Former cable news host Keith Olbermann criticized CNN during his Countdown with Keith Olbermann podcast for the responses of several of its on-air talent to the speech given by President Joe Biden on Thursday.
During his speech, Biden discussed the ongoing threat to democracy in America from what he called “semi-fascists”.
“People from NBC, and CBS, and ABC, and the AP, and major newspapers all struggled with the newness of Biden’s approach last night as indeed they all struggled with the newness and evil of Trump’s approach,” Olbermann said. “But CNN deserves to be singled out. We know it has installed a hatchet man for Joe Scarborough as its new president. We know its new owner thinks Brett Baier of Fox News is not only not a biased propogandist but a role model for journalism. And three of its correspondents know this as well.”
He then criticized anchors Poppy Harlow and Brianna Keller and reporter Jeff Zeleny by name for their responses before, during, and after Biden’s speech. Harlow said Biden should issue an apologies to Republicans. Keller and Zeleny said the presence of soldiers behind Biden went against decorum that should keep the military apolitical. Olbermann then noted the marines stationed behind Biden during the speech are permanently stationed at Independence Hall, where Biden spoke.
Before leveling his criticism of CNN, Olbermann slammed the entire political news media in the country for their inability to digest any new approach from a political figure.
“Political media in this country is its own industry that only understands its past and its own language. It cannot be flexible, it cannot respond to new threats, it is unable to function without first shoving everything that ever happens into one of the dozen or less templates that are the only things it can comprehend or process.”
Howie Carr: Liberal Media ‘Simply Won’t Discuss’ Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’
“As expected, Democrat operatives with a press pass are taking the easy way out. They simply won’t discuss it.”
Elon Musk released documents alleging collusion between his newly purchased social media platform — Twitter — and officials with the Presidential campaign of now-President Joe Biden to suppress unfavorable tweets in regards to the President’s son, Hunter, and his laptop. Radio host Howie Carr said the files break up arguments made by media members for years.
Calling it the “Friday news dump of the century”, Carr lamented the lack of coverage given to the release of the documents.
“Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ dismantles years of the fake news narrative,” Carr said. “The ‘laptop from hell’ is real and the Russia hoax was just that, a hoax. As expected, Democrat operatives with a press pass are taking the easy way out. They simply won’t discuss it. The few that dare bring it up are trying to label it a ‘nothingburger’. A ‘snoozefest’. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
“For instance, CNN’s Christine Romans — one of the lucky ones that didn’t get the boot last week — wants us to know how dopey and boring the whole story is,” Carr said before playing a clip of Romans saying former President Donald Trump wants to “throw out” the constitution because of alleged collusion between “big tech” and the government.
“Christine and her fellow travelers in the media can’t handle the truth. We can see for ourselves what the comrades handled at the old platform.”
Carr then played a clip of Romans saying The Poynter Institute saying the “Twitter Files” should be filed under “M for meh”.
“I have a better idea,” Carr countered. “Let’s file this one under M for mischievous, meddlesome, and misconduct.”
SiriusXM Moves Into Top Podcast Network Spot Ahead of Spotify
SiriusXM Media came in first place in Q3, reclaiming the top spot from Spotify for the Top Podcast Network in the United States.
2022 is coming to an end, which means there will be various lists summing up different data for the year, and one of those is Top Podcast Networks in the U.S. for total network reach in Q3 2022.
SiriusXM Media came in first place in Q3, reclaiming the top spot from Spotify (h/t Radio Online), with iHeartRadio, AudioBoom, and NPR rounding out the top five podcast networks.
SiriusXM and Spotify are neck and neck, vying for the top spot. However, the two are well ahead of third place iHeartRadio, comfortably ahead of the fourth spot on the chart, Audioboom.
The list classifies the most listened-to podcast networks established on total audience reach from Edison Podcast Metrics.
From a news media perspective, The New York Times finished in the top six; The Blaze Network finished in the top 25. Meanwhile, The Ramsey Network rounds out the Top 30 podcast networks in Q3.
Eduardo Razo is the Assistant Content Editor for BNM, which includes writing daily news stories on the news media industry. He can be found on Twitter @eddierazo_ or you can reach him by email at email@example.com.
Dave Ramsey Welcomes Jade Warshaw as New Personality
There will be a new voice that listeners will hear on “The Ramsey Show” as the show’s host, Dave Ramsey, welcomes Jade Warshaw.
There will be a new voice that listeners will hear on “The Ramsey Show” as the show’s host, Dave Ramsey, welcomes Jade Warshaw, who joins the program as a personality.
“I’m excited to announce @JadeWarshaw as a BRAND NEW Ramsey Personality!” Ramsey said on Twitter Tuesday.
“You will be seeing a lot more of her in the coming weeks. Tune into The Ramsey Show [Tuesday] to hear more about Jade and her story. Welcome to the crew, Jade!!”
Ramsey adding a new personality comes on the heels of the radio host telling stations they must know how to sell and to whom in an inflationary economy.
“Every budget that everybody that’s possibly going to buy an ad from any of us is getting tighter and tighter,” Ramsey said (h/t Inside Radio). “They’re looking for anything that is superfluous, anything that is extra, any fat, anything that’s not ROI-ing.”