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Rula Jebreal Continues Criticizing Media’s Gaza Coverage, This Time on CNN

Cuomo JebrealFormer MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal, who made waves last month for criticizing MSNBC’s “disgustingly biased” Gaza coverage, appeared on CNN this morning to continue making her point.

“We are failing to tell the Palestinian story, which is not the Hamas story,” Jebreal said to Chris Cuomo on “New Day.”

“That’s very tough to separate the two,” Cuomo responded, noting that Hamas was elected by Palestinians and has a main principle that “Israel should not exist.”

Cuomo continued that Jebreal should be cautious about generalizing: “You have to be careful with the word we…just as you can generalize on how things are done wrong on the government side, you have to be specific on who you’re talking about in the media.” Jebreal recently spoke to TVNewser, calling coverage of the ongoing conflict “tragic.”

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Reporting on a Unique Tragedy, Chris Cuomo Motivated by ‘Sense of Purpose’

chis cuomo ukraineFor CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, covering Malaysia Airlines flight 17 — a passenger jet shot down by a surface-to-air missile in a conflict zone near the Ukraine/Russia border — was a unique experience in his seasoned journalism career.

“We’ve covered different types of conflict and war and we’ve covered disasters like this, plane crashes, but never together. I know they’ve happened before, [but] in recent history, we just haven’t had to deal with anything like this. And I think the compounding effect of the humanity takes you by surprise because you have to deal with so many different things at once,” he tells TVNewser.

In addition to the logistical challenges of reporting from the unstable region, an active conflict zone controlled by militants who can be hostile to Americans, Cuomo says one of the most difficult tasks of his time in eastern Ukraine was fighting the instinct to “go out there and just cover [the bodies] and try to protect them, because it was clear that nobody was going to do it.”

“The first thing I did when I got there, and I saw what was going on: I said a prayer for the dead. And it’s not because I’m particularly religious, because I’m not,” Cuomo says. Read more

Alisyn Camerota Fills in on ‘New Day’

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Alisyn Camerota pulled up an anchor chair on CNN’s “New Day” this morning. “Kate’s on assignment, we welcome Alisyn Camerota,” said Chris Cuomo who is just back from covering the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in Ukraine.

The show led off with Wolf Blitzer in Tel Aviv, who also gave a shout-out to Camerota. “Good to have you on our team,” Blitzer said. Camerota joined CNN two weeks ago, after 16 years with Fox News.

Why Chris Cuomo Listens to the Viewers and Ignores the Media

Chris Cuomo UkraineWithin a few hours of the first reports that a Malaysia Airlines jet had been shot down in eastern Ukraine, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was on his way to the crash site, where he has been reporting across the network’s shows for the past week. In a wide-ranging interview with TVNewser this afternoon, Cuomo talked about his time in Ukraine and why covering this story has been different than other assignments he’s had in the past. (More on that tomorrow morning on TVNewser.)

He also responded to media coverage of an on-air slip earlier this week when he offered a Congressman a chance to “shoot down” a theory about the crash: “The idea that I was going to be accused in any way of being insensitive is ridiculous. That’s not who I’ve ever been, that’s not who I am, that’s not what drives my interest in my profession,” Cuomo says.

“Blogs, media in general, use negativity as a proxy for insight, and they are increasingly nasty,” he adds. “I expect it of them. But I don’t read them, and they don’t affect what I do. My audience is the people who watch us on TV and try to gather the information digitally. My reputation within this small and toxic fraternity of media is of very little interest to me.” Read more

Chris Cuomo Battles RT Anchor: ‘You Seem to be Acting Like a Representative of Russia’

CuomoWhile reporting outside the Amsterdam airport, where doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 departed from, “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo got into a heated exchange with Russia Today anchor Peter Lavelle.

“Peter, take a breath, OK, because this isn’t a debate…I’m not here to debate with you who did this,” Cuomo said.

The RT anchor was defending Russian President Vladimir Putin in the aftermath of the plane’s downing, citing “Ukraine isn’t in Russia.” “Vladimir Putin doesn’t control a crime scene in a foreign country. I think it’s quite ludicrous to ask that question,” he said, adding that Cuomo was “living in a parallel universe” to suggest U.S. intelligence has been cross-referencing its satellite data with Russia’s.

“Ask me an intelligent question,” Lavelle demanded. “I think I’ve asked you several,” Cuomo shot back. “Your answers, I don’t know about the intelligence of, but the questions are pretty spot on…I’m not a representative of the U.S.; you seem to be acting like a representative of Russia.”

