Good Morning, It’s Wednesday, 12 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The friendly skies aren’t so friendly. United Airlines suffered a major PR disaster after forcibly removing a passenger from a flight that was “overbooked”. The stock dropped and the next victim in the scandal might be the United CEO, who has provided a textbook example of how not to handle a crisis.
Carter Page, sometime Trump election team staffer (his story) and sometime TV pundit, was apparently targeted for a FISA warrant last summer by the FBI, which means that his communications were monitored. Perhaps he had a few calls with people he shouldn’t have talked to, from places like Russia. It won’t end up good for Carter. Who knows where this will lead?
Bill O’Reilly is taking a “vacation” from Fox News as the alleged sexual harassment charges ramp up. Funny what happens when all your advertisers drop off the show. Don’t expect O’Reilly to return. If the founder and architect of Fox News was forced out (Roger Ailes ), then there’s not much long term hope for an on-air talent.
White House advisor Steve Bannon is spiraling down, down, down in terms of power and influence. Will he make it to the end of the month? Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow for talks, although the Russians, who previously game him a Medal when he came with contracts from Exxon, aren’t too enthusiastic to talk with him. Are you getting that Cold War feeling?
Paul O’Neil, founder of Trans Siberian Orchestra, famed for their highly theatrical Christmas concerts, has died at the age of 61. No word on cause of death.
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The Fine Print: The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1066 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.