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Michael Medved, George Will Evaluate Biden’s First Week in Office

While there was some room for praise, particularly on Taiwan, Medved and Will offered their criticism’s of the first week of the Biden presidency.

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Normally, members of the media give a new presidential administration 100 days before evaluating their performance. Evidently Michael Medved, host of the nationally syndicated Michael Medved Show, could not wait that long. On Tuesday’s night’s program, with the help of Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner George Will, they went through the perceived accomplishments and failures of President Joe Biden’s first full week in office.

“It has only been seven days, but doesn’t it feel longer than that to you?” Medved asked Will.

Will seems to have a more balanced approach to President Biden’s first week in office.

“He has done some good things,” Will said of Biden. “I particularly like and was pleasantly surprised by his stern response to the violation of Taiwan’s air space by the People’s Republic of China by sending the Theodore Roosevelt through the Taiwan Straits. That was a very firm response.  Add in the fact, that he invited the defacto ambassador of Taiwan to the United States to the inauguration. That’s the first time that has ever been done and I think it sends a very clear message that this administration is not going to abandon Taiwan to the tender mercies of China.”

Will’s praise ends there however, as both he and Medved take issue with the number of Executive Orders Mr. Biden has signed that deal with “Culture War” issues. So far, M., Biden has signed a record 37 Executive Orders. By comparison, former President Donald Trump signed four during his entire term.

“That’s the less pleasant aspect to this,” Will said. “He is bowing to the culture wars by allowing transgender athletes in women’s sports and a whole flurry of other Executive Orders that push the (liberal) agenda. To be fair, Mr. Trump signed Executive Orders also so it’s not an uncommon thing to do and they are basically written on water because they can be easily undone by the next administration. But so far, the sheer number of them is a bit much.”

Will seems to have the biggest problem with the Executive Orders dealing with systemic racism.

“I’ve seen these kind of fevers sweep through the country before. They always seem to die out,” he said. “For the most part it’s unintelligible and boring. I don’t even know what it is. Now Disney is saying that Peter Pan and Dumbo are racist cartoons. Eventually these kind of things will get to the point where they won’t pass the laugh test and people will get bored with it. I think that boredom will rescue us.”

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SuperTalk Mississippi News Adds On-Demand Audio to Spotify, Apple Podcasts

“I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

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SuperTalk Mississippi News has announced listeners are now able to stay up to date with the latest audio from the network on platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Hourly newscasts will now be available on the platforms in addition to the plethora of available options from the statewide network.

SuperTalk Mississippi News now being available through both major podcast platforms is a testament to SuperTalk Mississippi Media’s commitment to keeping more and more listeners up to date with what’s going on across the state,” SuperTalk Mississippi Media President and CEO Kim Dillon said. “I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

“While radio is still incredibly effective in delivering news and I don’t believe that’s ever going to change, we want to offer more ways for our listeners to have news at their fingertips,” added News Director J.T. Mitchell. “I am so thankful for the team’s willingness to adapt and thrive as we find more ways to reach Mississippians and keep them informed on a daily basis.”

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Former KCBS Host Narsai David Dies

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

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Longtime KCBS food and wine editor and host Narsai David has died. According to the Audacy-owned station, his health had deteriorated from a fall at his home last year. He was 87.

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

Before working at the news radio station, David operated a restaurant — named after himself — in the Bay Area. The eatery opened in 1970, and was frequented by celebrities like The Rolling Stones and the British Royal Family.

“Narsai had it all. He could deal with the upper echelons of society and he could deal with doofuses like me,” former KCBS anchor and reporter Mike Sugerman said. “We became fast friends. We really respected each other. And I enjoyed his cooking more than anything.”

According to the station, he is survived by his wife, Venus, and his son Daniel.

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Clay Travis: I’m Still Banned From CNN After 2017 Viral Interview

“And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

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CNN is at the forefront of the media conversation for a multitude of reasons. OutKick founder and nationally syndicated radio host Clay Travis says he won’t be appearing on the network anytime soon.

On Monday, CNN host Kasie Hunt ended an interview with former President Donald Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt after she continually denigrated Jake Tapper, who is set to moderate the first presidential debate alongside Dana Bash Thursday. The clip went viral, similar to a 2017 interaction Travis had on the network.

While speaking with Brooke Baldwin in a 2017 appearance on the cable network, Travis famously quipped “I’m a First Amendment absolutist. I believe in only two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs … two things that have never let me down in this entire country’s history.”

Baldwin subsequently ended that interview, and Travis claimed he has been barred from appearing on the network ever since.

“I got cut off like Karoline Leavitt and I am still banned from appearing on CNN, seven years later,” he said during The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. “I’m banned from CNN and ESPN. I don’t think anyone else has that duo. And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

Travis was also critical of the network for its conduct Monday morning. In a post to X, Travis defended Leavitt’s criticism of Tapper.

“Why shouldn’t that be mentioned and discussed on air? It’s super relevant,” he wrote. (Hunt) made this a far bigger mess for your network by behaving like a petulant brat. Congrats.”

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