo of the left leading advocacy group media matters for america exemplifies the channels dark and treacherous turn. They know that a part of their audience especially tucker's with this idea genocide that white culture is in some way being replaced in decayed and they are trying to appeal to that and they're warning them. They're coming for them. It's a political plain and simple. It's now standard operating procedure in the democratic party. Are you or have you ever been a supporter of donald trump on put a scarlet letter tv on supporters. This is a slippery slope. Are people going to say. We're not going to sell you a car. A republicans. we're not gonna. We're not going to issue you a mortgage conservatives. I mean how far does this go. And you listen as the geniuses explain how the single biggest threat to country isn't chinese. Hegemony or even the coming hyperinflation. Pretty much uncertainty now. Which was one hundred percent caused by elite mismanagement of our economy. But no let's not talk about that. The real threat is a forbidden idea. It's something called that's carlson. Dismissing worries about cunanan a cult dedicated to dismantling government filled with pedophile cannibals. Which is something of a departure from historical conservative values of states rights fiscal responsibility a strong military and self reliance because you know cannibals. The last year in particular is when it certainly seemed as though the cauldron of him and lies. That fox news had been boiling boiled. Over and i think it affected. Everybody's lives i with kobe and all the misinformation and how they influenced the public health response and then in the aftermath of the election. An how they kind of built the framework that really helped undermine the results in the minds a so many of our fellow citizens and after the rage it had helped fuel finally materialized into violence. Did fox hole back humbled in jason over. Its own dark power. No just last week. Here was fox news founder. rupert murdoch. Australia denouncing not insurrection but cancel culture is rigidly enforced. Conformity didn't better. I circled central me. A straightjacket on sensitive -tuni- people have fought too hard in too many places for freedom of speech. To be suppressed for this awful woke orthodoxy murdoch's denunciation of political correctness was widely interpreted as a vow not to cave either to the bleeding hearts or to the even fringe ear conservative channels like newsmax and one american news where many maga- fateful fled on election night. When fox was the first call arizona for joe biden in the aftermath the perennial ratings leader skidded at least temporarily to third place in cable news and for now. Murdoch is steering into the skid. Npr's david folkenflik reports by taking even more news fox news one of their top news. Anchors martha mccallum. She was shifted from seven pm prime evening slot to three pm in the afternoon. And that is a major opinion our and let's be clear conservative opinion. Our among those auditioning is maria bartiromo an anchor. Who has made a lot of unfounded. Unhinged claims here's one from let's just for the sake of argument except that fox news channel has not only crossed a line but defiantly stayed there and thus the chorus of calls for boycotts by its advertisers and of its advertisers in order to starve the beast in the interest of full disclosure in other spaces. I myself have called for that very thing. This happens to be the work. Kerosone media matters has been undertaking. Four years with mixed success. One of the big efforts was a campaign to get either glenn beck to be less destructive or ultimately fired and that's exactly what happens on the other hand or recently advertisers have sled tucker and laura ingram they have lost about half of their paid commercials they used to have more than thirty commercials show now the average between fourteen and sixteen and even though they've lost money obviously they're still on the network and they

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Fox News sued by Smartmatic for $2.7 billion over rigged election claims

BBC World Service

00:54 sec | 3 months ago

Fox News sued by Smartmatic for $2.7 billion over rigged election claims

"Software maker Smartmatic is suing Fox News, three of his host and two pro Trump attorneys for defamation. NPR's David Folkenflik reports that the $2.7 million complaint alleges that the defendants conspired to make false claims about the company and the 2020 election. Fox News calls the lawsuit Merritt listen, says it's proud of its reporting. And Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he's looking forward to the case. Smartmatic was the subject of conspiracy theories from Trump allies making wild and untrue claims about actions to rig the election. Fox News host Lou Dobbs, Jeannine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo gave ample air time and credibility to those allegations. In late December, Fox News Force those three host to run a short and stilted interview about Smartmatic with the voting software expert on their shows. Expert Eddie Perez tells NPR. That segment never acknowledged they were correcting anything and failed to recognize how much Fox News had to amplify damaging misinformation.

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Trump Appointee, Michael Pack, Leaves Trail Of Shattered Careers At VOA

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:47 min | 3 months ago

Trump Appointee, Michael Pack, Leaves Trail Of Shattered Careers At VOA

"Money wherever you listen to podcasts. There's been so much controversy. At the voice of america and its parent agency that it's easy to forget the human toll executives fired reporters investigated reputations shattered all part of an ideological civil war begun by former president trump's appointee to the agency. Npr's david folkenflik reports the us agency for global media overseas the voice of america and other federally funded international broadcasters. Last monday just two days before he resigned. Michael pack defended his record on fox news. I've been head of the agency for about seven months. And my only goal has been to get it to fulfil its legally mandated mission. Its charter which is present objective balanced comprehensive news. Tell america's story to the world others who worked under pack till npr a different story. It was actually one of the most surreal times of my career and federal government. That's dan handling a senior advisor to the ceo. When pack took office handling joined the trump white house team during the transition in two thousand sixteen and stayed throughout hanlin says he figured his loyalty to the administration would never be in doubt he was wrong. Pack decided almost immediately that hamlin and need weren't to be trusted and he banished them to the far corners of the agency. Headquarters found a foosball table. And since they weren't talking to us we would come in or nine o'clock and stamp out five o'clock and we play football day and we just sit there in common. About how absurd. This whole thing was hamlin's says it was a sign of worse to come. I don't think he had a plan other than to just blow the place up. Voice of america's top officials resigned. Pack fired the presidents of all the other networks back also suspended six top agency executives and paid private law firms millions of dollars to investigate them and the also refused to extend visas for any foreign employees implying they could be spies. Here's former general. Counsel david clergyman. He was among the executives suspended because he believed that we were disloyal to him. It perceived a us as being part of this cabal and it was. It was very troubling clicker. Men says pack embraced trump's fight against the media and against the professionalism of government employees one point even quoted leviticus to me some provisions at talked about bearing false witness clemson resigned in december after months in limbo. You have to stand up to bad actors like my colleagues. And i have done. And we've paid the price for pack pursuit investigations of journalists for perceived anti-trump bias on fox pack renewed allegations against a video segment on view as early language. Service was essentially a repackaged biden. ned It was not targeted as the deserves supposed to be to pakistan but really the michigan an appeal to michigan muslims to flip the state for biden via way. Staffers say packs. Charges are ridiculous. Very few people in the us consumer even know of its coverage social media. Promotions of valley are blocked here. Plus they're only about fifteen thousand michigander. We've speak urge do multimedia journalists benazir samah had her contract terminated diva fired because they thought it was you know against it was like biased towards trump view. Cut loose three colleagues to some odd came to the us from pakistan on a fulbright journalism fellowship. She went to work for the urge. You service in two thousand nineteen. She's now one of many who lost their jobs under pack. Who are seeking to get them back. It has threatened to turn my entire

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Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off

BBC World Service

00:58 sec | 7 months ago

Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off

"Debates is promising some changes to ensure that the process is more constructive. The move comes after President Trump ran roughshod over Democratic rival Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News during Tuesday's debate in Cleveland. NPR's David Folkenflik has more Trump attacked Biden, his family and Wallace himself. Issues were often left on the sidelines. ABC is George Stephanopoulos called it the worst debate he's seen in his decades long life in politics and journalism. CNN's Jake Tapper called it a hot mess inside a Dumpster fire. CNN's Dana bash. Well, I probably can't repeat what she said live on the air unless I want NPR stations to incur huge fines. The commission says the debate quote made clear that additional structure should be added to the format to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues, and it promised more tools from moderators to quote. Maintain order. Presumably, both candidates would have to agree, and Trump's campaign says that would move the goal posts and change the rules. Mid match. David

