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News Media Reacts to the Deaths of Pierre Zakrzewski, Oleksandra Kuvshynova

Plenty of people from the news media shared their thoughts on the two latest journalists to die while covering the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.

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The coverage media outlets are providing for audiences on the Russian invasion of Ukraine has claimed the lives of two journalists, Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova. 

Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova were traveling with Benjamin Hall, who’s also battling his injuries, gathering news. The two now become the second and third journalists to die thus far in the war, with former New York Times contributor Brent Renaud being the first this past weekend. 

These deaths highlight the dangers of covering a warzone to bring the information on the ground to news television audiences. Plenty of people from the news media shared their thoughts on the two latest journalists to die. 

“America Reports” co-anchor John Roberts stated that Zakrzewski was a “treasure” to work with as both men had worked together on several occasions.

Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin stated that Kuvshynova’s dream was to unite people worldwide and tell their stories, and she fulfilled that via her journalism.

While many are saddened at Fox News regarding the death of Zakrzewski, the network’s national correspondent Lauren Blanchard decided to share a good memory she had with the cameraman while they were working in Singapore.

Brian Stelter shared his thoughts regarding the deaths of the two journalists stating that even people working at CNN loved Zakrzewski.

Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Marcus Yam shared a photo of how he plans to remember Zakrzewski, calling the cameraman “kind, generous & radiates an upbeat can-do energy.”

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson shared a photo of their last correspondence in Ukraine with Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova.

CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward shared her thoughts with Anderson Cooper on the deaths of Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova.

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel spotlighted the efforts of the three journalists who have died in Ukraine to tell the stories about the ongoing events in the country.

Vice News’ International Correspondent Ben C. Solomon also spotlighted the efforts that collaborators such as Kuvshynova do for foreign journalists to help them navigate the country to tell the stories to their audience.

Finally, Fox News’ Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst shared a photo of himself alongside Zakrzewski while sharing a few words about his colleague.

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CNN Asks Florida Judge to Toss Out Donald Trump’s Defamation Suit

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against CNN in October; now, over a month later, the cable news channel is asking a judge in Florida to toss the case (h/t The Hill).

Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN because he accuses the network of defaming his character during the 2020 Presidential Election. Trump’s attorneys argued CNN “has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source.”

Additionally, Trump’s lawyer says that CNN attempted “to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically, culminating in CNN claiming credit for ‘[getting] Trump out’ in the 2020 presidential election.”

CNN lawyers have pushed back against Trump’s claims saying that the former president “seeks to silence any criticism of Plaintiff’s debunked claim that the 2020 presidential election was ‘stolen.’”

“Any alleged association resulting therefrom are also ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ and ‘pure opinion’ under well-established principles of defamation law,” CNN’s lawyers added.

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Investor Cautions Over Possible Fox-News Corp. Merger

Irenic Capital, which owns about 2 percent of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger between Fox and News Corp.

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Rumors have swirled over Fox and News Corp. possibly merging into one entity, but Irenic Capital, which owns about 2% of News Corp., has taken issue with its potential merger.

A merger would produce a more complicated company and turn off investors rather than increase the company’s lagging stock price, Irenic Capital stated in a letter to the News Corp. board.

“And even if such synergies do exist today, they would principally benefit Fox and reside in the News Media segment of News Corp,” Irenic Capital said (h/t Deadline). “For example, Fox Business may benefit from greater integration with The Wall Street Journal and some of Dow Jones’ other properties, but it is highly debatable whether the benefits from such an association flow both ways.

“Combining News Corp with Fox will result in a combined company that is obviously more complex than both companies left separate.” 

Irenic believes a unification would aid Fox far better than News Corp. and cautioned that the board has a fiduciary responsibility to investigate all possible routes to develop value beyond the one suggested by its primary shareholder.

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Fox News Lights All-American Christmas Tree

The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

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Fox News held its annual All-American Tree Lighting at FOX Square in New York, New York Monday during “The Five.” The event was hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Dana Perino, Jessica Tarlov and Jesse Watters

In a release, the network said it partnered with the Police Athletic League (PAL) to host a toy drive benefiting New York City’s youth. The network also honored first responders by selecting representatives of the FDNY and NYPD to light this year’s tree.

Guests included FOX News personalities and their families along with first responders from the NYPD and FDNY, including members of NYPD Precinct 32, who lost Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera this year, and members of EMS Station 49, who lost EMS captain Alison Russo earlier this year.

FOX’s All-American Christmas tree stands at 50 feet tall and is adorned by 12,000 ornaments and 340,000 lights. The tree has 500 branches, a star topper that is over six feet tall and more than four miles of cord wrapped throughout.  Made in America, the tree features a patriotic theme of red, white, and blue decorations.

“After a busy year in America, it’s nice to, let’s just take a step back and celebrate traditions like this and remember how important it is to come together and focus on what truly matters,” said co-host Dana Perino. “This tree is not just for us to enjoy. We want you watching at home to be able to come here and make Christmas memories with your family and friends and of course, your pets, too, of course, as you can imagine.”

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