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Michele Tafoya: I Was Ambushed on “The Dan Le Batard Show”

Tafoya stated that she felt “absolutely ambushed,” as she recounted her interview with the former ESPN radio host during an appearance on Fox News’ “Gutfeld!”

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Football sideline reporter turned podcast host Michele Tafoya, who’s now with Salem Podcast Network, appeared last week on “The Dan Le Batard Show.”

Tafoya stated that she felt “absolutely ambushed,” as she recounted her interview with the former ESPN radio host during an appearance on Fox News’ “Gutfeld!”

While on the podcast, she was asked about her “right-wing” views, leading to a heated discussion, touching on various topics such as critical race theory in schools and Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill.

“I was invited onto a podcast recently, and I was invited with this ‘We wanna talk about your great career and your new podcast … Is it okay if we talk to you for about 30 or 40 minutes?’” Tafoya told host Greg Gutfeld, per Mediaite.

“It was someone I knew from my past,” she revealed. “So I said, okay. Yeah, the second I got on, BAM, was ambushed with ‘You’re anti-CRT, You’re a racist. You cannot read the Florida law without it being a homopho — I mean, I was absolutely ambushed!”

The podcast interview featured two contrasting views, but both Le Batard and Tafoya noted during the podcast they’re both in the middle than the far left or right. 

“I think I’m in the middle, and you think you are in the middle, and I’m looked at as far Left, and you’re looked at as far-Right? When all I look at is — man, our leadership everywhere stinks. The Republicans seem ruthless to me, and the Democrats seem weak, and none of them represent me,” LeBatard said.

“Well, that’s — then I wouldn’t say that you are on the far Left. And I wouldn’t — I don’t know who sees me on the far-Right. I mean, I’m a pro-choice libertarian. I don’t know how that makes me far-Right,” Tafoya responded. 

“All I am is a fiscal conservative who really wants America to come together and for people to be able to realize their potentials and not be told that they’re oppressed or that they are an oppressor.”

Following this exchange, it’s when the discussion turned tense, leading to what Tafoya called an ambush. 

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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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