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‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist Posts Pro-Trump Photo, Check out What Happened to Him Immediately After

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Benton Blount, a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” says he was kicked off a tour opening up for ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons after he posted a selfie on Facebook wearing a red MAGA hat. In the photo he was also sporting an “I voted” sticker and holding a Chick-fil-A sandwich and drink.

The caption for the post read, “Someone reading this just got offended multiple times. My work here is done! #Vote.”

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Blount said he drove from Greenville, South Carolina, to Atlanta for last Wednesday night’s show and learned he was no longer on the bill, the News said, adding that Blount was four shows into a seven-show slot opening for Gibbons.

A spokesman for Gibbons’ tour said Blount was “disinvited to continue the tour because of a creative decision,” WHNS-TV reported. Blount told the News he didn’t speak to Gibbons directly.

Blount also said his post earned him a temporary ban from Facebook because it violated “community standards.”

He added to the paper that he often shares politically themed memes and takes part in “poking fun at politics” on his podcast page but that the photo in question was posted on his personal Facebook page.

“It’s getting ridiculous,” Blount lamented on a video he recorded for fans Wednesday. He added that “all this nonsense needs to stop. … just the fact that you can’t share your opinion anymore without a either social media site taking it down and making you look like a villain when you just said ‘I voted’ all the way to your career being affected …”

It’s a sad state of affairs when your political ideology can get you booted from your job, all because folks at the top don’t like where you stand. We all, as fully functioning adults, should be able to stand up boldly for what we believe is right, to speak our minds freely, especially when what is said is harmless, without fear.

Unfortunately, thanks largely to the advent of social media, that is no longer the case.

One has to wonder if perhaps the best thing about social media, everyone having a voice, is also what is the worst thing about it too?

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Chris Cuomo Troubles Increase After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface

There doesn’t appear to be much upside for Chris Cuomo at the moment.

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In a move that was surprisingly appropriate for CNN, Chris Cuomo’s employment has been terminated.

The network, which merely suspended one of its other contributors after he masturbated on a Zoom call with his colleagues, opened an investigation into allegations that Cuomo used his media resources to aid his brother, former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he grappled with approximately a dozen credible accusations of improper sexual behavior.

It is now being revealed that these siblings had a lot more in common than previously thought.

A former co-worker of Chris Cuomo made a sexual misconduct allegation against the former CNN anchor, who was fired Saturday for misleading the cable network about the extent of the role he played trying to mitigate the sexual harassment accusations that took down his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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A well known employment lawyer who represents the accuser contacted CNN Wednesday to tell them of the allegation, according to The New York Times.

The incident did not occur within the CNN company.

The woman who leveled the unknown accusations against Chris Cuomo, 51, was a former “junior colleague” at another news network, according to Debra Katz, the accuser’s lawyer, the paper said. The allegation was reportedly not connected to the cascade of accusations that led Andrew Cuomo to resign from office in the face of impeachment four months ago.

The younger Cuomo had attempted to downplay his pre-termination suspension from CNN as “embarrassing” during an episode of his personal podcast last week.

In a move that was surprisingly appropriate for CNN, Chris Cuomo’s employment has been terminated. The network, which merely suspended one of its other contributors after he masturbated on a Zoom call with his colleagues, opened an investigation into allegations that Cuomo used his media resources to aid his brother, former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he grappled with approximately a dozen credible accusations of improper sexual behavior. It is now being revealed that these siblings had a lot more in common than previously thought. A former co-worker of Chris Cuomo made a sexual misconduct allegation against the former CNN anchor, who was fired Saturday for misleading the cable network about the extent of the role he played trying to mitigate the sexual harassment accusations that took down his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A well known employment lawyer who represents the accuser contacted CNN Wednesday to tell them of the allegation, according to The New York Times. The incident did not occur within the CNN company. The woman who leveled the unknown accusations against Chris Cuomo, 51, was a former “junior colleague” at another news network, according to Debra Katz, the accuser’s lawyer, the paper said. The allegation was reportedly not connected to the cascade of accusations that led Andrew Cuomo to resign from office in the face of impeachment four months ago. The younger Cuomo had attempted to downplay his pre-termination suspension from CNN as “embarrassing” during an episode of his personal podcast last week.

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CUOMO KAPUT! CNN Takes Bold Action After Anchor’s Unconscionable Behavior

CNN has had enough of their primetime star’s scurrilous behavior.

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The moral ambiguity of the mainstream media took a backseat this week, at least in one decision made by CNN, after primetime star Chris Cuomo was once again embroiled in an abhorrent scandal.

Cuomo, the younger brother of disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had earlier been caught using his vast media resources in an effort to help the Empire State lawmaker plot a PR strategy to combat a scandal of his own:  Being credibly accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least one dozen women, some of whom were employees of the governor at the time.

Now it has been revealed that the pundit also went so far as to contact some of his brother’s accusers, which was a step too far for CNN.

CNN has suspended prime time anchor Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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A second hour of “Anderson Cooper 360” aired in Cuomo’s place on Tuesday night. A town hall about Covid-19 will air Wednesday night.

Tuesday’s announcement about the suspension was the equivalent of a cable news shockwave. Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program is frequently CNN’s most-watched hour of the day. He is a larger-than-life presence at the network. And he was determined to stay on TV this year despite a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against his brother, which culminated in the governor’s resignation three months ago.

The network did not mince their words.

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,” the spokesperson continued. “But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew,” the spokesperson added. “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
There is no telling how long Cuomo could be sidelined, or if a return to CNN is even possible given what we know about the egregiousness of his actions.

The moral ambiguity of the mainstream media took a backseat this week, at least in one decision made by CNN, after primetime star Chris Cuomo was once again embroiled in an abhorrent scandal. Cuomo, the younger brother of disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had earlier been caught using his vast media resources in an effort to help the Empire State lawmaker plot a PR strategy to combat a scandal of his own:  Being credibly accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least one dozen women, some of whom were employees of the governor at the time. Now it has been revealed that the pundit also went so far as to contact some of his brother’s accusers, which was a step too far for CNN. CNN has suspended prime time anchor Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A second hour of “Anderson Cooper 360” aired in Cuomo’s place on Tuesday night. A town hall about Covid-19 will air Wednesday night. Tuesday’s announcement about the suspension was the equivalent of a cable news shockwave. Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program is frequently CNN’s most-watched hour of the day. He is a larger-than-life presence at the network. And he was determined to stay on TV this year despite a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against his brother, which culminated in the governor’s resignation three months ago. The network did not mince their words. “The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.” “When Chris admitted…

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