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Dan Abrams: Christiane Amanpour Showed Herself to Be ‘Self-Righteous and Overtly Liberal’

“She makes it, inevitably, about her. How she was brave enough to take on the big, bad leader of CNN for this issue…oh, please. Everyone is criticizing the guy.”

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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour publicly criticized the network for its decision to hold a town hall event with former President Donald Trump while giving the commencement address to journalism students at Columbia University. NewsNation host Dan Abrams took umbrage with the statements by the well-respected journalist.

Amanpour told students she had clashed with CNN CEO Chris Licht over the network’s decision and subsequent defense of the event. However, Abrams believes she showcased her own biases in her remarks.

“She’s one of those rare journalists you really shouldn’t, you really can’t, criticize if you want to remain in the good graces of the media elite. She speaks at the most elite functions and has the highest connections in media and government. But I don’t really care about remaining in the media elite,” Abrams admitted. “I own a website that critiques media, so everyone in the media is already mad at me, and I try to call them like I see them. So while she does deserve the praise, she also has shown herself to be self-righteous and overtly liberal.

“I agree that the format was a disaster, even if you believe that CNN should have had the event with former President Trump. Then she makes it, inevitably, about her. How she was brave enough to take on the big, bad leader of CNN for this issue…oh, please. Everyone is criticizing the guy, from the left in particular. It’s not any show of bravery to confront the CNN president on this.

“But then came the self-importance, when she announced how she would have bravely stormed off the stage,” after Trump called Kaitlan Collins a “nasty person”.

The Dan Abrams Live host then took issue with Amanpour’s “I’ve been in the ring with these people for a long time” comments, saying that the encapsulation shows she believes she’s better than Collins.

“The main reasons people hate the media is what they perceive as bias and arrogance. Faking objectivity while bragging to journalism about how much bolder she would have been as the moderator is exactly why so many non-journalists despise what we do.”

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Norah O’Donnell to Host CBS Evening News From Republican National Convention

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will originate from the Wisconsin city on Wednesday, July 17th, and Thursday, July 18th.

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As the Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin, CBS Evening News will be on location with Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Milwaukee.

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will originate from the Wisconsin city on Wednesday, July 17th, and Thursday, July 18th. On the first two days of the convention, the program will offer extensive coverage of the event with in-depth analysis and also the latest developments of the campaign of President Joe Biden.

O’Donnell will also anchor primetime coverage from 8-11 PM ET as former President Donald Trump is expected to accept the party’s nomination for President. Joining O’Donnell in primetime are chief political analyst John Dickerson, Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan, and chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes.

CBS News will feature extension coverage of the event. Tony Dokoupil will be on location for the network’s morning show. Other personnel covering the convention for the network include Weijia Jiang, Major Garrett, Robert Costa, Ed O’Keefe, Caitlin Huey-Burns, Jake Rosen, and Olivia Rinaldi.

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Greg Gutfeld Executive Producer: We Won’t Be Wall-to-Wall Republican National Convention Just Because We’re in Milwaukee

“If there’s the kind of pop culture stuff that we do in the back half, we’ll still do that.”

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Fox News is taking its entire primetime lineup to Milwaukee for the upcoming Republican National Convention. And while Greg Gutfeld will be on location, that doesn’t mean the convention will be the only topic of conversation.

Gutfeld! will air at 11 PM ET — an hour later than its usual time — during the convention to make way for a special news program hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

But the late-night show will be in the Wisconsin city speaking with a panel of usual guests. And with that usual cast of characters means that the content of the program isn’t likely to change from its usual format.

“It’s people who Greg loves and has good chemistry with,” Executive Producer Tom O’Connor told TVNewser. “I don’t think it’ll be wall-to-wall RNC coverage for the whole hour, either. If there’s the kind of pop culture stuff that we do in the back half, we’ll still do that. That’s stuff that Greg always wants to talk about.”

O’Connor added that “It was an easy decision” to move Gutfeld! to Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention. He continued by noting that Greg Gutfeld being more comfortable as the host of the show allows for more on-location programs.

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Tucker Carlson Network App Coming to Smart TVs

“Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live.”

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Tucker Carlson has been off TV since his April 2023 ouster from Fox News. That’s about to change with the launch of an app for his Tucker Carlson Network.

In an email to subscribers, the Tucker Carlson Network revealed “Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live. When this app is released, you’ll be able to watch Tucker on your TV at any time.

The Tucker Carlson Network app will join a growing field of smart TV apps in recent months. Nearly every network news outlet has a free, ad-supported TV streaming app with products like NBC News Now, ABC Live, and the recently rebranded CBS News 24/7.

It is unclear if the new app will require a subscription to the network to watch the various video programs being produced by the former cable news host.

Currently, subscriptions to the platform cost $9 monthly or $72 for the entire year.

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