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Howard Stern Questions If Move to CNN+ Will Pay off for Chris Wallace

Stern reacted to the news on his SiriusXM show Monday, casting doubt about a deal that lured Wallace away from his television home of 18 years.

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Sirius XM Satellite Radio host Howard Stern doubts the deal that will bring Fox News anchor Chris Wallace to streaming service CNN+ will pay off. 

Stern reacted to the news on his SiriusXM show Monday, casting doubt about a deal that lured Wallace away from his television home of 18 years. 

“I gotta tell you. I said, who the fuck? People don’t watch CNN. Who the hell is going to pay for CNN+? Are they out of their mind? CNN+, I mean, what is that? … Regular CNN isn’t enough?”

Stern said he always thought Wallace was level-headed and often wondered how he dealt with some of the adversity he faced on Fox News. 

“He was on Fox News for 18 years,” Stern said. “I’m sure they’re pissed because they were pretty loyal to him. They probably weren’t coming up with the dough re mi.”

“I don’t know, maybe he said to himself, they just had Jeffrey Toobin jerking off on a zoom meeting, and they didn’t really fire him, so that’s probably a good place to work. You can jerk off on your zoom and not get fired,” he added.

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WCCO Raises Over $330K After Recent Radiothon

WCCO raised over $330,000 for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities after their 20th annual Hunger Mission Radiothon

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The holiday season is here, and it’s a time that many use to give back to their respective communities, such as Audacy’s Minneapolis news-talk station WCCO.

In a recent radiothon, WCCO raised over $330,000 for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities after their 20th annual Hunger Mission Radiothon took place Tuesday, November 15, with a live broadcast from the Mall of America from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“This is yet another great example of how live and local radio can truly help change lives,” Jeff Gonsales, the senior vice president and market manager of Audacy Minneapolis, said in a statement (h/t Radio Ink).

“We’re so proud of our team in helping share these inspiring stories, as well as our amazing fans for their incredible generosity in giving.”

It was the first radiothon held at the Mall of America since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly three years ago. During the extensive hours of programming, WCCO spoke with UGMTC residents, alums and volunteers who shared impact stories with listeners.

“We are grateful for the 20-year collaboration with 830 WCCO,” Pam Axberg, the CEO of UGMTC, said in a statement.

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Clay Travis: Donald Trump Returning to Twitter May Benefit Democrats

Clay Travis and Buck Sexton said Monday they’re excited about the prospect of former President Donald Trump tweeting again.

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Unlike so many pundits who have expressed outrage that Twitter’s Elon Musk has reinstated former President Donald Trump’s account, Clay Travis and Buck Sexton said Monday they’re excited about the prospect of Trump tweeting again. 

Musk reactivated Trump’s account over the weekend after more than 15 million users polled voted for his reinstatement. Trump’s account was banned following the Jan 6th riots. 

“There are huge implications to this (reinstatement) and a lot of variables at play,” Sexton said. “The one thing is that we know that Trump has TRUTH social. The problem is there’s going to end up being one dominant platform and then some other platforms that are more niche.” 

Despite the reinstatement, Trump has not confirmed whether he will return to Twitter. 

“What Elon Musk is doing right now, is showing true bravery,” said Travis. “First of all, he put up a poll to allow people to vote on whether Trump should be allowed back on the platform. I’m not sure if Trump being back on Twitter if he decides to reclaim his account is going to be beneficial to him at all. In fact, I think it may benefit Democrats.”

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Vince Coglianese: CBS News Is ‘Melting Down’

Coglianese said several media outlets such as CBS News knew within days that the Hunter Biden laptop story was significant.

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More than two years after the New York Post broke the Hunter Biden laptop story, CBS News said they have confirmed the authenticity of the story. 

News Talk 105.9 WMAL host Vince Coglianese said Monday that CBS News appears to be “melting down.” Coglianese said several media outlets knew within days that the Hunter Biden laptop story was significant, especially as his father was running to become the President of the United States. 

“Organizations like the Daily Caller and the New York Post had authenticated it immediately,” said Coglianese. “The media has come along begrudgingly over the last couple of years and said it could be kind of real I guess.” 

Two years ago, former President Donald Trump told CBS’ Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” the Hunter Biden laptop was real and should be covered by the media. 

According to the New York Post, on Monday CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge reported that she received a copy of Hunter Biden’s hard drive from former Delaware computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac. She also said she spoke to a scientist who said the hard drive appeared to be real. 

“CBS News finally signed off on the ability for Catherine Herridge to say this stuff in public,” stated Coglianese. “It’s hard to believe that it’s because of Herridge kind of doggedly staying after this and her saying we have to get a report out that they finally aired this.”

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