November 8th, 2013
11:06 AM ET

"Time" Magazine Cover Lampoons Christie?

"Time" magazine puts newly re-elected Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie on its cover with the headline "The elephant in the room."

This sparked a conversation on Friday's "New Day" – is this a comment on the man's weight or his party affiliation.

Media Analyst Joe Concha said, "This is absolutely a fat joke. This is fat shaming at its worst."

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November 8th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

'We Were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan Apologizes For Benghazi Report

CBS correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday and said the network was "wrong" for a "60 Minutes" report that raised questions about the Obama administration's response to last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The assault left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

"In this case, we were wrong. We made a mistake," she said on "CBS This Morning." "That's disappointing for any journalist. It's very disappointing for me."

A primary source for the "60 Minutes" report on October 27 was a security contractor using the pseudonym "Morgan Jones," later identified as Dylan Davies. Davies told CBS he was able to reach the Benghazi compound on the night of September 11, 2012, scale a wall and even fight off a militant.

That story cast doubt on whether the Obama administration sent all possible help to try to save Stevens and his three colleagues. The "60 Minutes" story was cited by congressional Republicans who have demanded to know why a military rescue was not attempted.

Joe Concha, Columnist for Mediaite praised Logan  on "New Day" Friday. Concha said:

"That was awesome. That is exactly what every news organization should do. 'We made a mistake, it was fog of war, we trusted a source, and we're sorry.' And this is why '60 Minutes' has been on the air for 45 years and it's a top 10 show – because they make mistakes, they own up to it."



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November 8th, 2013
10:34 AM ET

Is Jimmy Kimmel Prank 'We Ate Your Halloween Candy' Bad For Kids?

Psychologist Robi Ludwig weighs in on a prank conducted by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel where parents tell their children they ate all their Halloween candy.

Ludwig said on "New Day" Friday, "this isn't funny if you are a parent who is tricking a child, video taping the reaction and putting it on the air."

Watch the video and let us know, do you think this is amusing or harmful?




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November 8th, 2013
10:28 AM ET

Iran talks: Expect 'Breakthrough'

Amid increasing optimism that a deal could be within reach, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabious are heading to Geneva to help in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

Kerry will fly to Geneva on Friday "in an effort to help narrow differences in negotiations" with Iran, two senior State Department officials said. European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton invited Kerry to the talks, the officials said.

News of travel plans for Kerry and Fabious came hours after Iran's foreign minister said that officials could reach an agreement by Friday evening, CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

"I believe it is possible to reach an understanding or an agreement before we close these negotiations (Friday) evening," Iran's foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, Javad Zarif, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

Though he would not detail what such an agreement could include, he told the state-run Iranian News Agency, "We expect to make a breakthrough."

U.S. President Barack Obama also said Thursday night that a deal could be reached.

There is the "possibility of a phased agreement" with Iran on nuclear issues, Obama told NBC. The first step, if agreed upon, would require Iran to halt advances in its nuclear program in return for "very modest relief" from economic sanctions, he said.

But the United States would still keep "core sanctions" in place, Obama said.

Former Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman explained the perspective of Israel in these negotiations on "New Day" Friday.  Harman said:

“It’s true the Israeli’s are skeptical, but of course they’re going to be skeptical, Iran is an existential threat to Israel and they have to be able to protect themselves. But John Kerry has 25 years of experience dealing with Benjamin Netanyahu, who is not the only leader in Israel who has an opinion about this. Lots of others think this is a good first step.”


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