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Roland Martin: Dan Abrams ‘Owes Me an Apology’ for Putting Tweets Out of Context

Martin could not see the exact tweets cited on-air since there was no monitor in his remote studio and appeared not to recall the context of the remarks.

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Political commentator and television host Roland Martin is going after NewsNation’s Dan Abrams. The two sparred the “defund the police” movement in the wake of President Joe Biden calling for the police to be funded in his State of the Union address during a segment on “Dan Abrams Live.”

Abrams displayed several tweets of Martin’s from recent weeks during the segment. One of them was a reaction to a Black transgender woman, Ju’Zema Goldring, being awarded $1.5 million by a jury after being wrongfully arrested for jaywalking and drug possession, in which he said, “Every cop should be fired.”

Another tweet cited in the interview was Martin saying, “Every cop should be prosecuted for murder,” a reply to an Al Jazeera+ story regarding the killing of Amir Locke by the Minneapolis Police Department.

The NewsNation host and Mediaite founder asked Martin about the tweets during their NewsNation interview. However, only Martin’s comments were shown when airing the tweets, not the stories that resulted in his response.

Martin could not see the exact tweets cited on-air since there was no monitor in his remote studio and appeared not to recall the context of the remarks. Martin requested Abrams for the context of the tweets he responded to, asking, “in response to what?”

“It’s not a response, it’s your tweet, it was an original tweet, it wasn’t a response to somebody else,” Abrams said. 

Martin tweeted screenshots of his tweet and what was shown on-air following the show. He called for Abrams to apologize, saying that the host took his tweets out of context.

Despite the screenshots and calling for an apology, Abrams argued the meaning of his and Martin’s comments remained the same.

Abrams provided further comment on the matter to Mediaitewith the two going back and forth on Twitter. 

“If Roland didn’t mean ‘every cop should be fired,’ he can say that,” Abrams said. “Of course, I wish I had had the actual tweets in hand during the segment and then would have responded to him that his words were on top of a linked story about police misconduct.

“But those words were quoted accurately and still seem unambiguous and much broader than about a single story. But I am always open to criticism, and Roland can certainly come back on the show to do so.”

Martin also had a response to Abrams’ remarks to Mediaite on Twitter. 

“So Dan Abrams-owned site Mediaite has this write-up of our segment, and he CONTINUES to lie about my tweets. He is disingenuous and sounds like a Fox News host,” Martin tweeted.

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Donald Trump Takes Shot at Fox News, Suggests CNN Go Conservative

Trump went after Fox News, saying the news outlet isn’t what it used to be in his eyes.

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Last week, radio host Dinesh D’Souza went after Fox News, claiming that the network is suppressing his new film called “2,000 Mules.” 

“Several Fox hosts want to have me on to discuss the movie but the network is blocking them. Incredibly a ‘news network’ is blocking coverage of the biggest news story in the country!” D’Souza tweeted

Then this past weekend, former President Donald Trump went after Fox News, saying the news outlet isn’t what it used to be in his eyes. Trump spoke out against Fox News, arguing that the network “won’t even show or discuss” the 2020 election fraud documentary “2000 Mules.” 

“Fox News is no longer Fox News,” Trump posted on his TruthSocial account. “They won’t even show or discuss the greatest & most impactful documentary of our time, ‘2000 Mules.’ The Radical Left Democrats are thrilled – They don’t want the TRUTH to get out.”

Furthermore, the former president recommended that CNN “go conservative” and take Fox News’ place as the go-to channel for those looking to consume a new conservative media outlet. 

“CNN should go Conservative and take over the greatest, strongest, and most powerful BASE in U.S. history,” Trump stated. “Nobody is watching CNN’s Fake News now so, as I say, what the hell have they got to lose? Sadly, they’re too stupid to make the change!”

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Stephanie Ruhle Has No Pity for Crypto Investors Amid Decline

Ruhle, a former investment banker, told crypto investors on “Morning Joe” not to expect any government help or relief.

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For those who dabble in cryptocurrency, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle has little sympathy for investors following the last week’s collapse in the value of digital coins.

During a segment on Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” “The 11th Hour” host, a former investment banker, also told crypto investors not to expect any government help or relief. 

She added that they have only themselves to blame for purchasing the unstable currency over more conventional assets.

“Let’s remember: The entire basis of crypto is secrecy. It is decentralization. It’s ‘Don’t tread on me. I don’t want the government. I don’t want establishment,’ so this is very much a ‘Buyer beware’ [situation],” Ruhle said, per Mediaite

On Thursday, Cryptocurrencies crashed following the tumble of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin, with bitcoin plunging to a 16-month low of around $25,400.

Crypto assets have also been swept up in the broad selling of uncertain investments on concerns regarding high inflation and increasing interest rates.

Ruhle stated the fall of the crypto market is distinct from the 2008 recession when large investment companies proceeded to go under and needed to be saved by the government.

“You won’t have institutions at risk here, but millions and millions of individuals, many of whom have never invested in the markets, many of whom have borrowed to bet big in crypto, losing enormous amounts of money, so what’s going to happen?” Ruhle said.

“Are people going to turn around and say, ‘The government needs to help me. I need to be bailed out for this’?”

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Abby Phillip Calls Out Tucker Carlson for Pushing “White Replacement” Theory

Phillip is calling out Carlson for pushing the “White replacement” conspiracy theory, which alleged Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron glorified in a manifesto.

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In the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, CNN’s Abby Phillip is calling out Fox News host Tucker Carlson for pushing the “White replacement” conspiracy theory, which alleged shooter Payton Gendron glorified in a manifesto.

Phillip moderated a panel on “Inside Politics Sunday” where she conjured Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s (R-IL) callout of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for promoting the far-right conspiracy theory. The theory pushes the notion that there is a scheme to replace White people with immigrants. 

“Over the weekend, Adam Kinzinger highlighted the no. 3 Republican in the house, Elise Stefanik’s use of the White replacement theory,” Phillip said. 

“In an ad, he wrote, ‘Did you know Stefanik pushes white replacement theory? The no. 3 in the House GOP, Liz Cheney, got removed for demanding the truth. The Republican leader should be asked about this.”

Furthermore, she stated that the politician isn’t the only one pushing this plot, leading to her criticism of Carlson. 

“It’s not just Elise Stefanik. If you watch Fox News, this is the mainstay of their primetime hours. Tucker Carlson discusses it in sometimes euphemistic form, but not really all that euphemistic,” Phillip added. 

“This policy is called the great replacement, the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from far away countries.”

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