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Former Host Sykes Asks Ryan to Influence Fox News From Boardroom

Sykes was a vocal supporter of Ryan when hosting a show at WTMJ-AM.

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Former Wisconsin talk host Charlie Sykes has laid out a case for former U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to exert more influence on Fox News leadership.

The former WTMJ-AM host issued an open letter to Ryan in Politico Wednesday, saying “if you have ever thought of having any influence, the recent drift of Fox News deeper into the dark waters of raw racism and disinformation, makes this question especially urgent: if not now, when?”

Sykes continued his letter by noting Tucker Carlson’s recent rhetoric that has drawn comparisons to white supremacists’ speech and former President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election being stolen, stating the network amplified those claims without proof.

Sykes was one of the leading Republican “anti-Trump” voices ahead of the 2020 election while working with Bill Kristol and others to launch “The Bulwark”.

Ryan was named to the Fox Corporation board in 2019 after serving eight terms as Wisconsin’s 1st District Congressman. He won election as Speaker of the House in October 2015. He did not run for re-election in 2018.

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WWJ Anchor Roberta Jasina Departs

Unfortunately, Jasina revealed her husband was diagnosed with cancer, the day after she was let go from Audacy. “It has been quite a week,” the former anchor said.

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In another cut from Audacy, WWJ morning news anchor Roberta Jasina has departed the company.

Jasina had been at all-news WWJ in Detroit for 34 years. In a message posted to Facebook, Jasina said “I have to say my heart was broken. I loved WWJ. I had the best job in the world. I loved going into work every day and trying to serve the listeners to the best of my ability.” She also thanked listeners for their kindness in hearing the news, while also thanking listeners who sent her hate mail, because it made her re-examine how she was operating.

Unfortunately, Jasina revealed her husband was diagnosed with cancer, the day after she was let go from Audacy. “It has been quite a week,” the former anchor said.

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Charlie Kirk Takes Umbrage With ABC News Minneapolis Teacher Union Headline

“Now that is the nice way to describe it. That is the puff piece. This is ABC News.”

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The Minneapolis Teacher Union has reportedly struck a deal with the city’s school system to prioritize race in deciding which educators are laid off first, which caught the ire of conservative talk host Charlie Kirk Thursday.

Kirk not all railed against the policy, but also the media’s reaction to it, citing an ABC News headline as an example.

“The media, they lose their minds when I say the following — but every single person in the audience, you need to listen carefully when I say this, because if you so happen to have white kids or grand kids, the are entering a country where the policies and the rules very well could be rigged against them — Minneapolis Public Schools defends policy to retain educators of color when determining layoffs,” said The Charlie Kirk Show host. “Now that is the nice way to describe it. That is the puff piece. This is ABC News. So I’m starting with the nicest possible wording. How they try to brand it. What is this, really? How about this one: Minneapolis Teacher Union plan will fire white teachers ahead of people of color.”

He later noted he would get blowback from his stance.

“The media doesn’t like when I say this but how on earth is this story right here not a deliberate ant-white campaign? Is that too much to say? If you have white kids or white grand kids, you better get into action here. This would be wrong if it was anti-black or anti-Hispanic.”

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Chris Stigall: Democrats Don’t Watch CNN for Their News

Stigall said most Democrats aren’t tuning into CNN to get their information, commenting on the news regarding Brian Stelter’s exit.

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Conservative news/talk host Chris Stigall said most Democrats aren’t tuning into CNN to get their news. Stigall criticized the network as a highly partisan outlet that operates mainly in the direction of opinion-based commentators.

Stigall commented minutes after learning that CNN had canceled “Reliable Sources” hosted by Brian Stelter. “They’re like a poor man’s MSNBC,” said Stigall sitting in for Vince Coglianese on WMAL Radio.

“I give MSNBC credit for at least being committed to being left, being honest that they’re on the left, and looking good while they do it,” Stigall said. “CNN tries to pretend that they are not on the left while mimicking some of the talking points from competitor MSNBC.”

“Well, Brian Stelter and his show have been shown the door. They’re (CNN) no longer pretending to be the media ombudsman anymore over there.”

National Review writer Nate Hochman joined Stigall and said Stelter rivaled Jim Acosta for the “least self-aware man in America.”

“He spent the last nine years trying to lecture Americans about how awful it was that nobody would listen to journalists like him anymore while serving as an activist for Democratic party causes,” he added. 

Stigall said there’s a “subversiveness” about Stelter that’s hard to explain.  

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