The Jay Doherty Podcast
Tuesday, August 14 2018
This episode of The Jay Doherty Podcast was previously livestreamed. This is the recorded/edited version
The Trump Team files a new lawsuit
President Donald Trump appeared to be oblivious to the fact that Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to an audio recording of a phone conversation aired on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday morning.
Trump’s campaign said today, it has filed for arbitration, accusing Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former campaign aide and White House official, of breaching a 2016 nondisclosure agreement with the campaign, a presumable reference to her using an external recording device in The White House Situation Room
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer expressing deep concerns about Trump calling news organizations “fake news”
Last night, on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Host Jimmy Kimmel asked if the fast-paced news cycle is good or bad for the media industry. After expressing hope that viewers should enjoy CNN and their coverage, Blitzer said”Our job as journalists, as reporters, is to report the news as fairly, as responsibly, as accurately as we possibly can. We know we’re the first draft of history, meaning that occasionally we’ll make a mistake and if we do we correct it as soon as possible.”
The interview was posted in three segments on Kimmel’s YouTube Channel.
Twitter says Alex Jones content did not violate their rules
Del Harvey, a top executive for Twitter’s privacy and safety told employees in an email on Wednesday that if far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his allegedly fake news media organization InfoWars had posted to Twitter the same content that led YouTube and Facebook to take action against Jones and InfoWars, Twitter would have done something too.
Officially, Twitter says that InfoWars did not violate any of Twitter’s rules.
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