PRESIDENT TRUMP CUTS “60 MINUTES” INTERVIEW SHORT, CLAIMS BIAS
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the presidential election less than two weeks away, President Donald Trump has gotten into another tiff with a mainstream journalist. This time, it’s Lesley Stahl, correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes.” The two sat down yesterday for an interview to air Sunday. But something went sideways and Trump didn’t stay for the end. On Twitter and at a campaign appearance in Pennsylvania later, Trump said he would release his own footage of the interview to scoop CBS – and to show his supporters that the interview was biased.
BILL COSBY TRENDS ON TWITTER AFTER NEW MUG SHOT RELEASED
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Call it the smile that launched thousands of tweets. Prison officials in Pennsylvania have released a new mug shot of Bill Cosby – and that sparked an online controversy. People took to Twitter to complain that Cosby shouldn’t muster even a hint of a smile after being convicted of sexual assault. Others complained the comedian was unfairly convicted. Prison officials say the re-take of the mug shot was a formality – taken on Sept. 4 to update their images as inmates get older. Cosby is 83 and is serving a 3-to-10-year sentence. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear an appeal of his case on Dec. 1.
NETFLIX SUBSCRIBER GROWTH SLOWS
UNDATED (AP) – There’s some uncomfortable financial news from Netflix. The streaming company reports its subscriber growth has slowed dramatically during the summer months – after a big upswing in the spring. The rise earlier this year was fueled by the lockdowns much of the world was under because of the coronavirus pandemic. But as people began to venture out more during the summer, people had other options – and that slowed the gains in membership growth. Normally that wouldn’t be a surprise – except the drop-off was even more dramatic than Netflix had warned it might be.
WORLD SERIES GETS UNDER WAY WITH SMALL NUMBER OF FANS ATTENDING
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Officially, last night’s first game of the 2020 World Series drew the smallest crowd for a Fall Classic game in about 111 years. But the fact that about 11,000 fans were there could be seen as a triumph for major league baseball. After a season in which no fans were allowed to watch regular season games because of the coronavirus, having even a reduced audience for the World Series was a big deal. Fans were spread around the stadium in groups of four, mostly in alternate rows – and none were seated directly behind each other. Whatever noise the crowd generated was augmented by fan audio from stadium speakers.