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Cenk Uygur: Elon Musk Didn’t Mean Anything About Free Speech on Twitter

Uygur is going after Elon Musk and Twitter as he accuses the Tesla CEO of never wanting to uphold free speech on the platform.

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“The Young Turks” co-host Cenk Uygur is going after Elon Musk and Twitter as he accuses the Tesla CEO of never wanting to uphold free speech on the platform. 

Uygur sources information that the Intercept reported first over prominent left-wing accounts have been banned from Twitter since Musk’s takeover. 

“Right-wing has put together list of left-wingers they want banned on @Twitter,” Uygur said on Twitter

“.@elonmusk has already complied and banned several left-wing journalists. Of course, the right wing and Musk never meant anything they said about free speech and #CancelCuture. Total frauds. So obvious.”

Chad Loder, an anti-fascist researcher, told Insider that he suspects their account was suspended because of an “organized mass reporting campaign” against left-wing Twitter users coordinated by a right-wing group called Zanting.

“There’s nobody minding the shop anymore,” Loder said. “I know everyone that worked on Twitter’s trust and safety team over the years has long gone and the team has been more than decimated. 

“It’s maybe 5 percent of the original staff, so what’s happening is mass-reporting is allowed to succeed because there’s no one double checking whether these reports are valid or not. So people are being suspended for silly things or over nothing at all.” 

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Fox News Announces Promotions for Peter Doocy and Jacqui Heinrich

“From the North Lawn to foreign summits to the campaign trail, it is my daily honor to seek answers for the American people on the issues impacting them most.”

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Fox News has announced that both Peter Doocy and Jacqui Heinrich have been elevated to the role of Senior White House Correspondent for the cable news outlet.

“I am honored to continue bringing our viewers the latest on the news that impacts them the most from the White House and around the globe,” Doocy, who has been with the network since 2009, said.

“Covering the White House has been the privilege of my career, and I am humbled and grateful to continue serving our viewers in this capacity,” said Heinrich. “From the North Lawn to foreign summits to the campaign trail, it is my daily honor to seek answers for the American people on the issues impacting them most.”

Jacqui Heinrich has been with Fox News since 2018, and has worked at the White House for the cable giant since 2021. In addition to her role at the White House, she’ll continue as co-host of the Fox News Rundown podcast.

“Peter’s commitment to providing viewers with hourly news and insight from the White House has remained steadfast since he started in this role straight off the 2020 campaign trail and we’re thrilled to have him continue doing so,” Fox News President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace said of Peter Doocy while announcing his promotion.

 “Since being named to the White House beat in 2021, Jacqui has distinguished herself with persistence, tenacity, and professionalism and we’re proud to have watched her career flourish at Fox News,” he added of Heinrich. 

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PBS to Serve as Simulcast Partner for CNN During Presidential Debate

PBS NewsHour anchors Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz will be on-location in the CNN studios to host coverage.

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After noting it was open to simulcasting its Presidential Debate later this month, CNN has announced a partnership with PBS to make the event more accessible.

While the debate will be moderated by CNN hosts Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, PBS will feature shoulder programming around the event. PBS NewsHour anchors Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz will be on-location in the CNN studios to host coverage. Meanwhile, correspondents Lisa Desjardins, Laura Barron-Lopez, and Pamela Kirkland will add to the coverage.

Analysis for PBS will be provided by Republican strategist Kevin Madden and Democrat strategist Faiz Shakir.

The first presidential debate will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 9 PM ET. The event will be held at CNN’s Atlanta studios and will feature no live studio audience.

President Joe Biden (D) and former President Donald Trump (R) will participate in the debate. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. can still qualify for the debate should he eclipse 15% polling support before Thursday, June 20th.

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Tucker Carlson: What’s Happening to Alex Jones ‘Scariest Possible Thing’ in America

“It’s the clearest possible sign of tyranny and I’m heartbroken that this isn’t getting more attention.”

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Alex Jones is in jeopardy of losing control of Infowars, the company he founded in the late 1990s, due to his bankruptcy filings as he owes more than $1.5 billion in damages to the families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting. Tucker Carlson believes Jones potentially losing his company is the latest sign of government overreach.

The former Fox News host appeared on The Alex Jones Show Thursday and shared that he’s deeply troubled by the most recent developments in the saga.

“I’m here, obviously, because we’re friends, but I’m really here on principle because there’s nothing you’ve ever said in your entire life or done in your entire life that’s scarier or more threatening to our country than what they’re doing to you right now,” Carlson said. “The government taking a broadcaster off the air –who has committed no crime — because he dares to criticize them is the scariest possible thing.

“It’s the clearest possible sign of tyranny and I’m heartbroken that this isn’t getting more attention. I think it’s a pivot point in our country, and if they can do this to you, they will do it to the rest of us.”

Carlson continued by arguing that Jones was only guilty of “doing the one thing you can’t do — attacking the people in charge.”

Jones thanked Carlson for always being in his corner and backing him, stating that when he was first “de-platformed”, the former Fox News host was one of the only prominent figures to argue that what was happening was wrong.

“This isn’t about Alex Jones, or Tucker Carlson, or Donald Trump, or Steve Bannon, it’s about they have to get through us to get to the public,” said Jones.

Tucker Carlson is slated to embark on a nationwide tour in September, bringing a live program with special guest conservative commentators to arenas around the country. Alex Jones is scheduled to join Carlson for a stop in Milwaukee on Monday, September 16th.

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