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Stephanie Hamil and Sebastian Gorka Examine Media Bias

“Stephanie Hamill admitted to Sebastian Gorka that she’s biased towards conservative viewpoints. Gorka argued that she’s not biased but rather offering one side of a conversation.”

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Media members normally shy away from admitting bias in their reporting. Not so for OANN’s Stephanie Hamill. She openly embraced the conservative bias in her show (In Focus) in an interview with Sebastian Gorka Tuesday evening on his program America First. The pair of conservative media members also discussed the differences between liberal and conservative media bias.

I don’t pretend not to be biased like some people,” Hamill told Gorka. “I admit it. I am biased. I am a conservative. I don’t hide it. I do have a conservative message on my show and I will keep speaking out even though it is unpopular among members of the mainstream media.”

Gorka argued, however, that having an openly conservative spin on the news is not bias.

“Let me just correct you,” Gorka interrupted. “Conservatives are not biased. We are just on the right side of the truth, we are not biased. It’s everybody else who is biased. We don’t have an ideology. They have an ideology. We believe in the truth, that’s the big difference.”

The conservative slant of media members like Gorka and Hamil seems to be growing in popularity with media consumers. Hamill asserted in the same interview with Gorka, that OANN is “Doing really well.”  and that “According to Ren Track Data, we are #10 (network) overall and  #4 for news”. OANN touted the same information in a press release, but since OANN does not subscribe to traditional methods of tracking viewership numbers, it is difficult to ascertain whether those claims are accurate.

No matter what the viewership numbers are, Gorka and Hamill addressed several issues throughout the rest of the interview designed to appeal to a conservative viewer. Gorka claims that more than 30 percent of Democrats think that President-Elect, Mr. Joe Biden, stole the 2020 election. Gorka called Mr. Biden “Beijing Biden” at one point.

“When you look at the media today, there has been an almost complete blackout of covering the evidence of election fraud,” Hamill agreed. “These people with evidence are risking everything to come forward and present evidence at these hearings and nobody will cover it fully. I think OANN was the only network to air the entire hearings.”

Gorka closes the segment by criticizing California’s Corona Virus restrictions.

“In California, you can go to a strip club and to Wal-Mart, but you can’t go to church,” he said. “It’s a dangerous cocktail of arrogance and ignorance.”

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Rich Zeoli: CNN & MSNBC Want Trump to Run in 2024 ‘More Than Anybody’

Zeoli later added the cable outlets wanted Trump to campaign again even more so than the CPAC Dallas attendees.

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An unofficial straw poll was taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas Saturday, and attendees overwhelmingly suggested they’d prefer former President Donald Trump be the Republican nominee for the 2024 Presidential ticket, garnering 69% of the vote. Rich Zeoli of 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia surmised those in attendance weren’t the only ones who would strongly prefer Trump run again.

“No doubt CNN and MSNBC took sharp turns left during the Trump presidency, but they’re very excited that Donald Trump won the CPAC straw poll vote,” Zeoli said. “So perhaps he will be running (for President in 2024), and perhaps CNN and MSNBC will get to trash him again.”

Zeoli later added the cable outlets wanted Trump to campaign again even more so than the CPAC Dallas attendees.

“You know they want him to run more than anybody wants him to run. It’s them. For the ratings. That’s what they’re looking for.”

Trump is currently both mulling a 2024 presidential bid, while also considering suing CNN for defamation after the network has characterized him as a “liar” for pushing 2020 election conspiracies.

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Carlos Medina Joining XTRA 106.3’s The Morning XTRA

Medina, who earned the nickname “Front Office Los” for his expansion knowledge of sports and statistics, has joined the show immediately.

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Carlos Medina, also known as “Front Office ‘Los”, is joining Tug Cowart and Scott “Rhino” Rheinhold on XTRA 106.3’s The Morning XTRA in Atlanta.

“Carlos’ sports and numbers background make him a great addition to our contemporary and dynamic and entertaining morning show, The Morning XTRA, and will provide insight and entertainment not found on any other Atlanta radio station,” Dickey Broadcasting Company General Manager David Dickey said.

Medina, who earned the nickname “Front Office Los” for his expansion knowledge of sports and statistics, has joined the show immediately. He has also worked as a contributor to Dickey Broadcasting’s 680 The Fan since 2004.

The Morning XTRA airs from 6:00 AM-9:00 AM weekday mornings.

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Jimmy Farrell Named Cox Media Jacksonville VP/Market Manager 

One of the stations that Farrell will be managing includes News 104.5 WOKV.

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Cox Media Group has a new Vice President and Market Manager for its Jacksonville, FL stations. Radio Insight relayed the company’s announcement on Friday that Jimmy Farrell would be promoted from the Director of Sales to overseeing all stations in the market.

One of the stations that Farrell will be managing includes News 104.5 WOKV. After joining the Cox Media Group 19 years ago as an Account Executive in Orlando, Farrell is “honored” to be taking over the role.

“CMG has given me the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the business, and I’m truly honored to be appointed the next Vice President and General Manager of radio in Jacksonville,” said Farrell. “I look forward to these new challenges and the significant opportunities to come.”

Farrell’s career continued to progress after arriving in Orlando, going from Local Sales Manager at WWKA’ K92 FM’ to General Sales Manager, and most recently as Director of Sales.

“This is an exciting time for CMG Radio, and I continue to be energized by our people,” said Rob Babin, EVP, CMG Radio. “Jimmy is an exceptional leader with a passion for the radio business, CMG, and the teams he leads.

“He has a strong track record of leading sales teams and driving revenue at CMG Orlando and Jacksonville. I look forward to his impact in this new role.”

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