A New Jersey radio host told CNN that some of his listeners have been attacking him for reporting the truth about COVID-19. Jeff Deminski, co-hosts Deminski & Doyle on New Jersey’s 101.5 FM.
“I think this really started with President Trump declaring this a Democratic hoax and it just filtered on down from there,” Deminski said. “Anything seems to pass for news today.”
Over the weekend, New Jersey reported more than 6,000 positive coronavirus cases, the highest number of positive tests since the outbreak started in March. The state also reported another 16 deaths. The results come as the state saw a record number of positive cases last Thursday and Friday, respectively.
Deminski said in response to the negative feedback from listeners, he will continue to report facts. “If people are going to continue to discount my medical experts like Dr. Faucci and go instead for a guy that has been discredited by the FDA like Dr. Mercola there is nothing much I can do about it.”
You can check out Deminski’s Op-ed by clicking on this link.
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Bill Handel: Elon Musk ‘Has Done Everything He Can to Destroy’ X
“He has done everything he can to destroy that company, and he has done a brilliant job.”
X owner Elon Musk elevated eyebrows around the media world Wednesday by declaring that advertisers who are boycotting the social media platform can “go f–k” themselves. KFI AM-640 host Bill Handel believes the move is another in a long line of bad decisions by the billionaire.
While discussing Musk’s comments, Handel argued that the comments won’t be overly helpful as Musk attempts to regain advertising dollars that left the platform after charges he posted anti-Semitic content. A Media Matters report detailed that large advertisers saw their advertisements placed directly next to other anti-Semitic content on the platform also led to the boycott.
“That’s an interesting move, by a CEO telling advertisers who are either about to leave or leaving because of controversy about the CEO of the company they’re advertising with. I don’t believe that’s a particularly good move,” Handel admitted. “It’s been at least 10 days, two weeks, since he posted the anti-Semitic comments and advertisers said ‘Thank you, we’re done’, up to this point.”
Handel continued by noting that a simple apology from Musk would have likely ended any pushback before other advertisers pulled their money.
“I think so. ‘Oops, I made a mistake. I’m sorry’, I don’t know,” Handel said before joking that Musk’s purchase of X was equal to an average person seeing candy bars at the checkout of a grocery store.
“He grabbed it without thinking. He has done everything he can to destroy that company, and he has done a brilliant job.”
NewsNation’s The Hill to Begin Airing on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S.
“We think The Hill is a perfect start and look forward to listeners getting a taste of the NewsNation product.”
NewsNation announced on Wednesday that it will offer an audio broadcast of the network’s 5 p.m. political program, The Hill, on SiriusXM’s bipartisan P.O.T.U.S. Channel.
The audio broadcast on SiriusXM will begin on Monday, December 4, and will air each weeknight on SiriusXM channel 124 at 6:00 PM ET, following the original live broadcast on NewsNation.
“As NewsNation continues to grow and expand the brand, we are searching for new ways to meet our audiences wherever they are, and our agreement with SiriusXM will do just that,” Michael Corn, President of News at NewsNation, said.
“We think The Hill is a perfect start and look forward to listeners getting a taste of the NewsNation product whether they’re in their cars or on-the-go listening to the SiriusXM app.”
Blake Burman, The Hill’s chief Washington correspondent, moderates this program that provides an insider’s perspective on the most important news headlines emerging from Washington.
The program focuses on the individuals actively shaping today’s political landscape. Furthermore, Burman and panelists analyze critical issues and ask essential questions.
Sean Hannity: ‘I Don’t Want to Be a Hall Monitor’ During DeSantis/Newsom Debate
“I told both sides I’m going to allow some breathing room. I don’t want to be a hall monitor. I really don’t. I don’t feel like Chris Wallace here.”
Fox News host Sean Hannity is set to moderate a debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) Thursday, and he says he won’t be part of the story Friday morning.
During The Sean Hannity Show Tuesday, the longtime syndicated radio host said he has vowed to not overstep his duties as a moderator, despite what Newsom has told others.
“I’ve been working very hard on preparing for this debate and just laying out the topics and letting them go at it,” Hannity said. “I’m not going to be debating — Gavin has been saying ‘Two on one’, but nope. I’m just bringing up the topics.
“I’m not going to be debating. I will bring up the topic, try and make the question short, and let them get into it. If it warrants another follow-up, it warrants another follow-up…and the format, I think, is fair,” Hannity continued. “I told both sides I’m going to allow some breathing room. I don’t want to be a hall monitor. I really don’t. I don’t feel like Chris Wallace here.”
Fox News will present DeSantis vs. Newsom: The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate from 9-10:30 PM ET on Thursday. The debate will also be simulcast on FOX News Radio. After the debate, Hannity will provide a live reaction with a panel of guests from 10:30 to 11:00 PM/ET.