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“Dan Abrams Live” Moving to 9 P.M. Time Slot

The show is moving to 9 p.m. after occupying the 8 p.m. hour since launching in September.

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Dan Abrams’ prime time program on NewsNation, “Dan Abrams Live,” will have a new timeslot. 

The show is moving to 9 p.m. after occupying the 8 p.m. hour since launching in September. According to TV Newser, the change goes into effect on Monday, February 28th. 

“Moving to 9 p.m. ET will expose Dan and his show to millions of new viewers at a time when the cable news landscape is going through a lot of transition, with a number of schedule changes and anchor realignment underway,” NewsNation president of News Michael Corn said in a statement.

Abrams hopes to take advantage of the time slot, considering MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is on hiatus working on other projects. Meanwhile, CNN has yet to find a permanent host for that hour following the firing of anchor Chris Cuomo. 

“This is very exciting but just the beginning,” Abrams said in a statement to Mediaite. “We have seen ratings growth every month since I started in late September, including 46 percent from December to January, but this show and the network are new.”

“So we have a ways to go, but I am convinced that we are growing for a reason, that there is a politically moderate audience tired of the extremism and outrage machines currently offered on cable news in prime time.”

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Bill Melugin Details What He Saw at Robb Elementary School

Melugin left his regular assignment covering the crisis at the Southern Border to cover a mass school shooting

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Fox News reporter Bill Melugin left his regular assignment covering the crisis at the Southern Border to cover a mass school shooting that left at least 21 people dead in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.  

Melugin spent hours appearing on the network’s primetime lineup reporting from the scene. The correspondent addressed rumors that the shooting at the school began as a border patrol chase. 

“We’re not hearing anything about a chase, there were rumors flying around that this was a sort of border patrol chase, I have not heard anything of the sort, I have not confirmed any of that information and have no reason to believe any of those rumors are credible at this moment,” he said. 

Melugin described what he saw at Robb Elementary School and the scene inside the school. 

” We went in, there is a room full of parents, a private room where they are waiting on information for their loved ones, some are walking the hallways, some are crying, hugging, emotional, some have been given horrible news,” Melugin said. “There is a room full of parents necessary there waiting on information.”

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Wolf Blitzer Slams the Availability of “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

Blitzer criticized the availability of what he termed “weapons of mass destruction.”

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A shooter in Uvalde, Texas, walked into a school and opened fire, killing 21 people, including 19 children and two adults, on Tuesday. CNN host Wolf Blitzer reacted to the tragedy in “The Situation Room.”

According to a transcript published on Breitbart, Blitzer criticized the availability of what he termed “weapons of mass destruction.”

“Every time there is an incident like this, you hear about efforts to deal with mentally unstable people who can certainly go out there and buy a weapon of mass destruction, go out there and buy a gun or rifle or some sort of assault-type weapon and go to there and eventually start killing wonderful, wonderful, people.”

According to the Associated Press, Tuesday’s attack on Robb Elementary School was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut.

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Lachlan Murdoch: Being In the News Business Brings A lot of Heat

The head of Fox News is speaking out about the narrative that his network is too divisive

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The head of Fox News is speaking out about the narrative that his network is too divisive. CEO Lachlan Murdoch told Axios that the network gets a lot of heat because of its perpetual top-ranked status. 

“I think when you’re in the news business, and you’re number one … you get a lot of heat and it just comes with the territory,” said Murdoch. 

Left-leaning pundits have been strongly opposed to Tucker Carlson’s comments about illegal immigration. The New York Times  published a report explaining how Carlson had “stoked white fear to conquer cable news.” 

New York Senator Chuck Schumer recently sent a letter to Fox News demanding the network fire Carlson for sharing what some are calling “great replacement theory.” That letter was sent days after a white shooter walked into a Buffalo grocery store and murdered 10 people. 

“You’ve got to kind of realize what it is and how some of it is a very organized kind of attack — very coordinated — but it is what it is,” Murdoch said. 

Following the Buffalo shooting incident, protestors descended upon Fox News headquarters in New York City to protest the network’s primetime hosts. 

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