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Fox News offers tepid support for O’Reilly following advertiser exodus

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A spokesperson for the Fox News Network issued a statement on Tuesday addressing the flood of advertisers pulling their ads off of the O’Reilly Factor over sexual harassment accusations, saying the network is “working with them to address their concerns.”

According to CNN Money, 18 advertisers and counting have pulled their ads from the controversial host’s show after it was revealed that the network had shelled out millions in sexual harassment claims.

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Among those who have asked to have their ads “redirected,” are Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Allstate and GlaxoSmithKline.

Responding to the flood of bad news, Paul Rittenberg, Executive Vice President of Sales at Fox News issued a terse statement, saying, “We value our partners and are working with them to address their concerns about the O’Reilly Factor. At this time, those ad buys have been re-expressed into other FNC programs.”

The network has yet to make an official statement on O’Reilly and the status of his show.


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President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP

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President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party's greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he's now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.

“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor's race in a red state.

“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.

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Ambassador Sondland was updating Trump officials on progress of ‘push for investigations’ — including Mulvaney

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The Wall Street Journal obtained emails showing that ahead of President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was updating officials on the strive for investigations.

Chief of staff and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was one of the main points of contact, and he replied to the email saying he would schedule the call with Zelensky.

“I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus’ call. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will ‘turn over every stone,’” Sondland wrote in an email on July 19.

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White House desperately scheduling things for Trump to do so he won’t watch the impeachment hearings

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Given President Donald Trump worked to intimidate witnesses in real-time during the hearings on the impeachment inquiry last week, the White House is desperately searching for something that can keep him busy.

Axios reported Sunday, the presidential daily schedule will be designed to keep the president distracted with their own counter-programming.

"Trump's schedule for the coming week shows him governing," Axios reported. He'll be promoting jobs and talking about things like "art and culture."

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