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Elder Blames Media for Caller’s Racially-Charged Outburst

The nearly one minute call was left on the program’s voice mail so Elder invited the unidentified caller to call back into the program and discuss the issues that he had raised.

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Conservative radio hosts are often lightning rods for criticism, but callers rarely unleash criticism directly at the host themselves. Larry Elder, the African-American host of The Larry Elder Show, endured such harsh criticism from a caller on Tuesday night as he was called a “Mother F*cking Racist”, an “Uncle Tom” and many other racially charged expletives.

The nearly one minute call was left on the program’s voice mail so Elder invited the unidentified caller to call back into the program and discuss the issues that he had raised. Interestingly, Elder did not blame the caller for his outburst, but instead the media.

“The media has pushed this idea of systemic racism for ratings and they have convinced this gentleman and others that I am the enemy,” Elder said. “It’s ingenious if you think about it. It’s a classic sting operation. They (the media) have convinced their mark that they haven’t been stung and if they do realize it, they blame someone else.”

Elder adds that anger toward conservatives comes from people blindly following the media.

“People like this gentleman are like lemmings,” Elder said. “They will follow the media right off of a cliff and then pull the lever for the Democrats 95 percent of the time, even though they have policies that are directly harmful to their best interests. They should be mad at those policies, not me.”

Elder also implies that fostering anger toward conservatives is part of a Democratic plan to keep people from focusing on failed policies.

“Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have to be laughing over this,” Elder said. “They know it’s all B.S. and yet they have painted me as the bad guy, because I say things like the majority of Black and Brown parents in the inner city want school choice for their children. That goes against their agenda, so they paint me as a racist and now this gentleman calls in talking about my lips, among other things. Just because I support (former) President Trump, who had the best economy ever for Black People and supports school choice, that does not make me a racist.”

Elder closes the segment by addressing his caller directly.

“’Sir, there is not some invisible force holding people back from realizing their potential,” he said. “I have more faith in you than you do in me. You can accomplish anything you want. If you want to be angry at something, focus on the policies. In Baltimore, a city with a Democratic majority, in 13 schools, zero percent of the students can do math at grade level. Be mad at that. Get angry over the fact that 70 percent of the homicides in Baltimore are Black on Black violence. Don’t be used and manipulated by the media, sir. They are treating you like a moron. They are laughing at you. How is calling me and attacking me helping? They are treating you like a schoolboy and honestly, you should be ashamed of yourself for letting it happen.”

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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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