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Posts Tagged ‘Wolf Blitzer’

Statement From Herman Cain’s Lawyer About Latest Sexual Allegations Could Hurt More Than Help

Herman Cain broke the news today that he’s going to be accused of being an adulterer. Seriously, are The Daily Show writers running this campaign? WTF Herman Cain! WTF!

While on CNN’s The Situation Room today, Wolf Blitzer announced breaking news straight from Cain. The presidential candidate went on to say that someone he’d known for more than a decade would accuse him in the press of having an affair, the third woman to make some sort of sexual accusation against the GOP presidential candidate.

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News About the Egyptian Revolution Came from Across the Media Spectrum

Egyptians celebrating news that President Mubarak is stepping down. Photo: Dylan Martinez, Reuters

Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down from power after 18 days of nonstop protest by the Egyptian people. With cheers still coming from Tahrir Square, Wolf Blitzer was already asking Wael Ghonim where the next revolution would take place. (Video after the jump.) Ghonim is the Google exec who was held by Egyptian authorities and revealed to be behind an influential Facebook page, “We are All Khaled Said.”

“Ask Facebook,” Ghonim responded.

As the revolution in Egypt unfolded, the media discussed the impact social media was having. But when social networks and mobile connections were interrupted, the Egyptian people used traditional communications methods to get their message out too. Together, the old and new spread news of what was happening around the world.

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MSNBC’s O’Donnell Show Adds Former George W. Bush Press Secretary as Producer

Via Politico’s Playbook:

PAM STEVENS will be Senior Planning/Editorial Producer for MSNBC’s new Lawrence O’Donnell show, launching Sept. 27. Pam is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at State, and Assistant Press Secretary and Director of TV for President George W. Bush. She also worked in the Reagan White House and for 10 years at CNN for Larry King, Wolf Blitzer and Bob Novak.

CNN Reporter to Robert Gibbs, “Did You Listen to What I Was Saying?” Gibbs: “We Had the Sound Off.”

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Yesterday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Howard Kurtz assembled a panel to discuss the topic, “Obama vs. Cable News: Does Conflict Drive Coverage?”

At one point in the discussion Kurtz asked panelist Ed Henry, CNN Senior White House Correspondent, “Prime time is the time for the opinion shows, particularly on MSNBC and Fox, as you point out. Do you get a lot of private push back from the White House about the coverage?”

Henry responded:

Sometimes, and I’ll give you one quick story, which is, recently, I was on a health care segment, and I was on Wolf Blitzer‘s show. And I did a segment that was actually pointing out some new poll numbers that suggested maybe the public was turning towards the president. But when I came back to my desk in the White House, on my way back I passed Robert Gibbs‘ office, and Gibbs and some of his colleagues were in there, and they were kind of yelling at me, and Gibbs was calling me on the phone because he was angry about it.

I went into his office. It turned out that the chyron had said on the bottom — the graphic said something like “Desperate move by the president” to have this speech to a joint session of Congress. And I said, “But did you listen to what I was saying?” And Gibbs’ said with a laugh, to his credit, “We had the sound off.”

As Henry points out – at least Gibbs didn’t try to take himself too seriously.