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Charlie Rose Interviews Bashar al-Assad (TVNewser)
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose got an interview Sunday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This is Assad’s first TV interview since President Obama asked Congress to approve the use of force against the Syrian regime for use of chemical weapons. Rose, now in Beirut, called in to Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media In the interview, Assad denied that he had anything to do with the chemical weapons attack that took place on Aug. 21, 2013. Rose also said the Syrian president would not confirm or deny that the regime has chemical weapons. NYT The interview, which was arranged in the last few days amid a Congressional debate about whether to authorize a limited military strike against Syria, will be broadcast on Monday by CBS and PBS. In a sign of the significance of the interview, he was accompanied by Jeffrey Fager, the chairman of CBS News and the top producer of 60 Minutes. HuffPost It is the first interview that al-Assad has given to an American news network in two years. Barbara Walters sat down with him in Syria in 2011. The Guardian It is Rose’s second major scoop of the summer. In June, he interviewed Obama as the president defended the record of the National Security Agency, following revelations in The Guardian regarding the mass surveillance of US and foreign citizens.
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It hurts when you love someone borderline and they can’t feel anything at all for you, and threaten to murder you if you told anyone about the physical abuse – all for keeping his reputation. The emotional abuse was equally bad. On a positive note, it can’t get any worse than this and I can’t get myself of this bed.
In the update, Allen says that she dated Arrington for eight years, but Gawker suggested that might not be true.
Arrington — currently a columnist for AOL-owned TechCrunch — hasn’t commented on Allen’s very serious words, but we’re sure he will. We’ll update when any more details emerge.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has refuted a rumor from earlier today that AOL is planning to sell Engadget and TechCrunch. He explained to AdertisingAge that the company has explored outside partnerships for investments opportunities. But a sale? Nope.
“We are planning to invest in those properties, not sell [them]” Armstrong told AdAge.
Now who/what do you believe? Armstrong or the rumor? Either way, there’s probably a lot more to this story.
According to PandoDaily — who cites two sources — AOL is putting its tech sites Engadget and TechCrunch up for sale. The sites would have to be purchased together, and the asking price is a ridiculous $70 to $100 million. For now there are no serious bidders, but Pando says there has been interest.
And because any story involving TechCrunch wouldn’t be complete without a quote from its founder, Michael Arrington, he told PandoDaily the following:
I don’t know anything. No one tells me anything. I am not in the least bit interested [in buying back TechCrunch]. I was Team Pando all the way until Sarah Lacy fired me. That does not change my position on TechCrunch.
Serious question: If Arrington didn’t have drama in his life, would he be able to function?
It’s been a rough week for AOL, and it’s only Tuesday. Yesterday Alex Gounares, CTO of AOL, Tim Dierks, Senior Vice President of Engineering, and Erick Schonfeld, Editor-in-Chief of TechCrunch, all left the company.
Gounares had been with AOL since 2010. Since Dierks was hired by Gounares, All Things D reports that the two departures are connected. There is no word on who will replace Gounares, but Michael Manos will succeed Dierks.
TechCrunch has lost Jason Kincaid, one of the site’s more popular writers. Kincaid has been with TechCrunch since 2008. Earlier today he tweeted, “Thank you to TechCrunch — and all of its readers — for an amazing four years,” and linked to a farewell post on his personal blog:
You’ll note that this post doesn’t have any coy allusions as to what I’ll be doing next. The truth is, I’m not really sure —I’m fortunate in that I have several options, but I promised myself that I wouldn’t make any decisions until after I’ve redeemed the dancing classes I purchased on Google Offers, which will take a few weeks.
So keep watching this space, should you be so inclined. With any luck, I should be busting some moves soon enough.
Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch’s Editor-in-Chief, bid adieu to Kincaid a few hours later on the site. “Jason has many fans here among readers and the staff alike. He helped to define the character of TechCrunch during our formative years, and he will always be a part of our family,” wrote Schonfeld.
Last week’s tragedy at Fort Hood, so close to Veteran’s Day, left the public scared and confused — not only because of the senseless nature of the crime which left 13 dead, but because some of the information that leaked out about the event from the ground turned out to be false.
After US Airways Flight 1549 fell into the Hudson River last year — and the first photo of the event landed on Twitter — people have looked to Twitter to provide first-hand accounts and early information about breaking news. But what if the information from these citizen journalists (if that’s what they are), isn’t accurate?
After the jump, how the debate unfolded