Mark Levin: Fear of Court Packing, Media Led to SCOTUS Ruling
“Mark Levin did not hold back when criticizing The Supreme Court and the “liberal media” on Tuesday evening on Westwood One.”
Conservative media personality Mark Levin did not hold back when criticizing The Supreme Court and the “liberal media” on The Mark Levin Show, Tuesday evening on Westwood One. Levin used his experience as a lawyer to criticize SCOTUS for their denial to hear the case from Republicans concerning supposed voting irregularities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“You don’t have to be a legal scholar to figure out what is going on here,” Levin said. “They (SCOTUS) handed down their order just 40 minutes after the last brief was filed. That means they had already made up their minds.”
Levin said that the Justices predetermined the ruling out of fear, worrying if they make any ruling contrary to what Democrats want, President-Elect Joe Biden will pack the court.
“These Justices know full well that a Joe Biden presidency would pack the court and there is really nothing they can do to stop it. The Justices made this decision, not based on the law, but instead political ramifications. This is dangerous and will sow further chaos and division in this country.”
Levin added that some of that fear also stems from the repercussions of overturning election results.
“Liberal media and the columnists would have a hay day with this,” Levin said. “They (SCOTUS) know that any decision that goes against them (liberals) will be used against the Justices. So instead of standing up and putting an end to this chaos by doing the right thing, they made it worse.”
Levin then cautioned his fellow conservatives not to celebrate because Texas has sued other states over election results, which automatically compels SCOTUS to hear the case.
“What makes you think that the result will be a just one?” he asks. “They just had an opportunity. All they had to do was to tell states to follow Article II of the Constitution, but they didn’t do that. In the end, all the briefings, all the fillings are going to be meaningless. Why even have a briefing if you have already made up your mind? I hope I am wrong. They could rule differently in other cases, but I don’t think it will happen because they are scared to death of a lawless Democratic Party and the media.”
Aside from the decision itself, Levin also took exception to the manner in which it was handed down.
“The ruling was just one sentence,” Levin complained. “It simply stated that the request for an injunction was denied. That’s it. No reason as to why. At least tell us why you denied it instead of leaving it up to the bloggers and the legal analysts on the networks to tell us what they think your reasons were. But I guess they can’t say it was because they were hiding under the proverbial table in fear. There is no defense for the indefensible.”
Jacob Conley writes about news/talk radio BNM. He can be found on Twitter @GWUJake or reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary on KMJ Coming To PBS in California
“The film was written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Aiello, with KMJ Program Director Blake Taylor as a producer.”
Valley PBS and Newstalk 580/105.9 KMJ have collaborated to produce a one-hour documentary recounting the story of the renowned news talk station’s 100-year history. In the teaser trailer for “KMJ: 100 Years in the Valley,” host John Broeske jests about the non-existence of radios during KMJ’s inception.
The documentary sheds light on the station’s influence on Fresno and the broader Central Valley of California, including its personalities, throughout the past century. KMJ started broadcasting with only 50 watts of power on March 23, 1922, which increased to an impressive 50,000 watts before WWII.
The film was written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Aiello, with KMJ Program Director Blake Taylor as a producer. “KMJ: 100 Years in The Valley” premieres on Thursday, March 30, at 7 PM PT.
You can view it anytime on the PBS App via Video.ValleyPBS.org or YouTube.com/ValleyPBS.
Ryan Hedrick serves as the Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. Prior to WFMD, he hosted an afternoon program at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA. He has worked at Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and for stations in Baltimore, MD. He has also worked at WIBW-AM in Topeka KS, earning the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Longtime WFLA Host Jack Harris Says He’s Been Fired
“I didn’t think I was that big of a burden on them. I was making a seventh of what I made three or four years ago.”
Longtime Tampa radio host Jack Harris claims he has been fired by NewsRadio 970 WFLA.
“After I signed off from my show at 7:00 AM today, iHeartRadio bosses told me that they were cutting back on expenses and had to let me go,” Harris told The Tampa Bay Times. “I didn’t think I was that big of a burden on them. I was making a seventh of what I made three or four years ago.”
The 81-year-old Harris had been with the station in several tenures since 1970 but had hosted on the station for the last 29 years, most recently on weekdays from 5:00-7:00 AM as host of AM Tampa Bay.
When reached by Barrett News Media for comment, WFLA Program Director John Mamola declined the opportunity to speak on the subject.
Harris — who was insistent that he was not playing a practical joke on listeners with April Fool’s around the corner — shared he was saddened he didn’t get the opportunity to have a farewell show and thank listeners for their years together. “They are what I will miss most.
When asked what his next step will be, Harris was unsure.
“I might look for part time work on the radio somewhere,” the longtime host said. “Or maybe I will retire. I am an old geezer after all.”
Joe Rogan: Media Leaves Out ‘What It Doesn’t Want Front and Center’
“All it is, is like ‘January 6th. January 6th. Did you see what they did? — Trump is coming back’.”
Podcast host Joe Rogan has grown weary of the news media’s coverage of certain events and shared his belief that it only cares about presenting one side of arguments.
During The Joe Rogan Experience, the eponymous host shared his displeasure with the way current events are reported on.
“The media has lost its hold over the narrative,” said Rogan. “Now, the media conveniently leaves out anything that it doesn’t want to be at the front and center — in terms of things that people concentrate on and talk about.”
He then discussed stories he believes the general public has an interest in, but aren’t being covered, pointing to large protests in France over potential reforms in social security and also protests in Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans for changes to the nation’s judicial system.
“And you’re not hearing a f***ing peep about it, you know?” Rogan said. “All it is is ‘January 6th. January 6th. Did you see what they did? — Trump is coming back, but January 6th looms large.’”
“How about the fact that the guy who’s the president right now can’t form a f***ing sentence? He makes up words and stumbles through things and no one says a god damn thing about it,” Rogan concluded.