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:26 min | 9 months ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm David Folkenflik. A pair of recent events have put journalists covering protests at the centre of Investigations by law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security. First in Seattle journalist from the Seattle Times and for local TV stations went to court to prevent the city's police department from viewing their unpublished photos and videos. Police say they want to see the material in order to identify people who set squad cars on fire and stole two police weapons in a May protest that turned chaotic. The Police Department subpoena and a judge's decision that the material must be turned over has drawn widespread criticism from media advocate groups who call it a violation of press freedoms. It was also revealed last week that the Department of Homeland Security had been compiling intelligence dossiers on journalists writing about protests in Portland, The Washington Post reported on these VHS intelligence reports, which were focused on two journalists who tweeted out leaked documents from the agency. Once more raising concerns about challenges to press freedoms. I'm joined now by one of the journalist named in those homeland security intelligence reports the editor in chief of the law Fair Blawg. Benjamin witness, Benjamin. Welcome. Thank you. And I'm also joined by Michelle Matassa Flores. She's executive editor of the Seattle Times. Welcome to you, Michelle. Thank you, Michelle Flores. I'm going to start with you. You've written that your objection to the Seattle Police department. Reviewing the 90 minutes of video footage they seek is twofold. You said your objections based on a philosophical foundation and also in protecting the physical safety of journalists. What you mean by that? Well, first of all, David, this subpoenaed by the Seattle police Department, it does in danger. The independence of the media were out there covering these protests Right now. This just happens to be the story of the day. But we're out independently covering organizations, public officials and private businesses every day. And we need to remain independent from those we cover and the subpoena can make it appear that we're an arm of law enforcement. So extending from that are journalists right now who are out there covering the protest, particularly photojournalist there very easily identifiable, and protesters who don't want to be photographed are resistant our people being on the scene and we've had photographers and videographers chased rocks thrown at their heads. They've been punched. Right now, The best we can do is tell those people that we are independent of law enforcement, contrary to their fears were not there trying to get them in trouble. The subpoena puts our people at risk on the street and I would add 1/3 element to our concerns. Which is that you know, there's a perception among some across the country and in the White House that the media are the enemy of the people instead of being the protector of the public and a proxy for the public. We are there to report the facts and to document current events and to record history. I want to turn now to the level of federal authorities. Benjamin, which I should mention the acting secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf on Friday after the Washington Post story ordered that the intelligence shop at D Chess stopped collecting information on journalists. Said he was announcing investigation figure out what was happening and then reassigned the acting chief of the intelligence shop. So I want to be clear for listeners the story still developing yet you obtained the D. H s reports in which your name your activities are mentioned what was in them? Well, it's kind of odd, but what was in them was my tweets. My Twitter feed goes out to you about 400,000 people. And so it's hardly of private document. But DHHS seems to have prepared on intelligence report about each of two tweets that showed images of internal DHHS intelligence and analysis. Memoranda and emails and in each case, the intelligence and analysis unit, which is called a filed an intelligence report. Summarising the tweed and with an image of the tweet and authorized the dissemination of that to state and local law enforcement, as well as too far and intelligence partners. Details not only permitted but expected to collect and share information and intelligence about homeland security threats. What do you find so troubling about these reports? Involving the government's review of your tweets, which are obviously publicly posted. My problem honestly is not with the fact that my tweet was shared. That is to be expected, and it's perfectly reasonable. It's the fact that they were shared in the form of intelligence work product. And my concern about that is not on my own behalf. It's actually on the behalf of protesters, because if it's OK to do what they did to me, which is to take purely First Amendment protected activity I journalism And make it the basis for public record intelligence collection. I don't see why it's not okay to collect on people simply because they are engaged in protests, which is also a first Amendment protected activity. Same thing really. And so I'm concerned that if what they did with me is okay. It's actually the tip of a much larger iceberg. I want to turn down back to Seattle, Michelle Flores in Seattle. A spokesperson for the Police department tells NPR that in typical cases when police seek evidence they obtained a search warrant, but that in rare cases where evidence is held by the media state law requires evidence be gathered by way of a subpoena. They argue. They followed the exact process described by state law for this kind of situation. They did take the first step that's required, but under our shield law, they have to meet a four part test to get the material. Now. The judge in this case ruled that they did meet the four parts of this test across the threshold. We disagree. Those requirements are that the material is highly relevant and material. But it's critical and necessary to the investigation that there's a compelling public interest and that the police have exhausted all other measures to solve their case. We are arguing that they did not exhaust all those measures, and one or two of the other elements are arguable also, so we will be appealing the case. And lastly, I wanted to ask each of you in turn, perhaps starting with you, Michelle Matassa Flores. Do you see any through line between what you've experienced in recent days in these two episodes? Is there anything that Ties together. The experiences journalists are going through. Yes, absolutely. You know, I think we're at a critical point in history right now, when you look at the role of the media Found what our protections are. You know, this industry was protected in the Constitution that was written into the Constitution for a reason. Our role is fundamental to democracy. It sounds kind of schlocky, but it's true. And I think whether it's a city law enforcement agency going after unpublished material or a federal government building dossiers on journalists. Yes, these things are definitely all connected. Benjamin witness. What would you say? I would say the through line is that the federal government and for that matter, a CZ, Michelle points out. The state governments are having trouble deciding who journalists are. And so in one situation, there's a confusion about whether the journalists are the arm of the state. And in the other situation, there's a confusion about whether the journalists or the arm of the protesters, and I think what Michelle is eloquently. Said, is which she's neither and I would feel the same way and I don't want to be collected by the government, and I also don't want to be grouped in with the protesters for purposes of surveillance. Benjamin witnesses. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and editor in chief of the Blogged Lawfare. He was one of the journalist named in intelligence dossiers that were compiled and then disavowed by the US Department of Homeland Security. We've also heard from Michelle Matassa Flores, She's executive editor of The Seattle Times. The paper has been in court along with four local TV stations, fighting a subpoena from the Seattle Police Department for access to unpublished photos and videos. Thank you both for joining me. Thank you, David..

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James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:57 sec | 9 months ago

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences

"Murdoch Murdoch has resigned from the board of directors of News Corps, the publishing arm of his family's media empire. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports. It's very public evidence of the rupture within the Murdoch Family News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and major papers in the UK in Australia. It's sister company, Fox Court on Fox News. It was all built by Rupert Murdoch, who pitted his two sons, Lachlan and James, against each other to succeed him. Lachlan, who's more conservative, prevailed in resigning, James sighted unspecified editorial choices by the company. He earlier criticized the Murdochs Australian papers for discounting the role climate change is played in deadly wildfires there. More recently, The Journal's opinion section sparked objections in its own newsroom over claims about the pandemic and black lives. Matters protests. While Fox News is technically separate. Some of its recent segments have been widely denounced his racist even by some Fox news staffers and its provided strong support for President Trump.

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Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit

All Of It

01:01 min | 10 months ago

Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit

"Culture of sexual harassment at the Fox News Channel. The case implicates some of the networks. Major stars. NPR's David Folkenflik reports that Fox rejects the allegations. Except for those against recently fired host at Henry. The most grave accusations were made by former Fox Business Network producer Jennifer Eckhart. She says that Henry repeatedly sent her graphic texts and images. Promising to propel her career and that she initially yielded to his advances. She also alleges that on other occasions, Henry sexually assaulted and raped her. Fox terminated her last month. This month, Fox News fired Henry, citing willful sexual misconduct in the workplace. Henry's lawyer says the two had a provably consensual relationship. Fox contributor, Kathy Aru alleges she was propositioned by Henry and separately by Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz. Fox has a thorough review by an outside law firm found Arosa allegations quote false, patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit except those against Henry, whom the network noted it fired. David Folkenflik,

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Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

All Things Considered

01:03 min | 10 months ago

Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

"A top writer at the Fox News Channel, has resigned after it was revealed that he had written a Siri's of racist and sexist post under a pseudonym. NPR's David Folkenflik reports, Blake Neth wrote for a primetime show hosted by Tucker Carlson. The writer Blake Neff posted about blacks, Asian Americans and women for years, suggesting whites needed to defend themselves against a society increasingly defined by people of color. Among the ways CNN identified him a selfie Neff posted online showed him in the reflection of a window taking the picture. Fox confirmed Neff's resignation but would not comment. Carlson has repeatedly been condemned for flirting with racism and sexism, or according to critics even embodying them. Most recently, Carlson question the patriotism of Senator Tammy Duckworth's a double amputee from her U. S Army days when Iraqi insurgents blasted the helicopter. She was flying out of the sky, she's of Thai descent. Crossing did not come in about Neff. But in a segment Friday night, he complained of an online mob, especially, he said CNN. David Folkenflik. NPR

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Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

Radiolab

01:06 min | 10 months ago

Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

"The top writer for Fox News star Tucker Carlson's Primetime Show, has resigned after CNN revealed he'd written a Siri's of racist and sexist posts under a pseudonym. NPR's David Folkenflik reports. The incident brings fresh scrutiny to Carlson over his commentaries. The writer Blake never posted about blacks, Asian Americans and women for years, suggesting whites needed to defend themselves against a society increasingly defined by people of color. Among the way CNN identified him a selfie Neff posted online showed him in the reflection of a window taking the picture. Fox confirmed Neff's resignation but would not comment. Carlson has repeatedly been condemned for flirting with racism and sexism, or according to critics even embodying them. Most recently, Carlson question the patriotism of Senator Tammy Duckworth's a double amputee from her U. S Army days when Iraqi insurgents blasted the helicopter. She was flying out of the sky. Issues of Thai descent. Crossing did not come in about Neff. But in a segment Friday night, he complained of an online mob, especially, he said, CNN. David Folkenflik. NPR NEWS

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Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife

