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Erickson Blames Trump for Senate Losses, Calls Supporters F-ing Idiots

Erickson also has strong Tweets and words for those conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters who believe the elections were stolen.

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Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0.

One of Atlanta radio’s major conservative voices did not hold back in his reaction to the Senate runoff elections in Georgia. When it became clear that the Democrats will likely win both races, Erick Erikson took to Twitter late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning to put the blame squarely on President Trump. Erickson also called those claiming election fraud in the Senate races, “F*ucking Idiots”. Erickson  also addressed the topic on WRGA’s The Erick Erickson Show Wednesday morning.

“This was not so much the Democrats won, but the Republicans surrendered,” Erickson said. “When you have a President that goes around the state saying the November election was stolen, that it was rigged, Trump voters stayed home. Georgia has a Trump problem. Trump voters bowed down to their Golden Calf and screwed the rest of the GOP.”

Erickson also has strong Tweets and words for those conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters who believe the elections were stolen.

“It’s not a sinister dump of votes from DeKalb County when the Republican officials knew it was 170,000 votes outstanding,” Erickson tweeted after a large batch of ballots were counted from the Democratic stronghold.  “That’s not a conspiracy to contrive votes. Why are you people such willful f*cking idiots?”

Erickson doubled down on that rhetoric during his show Wednesday morning.

“The election was not stolen. it was conducted fairly,” he said “Yet all the Trump-humpers still believe the lie that this was somehow stolen. The Democrats won because they did a better job identifying potential democratic voters and getting them out to vote. You know what Trump and his supporters did? (They were) Running around whining that they lost in November, raising money for legal challenges that were going to fail and I kid you not, selling Trump wrapping paper for Christmas. If they had actually focused on winning the election, the outcome would have been different, but here we are. The Democrats did not murder the Republicans last night. The Republicans committed suicide.”

In many circles, Erickson is considered a conservative evangelical and according to his bio page on WRGA, he is currently pursuing a degree in theology. It remains to be seen whether his salty language via tweet or his sharp criticism of President Trump will drive away evangelical listeners since Trump enjoys high approval ratings among that demographic.

Erickson also hosts The Erick Erickson Show from 4-6 pm weekdays on WSB out of Atlanta.

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Ben Shapiro: Donald Trump Endorsing People Doesn’t Carry a Lot of Power

During his show on Wednesday, Shapiro said Trump may hold power over the Republican party but when it comes to local political races, there are other factors at play.

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Syndicated radio host and author Ben Shapiro suggested that an endorsement from former President Donald Trump is not the golden ticket it’s portrayed to be.

During his show on Wednesday, Shapiro said Trump may hold power over the Republican party but when it comes to local political races, there are other factors at play.

“So, there’s a difference between Donald Trump endorsing a person, which I don’t think has a lot of power. And Donald Trump is destroying people,” Shapiro said via Mediate.

“He (Trump) actually talked about how Brian Kemp was terrible and horrible and no good and very bad. And Brian Kemp won because he had earned the loyalty of the Republican voting base in Georgia, despite Trump’s anger at Brian Kemp.”

Shapiro concluded that “Trump does not have the sort of stranglehold the media thinks he has on the Republican Party.” 

Recently, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is one Trump-endorsed candidate that has backed away from the former president.

An Axios analysis of Oz’s social media and campaign website uncovered that the Republican candidate is no longer lauding his Trump endorsement ahead of the midterm elections this fall.

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Longtime WIBC News Anchor Retires After Nearly 30 Years

Stan Lehr is calling it quits with his final day coming July 1.

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Longtime WIBC-FM news anchor Stan Lehr is calling it quits after nearly 30 years behind the microphone. The Indianapolis Star reports that Lehr’s last day will be July 1. 

WIBC is owned by Emmis Communications who last week announced a move to sell its Indianapolis radio properties to Maryland-based Radio One. Lehr’s retirement reportedly had nothing to do with the news of the impending sale. 

“This will bring to an end a long chapter in the station’s history,” WIBC News Director Chris Davis wrote in his email. “His reputation as a stickler has been widely-known in the industry for decades.” 

Davis described Lehr as a “stickler” who never wanted recognition for his work. 

“Instead, he made it clear to all who work or have worked with him that strong writing, accuracy, and excellence in delivery are the best ways to serve the listeners,” added Davis. 

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WWL, FEMA Unveiling New Emergency Broadcast Studio

The news conference will occur at 9 a.m. CT, leading to official remarks, Q&A, a tour of the facility, and a live demonstration at the WWL PEP station emergency studio. 

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FEMA and Audacy’s WWL-AM/FM will present the unveiling of an all-hazards upgrade to the “Primary Entry Point” facility on June 28th. 

The news conference will occur at 9 a.m. CT, leading to official remarks, Q&A, a tour of the facility, and a live demonstration at the WWL PEP station emergency studio. 

Some of the speakers at the event will include Erik Hooks, Deputy Administrator, FEMA, and Kevin Cassidy, Senior Vice-President, Market Manager, Audacy-WWL. 

“The modernization to the emergency studio increases WWL’s resiliency to continue broadcasting under all conditions, including natural disasters and acts of terrorism,” the statement said which Barrett News Media obtained. “This facility is one of 77 across the country that serve as a National Public Warning System Primary Entry Point (PEP) station, participating with FEMA to provide emergency alert and warning information to the public before, during and after incidents and disasters.”

“WWL is the 15th radio station in the country to work with FEMA to complete the all-hazards upgrade, which includes increased sheltering capabilities, expanded broadcast capacity, and sustainable power generation for all types of hazardous events.”

Anyone attending the event will arrive at check-in 15 minutes before the press conference starts.

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