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Former Gov. George Pataki: It’s a Sad Day for New York

Former New York Gov. George Pataki is sharing his thoughts about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki is sharing his thoughts about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.

Pataki joined WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell following Cuomo’s shocking announcement Tuesday.

The former governor said, “It’s a sad day for New York,” but added that he wasn’t shocked when he heard the news given the investigation by state officials into his conduct.

“I think now we have the opportunity for a new start for New York. And let’s hope it’s a good one,” he said.

Pataki said Cuomo would have been impeached had he not made the decision to resign. He also said he supports further investigation into last year’s nursing home scandal.

“Over 15,000 people died in the nursing homes scandal. And that has never been fully investigated,” Pataki said. 

Why did the governor require nursing homes to take COVID positive patients while the USS Comfort and the Javits Center sat basically vacant?” 

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Mark Levin: Laura Ingraham “Has a Cork up Her Nose” About Dr. Mehmet Oz

Levin even took a shot at colleague Laura Ingraham saying she “has a cork up her nose” about this “perfectly legitimate conservative.”

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Fox News’ Mark Levin is coming to the defense of celebrity cardiothoracic surgeon-turned-Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. 

Levin even took a shot at colleague Laura Ingraham saying she “has a cork up her nose” about this “perfectly legitimate conservative.” He didn’t mention the Fox News host’s name but referred to her by her time slot. 

“For some reason, the ten p.m.-er has a real hate-on for Oz,” Levin said, per The Wrap. “I don’t hate Oz. I don’t hate [Pennsylvania Senate candidate David] McCormick. I think they’re both terrific men. I don’t really hate any of these candidates.”

Levin speculated what Ingraham’s issue is with Oz since she isn’t from the state; however, he does say that some hosts feel they’re entitled to the power of a camera and that they know what’s best for certain states.

“But there’s something going on with the 10 p.m.-er. I’m a Pennsylvanian. 10 p.m.-er is not a Pennsylvanian. But some people, because they have a camera in their face, actually think they know what’s best for you without actually inquiring into it,” Levin added.

“Sounds like a perfectly nice guy, sounds like a perfectly legitimate conservative. No reason to tear the guy down, I don’t think — Do you Mr. Producer? And yet these people get these platforms; they think they’re so smart. 10 p.m.-er has a cork up her nose at this. I don’t know what the problem is.”

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WBEN Among the Local Outlets Leading Coverage on Buffalo Man Shooting

WBEN broadcast coverage of numerous press briefings Saturday and Sunday in addition to fielding phone calls from residents who were clearly shaken by Saturday’s events.

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Buffalo’s News Talk WBEN covered the horrific mass shooting at a Tops Market Saturday, leaving ten people dead. According to police, the attack was live-streamed on the social gaming platform Twitch.

The story captivated a national audience and quickly fueled debates about First Amendment rights as reports circulated that 18-year-old suspect Payton Gendron published a manifesto consistent with white supremacist ideology. 

WBEN broadcast coverage of numerous press briefings Saturday and Sunday in addition to fielding phone calls from residents who were shaken by Saturday’s events. Station reporters sought reaction from the scene speaking to Tops worker Fragrance Harris Stanfield who she’ll never forget the second gunshots ring out.

“I turned around to tell my daughter how I was feeling, and we heard gunshots,” Standfield told the website. “We weren’t sure they were here at our building, so everyone stopped and turned and looked for the front door.”

WBEN spoke to Buffalo attorney Paul Cambria who discussed the challenges of monitoring social media platforms to thwart future attacks. 

“They’re really no controls on social media speech,” Cambria said. “Twitter and Facebook and so on people can live stream things without the government telling them no you can do this and do that.”

Cambria alluded to certain Facebook rules where users can end up in “Facebook jail” for violating community standards but reiterated there are no specifics safeguards in place to prevent attacks like the one we witnessed on Saturday.

“That is a company policy as opposed to one imposed by the government,” he added. 

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KMOX’s Charlie Brennan Bids Farewell to His Audience

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KMOX legend Charlie Brennan bid an emotional farewell to his audience Thursday following a remarkable career that stretched more than three decades. 

In the final hour of his program, Brennan was greeted by several guests whom he had worked with over the course of his career. One of those guests was Fox News contributor Juan Williams. 

“I can’t believe you’re leaving; what a loss,” Williams said. “You have been such a presence. I am more of a national guy than a St. Louis person. I remember sitting in the studio with you and feeling so welcome. And the fact that you had read what I had written was so unusual.” 

Brennan not only touched the people he worked with on the air. According to the station’s website, in 2020, Brennan spearheaded a four-day campaign to raise money for Cardinal Children’s Hospital, a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. 

Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President of Sales of Marketing for the St. Louis Cardinals, praised Brennan for his tireless work in the community. 

“Thank you for all the times you got behind community efforts to make this a better place to live; you deserve all of the credit. Nobody does it like you,” Farrell said. 

KMOX hired Brennan in 1988 to work evenings and weekends. Two years later, he was appointed to the midday morning shift. 

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