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Jason Whitlock: Meghan Markle Podcast Numbers Will Go Down

Whitlock was filling in for Glenn Beck Friday when the conversation turned to the Royal Family and the Duchess of Sussex. 

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Blaze TV’s Jason Whitlock was surprised to learn that Meghan Markle briefly grabbed the top position on Spotify’s podcast charts. 

Whitlock was filling in for Glenn Beck Friday when the conversation turned to the Royal Family and the Duchess of Sussex. 

“I guarantee you in a week or two those ratings are going to come down to earth,” said Whitlock. “She probably gets an extra boost because she’s relatively new or brand new as opposed to Joe Rogan.” 

According to The Wrap, Markle’s new podcast “Archetypes” was number one on Spotify charts in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. 

Whitlock said that he doesn’t get America’s appetite for content related to royalty. 

“I thought that was part of the reason we got away from royalty,” he said. “I don’t get the obsession with royalty but I’m also not sitting around rooting for an excruciating death.” 

Whitlock was referring to a recent tweet from a Nigerian Carnegie Mellon professor who drew widespread criticism for her tweet just hours after Queen Elizabeth II passed away. 

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Keith Olbermann: American Journalism ‘Re-Invented’ During Trump Presidency

“The overwriting principle used to be: get a scoop, get in the paper or on the air as soon as possible because that’s your job, and that’s your only actual value to society as well.”

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During his Countdown with Keith Olbermann podcast Friday, the former cable news host slammed a recent opinion from Politico’s John Harris that Americans need more journalists like Maggie Haberman, among others.

Olbermann has been critical of Haberman’s decision to withhold important facts in relation to the former President Donald Trump and save them for her upcoming book rather than report them in The New York Times.

“What Harris does not understand is American ‘journalism’ did re-invent itself,” Olbermann said. “The overwriting principle used to be: get a scoop, get in the paper or on the air as soon as possible because that’s your job, and that’s your only actual value to society as well. It is also — and I speak as somebody who broke a lot of sports news including the Wayne Gretzky trade and Michael Jordan’s first dalliance with a comeback — it is the joy of doing the journalism. You have the story, and nobody else does!”

He continued by saying Harris and Haberman believe the point of American journalism is not to inform the public but rather how much money you can make in the process.

Haberman’s book “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America” is expected to hit bookshelves on Tuesday, October 4th.

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Andrew Cuomo Launches Action Committee, Podcast

Cuomo is joining his brother Chris in the news media world as the politician launches a political action committee and a podcast.

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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is joining his brother Chris in the news media world as the politician is launching a political action committee and a podcast. 

“I am starting a political action committee to elect the right people to office,” Cuomo said (h/t CNN). “We do not need more panderers. We need producers. We need people committed to fight for change and who get results.”

The video also featured familiar criticism of social media, which he has often blamed for fueling the backlash the led to his resignation, which effectively halted state lawmakers’ plans to impeach and remove him from office.

“It’s a Twitter mob, but the mob has power and many politicians and press are afraid to challenge it lest the mob turn on them,” Cuomo added. 

Cuomo’s podcast intends to dive into what he believes is the truth and how the platform will differ from what is already out there. 

“This forum will be different. My intention is to speak the full truth, unvarnished, from the inside out, frank and candid,” Cuomo said. 

“As a person who’s been in the room many times for many years and knows these people and knows their games, and as a person who actually did the job.”

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Sharon Osbourne: Joy Behar Is ‘a Bit Cray-Cray’

Osbourne said television personality Joy Behar came off as a jealous type the first time they met.

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Fox Nation host Sharon Osbourne said television personality Joy Behar came off as a jealous type the first time they met.

Osbourne is starring in a FOX Nation series called To Hell & Back.”

In a conversation with Fox News Digital, Osbourne said Behar rubbed her the wrong way during an encounter at a social function. 

“I met [Joy] once at a social function and she picked up my hand and looked at my wedding ring and said, ‘Oh, my God that’s gaudy,’” Osbourne said. 

“I just think that she’s a bit cray-cray,” she added. 

Osbourne left CBS in 2021 after a stint on “The Talk.” She said she was never approached to sit on “The View.” 

“Can you imagine me on ‘The View?’ I’d be like, ‘You shut up, you shut up,” she said. 

Osbourne left CBS after coming to the defense of Piers Morgan who was critical of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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