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OutKick’s Charly Arnolt: Cancel Culture Has Made People Afraid to Have Opinions

“They try to come at you immediately with you’re hateful, you’re transphobic, and then you suddenly get scared to speak up, and then that forces you not to take a hard stand.”  

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OutKick’s Charly Arnolt says people have become increasingly weary of speaking their minds, which has shifted in the media landscape and has impacted free speech in America.   

“We got here because people are afraid to say anything,” she said. “It’s not that they do not feel that’s how things are and how things should be; I just think people are afraid of being labeled transphobic, or hateful, or bigoted because that’s what happens.”  

Arnolt appeared on a segment with Clay Travis recently. The pair spoke about Sage Steele, the former ESPN anchor who announced recently that she was leaving the network to have more freedom to exercise her First Amendment rights. 

ESPN suspended Steele in October 2021 for comments made about former President Barack Obama and the network’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. In April 2022, she sued ESPN and its parent company, the Walt Disney Company, for breach of contract and violation of her right to free speech. 

According to The New York Post, Arnolt left ESPN, feeling “stifled”. On Fox News’ America’s Newsroom on Apr. 20, she accused ESPN of contradicting their political policy regarding transgender athletes. 

“Even when I started speaking up about it, as much as many people would come to me quietly and say, ‘Oh my gosh, thank you so much for saying this,’ there were all the other people that publicly told me, ‘I can’t believe you’re saying this.’  

Charly Arnolt reiterated that she has no problem with people in the LGBTQ community but added that everybody should have the same rights.  

“It’s the same playbook page that the left always uses,” she added. “They try to come at you immediately with you’re hateful, you’re transphobic, and then you suddenly get scared to speak up, and then that forces you not to take a hard stand.”  

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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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CBS News President Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews Exits

“We all know our industry and company are going through a transformation and a number of short- and long-term decisions need to be made.”

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After less than a year in the role, CBS News President Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews has departed the network in what is a reported cost-cutting measure.

Ciprian-Matthews informed employees Wednesday morning that she was vacating her role and will transition to serve as a “senior advisor” for coverage of the 2024 presidential race.

“Some may be asking why I’m announcing this now. We all know our industry and company are going through a transformation and a number of short- and long-term decisions need to be made,” Ciprian-Matthews wrote in a memo, according toVariety. “ I do not want to be disingenuous with any of you about who should drive these decisions. I’ve always leaned into my integrity and my values, and I felt it was important to be transparent at this juncture about my plans.”

She stepped into the role vacated by Neeraj Khemlani, who exited last year amid allegations that he was verbally abusive toward female colleagues.

Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews’ exit coincides with recent reports that Paramount Global — the parent company of CBS — was merging with Skydance Media as part of an $8 billion deal.

Should the role of CBS News President be filled, the hire will be the fourth person to claim that title since 2021.

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