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Howie Carr Rips Bloomberg TV For GameStop Stock Controversy Coverage

Carr took particular issue with Bloomberg TV and played a clip comparing Reddit investors to those who rioted on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.

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Conservative talk show host Howie Carr did not hold back Thursday on The Howie Carr Show when he lashed out at the hedge fund managers trying to control the stock market and the media portrayal of recent events involving video game retailer GameStop.

“The so called ‘basket of deplorables’ have figured out how to beat the system and Wall Street and the media don’t like it,” Carr said.

Carr made his comments after users of the popular website Reddit bought stock in GameStop, after big investors on Wall Street speculated that the company’s stock prices would continue to drop.

“You have to love this story,” Carr said. “(Hedge Fund) Melvin Capital basically bet that GameStop prices would continue to drop and they would buy in at about six dollars a share. The normal people saw this as a chance to get their revenge. Now they (Melvin Capital) have to pay about 341 dollars a share. The big guys lost their shirts and I love it.”

What Carr didn’t love was the media coverage of the event.

“This is how left-winger George Soros made his money but because he works to elect liberal politicians it’s great. When regular people, many of whom I would guess are Trump supporters, do it, it has to be stopped. They (the media) act like it is the end of the world.”

Carr took particular issue with Bloomberg TV and played a clip comparing Reddit investors to those who rioted on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.  The clip says that the Reddit users were a “ mishmash of angry and frustrated people who have developed a mob mentality, just like the Capitol rioters”.

“That’s just ridiculous,” Carr complained. “From now on, every supposed tragedy is going to be compared to the Capitol Riots. It has somehow become worse than 9/11, Pearl Harbor and The Civil War. I thought we were supposed to celebrate diversity, but when people do something the media doesn’t like, it’s no longer a diverse group of people, it’s called a mishmash.”

Carr also criticized Wall Street and day trading apps, like Robinhood, for temporarily halting trading of GameStop shares to limit the losses of big time investors. According to CNBC, while the exact losses are not known, Melvin Capital has had an infusion of 3 billion dollars to “shore up financial stability”. As of Friday morning though According to The Wall Street Journal, trading of GameStop stock has resumed both on Wall Street and online.

Carr used a sports analogy to make a comparison.

“It’s like one football team who is supposed to win, but they are losing 28-0 at halftime. So the officials step in and change the rules and make each touchdown three points instead of seven so the team that is losing won’t be behind by so much,” Carr said. “It’s censorship of the market, just like censoring Twitter. I thought liberals liked the average guy, the 99 percent, but I guess not.”

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KMOX’s Kevin Wheeler Moving Over to ‘Dave Glover Show’

Beginning Nov. 28, Wheeler will be moving from the late morning and afternoon slot to the 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. where he joins the “Dave Glover Show.”

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Changes are coming to St. Louis’ KMOX News/Talk as shuffling occurs in their weekday lineup. The station’s mid-day program “The Show” will see Kevin Wheeler exit. However, he’s not leaving KMOX nor the show, to some extent.

Beginning Nov. 28, Wheeler will be moving from the late morning and afternoon slot to the 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. where he joins the “Dave Glover Show.”

As for “The Show,” Amy Marxkor and Chris Rongey will remain on the program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The two will stick around with Wheeler, Glover, Rachel Zimmerman, and Andrew Stolze for their 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. hour.

“Now I get to hang with ALL of my friends!” Wheeler said on Twitter. “The high school friends (DGS) and the college friends (@AmyMarxkors and @ChrisRongey), which is sometimes weird at first, but everyone gets used to it.”

So if any listener is a fan of the current version of “The Show,” they will at least get one hour of the trio being together each day. 

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SiriusXM Wants to Grow Reach With New App Features

SiriusXM wants to grow its reach outside the demographics of traditional satellite radio listeners.

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If you consume any news media content on SiriusXM on their app, there will be changes as the company shifts its focus to streaming, not only car satellite (h/t Inside Radio). 

The new features on the app are “a clean, colorful, and easy-to-use interface with expanded personalization features, simplified navigation, a richer dark display that puts the focus on content and other enhancements.” 

SiriusXM wants to grow its reach outside the demographics of traditional satellite radio listeners.

“It’s a different product. It’s a different market where it’s younger, it’s more diverse,” Executive VP/CFO Sean Sullivan said in September. “I think we need to really continue to invest and refine our content strategy to serve a different market of consumers.”

CEO Jennifer Witz teased the upgrades coming to the app earlier this month while reporting the enterprise’s third-quarter earnings.

“While our streaming business is still at an early stage, we are investing in building out the experience and our capabilities in anticipation that it will become a much more significant part of our subscriber mix in the near future,” Witz explained. 

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Buck Sexton: Politics Shouldn’t Influence Celebrating Musical Artists 

In some cases, tickets are reportedly going for $20,000 each.

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Ticketmaster is under fire for an outage that prevented millions of Taylor Swift fans from buying tickets to her upcoming tour. 

Clay Travis and Buck Sexton reacted to the issue during their nationally syndicated show Thursday. In some cases, tickets are reportedly going for $20,000 each. 

“She’s got a catalog of songs and she’s only 30 years old,” said Travis. “She might become the wealthiest musician in the history of music. She writes and controls much of her own catalog.”
Travis stated that Swift’s fans are still very young and they’re going to be watching her in concert for the next 30 years. 

“Almost half of our audience is female,” Sexton said. “What percentage of them like Taylor Swift? When I say like, I mean listen to Taylor Swift, I bet it’s high.” 

Sexton praised Swift for her “catchy” songs but said that he had never been to a Swift concert before. Sexton added that he would not let Swift’s politics, which are notoriously left-leaning, get in the way of enjoying her music. 

“I am willing to celebrate the artistry of somebody. If you’re not going to listen to somebody because of their politics, unfortunately, you’re going to miss out on 95 percent of what’s out there right now.”

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