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Taylor-Greene Interview with Todd Starnes Highlights Rift Among Republicans

In the interview Greene defended herself against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s implication that she is a cancer in the Republican Party.

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Controversial Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene of Georgia has her fair share of supporters and detractors within her own party. But many prominent voices within conservative media  have rushed to defend her amid a Democratic push to have her expelled from The House of Representatives for “having embraced conspiracy theories, including that school shootings and 9/11 were staged”, according to the BBC.

While Tucker Carlson defended Greene on his show Monday, Greene herself was a guest with Todd Starnes on Tuesday to tell her side of the story. That ultimately led Starnes, a Conservative, to call the top Republican in Congress, Mitch McConnell ,“sleazy” and “a dirt bag”, highlighting the growing rift in the Republican Party.

“Marjorie Taylor-Greene is the most hated person in Washington and I honestly don’t know why,” Starnes said. “I suspect the reason they hate her so much is that she supports Donald Trump.”

In the interview Greene defended herself against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s implication that she is a cancer in the Republican Party.

“The cancer within the party is not me, but it is those Republicans who lose gracefully without standing up and fighting. Republicans have caved for years now…It’s because of weak Republicans that America is being overrun by Socialists and the Democratic Party.”

Starnes responds by calling McConnell “sleazy” and a “dirt bag”, while asking Greene to dispel the lies spread about her in the media.

“What he (McConnell) is doing is just trying to earn street cred with the Left and it’s despicable,” he said. “Big media is spreading lies about you. What are some of them?” While not addressing the media stories directly because of pending lawsuits, Greene did offer a general statement.

“The media is using other people’s comments and attributing them to me and it goes back to some social media posts from 2018,” Greene said. “I have no idea what they are talking about and I have nothing to apologize for. I don’t have to answer to MSNBC, CNN or any other member of the media. All I have to do is represent the people in my district to the best of my ability. That’s what I was elected to do.”

Starnes closes the interview by asking Greene if she has any regrets for any of the things she has said or posted on social media, many of which Starnes admits he does not agree with.

“I don’t agree with everything you say or post,” he said. “But who cares? It’s your Constitutional right to say them and now Democrats and Republicans are coming after you. Do you regret anything you have said or posted?”

“I regret a lot of things in my life,” Greene said. “I’ve done a lot of good things and I’ve done a lot of bad things. That’s why I’m so grateful I am a Christian and have the grace of God.”

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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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