CNN ratings tank in first weeks under new boss Chris Licht

CNN ratings tank in first weeks under new boss Chris Licht

New bosses, even worse results. Cable news giant CNN has seen its viewership fall in recent weeks under the helm of newly installed network president Chris Licht, according to the latest Nielsen ratings. CNN’s viewership dipped during the month of June compared to the previous month — despite the network’s intensive coverage of the ongoing … Read more

Twitter suspends Jordan Peterson for Elliot Page trans tweet

Twitter suspends Jordan Peterson for Elliot Page trans tweet

Jordan Peterson has reportedly been suspended from Twitter following a post about transgender actor Elliot Page that violated the platform’s rules “against hateful conduct.” screenshots posted online show the tweet in question from the Canadian clinical psychologist’s account, which reads: “Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by … Read more

China throws media shield around Xi Jinping’s Hong Kong visit

China throws media shield around Xi Jinping's Hong Kong visit

Xi will be in Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China, and it will be his first trip outside the mainland since the pandemic started. According to the Hong Kong Journalist Association (HKJA), at least 10 journalists working for local and international organizations had their applications to … Read more

Who is Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist arrested by Modi gov’t? | Freedom of the Press News

Who is Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist arrested by Modi gov't?  |  Freedom of the Press News

Delhi, India – Police in India’s capital New Delhi have arrested a Muslim journalist for allegedly hurting religious sentiment in what critics say is the latest example of declining press freedom in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of India’s leading fact-checking website Alt News, has long been in the … Read more

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Police cite information from intelligence for delay Major Pride gathering in Oslo canceled Suspect jailed for an initial four weeks Court names suspect as Zaniar Matapour OSLO, June 27 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a … Read more

Who is Xavier Musk, Elon Musk’s transgender child who wants to change name?

Who is Xavier Musk, Elon Musk's transgender child who wants to change name?

Billionaire Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has petitioned a California court to change her name and gender, according to reports. Vivian, 18, who was born Xavier, announced her decision to change her gender and famous surname in order to lose any association with the Tesla and SpaceX founder. The official reason stated by Vivian in the … Read more

NY Times says Israeli forces ‘most likely’ shot Shireen Abu Akleh | Freedom of the Press News

NY Times says Israeli forces 'most likely' shot Shireen Abu Akleh |  Freedom of the Press News

A New York Times investigation has concluded that an Israeli soldier “most likely” fatally shot Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, adding to a growing body of independent probes that have found that the Palestinian-American correspondent was killed by Israeli forces. The New York Times report, published on Monday, said no Palestinian armed men were … Read more

Breaking the Biden Age Taboo

Breaking the Biden Age Taboo

A pastime around our office in early 2021 was guessing when Democrats would begin to point out that President Biden was too old for the job and should pack it in. The consensus was after a drubbing in the midterm election, but congrats to the colleague (he knows who he is) who figured sometime early … Read more

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) – A forensic examination carried out on human remains found in the Amazon rainforest confirmed on Friday that they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazil’s federal police said, adding that a search was underway for a man suspected of involvement in his killing. Work is proceeding to determine the … Read more

Vince McMahon takes ‘Smackdown’ stage after misconduct allegations emerge

Vince McMahon takes 'Smackdown' stage after misconduct allegations emerge

“Mr. McMahon,” the executive’s in-ring persona, kept things short. “It’s a privilege as always to stand before you here tonight,” McMahon said to the crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. McMahon told the audience that he was there to simply remind the crowd of the four words that make up the “WWE signature.” “Those four words are … Read more