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Roland Martin: Fox News Gave Kayne West ‘All The White Validation He Needs’

“So Kanye West goes on Fox News, sits down with Tucker Carlson, and oh my lord the folks at Fox News just praised him up and down.”

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Kanye West was a prominent figure on Fox News last week, before tweeting he was going to go “death con 3 on Jewish people” in a tweet. Many commentators noted the increase in coverage of West on Fox News. Rapper Charlamagne Tha God has been one of West’s largest critics, and digital news host Roland Martin pointed out a perceived hypocrisy from Fox News around its coverage of West.

“I told y’all when that fool wore his little White Lives Matter shirt with that other dumbass Candace Owens I wasn’t wasting my time with those fools. But I told y’all what happens when you give folks attention. So Kanye West goes on Fox News, sits down with Tucker Carlson, and oh my lord the folks at Fox News just praised him up and down. Called this man a genius and incredible,” Martin said before saying “the white nationalists at Fox News gave him (West) all the white validation he needs”.

Martin then aired a clip compiled by MediaMatters that featured Jeannie Pirro, Will Cain, Carlson, Joe Concha, Jason Whitlock, and Greg Gutfeld, among others, praising West for speaking out about conservative issues.

It then shifted to how Fox News discussed the tweet West sent out saying he would go attack Jewish people, making the puzzling claim he couldn’t be labeled as Anti-Semitic because black people are also Jewish.

“Did you all hear how these folks just lost their mind? Kanye’s like Black Jesus to them. They were just beside themselves with praise. Then things changed when he dropped this tweet. That didn’t sit too well with the folks on Instagram or Twitter, so he got thrown into jail on Instagram and on Twitter. But the thing that to me is just hilarious is to watch how these folks are just running and back-tracking.”

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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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