Twitter Celebrated MSNBC’s Decision to Cancel Joy Reid — but It Was Fake News

For a brief moment, Anti-Reid Twitter rejoiced Jon Levine, provided by Published 9:59 am, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Twitter Celebrated MSNBC’s Decision to Cancel Joy Reid — but It Was Fake News 1 / 1 Back to Gallery MSNBC haters celebrated news yesterday that the network would be canceling “AMJoy.” The show and its host Joy Reid has racked up no shortage of detractors over the years. The only problem — it wasn’t true. The fake news spread as a result of this tweet from “Wired Sources,” which cited TVNewser. Also Read: Fox News Goes to War With Joy Reid After MSNBC Host Downplays MS-13 Gang Threat (Video) BREAKING: MSNBC Cancels Joy Reid's Show – TV Newser — Wired Sources (@WiredSources) February 13, 2018 The Twitter account, which was launched in August 2017 and promotes itself as “your trusted source for news and politics,” turned out to be not all that trustworthy. Entertainment Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Chip and Joanna Gaines Admit They Were Totally Broke Before "Fixer Upper" WomansDay These Celebs Got Real When Asked About Their Divorce CountryLiving 20 Times Adele Was Real AF Redbook Prince Harry Made a Sweet Visit to Leeds Children’s Hospital to Address the Mental Well-Being of Young People HouseBeautiful This Is Why The Royals Can't Sign Autographs HouseBeautiful Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World Wibbitz 5 Behind the Scenes Secrets You Didn't Know About "13 Reasons Why" Seventeen Chef José Andrés Is Feeding Thousands In Puerto Rico Esquire 'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller Developing Secret X-Men Film '143' Entertainment Weekly Jackie Kennedy Onassis's Most Iconic Style Moments ELLEDecor Wired Sources issued a correction a short time later revealing that they had mistaken a TVNewser report about Reid’s former Continue Reading

How to Watch MSNBC’s Coverage of Trump’s State of the Union Address Live Online

MSNBC will have many options for watching Trump's State of the Union, including streaming Phil Owen, provided by Published 3:29 pm, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 How to Watch MSNBC’s Coverage of Trump’s State of the Union Address Live Online 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, just over a year after his inauguration, will occur Tuesday night, and there will be no shortage of coverage options with pretty much everyone covering what will likely be Trump’s biggest speech of the year. All the major broadcast networks and cable news networks will be carrying Trump’s speech, and all of them will have an option for online streaming. MSNBC will be no exception, with its wall-to-wall coverage of the State of the Union, as well as the speech itself, being available for viewing on MSNBC’s streaming app and on its website. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams hosting, with input from Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace, Joy Reid, Steve Schmidt and Eugene Robinson as well as the night goes on. After the address, MSNBC reporters will be reporting from Washington, D.C., where they’ll discuss the response to the speech from both parties, as well as the customary official comments from the Democratic Party. Latest entertainment videos Now Playing: Now Playing The Real-Life Love Story Behind Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man” GoodHousekeeping Black Panther movie premiere in Hollywood FoxLA What Happens When You're Suspended From Hogwarts Storyful Stars Walk the Red Carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards Wibbitz Greta Gerwig on Casting 'Lady Bird's' Rising Stars Entertainment Weekly Alessia Cara Among Only a Few Female Winners At Male-Dominated Grammys 2018 Entertainment Weekly Kate Middleton and Prince William Continue Reading