NPR's Business Story of the Day

05:47 min | 1 year ago

Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife

"Mike Bloomberg's presidential bid led to tough scrutiny particularly about his company's frequent reliance on nondisclosure agreements for employees. One of the people under a nondisclosure agreement is a former employee who years ago worked on an investigative story about Chinese leaders. Bloomberg News killed that story. It also tried to silence his spouse. Npr's David Folkenflik reveals. What happened at debate? Elizabeth Warren Challenge Bloomberg. What about complaints about him Mr Mayor? Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. Bloomberg tried to move past it. We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. Finish Bloomberg's blase response outrage the writer late. Hong fincher full disclosure award supporter finger points to the widespread use of such as by the company. Bloomberg founded the company uses them to handle complaints of sexual harassment and hostile work environment. According to reports ventures complaint is not that. I don't know exactly what happened to those women but I do know how incredibly terrifying it is to be threatened and bullied into signing a nondisclosure agreement in two thousand thirteen ventures husband. Michael Forsyth was a reporter for Bloomberg News in Beijing Bloomberg had already published his team's investigation into the wealth of the families of Communist Party leaders. The Chinese Ambassador had warned the company against publishing death threats followed venture and forsyth moved to Hong Kong yet. The team kept reporting. He continued to do an investigation and it was that story. This story on longed in China's honest man and his ties to senior Chinese Communist leaders including Jinping Z. Had just become president of China and I saw these emails from the editors praising it meaning the reporting saying that. Yeah it's it's. We're really excited about this. We can't wait to move it forward. Three former Bloomberg journalists verified this account after that however radio silence. The story never ran Serrao Mike. Her husband Mike and some of the other reporters. And Editors who had been working on this story. Just we're asking for answers about why. Why was this story killed the famously intense founding editor in chief of Bloomberg News finally weighed in? That's Matthew Winkler back then. To Editors told me the story needed work. That's not the reason we are cited for killing it. It is for sure going to invite the Communist Party to completely shut us down. Take us out of the country so I just don't see that a story that is just divide. This recording winkler on in October twenty thirteen conference call weekly praised the team but warned about covering the Chinese regime which he called it everywhere and who they are and we should have no illusions that the Chinese authorities had search Bloomberg's bureaus delayed visas for reporters and ordered state owned companies not to sign new leases for Bloomberg terminals the terminals offer subscribers specialized financial data and are the most important source of the company's profits and China was seen as a growing market and a strategic priority again. Matthew Winkler is the information they do have away that enables car to report but not Elsa Prophet Bloomberg News N Winkler. Who's retired as editor in chief declined to comment in two thousand thirteen? Mike Bloomberg was mayor of New York City and denied Bloomberg News Killed The China Story. Two months later back at the company he founded asked about the China controversy again. Mike Bloomberg said it was arrogant to impose American values on others if a country gives you a license to do something off with certain restrictions. You have two choices either. Accept the license and do it that way. Well you don't do business there. Npr also obtained audio of these remarks. Mike Bloomberg to his global newsroom Bloomberg said the newsroom should be proud of its China coverage then said all organizations have bad apples. Some staffers thought that was aimed at the China. Investigative team. Bloomberg News fired Mike Foresight. He was accused of leaking news of the killed project other outlets. He landed at the New York Times and would not comment for the story. He signed a nondisclosure agreement with Bloomberg LP lawyers for Bloomberg's company pressured someone else to sign one foresights wife later Hong fincher. The company's lawyers threatened to force her to pay a six figure sum if she didn't agree to keep silent about her husband's work. Here's venture. There was no reason why I should have to sign a nondisclosure agreement. Because I didn't possess any damaging material about the company venture recalls being summoned to the high rise offices of Bloomberg's Hong Kong lawyers. Her husband was there too. And then this lawyer from New York on that. I mean giant image of his face on the video screens said but what about all the evidence? That's in her head venture says. She walked out of the conference room and left the building. They assumed that because I was the wife of their employees. I was the wife I was just an appendage of their employees I was not a human being ventures former CNBC correspondent who was finishing up PhD. She bristled and hired top-flight lawyers and finally the company let it go now. Mike Bloomberg has returned to his company. Wants more but venture isn't letting her question go. What else in his newsroom she asks is hidden by those nondisclosure agreements.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"You are Boston, I'm Kimberly Atkins in for David Folkenflik. And this is on point. President Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, that there's nothing wrong with accepting campaign, dirt on political opponents from foreign actors if somebody called. From a country. Norway, we have information on your own. I think I'd wanna hear you want that kind of interference in our elections to fear. It's say have information I think I'd take it to oil tankers attacked and the Gulf of Oman, the US released a video purporting to show Iranians removing a mind after the explosion. Iran has disputed, the accusations secretary of state. Mike Pompeo spoke yesterday but offered no evidence to back up the claim of Iran's involvement fake as a whole these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security of lightness alt- on the freedom of navigation, an unacceptable campaign of escalating. Tension by Iran. President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, traded barbs insults, and even name calling on the campaign trail in Iowa sleepy gel. President has literally an existential threat to America. He said my name so many times that people couldn't stand it anymore for years of Donald Trump will be viewed as an aberration Biden, who's deluge. Zor, eight years will fundamentally change, who we are the natio- Biden is a dummy join us, what do you make President Trump saying, he'll accept information from foreign powers. Join us anytime at on point radio dot org, or.

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CBS News announces anchor changes at "CBS This Morning," "CBS Evening News"

Morning Edition

03:50 min | 2 years ago

CBS News announces anchor changes at "CBS This Morning," "CBS Evening News"

"Morning. There is a shakeup underway at CBS news this morning. The network announced major changes to its flagship shows this Gayle king on CBS this morning. We are announcing some major changes today moving forward working to get even better at what we do. Those major changes come amid ratings concerns for CBS this morning and also for the CBS evening news. And also after a series of harassment revelations rocked this network in recent years joining us now with more NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik morning. David. Hey, do to what is happening CBS. And why why is it happening now? So let's first talk about what's happening. You're going to see Nora O'Donnell, leave CBS this morning. It's that's their their morning news show, and she's going to become the anchor of CBS evening news. You know, the newscast once host by Dan rather on kites storage show. She's replacing Jeff glor- who's been there less. Than eighteen months. You're going to see a little bit of rotating chairs happening on the morning show. She is doing that John Dickerson's going to leave the morning show and the coin correspondent for a sixty minutes. And you're going to see the remaining this show built around. Gayle king who's been there who's really a sword in recent years, but particularly even in the last year landing a bunch of news making interviews, including a memorable one with our Kelly's been accused of so many crimes memorable interview to say the least. Yeah, really intense and really brilliantly handled by king, and she'll be joined by Anthony Mason longtime Saturday morning show host. He's been a longtime evening news anchor Fillon at a correspondent for the network. Anthony Mason, we'll also be joined by a twenty dokoupil a correspondent for for the network, and those those figures will be rotating in and around these these major programs, and what about the timing is is there something. Significant that CBS is going through all the shuffling at this moment. What does it tell us will even seeing a lot of coverage in a lot of rumors and speculation about what was going to happen? CBS had won some audience and also gotten a lot of morale boost by pursuing harder news edge for its morning show and for the evening news, and yet ratings had sagged in recent years, Jeff chlorine, some ways was expected to be the solution. He replaced got Pelley after Kelly's ratings after initial boost had had declined and there've been some tension between Pelley, the former anchor and former CBS news president David Rhodes glare was supposed to solve onto this under under roads and had not done. So and there've been a question of what's going to happen to pairing of John Dickerson, quite brilliant. Former moderator of face the nation had not had the same level of success as the morning show. It had under Charlie rose. And so they said something's going to happen. Too risky was named at the beginning of the year to shake things up in the shakeup was hers. So is. Is it just about ratings or how much of this has to do with the the sexual harassment scandals that we've seen this network through? Well, you seen a network. The network rocked by sexual harassment scandal from the top les Moonves, the chairman of CBS the entire parent network Inc. As well as Jeff Fager, the former chairman of CBS news in the longtime executive producer, sixty minutes, which is far and away in some ways, the most important show, certainly money maker for CBS CBS evening news CBS this morning. Have sort of been perennial third rated shows Charlie Rose's departure from CBS this morning in late twenty seven teen really rocked the chemistry and rock the stability of CBS news, but they had hoped to Dickerson could stabilize that. This sentence is the latest domino to fall from that. They want to stabilize the show want to stabilize the network insurance scheme particularly wants to show it's hers, and she's going to find a path forward for CBS. All right. Big changes today at

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'National Enquirer' And American Media's Other Tabloids Are For Sale

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:13 min | 2 years ago

'National Enquirer' And American Media's Other Tabloids Are For Sale

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the almond board of California working with almond farmers to improve water management practices. Learn more about the almond communities efforts to reduce the amount of water. It takes to grow each pound of almonds at almondsustainability dot org. The National Enquirer, you know. It's usually on sale at grocery store checkout stands with its sensational headlines. You might have read some as you've been waiting in line. Will it is now up for sale its parent company. American media Inc. Says it intends to sell several of its tabloids including the Enquirer and this comes after some controversial years for one thing. AM I reportedly tried to help President Trump's campaign by buying and suppressing a story from a former playboy model who claims she had an affair with Trump in February Jeff Bezos, the owner of the Washington Post and CEO of Amazon accused the Enquirer of extortion and blackmail, and now comes this potential sale. Let's talk to NPR's David Folkenflik about it. Hey, david. Hey, david. So there was Karen McDougal former playboy model. There was Jeff Bezos in his accusation. Some I mean, I just remind us about all these controversies the magazine is faced we'll think back to what we now know about the two thousand sixteen race. Karen McDougal had claimed to have a significant relationship. Extra marital affair with the president and were subsequently introduced the phrase catch and kill the the inquirer facilitated one hundred and fifty thousand dollar payout. Two McDougal extensively to paired right column for a sister publication men's journal actually to ensure that store never saw the light of day during the election season separately, Jeff Bezos in January took to medium posted a platform. And basically said, hey, by the way, not only have I been having an extramarital affair with my girlfriend, but the inquirer is all over it. And Furthermore, I became aware that they're all over it. And they have been trying to blackmail me and extort me into issuing a statement saying that no way was this politically motivated because of their ties to President Trump, and they were threatening to publish very intimate. Photographs of me. I'm not. Gonna stand for it. Here's what I have to say. I mean, and it's worth just pausing and reflecting it at at Trump's ties to all of this. I mean, he's close to to the guy runs the magazine right Detroit. This is not in any way, an accident. David pecker, the determine the controlling executive at American media Inc. The parent company has long had ties with Donald Trump. They consider each other friends and Trump grew up in the sort of more. Hey and morass of tabloid news here in New York City doing business with Murdoch's New York Post doing business with the National Enquirer ensuring favorable coverage and trying to tamp down on negative coverage of him. Will you saw that play out on its pages with cover story after cover story reason questions about Hillary Clinton's morality Bill Clinton about her health, and you saw that about positive and sort of glowing coverage of Trump and also the lack of coverage of the kind of scandals that the inquire usually traffics in so the company is saying this is a business decision. But I mean, there's a report in the New Yorker that as recently as twenty seventeen company was thinking about how to actually. Expand its its portfolio of magazines. So I mean is is this the controversies that that really changed fortunes for them. Or is this story more complicated. Well, you could say both, you know, in twenty ten parent company declared, bankruptcy, there's significant debt surrounding and hanging over national enquirers parent company, but you can't separate this from the scandals the Washington Post in its reporting claims that the hedge fund manager who sort of controlling owner. Now of American media says that he's disgusted by what he's learned. The this is not really anything new for the inquirer. But don't forget the legal trouble. The inquirer has been in. You know, it got dragged into the investigation. Michael Cohen and others. It had to essentially negotiate with prosecutors in order to avoid prosecution, and indeed the bazo scandal may raise the legal stakes once more. I mean, we we've probably all joked at the grocery store checkout stand like looking at the health who would ever by the National Enquirer. When now it's like a more serious question. Who would by the national inquirer will you know in a in a straight world, you might say TMZ that digital gossip site. It's hard to. No, it's damage brand. It is a notable brands somebody made by as a play thing. Or there's been speculation. Jeff Bezos would wanna strangle it by it and put it out while different kinds of catch. Another chapter of the story. Yeah. In paris. David folkenflik. Thanks, david. You bet.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:36 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

