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MSNBC’s Scarborough Dukes It Out With Greenwald on Twitter

The GOP’s internecine fight over Liz Cheney’s role in leadership was the flashpoint

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There was a heated confrontation on Twitter between MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and journalist Glenn Greenwald. The reason for this dispute is over the rise of former President Trump in the Republican Party and Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) impending dismissal from her GOP leadership position on Capitol Hill.

Scarborough tweeted a New York Magazine article on Cheney and highlighted a passage from the piece. Greenwald responded to the initial tweet from Scarborough regarding Cheney.

“Anyone who thinks Liz Cheney is motivated by some sort of sacred devotion to the Rule of Law – after everything she’s spent the last two decades supporting – is either extremely ignorant or extremely dishonest. In Scarborough’s case, of course, it’s always a shifting mix of both,” Greenwald wrote.

The MSNBC host would respond to Greenwald’s tweet by referring to him as a Russian agent in a tweet. Greenwald would once again respond to Scarborough. After some more back and forth tweets, Greenwald uploaded a video and stated that no one helped former President Donald Trump reach The White House more than Scarborough.

“Not one person on TV did more than Joe Scarborough to help Donald Trump get to the White House – he slobbered all over him on TV & in person at Mar-a-Lago. Calling everyone a Russian agent won’t erase that fact from the first paragraph of his obituary,” Greenwald wrote.

Scarborough provided one last tweet addressing the matter in his dispute with Greenwald.

“You would have to be a sheltered elitist or a clueless idiot to believe the people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 watched MSNBC’s morning show for clues on who to vote for. They never did, and anyone who says they did shows just how little they know about American politics,” Scarborough wrote.

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Julie Unruh Announces Departure From WGN-TV After 20 Years

Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

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WGN-TV’s Emmy award-winning anchor Julie Unruh is leaving the television business to spend more time with her family. 

According to media writer Roger Feder, Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

“I’ve been proud to work alongside you as I’ve watched Channel 9 grow from a few small, local newscasts each day to broadcasting nearly non-stop, earning our rightful place in a competitive news market,” Unruh wrote in an email to coworkers. 

Unruh first joined WGN-TV in 2001. In her time with the station, she has covered everything from human interest stories to political corruption. 

Before joining the WGN news team, Julie spent two years as an anchor and reporter on Chicagoland TV (CLTV). Previously, Julie spent a year as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kansas.

I’m looking forward to stepping aside and spending more time with my family. The time is right,” she said. 

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Emerald Robinson’s Days at Newsmax Are Numbered

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role.

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Newsmax’s White House reporter Emerald Robinson could be counting her days with the network as The Daily Beast reports that there’s a replacement lined up to replace Robinson. 

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role. Rosen is currently a political reporter for Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

Twitter banned Robinson following a tweet regarding the COVID-19 vaccine stating that it carries a “bioluminescent” tracking device with satanic powers. As a result, the social media platform handed her a seven-day suspension.

The network would then pull her off any on-air duties, and then after her suspension was over it resulted in the permanent ban from Twitter. 

The Daily Beast spoke to a current staffer who stated that the consensus view amongst Newsmax employees is that “she’s just going to be gone” but “nothing definitive.” Another source told the media outlet that Robinson is almost unquestionably done with Newsmax. 

Furthermore, two sources also told The Daily Beast that Newsmax is negotiating with Rosen to become their new chief D.C. correspondent. “Unfortunately, we cannot comment on personnel issues,” a Newsmax spokesperson stated on the report. 

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CBS Mornings Deletes Tweet Regarding Kyle Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

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The Twitter account to CBS Mornings was forced to delete a tweet last week calling Kyle Rittenhouse a “murderer.” 

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

The tweet read, “Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his own murder trial yesterday, breaking down in tears as he told the jury he murdered two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last year in self-defense.”

Last week, Rittenhouse testified that he was running to put out a fire when a man named Joseph Rosenbaum allegedly ambushed him.

Rittenhouse claimed one man, Joshua Ziminski, walked toward him with a pistol while Rosenbaum was closing in on his right side.

Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled to begin on Monday. 

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