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Jimmy Kimmel Takes Swipe at NBC for Trump Town Hall

Jimmy Kimmel escalated his feud with NBC on his late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” when he criticized the network for giving into President Trump’s demands and air a town hall with him at the same time as Joe Biden’s.

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On Thursday night, President Trump held a town hall meeting on the networks of NBC Universal, which coincided with Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden, who was hosting his town hall meeting on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel escalated his feud with NBC on his late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” when he criticized the network for giving into President Trump’s demands and air a town hall with him at the same time as Joe Biden’s.

“Presidential debate number two was scheduled for this evening, but instead we got two dueling town halls—Joe Biden on ABC, Donald Trump on NBC,” Kimmel said.

“NBC pulled a very sneaky move. After Trump refused to participate in a virtual debate, they swooped in and gave him his own hour opposite Joe Biden. While many are wondering why NBC would schedule this at the same time as Biden’s town hall instead of on another night—or even just in another time slot so we could see what both candidates have to say—the answer to the question is: NBC sucks.”

Kimmel concluded his monologue by taking one final shot at NBC. “You should never watch that channel. It was a real Peacock-block, is what it was,” Kimmel said.

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Jake Tapper Draws Criticism for Comment About Veteran Congressman

The exchange drew the ire of veterans around the country, many of whom questioned Tapper’s patriotism.

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CNN’s Jake Tapper is getting pushback for a comment he made about a Republican senator who lost his legs fighting for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

Rep. Brian Mast questioned whether those who broke in and damaged the U.S. Capitol last week did so at the direction of President Trump.

“Has any one of those individuals who brought violence on this Capitol been brought here to answer whether they did that because of our president,” said Mast.

Tapper responded by saying, “Congressman Brian Mast, a Republican from Florida, who lost his legs, by the way, fighting for democracy abroad, although I don’t know … about his commitment to it here in the United States.”

The Daily Caller posted Tapper’s comment, instantly sending the clip viral.

“I lost two legs for @jaketapper’s right to say whatever the hell he wants,” tweeted Mast.

“You’re a hero for your service and I’m grateful,” Tapper tweeted in a reply to Mast’s tweet.

The exchange drew the ire of veterans around the country, many of whom questioned Tapper’s patriotism.

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Tom Hanks to Host Biden Inauguration Night TV Special

The show, called Celebrating America, will honor frontline workers, teachers, and health care workers. It will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

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Tom Hanks will host a national television special on inauguration evening featuring President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with performances from Justin Timberlake and Jon Bon Jovi and others. 

Details of the show were first reported by Politico and confirmed by a Presidential Inaugural Committee official to CNN

The show, called Celebrating America, will honor frontline workers, teachers, and health care workers. It will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST. 

“Our first priority is safety — so while many of us will be watching safely from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans,” said PIC CEO Tony Allen. 

Washington, D.C. officials have urged people not to travel into the city to view the inauguration which is set to take place on January 20. 

The Pentagon has authorized up to 15,000 National Guard troops to meet current and future requests for Biden’s inauguration next week in the wake of bloodshed at the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday. 

The special will be streamed live on PIC social media channels: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNow from Fox, and AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse will also be carrying the program live. 

After Biden and Harris are sworn in to office next Wednesday at a significantly scaled-down ceremony, there will be a virtual parade that features performances in communities across the country.

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Peter Doocy Named New FOX News White House Correspondent

Despite coming aboard as a White House correspondent, Doocy has covered Biden’s campaign since the former vice president announced his candidacy.

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Peter Doocy will become the next White House correspondent to cover President-elect Joe Biden’s administration for Fox News.

Doocy will begin his role on Inauguration Day as he takes over for John Roberts, who plans to host a daily news program called “America Reports” along with Sandra Smith. He will join fellow White House correspondent Kristin Fisher, who will remain in her role reporting on the president.

Despite coming aboard as a White House correspondent, Doocy has covered Biden’s campaign since the former vice president announced his candidacy.

“Peter’s affable nature, tireless work ethic and dedication to advancing the story on the campaign trail further enhanced our reporting throughout the historic 2020 election cycle,” Wallace said.

Jay Wallace, the president and executive editor of the conservative network, stated the confidence he has in Doocy and Fisher will “provide our viewers with informative insights” from the Biden administration. Last month, the president-elect criticized Doocy, where he called him “one-horse pony” after the correspondent asked about the federal investigation into Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

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