Late last week Bill Cosby made a rare media appearance, talking with host Scott Spears of WWGH radio in Marion, OH.
The Marion Star recapped the interview, pointing out that Cosby was asked, and answered, questions about returning to comedy, education, teaching and the Olympics.
Spears, however, failed to mention anything surrounding allegations, legal issues and the overturned decision that freed Cosby from Prison in June.
“I don’t think he would’ve answered those questions because of the lawsuits,” Spears said via USA Today. “If I would’ve asked, it would’ve gone nowhere, at this point, because of the lawsuits.”
It was clarified that Cosby’s lawyers advised him not to discuss the legal battles, therefore Spears didn’t use any of his 15 minutes bringing it up.
WWGH is listed under a ‘community radio’ format.
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Dana Loesch: CNN Unfair to Question Ron DeSantis On Lack of Evacuation Plans
The media is trying to create a Hurricane Katrina narrative around Ron DeSantis so they can kneecap him and not only reduce the enthusiasm around him Republican voters have around him as we go into the midterms but also hurt him ahead of any potential 2024 Presidential run.”
Dana Loesch thought a question from a CNN reporter to Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) about a Florida county refusing to issue mandatory evacuations until the day before Hurricane Ian made landfall was unwarranted, going as far to say the media was attempting to give the Governor his “Hurricane Katrina moment”.
“That is the big push from the left, through the media, and the media is hitting first, so I’m anticipating (California Governor Gavin) Newsom and others to follow as soon as they think that media has seeded the ground enough to make such an accusation towards DeSantis,” Loesch said.
“This is what’s weird. The media is trying to create a Hurricane Katrina narrative around Ron DeSantis so they can kneecap him and not only reduce the enthusiasm around him Republican voters have around him as we go into the midterms but also hurt him ahead of any potential 2024 Presidential run,” The Dana Show host posited.
“Do you remember — let’s go back to Hurricane Katrina for a moment — when the media was not going after a Governor but they were blaming George Bush for the actions of the Governor? So if a Democrat is in the White House — and they’re President — then it’s ok to criticize the Governor. But if it’s a Republican President in the White House then it’s the President not the Governor (who receives blame)?”
Loesch concluded by saying the media is trying to damage DeSantis for actions made by other election officials, noting Lee County is roughly 130 miles south of where the storm was forecasted to make landfall.
7 Women Honored With 2022 Gracies Leadership Awards
The Gracies Leadership Awards will be presented November 14th at Tribeca 360 in New York.
Seven women are getting an award from the Alliance for Women in Media. The Gracies Leadership Awards will be presented November 14th at Tribeca 360 in New York. According to a news release, this year’s honorees are:
- Nancy Daniels, Chief of Content, TNets, Discovery, Animal Planet, and Science Channel
- Marie Donoghue, Vice President, Global Sports Video, Amazon
- Kim Godwin, President, ABC News
- Wendy Goldberg, Chief Communications Officer, iHeartMedia, Inc.
- Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, American Urban Radio Networks
- Debra O’Connell, President, Networks, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
- Dawn Porter, Founder, Trilogy Films
In a statement, Alliance for Women in Media President Becky Brooks said she’s excited.
“It is an exceptional honor to recognize and celebrate this strong lineup and powerhouse of women leaders in our industry. Soledad O’Brien as our keynote speaker will undoubtedly create an unforgettable event for everyone in attendance.”
Broadcast news veteran Soledad O’Brien will deliver the keynote address. The Alliance for Women in Media was established in 1951 as American Women in Radio & Television.
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Charlie Kirk: Federal Government Limited My Social Media Reach in 2020
“Essentially we have a third party — allegedly — that exists to censor people that they don’t like, such as James Woods, Gateway Pundit, Donald Trump Jr., Tom Fenton, Jack Posobiec, myself.”
A report from John Solomon’s JustTheNews.com claims a federal agency limited the reach of “thousands” of web URLs and “millions” of social media posts during the 2020 Presidential Campaign, and the list includes conservative commentator Charlie Kirk, who discussed being on the “enemies list” Monday.
“Essentially we have a third party — allegedly — that exists to censor people that they don’t like, such as James Woods, Gateway Pundit, Donald Trump Jr., Tom Fenton, Jack Posobiec, myself, Mark Levin, James O’Keefe, Rick Grenell, Breitbart News, Sean Hannity,” The Charlie Kirk Show host said. “So the federal government pays this outside company to then censor voices they don’t like.”
Solomon joined Kirk to discuss the matter, saying the “breadth of censorship is absolutely jaw-dropping. They targeted 4,900 URLs, 20 U.S. news sites, 29 famous influencers, yourself included, and the impact of all that censorship is an estimated — in their own report, this is the coalition’s own report — to be 22 million tweets. A massive amount of reach throttling and censorship. Unheard of in American history.”
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene told Solomon’s television show she is considering legal action, saying “I’ve already talked to an attorney…and I’m owed damages”. Her Twitter account was permanently suspended in January for continued COVID-19 misinformation.