Live MSNBC segment interrupted by fighting T. rex dinosaurs

Screenshot, MSNBC The costumed dinosaurs are literally fighting in the background as MSNBC host Hallie Jackson debates the tax law with CNBC’s Yian Mui. Related Links Jimmy Kimmel slams Republican senator over health care. Here's why Expert manages to keep a straight face when his children interrupt his live broadcast SALT LAKE CITY — 2017 is coming to an end in the most hilarious way possible. Three people dressed in T. rex costumes photo-bombed a live MSNBC shot on Thursday afternoon. The costumed dinosaurs are literally fighting in the background as MSNBC host Hallie Jackson discusses the tax law with CNBC’s Ylan Mui. Watch below. That moment when 3 t-rexes crash @HallieJackson's live shot 🦖— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 28, 2017 Neither Jackson nor Mui knew what was going on. “The anchor and reporter didn't seem to notice the antics in the background, which makes it even better. Nothing but the utmost respect those three brave souls who, intentionally or not, made property tax news a lot more interesting and actually enjoyable for Twitter users all day long,” according to Mashable. Jackson later responded to the incident in her own tweet. least it wasn’t gators. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #liveTV! #thisiswhyyouwatch?— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) December 28, 2017 Jackson talked about the viral moment Friday morning, saying her producers approached the dinos while the broadcasting was happening. “We’re doing a pretty serious segment,” she said, according to Yahoo News. “(My colleague was) like, ‘Can you please just give us a moment?’ And so the dinosaurs very nicely exited stage left. I don’t know if they’re coming back today." Social media had a field day with Continue Reading

California teen suspended over Newtown poem

A California teenager who expressed her feelings about the Newtown school massacre in a poem has found herself suspended and facing possible expulsion. "I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger," wrote Courtni Webb in her poem. "Misery loves company. If I can't be loved no one can," she wrote. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE DAILY NEWS ONLINE PETITION TO BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS Webb told NBC News that she wrote the poem to express her belief that people act violently when they feel helpless. "I didn't say that I agree with it, I said I simply understand it," she said of the killings. "I feel like I've really been made to almost look like a monster by my school and I don't appreciate that at all." California high school student Courtni Webb says she didn't say she agreed, but understood the killer's motivation. One of Webb's teachers at Life Learning Academy came across the poem in her notebook and turned it over to administrators, who promptly suspended her. Her mother Valerie was shocked by the harsh punishment. NATION JOINS FOR MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR SANDY HOOK VICTIMS "She wasn't threatening herself, you know, she didn't threaten the school, she didn't threaten anybody," she said. The charter school, which serves teens who have been involved in the juvenile justice system or had other difficulties in traditional schools, said Webb violated its zero tolerance policy toward violence. A letter from a Life Learning Academy official said Webb's writing "contained deeply concerning, and threatening language related to the recent school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut." The high school senior, meanwhile, said the school's punishment wouldn't stop her from writing. In fact, she's using the experience as fodder for a new poem called "Judgement."   "Our concerns are for both the safety of our school community and for Courtni herself," Continue Reading

An unexpected gift: South Carolina family receives long lost photos of deceased grandmother thanks to intrepid Homeland Security agent

A South Carolina girl's memory of her grandmother will not fade thanks to the selfless pursuit of one man who used his professional investigative skills to give the girl's family an unexpected Christmas gift. Mackenzie Fisher did not have many pictures to help her remember her grandmother, who died from cancer more than three years ago. But this all changed after Homeland Security agent David Nieland used his detective skills to track the family down after stumbling across a lost photo memory card in North Carolina woods last month.   “It’s an amazing gift because we have very few pictures of her,’’ the girl’s father said.   Nieland found the memory card beside a brook while on vacation with his family. He uploaded the photos to his computer and looked for clues. He found a lead: a school insignia on the shirt of a young girl. The Fishers talk to the Pickens, S.C. elementary school teacher who identified Mackenzie for the special agent.  He discovered the Pickens, S.C. elementary school associated with the symbol and contacted its administration. Soon after, a teacher identified the student as Mackenzie Fisher.   Photos they thought had been lost forever overwhelmed the Fisher family when Nieland returned the camera – most of all, the photos of “Nana.”   GOOD SAMARITAN REBUILDS HOME OF LONG BEACH FAMILY WHO LOST NEARLY EVERYTHING IN SANDY   "She didn’t like to have her picture made, so we don’t have many of her when she got cancer,’’ Mackenzie’s mother Ashley told TODAY.    Now Mackenzie will be able to preserve her memory of Nana better than she could have a few weeks ago. Nana relaxes in the sun as others fish in one of the few pictures Mackenzie Fisher has of her beloved grandmother. “I feel like she’s here watching over us,’’ said Mackenzie. Continue Reading

