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Mark Levin: Media Would Be ‘Same Thing Over and Over’ Without Fox News

“We really do have a competition of ideas here, even among conservatives, even within the newsroom. And that’s a good thing; that’s the way it’s supposed to be.”

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On Sunday’s episode of his show, “Life, Liberty, & Levin,” conservative commentator Mark Levin passionately defended Fox News, claiming that he couldn’t host his show on any other network due to their restrictions. 

Levin credited Fox and its leadership for giving him complete freedom in selecting guests and discussing any topic he chooses. According to Mediate, he also criticized Fox’s competitors for not holding Democrats accountable for their relationships with Louis Farrakhan. He contrasted the coverage of Farrakhan’s meetings with Obama and Clinton with Trump’s dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Kanye West. 

“This fantastic network, if it didn’t exist, I want you to think about what kind of media you would be receiving day-in and day-out. From Meet the Press, from Good Morning America, from God knows what. It would just be the same thing over and over again,” said Levin. 

Although Levin did not mention Fox’s ongoing legal battle with Dominion Voting Systems directly, his comments marked one of the first on-air defenses of the network by one of its personalities. The case has resulted in the public release of documents and text messages that reveal some personalities at the network entertained Trump’s conspiracy theories around the 2020 election on their shows while dismissing them in private. 

“We really do have a competition of ideas here, even among conservatives, even within the newsroom. And that’s a good thing; that’s the way it’s supposed to be. This is a vibrant, vigorous network. Nobody asked me to tell you this, I’ve just decided to say it, and I’m gonna tell you why,” he added. 

Despite the attacks on the network, Levin praised Fox for providing a platform for diverse ideas and promoting free speech. Dominion is seeking over a billion dollars in damages from Fox.

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ABC News Executive Editor Stacia Deshishku to Depart

She becomes the latest leader to leave the company after a restructuring from The Walt Disney Company earlier this year.

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ABC News has announced Executive Editor Stacia Deshishku will exit the network on Friday, June 28th.

She becomes the latest leader to leave the company after a restructuring from The Walt Disney Company earlier this year. Former ABC News President Kim Godwin left the network in May after an investigation into her practices was set to commence.

Deshishku worked closely with producers of World News Tonight, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Nightline, Good Morning America, and The View, among others of the network’s programs.

Before joining ABC, Deshishku worked as CNN’s director of coverage. She led the network’s White House unit and also oversaw breaking news coverage during her tenure at the cable news network.

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MSNBC, Newsmax, NewsNation to Simulcast CNN Debate, Report Claims

None of the networks have publicly announced their intention to partner with CNN.

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As CNN makes preparations to host the first presidential debate next week, it has added several partners to simulcast the event. A new report suggests MSNBC, Newsmax, and NewsNation will join an already growing field of partners.

A report from the Los Angeles Times claims that the CNN debate will be added by MSNBC/NBC News, Newsmax, NewsNation, Scripps News, and Telemundo.

When asked by Barrett News Media if the network was partnering with CNN to broadcast the debate, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy simply stated “True.”

Those networks would join ABC News — who will host the second presidential debate in September, Fox News, and PBS as simulcast partners. In addition to airing on Fox News, the network will also broadcast the 90-minute event on the Fox Business Network, network FOX, the FOX Nation streaming app, and will provide the debate to its Fox News Radio affiliates.

While the report from the LA Times says that the bevy of networks will also simulcast the event, none of the networks outside of Newsmax have publicly announced their intention to partner with CNN. Barrett News Media has asked each network for comment.

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Fox News to Simulcast CNN Presidential Debate

Fox News Radio will provide a simulcast of Fox News Channel for its post-debate coverage. Jared Halpern and Jessica Rosenthal will anchor coverage on the radio network.

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Fox News has become the latest network to join CNN as a simulcast partner for the upcoming presidential debate.

On Thursday, June 27th, Fox News will join ABC News and PBS as networks simulcasting the 90-minute event produced by CNN.

In its pre-debate coverage, an early edition of Jesse Watters Primetime at 7 PM ET will be followed by a special anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, alongside Dana Perino and Watters. Sean Hannity will be live on location at CNN’s Atlanta studios.

Meanwhile, senior White House correspondent Peter Doocy will provide coverage from the White House while Chad Pergram will discuss how the Commission on Presidential Debates was side-stepped by the Biden and Trump campaigns.

Shannon Bream will anchor coverage on the FOX network between 9-11 PM ET as the debate is aired.

After the debate, Hannity will host a one-hour program before Fox News @ Night with Trace Gallagher takes over coverage on the cable network.

Additionally, Fox News Radio will provide a simulcast of Fox News Channel broadcasting the CNN debate for its radio affiliates. Jared Halpern and Jessica Rosenthal will anchor post-debate coverage on the radio network.

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