"Correspondent David Folkenflik. Thank you. Ben. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro. Audie cornish. Find a compromise. And immediately end the partial government shutdown. That's the call from the national governor's association in a bipartisan letter addressed to the White House into leaders of congress. The governor say their national parks are overflowing with trash that coastal safety is at risk because of a reduced coastguard. And that states could end up losing money as well. Joining us now is the chair of the NBA. Steve Bullock, he's the democratic governor from Montana. Welcome to the program already. It's great to be with you. So have you gotten a phone call or a response from the White House or from any of the congressional leaders listed in the letter, we have now we just put out this letter. Because this, you know, this isn't a partisan issue governors all across our country are encouraging the president and congress to find a compromise media and the government shutdown, and as we can uniformly Democrats Republicans say that this is a real failure, governance and becoming a weight on our economy and American. People that they need to get something done. I wanna talk about Montana for a second. Is there anything the your state has had to cover that would normally be paid for by the federal government? I think from the perspective of we have local business people in west Yellowstone is an example that are cleaning toilets and providing supplies. We're getting to the point. My own executive assistant may lose the ability to buy a house because the sellers relying on an FHA loan. So the impacts of people are real what actions are you taking to make sure that federal employees in your state are looked after. Well, we as governors have to deal with real life impacts of what does happen or doesn't happen in Washington DC while they might think this is all just negotiating tactics were on the front lines. So part of it is coming together all of us in elevating sane this has to stop now. I guess what? I'm trying to understand is. Is there anything that you can do as a state leader to mitigate the shutdown from? From your state from the state level. Or are you stuck by and large? We're stuck. I mean, the we can't carry the burden of the federal government. If we get to the end of this month, is example when it comes to snap benefits. We can't be providing the dollars to keep the small business administration's open. That's what we rely on in the system of federalism that for Washington DC to work in an eight working right now. You're right that the debate over the wall can be dealt with at another time. But you have let's say house speaker Nancy Pelosi calling the idea of a wall immoral rate. So it's a nonstarter for her. What's your response to a White House? That says look this is the only way we can force this discussion. It's only way it'll happen. At this point have that discussion not without impacting though, like eight hundred thousand federal workers and people in every community across the country. I mean, these are negotiating tactics is opposed to say, let's be responsible. Let's get government back open immediately. And then get everybody around the table. You are as we mentioned a democrat in a state that has gone for President Trump. What is your message for Democrats in Washington who are trying to negotiate with this president? I don't know that I could give Democrats in DC sort of guidance on how to negotiate with this president. I don't know that I could give Republicans guidance. I mean, you saw before Christmas when the Senate unanimously passed an extension and then this president walked back on it. So it may be a daily thing. But the perspective is that no matter what I mean, both sides, the Republicans in congress, the Democrats in congress and the president should realize that people's lives shouldn't be the negotiating chip. Let's get government running because folks L cross country expected Montana governor, Steve Bullock, he's a democrat. Thank you for speaking with all things considered. Thanks so much for having me. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. KCRW sponsors include Walt Disney pictures, presenting Mary Poppins returns nominated for nine critics choice awards Mary Poppins returns, starring Emily blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda now playing..

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

05:00 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"I'm NPR media. Correspondent David Folkenflik. In other news this year climate scientists site increasing certitude of ties between extreme weather and climate change, November brought North Carolina northern California's deadly campfire more than fifty people died after hurricane Florence hammered the Carolinas yet the worst brought out the best in Myrtle Beach, innkeeper Jarrett, Houck's who sheltered and fed hundred. For free. He spoke here CBS correspondent, Steve Hartman compla- my house until you can go back to yours. Not really how. So it's a big seventy room house. It really is loose us. How it been lately in October a gunman opened fire and killed eleven at the tree of life synagogue in. Pittsburgh Rabbi Jonathan Perlman spoke at a vigil. This will not break us. It will not ruin us. We will continue to thrive and sing and worship. And learn together. And continue our historic Lennox legacy in this city with the friendliest people that we know among those prominent Americans who died this year was Senator John McCain, son grandson of admirals and eighty fighter pilot who served in Vietnam, a prisoner of war who merged physically broken, but with honor and Republican presidential nominee his daughter. Megan delivered appointed eulogy the America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great. Other notable deaths included former first lady Barbara Bush and president George H W Bush as well as Anthony bourdain. Billy Graham, Stephen hawking Aretha, Franklin Philip Roth and Kate Spade. What did we learn about Washington about the nation about the world about ourselves in two thousand eighteen with stories struck you that don't involve the name? Trump follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at on point radio. We're talking with Katherine ramp of the Washington Post on points on Jack Beatty and Jeff peg as of CBS news, Jeff I want to turn to the question of guns of what happened in parkland, Florida, what happened in the recent elections. And where we are as a society has anything changed in the latest spate of killings in after after Florida, and Pittsburgh is there any way in which the nation is thinking of bit differently about the power that the allure of guns has in our society and the power that guns has an our politics. I think depending on who you ask if you look at the midterm elections. That was a sign of change. Because many of the people who were elected to office in November, advocate, stricter gun moss. And part of that is a result of what happened in February after the shooting in parkland, Florida these teenagers were able to harness social media and the new cycle to create this new movement that they called March for our lives that advocated for stricter gun laws, and what you've had in the last almost what a year since the shooting is that, you know, twenty six states and Washington DC, according to some estimates have enacted a total of sixty seven new gun control laws this year. And so there there has been changed these active shooting incidents, you know, they have. In so frequently and that is sad. Because, you know, even in the media, we're at a point where, you know, do you cover this one, you know, sadly, only this number of people have been killed. Maybe this is not the kind of story that that you lead a newscast with. I remember, you know, having covered incidents like these over the last twenty years of my career that these are events that would always make news now, they don't always make news. And you know, sometimes that's a good thing. Because the FBI believes that you know, some of these incidents are copycat incidents of the more attention. They get the more in courage is other people to do the same thing. But it is so unfortunate to see this level of violence. You know, almost on a daily basis. You know, depending on the amount of people who've been killed, but you know, it is really unfortunate to see this happening. More and more and more in the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are trying to get a handle on it trying to figure out well, what is sparking this? The Trump administration created a school safety commission in the wake of the parkland mass shooting which issued a final report this month calls for expanding mental health coverage and ninety nine other recommendations, including arming school personnel. At the conclusion, the president agrees with a lot..

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

05:00 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"I'm NPR media. Correspondent David Folkenflik. In other news this year climate scientists site increasing certitude of ties between extreme weather and climate change, November brought North Carolina northern California's deadly campfire more than fifty people died after hurricane Florence hammered the Carolinas yet the worst brought out the best in Myrtle Beach, innkeeper Jarrett, Houck's who sheltered and fed hundred. For free. He spoke here CBS correspondent, Steve Hartman compla- my house until you can go back to yours. Not really how. So it's a big seventy room house. It really is loose us. How it been lately in October a gunman opened fire and killed eleven at the tree of life synagogue in. Pittsburgh Rabbi Jonathan Perlman spoke at a vigil. This will not break us. It will not ruin us. We will continue to thrive and sing and worship. And learn together. And continue our historic Lennox legacy in this city with the friendliest people that we know among those prominent Americans who died this year was Senator John McCain, son grandson of admirals and eighty fighter pilot who served in Vietnam, a prisoner of war who merged physically broken, but with honor and Republican presidential nominee his daughter. Megan delivered appointed eulogy the America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great. Other notable deaths included former first lady Barbara Bush and president George H W Bush as well as Anthony bourdain. Billy Graham, Stephen hawking Aretha, Franklin Philip Roth and Kate Spade. What did we learn about Washington about the nation about the world about ourselves in two thousand eighteen with stories struck you that don't involve the name? Trump follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at on point radio. We're talking with Katherine ramp of the Washington Post on points on Jack Beatty and Jeff peg as of CBS news, Jeff I want to turn to the question of guns of what happened in parkland, Florida, what happened in the recent elections. And where we are as a society has anything changed in the latest spate of killings in after after Florida, and Pittsburgh is there any way in which the nation is thinking of bit differently about the power that the allure of guns has in our society and the power that guns has an our politics. I think depending on who you ask if you look at the midterm elections. That was a sign of change. Because many of the people who were elected to office in November, advocate, stricter gun moss. And part of that is a result of what happened in February after the shooting in parkland, Florida these teenagers were able to harness social media and the new cycle to create this new movement that they called March for our lives that advocated for stricter gun laws, and what you've had in the last almost what a year since the shooting is that, you know, twenty six states and Washington DC, according to some estimates have enacted a total of sixty seven new gun control laws this year. And so there there has been changed these active shooting incidents, you know, they have. In so frequently and that is sad. Because, you know, even in the media, we're at a point where, you know, do you cover this one, you know, sadly, only this number of people have been killed. Maybe this is not the kind of story that that you lead a newscast with. I remember, you know, having covered incidents like these over the last twenty years of my career that these are events that would always make news now, they don't always make news. And you know, sometimes that's a good thing. Because the FBI believes that you know, some of these incidents are copycat incidents of the more attention. They get the more in courage is other people to do the same thing. But it is so unfortunate to see this level of violence. You know, almost on a daily basis. You know, depending on the amount of people who've been killed, but you know, it is really unfortunate to see this happening. More and more and more in the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are trying to get a handle on it trying to figure out well, what is sparking this? The Trump administration created a school safety commission in the wake of the parkland mass shooting which issued a final report this month calls for expanding mental health coverage and ninety nine other recommendations, including arming school personnel. At the conclusion, the president agrees with a lot..

