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FOX Nation Airing Docuseries on the Most Influential American Families

In a news release Thursday, the streaming network said that “American Dynasty” will share the stories of families who have become synonymous with power.

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Eight of the most influential American families will take center stage in a new docuseries produced and distributed by FOX Nation. In a news release Thursday, the streaming network said that “American Dynasty” will share the stories of families who have become synonymous with power.

Along the way, viewers will hear from David Rockefeller, great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller Sr., Ben du Pont, great-grandson of Lammot du Pont, Patrick J. Kennedy, author, and son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and late-night icon Jay Leno.

The series will feature commentary from Fox News hosts Dana Perino, Bret Baier, Karl Rove, and Larry Kudlow. The series premieres Monday, June 27th, with a look at the Vanderbilts. Cornelius “The Commodore” Vanderbilt rose to own one of the biggest shipping and railroad empires in America.

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Episode Two: The Rockefellers
John D. Rockefeller started with one kerosene refinery in Cleveland, Ohio. Within 15 years, it became Standard Oil, the largest oil producer in the world. After conquering the fuel industry, the Rockefellers gave much of their wealth away and dedicated their lives to philanthropy.
 
Episode Three: The Fords
Henry Ford was an American pioneer who revolutionized the automobile, the assembly line production method and brought cars to millions of American families. However, in his personal life, he was far from perfect. American television icon and car collector and connoisseur Jay Leno will share insight on this famed family.
 
Episode Four: The Gettys
J. Paul Getty made billions of dollars in the oil industry, rising to become the “richest man in the world.” At the peak of his success, his grandson was kidnapped, and the $17 million ransom was less than he was making daily, but would he pay it?
 
Episode Five: The du Ponts
Since 1802, the du Pont Company has supplied gunpowder to militaries worldwide. But when young Lammot du Pont pushed the company to get out of the business of war, it set off a conflict that transformed not only the family but the American industry for generations.
 
Episode Six: The Morgans
Junius Morgan and his son JP arrived on Wall Street in the 1860s. By the end of the century, the House of Morgan controlled many of America’s biggest industries, including the railways and US Steel. Through wars and recessions, the Morgan family dominated Wall Street and represented capitalism in America.
   
Episode Seven: The Kennedys
Joe Kennedy is the grandson of Irish immigrants who, after graduating from Harvard, conquered Wall Street and Hollywood. When his political career was cut short, he focused on his children – one became president, while the rest dedicated their lives to public service.
 
Episode Eight: The Bushes
The Bushes are one of America’s oldest families. They are known more for their genteel manners and success in business than for politics. So when war hero George H.W. Bush decided he wanted to run for president, was the family name enough to ensure victory? 

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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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