CNN Refuses To Mention My Name Or Outkick While Using Our Content

So yesterday on Outkick, I interviewed President Donald Trump. You might have heard about it, it was kind of a big deal. Many people called it the greatest interview in history on the most successful radio show in sports radio history. And by "many people" I mean "my mom and dad." Anyway, we had requests for our President Trump interview -- thanks again to the White House and the president for making the time for us -- from media outlets all over the country and around the world. We were happy to share those clips, but we asked just one thing in exchange for doing so: the media outlet needed to credit Outkick the Coverage and Clay Travis for their clip. That's it! We gave them our content and allowed them to use it for free and all we asked was they attribute where they got the content from. That seems like an eminently reasonable request. Most media outlets complied with this request. In fact, Fox News, to their credit, ran excerpts of our interview all day long on their network. And they identified either me or Outkick every single time as the source for their content. But that was too much for some media outlets. Such as ESPN, which agreed to credit Clay Travis and Outkick, and then failed to do so in their front page article that was based on our interview.

This is exactly why, by the way, we required the credentialing notice in the first place, because we knew outlets like ESPN and CNN, which have banned me from their airwaves, would do whatever they could to avoid mentioning me. But CNN, which remains triggered I said I loved the first amendment and boobs, took things to an absurd level to avoid mentioning or crediting me on air. Watch this clip from Don Lemon's show, where he is, of course, accusing the president of racism. For, among other things, picking Michael Jordan as a better basketball player than LeBron James.

As you can see, THEY PLAY MY VOICE ON THEIR BROADCAST, but refer to me as a host on screen rather than by name. Even more ridiculous, they credit Fox Radio for the audio they play, which, unfortunately, doesn't even exist. Fox Sports Radio exists, Fox News Radio exists, but Fox Radio doesn't exist. So CNN didn't use my name or our radio show's name despite taking our audio and they also didn't even credit an existing media company for the content they took. I mean, this is next level embarrassing and dishonest for Don Lemon and CNN. At least it would be. If CNN had any ethics left at all.

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Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021. One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines. Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide. Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports. Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.