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"From WBU are Boston end NPR. I'm David Folkenflik. And this is on if twenty seventeen was a year of in credulity, then two thousand eighteen year realization as in this is happening this week. We take on the rapid fire news that define the past year and beyond headlines. The you're someone questions about who we are about the world. We're leaving our children about our votes the values we project abroad, the nature of the people the president surrounds himself with and fundamental questions about the president himself these stories from just a single day in August. Michael Cohen cuts a deal and pleads guilty to a slew of crimes dilation of campaign finance laws, Bank fraud and tax evasion. Full Manafort, guilty of eight counts of fraud. The year includes dramatic and painful moments. Millions watched a surprise allegation of a long ago attack by a supreme court nominee. I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did put his hand over my mouth, stop me from yelling and to surge of student activism after a shooting massacre at a Florida high school, no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedy that have occurred. We. That kids don't know over talking about that were too young to understand how the government. We. We'll do our best to walk through what happened and what all means. And we'd like you to join us. How did we fair in two thousand eighteen join us anytime at on point radio dot org or Twitter and Facebook ad on point radio with us.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"From WBU are Boston end NPR. I'm David Folkenflik. And this is on if twenty seventeen was a year of in credulity, then two thousand eighteen year realization as in this is happening this week. We take on the rapid fire news that define the past year and beyond headlines. The you're someone questions about who we are about the world. We're leaving our children about our votes the values we project abroad, the nature of the people the president surrounds himself with and fundamental questions about the president himself these stories from just a single day in August. Michael Cohen cuts a deal and pleads guilty to a slew of crimes dilation of campaign finance laws, Bank fraud and tax evasion. Full Manafort, guilty of eight counts of fraud. The year includes dramatic and painful moments. Millions watched a surprise allegation of a long ago attack by a supreme court nominee. I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did put his hand over my mouth, stop me from yelling and to surge of student activism after a shooting massacre at a Florida high school, no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedy that have occurred. We. That kids don't know over talking about that were too young to understand how the government. We. We'll do our best to walk through what happened and what all means. And we'd like you to join us. How did we fair in two thousand eighteen join us anytime at on point radio dot org or Twitter and Facebook ad on point radio with us.

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New CBS Report Says Les Moonves Misled Investigators And Destroyed Evidence

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:06 min | 2 years ago

New CBS Report Says Les Moonves Misled Investigators And Destroyed Evidence

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything the former head of CBS less moon. Viz stepped down from his post in September. After multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Now, he is accused of trying to cover it up. A report from lawyers hired by CBS says move as destroyed evidence and misled investigators he was supposed to walk away from the company with a hundred and twenty million dollars in severance pay. But if the allegations are true CBS could take that money away or joined now by NPR media. Correspondent David Folkenflik who's been covering this? Thanks for being here. David morning ritual. So destroying evidence misleading. Investigators those are big claims. What more do we know? Well, it's not good CBS board hired two major law firms. To look at this this draft report of teen by the New York Times, what they say that he, you know. This big media magnate, the last of the great Hollywood chieftains in some ways, you know, behaved like somebody screaming to protect themselves from indictment that he lied to the investigators for the law firms that he deleted taxonomy of techniques change with the manager of woman over the course of potato last year, a who had alleged that moon visited tried to essentially course, a sexual act from her a two decades ago when she was inspiring actress, and you know, to give you some sense of the scope that we're talking about not only did those things, but in small way, he was asked to hand over digital devices that the investigators could look at instead of handing over his own ipad. He handed over that of his son. So there are now new allegations against last move as right? What can you tell us about? What has recently come out? Right. Well, I we should say they they reached a eleven of the seventeen women who have made allegations that he sexually harassed them or worse. And they say they found them credible that they weren't able to prove it, but they found out some other things they allege in this draft report that at least four times. Or he secured forgive me, this a CD folks, but oral sex from a CBS employees that is his subordinates in ways that they called a transactional. And this is a quote, they say they're circumstance that sound transactional. Improper the extent. There was no hint of any relationship romance arrest property, especially given what we know about his history of more or less forced oral sex with women with whom he has had no ongoing relationship, and I want to insert here that his lawyer maintains that all of the sexual contact. He has had with CBS employees of wise has been consensual. But Furthermore, the investigators said there's an employee suspected on call a subordinate. Was essentially there so that he could have oral sex on demand. And this is again, something where his lawyer says all sexual contact was consensual. He's not denying that sexual contact Kurd. In addition aboard member of Arnold copen was told before joining the board that by woman who said that choose therapist who said that Moonves has had sexually assaulted her. And he didn't inform the rest of the board. He still took the board position and upon learning of two instances, or at least one instance where women alleged sexual harassment severe sexual harassment the communications she for CBS longtime Gil Schwartz drafted resignation letter. But when we invest didn't decide to resign. He didn't tell board members or do anything else about it. Wow. What has health as mean for moon visas future? I mean, just in the short term is it gonna keep severance packet. It seems very unlikely that the board would be able to to grant him those one hundred twenty million dollars as part of his severance. But it's also reflective of a culture where there was seemed to be no accountability were governance itself seems to fail at CBS not just on the part of invests. All right NPR's, David Folkenflik on this story this morning. Thanks so much, David. We appreciate it. You bet.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:07 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Maybe you wanna store your guns for me for while. While you're going to this to force while you're going through this depression, just to make a little safer that's not about law. That's about gun owner is helping each other, and that's a real public health solution. And we don't talk a lot about those things. Like, we don't talk a lot about suicide even though those are two thirds of gun deaths. You know, there are really just good people from all perspectives who are working to save lives. And we tend to give too much attention to the people who are angry and yelling loudly and not the people who are doing the work. I'm David Folkenflik. And this is on point. Dr Becca Cunningham. It seems to me as though one of the questions. I get my day job is I'm also the media correspond for NPR. So I covered the world of journalism and one of the questions I get a lot every time something like this happens from from high school classmate from callers from listeners is the question of the media, it self that it gives so much attention both to these incidents, and it gives attention to these shooters. And it creates almost glamorization and demonizing moment at the same time. You know, what do you take from the kind of coverage that you see of such stark events is what happened in Pittsburgh, what happened in Thousand Oaks Newtown. And elsewhere sure, I think the those high profile events have done a lot to sort of raise awareness across the country that gun violence is a possibility in all of our daily lives, and are you yoga studios, and in our places of worship, what doesn't get as much coverage is this daily daily, bloody gun violence that the doctors have an outraged about over this past week that's happening in and out of regular lives. That often doesn't get any coverage at all fifty women month every month die by an intimate partner violent event by gun those rarely make the national news. That's more women in a single month in any one of these shootings. They're both incredibly important and need to be covered. But I'm that discrepancy in the coverage a few days ago. I had the honour of seen some of the youth from Chicago organization youth organization as well as the March for our live kids and the discrepancy. Also in news coverage that happens in urban America. I was a physician in Flint, Michigan staffing. Trauma bays there for many years gun violence that happens in those communities every day isn't covered nearly to the extent that it is in in in other communities, and I think that it's important for us to realize the think about the daily toll in all of the settings and to get away from this idea again that it's someone else's backyard. We know, you know, there's as many kids dying in rural America by gun violence by suicide as there are in urban America. These are problem for all of our kids, and our families and to the extent that the media can get that message out is really important. It's been interesting in in in recent times, I learned on social media and clicking on the links and reading further that question of sewage. Side links to to gunshot deaths. And also that that, you know, domestic violence. It self is often tag for that. That is there's often correlation. There it seems as though that this was for many years, I was political reporter starting late nineties that this was a red line issue. A third rail issue couldn't really touch survive electorally, and we are starting to experience at least some signs that maybe people are willing to go there, you we heard from congressman elect Joe Cunningham. He's a democrat from the state of South Carolina. He says he's a gun owner. And he does support some additional gun control. Of course, I got forty caliber at home. I've got my concealed weapon permit support the second amendment think there can be some common sense, you know, close in the Charleston, loophole background checks. I think these are things that the majority of Americans will accept angry on, you know, there have been recent studies that also shows that I think figures that might surprise a lot of Americans eighty four percent Americans favored closing loopholes for access to guns Cording to. The Pew Research Center in twenty seventeen that's ninety percent of Democrats. But also seventy seven percent of Republicans..

