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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Clashes with Reporter Over 'Fake News'

6/27/2017 1:41 PM PDT

Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on the attack over "fake news" -- citing the CNN debacle -- then got raked over the coals by a White House reporter.

The Deputy White House Press Secretary chastised CNN over its retracted story ... which connected a Trump aide to a Russian investment fund. She started attacking the media in general too, and that's when The Sentinel reporter Brian Karem went off.

Tensions are clearly running high after 3 CNN staffers resigned  -- and one of its producers was caught on hidden camera saying their Russia coverage is just for ratings.

Piers Morgan CNN Cut Corners to Bash Trump ... It Came Back to Bite Them

6/27/2017 11:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Piers Morgan's not bashing CNN for going after huge ratings with stories about President Trump and Russia, but thinks their Prez-bashing is dangerous journalism ... and led to embarrassment.

Piers, Editor-at-Large of Dailymail.com, tells TMZ he's not surprised CNN is now in trouble over an undercover vid coming out suggesting its Trump/Russia coverage is BS ... because they've been pushing the narrative too hard for too long.

The TV personality says CNN's obsessed with the story because it's been their moneymaker -- and they want it to be true -- but now they're paying the price for recklessness.

CNN Producer Calls its Trump/Russia Coverage 'Mostly Bulls***'

6/27/2017 7:52 AM PDT

This video clip is swirling around ... showing a CNN supervising producer saying the network's coverage of the Russia/Trump investigation is "mostly bulls***" but it's being covered to death for ratings.

John Bonifield, CNN's supervising producer of the network's health unit, is caught on undercover video saying the network is getting great ratings from trying to tie the Trump Administration to the Russian interference in the election.

Bonifield says CNN doesn't have the goods, but it's nonstop coverage is all about attracting viewers.

The video was produced by James O'Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, a super conservative blog.

Trump has jumped on Monday's story about 3 CNN employees resigning after an unsubstantiated story connecting Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund was retracted. Trump tweeted, "Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories."

Don Lemon to Megyn Kelly Why Put Alex Jones On the Air? His Whole Act Is Phony

6/13/2017 1:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don Lemon is torn over Megyn Kelly's controversial interview with radio host Alex Jones -- but ultimately seems to think he's not worth the airtime.

We got the CNN anchor at LAX and asked what he thought about the backlash against Megyn for interviewing the Infowars host ... who's theorized the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.

Some parents of victims are blasting Megyn, and lobbying NBC to yank the interview. Don, at first, had Megyn's back ... saying sometimes journalists have to go to "dark places."

On a personal level though ... Don dismisses Jones as a total phony who doesn't deserve a platform.

Larry King Ted Turner Wouldn't Have Fired Kathy ... Let It Go, CNN!!

6/1/2017 11:17 AM PDT

Larry King's not down with everyone piling on Kathy Griffin for her Trump beheading photo fiasco ... especially his old bosses at CNN.

Larry, formerly Mr. CNN, took the network to task Thursday at LAX. He admits his friend Kathy's photo was in "terrible taste" ... but believes it didn't rise to the level of a fireable offense.

He believes her apology should've been enough for CNN to let it go. It's also very clear Larry's pining for the old days at CNN when someone else had the reins.

Sorry, Jeff Zucker.

Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro Good on CNN for Firing Kathy ...

5/31/2017 1:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Fox News' most outspoken Donald Trump supporters is giving major props to CNN for firing Kathy Griffin.

We got Judge Jeanine Pirro Wednesday in NYC, where she told us CNN firing Kathy over her Trump beheading stunt was supremely appropriate -- adding Kathy's lucky if she's not facing criminal charges.

Most people agree with Jeanine -- normalizing violence toward the President is wrong, no matter which Prez is in the Oval.

And just like the judge she was ... she ruled, and then she was off.

Kathy Griffin Fired by CNN No More New Year's Eve

5/31/2017 10:28 AM PDT
Breaking News

It's Kathy Griffin who's been cut off ... by CNN, because she was just fired by the network, which means she will not ring in 2018 with Anderson Cooper.

The network is reacting to the photo of Kathy holding a bloody, beheaded image of Donald Trump. Her apology clearly wasn't enough for CNN.

As we reported, Anderson Cooper also lashed out at his former co-host and friend, saying, "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."

Griffin did the New Year's Eve special since 2007.

CNN's Don Lemon Loses It On Guest ... How Can You NOT Blame Trump??!!

5/25/2017 7:02 AM PDT

Don Lemon firmly believes President Trump is the reason Greg Gianforte body slammed a reporter -- and he flipped out on the air when someone dared to disagree with him.

Lemon had a panel on his show Wednesday night, and immediately stated HIS take on the Montana politician ... and clearly expected/wanted political commentator Paris Dennard to agree.

When Paris stood his ground ... Lemon went into such an attack mode, it's downright ironic.

At least this was just a verbal body slam.

Don Lemon Needled By Ear Piercer ... On Live NYE Show

1/1/2017 7:14 AM PST

Don Lemon is out there again ... this time he decided to have someone stick a needle in his ear during CNN's live NYE broadcast.

The CNN anchor was in New Orleans, and just before midnight, some dude with a mask did the dirty work. It's painful to watch.

Don Lemon ... way to ear-ring in the new year.

CNN's Angela Rye TSA Agent Went All the Way to 'My Labia'

12/21/2016 1:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

CNN'S political commentator Angela Rye has major beef with TSA after a pat down she says went way over the line of decency, and might even be criminal.

Angela came on "TMZ Live" to explain why she ended up in tears after the incident in the Detroit airport, telling us the agent did much more than the "backhanded pat down" she was supposed to do. Angela insists the female agent touched her genitals ... multiple times.

Video of the incident -- recorded by a police officer -- shows Angela recoil when the agent appeared to go up her dress. It's clear she was very upset at the end.

For its part, TSA says its investigating to make sure protocol was followed.

CNN Explosion Over 'Pussy'

10/9/2016 12:00 PM PDT

CNN political commentator Ana Navarro went nuts when a pro-Trump panelist asked her to stop using the word "pussy."

Navarro was referring to now-famous remarks Trump made to Billy Bush, when one of the panelists tried schooling her.

Navarro went absolutely ballistic, screaming "pussy" and making it clear she would not be silenced.

CNN's Chris Cuomo We're Not Anti-Trump And We Do it BEST

7/21/2016 8:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo scoffed at the notion CNN is anti-Trump, despite the absence of coverage of Gov. Mike Pence's speech on the homepage of the network's website.

Our photog got Chris out Thursday after his morning show, and the anchor was strong, saying his network's coverage of the election is fair and unparalleled. He takes a shot at TMZ as a fringe player, but is still pretty gracious.

Fact is ... check out CNN's homepage first thing Thursday morning. Lots of stories about Cruz and "Donald Trump's Dreadful Night," but nothing about Pence.  

There is one story about the Vice President -- "'Veep' Actor Disqualified from Emmy."

Don Lemon Defends Ferguson Pot Shot The Guy Was Smoking a Joint!

12/1/2014 3:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Don Lemon is baffled why his remark about Ferguson "obviously" smelling like marijuana offended anyone -- but he does explain why he said it in the first place.

The CNN anchor chuckled at our photog Sunday night when we mentioned his recent guffaws -- telling a Bill Cosby rape accuser she could have avoided the situation ... and saying the Ferguson protests "obviously" smell like marijuana.

Lemon says someone had just walked past him smoking a joint ... so he just blurted out the comment. Watch ... it's obvious Don still doesn't get why the word "obvious" rubbed people the wrong way. 

Also obvious -- DL loves the attention.
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