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Taylor-Greene Interview with Todd Starnes Highlights Rift Among Republicans

In the interview Greene defended herself against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s implication that she is a cancer in the Republican Party.

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Controversial Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene of Georgia has her fair share of supporters and detractors within her own party. But many prominent voices within conservative media  have rushed to defend her amid a Democratic push to have her expelled from The House of Representatives for “having embraced conspiracy theories, including that school shootings and 9/11 were staged”, according to the BBC.

While Tucker Carlson defended Greene on his show Monday, Greene herself was a guest with Todd Starnes on Tuesday to tell her side of the story. That ultimately led Starnes, a Conservative, to call the top Republican in Congress, Mitch McConnell ,“sleazy” and “a dirt bag”, highlighting the growing rift in the Republican Party.

“Marjorie Taylor-Greene is the most hated person in Washington and I honestly don’t know why,” Starnes said. “I suspect the reason they hate her so much is that she supports Donald Trump.”

In the interview Greene defended herself against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s implication that she is a cancer in the Republican Party.

“The cancer within the party is not me, but it is those Republicans who lose gracefully without standing up and fighting. Republicans have caved for years now…It’s because of weak Republicans that America is being overrun by Socialists and the Democratic Party.”

Starnes responds by calling McConnell “sleazy” and a “dirt bag”, while asking Greene to dispel the lies spread about her in the media.

“What he (McConnell) is doing is just trying to earn street cred with the Left and it’s despicable,” he said. “Big media is spreading lies about you. What are some of them?” While not addressing the media stories directly because of pending lawsuits, Greene did offer a general statement.

“The media is using other people’s comments and attributing them to me and it goes back to some social media posts from 2018,” Greene said. “I have no idea what they are talking about and I have nothing to apologize for. I don’t have to answer to MSNBC, CNN or any other member of the media. All I have to do is represent the people in my district to the best of my ability. That’s what I was elected to do.”

Starnes closes the interview by asking Greene if she has any regrets for any of the things she has said or posted on social media, many of which Starnes admits he does not agree with.

“I don’t agree with everything you say or post,” he said. “But who cares? It’s your Constitutional right to say them and now Democrats and Republicans are coming after you. Do you regret anything you have said or posted?”

“I regret a lot of things in my life,” Greene said. “I’ve done a lot of good things and I’ve done a lot of bad things. That’s why I’m so grateful I am a Christian and have the grace of God.”

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Ben Shapiro: Daily Wire Forced to Paywall Portions with Dan Bongino Convo Due to YouTube Censorship Fears

The message did not accompany the podcast version of the discussion on Apple Podcasts.

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Ben Shapiro welcomed Dan Bongino to his Sunday Special episode of his Daily Wire program. While the conversation has more than 185,000 views on YouTube, the entire conversation isn’t on the platform.

“Unfortunately, we’ve had to edit out some important information because big tech won’t let us say that sort of thing,” Shapiro said as he introduced the conversation on YouTube. He then urged viewers to subscribe to DailyWire+ to ensure they received the entire conversation as intended.

The message did not accompany the podcast version of the discussion on Apple Podcasts.

Daily Wire has not been shy about its issues with YouTube in recent months. After announcing it planned to depart the platform to put its video projects exclusively on X, it reversed course and stayed on the Google-owned site. However, former host Candace Owens was suspended by the platform in September of last year. CEO Jeremy Boreing revealed last year that YouTube had lobbied 200 content violations on its hosts surrounding topics like the 2020 election and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bongino had his own issues with YouTube in the past. Those problems led him to move his live video to Rumble, where he is now one of the platform’s largest shareholders.

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Longtime Los Angeles Talk Radio Host Tom Leykis Retiring

“I wanted to go out on my terms when I wanted. So I did.”

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Longtime Los Angeles talk radio host Tom Leykis is stepping away from his internet-based show, calling it a career.

The former KFI AM-640 host also spent time in L.A. on then KMPC 710 and also on the hot talk formatted KLSX during his long tenure in the City of Angels.

After departing KLSX in 2009, Leykis didn’t begin his podcast until 2012 but continued hosting his internet show until earlier this year. On May 15th, he decided that was it.

“A long time ago, I realized I did not want to be like some of the hosts I heard in the past — begging for callers, stretching for topics,” Leykis told the LA Daily News. “I wanted to go out on my terms when I wanted. So I did.”

The 67-year-old has not hosted a show since that date and told the Daily News he is content with his decision to ride off into the sunset.

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Longtime WLS-AM 890 Weekend Host Paul Brian Dies

“He was a legend in the industry, and he helped a lot of other people along the way, including myself.”

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Longtime WLS-AM 890 weekend host Paul Brian has died at the age of 73.

For more than 20 years, Brian hosted the automotive-focused Drive Chicago program on the Cumulus-owned news/talk outlet.

Brian died last week, according to a story from the Chicago Sun-Times.

In addition to his work at WLS, he also previously hosted a variety of programs at WGN Radio in Chicago. In recent years, he hosted a car-centric show on YouTube.

“One of his favorite lines was: ‘Always entertaining and sometimes actually informative,’” his YouTube co-host Lauren Fix told the Sun-Times. “He was a legend in the industry, and he helped a lot of other people along the way, including myself.”

Brian’s daughter joked that he had everyone’s phone number, stating he had 9,000 contacts in his cell phone at the time of his passing.

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