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Kari Lake Leaving KSAZ in Phoenix

“The media needs more balance in coverage and a wider range of viewpoints represented in every newsroom, at every level and in each position.”

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An award-winning Phoenix news anchor said she is leaving her television station job after 22 years because she does not like contributing to the fear and division in this country. Kari Lake began her career as a reporter at KSAZ Fox-10 in the early 1990’s.

“Sadly, journalism has changed a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom – and I’ll be honest: I don’t like the direction it’s going,” said Lake. “The media needs more balance in coverage and a wider range of viewpoints represented in every newsroom, at every level and in each position.”

In 2019, Lake dropped the F-bomb on a Facebook Live that appeared to be started too early. She was referring to Phoenix News Times who she later called “a rag for selling marijuana.”

Lake explained that her decision did not come without serious thought. “It’s been a serious struggle for me, and I no longer want to do this job anymore. So, I’ve decided the time is right to do something else and I’m leaving Fox 10.”

Lake also explained that the media’s bias, dishonestly and encouragement of fear and division has robbed her of the pride she once took in her profession.

“In the past few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I am sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way. I found myself reading news copy that I did not believe was fully truthful – or only told part of the story.”

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Dr. Fauci’s MSNBC Appearance Draws Jeers From Across the Political Spectrum

Former NFL quarterback Matt Leinart urged Fauci to “get off the airwaves” via Twitter while Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows linked to the clip and said Democrats had “zero intention of giving back their newfound control, even if you’re vaccinated.”

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Critics of White House adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted with disdain and distrust following his appearance on MSNBC Sunday. Fauci told host Mehdi Hasan that it is still not acceptable for Americans to eat indoors even if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

“For the simple reason that level of infection, the dynamics of infection in the community are still really disturbingly high,” said Fauci. “If you are vaccinated, please remember that you still have to be careful and not get involved in crowded situations, particularly indoors where people are not wearing masks.”

Former NFL quarterback Matt Leinart urged Fauci to “get off the airwaves” via Twitter while Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows linked to the clip and said Democrats had “zero intention of giving back their newfound control, even if you’re vaccinated.” 

Hasan reminded Fauci that he once said Americans had “no need” to wear masks like Asian countries had been doing.

Fauci told Hasan that he made those comments because at the time there was a mask shortage and they needed to save them for health care workers, they had no evidence that masks worked, and he and his fellow White House task force members did not know asymptomatic people were spreading the virus.

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Matt Gaetz Demands Retraction from CNN

The network’s report suggested that Trump and other Republicans are distancing themselves from Gaetz amid concerns that he broke sexual trafficking laws by having sex with a 17-year-old girl.

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Embattled congressman Matt Gaetz is demanding a retraction from CNN after the network said that former President Donald Trump refused to meet with him. Gaetz is reportedly the target of a federal sex trafficking investigation.

Gaetz took to social media to defend himself from the report which he called a lie. “No such meeting was denied nor sought. … When can we expect a retraction?” he tweeted.

The network’s report suggested that Trump and other Republicans are distancing themselves from Gaetz amid concerns that he broke sexual trafficking laws by having sex with a 17-year-old girl.

Gaetz has denied the claims, saying they are part of an attempt to exort $25 million from his family.

“This @CNN story is complete fake news,” said Trump’s top aide Jason Miller. “No such scheduling or meeting request was ever made, and therefore, it could never have been declined. Take note that this story has zero on-the-record sources. It’s literally made-up.”

CNN’s report, citing two people familiar with the matter, said Gaetz, one of Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress, tried to arrange a meeting after news of the investigations first broke, but aides for the ex-commander-in-chief advised against it.

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ABC News to Appoint CBS News Executive VP as President

Godwin has spent the last 14 years at CBS, and will replace James Goldston, who stated on Jan. 28 he was departing the position and ABC News after a seven-year stint with the network.

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ABC News will have a new president as Disney, its parent company, will soon name CBS News executive vice president Kimberly Godwin to the position, per NBC News. According to the report, both parties involved are in the last stages of negotiating her contract.

Godwin has spent the last 14 years at CBS, and will replace James Goldston, who stated on Jan. 28 he was departing the position and ABC News after a seven-year stint with the network.

If Godwin and Disney can agree to a deal, she’ll become the first Black woman to lead ABC News. Should Godwin be hired, her task is to guide ABC News into the digital future, with ratings for traditional television declining rapidly.

NBC News reached out to the two parties involved. However, Rice and Disney communications representatives Zenia Mucha and Charissa Gilmore declined to confirm or comment on the report concerning Godwin’s potential hiring.

Furthermore, a spokesperson for CBS, Chris Ender, declined to discuss the report; meanwhile, Godwin did not reply to a request for comment.

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