Iowa congressman Steve King denies at least four journalists access to election party

November 6, 2018
Iowa congressman Steve King banned several media outlets from covering his election night party on Nov. 6, 2018, refusing to allow at least four reporters to attend—Adam Rubenstein from The Weekly Standard, Tom Cullen from the Storm Lake Times, Christopher Mathias from HuffPost, and Tony Leys from the Des Moines Register.On Nov. 5, the Des Moines Register — the largest newspaper in Iowa — emailed the King campaign to request press credentials. The campaign refused.“We are not granting credentials to …

Arkansas man arrested after threatening to kill CNN anchor Don Lemon

November 6, 2018
On Nov. 6, 2018, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas arrested 39-year-old Benjamin Craig Matthews for allegedly making "terroristic threats" toward CNN employees. According to a police report, Matthews is suspected of making more than 40 threatening phone calls to CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, 2018.In an affidavit, Sgt. Brad Hurst of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office wrote that many of Matthews threats targeted CNN anchor Don Lemon, who is referred to as …