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Candace Owens: Why is There Outrage Over Tucker Carlson Interview With Putin?

She noted that other American news outlets had featured interviews with members of ISIS and Al-Qaeda, and other controversial figures like Sadaam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and El Chapo, and there was hardly any backlash.

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Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has announced he is in Moscow to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. The announcement was met with significant backlash, and The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens is asking why.

During her podcast, Owens questioned why there is outrage for Carlson’s interview. She noted that other American news outlets had featured interviews with members of ISIS and Al-Qaeda, and other controversial figures like Sadaam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and El Chapo, and there was hardly any backlash.

Candace Owens argued that there is a cover-up from mainstream media outlets being led by the Department of Justice to use propaganda as a way to continue support for the American backing of Ukraine in the war against Russia. She argued that commentary from Carlson led to his exit from Fox News, which the network has continually denied.

“From what I heard privately, the reason that Fox News eventually got rid of Tucker — who was their top performing program, Tucker Carlson Tonight — was because of his commentary regarding Ukraine,” said Owens. “Because he was asking specific questions. That is how hard they are trying to protect this narrative regarding what is happening in Ukraine and in Russia, despite all of these lies suddenly being unveiled. So you can imagine the absolute meltdown that ensued over the weekend when people realized that Tucker touched down in Moscow. They are already full force.”

She then noted criticism from some conservative media members who had labeled Carlson a “traitor” for his proposed interview with Putin.

Carlson confirmed his interview with Putin on Tuesday, arguing that it’s his job to interview the Russian President. He called it his “duty” to secure the interview.

He also argued that no Western journalists had interviewed Vladimir Putin about the war in Ukraine. A spokesperson for the Kremlin claimed it had received numerous requests for interviews with the leader. A Community Note on X labeling Carlson’s statement as a falsehood was later removed.

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WRVA Host Jeff Katz Gets Special Olympics Tattoo After Raising $15K

Katz made a bet with Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard that if he could raise $15,000 for Special Olympics of Virginia, the pair would get matching tattoos.

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WRVA host Jeff Katz has some new ink. Not on a contract, but on his left arm.

Katz made a bet with Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard that if he could raise $15,000 for Special Olympics of Virginia, the pair would get matching tattoos.

The duo actually raised more than the $15,000 goal, so yesterday became “Tattoosday” for the pair, with Katz showing off his new ink on his left arm alongside tattoo parlor owner Mike Ivey of Journey’s End Tattoo Studio, who donated his service to the radio host and sheriff.

Katz has been host of The Jeff Katz Show on the Richmond news/talk station for the past 10 years, and signed a contract extension to remain with the Audacy-owned station last June. In 2023, Katz finished second in the BNM Top 20 for Mid-Market Afternoon Shows.

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Glenn Beck: ‘Why is Journalism Now A Crime to Journalists?’

“Open and free dialogue is the foundation for free society. It is also the foundation that peace can be built upon.”

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The fallout from the interview by Tucker Carlson with Russian President Vladimir Putin continues, with Glenn Beck noting that he finds humor in the reaction.

Beck welcomed Carlson to his BlazeTV program to discuss the interview. Before Carlson joined the program, Beck questioned why the response to the former Fox News host’s interview was as swift as it was.

“The news was actually kind of hilarious and it still is. Take any war in history, I don’t care with whom or which leader. Any journalist worth their salt, they’d be chomping at the bit to interview the leaders on both sides, but not this one. Why?,” Beck questioned. “Why is journalism now a crime to journalists?

“There’s been something that the media has now forgotten. Maybe the governments have never known it. But it is that open and free dialogue is the foundation for free society. It is also the foundation that peace can be built upon. Talk with everyone. You don’t have to trust them, even like them, but talk to them, understand where they’re coming from. It’s all very basic. And if anyone currently is criticizing Tucker for interviewing a person who is the leader of the country, we’re currently involved with a shadow war, well, maybe you should just ask Tucker.”

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Former WBBM Anchor David Roe Dies

Roe anchored at the Chicago all-news station for 35 years before stepping away in 2018.

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David Roe, a longtime anchor at WBBM before his 2018 retirement, has died after a bout with esophageal cancer.

Roe anchored at the Chicago all-news station for 35 years before stepping away in 2018. In addition to his work at WBBM, Roe also spent time at stations in Wyoming, Colorado, and Denver before moving to the Windy City as an anchor and reporter in 1983.

“He was a wonderful anchor — nothing ever flustered him,” retired WBBM news anchor and reporter Regine Schlesinger told the Chicago Tribune. “He was unflappable as an anchor and in fact, he was so good at it that whenever anybody new was hired and went through a training process, (management) would always put that person with David because they knew that David knew how to teach them properly.”

“He was very committed to … very much wanting to do good work, accurate, honest work,” added WBBM political editor Craig Dellimore. “It was a matter of trying to be our best. And David was very funny and personable and got along with everybody. He had a very calm manner about him, and that was very helpful in times of breaking news.”

David Roe was 71 years old.

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