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Howard Stern: I Never Thought I’d See Republicans Praise Vladimir Putin

The radio host stated that the country needs to unify with the message of democracy and freedom.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to be atop the talking points on various news media outlets, including on the radio side where SiriusXM host Howard Stern is going after former President Trump and Republicans for their praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I used to love the Republicans, and their stance was firmly pro-capitalist, anti-Communist, and certainly a staunch defender of free people and free elections,” Stern said on his show.

“They’ve just totally disappointed me in their support of Vladimir Putin — the praise they heap on him, Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin,” Stern continued.

During an interview last week leading up to the Putin-ordered invasion of Ukraine, Trump said that the Russian president’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in eastern Ukraine was “smart” and “pretty savvy.”

Stern went on to shred the Kremlin leader and those in the Republican party that are praising Putin in his follow-up remarks.

“This guy’s a f—ing animal, and I wish he was dead like I wish [Adolf] Hitler was dead,” Stern said. “The man is a human stain. I don’t care how much power he has — don’t praise him. Don’t say what a genius he is. He’s not a genius… He’s a thug. He’s a bully.”

“I can’t imagine the horror of the life of the Ukrainian people. They’re living in a country; they decided to have free elections… And this scumbag who has more money than anybody, who has more power than anybody, who enslaves an entire country, who will kill you if you’re a journalist, will kill you if you speak out against him, who’s got everything a man could want if you’re truly a megalomaniac, and he didn’t have enough.”

Finally, Stern ended by saying he isn’t sure if he can vote for the Republican party for the praise of Putin. The radio host stated that the country needs to unify with the message of democracy and freedom.

“I voted for many Republicans. I don’t see how I’ll ever get back to that,” Stern said. “It’s time for this country to at least have a unified message about democracy and freedom.”

“I’m sick and tired of the f—ing nightmare that’s going on with people defending Vladimir Putin. I never thought I’d live long enough to see it.”

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Nick Kayal: Joy Reid ‘Queen of Picking Low-Hanging Fruit’

“Don’t be a jerk, don’t go into someone else’s house and ransack their property, and loot and steal. Of course, that’s the opening of the door — the green light — for MSNBC to cry racism and that’s exactly what Joy Reid did.”

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During the debut of Kayal and Company on 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia Monday morning, new host Nick Kayal blasted MSNBC host Joy Reid for her weekend comments comparing Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to prominent segregationists of the 1960s.

During a press conference, DeSantis told reporters Florida residents shouldn’t even think about looting the vacant homes of those evacuated during Hurricane Ian. Reid took to Twitter to point out the racial history of the “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” mindset.

“Don’t be a jerk, don’t go into someone else’s house and ransack their property, and loot and steal. Of course, that’s the opening of the door — the green light — for MSNBC to cry racism and that’s exactly what Joy Reid did. The MSNBC host said Ron DeSantis’ warning to looters in Ian’s aftermath is like a racist threat from segregationist era. Joy Reid is on her show and they’re discussing all the pertinent issues we’re fascinated by. Global warming, climate change, and then of course Hurricane Ian. And then, of course, they’ve got to play the clip of Ron DeSantis and she goes to Twitter — Joy Reid’s personal Twitter page — to bash DeSantis for warning potential criminals against looting the evacuated homes of Hurricane Ian survivors in Florida.”

Kayal then read a portion of a news story describing Reid’s actions in response to the comments made by DeSantis.

“Obviously, Ron DeSantis, clearly a racist,” Kayal said sarcastically. “Clearly going back to the ’60s. Of course, it’s low-hanging fruit. And Joy Reid — the queen of picking low-hanging fruit — immediately goes to her played out, tired card.”

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Gary McNamara Doesn’t Plan On Leaving Radio After 33 Years

“Red Eye Radio” co-host Gary McNamara has been in talk radio for more than three decades and he said he doesn’t see it ending anytime soon.

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“Red Eye Radio” co-host Gary McNamara has been in talk radio for more than three decades and he said he doesn’t see it ending anytime soon. 

McNamara discussed his lengthy career Friday while recounting many suggestions that he’s been given.

“As today I finish my 33rd year in talk radio and Monday I start my 34th year, I’ve never felt pressure in this job and never, ever will,” McNamara said.  

McNamara stated that he began his career in 1989. He said society was different and so were some of the topics that were discussed on the radio. 

“The left would actually discuss the issues but now it’s all about justifying obvious lies on all the major issues,” he said. “I still can remember one of the first pieces of advice that I ever got.” 

He said somebody on the radio told him that he had to stay away from talking about race. 

“Don’t talk about race, it will get you in trouble,” he said. “I thought to myself, I’ll talk about whatever I want. At that time, I didn’t really want to be doing talk radio but once I embraced it was OK.” 

McNamara said he never ran away from talking about anything, including race. 

“In fact, the topics that they say are taboo, like race, are one of the favorite topics that Eric [Harley] and I love talking about. All these taboo topics that they say we shouldn’t be talking about are the ones that we like so much.” 

“I love this job, I love being able to do this,” he added. 

“Red Eye Radio” is a nationally syndicated program which airs overnight daily on more than 250 radio stations across the U.S.

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Megyn Kelly: Don Lemon Will ‘Always Do Something Stupid’

“When there’s a national tragedy, when there’s not, it really doesn’t matter. He was trying to cover [the hurricane] as it was moving in; people are dying, and he’s got a Hurricane Center official on with him.”

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Ben Shapiro appeared on The Megyn Kelly Show Thursday and the two discussed media coverage of Hurricane Ian. Don Lemon has long been the focus of criticism from Kelly, and that continued with Shapiro.

“You can take it to the bank [CNN anchor] Don Lemon is going to do something stupid,” Kelly said to Shapiro. “When there’s a national tragedy, when there’s not, it really doesn’t matter. He was trying to cover [the hurricane] as it was moving in; people are dying, and he’s got a Hurricane Center official on with him. This guy had to slap Lemon down.”

“I love when the big fans of science spend their time trying to rebut actual climate scientists by saying ‘when I was a kid, I remember,” Shapiro said. “Yeah, and when you were a kid all adults look like they were eight feet tall. So there’s that. Also, the data is in and fairly clear that there’s actually been a slight decrease in the number of major hurricanes making landfall in the United States over the course of the last century, and maybe a slight decrease in the intensity.”

“What is truly amazing this is the media will now paint anybody who does not attribute this to climate change –the intensity of this hurricane or any hurricane at all – they will then attempt to say that you’re a climate denier. But every climatologist will do just what that NOAA official said. They will refuse to identify any data point with climate change,” Shapiro continued.

CNN’s Don Lemon interviewed Jamie Rohme on Tuesday night, acting director of the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

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