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Joe Pags Criticizes Fox News Digital for ‘Slanted’ Reporting

Radio host Joe Pags Friday criticized Fox News Digital for its reporting on the story regarding a special counsel investigating Donald Trump.

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U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland announced Friday a special counsel to investigate the Department of Justice investigations into former President Donald Trump. 

Nationally syndicated radio host Joe Pags Friday criticized Fox News Digital for its reporting on the story. Pags accused the writers of using a slant to advance a narrative about what happened on Jan 6. 

“Not a very good job, they sound like they are skewed,” he said. “Trump supporters storming the Capitol, we don’t know who stormed the Capitol because they won’t tell us who was there or how many FBI agents were there.” 

“Garland clarified that when it came to the investigation into Jan. 6, Smith would not be handling the investigation or prosecution of Trump supporters that breached the U.S. Capitol,” the article stated.

“They didn’t say alleged or anything,” stated Pags. “Even Fox News just writes stuff that is slanted as hell, it’s un-journalistic, you have to say alleged or that the Department of Justice says. You can’t just say it because then you are attributing to yourself as if you have knowledge of the situation.” 

Pags has won multiple Associated Press awards for excellence in journalism in both Michigan and New York. Michigan Association of Broadcasting award-winner and has been cited by the US House of Representatives and the State of Michigan for his broadcasts following the attacks of 9/11.

“At the end of the day I just want real news,” added Pags. 

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Report: SiriusXM Faces Potential Layoffs

SiriusXM is reportedly facing layoffs due to slow auto sales, the primary source of its subscriber base from its free trial offers, and a potential recession.

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Various media outlets are facing or going through layoffs as the industry deals with economic uncertainty. CNN is the most prominent to go through with its job cuts, but they’re not alone, as SiriusXM might soon be dealing with this reality.

The satellite radio company is reportedly facing layoffs as it deals with slowing auto sales, the primary source of its subscriber base from its free trial offers, and a potential recession. 

“It may indicate the need for staff reductions,” management said during a town hall meeting (h/t Inside Radio). The company had a workforce of 5,590 employees at the end of 2021. However, the exact number of potential cuts is not known. 

Inside Radio previously reported SiriusXM had produced a 4% year-over-year revenue gain to $2.28 billion in the third quarter. However, Bloomberg points out that the company’s subscriber base is the same as it was three years ago at 40 million. 

NPR recently informed its staffers of their hiring freeze as it looks to cut $10 million from its current fiscal budget due to a $20 million decrease in subscriber revenue without resorting to job layoffs to meet these financial goals. 

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Charlie Kirk Target of Violent Protestors At University of New Mexico 

Kirk had an appearance at the University of New Mexico which reportedly sparked violent protests Wednesday.

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Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk had an appearance at the University of New Mexico which reportedly sparked violent protests Wednesday.

According to KRQE-TV, police were at the event in riot gear, and things got heated as they tried to move the protesters away from the event.

Kirk joined the “Tucker Carlson Show” Thursday to discuss the incident. He questioned whether the protestors were paid and what they were doing on campus.

“It’s really interesting when you try to show up on a college campus and do an optional, voluntary event and how angry the other side gets,” Kirk said. “This is a very important moment for people to recognize and understand.”

Kirk said that the “radical left” is acting like the same violent extremists that the entire federal government is organized to go after.

“I wonder who is financing the protestors and who is behind this?” Kirk surmised. “This is the third time this semester that an event on this campus had to be canceled or ended abruptly.”

Three people were reportedly detained before being given a summons and escorted off campus.

“I went there on a personal mission,” added Kirk. “I went there to send a message to every one of these people, that we are going to stand for free speech and you are not going to be able to disrupt our events or bully our students.” 

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Vince Coglianese: CNN Is Suffering From Identity Crisis

CNN announced mass layoffs this week following months of speculation amid big changes in upper management, leading WMAL’s Vince Coglianese to comment.

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CNN announced mass layoffs this week following months of speculation amid big changes in upper management. CEO Chris Licht notified employees by an internal memo stating that paid contributors and an untold number of employees would be impacted. 

WMAL Radio host Vince Coglianese reacted to the changes Thursday. Coglianese suggested that CNN is suffering from an identity crisis. 

“You have to have a clear mission, that’s just a basic principle of the media business,” he said. “You must have a direction and that must be clear to the audience. CNN, which decided it was going to be an entirely anti-Trump network now they appear to be rudderless.” 

On Thursday, CNN announced that it was ceasing live programming on Headline News and that morning anchor Robin Meade had been a casualty of the planned layoffs. 

“At CNN, you have all sorts of people running in different directions,” Coglianese said. “People who think it’s supposed to be a left-wing network, people that think it’s supposed to be a news network. If it’s that confused, it’s going to collapse.” 

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