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Rupert Murdoch: Donald Trump Keeps the U.S. Focused “On the Past”

Trump and Fox News have been at odds ever since the network decided to call Arizona for President Joe Biden in the last election.

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Former President Donald Trump has discussed possibly running again for office in 2024. 

However, News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch stated during the annual meeting of News Corp stockholders that Trump prevents conservatives from moving the nation’s political discussion forward. 

Murdoch adds the former president keeps the country focusing “on the past.” “The current American political debate is profound, whether about education or welfare or economic opportunity,” Murdoch said. 

“It is crucial that conservatives play an active, forceful role in that debate, but that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past. The past is the past, and the country is now in a contest to define the future.”

Trump and Fox News have been at odds ever since the network decided to call Arizona for President Joe Biden in the last election. Murdoch’s comments will likely reach the former president, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he decided to respond. 

Murdoch wasn’t only calling out Trump; the Fox News CEO accused Facebook and Google of trying to “silence conservative voices.”

“Both of these issues highlight the fundamental need for algorithmic transparency,” Murdoch said. “The idea falsely promoted by the platforms that algorithms are somehow objective and solely scientific is complete nonsense.”

“Algorithms are subjective, and they can be manipulated by people to kill competition and damage other people, publishers, and businesses. What we have seen in the past few weeks about the practices at Facebook and Google surely reinforces the need for significant reform.”

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NBC News Names Allie Raffa Its Capitol Hill Correspondent

Raffa steps into her new role on Monday, Jan. 24.

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NBC News has a new Capitol Hill correspondent as the network has announced Allie Raffa will take over the role. Raffa comes over from NBC 7 San Diego, where she was a general assignment reporter for the television station.

“Raffa arrives at Capitol Hill from NBC’s San Diego affiliate, where she covered a wide range of stories from Southern California, including the state’s pandemic recovery, the recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom, and the latest from the U.S.-Mexico border,” Ken Strickland, NBC News Washington bureau chief, said in a statement provided by TV Newser.  

The move to national news isn’t a strange one as Raffa spent five years at Fox News, where she was an associate producer on “Fox News Sunday” and assistant to Chris Wallace.

“Life Update! So incredibly honored and excited to return to DC as NBC News’ stellar Capitol Hill team’s newest correspondent!” Raffa tweeted

Raffa started her journalism career at the South Florida Times and CBS Miami affiliate WFOR, covering the courthouses behind the scenes in South Florida. 

She steps into her new role on Monday, Jan. 24.

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Maity Interiano Named Weekend Co-anchor for Univision

Interiano joins Felix de Bedout as co-anchor of the evening newscast airing Saturdays and Sundays on Univision at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

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Changes are continuing at Univision as the network has named Maity Interiano co-anchor in Weekend Edition of “Noticiero Univision.” 

Interiano joins Felix de Bedout as co-anchor of the evening newscast airing Saturdays and Sundays on Univision at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning on Saturday. Her first broadcast comes this weekend, on January 22. 

“We are pleased to welcome Maity Interiano to the weekend evening edition of our national newscast, “Noticiero Univision,” said Leopoldo Gomez, president of Univision News.

“She is a highly talented, driven, skilled, award-winning journalist with a deep passion for the community we serve. She will help us advance our mission of informing and empowering Hispanic America.”

Interiano has served as a reporter, correspondent, and host of Univision’s flagship Daytime program “Despierta América,” “UNews,” and “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital.

Last week, the network announced that León Krauze would depart KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles after a decade to co-anchor the network’s “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” alongside journalist Patricia Janiot.

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Tori Yorgey Is “Just a Little Sore” After Car Incident

After the incident went viral, Yorgey went on Twitter to thank you for the well wishes and let those who were worried that she was indeed okay. 

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This week, WSAZ-TV reporter Tori Yorgey had an eventful night while giving her live weather report. 

During the broadcast, anchor Tim Irr tossed it over to Yorgey, but a car hit her before providing the information. Yorgey would get up right away and reiterated that she was okay. 

“Oh my God, I just got hit by a car, but I’m okay. I just got hit by a car, but I’m okay, Tim,” Yorgey said. “I’m okay; we’re all good. I’m okay; yeah, that’s live tv for you; it’s all good. I actually got hit by a car in college like that too.”

After the incident went viral, Yorgey went on Twitter to thank you for the well wishes and let those who were worried that she was indeed okay. 

“Wow. I am flattered by the kindness and well wishes. I am feeling fine, just a little sore! Thank you all so much,” Yorgey tweeted

“For the record [Tim Irr] couldn’t see what was happening in that moment. He is one of the kindest people I know and was first to call to check on me.”

Some wondered why Irr didn’t show much of a reaction after his colleague was struck by the car. The anchor took to Twitter to clarify that those in the news station only received the audio from the live report. 

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