Stories about Simone Biles, Scarlett Johansson, NBC, and Disney all have a common thread about pressure and profits and streaming possibilities, Brian Stelter says. He quotes a Washington Post story about media companies trying to “hold on to old money while pursuing the new.”
After Fox News rejected a promo from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for a live streamed event that seeks to prove that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Lindell has pulled his ads from the network. CNN’s Brian Stelter has the story.
Brian Stelter says any change in tune about vaccines was subtle and short-lived on Fox. “What you see in right wing media is this general anti-vaccine rhetoric,” Oliver Darcy says, even though the vaccines were developed while Donald Trump was president.
CNN’s Pamela Brown looks at former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ delayed support of the coronavirus vaccines even as Sanders blames President Biden, Democrats and Dr. Fauci, among others, for vaccine hesitancy.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at an event that it “will be hard not to hit” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker’s gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux reports Pelosi’s spokesperson and deputy chief of staff swiftly condemned the comments.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that the Supreme Court “will look at precedent and reach their decision” in a Mississippi case that could topple the landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade.
Some Republican leaders are perplexed by the reluctance of constituents to get vaccinated against coronavirus. CNN’s Brian Stelter reports some right-wing media pundits are abusing the trust of their..