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Obama: Fox News Makes You Perceive a Different Reality

Obama stated it became clear to him that today, the United States is “more divided than when I first ran for president in 2008.”

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Former President Barack Obama continues to go after Fox News. The ex-commander-in-chief spoke to The 19th, where he stated the proliferation of social media had raised the current political divide in America.

“I think a lot of that has to do with changes in how people get information,” Obama said. “I’ve spoken about this before, but if you watch Fox News, you perceive a different reality than if you read The New York Times. And those differences have been amplified by social media, which allows people to live in bubbles with other people who think like them.”

Obama stated it became clear to him that today, the United States is “more divided than when I first ran for president in 2008.” 

“America has been fractured by a combination of political, cultural, ideological and geographical divisions that seem to be deeper than just differences in policy,” Obama said. 

Despite the divide that he sees in the country, the former president adds that his ex-vice president is the right person to close that divide.

“But if anyone can help bridge our divides, it’s Joe Biden,” Obama said. “He’s spent his life bringing people together. And as president, he’s been focused on beating back the pandemic and rebuilding our economy — ideas that Americans from both parties can support.”

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Clay Travis Criticizes Simone Biles for Withdrawing From Gymnastics Final

Travis criticized Biles’ decision, noting that he felt terrible for her teammates and the alternates who would have stepped up and took her spot.

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Talk radio host Clay Travis is speaking out about the Tokyo Olympic Games and the decision by Simone Biles to withdraw from the gymnastics final.

Travis appeared on the Fox News program Special Report with Bret Baier Tuesday night.

“I think this is a massive issue for the U.S. Women’s gymnastics team that she has decided to quit in the middle of competition,” Travis said. “I have never seen this happen, I don’t think it’s heroic, and I don’t think she should be praised for it.”

Several vital figures came to the defense of Biles, including U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland, who said that she was proud of Biles as a person and an athlete.

Travis criticized Biles’ decision, noting that he felt terrible for her teammates and the alternates who would have stepped up and took her spot.

“If she did not want her spot, she should not have started the competition,” Travis said. “I think quitting during the middle of the competition is the foundational effort level that we expect from all of our Olympic athletes; we want them to give their all.”

Travis co-hosts the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, which is heard on more than 400 affiliates nationwide and distributed by Premiere Networks. 

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Jessica Brown Leaving FOX19 in Cincinnati for Boston

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Jessica Brown has hosted on FOX19 in Cincinnati since 2012.

She recently took to social media and announced that she is leaving WXIX-TV for a new opportunity at WCVB-TV in Boston.

“After 9 years, this will be my last week at FOX19. (So crazy and tough to say) I’ve loved spending my mornings with you, laughing with you and even embarrassingly crying with you, but most importantly sharing with you what’s important and happening in your communities,” she said on her personal Facebook Page.

“It’s bittersweet for sure- If you know me at all you know I’m a believer in being open to the unexpected and really just leaning in and going for it. I’m heading to to Boston, MA for an amazing opportunity at WCVB.”

Per the report, she will co-anchor the noon and 4pm news broadcasts.

Her broadcast career thus far has brought her to Missouri, Atlanta and Cincinnati.

FOX19 has yet to announce a replacement. Brown’s final broadcast is set for Friday.

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Rooting Against Team USA?

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Grant Stinchfield, a host on Newsmax, didn’t mince words as he claimed to be “happy” that Team USA Women’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball lost their Olympic openers in Tokyo.

The self-proclaimed ‘#MAGA Champion’ according to his Twitter bio said he was openly rooting against “Megan Rapinoe and her merry band of America-hating female soccer player.”

He continued by calling Team USA Men’s Basketball a “collection of whiny over-paid social justice warriors,” and a “bunch of anthem kneelers” who are “very hard to root for.”

Justin Baragona – a contributing editor for The Daily Beast – had to recap online.

Baragona pointed out that it wasn’t just Newsmax celebrating America’s defeat either.

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