Why CNN’s Jim Acosta titled his new book ‘The Enemy of the People’

New York (CNN Business)President Trump began his Sunday by declaring two news outlets, The New York Times and CNN, “truly The Enemy of the People!” His exclamation mark, not mine. We checked, and found that he’s used the “enemy” phrase on Twitter more than 30 times since taking office. On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” I asked Acosta — a top recipient of criticism from Trump fans — about his reason for writing it. “I wanted to send a message to folks who really care about what we do, and the message is basically this: I did not want my children to grow up in a country where the press is called ‘the enemy of the people,’” Acosta said. He pointed out …

Disney and Netflix say new abortion law may push their business out of Georgia. Here’s why that matters

New York (CNN Business)Two of the world’s biggest entertainment companies, Netflix and Disney, say they may stop producing movies and TV shows in Georgia if the state’s new abortion law takes effect. The restrictive new law, should it survive court challenges from the ACLU and women’s rights groups, is set to take effect on January 1. Prominent celebrities and some production companies have vowed to boycott Georgia as a result. But the deep pockets of Netflix (NFLX) and Disney (DIS) mean the companies have louder voices. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos spoke out on Tuesday. Then Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked about the situation on Wednesday. Disney will find it “very difficult” to film in Georgia if the …

Why the senators race matters in reporting the Alabama abortion ban | Paul Chadwick

Readers argued it was wrong to highlight that the men who voted in the measure were white. But it was central to the story, says the readers editor Paul Chadwick Why, demanded several readers, does BBC guidelines express a rationale that is widely shared among journalism codes: Content may reflect the prejudice and disadvantage which exist in societies worldwide but we should not perpetuate it. In some instances, references to race may be relevant to portrayal. However, we should avoid careless or offensive stereotypical assumptions and people should only be described in such terms when editorially justified. In this Alabama case, I believe race was highly pertinent. An important aspect of this story is representation, or lack of it. The …

Twenty years of the Beckhams: how they ushered in our era of personal branding

David and Victoria Beckham were married in 1999, and since then have used their names to sell everything from pants to whisky. Now, in our Instagram age, their influence is everywhere Victoria Beckham never claimed to be the best singer in the Spice Girls, or the best dancer either. Nor was David Beckham necessarily the greatest footballer ever to wear a Manchester United shirt. The teams former manager Alex Ferguson once said he had only ever worked with four world-class players, and didnt include Beckham on his list. Yet, by dint of hard work, strategic decision-making and a remarkable ability to stay likable even while becoming preposterously rich, the Beckhams have achieved the goal Victoria identified his autobiography: My wife …