Announcing that sex harassment victims are not constrained by the non-disparagement agreements (NDA) they sign as a condition of employment, NBCUniversal garners praise for defending abused employees. But the parent company of NBC News implies that its NDA never muzzled them in the first place.
CNN’s anchor and political correspondent, Dana Bash, signs on as a consulting producer for the new NBC drama ‘The Hill’, that focuses on “the supercharged intersection of media and Capitol Hill where everything is transacted: information, sex, love, fame and power.” This intersection of CNN and Hollywood gets trumpeted in Variety.com, an entertainment industry ‘trade paper’. Is this a conflict of interest for CNN, or just a way for the veteran journalist’s credibility to enhance the accuracy of the fictional drama series?
Comedian Shane Gillis gets hired by Saturday Night Live for its 45th season, then fired within days, when podcast audio reveals him using racial and ‘homophobic’ slurs.
In the wake of the first round of Democratic presidential primary debates, Americans are left with the impression that climate change and Mitch McConnell are the two greatest, imminent threats to the country, and to life on Earth. But even if Mitch McConnell personally causes climate change, can Democrats win the White House?