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Plante critical of CNN, Biden, Says Capitol looks like Third Word country

Plante compared the Capitol area of D.C. to Myanmar, a country that is now under military rule.

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WMAL’s Chris Plante didn’t hold back on Monday as he came out firing with both barrels, attacking President Joe Biden, CNN and new Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III all inside the first 10 minutes of The Chris Plante Show.

Plante begins his program with dramatic music normally reserved for breaking news.

“We have sad news to report,” he said. “A Silver Alert has been issued for a 78 year old D.C. area man. He has wandered off and he is probably lost out in the cold and snow. He has no clue what he is doing, but fortunately he still remembers his name. He answers to both ‘Joe’ or ‘Mr. President.'”

From that opening salvo, Plante moves on to attack the President’s son, Hunter Biden, calling him a crackhead and many other derogatory names. The main thrust of Plante’s attacks though, seemed to be aimed at the media, specifically CNN. At issue was a CNN report that states that 21 people arrested in connection with the Capitol Riots were military veterans, adding that this was a disproportionate number.

“I don’t know where CNN gets their numbers,” Plante said. “They probably just made them up like they always seem to do now. For the most part, these people were Patriots with about a dozen or so folks that got way out of hand. I’m glad they are being rounded up, but it wasn’t a disproportionate number.  What about unarmed military veterans who were shot and killed by police? The liberals applaud that and they want to give the violent Black Lives Matter movement a Nobel Peace Prize. Does no one else see the irony in this?”

Finally to close out the segment, Plante compared the Capitol area of D.C. to Myanmar, a country that is now under military rule.

“I went walking in the Capitol area Saturday with my best gal and it was like visiting Joe Biden’s gulag,” he said. “There were troops, barbed wire and military vehicles everywhere. It reminded me of the pictures you used to see of Bosnia or Iraq in the ‘90’s or Myanmar now. I talked with some of the troops. They were just regular people, nice men and women. I thanked them for their service, but I did not tell them they were being used as pawns for political gain. Now Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is going to conduct a military review. That’s code for getting rid of those who don’t hold the same views as the current administration in power by labeling them as dangerous, white supremacist or terrorists. I know this is America, but it is starting to look more and more like a Third World country to me.”

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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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