Mehdi Hasan: ‘Most people ask the question and move on. I don’t’

The political interviewer on how he made it in the US and his anger at the deference the media has for Donald Trump which could cost lives during the pandemic We all know that the president is a pathological liar, Mehdi Hasan says from his office in Washington DC. But the lies hes been telling about the coronavirus theyre no joke; they cost American lives. The US medias failure to call

Walt Disney World closes, paralyzing the company’s tourism empire

New York (CNN Business)Disney’s tourism business has come to a halt because of the coronavirus. The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is the world’s most-visited theme park, with more than 20 million visitors in 2018, according to a report by AECOM. The company has invested billions in its theme park division, opening two new Star Wars lands in Florida and California last year. A brand new ride, “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios just last …

How Fox News misled viewers about the coronavirus

New York (CNN Business)As the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country over the last several weeks, television viewers especially those supportive of President Donald Trump – had one place they could go to for some sense of solace: Fox News. Hannity, arguably Trump’s top defender on television, said Monday night that he believed news coverage from the media “mob” could be characterized as “manufactured, irresponsible, over-the-top rhetoric.” “I’m sure in the end, the mob in the media, well they will be …

Dolly Parton wants a second Playboy cover and they should say yes | Poppy Noor

The musician wants to be on the cover for her next birthday, and it might be just what the magazine needs to keep its rebrand relevant Its been a year since Playboy rebranded itself as a woke publication by making activists pose naked underwater (to her first cover at 32), she would become the oldest woman to do so, after Jane Seymour, who posed at 67 in 2018. Not that age should matter, of course, but for Playboy, it seems …

Chris Matthews retires from MSNBC after string of recent controversies

(CNN Business)Chris Matthews, one of the country’s best-known political talk show hosts, is retiring from MSNBC, effective immediately, after a string of recent controversies on and off the air. A different source disputed that and said it was “truly a mutual decision.” Matthews mentioned a “conversation” with management during his farewell on Monday evening. “After a conversation with MSNBC, I decided tonight will be my last ‘Hardball,’ so let me tell you why,” he said. “The younger generation’s out there …

Sanders campaign prods media outlets: ‘What are they missing about Bernie’s appeal?’

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. So I’m wondering: Is this the big media story of the 2020 race? In 2016, all roads led to Trump, who frequently sparred with Fox News despite all of the natural overlaps between the Fox audience and the Trump base. Something similar, though not the same, is happening now with Sanders and MSNBC. Page Six reported Friday night that Sanders loudly criticized NBC and MSNBC …