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Geraldo Rivera, Greg Gutfeld Spar Over Kyrie Irving’s Vaccine Decision

Gutfeld spoke more generally about the tension that vaccines promote and how the public shouldn’t get sucked in. Meanwhile, Rivera discussed Irving’s actions and how they are harming others.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is making headlines as the NBA star for refusing to get vaccinated ahead of the 2021-22 season. 

As a result, Irving won’t be able to play home games at the Barclays Center, home of the Nets, as the city of New York requires proof of vaccination for entry into indoor entertainment venues. 

Irving’s decision regarding the vaccination led to a shouting match between “The Five,” co-hosts Geraldo Rivera and Greg Gutfeld. 

Gutfeld spoke more generally about the tension that vaccines promote and how the public shouldn’t get sucked in. Meanwhile, Rivera discussed Irving’s actions and how they are harming others.

“The worst thing about this is, we now have created an artificial division,” Gutfeld said. “A couple years ago, it was race versus race — thank you CNN — it was gender issues, but now, Geraldo, you’re mad at this guy!”

“I am mad at him,” Rivera responded. “Because he’s foolish. He’s not just hurting himself; he’s hurting everybody like Jesse, who invested in the Brooklyn Nets.”

Gutfeld then fired back at his co-host. “You’re being played,” Gutfeld repeated over and over again. “I’m trying to explain. Rivera didn’t stay quiet, calling the colleague “stubborn.”

“You’re being stubborn,” Rivera replied. “You’re being blockheaded.”

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Julie Unruh Announces Departure From WGN-TV After 20 Years

Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

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WGN-TV’s Emmy award-winning anchor Julie Unruh is leaving the television business to spend more time with her family. 

According to media writer Roger Feder, Unruh’s last day with the Nexstar-owned company will be Nov 24. 

“I’ve been proud to work alongside you as I’ve watched Channel 9 grow from a few small, local newscasts each day to broadcasting nearly non-stop, earning our rightful place in a competitive news market,” Unruh wrote in an email to coworkers. 

Unruh first joined WGN-TV in 2001. In her time with the station, she has covered everything from human interest stories to political corruption. 

Before joining the WGN news team, Julie spent two years as an anchor and reporter on Chicagoland TV (CLTV). Previously, Julie spent a year as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kansas.

I’m looking forward to stepping aside and spending more time with my family. The time is right,” she said. 

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Emerald Robinson’s Days at Newsmax Are Numbered

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role.

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Newsmax’s White House reporter Emerald Robinson could be counting her days with the network as The Daily Beast reports that there’s a replacement lined up to replace Robinson. 

According to the information, Newsmax will be tapping former Fox News chief D.C. correspondent James Rosen to take over the role. Rosen is currently a political reporter for Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

Twitter banned Robinson following a tweet regarding the COVID-19 vaccine stating that it carries a “bioluminescent” tracking device with satanic powers. As a result, the social media platform handed her a seven-day suspension.

The network would then pull her off any on-air duties, and then after her suspension was over it resulted in the permanent ban from Twitter. 

The Daily Beast spoke to a current staffer who stated that the consensus view amongst Newsmax employees is that “she’s just going to be gone” but “nothing definitive.” Another source told the media outlet that Robinson is almost unquestionably done with Newsmax. 

Furthermore, two sources also told The Daily Beast that Newsmax is negotiating with Rosen to become their new chief D.C. correspondent. “Unfortunately, we cannot comment on personnel issues,” a Newsmax spokesperson stated on the report. 

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CBS Mornings Deletes Tweet Regarding Kyle Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

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The Twitter account to CBS Mornings was forced to delete a tweet last week calling Kyle Rittenhouse a “murderer.” 

Rittenhouse stands accused of murder and is currently on trial in connection with an incident that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest last August. 

The tweet read, “Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his own murder trial yesterday, breaking down in tears as he told the jury he murdered two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last year in self-defense.”

Last week, Rittenhouse testified that he was running to put out a fire when a man named Joseph Rosenbaum allegedly ambushed him.

Rittenhouse claimed one man, Joshua Ziminski, walked toward him with a pistol while Rosenbaum was closing in on his right side.

Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled to begin on Monday. 

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