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Taylor-Greene Interview with Todd Starnes Highlights Rift Among Republicans

In the interview Greene defended herself against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s implication that she is a cancer in the Republican Party.

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Controversial Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene of Georgia has her fair share of supporters and detractors within her own party. But many prominent voices within conservative media  have rushed to defend her amid a Democratic push to have her expelled from The House of Representatives for “having embraced conspiracy theories, including that school shootings and 9/11 were staged”, according to the BBC.

While Tucker Carlson defended Greene on his show Monday, Greene herself was a guest with Todd Starnes on Tuesday to tell her side of the story. That ultimately led Starnes, a Conservative, to call the top Republican in Congress, Mitch McConnell ,“sleazy” and “a dirt bag”, highlighting the growing rift in the Republican Party.

“Marjorie Taylor-Greene is the most hated person in Washington and I honestly don’t know why,” Starnes said. “I suspect the reason they hate her so much is that she supports Donald Trump.”

In the interview Greene defended herself against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s implication that she is a cancer in the Republican Party.

“The cancer within the party is not me, but it is those Republicans who lose gracefully without standing up and fighting. Republicans have caved for years now…It’s because of weak Republicans that America is being overrun by Socialists and the Democratic Party.”

Starnes responds by calling McConnell “sleazy” and a “dirt bag”, while asking Greene to dispel the lies spread about her in the media.

“What he (McConnell) is doing is just trying to earn street cred with the Left and it’s despicable,” he said. “Big media is spreading lies about you. What are some of them?” While not addressing the media stories directly because of pending lawsuits, Greene did offer a general statement.

“The media is using other people’s comments and attributing them to me and it goes back to some social media posts from 2018,” Greene said. “I have no idea what they are talking about and I have nothing to apologize for. I don’t have to answer to MSNBC, CNN or any other member of the media. All I have to do is represent the people in my district to the best of my ability. That’s what I was elected to do.”

Starnes closes the interview by asking Greene if she has any regrets for any of the things she has said or posted on social media, many of which Starnes admits he does not agree with.

“I don’t agree with everything you say or post,” he said. “But who cares? It’s your Constitutional right to say them and now Democrats and Republicans are coming after you. Do you regret anything you have said or posted?”

“I regret a lot of things in my life,” Greene said. “I’ve done a lot of good things and I’ve done a lot of bad things. That’s why I’m so grateful I am a Christian and have the grace of God.”

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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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