Brian Stelter discusses the future of the Murdoch media empire with Diana Falzone of The Daily Beast, Sarah Ellison of The Washington Post and Oliver Darcy of CNN. Stelter brings up Lachlan Murdoch’s admission that Fox News is the “loyal opposition” to Biden and recent news reports about succession drama at Fox Corp.
Fox News producers are “looking to elicit a response from their audience” with stories about “cancel culture,” Diana Falzone says. “This is what the Fox audience wants,” Oliver Darcy adds, “and Fox is happy to feed it to them, regardless of whether it is harmful for society.” The bottom line, Sarah Ellison says, is that “culture wars unify the audience.”
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) weighs in on Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling QAnon supporters “gentle people.” Quigley was at the Capitol on January 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leaving five dead and dozens injured.
President-elect Joe Biden has picked former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison to head the Democratic National Committee, Biden's office said in a statement on Thursday. Gloria Tso has more.
President-elect Joe Biden is set to pick former U.S. Senate candidate in South Carolina Jaime Harrison to head the Democratic National Committee, a source told Reuters on Thursday. Colette Luke has more.
CNN’s John Avlon takes a look at the history of the Emancipation Memorial of former President Abraham Lincoln and why Washington, DC delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has re-introduced a bill to have it removed from Lincoln Park near the US Capitol.
The U.S. House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session, after the Capitol Police warned on Wednesday that a militia group could be plotting to breach the building that was subjected to a deadly attack on Jan. 6. Gloria Tso reports.
Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve a request by the U.S. Capitol Police for National Guard troops to back up police under attack by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a military commander told a Senate hearing Wednesday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the Washington, DC, National Guard testified Wednesday that he did not need authorization from Pentagon leaders before deploying troops in response to protests at the nation’s capital in the summer of 2020, but that changed in the days before the January 6th insurrection.
Former first lady Melania Trump reportedly asked an employee to write thank you notes on her behalf. According to Business Insider, the notes were to be given to the White House staff that has served her the past 4 years. Sources told reporters that Melania asked the staffer to write the notes "in her voice". The staffer wrote approximately 80 notes that Melania then signed. During her farewell speech issued on Tuesday, Mrs. Trump said the last four years had been "unforgettable."
People are slamming Kim Kardashian West for calling life "paradise" as the US struggles with a record number of coronavirus deaths. On Tuesday, the reality star captioned a bikini photo, "This is more than life...this is paradise." According to Business Insider she appeared to be quoting Jeremih's song "Paradise." Online commenters called her out for seemingly ignoring the worsening pandemic.
On Wednesday, Netflix stock surged as much as 15%. Business Insider reports that the company's fourth-quarter earnings beat forecasts. The video-streaming service added a record 37 million paid subscribers in 2020. Netflix expects to generate enough cash to end its borrowing spree and potentially fund share buybacks.
Royal Caribbean has announced they are selling its Azamara cruise line brand. According to Business Insider, the company will sell the line to Sycamore Partners for $201 million. The Azamara deal is the latest in a series of cruise industry disruptions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Azamara sale is a cash transaction between Royal Caribbean and Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm. Sycamore will then own the cruising brand and its fleet of three ships.
US President Donald J. Trump has repeatedly undermined Dr. Anthony Fauci's assessments and guidance about the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Business Insider reports Fauci admitted Tuesday that his experience serving in the Trump administration has been 'somewhat awkward.' It's not a happy day when you have to get up in front of national TV and contradict something that the President of the United States says. I take no pleasure in that at all. Dr.