U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes files a US$435 million defamation lawsuit against CNN.
Sources: USA Today
Sources: USA Today
A global internet outage caused by an internal issue at content delivery network Fastly causes thousands of websites such as the UK Government's website, BBC, "The New York Times", CNN, "Financial Times", "The Guardian", Pinterest, Reddit, Twitch, Spotify, Bloomberg News, and Amazon to be inaccessible for up to an hour.
Korean Air announces that it will acquire Asiana Airlines for 1.8 trillion KRW (US$1.6 billion) to help the South Korean airline industry continue to grow amid uncertainties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CNN announces it has severed ties with liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill after he gives a U.N. speech advocating for Palestinian rights in which he used the phrase, "free Palestine from the river to the sea".
United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes recuses himself from the committee’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election; Rep. Mike Conaway will take the lead in this investigation.
The Trump White House bars "The New York Times", CNN, the "Los Angeles Times", the "New York Daily News", "The Hill", the "Daily Mail", BBC, Politico, and BuzzFeed from a Friday press "gaggle." Generally conservative, mostly new, outlets were permitted entry, such as Breitbart News, One America News Network, and "The Washington Times". Also allowed in were ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, "The Wall Street Journal", Bloomberg News, and Fox News. "Time" magazine and the Associated Press could have attended but chose not to in protest. The White House Correspondents’ Association, which represents the press corps, quickly rebuked the White House’s actions. [http:--bigstory.ap.org-article-9d04bb7ccf60468987c582b4ee9c7e24-white-house-bars-major-news-outlets-media-gaggle (AP)] [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-usa-trump-media-idUSKBN1632JG?il=0 (Reuters)] [http:--www.nbcnews.com-politics-white-house-white-house-excludes-several-outlets-press-gaggle-n725366 (NBC News)] [https:--www.nytimes.com-2017-02-24-us-politics-white-house-sean-spicer-briefing.html?_r=0 ("The New York Times")] [http:--www.msn.com-en-us-news-politics-media-slams-limited-wh-press-access-ar-AAnksZB?ocid=edgsp ("The Hill" via MSN.Com)]date=August 2019
CNN announces the September 16, prime time presidential debate panel. Carly Fiorina, who had sufficient poll support following the first debate, will join the top 10 leaders, such as Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Ben Carson. The remaining four candidates, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki and Lindsey Graham, will appear earlier that evening. Because he did not get sufficient poll numbers, Jim Gilmore is now excluded.