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Dan Mandis: CNN Dishonest in Undecided Voter Coverage

“Isn’t that obvious what they’re trying to do?”

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As the run-up to the 2024 Presidential election continues, cable news outlets have featured sit-down discussions with undecided voters. CNN recently held one, and SuperTalk 99.7 WTN host Dan Mandis found the coverage disingenuous.

During Nashville’s Morning News, Mandis lamented a recent panel of female voters who claimed they were undecided on who they would support in the 2024 election.

During the conversation, the women used terms like Trump would “slither” away from the federal charges he’s facing, that the former President believed he was “Teflon” from charges, while another talked about the potential cases could “bury him.” The majority of the women also claimed that Trump being convicted of a crime in the hush money case with Stormy Daniels would disqualify him in their eyes.

Dan Mandis argued that, in his view, the women clearly were not undecided voters, and claimed more nefarious circumstances were at play by CNN.

“CNN is absolutely desperate. This whole thing I believe is sort of like a power of suggestion. What CNN is trying to do is that they’re reacting to their own polling that … shows that Biden is in trouble,” said Mandis. “So now, through the power of suggestion, what they’re trying to do is convince women that Biden’s not so bad, by demonizing Donald Trump. Isn’t that obvious what they’re trying to do? CNN ‘s own dishonesty about this piece tells you that they are clearly trying to convince women that Donald Trump is truly awful.

“CNN couldn’t find any women who perhaps might be just a little more in the middle?,” he concluded. “I know that there are women that are clearly conflicted. But they can they can state it more fairly or fair than these women are here. Because these women are not conflicted at all.”

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Kim Komando Sees Ratings Growth on WLS-AM 890

The one-hour show airs from 7-8 PM on the Chicago news/talk station.

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More than two years after launching a special Friday edition of The Kim Komando Show on WLS-AM 890, the program has seen big ratings gains recently.

The one-hour show airs from 7-8 PM on the Chicago news/talk station. The audience during that timeslot has increased 95% in the Persons 18+ demographic since the spring 2023 ratings period.

That one-hour program is being added to 95.5 WSB in Atlanta on Saturdays from 5-6 PM. It will replace one hour of The Sean Hannity Show in the station’s lineup.

Komando’s expansion comes on the heels of seeing her daily feature Kim Komando’s Digital Life Hack being picked up by WTOP in Washington D.C. last year. 77 WABC in New York has added both the Digital Life Hack and also her Daily Tech Update.

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Keith Olbermann: Clay Travis a ‘No-Talent Racist’ for Criticizing Black News Media Members

“Intellectually, Clay Travis is now what we politely call ‘challenged.'”

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Clay Travis criticized The View co-host Sunny Hostin for her views on WNBA star Caitlin Clark. That led Keith Olbermann to bite back.

Hostin claimed that Clark, who is white, has become one of the most popular athletes in America because of her sex and her race.

Travis sees it differently. In his response to Hostin, he took personal shots at The View co-host.

“Sunny Hostin, to my knowledge, rarely, if ever, says anything smart. I do think she’s pretty and she’s a minority. If Sunny Hostin were an ugly, fat white woman she would have no media career whatsoever if she had the exact same opinions as she does now,” Travis said. “There’s a 0% chance she would be on The View.”

On his Countdown with Keith Olbermann podcast, the former cable news host returned fire on the OutKick founder and conservative news/talk radio host. He claimed Travis benefits from the exact same things he argues Hostin receives.

“Obviously, Travis is a no-talent racist. But his construction here has some merit if you, in fact, pull it out of this equation and apply it instead to him, Clay Travis. Intellectually, Clay Travis is now what we politely call ‘challenged.’ And if he were not fulfilling that niche, he would have no media career whatsoever,” Olbermann declared.

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Dan Mandis: Most People Don’t Live in ‘Hyper-Political Bubble’ Like News/Talk Radio Hosts

“I don’t know what it’s like to be able to sit around and just kind of passively consume the news.”

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There was a strong reaction from conservative talk radio hosts about yesterday’s verdict convicting former President Donald Trump of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. SuperTalk 99.7 WTN morning host Dan Mandis said not everyone is likely to have the same reaction as he and his radio brethren.

While speaking with hosts Chris Hand and Matt Murphy Friday morning on Nashville’s Morning News, Dan Mandis admitted the nature of his job makes him a much heavier news consumer than the average person.

“We are in a hyper-political sort of bubble. I mean, we are. And I will fully admit that. I don’t know what it’s like to be able to sit around and just kind of passively consume the news,” Mandis said.

He continued by noting that he doesn’t usually surround himself with people who don’t pay attention to the news. Mandis shared that he struggles to relate to them.

“I don’t know what they’re thinking because, unfortunately, the only person I know like that is my daughter,” he shared. “And I have to explain the whole thing to her. And when I, of course, give my very conservative bent on it, and I explained it to her she’s like, ‘Wow, this is effed up.'”

Murphy agreed with Mandis, sharing an anecdote proving his point.

“People are intentionally not absorbing the news, and intentionally not informed as to what’s going on. I assume these aren’t bad people,” Murphy said. “I had someone call me yesterday afternoon and ask me — and they were being dead serious, to your point — they’re like, ‘Hey, what is going on?’ Most of the country doesn’t know what’s going on. And when you start from the beginning — and this is what’s frightening to me — and you try to explain it to them, it’s difficult to explain it to them.

“Then you start going down the rabbit hole and I can hear the person on the other end of the phone giving up. I get to hear them fading off like ‘Ok, I’m sorry I asked this question to begin with,'” Murphy concluded.

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