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Cruz, Huckabee hit conservitive talking points with Todd Starnes

Starnes’ Thursday show included conversation on Rep. Liz Cheney, Israel & Palestine violence and the Coastal Pipeline shutdown

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Normally a radio host will have one “featured guest” during their time slot. Such was not the case for nationally syndicated host Todd Starnes. Thursday evening, an All-Star lineup of conservative voices from the world of media and politics appeared on The Todd Starnes Show, including Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, and many others. ]

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was also scheduled to appear, but could not, so Starnes filled that segment questioning whether the Coastal Pipeline shutdown was politically motivated.

Collectively, Cruz and Huckabee hit on many major conservative talking points such as criticizing the main stream media, President Joe Biden as well as liberal members of Congress, while also offering opinions on rising tensions in the Middle East.

“The media desperately wants to fan the flames of a Civil War among Republicans over Liz Cheney,” first guest Cruz said. “To be honest, Republicans are more unified now than they were just a few days ago. The only hope  the Democrats have in 2022 is to create this notion of a Civil War when there is none. We are on a path to take the House and Senate.”

Second guest, former Arkansas governor and host of the TV program Mike Huckabee Today, Mike  Huckabee, changed course to talk about tensions in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas.

“Hamas is firing rockets at Israel trying to kill women and children,” Huckabee said, When Israel defends itself, Hamas places children in front of their soldiers so they can claim that Israel is killing children. No civilized people do that. But you got Senators and other liberals on Capitol Hill acting like the press secretary for Hamas. There was no uprising when Trump was in office because they were afraid of him, but Biden gets in and he is so soft. He sends 200 million dollars to Iran to build better streets and schools, but Iran is sending that money to Hamas to try and wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. It’s a disastrous policy by Biden. It’s taken just three months for all the progress Donald Trump made to literally go up in smoke under Joe Biden.”

In the final hour, looking for a segment to fill, Starnes pivoted to the gas shortage in the Eastern United States.

“I had heard some listeners’ opinions that this shutdown was caused by Biden to push an agenda and I didn’t think so,” Starnes said. “But then I hear Press Secretary Jen Psaki say, ‘if we all drove electric cars, this wouldn’t be a problem’. That gives me pause. I wonder if this will accelerate the move to electric cars which is something The Biden Administration wants. We will just have to wait and see.”   

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NPR TV Critic Rips Tom Hanks for Op-Ed In New York Times

Eric Deggans said Hanks did not go deep enough in his piece in which he referred to the Massacre as “systematically ignored.”

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An NPR-TV critic is criticizing Tom Hanks for not being “anti-racist” after the award-winning actor penned an op-ed in the New York Times about the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Eric Deggans said Hanks did not go deep enough in his piece in which he referred to the Massacre as “systematically ignored.”

“These are wise words,’ Deggans responded in his own article. “And it’s wonderful that Hanks stepped forward to advocate for teaching about a race-based massacre – indirectly pushing back against all the hyperventilating about critical race theory that’s too often about silencing such lessons on America’s darkest chapters.”

Deggans said Hanks has made a career out of playing a “righteous white man” in films.

The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma

“The truth about Tulsa, and the repeated violence by some white Americans against Black Americans, was systematically ignored, perhaps because it was regarded as too honest, too painful a lesson for our young white ears,” Hanks wrote, urging schools to teach the lessons of Tulsa as early as elementary school. 

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Fox News Sean Hannity Tops Annual “Talkers Heavy Hundred”

Hannity’s show is distributed by Premiere Networks and is the second most-listened to commercial radio show with about 15 million listeners per week.

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Sean Hannity is at the top of the talk radio game. Last week, the Fox News star who also hosts a popular nationally syndicated radio show, topped the annual “Talkers Heavy Hundred” published by Talkers.com. 

Hannity’s show is distributed by Premiere Networks and is the second most-listened-to-commercial radio show with about 15 million listeners per week.

Talkers said the total number of listeners that a particular show garners is not the only criteria that judges look for. The website shows are measured by “courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent and uniqueness.”

“We acknowledge that it is as much as art as science, and that the results are arguable,” the magazine added.

The annual list is considered to be a subjective power ranking of the nation’s top hosts. 

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Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Celebrates 100 Years on the Air

The station will promote the 100-day celebration online and on-air with stories and photos.

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A legendary all-news radio station is celebrating its 100th anniversary in a special way.

Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is commemorating a century in broadcasting with a 100-day celebration. The station first went on the air on September 19, 1921. 

“For a station to broadcast for 100 years is nothing short of amazing,” said Alan Chartrand, Market President of iHeartMedia Boston. “Listeners and advertisers consistently utilize this heritage brand as evidenced by WBZ’s continued ratings and revenue success.

The station will promote the 100-day celebration online and on-air with stories and photos.

“WBZ NewsRadio is defined by our strong, unmistakable presence in the communities we serve,” said Rob Sanchez, Vice President of News, Talk & Sports for iHeartMedia Boston. “As the media landscape continues to evolve, our reach has only increased as WBZ listeners have adopted streaming on smart devices and the iHeartRadio app.”

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