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Jeremy Boreing: The Daily Wire Won’t Fire Candace Owens

“Candace is paid to give her opinion, not mine or Ben’s. Unless those opinions run afoul of the law or she violates the terms of her contract in some way, her job is secure and she is welcome at Daily Wire.”

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The Daily Wire has confirmed that Candace Owens, a key figure, will continue her association with the platform. Despite a recent public disagreement with executives Jeremy Boreing and Ben Shapiro, assurance has been given that there are no plans to terminate her.

Boreing, currently on a leave of absence for executive duties while overseeing the production of #thependragoncycle overseas, underscored their shared inability to dismiss Owens due to their non-executive roles.

Even with the authority, Boreing emphasized a common commitment not to control the speech of their hosts, even amid disagreements. Owens, compensated for her opinions, remains secure in her position unless she breaches the law or terms of her contract.

“In my current capacity, I cannot fire Candace Owens. That’s something Ben and I have in common since he is also not an executive in the company and cannot hire or fire people. But even if we could, we would not fire Candace because of another thing we have in common – a desire not to regulate the speech of our hosts, even when we disagree with them,” Boreing wrote in a post to X, formerly Twitter.

“Candace is paid to give her opinion, not mine or Ben’s. Unless those opinions run afoul of the law or she violates the terms of her contract in some way, her job is secure and she is welcome at Daily Wire.”

The conflict arose when Shapiro, at an event where Owens wasn’t present, publicly labeled her as “absolutely disgraceful.” This was rooted in Shapiro’s discontent with Owens’ stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict. While Shapiro staunchly supports Israel, Owens has opted for a middle ground, sparking strong reactions from Jewish Americans like Shapiro.

In response to Shapiro’s tweet encouraging her to resign, Owens deemed it unacceptable. She accused him of unprofessionalism and emotional instability, particularly objecting to his interpretation of scripture. Owens made it unequivocal that crossing a line with her beliefs was something she would not tolerate.

In response, Owens shared a Bible verse with the caption “You cannot serve both God and money” on X. Shapiro then pointed out that she had the option to stop receiving a paycheck from The Daily Wire at any time.

Later, during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s social media show, Owens addressed what she characterized as “a lot of misunderstanding about Ben’s involvement” when questioned about his role as her boss. She clarified, stating, “He’s not the CEO of The Daily Wire. He is not making day-to-day decisions at The Daily Wire.” Owens underscored her positive relationship with the co-CEOs at The Daily Wire, with a special mention of Caleb Robinson, the current acting CEO. 

She described him as a commendable individual who has diligently worked to attain his current position, highlighting shared values and common ground.

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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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CNN Promotes Charlie Moore to Vice President of Primetime Programming

From May 13-19th, the network posted its lowest-rated primetime showing since 1991 according to Nielsen figures.

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Longtime Executive Producer of Anderson Cooper 360 — Charlie Moore — has been promoted to Vice President of Primetime Programming for CNN.

“Charlie will work with our prime executive producers to grow our primetime and support each program in showcasing our world-class journalism and delivering the best possible experience for our viewers,” CNN Executive Vice President of U.S. Programming Eric Sherling wrote in an email to employees obtained by TVNewser.

Moore will have his work cut out for him leading the primetime division. Last month, the network saw drops of 17% in total viewers and 15% in the coveted Persons 25-54 demographic during primetime hours.

During the week of May 13th, the network posted its lowest-rated primetime showing since 1991, according to Nielsen figures.

CNN’s primetime lineup currently consists of programs hosted by Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Kaitlan Collins, Abby Phillip, and Laura Coates.

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Book From Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Debuts as New York Times Bestseller

“A great nation needs a great military, and I hope this book plays a role in restoring the military to its core function: deterring, fighting, and winning our wars.”

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A new book authored by Fox News host Pete Hegseth has debuted as a New York Times bestseller.

The War on Warriors: Behind the Betrayal of the Men Who Keep us Free debuted at the top spot in the non-fiction category on the bestselling list. Since its June 4th release, the book has sold more than 60,000 copies.

It is the fourth time an offering from Hegseth has landed on the list. It is the 11th consecutive book from Fox News Books to register on the acclaimed list.

“Publishing this book has been a moving experience from start to finish. I am honored and humbled that The War on Warriors has resonated with so many people; most especially with actively serving troops, veterans, and military families,” said Hegseth. “This book is for them, and for our country. A great nation needs a great military, and I hope this book plays a role in restoring the military to its core function: deterring, fighting, and winning our wars.”

A U.S. Army veteran, Hegseth served as an infantry Major and was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay during his time in the service. He currently serves as the host of FOX & Friends Weekend.

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