The mushrooming chaos erupting from the White House is testing the boundaries of one of the Trump administration’s safest spaces: Fox News.On Tuesday evening, the New York Times published a bombshell story reporting that former FBI director James Comey wrote a memo after a meeting with President Trump that detailed how the president asked him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.The revelation of the memo — shared with Comey’s close associates and confirmed by other outlets, but not obtained by them — quickly cascaded across a cable news landscape already gearing up to cover another major story, the Washington Post’s Monday report that the president discussed classified information with Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting.Exhausted Repub
Fox News anchor and reporter Kelly Wright has joined 12 other current and former employees in a lawsuit against the cable news network, claiming they endured repeated racial discrimination and harassment for years, while senior executives deliberately ignored it.The suit comes as the embattled network scrambles to repair its image after the firing of top-rated host Bill O’Reilly last week over sexual harassment claims, and last summer’s ousting of former chief Roger Ailes, who was also accused of sexually harassing women. Both men have vehemently denied the allegations.“When it comes to racial discrimination, 21st Century Fox has been operating as if it should be called 18th Century Fox,” lawyers Douglas Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, who are representing the plaintiff
HERE ARE THE TOP STORIESA gunman opened fire on a French police vehicle on Paris’s Champs-Élysées avenue on Thursday, killing one officer.Two other officers and a civilian were injured. French President François Hollande addressed the nation Thursday night, calling the incident “terrorist in nature.” He said the French security forces would be working to investigate the motive and any accomplices who may have played a role.French officials have not made any public statement linking a terror group to the shooting. But Site Intel Group, which monitors insurgent networks, said ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through its news agency, Amaq. On Sunday, French voters are headed to the polls for the first round of their presidential election. Here’s a full explanatio
View this image › Almodovar and his daughter, Jasmyn, who was just a baby when he was sent to jail. BuzzFeed News ID: 10892560 CHICAGO — A man who claims he was framed for a 1994 double murder by a retired Chicago detective had his conviction tossed Friday morning and walked free from prison for the first time in 23 years.From the large crowd of loved ones and journalists who had assembled, his daughter, Jasmyn was the first to run to him, sprinting past the black iron gates of the Cook County Correctional Center.“I love you, I missed you,” she told him as he took her in his arms.An adult now, she was
More than 60 websites publishing fake news are earning revenue from advertising networks and most of them are working with major networks such as Revcontent, Google AdSense, and Content.ad, according to a review by BuzzFeed News.An additional analysis, conducted in partnership with a co-investigator on of the forthcoming project A Field Guide to Fake News, found several cases where fake news sites that were kicked out of one network simply moved to another in order to continue earning money. It shows that in spite of calls for the digital ad industry to crack down on fake news and fraud in its ecosystem, fake news publishers continue to find ways to earn money from major advertising networks.The research also reveals that content-recommendation ad units, which provide ...