Columbus Day was this past week, and during a segment on a segment on “Fox News Primetime,” Jesse Watters welcomed his colleague Rachel Campos-Duffy, host of “Fox & Friends Weekend,” and her husband, former congressman Sean Duffy to discuss the holiday.
The trio had a round table discussion about whether the explorer should continue to be a point of celebration, citing Columbus as a victim of cancel culture. Nonetheless, the conversation then switched to issues that the Native American community faces in this country.
Campos-Duffy stated that the current circumstances facing Native Americans are due to their fault for depending on the government while leaning on other stereotypes.
“The real lie is with conditions for Native Americans right now,” Campos-Duffy said. “The conditions from Native Americans have everything to do with government dependency, cycles of poverty and alcoholism, and family breakdowns, and these are things that the Democrats don’t want to talk about.”
Nonetheless, the remarks made during the segment didn’t sit well with IllumiNative, a Native American non-profit “dedicated to battling toxic misconceptions of Native Americans.” The organization issued a statement commenting on the Fox News segment that The Daily Beast relayed.
“We are enraged. On Wednesday, Fox News hosts Jesse Watters, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and former Congressman Sean Duffy spewed outrageously false and harmful statements about Native Americans – while on national television,” founder and executive director Crystal Echo Hawk said.
Echo Hawk called for Fox News to take “responsibility” and employ in “immediate action to address the blatant racism and discrimination driven” by the network’s pundits.
“There should not be a television network in the United States that allows people like Jesse Watters, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Sean Duffy to disseminate hate and indoctrinate this country with racism and white supremacy,” she further stated.
Fox News has yet to respond on the matter.
Chad Matthews to Oversee the 8 TV Stations Owned by Disney
Matthews currently operates as the President/GM of WABC-7 in New York
There’s some new leadership atop the eight ABC-owned television stations as The Walt Disney Company announced that Chad Matthews will oversee the day-to-day management.
Matthews currently operates as the President/GM of WABC-7 in New York, leading the station known for the most-watched newscasts in the U.S.
“Chad is an exceptional leader who has a track record of success, always championing innovative content and storytelling, programs that have a meaningful impact on the community overall, and achieving and maintaining the highest standards of operational excellence while driving enormous success across linear and digital platforms,” Debra OConnell, President of Networks at Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, said.
“His strategic vision, passion for local news, forward-thinking roll-up your sleeves attitude, and commitment to teamwork are among the many attributes that will ensure that under his leadership, our Owned Television Stations will continue to thrive.”
Matthews began his career at WABC in 2000 and two years later received a promotion to senior executive producer in 2002.
After 12 years at the station, Matthews departed WABC for a five-year stint as Assistant News Director at NBC-owned WTVJ-6 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale. In 2017, Matthews returned to WABC.
“I am truly honored to be given this opportunity to lead the best station group in the country! The great eight, as I like to call it. The team members who make up the ABC Owned Stations are the best in the business,” Matthews said.
“Their talents, innovation, perseverance, and flexibility are sources of constant inspiration. I am very much looking forward to working with them to further grow the business while continuing to find new ways to super-serve our viewers and communities in a way that raises the bar for local television.”
Report: Stephanie Ruhle to takeover Brian Williams’ Timeslot
Ruhle currently hosts the 9 am ET hour for MSNBC.
MSNBC is ready to put the Brian Williams era behind him as Axios reports that the network will announce the plan to move morning anchor Stephanie Ruhle to the 11 pm ET time slot.
Ruhle currently hosts the 9 am ET hour for MSNBC. However, that time slot will soon be an additional hour for their marquee morning show “Morning Joe,” which at the moment runs from 6 am ET to 9 am.
“Morning Joe” will reportedly now run for four hours as the network’s latest moves are caused by a desire to give MSNBC viewers more of the pillars of their programming.
MSNBC has declined to comment on the Axios report on the moves they’re planning to make to their lineup.
Williams announced in November that he would be leaving the network and officially signed off in December. Furthermore, the former MSNBC anchor was in the news this week for reportedly turning down a nightly news position with CBS.
Steve Malzberg: CNN Playing Down the Matter of Serious Crime
Malzberg said CNN host Brian Stelter is purposely playing down the significance of serious crime for political theater.
RT America host Steve Malzberg said CNN host Brian Stelter is purposely playing down the significance of serious crime for political theater.
The “Eat the Press” host attacked Stelter and other left-leaning commentators during one of his recent episodes.
“People are getting stabbed, shot, and killed every day and Stelter mocks the reporting of it!” Exclaimed Malzberg. “Sick, sick, sick, stuff.”
Malzberg said a newly released Fox News poll found 85% of Americans said their top concern was inflation and high prices above all issues, concerns about crime came in second with 81%.
“All of this begs the question, Brian, what the hell are you doing?” Malzberg said before playing a clip of last week’s CNN morning show with network law enforcement analyst Michael Fanone.
During his appearance, Fanone discussed several ways in which law enforcement are being unfairly portrayed in the media. Fanone is a former U.S Capitol police officer who was also present during the Jan 6 riots.
“He (Fanone) is talking about crime in this country,” said Malzberg. “Sounds like he would have made a great guest for Stelter’s show on crime, but apparently he didn’t fit Brian’s agenda. In fact, if Fanone would have said what he said on CNN on Fox, Stelter would have probably played it as an example of the evil Foxiverse.”
“Eat the Press” is described as a “take-no-prisoners media critique.” Malzberg has hosted shows on Newsmax TV, WABC Radio in NYC, and on WOR Radio, also in NYC. To learn more about his show, click here.
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