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Ted Cruz Picks Fight with Trevor Noah

“I wear your scorn with pride. I remember when the Daily Show was funny,” Cruz tweeted.



Photo "Trevor Noah" by Hayden Schiff CC BY 2.0. Photo "Ted Cruz" by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz currently finds himself in a war of words with Daily Show host Trevor Noah after the 50-year-old shared his displeasure for one of the segments on the show.

Noah was discussing the Congressional reapportionment due to population shifts in the U.S. which caused New York to lose a U.S. House seat; meanwhile, Texas picks up two.

The segment didn’t necessarily mention Cruz by name but did show a photo of the Texas senator to explain why birth rates are falling. However, that joke didn’t sit well with Cruz, who responded on Twitter.

“Trevor Noah whines that people are fleeing high-tax blue states & moving in droves to low-tax states like Texas, where the jobs are,” Cruz tweeted. “Doesn’t understand why people like freedom.”

It didn’t take long for Noah to respond on Twitter, and the comedian decided to use the fleeing and Texas against Cruz. “Not sure I’d be using the words “fleeing” and “Texas” in the same sentence, Senator Cancun,” Noah tweeted.

Cruz wouldn’t let Noah have the last word has the senator would respond to the Daily Show host’s joke. “I wear your scorn with pride. I remember when the Daily Show was funny,” Cruz tweeted.

Then former Daily Show host Jon Stewart came in to play the moderator role in this Twitter beef between Noah and Cruz. “Ummm … you remember last night?? Bravo,” Stewart tweeted. The Texas senator responded to Stewart’s initial tweet. “See? That was funny. Not true, but funny. (The show was much better when the host wasn’t an angry, woke, partisan scold.).”

Noah would eventually have the last word in his Twitter beef with Cruz. “And with that, Ted Cruz has officially fought back harder against a tweet from a late-night show than he ever did when Trump called his wife ugly,” Noah tweeted.

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Robert Costa Joins CBS News as Election, Campaign Reporter

Costa arrives from The Washington Post, where he’s been since 2014, reporting on the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. 



Washington Week host Robert Costa

This year is a midterm election year, and CBS News is beefing up its team to provide coverage as the network announced Robert Costa is coming on board as the new chief election & campaign correspondent. 

Costa arrives from The Washington Post, where he’s been since 2014, reporting on the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. 

In his new position, Costa will help deliver coverage of the 2022 midterm elections, the 2024 presidential election, and the evolving state of American democracy.

“Bob Costa is one of the best political reporters of his generation,” Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations, said. 

“From Peril and print to television and streaming, Costa’s fearless political reporting and unrivaled access to key decision-makers consistently stand out, bringing clarity and deep insight to readers and viewers everywhere. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the CBS News team.”

Costa’s first day with CBS News will be on Feb. 13, where he’ll work out of the network’s Washington bureau and report for CBS News’ broadcast, streaming, and digital platforms.

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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.”




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. 



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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