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Joe Scarborough Says MSNBC Will Block Feed if President Trump Declares Victory Tuesday

“We can assure you — we’re going to be doing coverage on ‘Peacock’ [NBC’s streaming service] — and we can assure you that if Trump goes out and declares victory we will be there to say, ‘don’t take the feed,’” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe.”

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Talk show host Joe Scarborough told his MSNBC viewers if President Trump declares victory he will tell the network to block the feed.

“We can assure you — we’re going to be doing coverage on ‘Peacock’ [NBC’s streaming service] — and we can assure you that if Trump goes out and declares victory we will be there to say, ‘don’t take the feed,’” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe.”

Election day coverage on all major networks including MSNBC promises to be something that we have never witnessed before with more than 90 million ballots already cast and a host of states allowing ballots to be counted through the mail as long as they are postmarked by Nov 3.

Meanwhile, television networks have promised not to let either candidate get away with releasing false information when it comes to the election results.

“It’s not going to happen. We’re not going to be part of any disinformation campaign by anybody: we’ll be doing coverage from 6 p.m. until midnight or until this thing’s over,” Scarborough said. 

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll nearly half of Trump/Biden supporters are not prepared to accept defeat of their candidate in the presidential election. Most major polls have Biden leading Trump with Pennsylvania and Florida becoming focal points for states that may decide the election.

“It’s going to be a wild night and Donald Trump has already signaled that,” MSNBC correspondent Willie Geist said. 

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“PBS NewsHour” Taps Geoff Bennett As Chief White House Correspondent

Bennett will work as the anchor of “PBS NewsHour Weekend” starting in April when production of the show heads to WETA from WNET/New York. 

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Former NBC News fill-in anchor and White House correspondent Geoff Bennett is the new chief Washington correspondent for “PBS NewsHour.” 

Also, Bennett will work as the anchor of “PBS NewsHour Weekend” starting in April when production of the show heads to WETA from WNET/New York. 

“I am excited to join PBS NewsHour, a towering news organization with a rich history and a deep sense of its purpose and mission,” Bennett said in a statement

“As the future anchor of its Weekend broadcast, I am looking forward to collaborating with some of the profession’s best, most experienced journalists and contribute to the solid storytelling and reliable reporting that have made NewsHour one of television’s most trusted news programs.”

Bennett comes to PBS with plenty of experience as he previously worked for NPR and ABC News before joining NBC News. 

“We are consolidating production of PBS’s nightly news flagship program under WETA and continue to bring new talent to the stellar PBS NewsHour team, building on the strong work of anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, executive producer Sara Just and entire NewsHour team. I have long admired Geoff’s work, and he well understands the unique place of public media journalism. We are glad to welcome him and look forward to his new roles with PBS NewsHour,” Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president, and CEO of WETA and president of NewsHour Productions said.

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Rupert Murdoch: Donald Trump Keeps the U.S. Focused “On the Past”

Trump and Fox News have been at odds ever since the network decided to call Arizona for President Joe Biden in the last election.

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Former President Donald Trump has discussed possibly running again for office in 2024. 

However, News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch stated during the annual meeting of News Corp stockholders that Trump prevents conservatives from moving the nation’s political discussion forward. 

Murdoch adds the former president keeps the country focusing “on the past.” “The current American political debate is profound, whether about education or welfare or economic opportunity,” Murdoch said. 

“It is crucial that conservatives play an active, forceful role in that debate, but that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past. The past is the past, and the country is now in a contest to define the future.”

Trump and Fox News have been at odds ever since the network decided to call Arizona for President Joe Biden in the last election. Murdoch’s comments will likely reach the former president, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he decided to respond. 

Murdoch wasn’t only calling out Trump; the Fox News CEO accused Facebook and Google of trying to “silence conservative voices.”

“Both of these issues highlight the fundamental need for algorithmic transparency,” Murdoch said. “The idea falsely promoted by the platforms that algorithms are somehow objective and solely scientific is complete nonsense.”

“Algorithms are subjective, and they can be manipulated by people to kill competition and damage other people, publishers, and businesses. What we have seen in the past few weeks about the practices at Facebook and Google surely reinforces the need for significant reform.”

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The Judge in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Says Live Coverage Is “Frightening”

Judge Bruce Schroeder delivered a scathing rebuke of the media’s coverage

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The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse case scolded the media for its coverage of the trial and questioned whether he would allow cameras in the courtroom for future cases. 

Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder delivered a scathing rebuke of the media’s coverage Wednesday as jurors continue to deliberate the fate of Rittenhouse. 

“I will tell you this, I will think long and hard about live television in a trial again next time, I don’t know,” Schroeder. “I’ve always been a firm believer in it, but when I see what has been done, it is really quite frightening. Frightening is the right word for it.”

He singled out the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, which published the views of legal experts who said it was odd that he had not ruled on the defense’s motion to dismiss the charges.

“When I talked about problems with the media when this trial started, that’s — we’re there, in part, because of grossly irresponsible handling of what comes out of this trial,” Schroeder said. 

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