KTTH Morning Update – May 15, 2014

By Neal McNamara | May 15, 2014

Shamed on Live TV for Disliking Michael Sam Kiss: Under intense ridicule, one host of a morning panel talk show in Dallas was forced from the show live on air because she did not agree with seeing Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend on live TV. Four women host the show “The Broadcast”; two of those women ganged up on their co-host, Amy Kushnir, until she was forced to flee their assault.

Major VA Scandal: Some 40 veterans in the Phoenix area have died as a result of not getting prompt care at the Veteran’s Administration hospital there, and Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will testify before the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs on Thursday. Some are calling for Shinseki to resign, but President Barack Obama has said through spokesman Jay Carney that he supports the VA chief.

Times Fires Female Editor: The New York Times on Wednesday abruptly fired executive editor Jill Abramson. She was the first woman to hold that role at the “newspaper of record.” Apparently, Times staffers, particularly Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., didn’t appreciate Abramson’s management style. Managing editor Dean Baquet will replace her; he is the first black person to lead the Times.

Hillary Clinton Beats All Republicans: A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Hillary Clinton beating a field of potential Republican presidential candidates handily in a hypothetical 2016 race. Clinton beat out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the poll. None of those potential candidates came within 7 points of Clinton.

Rice Scoffs at Benghazi Investigation: National Security Adviser Susan Rice, central to the scandal over the Sept. 11, 2012 murders in Benghazi, reacted flippantly to a question posed to her at a luncheon about the new select committee to investigate the attack.  “Danged if I know,” Rice said as the audience laughed when asked her opinion on the select committee. “I mean honestly, the administration has produced, I think, 25,000 pages of documents?”

Panhandling For Jobs: Instead of asking for a handout, a Yakima man took to a street corner to offer a hand up. Small business owner Lance Forsee stood on a street corner with a sign advertising five jobs. The stunt worked – he had scores of applicants at his business the next day.

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