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Tucker Carlson’s Interview With Tony Bobulinski Draws Huge Audience

Carlson’s interview with Bobulinski topped the heavily promoted season premiere of NBC’s “This Is Us” to finish as the No. 3 program in all of television on Tuesday, finishing behind only FOX’s World Series Game 6 and NBC’s “The Voice.”

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Nearly eight million people tuned in for a Fox News exclusive interview Tuesday with a former business associate of Hunter Biden who claims the Biden family ignored concerns Joe Biden’s alleged ties to his son’s business dealings could hurt his shot to become president.

Tucker Carlson host of Tucker Carlson Tonight sat down with retired U.S. Navy lieutenant  Tony Bobulinski who said he raised concerns to Jim Biden nearly three years ago about Joe Biden’s alleged ties to a possible joint venture with a Chinese energy firm. 

DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told the network that the story is getting the silent treatment on other mainstream networks. “Of course, there are lots of stories that need to be covered in the busy 2020 news agenda, but the total omission of Bobulinski’s accusations is curious, to say the least.”

Carlson’s interview with Bobulinski topped the heavily promoted season premiere of NBC’s “This Is Us” to finish as the No. 3 program in all of television on Tuesday, finishing behind only FOX’s World Series Game 6 and NBC’s “The Voice.” 

Nearly two million people in the “money demographic” of adults age 25-54, tuned in to the show. Tuesday’s show was Carlson’s most watched show of 2020.” “It is pretty much a 100 percent blackout of the Bobulinski story in the traditional media,” McCall said.

While CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post chose not to run the story, six-million people stuck around to watch Hannity following the blockbuster interview.

“Odds are that most mainstream media outlets are devoting very few reporting resources, if any, to the Bobulinski story,” McCall added. “It would seem those outlets could at least be investigating the accusations to try to prove them invalid.”Fox News’ primetime lineup finished October with the highest-rated month in cable news history – beating primetime TV heavyweights such as ABC’s “The Bachelorette” in the process.

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Jen Psaki: I Never Encourage Protests Outside of Chief Justices’ Homes

A University of Chicago journalist asked Jen Psaki if she regrets encouraging people to protest outside the Supreme Court Justices’ homes.

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A University of Chicago journalist went full “Peter Doocy mode” on former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki during a forum at the school Wednesday.

According to a transcript published on Mediate, Daniel Schmidt asked Psaki if she regrets encouraging people to protest outside of the Supreme Court Justices’ homes in the wake of the leaked draft opinion that purports to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Let me first say because I think facts matter and facts are important,” Psaki said. “I never encouraged anyone to protest. I encouraged them to engage peacefully, and to do it without violence, without threats, and without intimidation.”  

According to The Hill, Protesters have gathered at the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Samuel Alito. 

“If they’re breaking the law, of course, they shouldn’t do that. And I also said that, too. Thank you for your question!” Psaki added.

Last month, another University of Chicago student confronted CNN host Brian Stelter regarding the network’s role in disseminating alleged fake news.

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Sinclair CEO Says Political Environment Is “Very Good for Our Business”

Sinclair’s CEO, Chris Ripley, offered his perspective on political ads at the MoffettNathanson 9th Annual Media and Communications Summit.

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The midterm elections are here, and according to one television executive, it’s the best time considering the amount of political advertisement money pouring into stations at the local and national. 

One key beneficiary of that cash inflow is Sinclair Broadcast Group, the No. 2 owner of local TV stations in the U.S. The company’s CEO, Chris Ripley, offered his perspective on political ads at the MoffettNathanson 9th Annual Media and Communications Summit.

“Some of these primary races are crazy,” Ripley said, per Deadline. “On the one hand, I lament that we’re in the political environment that we are. On the other hand, it’s very good for our business.”

Ripley used an example to make a point with his claim, citing U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance who won his primary race after spending a heavy amount ont television ads. 

Furthermore, the television executive adds that the $75 million spent on TV ads for the primary was 40 times more than what was spent on the primary in the last election. Ripley also added that spending on ballots is also up and should continue to increase as issues like abortion and legal gambling arise. 

“More and more issues are going on direct ballots,” he said. “With what’s going on with abortion rights, that’s going to just even add to that category.” Legalizing sports betting or cannabis are other issues generating significant ad spending.

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NBC News Correspondent Pete Williams to Retire

Williams will remain with NBC News through July before calling it a career. 

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NBC News has announced Justice Department and Supreme Court correspondent Pete Williams will be retiring from the company. The reporter has been with the network for nearly three decades and has been at the forefront of many breaking news stories in Washington, DC. 

“Pete has been one of the nation’s foremost authorities covering the Supreme Court and the Department of Justice for nearly three decades,” NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said in a memo to staff

“His career has been defined by his reputation for accuracy, reliability, and unmatched expertise in the subjects he covers.” 

Williams has covered various topics for NBC News, including the court cases dealing with the Affordable Care Act and marriage equality. Earlier this year, the correspondent was the one who reported the news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer would retire at the end of the current term.

“In short, for generations of NBC News reporters, working alongside Pete has been a daily masterclass in journalism. But perhaps more importantly, it has been a masterclass in what it means to be a good colleague,” Oppenheim added.

“Pete’s decency, kindness, and generosity are unmatched. For those that know Pete well, it’s his warmth, humor, wit, and compassion that will be missed most.”

Williams will remain with NBC News through July before calling it a career. 

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