At around the 7:40 mark, with the interview still going on, Cuomo told his producer, “this is a joke, we gotta get out of this.” The interview continued for over three minutes. WATCH:

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Cable News Primetime Covers Team USA World Cup Elimination

Cuomo Brazil Last night, several primetime cable news shows covered Team USA’s valiant World Cup comeback attempt against Belgium.

At the end of “Anderson Cooper 360,” substitute host John Berman interviewed “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo, who reported live from Brazil donning a number 1 jersey.

He said the jersey was “representative of one nation, one team.” “The U.S. soccer team has captured the hearts of the country the way it never had before.” Don Lemon led “CNN Tonight” at 10pmET with World Cup coverage, interviewing CNN’s Brazil Bureau Chief Shasta Darlington and producer Paul Vercammen, whose family is Belgian.

MSNBC’s primetime lineup covered Team USA’s defeat.  “All In with Chris Hayes” sent show producers to a New York City bar to get fan reaction following the loss.  Rachel Maddow opened her show making the connection between professional soccer players faking injuries during games and U.S. politicians faking being “grievously injured.” “That is basic pee-wee league American political strategy.”

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The Sunday Ticker: Cuomo, Perry, Edson, Kanofsky

  • Chris Cuomo returns to Brazil today, reporting from the World Cup, contributing reports across CNN and anchoring “New Day.” Team USA takes on Belgium Tuesday at 4pmET.

  • Michelle Perry has been named executive producer of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” replacing Subratra De. Perry joined MSNBC in 2008, and has been senior producer of “AMR” since 2011, working with Mitchell in the field during the 2012 presidential campaign.

  • Fox Business Network’s Rich Edson was featured in The Hill earlier this week. He says his top interview target is the president, and one fact nobody knows about him: “I could probably win “Name That Tune.”

  • Al Jazeera America morning senior EP Gary Kanofsky has been let go for personnel reasons. Kanofsky joined the network before its launch last year. Earlier, he’d worked for Bloomberg News, WCBS, and spent 10 years at CNBC.

When Rambunctious Fans Invade World Cup Live Shots

As the USA-Germany game gets underway in Brazil, here’s a reminder of which lucky correspondents are covering the World Cup for their respective networks: CNN’s Lara Baldesarra, Fox News’ Bryan Llenas, CBS’ Elaine Quijano, ABC’s Paula Faris and NBC’s Natalie Morales, who found herself in the middle of a particularly noisy group of fans during her 9 a.m. live shot on “Today” this morning:

For those of you who work in TV news, and are not in Brazil, you may have the benefit of having a TV on your desk. And if you work for the state of New York, here’s some good news: Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved an extra hour of lunch for all New York State employees today. (Maybe he got the idea from his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo who was in Rio earlier this week covering the Team USA v. Portugal game.) See Gov. Cuomo’s tweet after the jump. Read more

A Busy Friday for Senator John McCain

As potential U.S. action in Iraq drew saturation coverage on TV news today, Senator John McCain lent his voice.

The Arizona Senator, who has urged President Obama to “get a new national security team,” appeared on cable news five times across MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN.

He started on “Morning Joe” and “New Day” this morning, first telling an MSNBC panel we should’ve left stabilizing forces in Iraq similar to Japan, Germany, Korea, and Bosnia. Speaking with Chris Cuomo, McCain got specific on Iraq: “Airstrikes are something to be considered.”

Next, he appeared on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” in a pre-recorded interview. “I think I’d put David Petraeus on a plane to Baghdad right now to sort all of this out,” he told Mitchell.

On-set in New York, McCain joined Neil Cavuto on “Your World” in the 4pmET hour following an Army press conference updating the condition of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is now back in the U.S. undergoing treatment. “Right now, he probably deserves a lot of our patience,” McCain said.

McCain rounded out the day back on CNN, appearing on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” weighing in on which members of the president’s national security team need to go. “The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, number one, the National Security Adviser [Susan Rice], number two…who should probably spend time with her family on Sundays,” he said.

Chris Cuomo on Hillary Clinton: Media ‘Couldn’t Help Her More’

CuomoIn a segment about Hillary Clinton‘s upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer, CNN’s Chris Cuomo suggested the media has helped the potential presidential candidate.

“We couldn’t help her any more than we have,” Cuomo said. “She’s got just a free ride so far from the media…we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it better happen.”

Cuomo also praised his former ABC colleague, Diane Sawyer.

“I was actually happy that Diane pressed her the way she did,” Cuomo said, adding it was a “dicey” move for Sawyer, whose tough questions could backfire on her if Hillary becomes a candidate.

Sawyer’s interview with Clinton airs tonight at 9pmET on ABC.

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