Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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If there's one thing Donald Trump and Miley Cyrus have in common, it's their ability to get attention. So maybe it's not so surprising that the 2016 GOP frontrunner was a fan of the pop star's performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards, where her "twerking" became a national controversy.

"I was staying at the Trump Hotel and Donald Trump literally called and said, basically, 'I know everyone’s talking about it, but I loved it.' I had no idea anyone was talking about it yet," Cyrus said in an interview with the New York Times, which she gave ahead of hosting the MTV award show this Sunday.

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Two Milwaukee local news stations will suspend the use of live shots after the on-air deaths of two journalists in Virginia, according to Milwaukee media writer Duane Dudek.

News directors for WTMJ-TV and WISN-TV said they would, at least temporarily, cut back on the practice out of consideration for the safety of their employees.

"Out of an abundance of caution we are not planning any discretionary live field reports from the field today,” WTMJ-TV's Janet Hundley wrote in a memo to the newsroom, adding that in the case of breaking news, "we will discuss our options.”

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A number of journalists called out Breitbart for its homophobic, race-baiting coverage of Wednesday's on-air massacre of a local TV news reporter and her cameraman. Breitbart is wearing those criticisms like a badge of honor.


In the story, which bears “Breitbart News” as its byline, Breitbart mocked “the mainstream press, left-wing writers, and the usual suspects on the right who love being liked by the liberals went apoplectic.”

Most of the outrage was over a headline the conservative outlet published Wednesday regarding the shooting:

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Attendees at a Republican fundraiser in Colorado Wednesday say that House Speaker John Boehner called Sen. Ted Cruz a "jackass," the Daily Caller reported

Two of the attendees -- one going on record with his name -- told the Daily Caller that Boehner referred to the Texas Republican as a jackass during his remarks. In their accounts, Boehner said that the 2016 presidential race kept "that jackass" away from Washington.

The event was a fundraiser for Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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A new ad produced by a Democrat-aligned super PAC seeks to send Latino voters a message: Donald Trump isn't the only GOP 2016er railing against immigrants.

The ad, released Thursday, features statements made by other Republican candidates - namely former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on "anchor babies" and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on ending birthright citizenship - alongside some of Trump's controversial anti-immigrant remarks.

Priorities USA, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, will place the ad in television sets in Colorado, Florida and Nevada, states a large Latino electorate, the New York Times reported. The 30-second spot features Spanish subtitles for comments made by Trump, Bush and Walker.

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Donald Trump and Univision were no fans of one another before Trump kicked renown Univision host Jorge Ramos out of a press conference Tuesday. But in a statement released Wednesday evening, Univision president Randy Falco made clear his disapproval of Ramos' ejection from the press event.

"The recent treatment that Jorge Ramos received at Mr. Trump's press conference in Iowa is beneath contempt," Falco said. "As a Presidential candidate, Mr. Trump is going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them."

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Donald Trump may have tangled with the wrong guy.

In scorning Univision star Jorge Ramos during a Tuesday press conference -- and admitting that he didn't even know who Ramos was -- Trump signaled in a visceral way his disdain for the Latino community.

"He’s talking about the fastest growing electoral block in the U.S.,” Ramos told Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Wednesday. Kelly, another Trump media nemesis, had asked whether Ramos understood why Trump might not want to answer his questions on immigration, given his bad blood with Ramos' network.

“He's talking about 16 million Latinos that will go to the polls and might decide the next election, It doesn't matter if he doesn't like it. There are questions that need to be answered," Ramos said.

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Even after Univision host Jorge Ramos was kicked out of a Donald Trump press conference for challenging the GOP 2016 frontrunner, the angry language didn't stop once Ramos had been escorted to the hallway.

"Get out of my country. Get out," a Trump supporter told Ramos after he had been escorted from the press conference in a video posted by Fusion. In the video, Ramos calmly responds to the supporter that he is, in fact, a U.S. citizen.

"Well, whatever ... it's not about you," the supporter said, aggressively gesturing at the Univision host.

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