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'Tavis Smiley' show suspended by PBS amid sexual misconduct probe

Tavis Smiley accused of sexual misconduct

PBS announced on Wednesday that it was halting distribution of the “Tavis Smiley” program pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against the host of the late-night talk show.

“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” PBS said in a statement.

The broadcaster added that it “immediately” moved to hire an external law firm to investigate “troubling allegations” about Smiley.

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar

2 Reuters journalists arrested in MayanmarThe news agency Reuters has said it is “outraged” by the arrest of two of its journalists in Myanmar and accused officials of an attack against press freedoms.

Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were held under the Official Secrets Act, the government announced on Wednesday. It accused them of having documents related to unrest in Rakhine state, where a military crackdown has sent more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh.

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New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza claims his firing over 'improper sexual conduct' was 'a terrible mistake'

"This decision, which was made hastily and without a full investigation of the relevant facts, was a terrible mistake," Lizza said in a statement.

A spokesperson for the magazine declined to elaborate on the allegations against Lizza, but said they amounted to “what we believe was improper sexual conduct.”

“We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” the spokesperson told the Daily News.

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Carl Bernstein: Fox News is 'abetting a cover-up'

Carl Bernstein: FOX News abetting WH cover-up

Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein said Sunday that Fox News is “abetting a cover up” in the White House tied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into ties between President Trump and Russia.

Bernstein said that the attacks on Mueller by conservative news hosts, largely on Fox News, are helping White House staffers run a cover up linked to Mueller’s investigation.

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MSNBC Admits It Got Suckered by the Alt-Right Into Firing Sam Seder

MSNBC adamits it got suckered by far right

MSNBC chief Phil Griffin now admits his network messed up by caving to the alt-right’s demands to fire a contributor over a joke mocking rape apologists.

“Don’t care re Polanski, but I hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented man w/a great sense of mise en scene,” comedian and political commentator Sam Seder wrote in the now-deleted tweet from 2009.

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MSNBC Gives In To Disingenuous Right-Wing Smear, Fires Sam Seder

MSNBC Gives in to right wing trolls, fires Sam Seder

MSNBC will not renew its contract with contributor Sam Seder, seemingly giving in to a smear campaign that centered on one of his old tweets.

Seder confirmed the news on his radio show, “The Majority Report,” on Tuesday.

“MSNBC and I have decided to part ways based upon their firing me from their network, therefore I decided not to go there anymore,” he said.

The Wrap, citing an unnamed source, first reported Monday that MSNBC had decided to sever ties with Seder after alt-right social media personality Mike Cernovich dug up and publicized an old tweet from Seder last month.

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NPR editor leaves network after sexual harassment allegations

NPR editor fired for sexual harassment
The chief news editor at National Public Radio has left the publication following allegations of sexual harassment.

NPR Chief News editor David Sweeney is "no longer on staff," Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, said in an email to staff, NPR News reported on Tuesday.

"This is a difficult time for our newsroom and I'm committed to supporting all of you as we move forward," the email said.

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