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on Here & Now

"Let's turn now to that. Contentious White House press conference yesterday reporters pressing President Trump with questions the president telling them to sit down give the Mike and berating C N N's, Jim Mukasa. Well, let's not accustomed was told his White House credentials had been revoked because he'd laid hands on a female intern trying to take the microphone from him. Well, he and others there say he did not touch the intern will post the video at here now dot org. It seems to back that up. Let's bring in NPR media analyst, David Folkenflik, David. What's your sense of this? I think this was a very willful effort by the president to change the subject from the painful reality while the two parties split control of congress. What it means for Democrats take over the houses, it's going to be a very tumultuous two years with a lot of oversight in a lot of unwelcome inquiries into his behavior in that of his associates. This is a way to remind his supporters in the rest of the country that he defines a different political foe and finds them in the press corps. It's a way of diverting our attention, and it's successful most ardent. Supporters were cheering on this moment. But but let's listen to a little bit. And I I want to set it up. This is Jim Acosta got up to ask about why the president said that the caravan of migrants was an invasion as Jimmy Costa said, you know, it's as you know, it's not an invasion. It's a group of migrants making their way here. They're hundreds of miles away. Are you demonizing immigrants in the president said, no, I consider it an invasion. They have to come legally. We do need people to work, and then a cost to asked him about the ad that featured migrants, the president said they're not actors, and then said, you should let me run the country, you run CNN, and it came to this moment. That's that's that's one of the other folks that's enough. That's enough as president. I had one of only that moment there where Tim Akasa says, pardon me, ma'am. That's where he's saying to the own intern. Wait, I am going to finish my question. And then he went on to try to ask another question and exchange ended this what CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work in for them. You are a rude. Terrible. Person you shouldn't be working for CNN. David Folkenflik at right after that Peter Alexander from NBC tried to defend Jim Acosta. Join ask the question other said answer his question. There are others is we're going to hear in the room who were siding with the president. But your thoughts on that moment. What's incredibly ugly moment to call a reporter who's asking basically legitimate questions each and every time a terrible person? I think strikes a blow against the idea that journalists play a role in civil society as we've seen with shootings in Annapolis that were deadly attempted mail bombing sent to CNN in recent weeks. You know, the president gives comfort to thorough -tarian figures that would seek to stifle descent, but also stifle accountability through journalism in their own countries. I think this is problematic even as it is as I said earlier, something of attraction, here's Trish Regan on the.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm David green. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Days before an election. President Trump continues his attacks without evidence on a favorite target. When I say the enemy of the people I'm talking about the fake news. That was the president yesterday on FOX again, the calling the media the enemy of the people. This comes just days after the arrest of a man who was accused of targeting prominent, liberals and CNN with potentially explosive devices and also after Saturday's slaughter of Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue NPR's. David Folkenflik reports. Many journalists are condemning the president for his lacerating language against Democrats, his political opponents. Depress immigrants you name it, especially after this latest speed of violence, take CNN analyst and former NBC anchor David Gregory on CNN, Gregory pointed to Trump's actions end language against a caravan of Central American migrants suggesting that they're vermin, and they're infesting the country, you cannot ignore how that can be. I heard by people who hate emigrants who are afraid of anyone who they think is going to change their way of life and who hates Jews on Saturday. Trump hitting gauged in this exchange with reporters, and I'd have a much different tone. Frankly, if the press was even-handed, if the press was fair, I'd have a much different tone all the time. But I'm fighting the media, I'm fighting the the media is not being honest. Trump was speaking his subtext out loud. I have to have that. Otherwise, I'll never get my points across. We'll never get what we have to get across news reports had noted that the man charged with sending improvised explosive devices to CNN and many high profile Democrats had lived in a van bathed in pro-trump, an anti CNN decals. Journalists also reported the man arrested for killing worshippers in the Pittsburgh synagogue had embraced anti immigrant rhetoric and posted angrily about a Jewish organization that helped refugees settled here in tweets. Sunday and yesterday Trump claimed the media was unfairly blaming the attacks on Republicans. And instead, he blamed the press for the country's great anger. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did not yield an inch yesterday. When you say he's trying to unite the country why he out there. The very very first thing that the president. Did was condemned the attacks both in Pittsburgh. And in the pipebombs, the very first thing the media did was blamed the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous. I asked it was Sanders. First press conference in nearly a month the first bomb mailings and the mass shootings reserve the term enemy for people who are actually the enemy of the United States rather than journalists. The president's shot referencing all media. He's talking about. The growing amount of fake news that exists in the country and the president's call it out. It's not that the media's without hyperbole this anecdote from Lesley Stahl suggest why Trump makes the press the issue back in may, the sixty minutes correspondent spoke to the deadline club and New York City journalism organization stall told it of meeting with the future president at Trump Tower in two thousand sixteen he's attacking the president. And there were no cameras. There was nothing going on. And I said, you know, that is getting tired. Why are you doing this? You're doing it over and over and his boring, and it's it's time to end that why do you keep hammering at this stall said Trump had already reply, and he said, you know, I do it. I do it to discredit you all. And meanwhile, so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you Trump is not back down from calling the press the enemy despite pleas of news executives who say his rhetoric is dangerous and despite most recently the targeting of CNN by would-be bomber. Instead, the president blames the press. For the nation's anger and for his own tirades..

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Planet money tip. Number seventeen. Sometimes the most important things need. Hype squad corporate corporate income tap. Tap. Planet money podcast about the economy very invis- podcast about the economy. This is on point. I'm David Folkenflik. We're looking at the anx aspirated of the NFL today. You can join our conversation. What does football mean to you? Speaking with Mark Leyva vich. He's the author of the new book, big game, the NFL and dangerous times. I'd like to bring in another voice into our conversation joining us now from Columbus, Ohio, Joshua Perry. He's a former NFL linebacker who retired from the NFL in July at the age of twenty four after suffering, his six documented concussion. Now, founder and CEO of the Joshua Perry family foundation, a youth empowerment, nonprofit Joshua welcomed on point. So you're you retired, and we've heard of players doing that. You're tying at the age of twenty four that's relatively early in a professional football career, at least as we think of your age, even if the average career doesn't last super long, explain to us your decision what was behind it? Yeah, I think when when you look at a football career, you gotta factor in all the elements. Right? So obviously the notoriety in the money's great, but the house aspect is probably the major negative. The major downfall playing professional football. And so for me, I always knew the calculated risk. I always understood that I would rather honestly sustain a tornado torn achilles broken arm, then a concussion. And so after having six, concessions my playing career that were documented and they started off in high school who knows what I might sustain a middle school. Literally, it was time for me to kind of pack it in. I wanna take a couple. You know, we've got a lot of people calling on on this issue. I wanna take a couple of calls and then and then bounce it off you. I take call from Gloucester, Massachusetts, Bob, you're on the air. Go ahead sir? Yes. Hi, David. Hi, Mark. Thank you both. I wanna address the choreographed battle aspect of football. I wanna tie this back comparison contrast to the Coliseum. I'm not gonna get into religion and all that. And the victims you talk about the the calcium in Rome in back in ancient Rome in Rome. If I didn't say that correctly in Rome is referring to, but I think that people have certain. In eight bloodlust on not suggesting people. Wanna see, people get hurt are like watching racing, not crashing, but I think that that is what I'm getting to the popularity of the sport in it is choreographed battle which has been compared to Belay in the past for the athletic moves. So you see them UCF as having kind of a gladiators approach. It sounds like in that people people are interested in that. Thank you so much. Thank thank you. Thank you so much for that. Bob. We've also got a call from from Boston, not so far away, Eric, you're on the air, a Tele, what the NFL represents to you. Hey, guys thinks taking my call on real quick. Just my pin is kind of the opposite of what I've been hearing a lot of so- I football entire life played up in the college. You know, sustained several concussions, broken legs, the whole nine yards. But in the I feel it's a certain kind of person that's built to play football. You know, like, you know, those risks going into it. And his turn me off to the NFL is I think they've really been overcompensating since all this concussion information came out and you know you, you see place called for unnecessary roughness where it's, you know, lot of these guys are covering ten yards. The second with their forty times. You can't, you know, receiver that flinches you know, if your head ends up hitting certain where you can't control that and just the flag their game throwing. It's completely up the NFL and I watched college football now because it's it's a pure form of the game. All right. Well, thank you for that. Eric feels that the purity the game has been. Affected. I think you know, in some ways I want to refer to something that's called in shorthand, c. t. e. that's chronic traumatic and set off and Cephalonia the.. Excuse me. It's a degrees, a disease that progresses patients experienced problems with thinking and memory, memory, loss, confusion, impair judgment, eventually, progressive dementia. Some common changes witnessed in this folks according to the concussion legacy foundation website includes impulse control problems, aggression, depression, paranoia, and one other disturbing nugget of information. Doctor, Ann Mckee, Boston University found a according to New York Times that one hundred ten of one hundred eleven brains from deceased.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Group the nearly four billion dollar deal looked like it had a good chance of being approved by regulators when it was first. Announced in the spring of last year but in a lawsuit filed today Tribune claim that Sinclair's misconduct had torpedoed the deal joining us now is NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik hi David this is a real turnaround from a proposed merger to now one party suing the other what blew this deal up so it wasn't epic u-turn. And what was interesting was that the deal, seemed to be blessed by the, top regulator in this issue that's a Jeep pie he's the chairman of Federal Communications Commission and he. Had rewritten and reinstituted rules to such, a degree that it appeared to brush away all, the obstacles to Sinclair to be able to acquire all these other stations pending the sale. Of several stations the interesting thing is the way in which Sinclair. Structured the sale of several these stations seem to throw the whole thing into doubt and that is it seemed. To be selling a couple of these Stations to companies that it either effectively controlled or. Strongly influenced so kind of selling in name only kind of a selling in name, only and that was something that even a GI the chairman found he couldn't swallow he pointed to those deals in question the integrity of some of us in. Clears statements and claims in addition, it's worth pointing out that a GP himself is under investigation by the independent inspector general of his. Own, agency. A for the way in which he handled the front end of this in which he, tried to make it easier. For Sinclair to do this. So that's part of the context and background in which pine made his decisions now Sinclair owns or controls. One hundred ninety TV. Stations around the country mostly mid size, and smaller markets Tribune has forty two stations in mostly big cities is that why a lot of analysts thought this was going to work there are analysts who felt like as though this would be a. Great way for Sinclair to expand to get a bigger footprint in some of the nation's top markets New York Los Angeles Chicago Texas in particular although some of these stations were to be sold so That's fine it's certainly is a. Way. In which there, could be this incredible continuing consolidation and a way for sin clear to create effectively a television network NFL. Conservative one at that from the ground up rather than from top down there. Was a conference call yesterday where Sinclair executives said they were working with Tribune. On the best approach to get the. Deal approved then just twenty four hours later at blows up. Sounds like, these two weren't communicating while at all what's the way that song goes put on a happy face I think Sinclair was hoping against hope that Tribune wind scotch the deal I do think the lawsuit comes as something of a surprise to everybody concerned it. Shows the animosity and the way in which Tribune is trying to distance itself. From representations that the head. Of the FCC now says he feels may, have been dishonest and disingenuous is. This the end of it or is there any. Chance of resurrecting the deal in one form or another we'll Tribune hadn't. Made this nouncement this morning it was going to be heard by an administrative law judge which meant that it would have been subject to a very lengthy bureaucratic procedure, to try, to get, a, federal, okay at, this point it's either going to be resolved in, court Are tossed out or there's going to be? Some money that changes hands to you know. Make Tribune whole as it were but ultimately this outcome is a strong slap in the face to Sinclair which expected I think to get a pretty warm embrace from the. Trump. Administration it's NPR, media correspondent David Folkenflik thanks David you.

