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Jason Whitlock: Robert Griffin III Deflecting From Ime Udoka Scandal

“The Fearless” host directed his comments Friday toward former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III who posted a tweet reacting to a recent welfare scandal involving another former quarterback, Brett Favre. 

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Blaze TV host Jason Whitlock said there is an obvious sense of entitlement among current and former athletes these days. 

“The Fearless” host directed his comments Friday toward former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III who posted a tweet reacting to a recent welfare scandal involving another former quarterback, Brett Favre. In the tweet, Griffin compares that scandal to a sex scandal involving Celtics coach Ime Udoka who was suspended for the entire upcoming season for having a consensual relationship with a team employee. 

Griffin stated, “If you’re more upset with the Ime Udoka situation than you are with Brett Favre stealing millions in welfare money from the poorest people in our country in Mississippi, then you are part of the problem.” 

Whitlock said that sports fans are fascinated by the Udoka story because the situation feels “unprecedented.” 

“Based on what we’ve been told so far, we’ve never seen an organization torch a successful head coach over consensual sex a week before the start of training camp,” he said. “Add in Boston’s celebrated status within the NBA and the Udoka story captivates the way daytime soap operas and the daytime soap opera marriage of Luke and Laura did 41 years ago on General Hospital.” 

Whitlock added that the daytime soap opera craze that ended more than a decade ago has been replaced by talk shows that rely on messy reality TV storylines. 

“RG3’s real agenda is to deflect attention away from a black public figure caught with his pants down,” said Whitlock. “This is the national pastime of Twitter and corporate media pundits chasing likes, retweets, followers, and racial virtue courtesy of the app’s rigged algorithms.”  

Whitlock asserted that Favre’s situation has much less to do with race than sheer weakness and entitlement. 

“Look, Favre has hundreds of millions in the bank. He’s weak, he’s a man. There was an opportunity to take advantage of the situation and he jumped on it, weak dude,” he added. 

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Report: More Than a Third of Twitter’s Top 100 Advertisers Have Exited

CNN’s Oliver Darcy shared the reporting done by the Washington Post that more than a third of the top 100 Twitter advertisers have abandoned the platform.

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One of Elon Musk’s most significant challenges, as he now owns Twitter, lies on the financial side as the Tesla CEO attempts to make the social media stay afloat or at least somewhat profitable. 

However, CNN’s Oliver Darcy shared the reporting done by the Washington Post in his “Reliable Sources” newsletter that more than a third of Twitter’s top 100 advertisers have abandoned the platform.

With advertisers exiting, the lack of ad revenue is one of the most significant dangers to Twitter since it accounted for approximately 90 percent of its income last year.

The reporting also reveals that the pausing of ad campaigns is getting under Musk’s skin. The new Twitter owner lashed out at brands again Tuesday for “starving” the company of revenue. 

Musk also strongly suggested he never really created a “content moderation council” due to advertisers who “broke the deal” they allegedly had with him when they began exiting the platform after he “agreed to this condition.”

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Elon Musk: Ownership of Twitter Isn’t ‘Right-Wing Takeover’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with those who are still with the company, reassuring them that his ownership isn’t a “right-wing takeover.”

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Last week saw Twitter have another mass exodus of staffers and Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with those who are still with the company, reassuring them that his ownership isn’t a “right-wing takeover.”

Furthermore, Musk stated that he doesn’t plan on moving the platform to Texas despite many suggesting he do so since, for him, it would send a wrong message. 

“If we want to move the headquarters to Texas, I think it would play into the idea that Twitter has gone from being left-wing to right-wing, which is not the case,” Musk said (h/t The Verge). “This is not a right-wing takeover of Twitter. It is a moderate-wing takeover of Twitter.”

However, Musk is open to the idea of having dual headquarters, one in San Francisco and another in Texas, but for now, his objective appears to be stabilizing the company after a rocky transition. 

Musk indicated he might be done with slashing employees, telling employees to refer potential staffers for engineering and sales positions.

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Blaze TV Hosts React To Controversy With Elon Musk, Twitter

Blaze TV hosts are reacting to the ongoing controversy involving Twitter as the company has seen mass layoffs under Elon Musk.

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Blaze TV hosts are reacting to the ongoing controversy involving Twitter. Last week, CBS News said it was halting its activity on the platform amid layoffs and resignations at the company. 

Jeff Fisher joined Pat Gray and Steve Burguiere aka Stu, on the “Glenn Beck Show ” Monday to discuss some of the latest developments involving Twitter including owner Elion Musk banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. 

Burguiere said it’s strange to see how left-leaning pundits have demonized Elon Musk following his acquisition of Twitter. 

“This guy should be a liberal icon,” stated Burguiere. “We lose sight of this because he says things about free speech that I guess is exclusively a right-wing issue.” 

Burguiere said that Musk should be able to do anything that he wants with Twitter considering the amount of money he invested to purchase the company. 

“This whole thing that he’s the icon of free speech, I don’t know if that’s true,” added Burguiere. 

Musk announced recently that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones received a permanent ban on Twitter for his involvement in denying that the Sandy Hook massacre took place.

“He (Musk) has been a hard no on Alex no matter what,” said Fisher. 

“He has apologized for it,” Burguiere said. “He’s also been sued for billions of dollars over it.” 

“The thing about Alex Jones is that some of us don’t like what he said,” Gray remarked. “But, who cares, that’s what you call free speech.”

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