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Talk-radio company orders hosts to stop suggesting election was stolen from Trump
By Zack Budryk - 01/11/21 11:22 AM EST

A talk-radio company that employs some of the nation’s most popular conservative radio hosts has issued a memo barring talent from spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.

“We need to help induce national calm NOW,” wrote an executive with Cumulus Media in a Wednesday directive, the same day as the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump mobs, according to the Washington Post.

Brian Philips, the company’s executive vice president, went on to say Cumulus and its program syndication branch, Westwood One, “will not tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended. The election has been resolved and there are no alternate acceptable ‘paths’. ”

“If you transgress this policy, you can expect to separate from the company immediately,” he added.

Cumulus hosts include Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro and Dan Bongino. Rush Limbaugh, who is broadcast on numerous Cumulus stations but syndicated by Premiere Networks, is not subject to the directive.

It remains to be seen whether hosts like Levin who have built a strong personal brand will abide by the memo, and whether Cumulus would be willing to take major disciplinary action if they do not. As recently as Thursday, a day after the riot, Levin seemingly denied responsibility for inciting the unrest, saying : “I’m not stirring up a damn thing. Everything I say is based on principle and mission. Everything is based on liberty, family, faith, the Constitution. … My enemies and my critics can’t say the same.”

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Truth is (and always has been) the enemy of the left.   And now they're declaring open-season on it and anyone that dares to utter it.

I've been saying for quite a while now that this is war.   I hope everyone (at least now) "gets" it.
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Corporations control all media: soup to nuts.

Never should have allowed media consolidation, I hate to say it, but this is on Reagan.

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Truth is (and always has been) the enemy of the left.   And now they're declaring open-season on it and anyone that dares to utter it.

I've been saying for quite a while now that this is war.   I hope everyone (at least now) "gets" it.

I hope Trump is working out the details for his own media company.  We've got to have a way to balance the scales. 

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I hope Trump is working out the details for his own media company.  We've got to have a way to balance the scales.

It has been crystal clear, for some time now, that Conservative pundits needed their own platform, independent of the idiot left.   Now it's not only needed, it is imperative.   And Rush (and others on the right) have the cash to produce their own platform.   The only question is... will they (now)?
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I hope Trump is working out the details for his own media company.  We've got to have a way to balance the scales.

The problem is, such company would still have to rely on other woke companies,  also who would work for it, and take all the arrows that would come with it?

I don't see it happening.

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The problem is, such company would still have to rely on other woke companies,  also who would work for it, and take all the arrows that would come with it?

I don't see it happening.

I do.   With 70-80 million supporters (probably more now that the commie-left has chosen to crap on our freedom of speech rights).... they'll find plenty of workers.   Volunteers, even.
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The problem is, such company would still have to rely on other woke companies,  also who would work for it, and take all the arrows that would come with it?

I don't see it happening.

What other woke companies would Trump need to rely on? (Serious question.)

Also, I think you'd have both talent and worker bees lined up around the block.   happy77

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Ordering Rush and Levin?  Shit, I have already used my weekly allotment of Goodfellows laughing memes this week.
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"Levin seemingly denied responsibility for inciting the unrest, saying : “I’m not stirring up a damn thing. Everything I say is based on principle and mission. Everything is based on liberty, family, faith, the Constitution. … My enemies and my critics can’t say the same.”

Wham.....
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