CNN's Amanpour criticizes network's decision to hold Trump town hall
Christiane Amanpour, the veteran international correspondent who has been at CNN for 40 years, became the network's first journalist to publicly criticize the decision to host Donald Trump for a town hall in New Hampshire last week.
Takeaways from town hall: Trump says sexual assault case was 'fake,' calls Jan. 6 'a beautiful day'
Donald Trump’s primetime appearance in a live CNN town hall Wednesday had the former president and 2024 presidential candidate digging in on his false claims as he faced tough questions after largely sticking to friendly conservative media outlets.
Smooth Psaki shows new tone in first Biden press briefing
NEW YORK – If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in the briefing room. The 42-year-old Psaki (pronounced SOCK-eee) was a State Department spokesperson and White House communications director in former President Barack Obama's administration. Psaki showed a bone-dry wit when one reporter asked if Biden planned to keep the new color scheme that Trump ordered for Air Force One. CNN's chief White House correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, pointed to the lack of attacks on reporters coming from the podium. “This is the way it should have been for four years with President Trump.
Fox News shuffles daytime lineup; CNN makes changes
Both Fox and CNN announced schedule changes on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Both Fox and CNN announced lineup changes Monday, as is often the case for news organizations with a new president about to take power. For years, first with Shepard Smith and then with MacCallum, Fox has stressed news instead of opinion in that hour. In fact, Newsmax issued a statement that its improved daytime and 7 p.m. ratings since the election has triggered changes at Fox. Since the election, CNN has averaged 1.92 million viewers in those daytime hours, with Fox and MSNBC both at 1.53 million.
Trump's return means more anxiety for White House reporters
A member of the cleaning staff sprays The James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington. CNN's Kaitlan Collins said it was “irresponsible, at best.”“It’s frustrating,” said Jonathan Karl, ABC News White House correspondent. “The only people who have habitually not followed that rule have been that White House staff,” Karl said. For example, the White House arranged to increase the buffer zone between the audience at Trump rallies and journalists. But at the White House, Ryan said she is concerned for fellow reporters.
Reporters Alcindor, Collins, Jiang get under Trump's skin
Reporters Alcindor, Weijia Jiang and Kaitlan Collins have faced hostility from Trump at news conferences with stoicism. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FIle)NEW YORK – To anyone who's watched, there's more that binds Yamiche Alcindor, Kaitlan Collins and Weijia Jiang than an impromptu display of teamwork at a recent White House news conference. Each reporter has a knack for getting under President Donald Trump's skin and an equal ability not to let it knock them off stride. Trump has reacted to questions by Alcindor, Collins and Jiang by calling them nasty or racist, and effectively telling the journalists to pipe down. “This president doesn't live by those rules.”Jiang, Collins and Alcindor aren't the only reporters to tangle with Trump.
Trump abruptly ends briefing after contentious exchanges
President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NEW YORK – President Donald Trump abruptly ended his White House news conference Monday following combative exchanges with reporters Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Kaitlan Collins of CNN. Jiang asked Trump why he was putting so much emphasis on the amount of coronavirus tests that have been conducted in the United States. Trump said he would say that to “anyone who asks a nasty question.”“It's not a nasty question,” Jiang said. With that, Trump called an end to the news conference, held in the White House Rose Garden, and walked away.