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Mark Cuban and Megyn Kelly Spar Over NBA Relationship With China

Cuban claimed that he was OK doing business with China and that the league would have to pick its battles.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban became combative with Megyn Kelly during a podcast Monday after she pressed the billionaire businessman to condemn ethnic cleansing in China.

The NBA has come under fire over the past couple of years for ignoring a common practice in China that consists of the killing of members of unwanted ethnic or religious groups. “”The question remains, why won’t you and the NBA explicitly condemn that?” Kelly asked Cuban.

Cuban told Kelly that he places a priority on “domestic issues” eventually saying that he is against “human rights violations around the world.”

The NBA has been expanding internationally for many years. It is estimated that China generates $500 million dollars in revenue annually for the league. Part of that revenue includes the Chinese technology giant, Tencent’s $1.5 billion deal to be the NBA’s exclusive digital partner.

Cuban claimed that he was OK doing business with China and that the league would have to pick its battles. “”They are a customer of ours, and guess what, Megyn? I’m OK with doing business with China.”

China’s government pulled Houston Rockets merchandise off its shelves and removed some NBA games from state TV after the team’s general manager tweeted support for Hong Kong. The league immediately released a statement calling the tweet “regrettable” 

Cuban also deflected questions about the league’s ratings saying that he did not believe the low numbers produced in the bubble had anything to do with politics. “I just think we don’t have the match-up and the storylines, and we didn’t do a good job promoting it,” he said.

Ratings hit all-time lows with just 5.7 million viewers tuning into Game 5 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat.

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Ryan Kadro Exits The Recount, Cuts Are Reportedly Expected

As a result, cuts are expected in the next few weeks, and its chief content officer Ryan Kadro has left The Recount after coming aboard last October

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Changes are coming to the online media outlet The Recount, as Axios reports that they’re planning to restructure its business. 

As a result, cuts are expected in the next few weeks, and its chief content officer Ryan Kadro has left the company after coming aboard last October, which was announced during an all-staff meeting. 

Furthermore, Axios states that Kadro and their board have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately. The reported reason for these cuts is the reevaluating strategies The Recount is doing as it looks to build a new leadership team. 

Launching in 2019, the outlet had plans to raise money in the near future, but those goals have been put on hold. Kadro, a longtime television news producer, oversaw the company’s day-to-day editorial strategy and programming since coming aboard. 

The Recount focuses on short-form political videos across streaming and social media, and their main focus was on politics. Still, since President Joe Biden took office, the company has widened its emphasis to broader video news as the appetite for political content has waned in the Biden era.

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Fox Nation, Sharon Osbourne Team Up for Four-Part Docuseries

The network said viewers will catch a glimpse at Osbourne’s personal and professional life, highlighting how she found herself in the crosshairs of the cancel culture movement after exiting CBS’s “The Talk.”

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Streaming service Fox Nation will premiere a four-part documentary series about Sharon Osbourne called “Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back.” The series will debut in September.

The network said viewers will catch a glimpse at Osbourne’s personal and professional life, highlighting how she found herself in the crosshairs of the cancel culture movement after exiting CBS’s “The Talk.”

In a statement obtained by Barrett News Media, FOX Nation President Jason Klarman said, “We are excited to be the place that Sharon chose to tell her incredible story.”

The documentary will also include insight and personal stories from her husband, music legend Ozzy Osbourne along with their children, Jack and Kelly Osbourne.

“From her remarkable career as a music manager, to creating television’s first celebrity reality show, to her dramatic exit from The Talk, Sharon will take viewers behind the scenes of it all,” said Klarman.

Previously, Osbourne held roles on several television programs, including NBC’s America’s Got Talent, X-Factor, and The Celebrity Apprentice, among others. Additionally, for more than three decades, she managed several notorious musicians, including Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Electric Light Orchestra, Smashing Pumpkins, and Motorhead. 

“FOX Nation subscribers will have an unbridled look into the toll the cancel culture phenomenon had on my life and career,” Osbourne. “I hope telling my story for the first time will help audiences understand the impact this movement can have on individuals and families.”  

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Elon Musk Is on “War Path” to Rid Twitter of Bots, Trolls

“I’m on the war path!” he concluded. “If somebody is operating a bot and troll army, then I’m definitely their enemy!”

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Elon Musk attended Monday night’s Met Gala, marking the first public appearance since his $44-billion purchase of Twitter, and of course, one of the topics of conversation was his plans for the social media giant.

The Tesla CEO spoke with the Associated Press, laying out his initial plans for Twitter, the first being an inclusive platform where everyone in the United States. 

“The goal that I have, should everything come to fruition with Twitter, is to have a service that is as broadly inclusive as possible where ideally most of America is on it and talking!” Musk said.

“I’m looking for something that’s as broadly inclusive as possible, that’s as trusted as possible as a system, and I hope we are successful in that regard.”

Furthermore, Musk discussed getting rid of bots, spammers, and trolls on the platform, making a pledge to make sure users on Twitter are talking to real people. 

“I’ve also vowed this publicly that we have to get rid of the bots, trolls, scams, and everything,” Musk said. “That’s obviously diminishing the user experience, and we don’t want people to get tricked out of their money.”

“I’m on the war path!” he concluded. “If somebody is operating a bot and troll army, then I’m definitely their enemy!”

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