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Glenn Beck: More Americans Turning To TikTok For News

Syndicated radio host Glenn Beck said on Friday that TikTok is quickly becoming the source of news in the United States.

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Syndicated radio host Glenn Beck said Tik Tok is quickly becoming the source of news in the United States. On Friday, he criticized the platform and warned his listeners that the algorithms for Chinese Tik Tok are significantly different from the American version.  

According to Statista.com, in 2021, Tik Tok had approximately 86.9 million users in the United States. 

“I’ve never seen anyone with a clue on Tik Tok,” said Beck. “The algorithm here shows us stupid people and shows us doing stupid things. The algorithm in China highlights young people doing amazing things.” 

TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance and was launched in 2017. A few years later. The Verge reported that the platform reached two billion downloads. 

Beck stated that the Chinese government is intentionally shifting its algorithmic patterns to train Chinese consumers to think and demand better for themselves. 

“Is there possibly a warning sign when 24 percent of young people get their news from Tik Tok?” Co-host Steve Burguiere aka Stu said. “Do you think that can have any negative consequences on our future?” 

“People trust other people more than they trust the media. People feel like they want to get their news from someone like them, closest to the situation,” Beck added.

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Stephanie Miller: ‘I’m So Sick of Everybody Injecting Their One Issue Into Anything in the News’

“And, of course, the anti-vaxxers were all over this.”

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Over the weekend, actor Matthew Perry died after he was unresponsive in his hot tub. While authorities have not yet listed an official cause of death, it didn’t take long for conspiracy theorists to blame the COVID-19 vaccine. Stephanie Miller didn’t want to hear about it.

During the pandemic, Perry, like many celebrities, encouraged people to get vaccinated. As a result, the vaccine talk is now a topic of discussion surrounding his death. 

Nonetheless, Miller slammed those who attempt to integrate their one key issue into every news topic, from Perry’s death to the recent mass shooting in Maine.

“I’m so sick of everybody injecting their one issue into anything in the news,” Miller said on Monday’s Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Podcast.” 

“And, of course, the anti-vaxxers were all over this. ‘Oh, it’s because [Perry] had the vaccine.’ You’re like, ‘Oh, my God.’ Someone with a known lifelong struggle with addiction that he talked very openly about to help other people.”

Furthermore, Miller noted that while discussing mass shootings with Fred Guttenberg, she stated that someone tweeted at her saying, “Oh, you want us to have empathy for you? You don’t care about the 2,000 dead Palestinian children.”

Miller replied, confused and frustrated, since their discussion wasn’t about the Middle East. “I’m like, ‘Oh my God. What?’ He didn’t say anything about the Middle East, right?”

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Bill O’Reilly: CBS News is Doing Political Favors in Exchange for Access

“Both CBS and the White House gain, so let’s keep things nice so we can do it again. Y’all come back now, ya hear?”

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Vice President Kamala Harris did a sit-down interview with 60 Minutes Sunday. Longtime cable news host Bill O’Reilly wasn’t impressed with what he saw.

During his O’Reilly Morning Update Tuesday, the 77 WABC host argued that Harris fielded softball questions from her CBS News interviewer, and said there is a reason for that.

“Vice President Kamala Harris got a pretty soft ride on 60 Minutes Sunday. Correspondent Bill Whitaker was basically gentle in his questioning, allowing Ms. Harris to dodge her unpopularity in the polls and utter failure on border policy,” O’Reilly said. “But that wasn’t even important because most intelligent people will understand that Ms. Harris has no answers across the board, as they say in Texas, she’s ‘All hat. No cattle.'”

He continued by noting that Harris is working as a quasi-human shield for President Joe Biden, which wasn’t lost on viewers.

“The most interesting part of the chat which was rather dull, is the timing. To 60 minutes crew had to know that Kamala was offered because President Biden is in trouble. Whitaker’s script focused on how involved the Vice President is with the administration’s decisions,” said Bill O’Reilly.

“She’s very, very, very engaged with everything and don’t you forget it. The interview of Kamala Harris is network news standard issue these days. Both CBS and the White House gain, so let’s keep things nice so we can do it again. Y’all come back now, ya hear?”

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Mark Arum: Covering the News is Keeping Me Awake at Night

“A mob storming a plane demanding to see passports and checking to see who is Jewish so they could kill them? That’ll keep you up at night.”

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Recent news developments haven’t been overly positive. 95.5 WSB’s Mark Arum admitted discussing world events every day is having an effect on his personal life.

During The Mark Arum Show, the Atlanta midday host shared that he’s usually kept awake at night by thinking about things he needs to accomplish in his personal life. But recent events around the globe — including the back-and-forth attacks between Hamas and Israel and the reaction Jewish people are receiving because of them — have him thinking about the bigger picture.

“College protesters trapped some Jewish students inside the library at Cornell. Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Europe demanding death to Jews and to Israel. I discussed last week how the gaslighting is going on claiming that Israel is attempting genocide. And now that the new phrase is ‘ethnic cleansing’. Israel’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ the Gaza Strip. Just horrendous gaslighting,” said Arum.

“So while normally I toss and turn — I can’t shut off my brain about why I can’t believe we got to turn the heat on already the gas bill is going to be crazy or I gotta pull the weeds out of the backyard, that kind of stuff which keeps a mind racing — I eventually can get through that. I couldn’t get through it last night,” Arum admitted. “A mob storming a plane demanding to see passports and checking to see who is Jewish so they could kill them? That’ll keep you up at night.”

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