News With Ed -- June 29, 2017
AT&T may ‘neutralize’ CNN executive after merger
AT&T announced it may let CNN CEO Jeff Zucker go after its merger with Time Warner clears given the recent heat over accusations CNN trumped up coverage of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election for the ratings, according to the New York Post. RT America’s Manila Chan discusses what this means for journalism with media expert Lionel from Lionel Media.
President’s tweets called cyber bullying
President Trump tweeted hostile remarks about MSNBC Morning Joe talk show hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Joining RT America’s Manila Chan is Democratic strategist Stephanie Willis and conservative commentator Andrea Kaye to determine exactly how presidential the president’s conduct is.
Syrian government refutes war crime accusations
The Syrian government dismissed US claims that it’s prepping for chemical attacks as a pretext for US aggression in Syria. Former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins RT America’s Manila Chan to get to the bottom of the rhetoric between the two countries at odds with each other.