3 teachers, 2 administrators arrested in student-teacher sex scandal at New Jersey high school

Three teachers accused of having sexual relations with students — and even sexting during class — were arrested Thursday along with two administrators who allegedly covered up a slew of bad behavior going on at their New Jersey high school. Teachers Jeffrey Logandro, Daniel Michielli and Nicholas Martinelli, Principal Catherine DePaul and Vice Principal Jernee Kollock of Triton Regional High School could all face at least five years in prison if they are convicted. Math teacher Dan Michielli is accused of having sex with a student throughout the school year. The teachers — all in their 20s or early 30s — are accused of a range of inappropriate behavior with several female students who graduated in June and were 17 or 18 at the time, according to the Associated Press. Jeff Logandro has been charged with official misconduct, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. He was a math teacher and girls’ track coach. Nick Martinelli, a gym teacher, is charged with official misconduct and allegedly touched and kissed a girl while she was a student, then had sex with her after she graduated. "It's obvious there existed a culture at Triton High School whereby teachers thought they could get away with improper relationships with their students and administrators turned a blind eye," says Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk. Math teacher Dan Michielli has been accused of having sex with a student multiple times throughout the school year and is charged with official misconduct, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual conduct. All three teachers were said to be friends, and allegedly took a trip to Ocean City with their victims, NBC News reported. The two Triton High School administrators were arrested for allegedly covering up the situation when they found out. Principal DePaul has been accused of Continue Reading

Seeking competitive edge on Google’s Gmail, Microsoft to convert 267 million Hotmail accounts to ‘’

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet’s best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S. The barrage begins Tuesday when Microsoft’s twist on email,, escalates an assault on rival services from Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., AOL Inc. and a long list of Internet service providers. As part of the process, all users of Microsoft’s Hotmail and other email services operating under different domains such as will be automatically converted to by the summer, if they don’t voluntarily switch before then. All the old messages, contacts and settings in the old inboxes will be exported to Users will also be able to keep their old addresses. Email remains a key battleground, even at a time when more people are texting each other on phones. People still regularly check their inboxes, albeit increasingly on their smartphones. The recurring email habit provides Internet companies a way to keep people coming back to websites. It gives people a reason to log in during their visits so it’s easier for email providers to track their activities. Frequent visits and personal identification are two of the keys to selling ads, the main way most websites make money. That’s why Microsoft, Google and Yahoo have been retooling their email services in recent months. After keeping in a “preview” phase since July 31, Microsoft Corp. is ready to accept all comers. To welcome new users, Microsoft is financing what it believes to be the biggest marketing blitz in the history of email. will be featured in ads running on primetime TV, radio stations, websites, billboards and buses. Microsoft expects to spend somewhere between $30 million to $90 million on the Outlook campaign, which will run for at least three months. The Outlook ads will overlap with an anti-Gmail marketing campaign Continue Reading

West Virginian man Peter Lizon accused of enslaving and torturing wife for a decade

Peter Lizon of Leroy, W.Va. was arrested last Thursday for allegedly enslaving his wife Stephanie and physically abusing her for about 10 years. Jackson County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tony Boggs told that Lizon will likely be sentenced to between two to 10 years in prison for malicious wounding. A criminal complaint was filed by a woman Stephanie met at the Family Crisis Intervention Center in Parkersburg, W.Va. shortly after her escape. The complaint documented Stephanie's experience being chained up with metal padlocks for about a decade. She had prominent scars across her body from the metal as well as alleged beatings from a farm tractor's scoop attachment. The police took 45 pictures of her many injuries, ranging from extreme bruises to burn marks on her breasts. Home where Peter Lizon of Jackson County, W. Va., allegedly beat, burned and enslaved his wife Stephanie  for almost a decade. The woman said that Stephanie's husband caused a miscarriage by striking her in the stomach. The fully formed infant was buried on their farm. While shackled she gave birth to another child. Both Stephanie and her now one-year-old child have not received medical attention. The torture was physical as well as psychological. Andrew Mach of reports that Lizon called Stephanie "slave" and forced her to kneel before him when he entered the room. Stephanie escaped while parked in the family's vehicle outside a farm equipment rental store in Parkersburg, W.Va. Lizon entered the store without Stephanie or their child. She left the child behind and fled to a nearby Zumba dance studio to hide. Then she found a ride to the domestic-violence shelter, according to the criminal complaint. Shawn Bayliss, Peter Lizon's attorney, said that the accusations are fabricated: "The wife had a conversation with someone, and that person has taken that story and turned it into something completely different." For alleged slavery and torture, Lizon is Continue Reading

