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Presidential Debate Thursday Will Have Microphones Muted, ‘I just think it’s very unfair’ Trump Says

The commission decided changes were needed after the first debate when President Trump talked over nominee Joe Biden.

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Thursday night’s second presidential debate will offer a slight twist with the participants microphones being muted during portions of the event. President Trump was reportedly not happy after the Commission on Presidential Debates made the announcement.

The commission decided changes were needed after the first debate when President Trump talked over nominee Joe Biden. The debate elicited angry responses from many who called the event a debacle.

“I’ll participate. I just think it’s very unfair,” Trump said when asked by reporters about the change on Monday.

CNN is reporting that the changes were voted on unanimously. “This is not a change to the rules but rather a move to promote adherence to rules that have been agreed to by both campaigns,” the commission said.

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said that the decision from the commission is an “attempt to provide advantage to their favored candidate.”

Each candidate will be given two minutes to answer the question that is posed to them. During the answer period, the opposing candidate’s microphone will be muted. Both microphones will be unmuted after each candidate delivers their two-minute answer.

The commission released a statement on the changes that read in part, “Both campaigns this week again reaffirmed their agreement to the two-minute, uninterrupted rule. During the times dedicated for open discussion, it is the hope of the Commission that the candidates will be respectful of each other’s time, which will advance civil discourse for the benefit of the viewing public.”

The debate will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, and be moderated by NBC’s Kristin Welker. 

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WSAZ’s Tori Yorgey Struck by Car During Live Report

Yorgey stated that her “whole life just flashed before my eyes.”

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A WSAZ-TV had an eventful night in her final week to close out her tenure with the West Virginia television station. Tori Yorgey was on assignment giving her live weather report but was struck by a car before she could provide the information. 

Anchor Tim Irr stated in the video, “And now we’re starting to experience unfortunately in freeze-thaw we see this, water main breaks” before tossing it over to Yorgey to give her report. 

The vehicle struck Yorgey. However, she gets right back up.

“Oh my God, I just got hit by a car, but I’m okay. I just got hit by a car, but I’m ok, Tim,” Yorgey said. “I’m okay; we’re all good. I’m okay; yeah, that’s live tv for you; it’s all good. I actually got hit by a car in college like that too.”

The WSAZ-TV reporter would also comfort the driver, letting the women behind that wheel know that she’s okay and not seriously hurt. 

“I am so glad I’m ok, you’re ok, you’re ok. We’re all good. You know what? It’s a one-woman band. We’re good, Tim,” Yorgey said. “Ma’am, you are so sweet, and you are ok. It is all good. Oh, Lord. You know it’s my last week on the job, and I think this would happen specifically to me, Tim.”

“Were you bumped down low, Tori, or were you hit up high… I couldn’t really tell… I just saw you disappear out of the screen,” Irr asked Yorgey. 

As Yorgey gathered herself following the incident, she stated that her “whole life just flashed before my eyes.” Adding that, they “might need to move the camera over a bit,” Yorgey said.

“Tori’s in an area right now where there has been a water main break,” Irr explained to viewers.

Furthermore, Irr went on Twitter to further explain the situation. Some might think Irr had zero concern for his colleague, but he explained that those at the station were only receiving the audio. 

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PBS Film Spotlights Rise in Hate, Violence Towards AAPI

“One Day in March” debuts nationwide in May on PBS. 

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PBS will be airing a documentary that will focus on the rise in hate and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

“One Day in March” tracks the aftermath of the 2021 mass shooting in Atlanta where a 21-year-old white man killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, at three separate spa sites.

“The tragedy of the Atlanta shootings and the events of the past two years has compelled a deep reflection within the community about our place in the American polity,” Directed by Titi Yu said in a statement

It has galvanized the Asian American community to speak up and speak out.”

The one-hour film also highlights how anger felt following this attack, and others have turned into action and activism. Furthermore, the documentary is part of a public media reporting endeavor, “Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism, and Extremism,” examining hate crimes in America and internationally.

“We watched in horror and shock as vicious attacks on Asian Americans were caught on camera, and we saw how this violence escalated to the killing of six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta shooting,” said Gina Kim, executive producer of “One Day in March.” 

“With this documentary, we hope to examine this troubling escalation of racism against the AAPI community, pay respect to the lives lost and impacted by the violence, and champion those coming together to fight against the hate.”

One Day in March debuts nationwide in May on PBS. 

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Steve Bannon: Fox News Shows No Respect for Donald Trump

Bannon called out Fox News for their lack of live coverage of Trump’s Saturday evening rally in Arizona

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The former strategist for former President Donald Trump is going after Fox News. Steve Bannon called out the network for their lack of live coverage of Trump’s Saturday evening rally in Arizona.

“The Fox scam is over!” Bannon said on his “War Room” podcast. “Fox does not cover Trump at all, whatsoever. You’re not a news organization. 

“What the Murdochs want is the—they want a Glenn Youngkin, or they want some nice guy who will sit there and give them tax cuts and deregulation.”

While Fox News didn’t carry Trump’s speech at his rally live on the air, it did publish news stories about the event. However, this didn’t stop Bannon from going after the network again on the social media platform GETTR

“Fox News, which did not give one second of coverage to Donald J. Trump’s massive rally, showed no respect to anyone in the MAGA movement,” Bannon said. 

“The Murdochs hate Trump and will do anything to stop his return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

News outlets like The Daily Beast reached out to Fox News for a comment but have not yet received a response from the network. 

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