During a live broadcast of “The Wendy Williams Show” on Tuesday, Fox5 in Atlanta abruptly cut to a commercial just as former sportscaster Jemele J Hill was about to talk about her previous criticism of President Donald Trump.
According to Jezebel, Hill, who had been suspended from ESPN and eventually left the network after linking President Trump to white supremacy on Twitter in 2017, was about to comment about the controversy when, what the network called a “technical glitch,” occurred.
“I thought it was something that was obvious, especially after Charlottesville, I was very disappointed, like a lot of people that the president…” Hill was explaining before the network abruptly went to commercial.
According to the report, the broadcast resumed after Hill was done talking about the president, interrupting a Papa John’s commercial.
In a later statement to Jezebel, Fox5 explained away the interruption and promised that the entire episode would be rebroadcast “…tomorrow morning from 3am-4am.”
Statement and video below:
“This morning, during a live broadcast of The Wendy Williams Show, FOX 5 experienced technical difficulties which triggered an interruption of the program. The issue has been addressed and resolved. The program will be rebroadcast tomorrow morning from 3am-4am.”
Indicted Republican gets his passport back — so he can leave the country prior to his bribery trial
Despite being indicted and waiting to stand trial, a North Carolina judge returned the passport of a top Republican and is allowing him to leave the country.
Former North Carolina GOP Chair Robin Hayes spent a decade in Congress and was once the Republican nominee for governor.
In April, Hayes was indicted on bribery and wire fraud charges.
Despite the seriousness of the charges, a federal judge will temporarily return Hayes' passport for him to travel abroad in July, WSCO-TV correspondent Joe Bruno reported on Tuesday.
Republican Attorney General sued by four women for retaliating against their sexual harassment complaints: report
On Tuesday, Indiana's GOP attorney general, Curtis Hill, was sued in federal court by four women, who accuse him of defaming them and engaging in retaliation after they reported episodes of his sexual harassment.
Democratic state Rep. Mara Reardon, communications director Gabrielle McLemore, and legislative assistants Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano, are pursuing both compensatory and punitive damages for sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual battery and defamation, and want the judge to order Hill to apologize and retract his claims that the women are liars.
Ecuador denies Galapagos Islands will host US military base
Ecuador President Lenin Moreno insisted Tuesday the United States would not be installing a military base on the Galapagos Islands, a day after the government revealed that American aircraft would be able to use an airstrip there.
"There are not, nor will there be, foreign military bases in the country," Moreno wrote on Twitter, expressing his commitment to preserving the Galapagos Islands.
Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin caused a stir on Monday when he revealed that an air surveillance agreement signed with Washington would allow US planes to refuel or temporarily be stationed at the San Cristobal airport.