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Travis Claims Lack of Cuomo Coverage by His Brother a Disaster for CNN

“Patron saint of the coronabros Andrew Cuomo, has now been accused of sexual harassment by a third woman, prompting Chris Cuomo to make an on-air explanation of why he isn’t covering this issue,” Travis wrote on Twitter.

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Nationally syndicated talk show host and founder of Outkick.com Clay Travis has never shied away from offering strong opinions on controversial topics in the world of news and sports. Though he was on vacation in Cancun from his radio program, which is being hosted by Jonas Knox until Travis returns to the studio, that did not stop Travis from taking to twitter to criticize CNN’s Chris Cuomo and his reasoning for not covering his brother (New York Governor) Andrew Cuomo’s sex scandals.

Chris Cuomo offered an explanation to viewers as to why he can’t cover his brother during the opening of his show Cuomo Primetime Monday evening.

“You have always been straight with me, so let me be straight with you,” Cuomo said. “Obviously, I am aware of what is going on with my brother. And obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother (presumably due to conflict of interest). Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively, and they will continue to do so. I have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that.”

Cuomo’s explanation did not hold water with Travis, however.

“Patron saint of the coronabros Andrew Cuomo, has now been accused of sexual harassment by a third woman, prompting Chris Cuomo to make an on-air explanation of why he isn’t covering this issue,” Travis wrote on Twitter. “As bad as this is for the Cuomos, it may be worse for CNN.”

According to a CNN press release though, the network is in good shape, claiming that January 2021 was the most watched month in the network’s history. That did not stop Travis, however, from going after Cuomo and claiming the situation was a disaster for CNN.

“CNN spent all of last year turning Andrew Cuomo into a COVID superhero via hits on his brother’s show despite all the facts showing he’d done the worst job of any elected official in America. Now Chris suddenly can’t cover him? Total disaster for CNN.”

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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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