David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Three investigative journalists have quit after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund.


After Much Controversy, NBC Airs Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

Monday, June 19, 2017

Megyn Kelly's show carried a lengthy interview with right-wing Internet sensation Alex Jones, a figure who routinely circulates hateful conspiracy theories. Criticism rolled in ahead of the broadcast.


Polgreen Aims To Transform The Perception Of 'HuffPost'

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Huffington Post founder and editor Arianna Huffington has left the company after a corporate restructuring. Lydia Polgreen, the editor of the rebranded HuffPost, talks about her plans for the site.


Free Speech Legal Center Threatens To Sue Trump For Blocking Twitter Users

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A First Amendment law center at Columbia University is threatening to sue President Trump if he doesn't stop blocking people whose comments he doesn't like on Twitter. The group says Trump cannot lawfully block people from viewing what they contend are presidential statements.


Did 'Intercept' Out Its Intelligence Source?

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

As a federal contractor was arrested for allegedly leaking classified data about Russia's meddling, The Intercept is facing blowback from journalists who say it failed to protect her identity.


CBS' Scott Pelley Out As Evening News Anchor, Shifted To '60 Minutes'

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's unclear how fully Pelley embraced the plan or its timing. His newscast lost 9 percent of its audience from a year ago, despite high interest in the news. CBS has not announced a replacement.


Internal Tensions Flare And Ratings Fall At Fox News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fox News appears to be struggling without the marquee names that fueled its rise to the top of cable news. Analysts are debating whether the decline is temporary or something more permanent.


Fox News Hits Back At Accuser's Lawyer In Mocking Response To Lawsuit

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fox News has responded mockingly to a lawsuit filed by the attorney representing former Fox host Andrea Tantaros in her sexual harassment allegations against the network.


Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fox News retracted a story about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer that was based on a groundless conspiracy theory. But host Sean Hannity, who pushed the theory, stood by it.


Roger Ailes, Founder Of 'Fox News,' Dies At 77

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Roger Ailes, the founding visionary of Fox News who propelled it to great profits and ratings but resigned in disgrace last summer, has died at 77.


Bit By Bit, Trump Is Shredding Credibility Of White House Officials

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

President Trump's careening public statements and tweets have damaged the credibility of those sent out to speak on his behalf — from press aides to senior officials with constitutional offices.


Fox News Harassment Claims Threaten Murdochs' Sky Takeover Bid

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Murdochs and 21st Century Fox have made a $14 billion bid for the 60 percent of the European broadcasting giant Sky that they do not already own. Some of their adversaries in the Fox News lawsuits are working to oppose them at Ofcom, the British regulator that has a big say in the decision.


Sinclair Broadcast Group Has Deal To Buy Tribune Media's TV Stations

Monday, May 08, 2017

Sinclair's holdings are already vast and the deal, which needs federal approval, would give it stations in seven of the top 10 markets. It would further propel consolidation in the industry.


'The Forward': A Small Publication With An Outsized Influence

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Forward is a small publication with a Jewish-American audience. Its reporting has done more than anyone to undermine the position of White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka.


Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Resigns

Monday, May 01, 2017

Shine's departure is part of the aftershocks of the sexual harassment scandal that has gripped the network since last summer, leading to the exit of former Chairman Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly.


Ailes Accuser Says Fox News Execs Ordered Eavesdropping On Her Digital Devices

Monday, April 24, 2017

Suspended Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says the executives tried to intimidate her by arranging to have her private communications spied on and fed to Twitter accounts acting on the network's behalf.


Beyond Sexual Harassment, Lesser Known Scandals Could Cost The Murdochs A $14B Deal

Monday, April 24, 2017

For the Murdochs, who control Fox News as part of a larger media empire, getting rid of Bill O'Reilly is a move to regain full control of the European broadcasting giant Sky in a $14.6 billion deal.


What Brought Down Bill O'Reilly

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly will no longer host his show after repeated allegations of sexual harassment. There are a few reasons why this happened now, when allegations date back years.


Bill O'Reilly Out At Fox News After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

21st Century Fox announced Wednesday that Bill O'Reilly will not return to Fox News after a review of the sexual harassment allegations against him that provoked an advertiser boycott.


Morning News Brief: Jared Kushner Rising, Bill O'Reilly's Future, YouTube Ads

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jared Kushner's star appears to be rising inside the Trump administration. Also, Fox News star Bill O'Reilly is under fire and going on vacation, and YouTube is dealing with concerns from advertisers.