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Dan Bongino: I Dare Cumulus Media to Cancel My Program

Bongino is reportedly fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but has adamantly opposed forcing vaccinations on people who don’t feel comfortable or for some reason can’t get the vaccine.

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Nationally syndicated radio host Dan Bongino pleaded with radio suits who continue to issue jab or job COVID vaccine mandates to think about the magnitude of their decisions.

Bongino’s employer, Cumulus Media, is requiring employees to be fully vaccinated or face termination. That ultimatum did not sit well with Bongino during an impassioned monologue Monday.

 “So, Cumulus, for some stupid reason, thought it would be a really good idea to do a vaccine mandate,” said Bongino. “Why they would do that, I have no idea.”

Bongino asked his bosses to put themselves in a situation where they were forced to tell a loved one that they had to move from their home because they chose to not get dosed.

“But as a result of that, there’s been some reporting about some people who’ve had to separate from their jobs or moved into different positions because of it. And I’m kind of done with that. Yeah, I’m not going to play along with that.”

Bongino is reportedly fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but has adamantly opposed forcing vaccinations on people who don’t feel comfortable or for some reason can’t get the vaccine.

Additionally, Bongino said he is a “partner with Cumulus.” He dared the company to cancel his program and promised, “not let this go.”

“Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me if they want to continue this partnership or they don’t. But I’m talking to you on their airwaves. They don’t have to let that happen,” Bongino exclaimed. “You have a choice. I work with you. I do not work for you; I never will. You may have had other people in a corner, but you don’t have me.”

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Sean Hannity: I’m Honest About My Agenda When So Many in Media Aren’t

“You can be honest about your agenda. Just be honest. People will respect you more.”

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There are often charges from one side of the political aisle to the other about media bias. Sean Hannity believes you can avoid those criticisms if you’re honest about your intentions.

On The Sean Hannity Show Wednesday, the nationally syndicated host argued that while he’s often accused of being just a talking head, he’s a journalist.

“Yes, we practice journalism. And yes, I’m a member of the press, and yes, we do investigative reporting. Yes, we give opinion, but we’re honest about it, unlike the other liars, frauds in the mob and the media,” said Hannity. “We give opinion. They do, but they never admit it or acknowledge it, and claim ‘I’m a journalist.’

“No, you’re not. You’re a left-wing political hack with an agenda. But you can be honest about your agenda. Just be honest. People will respect you more.”

Hannity’s comments came after he reported that Jim Biden, the brother of President Joe Biden, was being deposed before the House Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee as part of an investigation into alleged bribes the President, his son, and brother, received from various foreign and domestic entities.

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Bill Handel: Everyone Got Into Our Business Differently

“My way was different. (John) Kobylt’s way, Tim Conway’s was different. It’s just different.”

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In the talk radio space, there are many different origin stories. Some hosts are former politicians, some are former lawyers, and some came to the format after previously working in other genres. KFI AM-640 morning host Bill Handel shared that’s what makes the format great.

“I get up at three o’clock in the morning. I always get up and go read,” said Handel. “I’m reading a biography of Stanley Kubrick. Oh, really interesting, interesting guy, how he got into movies,” said Handel. “It’s always everybody has a different way of getting into movies.

“Everybody has a different way of getting this job. And that is a talk show host. It’s just all different ways of doing it. My way was different,” said Handel. “(John) Kobylt’s way, Tim Conway’s was different. It’s just different.”

Bill Handel — who was born in Brazil before immigrating to the United States when he was five years old — practiced law before ultimately landing a radio show. He now hosts mornings at KFI along with a nationally syndicated weekend show, Handel on the Law.

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Bill O’Reilly: I’m Still Working Because I Need a Place to Vent

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Bill O’Reilly has had an accomplished media career spanning multiple decades. So it would be natural to question why the 74-year-old is still working. He shared there’s one simple reason for that.

During a discussion with 77 WABC morning host Sid Rosenberg, Bill O’Reilly admitted he puts in too much effort for a man his age.

“I’m working way too hard for an old guy. why am I doing this? It’s really a neurosis. I am neurotic. There’s no doubt,” he joked.

When Rosenberg posited that O’Reilly is “too smart” to sit back and enjoy retirement, the former cable news host argued his career continuing is actually more about continuing to have an avenue to share his opinions.

“I get so annoyed and sometimes even angry at the unfairness of our country, that I’ve got to have a place to vent. That’s why I work. I’m comfortable. I’ve worked hard my whole life. I can do what I want to do. I could go over to Switzerland and yodel. I could just go to Tahiti and do the little fire dance.

“But it gets me so angry, and when I see people like me, from Levittown, from Brooklyn, from the Bronx, wherever, working their butt off to try to improve their state in life and give their family a nice life. And every time they turn around, they’re getting it right between the eyes by the corrupt incompetent people who are running our country.”

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