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Hamas and Israel ceasefire talks

All Things Considered

05:17 min | 2 years ago

Hamas and Israel ceasefire talks

"Not also the dipping unemployment rate has made it harder for some manufacturers to fill open jobs. There are very few employees available to hire right now and those that don't have jobs either don't want them or are not hire those stories after this news. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jim hawk in south western. Virginia residents of one hundred fifty homes remain evacuated as thority check out a rain-swollen damn to Mitchell Lindbergh's director. Of water resources says the dam is currently stable but he's asking, people who were evacuated to stay out of their. Homes until there's dry weather we want to get past this weather, system is coming up before we allow people to return to their homes but once we get past. That, and determine the dam is safe we will prevail out of an abundance of caution we will be providing a twenty four hour seven day a week continuous monitoring of the dam just. To. Be sure that it's safe out of an abundance of potion again the college lake dam began overflowing Thursday when heavy rain swept through the region. In Gaza the Islamic group HAMAs says it's holding high level talks about a possible cease fire with Israel NPR's Daniel estrin says it's aimed at ending months of Violence HAMAs says it's holding a major meeting of its. Political leadership in Gaza including some leaders who are based in other parts of the region indicating the seriousness of. The talks a HAMAs website says Egypt has brokered efforts to reach, a ceasefire with Israel it's also attempting a reconciliation. Between HAMAs and the rival Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank, and trying to ease Gaza's humanitarian crisis which includes water and electricity shortages Israeli officials said Prime Minister. Benjamin, Netanyahu cancelled a trip abroad he's reportedly discussing the talks with his cabinet Sunday meanwhile there were renewed Palestinian protests at, the fence separating Gaza and Israel Palestinian health officials say Israeli troops. Killed. At least one Palestinian Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem A federal judge in New York. City has dismissed to lawsuits against Fox. News channel over its botched coverage of the death of a young, Democratic Party staffer named Seth, rich as NPR's David. Folkenflik reports, the judge said the plaintiffs failed the state of valid. Legal claim FOX's story alleged that, an FBI, source and a private investigator working on the case had found evidence Richard been linked to the leaking of Democratic Party emails during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign and suggested his death might. Be related to the, leaks the private investigator is rod Wheeler he'd been hired. By Dallas investment manager intent on rebutting official findings that Russia had the emails hacked to help candidate Donald Trump Wheeler sued saying FOX, put words in his mouth FOX. Withdrew the story, after an, outcry the, judge said Wheeler could. Not avoid his own role in quote perpetuating a. Politically, motivated story not having any basis in fact the judge dismissed the second lawsuit by, Seth, rich parents they intend to appeal David Folkenflik NPR news New, York On Wall Street Friday stocks closed, up after a solid jobs, report the s&p five. Hundred index, gained thirteen points the Dow climbed one hundred thirty six. The NASDAQ composite up nine points, this is, NPR news Houston's police chief says. A man accused of killing one of former President George h.w Bush doctors killed himself when confronted by police, authorities say sixty two year old Joseph James Pappas died from a single self inflicted shot. Friday morning he'd been the subject of an intense manhunt since July twentieth the pro football. Hall of fame in canton Ohio will. Enshrine eight new members on Saturday from member station w. k. SU Kabeer body I reports it's a class that's. Generated interest both on and off the field wide receiver Terrell Owens will not, be in canton for, this year ceremony citing a perceived lack of respect for having to wait till his third year of eligibility Ray Lewis Welby there. Honored for an impressive seventeen seasons with the Baltimore Ravens but during his career he also pleaded guilty to obstruction of Justice in connection with the. Stabbing deaths of two men during a Super Bowl after party the senior committee this year selected. Jerry Kramer who played for the Green. Bay Packers team that won the. First two Super Bowls Robert doctor doom Brazil rounding out this year's class are linebacker Brian. Urlacher receiver Randy moss defensive back Brian. Dawkins and executive Bobby Beth for NPR news I'm Kabeer Bhatia in canton Ohio eight places in Portugal broke local. Temperature records Friday as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the, Iberian peninsula forecasters are, predicting the scorching temperatures could get even worse over the weekend temperatures built to one hundred thirteen degrees Friday and many inland areas. Of Portugal and we're expected the top one hundred sixteen degrees in some places on Saturday I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington Support for. NPR comes from the Lemelson foundation committed to improving lives through invention in the US and in developing countries and working to inspire and enable the next, generation of inventors more information is available at Lemelson dot org and the Robert. Wood Johnson foundation at RWJF dot org.

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New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold death

All Things Considered

03:02 min | 3 years ago

New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold death

"Comcast forced a bidding war the new frontier is the British-based satellite TV giant sky FOX's at the tail end. Of a years. Long process to acquire the sixty one percent of the firm it does not already own and would, be poised to convey that to Disney in the sale Comcast launched a bidding war for the sixty one percent of, sky to and it's still on the hunt David Folkenflik NPR news Stocks finished lower across the board on Wall. Street today the. Dow dropped one hundred thirty four points the NASDAQ lost twenty nine points the SNP fell eleven points, or, four tenths of a percent this is NPR, news and this is WNYC in. New York I'm David I forty nine buildings have been evacuated and their occupants will have to find, other places to sleep for the. Next couple of nights due. To this morning's steam pipe explosion in Manhattan's flatiron district mayor de Blasios census Bastos was found. In the pipes enclosure and then it will probably take a couple of days to decontaminate the buildings closest. To the blast site Brief exposure is. Not a. Problem through the air but if this material is in a building if it's on clothing that is a real concern we do not want anything that might cause repeated exposure five people sustained. Minor injuries the stretch of Fifth Avenue between nineteen and twenty second, is expected to stay close to pedestrian bike and motor vehicle traffic for the next few days as well The board charge of investigating police misconduct in New York City is. Moving forward with charges against the officer who apply, to fatal chokehold to Stanton island man Eric, garner four years ago, the civilian complaint review board. Says it was informed this morning that the federal government, has released, its hold on. The investigation into NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo the board says it has been ready to prosecute Pantaleo and is now in the process of formerly filing charges against him The town of Babylon on. Long Island has acquired eight properties destroyed in hurricane sandy, and intends to leave them as open space w. s. h. us Terry Sheridan, reports the parcels of land near the water on Venetian promenade and Granada Parkway in Lyndon Hurst well bought by the town as part of the state's enhanced buyout program under the program the properties are needed. To be forever undeveloped Babylon's waterway supervisor Brian satanic says two of the. Properties will be incorporated into an adjacent park the other six, properties are along one of our creek. And that's an opportunity where we'll looking into letting it go back to nature but we're going to help the state bought all the properties from the, original, owners for just over two, million dollars and removed all structures and debris before selling them to the town for a nominal fee New York City's largest solar power system. Is now open on Stanton island nine thousand panels will generate four million kilowatts for Fordham university and it's prep school in the Bronx The state government and con Edison helped finance the project it is part. Of governor Cuomo's plan to generate fifty percent of.

