David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

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.


Fox News And 'New York Times' Clash Over Paper's ISIS Reporting

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The New York Times and Fox News are engaged in a spat over the cable network's accusations that the paper's reporting in 2015 tipped off an ISIS leader that the U.S. was close to tracking him down.


Trump's Criticism Of CNN Likely To Complicate Proposed Corporate Deal

Friday, July 07, 2017

President Trump's anger at CNN's coverage and its chief Jeff Zucker continues — even as the U.S. government reviews the proposed sale of CNN's parent company, Time Warner, to AT&T, which Trump has publicly opposed. NPR takes a look at how the president's views will affect the government's scrutiny of the proposed deal.


Trump's Latest Twitter Strike At Media

Sunday, July 02, 2017

President Trump's latest strike at the media involves a tweet of a video recorded during a professional wrestling event of him tackling a person whose face is superimposed with the CNN logo.


Mika, Joe And The Donald: Trump's Tweets Intensify Feud With MSNBC Hosts

Friday, June 30, 2017

The president's tweets attacking MSNBC critics veered into unexpected terrain Friday as they accused the White House of trying to extort an apology to Trump to get him to quash a tabloid story about their personal lives.


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.