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Keith Olbermann: John Fetterman Reads From Teleprompter Better Than Chris Matthews

“If I was supposed to do a segment that Chris wanted to do and the prompter read ‘Chris, throw to Keith,’ he would just blow through the instruction and then do the segment I was supposed to do.”

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Keith Olbermann says Chris Matthews, his former colleague at MSNBC, frequently ignored him on camera.

On the Thursday edition of his Countdown with Keith Olbermann podcast, the former ESPN and MSNBC host named Matthews the “worst person in the world.”

“If you have not noticed,” Olbermann began, “[Matthews] has been exhumed. They have put him back on MSNBC as an occasional guest on the farcical spit show that is Morning Joe. This is three years after they fired him for the last of his many ‘Me Too’ infractions. Now he’s back because, I don’t know, because it’s Morning Joe; it seems like it’s a TV show but it’s a portal to Hell.

“Anyway, yesterday Matthews slammed Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman for using a captioning device while doing an interview with NBC News because his hearing has yet to get back to full speed after his stroke,” Olbermann continued.

“So like anybody else with a hearing issue he had questions appear on a computer in front of him, exactly like when you dictate into your phone or laptop to send an e-mail or a text. To Matthews, this is a sign of danger – of unacceptability, of political importance,” said Olbermann.

“Chris Matthews spent 20 years in TV reading scripts from the same visual aid that we all use. It’s called a teleprompter. He also used to pretend not to understand what the words on the prompter meant. If I was supposed to do a segment that Chris wanted to do and the prompter read ‘Chris, throw to Keith,’ he would just blow through the instruction and then do the segment I was supposed to do. He did this once on election night when John Kerry refused to do an interview with him – only with me would Kerry appear – and then Matthews pretended to have any issue understanding what the prompter meant,” Olbermann concluded.

Matthew resigned as host of Hardball on MSNBC in March 2020.

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Report: More Than a Third of Twitter’s Top 100 Advertisers Have Exited

CNN’s Oliver Darcy shared the reporting done by the Washington Post that more than a third of the top 100 Twitter advertisers have abandoned the platform.

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One of Elon Musk’s most significant challenges, as he now owns Twitter, lies on the financial side as the Tesla CEO attempts to make the social media stay afloat or at least somewhat profitable. 

However, CNN’s Oliver Darcy shared the reporting done by the Washington Post in his “Reliable Sources” newsletter that more than a third of Twitter’s top 100 advertisers have abandoned the platform.

With advertisers exiting, the lack of ad revenue is one of the most significant dangers to Twitter since it accounted for approximately 90 percent of its income last year.

The reporting also reveals that the pausing of ad campaigns is getting under Musk’s skin. The new Twitter owner lashed out at brands again Tuesday for “starving” the company of revenue. 

Musk also strongly suggested he never really created a “content moderation council” due to advertisers who “broke the deal” they allegedly had with him when they began exiting the platform after he “agreed to this condition.”

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Elon Musk: Ownership of Twitter Isn’t ‘Right-Wing Takeover’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with those who are still with the company, reassuring them that his ownership isn’t a “right-wing takeover.”

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Last week saw Twitter have another mass exodus of staffers and Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with those who are still with the company, reassuring them that his ownership isn’t a “right-wing takeover.”

Furthermore, Musk stated that he doesn’t plan on moving the platform to Texas despite many suggesting he do so since, for him, it would send a wrong message. 

“If we want to move the headquarters to Texas, I think it would play into the idea that Twitter has gone from being left-wing to right-wing, which is not the case,” Musk said (h/t The Verge). “This is not a right-wing takeover of Twitter. It is a moderate-wing takeover of Twitter.”

However, Musk is open to the idea of having dual headquarters, one in San Francisco and another in Texas, but for now, his objective appears to be stabilizing the company after a rocky transition. 

Musk indicated he might be done with slashing employees, telling employees to refer potential staffers for engineering and sales positions.

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Blaze TV Hosts React To Controversy With Elon Musk, Twitter

Blaze TV hosts are reacting to the ongoing controversy involving Twitter as the company has seen mass layoffs under Elon Musk.

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Blaze TV hosts are reacting to the ongoing controversy involving Twitter. Last week, CBS News said it was halting its activity on the platform amid layoffs and resignations at the company. 

Jeff Fisher joined Pat Gray and Steve Burguiere aka Stu, on the “Glenn Beck Show ” Monday to discuss some of the latest developments involving Twitter including owner Elion Musk banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. 

Burguiere said it’s strange to see how left-leaning pundits have demonized Elon Musk following his acquisition of Twitter. 

“This guy should be a liberal icon,” stated Burguiere. “We lose sight of this because he says things about free speech that I guess is exclusively a right-wing issue.” 

Burguiere said that Musk should be able to do anything that he wants with Twitter considering the amount of money he invested to purchase the company. 

“This whole thing that he’s the icon of free speech, I don’t know if that’s true,” added Burguiere. 

Musk announced recently that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones received a permanent ban on Twitter for his involvement in denying that the Sandy Hook massacre took place.

“He (Musk) has been a hard no on Alex no matter what,” said Fisher. 

“He has apologized for it,” Burguiere said. “He’s also been sued for billions of dollars over it.” 

“The thing about Alex Jones is that some of us don’t like what he said,” Gray remarked. “But, who cares, that’s what you call free speech.”

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