‘I was almost dead:’ Florida teen recalls being shot through the head with a 3-foot spear

Yasser Lopez knew he could have died June 7, at the age of 16. “I was almost dead in these waters, for a simple fishing trip,” he told NBC’s “Today.” Lopez was fishing with friends at a Miami lake when the gas-powered spear gun they had brought along accidentally went off, firing a three-foot-spear through the teen's skull. Yasser Lopez was incredibly lucky that the 3-foot spear he was hit with didn’t hit any major blood vessels. “I remember holding a fish my friend had caught, and then falling into the water,” he recalled. “Then just seeing the spear in my head.” He was conscious as a friend frantically called 911, and as paramedics rushed him to the hospital. "I remember being in the ambulance, when they picked me up, I was telling them to take the spear out,” he said. “I could feel it inside the head." Astrid Cardoza, who happened to be near the lake at the time, comforted Lopez until help arrived, and warned him not to take the spear out because he could die. Yasser Lopez undergoes physical therapy after being shot through the head with a spear. “I just hold his hand and I said you can't [pull the spear out],” she said. “He told me, ‘please don't let me die,’ and I said, ‘you’re not going to die." He survived. The spear miraculously missed all the major blood vessels in his brain, and doctors were able to remove it in a four-hour surgery. Initially, Lopez had no memory of the accident. He was partially paralyzed, and his memories are returning as he makes progress in his physical therapy. He also had a tearful reunion with Cardoza at the lake, and vowed that if he ever goes spearfishing again, it will be “very safely, and with a grownup near me.” Lopez is slowly recovering and regaining his memory. VIDEO: TEENAGER SURVIVES SPEAR Continue Reading

100 summer must-dos in NYC – continued

Previous page SUMMER SANCTUARY Take a trip to the tropics while skipping the mosquitoes. Gallery Hanahou transforms into a "Summer Sanctuary," filled with images of summer getaways and imaginary worlds. (July 19-Aug. 31; free. 611 Broadway, suite 730. 646-486-6586.) NATIVE AMERICAN DAYS Gear up for the 29th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow, July 27, 28 and 29 at the Queens County Farm Museum and join in the dancing, arts and crafts. ($9 for adults and $4 kids. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway. www.queens ART FIX View the work of 36 artists from the metropolitan area at "Here and Elsewhere" at the Bronx Museum of Art. (Suggested donation of $5. 1040 Grand Concourse. SUMMER MOVIES Get your fill of classic films. Watch free movies like "Saturday Night Fever" and "Moonstruck" on Sunday afternoons thru July and August at the Brooklyn Museum. (200 Eastern Parkway. BASTILLE DAY Experience French culture in Brooklyn at the Bastille Day Celebration on July 15, with French music, street games and classic French cuisine. (Smith and Dean Sts. 718-923-0918) SPLASH OUT Spoil yourself rotten! Get a watsu massage at the luxurious Cornelia Day Resort, where massage therapists will rub away tension while you relax in a heated pool. ($200 per person. 663 Fifth Ave. 212-871-3050) FREE KAYAKING Kayak New York! Head outdoors for a variety of free kayaking excursions provided by the New York City Downtown Boathouse. (Thru Oct. 14. Pier 40, Pier 96 and the waterside promenade in Riverside Park. 646-613-0375) FINE DISCOUNT DININGEat like a king ... on a budget. Dine at some of New York's top establishments during Summer Restaurant Week. Grab a three-course prix-fixe lunch for $24.07 or dinner for $35. (July 16-20 and July 23-27. SUPER SUDSDown a cold one at New York's last original city beer garden, the Continue Reading