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Comcast, Israel and Sky FOX discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

00:39 sec | 3 years ago

Comcast, Israel and Sky FOX discussed on Morning Edition

"Made a splashy offer but Comcast forced a bidding war the new frontier. Is the British-based satellite TV giant. Sky FOX's at the tail end of a years long process to acquire the sixty one percent of, the firm it does not already own and would. Be poised to convey that to Disney in the sale Comcast launched a bidding war for. The sixty one percent of sky too and it's still, on the hunt David Folkenflik NPR news The Israeli parliament, passed a law defining Israel's identity as the nation state of. The Jewish people that's caused controversy with critics, arguing the law undermines equality for Israel's of the hats non-jewish citizens NPR's Daniel estrin. Has more much like a, constitutional amendment the law enshrines.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"From wb are boston and npr i'm david folkenflik and this is on point the public's right to know what the government is doing and how it reaches its decisions forms the core of what we do here on npr journalism that right is not only important to journalists it's important to all of us it helps us evaluate what government officials do in our name and with our tax dollars there's a tug of war over the floor flow of information with every administration the tug of war appears to be particularly intense with the current white house from the oval office on down this hour on point transparency in the age of trump you can join us on air or online how much do you value knowing what's going on behind the scenes and how transparent do you think this administration has been join us anytime on point radio dot org or on twitter and facebook ad on point radio this isn't a partisan issue but a fundamental one over the course of this hour we'll talk with three people have sought transparency from both democratic and republican administrations for many years but first joining me now from bryans road maryland is solomon larget until very recently he worked in the white house's office of records management as an analyst one of his responsibilities involved tipping scraps of paper that had been torn apart back together for posterity these weren't just any papers salman thanks for joining me hi david i'm doing all right thank you sir so at tell me what was it that you are actually taping back together and how was it that you are asked to do it.

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AT&T, Justice Department await decision that could determine future of media

Morning Edition

01:33 min | 3 years ago

AT&T, Justice Department await decision that could determine future of media

"This is morning edition from npr news good morning i'm david green and i'm rachel martin today may mark the beginning of some big changes in the american media industry a federal judge will hand down his decision on whether at and t is free to take over time warner time warner owns warner brothers studios and numerous cable channels at and t provides broadband and telephone services and also owns direct tv the justice department opposes this deal steve inskeep talked with npr's david folkenflik about what's at stake so why would the justice department be opposed the justice department has said that it's too big too big is too much that consumers are gonna be throttled by the idea of these it's almost two halves of the same industry the people who create the content the people who funneled to you getting together it's too much problems with it they want to protect the consumer that's the argument trump made that claim on the campaign trail and he also at times seemed to tie it to his critique of cnn which of course is one of time warner's major properties so the implied not quite explicit shit but heavily implied threat is that trump didn't like cnn's coverage and therefore he was going to go after cnn's corporate parent because they had this vulnerability they wanted approval for this merger that's right now to be fair the head of his antitrust unit is widely respected by lawyers on both sides of this case in both sides of this issue but even though the judge barred discussion of trump's statements on this it looms over the entire case with that said there is this real question right i mean the question of cnn or hp our tnt getting into my house over an at and t broadband connection and is that too much power in one place that's the issue.

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Ceo, Hasbro and Us discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

00:42 sec | 3 years ago

Ceo, Hasbro and Us discussed on NPR News Now

"He said was quote based primarily on speculation and conjecture it capped a good week for fox which named a new female ceo and reach settlements resolve eighteen accusations of bias and retaliation david folkenflik npr news new york one of childhood's most enduring sensory memories has been trademarked toy maker hasbro says the scent of playdoh now has an official registered trademark with the us patent and trademark office hasbro describes the scent of play doh as quote sweet slightly musky vanilla with light overtones of cherry combined with the smell of assaulted week based oh i'm louise schiavone npr news washington.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And perhaps even at the time it was seen as him hitting on them the report found that no one was punished for not responding positively to them and that in the cases they found that he didn't persist but nonetheless that this was something that because there were no consequences to this kind of conversation that people didn't feel comfortable reporting they also said they thought hr was perceived as working hand in glove with news leadership and that one symbol of that was the fact that hr executives were located near news executives in glass walled offices that is not offices conducive to private or confidential conversations so this report is essentially saying that there's not a cultural problem at nbc when it comes to abuse and at the same time they have a second major figure retired nbc news anchor tom brokaw who's just accused of sexual harassment by three former colleagues so what's going on here well these accusations came up very late in the review they're very recently lodge two of them on the record all of them dating back decades one of the fifty years brokaw vigorously denies the woman who's the former nbc correspondent making the most serious accusation has declined so far to cooperate with the look at it by the network itself so it just left dangling there against the networks most legendary figure does any of this pave the way for matt lowers return in some manner nope there is no a series of conditions i can envision from having talked to people up and down the hierarchy at nbc at which matt lauer would be welcome back at the network let us recall that lower was accused among other things of a sexual acts with a more junior colleague that were so severe she was sent for immediate medical care afterward he's denied some of these allegations but the review found those accusations to be credible against him i don't see it happening that's npr media correspondent david folkenflik speaking to us from new york david thank you you bet.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"This podcast and following message are sponsored by college vine mentors selected from columbia rice brown and more help with college lists and the application process learn more at college vine dot com from wbu are boston and npr i'm david folkenflik and this is on point you see support it yes we can those chance coming from porterfield state park in california yesterday as hundreds of central american migrants hit a literal wall and a metaphor at one to asylum seekers the caravan president trump has railed against told they have to wait the us is full customs and border protection saying it's reached capacity those migrants are now in limbo and the trump administration says fraudulent asylum claims will be prosecuted this hour on point the right to asylum in the us you could join us on air online what do you make up the caravan and of there being halted at the border should these people be granted asylum returned away join us anytime at on point radio dot org or on twitter and facebook and on point radio later this hour we'll discuss the opening of a new museum and memorial to lynching victims that's an alabama but first asylum and the southern border joining me now from san diego is gene guerrero she's frontiers reporter for ktbs and covers immigration and the us mexico border she was in tijuana to destiny with a caravan gene guerrero welcome to on point hey david great to be here i'm so set the scene for us what did what what would you have witnessed what would we have witnessed had we been there with you in tijuana yesterday.

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Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment By Former NBC Anchor

Here & Now

02:12 min | 3 years ago

Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment By Former NBC Anchor

"Nbc news is again at the center of a storm to women including a former nbc correspondent have accused retired anchor tom brokaw of sexually harassing them in the nineteen nineties and former today show host and curry said she warned nbc about matt lauer four years before his firing for sexual harassment and joy reed a host of on sister channel msnbc she's also in hot water for a past blog post that demeaned gay people she claims the comments were actually the work of hackers to frame her as a homophobe so let's dig in here let's bring an npr media correspondent david folkenflik david hey robin little disclosure here tom brokaw was a mentor of mine of sorts i subbed for jane pauley at nbc cohosted the today show with tom for years you know people are probably gonna this is probably going to feel familiar he was thought of as the salt of the earth from south dakota married his college sweetheart sweetheart and then we have this interview with a variety with former correspondent linda investor describing a time when brokaw invited himself to a hotel room where she was staying he took the same hand reach behind my head and tried to force me to kiss him i pulled back with all the strength i could muster and stood up and i said tom i do not want to do this with you david this is shocking to a lot of people tell us more about the allegations will veterans spoke with variety shell spoke with the washington post she said she was making these allegations public not because she wants every anything from it she's not gonna sue the networker sue brokaw but she claims that she has not seen the network address these issues seriously enough she said she wanted this to be known she said there were two instances in particular in which brokaw effectively sexually harassed her and that he sort of aggressively flirted with her on what's called the top line system it was kind of early rudimentary texting or email system within the network and she told friend about it at the time that's boca additionally with the washington post she provided samples of her diary from that era in the nineteen nineties and so there is you know seeming if not con.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"This is on point i'm david folkenflik we're unpacking the political fallout from speaker of the house paul ryan's surprise announcement that he will not seek reelection what is his departure mean for the gop for this president for the nation for the upcoming elections follow us on twitter and find us on facebook at on point radio might guest our lisa desjardins she's congressional correspondent for pbs newshour and the republican strategist kim alfano thanks for sticking with us i wanted to read a one of a number of comments that we've gotten on our site lars grant west posters comment he says hard to listen to people talking about how great paul ryan it's it's difficult he may be a nice guy but the fundamental disconnect between his personality and delivery and the line rand mentality that leaves a lot of the working class people always at the precipice of failure is hard to square we also have some callers here i'd like to work in here's jim crow calling from charleston south carolina i thank you for calling for taking my call house speaker ryan as well as other conservative fiscal hawks spent the career honing their knives and cutting every social program they can't medicare medicaid social security any benefit any hard working class person eat it and yet he's going to retire in january and he's going to take his federal pension with them after twenty years how hypocritical he and these other so called budget hawks are well thank you jim hill care.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Obviously and so when brian stelter first reported the segments we're going to come out you had a copy of the original script and the script hasn't it didn't change very much in the weeks between when he first reported this was happening and wench segments actually began to air one thing that did change is there's somebody the david folkenflik at npr actually spoke with a clear executive about the scratch and he has their defensive descriptive basically again gas it's a totally innocuous is it's like if you don't like the script this means that you are that you want media to be biased essentially sort of a mind game situation and he also took he's sort of challenged the idea that they were attacking mainstream crafts or national press as a whole and so in the final script they manage to change that so that the word national look no longer coupled with the word media and everything else is pretty much the same and sinclair have really stuck to its guns in the days since everybody has started seeing these videos and ben pretty creeped out by them they're responsive largely to do exactly about again to say oh if you don't approve of this kind of segments which is a standard promotional type of then does that mean that you want are you want us to be biased right right and we should say i mean it just gives you a sense another sense of of sinclair media are our audience and other sons clint sinclair media i don't know if people remember in bozeman montana there was a congressional race back i think it was in a special election back in may of two thousand seventeen you had republican congressional candidate greg gm forty on the night or to me a couple of nights before the election assaulted and i'm not this is i'm using this term in in the legal sense because he was convicted of this assaulted a report he body slammed a reporter and sinclair media the sin claire media outlet there was the only one that did not report this so we have a sense of just sort of like how deep their agenda runs when you do not report that a congressional candidate has just assaulted a reporter that's a pretty high bar to ignore in the context of a congressional race so.

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