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Shepard Smith Wants New CNBC Show to be ‘Fact-Based’ with No Political Spin

“The News with Shepard Smith” airs nightly at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on CNBC.

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Shepard Smith made headlines last fall when he announced his abrupt departure from FOX News after nearly two decades. A year later, the host is back with a new show on CNBC, and he hopes to retain some of the same journalistic standards and elements from his FOX show in his new opportunity.

“Our mission, down one lane, is to cut through the noise,” Shepard told The Oregonian. “There’s so much disinformation polluting the discourse. Lies, half-truths and distractions are, I believe, confusing and sometimes injurious to society. We will stay focused on the facts. We’ll add context and perspective and tell it to ’em straight. We won’t tell people how to think.”

Smith garnered a reputation with FOX News viewers for reporting the news without a hard-right lean that viewers of the network were accustomed to. His presentation of stories and opinions that questioned or criticized President Donald Trump singled Shepard out and eventually led to his exit from FOX last October.

“The News with Shepard Smith” airs nightly at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on CNBC and Smith said viewers tuning in can expect strictly news with no panel discussions or punditry to spin a story in one direction or the other.

“We won’t preach or talk down,” he said. “We’ll cover the disturbing news and the news that inspires. We’ll also include some fun stories. We need fun these days!”

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Jim Cramer: I Don’t Know How Elon Musk Gets Out of Not Buying Twitter

Cramer stated on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that Musk is “stuck” buying Twitter and won’t be able to get out of his agreement.

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Twitter will push to enforce a merger agreement that would force Elon Musk to purchase the social media company for $44-billion. The Tesla CEO recently said a deal could not move forward without “proof” of a fake account estimate.  

While Musk prepares to fight this, CNBC host Jim Cramer stated on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that the entrepreneur is “stuck” and won’t be able to get out of his agreement. 

“Elon Musk had a lot of time at the company, spent three days here apparently looking at things. There is a clause called specific performance where they can force him to take it. And I don’t know how he gets out of it. I don’t know how he does not buy it. I mean, how they can’t force it,” Cramer said, per Mediaite.

Cramer added that unless Musk discloses “out-and-out fraud,” the company can enforce the deal. Also, the host also went on Twitter to further emphasize that he cannot see how the Telse CEO gets out of this agreement. 

“I guess maybe they can renegotiate something, but that’s the contract’s $54.20. And he agreed to that. And unless you’re some sort of out-and-out fraud, which no one has found, my understanding,” Cramer said.

“No fraud found. He owns it. He owns it. And he’s got to point to some fraud, some material adverse change, even in the period since he signed, of which there isn’t any. And I think he’s stuck! I think he’s hung! I don’t know. He, he’s, some of the tweets are at odd hours. I don’t know if you’ve noticed.”

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Chris Wallace’s Show Moves to HBO Max, Featured Interviews Will Air on CNN

“Part of the CNN brand is respectful, authentic and impactful interviews and one of the best interviewers in the business is Chris Wallace,” said Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide. 

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One of the primary shows on the now extinct CNN+ platform was “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” hosted by anchor Chris Wallace. 

So when Warner Bros. Discovery decided to pull the plug, many wondered where the veteran anchor would land. The company has announced that the show will be moving to the HBO Max, and featured interviews will air on CNN this fall. 

“Part of the CNN brand is respectful, authentic and impactful interviews and one of the best interviewers in the business is Chris Wallace,” said Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide. 

“Chris and his team developed an engaging and compelling program that we’re excited to bring to HBO Max and include in our CNN Sunday evening programming.”

Since its debut, Wallace has had many guests, including former CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger, former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, author of the 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones, actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and many more.

Wallace will remain as an anchor for CNN after joining the cable news channel in January 2022, following an 18-year stint with Fox News, where he was the anchor of FOX News Sunday.

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Dan Crenshaw Fires Back at Tucker Carlson for “Eyepatch McCain” Remark

Crenshaw called the Fox News host “juvenile” for his remarks.

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) responded to Tucker Carlson, who called the politician “eyepatch McCain” during a conversation about foreign policy. Crenshaw called the Fox News host “juvenile” for his remarks.

Crenshaw had previously conveyed to Fox News host Trey Gowdy that people who do not back sending $40 billion to Ukraine for their war are “pro-Russia.” As a result, Carlson went after the representative.

“Why is Congress so focused on Ukraine, but you can’t find baby formula?” Carlson said. “According to congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas, asking questions like that, or really any questions at all, thinking you are a citizen, makes you’ pro-Russia.’”

“You know, the more I think about it, it takes a lot of gall for or eyepatch McCain to attack moms who are worried about baby formula as pro-Russia.”

Crenshaw spoke with The Daily Caller, responding to the remarks by the host, who was a co-founder of the outlet. 

“You hurl juvenile insults when you know you’ve lost the debate,” Crenshaw said. “I stand by every word I said in my interview with Trey Gowdy.”

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