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Trevor Noah Provides Eulogy for CNN+: “Gone but Forgotten”

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah decided to poke fun at the service’s demise during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which he was emceeing.

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This past week, CNN’s streaming service CNN+ went offline a month after its launch. After the WarnerMedia and Discovery merger, the platform was the company’s first major decision as Warner Bros. Discovery.

CNN+’s downfall was one of the topics comedian and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah decided to poke fun at the service’s demise during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which he was emceeing.

“Apparently, Jeff got fired after he tried to keep his workplace relationship a secret,” Noah said, referencing the relationship with a colleague that former CNN President Jeff Zucker failed to disclose.

“Which is weird because if he didn’t want anybody to know about it, he could have just made a show about it on CNN plus. I know, I know,” Noah continued. “It’s so sad. CNN plus: Gone, but forgotten.”

Furthermore, the Comedy Central host further joked about the streaming service’s demise, highlighting the amount of money the network sank into this now failed venture.

“Three hundred million dollars!” He said. “Do you understand how much money that is? I mean, I do get it. Streaming, they say, is the future. You know, as the old saying goes: you gotta to spend money to make sure Chris Cuomo doesn’t get in a wrongful termination lawsuit.”

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Tiffany Cross: A Civil War in the U.S. is Here

Cross blamed right-wing ming pointed to the response from some conservatives who have responded with anger after last week’s FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.

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While filling in as a guest host on “The ReidOut,” MSNBC host Tiffany Cross stated on Thursday the United States is already in a “civil war.”

Cross blamed right-wing ming pointed to the response from some conservatives who have responded with anger after last week’s FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.

“It’s not really rhetoric that we can deal with. I mean, you have millions of people turning into a propaganda network every night,” Cross said, referencing Fox News, per Mediaite

“And then, as if that were not bad enough, that’s an extremist network itself; you have these fringe popup outlets from OAN to Newsmax.”

Furthermore, Cross stated that some believe a Civil War is coming again to the U.S., but the host says it’s already here. 

“People keep saying a civil war is coming,” Cross added. “I would say a civil war is here. And I don’t mean to be hyperbolic. We can look at what has happened in the past week alone since all this has happened.”

“We’ve had two people tried to declare war with FBI field offices. I don’t think at this point we’re all gonna go home and pack up our bags and go home and sing ‘Kumbaya.’”

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The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper to Host Six-Part Podcast

In a press release obtained by Barret News Media, “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy” will join “The Daily Show’s” catalog of podcasts. 

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“The Daily Show” is launching a six-part podcast series featuring their correspondent Jordan Klepper. 

In a press release obtained by Barret News Media, “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy” will join “The Daily Show’s” catalog of podcasts. 

“Jordan Klepper encounters some of the more imaginative, conspiratorial minds America has to offer,” the statement said. 

“In this six-episode limited podcast series, Jordan steps off the trail to dig deep into some of the wildest theories he’s heard and trace their origins with journalists, experts, and anyone who might have a lead on when JFK Jr. is coming back.”

The Comedy Central program’s audio library already includes Hold Up, hosted by correspondent Dulcé Sloan and writer Josh Johnson, and Beyond the Scenes, hosted by Roy Wood Jr., which just began its second season this month.

Klepper’s new podcast doesn’t have a debut date but will be dropping this fall across all major podcast platforms and be produced in partnership with iHeartMedia. 

Last year’s Jordan Klepper “Fingers The Pulse – Into The MAGAverse” is the highest-rated and most-watched Daily Show special on YouTube to date. 

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Brian Stelter: Rare Privilege to Host Reliable Sources

Stelter provided a statement to NPR, but the soon-to-be former CNN host went on Twitter to further elaborate on the final “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. 

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On Thursday, the news of Brian Stelter’s show “Reliable Sources” being canceled, leading to his departure from CNN, broke. 

A report from The Daily Beast suggested that Stelter had been at odds with the direction of the network after the departure of CNN President Jeff Zucker.

Stelter provided a statement to NPR, but the soon-to-be former CNN host went on Twitter to further elaborate on the final “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. 

“I loved anchoring @ReliableSources,” Stelter tweeted. “It was a rare privilege to lead a weekly show focused on the press at a time when it has never been more consequential.” 

“And here’s the thing we’re going to do it one more time. One more show. This Sunday morning. The small but mighty producing team is working on bookings and ideas right now. I am in awe of their talent, and I am going to do everything I can to help them find new roles. See you Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.”

CNN President Chris Licht informed Stelter regarding the cancellation of his show, ending the run of the network’s longest-running show. 

In a statement to Mediaite, a network spokesperson said that “CNN will end its Reliable Sources program on Sunday, August 21st. As a result, Brian Stelter will leave the company. We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new endeavors.” 

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