David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Weinstein Battles A Crisis Of His Own Making: Harassment Allegations

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein actively worked behind the scenes to avoid scrutiny for years. The movie mogul blended charm and menace when dealing with the media.


Decision Not To Publish Weinstein Story Roils NBC

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Before the New York Times broke the Harvey Weinstein story, journalist Ronan Farrow gave the story to NBC News. NPR's David Folkenflik says they rejected it, despite Farrow having ample evidence.


News Brief: Trump Health Care Executive Order, California Wildfires, Harvey Weinstein

Thursday, October 12, 2017

President Trump signs an executive order Thursday that is expected to roll back Obama-era health care policies. Also, wildfires continue to race across parts of northern California.


ESPN Suspends Host Jemele Hill Over Controversial Tweet

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hill's tweet seemed to encourage her followers to boycott the Dallas Cowboys and the team's advertisers, a couple of weeks after she called President Trump a white supremacist and bigot.


Gretchen Carlson On The Spread Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has a new book arguing that harassment of women is pervasive in society. In the book Carlson sets out an agenda to combat harassment.


Facebook Scrutinized Over Its Role In 2016's Presidential Election

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Facebook is in the spotlight for its role in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has said it would turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.


No Apology, No Explanation: Fox News And The Seth Rich Story

Friday, September 15, 2017

Several months after Fox News retracted its story about the death of Seth Rich, the network has done nothing to explain what went wrong.


British Government Puts $15 Billion Fox-Sky Takeover On Hold

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A British minister is putting up a big obstacle to a $15 billion deal involving the Murdochs, questioning their leadership and commitment to fairness in the wake of scandals at Fox News and other parts of their media empire.


After 25 Years, Graydon Carter Is Stepping Down As Editor Of 'Vanity Fair'

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The charismatic, silver-maned editor in chief embodies the urbane style and sensibility reflected in Vanity Fair's pages.


Bannon's Back At Breitbart, White House Advisers Worry They're Targets

Friday, August 25, 2017

Steve Bannon is back in the saddle running Breitbart News after being forced out as President Trump's top political adviser. We assess how Breitbart has covered the White House since Bannon's return.


The Man Behind The Scenes In Fox News' Discredited Seth Rich Story

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ed Butowsky is the money manager who played a key role in a since-retracted Fox News expose about the murder of a young Democratic Party aide.


Disney Plans To End Netflix Contracts And Launch Its Own Streaming Services

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Disney says that when current contracts expire it will no longer offer new movies and TV shows to Netflix. It's also launching two new streaming services — one for movies and TV and the other an ESPN sports stream. Content creators such as Disney are increasingly questioning their relationships with streaming services like Netflix, as cord cutters erode profits for cable channels.


Fox News' Seth Rich Story Echoes Previous Problems For Owner Rupert Murdoch

Monday, August 07, 2017

Revelations about Fox News' role in concocting a baseless story on the death of a young Democratic staffer has problematic echoes for the network's controlling owner, Rupert Murdoch, who had to shut down the biggest paper in the United Kingdom for outcry over its reporting on a dead British girl.


Fox News Host Eric Bolling Suspended Amid Claims Of Lewd Texting

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Fox News has suspended the co-host of its nightly program The Fox News Specialists while it investigates reports that he sent lewd messages to three female colleagues.


Trump White House Looks To Quash 'Deluge' Of Leakers

Friday, August 04, 2017

Leaks happen in any administration but there seems to have been a ton of leaks during Trump's short time in office. The attorney general on Friday is scheduled to update the investigation into leaks.


Fake News Network

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

NPR's David Folkenflik and Tamara Keith discuss a lawsuit filed against Fox News Channel alleging the network was involved in fabricating a story about a deceased DNC aide.

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Lawsuit Alleges Fox News, Trump Supporter Made Up Seth Rich Story

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Fox News Channel and a supporter of President Trump concocted a story about the death of a young Democratic National Committee staffer, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.


Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

A lawsuit alleges the Fox News Channel worked with a wealthy Trump supporter to concoct a false report about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer.


Laurene Powell Jobs To Buy Stake In 'The Atlantic'

Friday, July 28, 2017

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is acquiring a majority ownership in The Atlantic magazine and its affiliated businesses.


Who's The True Boss Of Snopes? Legal Fight Puts Fact-Check Site At Risk

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The future of one of the nation's first digital fact-checking initiatives is in doubt. The site's founder says a legal battle for control of the company has led to all of its revenue being cut off.