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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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Dinesh D’Souza’s Documentary “2000 Mules” Grosses $751,755

The controversial movie debuted initially in 270 theaters rented by the film’s producers for one week with one showing per day.

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Salem Media is starting to recoup the $4.5 million investment in Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “2000 Mules,” the movie that alleges voting fraud during the 2020 presidential election, per The Wrap

The controversial movie debuted initially in 270 theaters rented by the film’s producers for one week with one showing per day. Also, on May 20th, D’Souza’s flick returned for regular theatrical release in 411 movie houses with four showings a day, including at least 169 Cinemark locations.

“With the success of the movie, everyone talking about the movie, a lot of independent theaters began to call us, ‘Hey, why didn’t we have this movie in the theater?’” D’Souza said.

In its opening weekend as a theatrical release, “2000 Mules” grossed $751,755. Furthermore, it’s also available as an on-demand digital movie on the video streaming platform Rumble. 

“It’s too early in the movie release window to properly estimate where Q2 revenue for this film will end up, but we are pleased with the results to date and certainly expect to make a solid profit from Salem’s investment in this movie,” Santrella said.

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Madi Bolaños Named Co-Host for KQED’s “The California Report”

Bolaños comes over from public media station KVPR in Fresno, serving as the station’s immigration and underserved communities’ reporter.

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KQED’s daily radio news program, “The California Report,” has a new co-host as Madi Bolaños takes over the position, per Radio Ink

Bolaños comes over from public media station KVPR in Fresno, serving as the station’s immigration and underserved communities’ reporter.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join The California Report team,” said Bolaños. “I’m looking forward to bringing diverse voices from across the state to TCR listeners every morning.”

Furthermore, KQED’s new co-host is no stranger to the TCR team and audiences. While at KVPR, she filed several stories for TCR and The California Report Magazine.

“We have been huge fans of Madi’s work and are excited to bring her community approach to finding story ideas and reporting to TCR,” said Angela Corral, Senior Editor.

 “With her Central Valley roots and deep consideration of the issues that impact immigrant communities, and now reporting out of the Bay Area, she is ideally suited to develop stories that complement the work that Saul Gonzalez is doing for communities throughout Southern California.”

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Joe Pagliarulo: I Don’t Know What We’re Doing If We Can’t Protect Children

Joe ‘Pags’ Pagliarulo made strong statements Tuesday regarding a mass school shooting that left at least 21 people dead in Uvalde, Texas. 

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Texas-based syndicated radio host Joe ‘Pags’ Pagliarulo made strong statements Tuesday regarding a mass school shooting that left at least 21 people dead in Uvalde, Texas. Barret News Media transcribed some of those comments from Pags’ Twitch broadcast, which took place hours after the shooting. 

Pagliarulo’s show originates from iHeartMedia’s 1200 News Radio WOAI. The studios are located approximately 83 miles away from where the shooting took place. Pags told his audience that his thoughts and prayers are with the victims. 

“If we can’t protect our children, I don’t know what we’re doing as a society,” Pags said. “I think it’s multiple folds of what’s wrong here. Those who want to knee-jerk react and say the school wasn’t secure enough; I think that you’re knee-jerk reacting. Those who are knee-jerk reacting and saying we need to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s stupid.” 

Pags stressed that what the country should be focusing on is the fact the families of 18 children will never see them again. 

“It is simply unimaginable to ever fathom not having your child again,” he said. “We assume that evil in our society will not get to our kids, that we will see them again after the school day. These children will never come home.” 

According to Fox News, Texas Gov Greg Abbott identified the suspect as Salvador Ramos, a Uvalde resident who is also dead and acted alone. Abbott said he had a handgun and possibly a rifle when he opened fire at Robb Elementary School. 

“I am telling you, as a father of children, this hits home,” Pags said. “You have to see where the breakdowns are in our society that allow for things like this to happen.”

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