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Symone Sanders Named Chief Spokesperson for VP-Elect Kamala Harris

The Omaha native previously served as a senior advisor for Joe Biden’s campaign.

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Vice President – elect Kamala Harris named Symone Sanders senior advisor and chief spokesperson last week. The outspoken Sanders has made a name for herself going head-to-head with pundits and critics leading up to the 2020 election.

The Omaha native previously served as a senior advisor for Joe Biden’s campaign. RT America host Steve Malzberg believes that Sanders could end up being named Biden’s press secretary.

“But that position has gone to Jen Psaki so Miss Sanders will have to settle for a role with a much lower profile, chief spokesperson and senior advisor to Kamala Harris,” said Malzberg.

Malzberg questioned whether Sanders will be able to maintain a “lower profile” given her penchant for past dramatic on-screen confrontations. Sanders is known for her ability to stand her ground.

During a 2015 meeting with the press, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders became irritated when reporters asked him why his press secretary, then Symone Sanders, told them that they could not ask about ISIS. Sanders took questions exclusively from the local media during the presser.

“Alright, what about ISIS, guys?” Sanders said. “How often do these people talk about issues that we talked about today? Of course, I will talk about ISIS. But today what we’re talking about is we’re talking about a community where half of the people don’t have jobs. We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable.”

Malzberg cited several examples of how Sanders can “turn up the on-screen temperature.” During a panel discussion on CNN with Kenneth Cuccinelli, President Senate Conservatives Fund, she shouted at Cuccinelli who became so frustrated with her tenacity that he told her to “shut up.” Sanders shouted back, “you don’t get to tell me to shut up on national television.”

Malzberg said what prompted him to highlight Harris’ selection of Sanders was what she said shortly after the election in 2016. “In my opinion we don’t need white people leading the Democratic party right now,” said Sanders. Malzberg called Sanders’ statement “racist.”

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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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