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Media Matters Takes Aim at Fox News Advertisers Again

The liberal watchdog sends the message “stop funding lies and hate”

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There’s a call to boycott Fox News from media outlets such as Media Matters, and 43
other progressive organizations are calling for companies to not advertise with the
network due to their opinion programming in an open letter, The Hill reports.

“In this case, advertisers don’t even need to put their money where their mouth is. All
they need to do is refrain from partnering with and funding an engine of violence and
extremism like Fox News,” the groups said.

“Our ask to you as media buyers and advertisers is simple: Stop funding lies and hate;
don’t buy ads on Fox News.”

The reason for this call to boycott comes at the heels of a Fox presentation to potential
ad buyers and clients regarding its programming at an annual event that has broadcast,
cable, and digital video companies promote their content.

Fox News has faced repeated criticism from Media Matters and other critics over its
coverage. Host Tucker Carlson is at the forefront of recent scrutiny for comments about
the coronavirus pandemic and statements regarding the Democratic immigration
policies.

When asked to comment on the media outlets calling for ad buyers to boycott the
network, a Fox spokesperson stated that the campaign is partisan and ineffectual.

“FOX News is about to close out its fourth consecutive year delivering new records in
advertising revenue,” the spokesperson said. “So clearly Media Matters’ predictable
ongoing partisan attacks have zero impact outside of their irrelevant echo chamber on
social media.”

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Mark Levin Angered By Early Exit From Hannity Appearance

While waving his hands in frustration, Levin said, “Oh Christ, you’re cutting me off early. I’m done.”

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Mark Levin couldn’t hide his frustration with both the Department of Justice and what he perceived as an early exit from Tuesday’s episode of Hannity.

Levin, who was appearing on the Fox News show for a second consecutive day to discuss the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, was deep into a monologue when he heard the universal cue to wrap up.

“They are in search to try and destroy Trump!”, Levin shouted. They conducted a criminal investigation! They failed! They have an investigation in New York with the attorney general that’s gonna to fail! They have a Democrat…”

As Levin got to that point, music began to wrap up the segment and head to a commercial break.

While waving his hands in frustration, Levin said, “Oh Christ, you’re cutting me off early. I’m done.”

Hannity insisted Levin finish his point, but after a back and forth that saw Levin say “no, I’m done”, the segment concluded.

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Former CNN+ Staffer Lands Streaming Role at CBS News

Allison Sandza would be leading the company’s streaming Washington D.C.-based coverage

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A former CNN+ staffer is jumping over to CBS News as the network announced Allison Sandza would be leading the company’s streaming Washington D.C.-based coverage, per TV Newser

Sandza will officially hold the title of executive producer for streaming beginning on Sept. 19. She joins CBS News from CNN, where she was supervising producer for The Source with Kasie Hunt on CNN+.

“This newly-created role serves the dual purpose of working with bureau correspondents, producers and off-air journalists to amplify the bureau’s reporting across the stream throughout the day, as well as leading our flagship politics show, Red and Blue,” CBS News streaming chief Anthony Galloway said on Monday in a memo to staffers. 

Before heading to CNN, Sandza spent time at NBC as a senior producer for Meet the Press and in Austin, where she produced Overheard with Evan Smith for PBS stations and covered state politics.

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Rhiannon Ally Named Co-Anchor for World News Now, America This Morning

She joins Mona Kosar Abdi and Andrew Dymburt as ABC News attempts to create unity across its weekday and weekend morning shows with the three-anchor format.

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ABC News has a new co-anchor for its “World News Now” and “America This Morning” coverage, as the network announced in a press release Rhiannon Ally is taking over the role.  

She joins Mona Kosar Abdi and Andrew Dymburt as ABC News attempts to create unity across its weekday and weekend morning shows with the three-anchor format.

“In this new role, Rhiannon will work alongside our talented overnight team,” ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote in a statement. 

“I am extremely proud of this dedicated group whose work continues to shine as “ATM” dominates the competition in all demos, and “WNN” is consistently a strong performer in overnight.”

Rhiannon has been with ABC News since December 2021, joining the company as a freelance correspondent for NewsOne and a fill-in anchor for ABC’s overnight news shows.

Furthermore, she has previous experience at WCBS in New York as a substitute news anchor and entertainment reporter and co-hosted Meredith Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated lifestyle program “Better TV.”

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