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Jim Vance, veteran NBC Washington anchor, dead at 75

Jim Vance, dead at 75Jim Vance, a longtime Washington reporter for NBC4, died on Friday. He was 75.

Vance — who anchored the news desk for more than 45 years — recently revealed to his colleagues and viewers in May that he was battling cancer, but not did not reveal what type of cancer. He died on Saturday, the network confirmed.

"For more than 45 years, Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area," NBC4 president Jackie Bradford said in a statement. "His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void."


Conservative group pulls award from Sean Hannity

Sean HannityFox News host Sean Hannity will no longer receive the Media Research Center’s William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence at the group’s September gala.

Sources familiar with the situation said it is because Buckley’s son, Christopher Buckley, was unhappy with the decision and expressed his views to MRC head Brent Bozell, who is also Buckley’s nephew. But Hannity and the MRC are claiming it’s a “scheduling conflict.”

Hannity’s name has been removed from the event’s website.


Fox’s Shep Smith on Trump Jr. meeting: ‘Mind-boggling’ deception

Shepard Smith goes off on Trump liesFox News anchor Shep Smith went off on the “mind-boggling deception” in the Trump administration following Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Smith on "Shepard Smith Reporting" urged the Trump administration to “come clean” about all of their ties to Russia, pointing out the repeated “lies” that members of the Trump team have told about who was at the meeting and what they discussed.


'Fox & Friends' Corrects Story Trump Tweeted Claiming Comey Leaked Classified Information

FOX & Friends retract Comey accusationWhen Fox & Friends—President Donald Trump's favorite morning show—pushed a story Monday about former FBI Director James Comey leaking classified information, the president was quick to tweet about it.

"A brand new bombshell report accuses Comey of putting our national security at risk, according to The Hill the FBI director's personal memos detailing private conversations with President Trump contained top secret information," a Fox host said in a video Trump retweeted.


Trump follows Fox News in accusing James Comey of leaking classified memo

Trup follows FOX News on Comey accusationDonald Trump has accused James Comey, the former director of the FBI, of leaking classified material by passing a memo of their private conversations to the press.

“James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media,” the president tweeted at 6.40am on Monday. “That is so illegal!”

The allegation, the latest phase of Trump’s war on Comey’s credibility, appeared to come in response to a report first published by the Hill which then gained extensive coverage on the conservative Fox News channel.


Fox Business host Charles Payne suspended amid sexual harassment probe

Charles PayneCharles Payne, a Fox Business Network host, has been suspended while 21st Century Fox probes sexual harassment allegations.

“We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for any professional misconduct. This matter is being thoroughly investigated and we are taking all of the appropriate steps to reach a resolution in a timely manner,” the cable news network said in a statement.


CNN Fires Back at Trump’s ‘Fake News Conference’ in Poland

CNN Fires back at Trump 'press conference' in PolandThe first of only two questions President Donald Trump took during his press conference in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday came from The Daily Mail’s David Martosko, a man once widely assumed to be the frontrunner for his administration’s communications director position.

It was a two-part question, but Trump decided to take the second part—concerning the video meme he posted to Twitter of him wrestling with the CNN logo—first.

The president took the golden opportunity to declared that CNN has “been fake news for a long time,” adding, “They've been covering me in a very, very dishonest way.” He called NBC “equally as bad, despite the fact that I made them a fortune with The Apprentice, but they forgot that.”


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