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Keith Olbermann Slams CNN Over John Fetterman Coverage

On Twitter, he responded to a screenshot of CNN’s broadcast discussing a developing story on Fetterman needing closed captions to understand conversations. 

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Former MSNBC host and current podcaster Keith Olbermann hasn’t been shy of criticizing CNN under its new president Chris Licht. Now Olbermann is again going after the network once again for its coverage of Senate candidate John Fetterman’s (D-PA). 

On Twitter, he responded to a screenshot of CNN’s broadcast discussing a developing story on Fetterman needing closed captions to understand conversations. 

Additionally, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta was holding up a brain as a prop to discuss the matter, causing many, including Olbermann, to respond to the segment.

“We are sucking up to Chris Licht and the fascists,” Olbermann tweeted on Wednesday. “Now do Herschel Walker’s brain. If any.”

CNN isn’t the only network receiving criticism for its Fetterman coverage, as podcast host Kara Swisher has slammed NBC News’ Dasha Burns for her comment about Fetterman.

Burns stated that “in small talk — before the interview, without captioning — it wasn’t clear [Fetterman] was understanding our conversation,” resulting in Swisher slamming the NBC News reporter.

“Sorry to say but I talked to @JohnFetterman for over an hour without stop or any aides and this is just nonsense,” Swisher tweeted. “Maybe this reporter is just bad at small talk.”

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Fox News Adds Chanley Painter as Overnight Anchor

Before her media career, Chanley Painter worked as a deputy prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in both Arkansas and Tennessee.

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Fox News has announced the addition of Chanley Painter as its new overnight anchor.

She joins the cable network after working at Court TV since 2019. Painter first began her news media career as a legal analyst with Nexstar Media Group, before eventually ascending to a multimedia journalist role with the company.

A native of Arkansas, Painter was Miss Arkansas USA 2009, and is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Before her media career, Chanley Painter worked as a deputy prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in both Arkansas and Tennessee.

She will begin her duties with Fox News on Monday, February 26th.

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Jim Acosta Bids Farewell to CNN Weekend Show Amid Move to Weekday Lineup

Sunday marked the final time Acosta would host the weekend show, with his weekday debut coming on Monday, February 26th.

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CNN host Jim Acosta bid adieu to his weekend program CNN Newsroom Sunday as he prepares to shift to a daily midday program as part of the network’s new lineup.

As part of an on-air shuffle, Acosta will host CNN Newsroom at 10 AM ET after a revamped morning show edition of CNN News Central airs from 7-10 AM ET.

Sunday marked the final time Acosta would host the weekend show, with his weekday debut coming on Monday, February 26th.

In his final weekend show, Acosta thanked his regular guests, his behind-the-scenes crew, and viewers for supporting the program.

“I’m so thankful to all of them,” Acosta said of his production crew and producers. “And thank you so much for spending part of your weekends with me these last few years. I will see you soon.”

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Kate Snow to Depart Sunday Anchor Chair of NBC Nightly News

In addition to anchoring NBC Nightly News on Sundays, Kate Snow also anchors NBC News Daily, which she will spend more of her focus on after she departs from the weekend program.

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NBC Nightly News will see a new Sunday anchor after Kate Snow announced she will exit the network news program.

Snow announced at the end of Sunday’s program that she would be departing the program after the February 25th edition of the show.

In addition to anchoring NBC Nightly News on Sundays, Kate Snow also anchors NBC News Daily, which she will spend more of her focus on after she departs from the weekend program.

“Our audience on NBC News Daily is growing fast and I have decided after a lot of thought to focus my attention Monday through Friday on that role,” the 54-year-old Snow said.

Kate Snow joined NBC News in 2010 after working at both ABC News and CNN.

Despite reports of cost-cutting at NBC News, Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times reports Snow’s exit from the weekend program is not related to any budget cuts.

After her departure from the anchor chair, NBC News will use a rotating group of anchors to helm the evening news program until a permanent fixture is named. Snow will remain a senior national correspondent for NBC News after her planned exit from the anchor chair.

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