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The NY Times Names Joe Kahn as its New Executive Editor

Kahn was the No. 2-ranking editor at The Times, serving various roles with the company.

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The New York Times has a new executive editor as the newspaper tapped Joseph F. Kahn to be the top editor in the newsroom. Kahn was the No. 2-ranking editor at The Times, serving various roles with the company.

Kahn is a Pulitzer Prize-winning China correspondent and then transitioned to lead the international desk for The Times. The now-top editor would become the managing editor who helped guide the newspaper into the digital era.

“For many people, especially those who have worked alongside Joe — a brilliant journalist and a brave and principled leader — this announcement will come as no surprise,” A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of The Times, wrote in a memo to the Times staff. 

“Joe brings impeccable news judgment, a sophisticated understanding of the forces shaping the world and a long track record of helping journalists produce their most ambitious and courageous work.”

During the search for the executive editor, Sulzberger decided to go with a veteran journalist who has a deep understanding of traditional newspaper reporting and editing to lead a company undergoing enormous change. 

“We don’t know where the political zeitgeist will move over time,” Kahn said. “Rather than chase that, we want to commit and recommit to being independent.”

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Keith Olbermann: Charlie Kirk ‘Not So Brightest’ Young Conservative

Olbermann called Kirk a “balloon head” and “the evil Charlie Brown” before staying the Salem Media Group radio host was “not the best and not so brightest young conservative troll”.

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On the Friday edition of his Countdown with Keith Olbermann podcast, the host hard harsh criticisms for Turning Point USA founder and talk radio host Charlie Kirk.

Olbermann called Kirk a “balloon head” and “the evil Charlie Brown” before staying the Salem Media Group radio host was “not the best and not so brightest young conservative troll”.

The criticism comes after Kirk called the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate a “military occupation” and Kirk’s insistence that Republican-backed states refuse to cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service after a recent push to hire as many as 87,000 new agents.

“Kirk says the red states should defund the federal government,” Olbermann said before quoting Kirk. “‘State’s should say — Arizona should say — the IRS is not welcome in Arizona. Just an idea’. Yeah, and a good one. The last calculation from Business Insider said the state of Arizona gets $41 billion more a year out of the federal government than it puts into the federal government. While everyone in New York state, pays an average of $3,000 into the national kitty. It costs me three grand a year to keep the other states in business!

“Every man, woman, and child in Arizona is basically paid, by the government, $4,400 per year to be an American citizen. So keep the IRS out. Watch Arizona’s government go bankrupt in a week to 10 days, and save me the $85 or so bucks a year I pay to keep just Arizona alive.”

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Tomi Lahren: Country Music Has “Woke” Agenda

Lahren said she’s observed drastic changes to country music radio stations which include more pop-themed songs which she said is a departure from what she’s accustomed to. 

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Outkick’s Tomi Lahren is sounding off about the so-called “woke” agenda in country music. Lahren went one-on-one with singer Craig Campbell to discuss what’s different with the industry. 

Lahren said she’s observed drastic changes to country music radio stations which include more pop-themed songs which she said is a departure from what she’s accustomed to. 

“Sometimes you turn on country radio and it doesn’t feel like country radio,” she said. 

“I will one hundred percent agree that the country music definition, country music as a genre, doesn’t have really defined lines,” Campbell said. “You can hear a song on a country radio station and then you hear that same exact version on a pop station.” 

Campbell said that he didn’t understand the tendency for music executives to push country music out as pop music, adding, “I’m not cool with that.” 

“As far as my music is concerned, you will never hear any of my music on a pop station,” he said. 

Lahren noted that country music fans are by and large patriotic but added that sometimes the music industry doesn’t represent America. 

“I agree and that’s part of the reason that I don’t have a record deal, I feel like I work better and not having to ask permission because nine times out of ten when you have to do that you’re going to get shut down,” said Campbell.

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Twitter Has New Policy for Fact Checking Ahead of Midterms

Twitter has released a plan to help combat misinformation and bolster election integrity as the midterm elections are fast approaching.

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The 2022 midterm elections are fast approaching as the summer months are coming to an end. As a result, Twitter has released a plan to help combat misinformation and bolster election integrity.

The company said that as of Tuesday, it would begin heavy enforcement of its Civic Integrity Policy. This policy seeks to fight misleading claims and false news about voting access and election outcomes.

“Twitter is the place to find real-time, reliable information about the 2022 midterms – whether you’re looking for breaking news from reporters, information on voting, or policy positions from candidates,” the company said.

“We aim to enable healthy civic conversation on Twitter while ensuring people have the context they need to make informed decisions about content they encounter.”

Tweets in this category may be flagged with tabs, informing users that the post may include false information. As a result, some posts will not be able to be liked or shared on the outlet.

Furthermore, Twitter will bring back “Prebunks,” first launched in the 2020 election, to assist in preemptively debunking misinformation.

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