Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin was a guest on The Joe Pags Show Thursday evening and host Joe Pagliarulo gave him the platform to attack the mainstream media on two separate fronts. The interview appeared on the new video platform Rumble, due to YouTube’s recent policy guidelines on blocking some videos that contain a conservative viewpoint on topics like the corona virus and election fraud.
First, Johnson, who is the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, criticized a New York Times article and editorial that said he was “touting unproven and dubious claims about the corona virus” and called Johnson “The Snake-oil Salesman of the Senate”. Secondly, he claims that the media had a bigger impact on the 2020 election than Russia in 2016.
“The fact that we have ignored early treatment of the virus with hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin (a deworming medication used to treat livestock and other animals), has cost hundreds of thousands of lives… They are miracle drugs. And the New York Times calls the brilliant doctors who support the use of these drugs and myself snake-oil salesman? Ridiculous. The doctor who wrote the OP-ED has never even treated one COVID patient. The doctors who testified at the hearing have treated thousands.”
Johnson adds that the reason the media keeps downplaying the effectiveness of both drugs is because they are inexpensive and readily available.
“Drug companies are not focusing on the benefits of these drugs because they don’t make money off of them,” Johnson said. “Instead, they are pouring all kinds of money and research into more expensive drugs just so they can make more money.”
Pagliarulo also claims that the media is covering up the effectiveness of what he calls a breakthrough treatment.
“The media is sitting on this because it’s just a twenty dollar drug,” Pagliarulo said. “I wrote something about how effective hydroxychloroquine is on Twitter and I got banned for three weeks.”
The pair then switched gears and began to criticize the media for covering up details concerning Hunter Biden and the role that the cover up played in the outcome of the 2020 election.
“I said on this program back in October that there was an investigation into Hunter Biden and now Big Media just finds this out yesterday after the election,” Pagliarulo said.
“Right. It’s only coming out now that the election is past,” Johnson agreed. “According to a McLaughlin poll 13 percent of Biden voters say they would not have voted for him if they had known about Hunter Biden. The media covered it up until after the election because President Trump would have won going away. I think it is fair to say that the American media interfered with this election far more than Russia did in 2016. That’s where the election fraud is in this country, from the media.”
Johnson made similar claims to Sean Hannity earlier in the week on Fox News. However, according to a Newsweek article, it is unclear to which poll Johnson is referring. and it questions the validity of McLaughlin due to its association with conservative media outlet Newsmax
Chris Plante: Media is Covering for Jamaal Bowman
“The media says this is a sensible strategy for exiting a building.”
Syndicated radio Chris Plante says the media is covering for Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) who pulled a fire alarm last weekend in the Capitol as a vote was about to be taken in on a government shutdown.
Plante discussed a story in The New York Post with a picture of the fire alarm that Jamaal Bowman pulled.
“I’m sure The New York Times doesn’t have this story,” added Plante. [Bowman’s] staffers lied to the press about it, I think that’s a seditious conspiracy.”
The article states that Bowman removed the signs, triggered the alarm, and fled in the opposite direction.
“The media says this is a sensible strategy for exiting a building,” he said. “He (Bowman) should be mocked until he’s thrown out of Congress. He should probably face charges just as the January 6th people did for obstructing.”
Chris Plante also says The Washington Post lied about an article that asserted that Robert F. Kennedy running as an independent candidate would hurt Donald Trump’s chances of getting elected in 2024.
“They wake up in the morning and wonder what they’re going to lie about today,” he says, “Give me my keyboard; I’ve got to lie; I’ve got to put it right here in print.”
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.
Free Talk Live’s Ian Freeman Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
Furthermore, Freeman was ordered to pay restitution to victims at a later date.
Free Talk Live co-anchor Ian Freeman received his sentence following a conviction for unlicensed money transmission, money laundering, and tax evasion in December 2022.
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Laplante sentenced Freeman to 96 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and a fine of $40,000. Furthermore, Freeman was ordered to pay restitution to victims at a later date.
“The defendant’s criminal conduct devastated many vulnerable people,” U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young said. “Dozens of victims were identified during the investigation. Many of them lost their life’s savings by way of Freeman’s Bitcoin money laundering scheme.
“The Court recognized that an important part of this sentence was for the defendant to provide restitution to the victims. In financial crimes cases such as this, providing restitution to victims is one of the highest priorities of the U.S. Department of Justice and this Office.”
According to the press release, Freeman exchanged U.S. dollars for Bitcoin to launder over $10 million from romance scams and other internet frauds. Freeman neglected to follow the legal requirement of registering his business with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
He also disabled the “know your customer” feature on his Bitcoin kiosks and did not inquire about the purposes for which his customers used their funds. Consequently, his business became attractive to fraudsters. Freeman charged excessively high fees, which enabled him to earn over one million dollars.
Buck Sexton: Jamaal Bowman Pulling Fire Alarm Is When It’s Fun to Have Radio Show
“‘Wow, this is where it’s fun to be on the radio’, Clay. This is when you have something to discuss.”
Last week, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) allegedly pulled a fire alarm at the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to derail a vote about funding the government. Buck Sexton joked that topics like this make radio fun.
To begin The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show Monday, Sexton joked that because he was moving last week, he wasn’t certain the story was actually true.
“The most interesting thing that I saw the moment when I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is where it’s fun to be on the radio’, Clay. This is when you have something to discuss. The pulling of a fire alarm by Congressman Jamaal Bowman and the efforts to try to explain this away over the course of the weekend,” said Sexton.
After playing a clip of an MSNBC anchor reading a statement that Bowman claimed it was an accident, Sexton asked Travis how many times he’s accidentally pulled a fire alarm, “Because I know the answer for me is zero”, Sexton said.
“I think this is one so fun because it’s so profoundly stupid,” Travis said with a laugh. The OutKick founder then told a story that he recently set off the alarm at a New York City hotel by opening a fire escape door on the ground level.
“I can’t imagine anybody over the age of like five or six intentionally doing that. And trying to make an excuse because there is no defense in that position,” surmised Travis.