Fox News Displays Graphic Showing It’s the Least-Trusted News Network, Host Responds

Fox News experienced an on-air SNAFU on Monday when the network posted a graphic that showed just how little audiences trust it compared to other cable news networks. Not too surprisingly, the graphic was taken down. According to Fox News host Howard Kurtz, the graphic, which aired during his show Media Buzz, was removed because it was, wait for it…posted at the wrong time. Boy, please.

Apparently, Kurtz had been discussing a Monmouth University poll about fake news in the media. However, the graphic displayed the results from another question about the trustworthiness of cable news networks, one where Fox ranked last.

The Associated Press reported the embarrassing mix-up, explaining that the graphic was removed but not that it was later used again. Kurtz took to Facebook to clear things up in a statement—the irony of trying to broadcast the truth on a platform embroiled in a data scandal is not lost on me. In the statement, entitled “A JOURNALISTIC DISTORTION” (caps not mine), Kurtz called out the AP for “a story that utterly distorts what [had] happened” on his show.

Kurtz went on to explain, “The AP reported my request to take down the graphic and ended the story there, creating a false impression by not mentioning that I called for the very same graphic shortly afterward.” The AP later updated their story, and Kurtz updated his statement as well, saying, “The AP has now run a correction, which I appreciate. Though it's odd that the correction indicated I SAID the poll graphic ran moments later, as if it's a claim. It's a verifiable fact. There's video!”

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Prior to updating, Kurtzz had also stated he “felt viewers deserved all the facts. That’s more than I can say for the AP, which owes me a correction.” Excuse me, but, if viewers deserve the facts, maybe they shouldn’t be watching Fox at all in the first place.

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How Chance the Rapper Helped ESPN’s Holly Rowe Through Cancer Treatment

ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe has been fighting a tough battle with cancer. In May, she announced her cancer had returned and spread after going into remission earlier in the year. The unfortunate news meant more trips to get treatment. In a recent interview with The Players’ Tribune, Rowe revealed the surprising thing that helped her get through this tricky time: Chance the Rapper.

“If I ever meet [Chance the Rapper], I’m gonna just say, ‘Thank you for getting me through chemo,’” Rowe said. She explained that her son, who was helped her through the entire process of chemotherapy this time around, would create personalized playlists during their drives to get treatment. But the most prominent feature on those playlists would be Chance.

“Every day we’d go to chemo—and it’s about a 20 minute drive, and I had to go every day for 30 days—we’d listen to Chance the Rapper,” Rowe said. “Everyday [my son] would be like, ‘all right, what song do you want?’ I’m like, ‘I want “Blessings.”’ I want “Sunday Candy.” We know that whole album.”

Chance, who is known for his charitable acts and insistence on giving back, especially to his hometown of Chicago, has not yet spoken out about Rowe, but we wouldn't be surprised if that happens soon (or has already happened).

Rowe has worked at ESPN as a sideline reporter and play-by-play announcer for nearly 20 years. Just before she announced that her cancer had returned, she received a contract extension that will see her continue to cover college football, basketball, volleyball, softball and WNBA for more years to come.

Another thing that has helped Rowe through her cancer diagnosis has been continuing to work.

“I recently had five days in a row off,” Rowe told the AP in May. “That's a long stretch. I was a mess, I was sitting around thinking about having cancer. It's ridiculous. I've got to stay busy or I'll go crazy. This is the world's best therapy. Every single day I'm working, I'm absorbed in other people. Somebody wins. I need to see people winning and fighting through adversity. That helps me so much.”

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O.J. Simpson Expected to Be Released From Prison Very Soon

Back in July, O.J. Simpson was granted parole during a highly-publicized hearing in Nevada. But immediately after finding out his fate, he was ordered back behind bars to await his release, which caused a lot of the buzz surrounding him to die down.

That buzz is about to get ratcheted all the way back up in the coming days, though, as it appears Simpson is on the verge of being released back into society. According to a Nevada prisons official who spoke with the Associated Press on Wednesday, Simpson could be released from the Lovelock Correctional Center as early as Monday. He has been at the facility for nine years now serving out a sentence stemming from an armed robbery conviction.

Before he’s released from custody, Simpson will actually be moved from Lovelock to High Desert State Prison just outside of Las Vegas, according to Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast. He will then be allowed to leave that facility as a free man at some point, though prison officials are keeping the actual date and time of his release under wraps in an effort to avoid drawing media attention to the prison.

Simpson’s close friend Tom Scotto spoke with the AP and confirmed that Simpson will be released “shortly after” Oct. 1, but he declined to be any more specific than that. Once Simpson is freed, it’s unclear where he will go to live, but he's likely going to end up living somewhere in Florida.

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There Are Still Thousands of Tickets Available for the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight has become one of the most highly anticipated sports events of all time. Which makes us wonder: Why aren’t fans rushing to cop tickets?

As pointed out by the Associated Press, there are still a shit-ton of seats available for the Aug. 26 match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets went on sale nearly a week ago and were expected to go so fast that promoters implemented a registrations process and lottery system to ensure average fans had a fair shot. Five days later, there are still thousands of seats left, which can mean one of two things: either people aren’t that hyped about the fight, or—the more likely explanation—ticket prices are too expensive.

Original prices started at $3,500 and went up to nearly $15,000 for “platinum” seats. As of Saturday, the cheapest resale tickets were listed on Ticket Master for about $1,700, which is still steep considering they’re for the nosebleed section; however, promoters insist they aren’t worried about the slow sales.

“We’re very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far,” promoter Leonard Ellerbet told the AP. “We’re well on our way to smashing our own record which transcended the sport.”

The highest grossing boxing match—billed as “The Fight of the Century”—was 2015's Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao​, which, according to the AP, grossed about $600 million. Will Mayweather and McGregor be able to top that? Only time will tell. 

Maybe fans are just waiting for the prices to drop before they head to the box office. Or maybe they’re content with watching the match on pay-per-view for less than $100. 

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Former Iranian President Says Donald Trump Is Not Really In Charge

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims the U.S. military's strike on Syria would have happened regardless of who the president was, and says Donald Trump is simply carrying out the wishes of the real people in power.

Ahmadinejad, who recently made waves for registering to run for president of Iran for a third time, told the AP the reason Hillary Clinton is not America's president is because she would not have been able to put up an convincing enough front. He suggested the U.S. presidency is decided behind closed doors.

“Those who are the directors must give the role (of president) to a person who can pull it off best,” said Ahmadinejad. “A woman cannot put up a good war face. A man can do that better. They need to come up with a figure and say he is very dangerous.”

These sexist remarks were followed by subsequent shots at President Trump's authority. Ahmadinejad believes a man with Trump's wealth and assets has no incentive to create danger on the world stage.

“If he were dangerous, he would not have $70 billion of assets,” said Ahmadinejad. “However he has no choice but to play such a role.”

Since taking office in January, Trump has targeted Iran with both his speech and policy. After Iran conducted ballistic missile tests—an act which they claim does not violate the 2015 nuclear deal—Trump took to Twitter to voice his displeasure:

The Trump administration followed up its tough talk with sanctions in an effort to undercut Iran's economy. But Ahmadinejad says he's not fazed by Trump or the United States in general, and asserts America's foreign policy decisions in other countries will not intimidate the people of Iran.

“I do not think it has a message for Iran,” said Ahmadinejad of the U.S. “Iran is a powerful country and people like Mr. Trump or the United States administration cannot hurt Iran.”

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