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Todd Starnes: Fox News Hosts Willing to Sacrifice Morals to Make a Dollar

“Why would people go through all this trouble to be something they’re not?”

Ryan Hedrick

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On Friday, Todd Starnes, a conservative radio host, cautioned his listeners that Fox News and other conservative news outlets may be using impostors who are paid to feign conservatism, thereby deceiving their viewers. Starnes also alleged that this practice extends to conservative talk radio.

Starnes responded to the court filing in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News, which disclosed that the network’s top executives and well-known personalities mocked allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election behind closed doors.

Starnes spent over 14 years at Fox News Channel. He has also worked at WLAC in Nashville and KFBK in Sacramento. 

“Why would people go through all this trouble to be something they’re not?” Starnes asked. “The answer is simple, a paycheck. In the conservative world, there are some good-sized paychecks. So, people are willing to sacrifice their own moral values, their own moral center, to make a dollar, or a million dollars, or ten million dollars.” 

The report published on Friday provides the most detailed description so far of the disorder that took place at Fox News following Trump’s electoral defeat, and the audience’s uprising against the conservative network for accurately predicting Biden as the winner.

Starnes stated that he is not inclined to engage in the act of exploiting conservatism for quick financial gain, saying, “It’s just not part of who I am.”

“For example, when the Capitol riots happened, they happened during our program and I offered immediate commentary and I condemned the behavior of the people that were breaking the windows and storming into the building and fighting with the police,” he said. “Many of you took issue with that and that’s fine, that’s your opinion. You may not always agree with me on what I say and that’s ok too.” 

According to Starnes, his audience recognizes that his on-air convictions align with his beliefs off-air.

“You may think that my opinion is wrong-headed on-air, but that same opinion is wrong-headed off air,” he said. “But the reality is, that what you see is what you get when it comes to the ‘Todd Starnes Radio Show.’ When I was at Fox News Channel, what you see is what you got, and it really irritated a lot of the on-air hosts. They would tell me off-air; do you really believe that.”

“The Todd Starnes Show” airs from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on weekdays and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sundays on KWAM, 107.9 FM and 990 AM in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Dave Ramsey: We Have a Simple Strategy For Employee Compensation

“We figure out what people should be paid. We figure out what they can be paid if they went somewhere else. Because we don’t want them to go somewhere else, we want them to work here.”

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Dave Ramsey has built a multi-million company from the ground up. But his place in the talk radio landscape is a unique one. While hosting one of the most popular programs in America, he also serves as the Founder, Owner, and CEO of that multi-million company, leading him to talk about how he operates that business.

During his EntreLeadership podcast, Ramsey was approached by a caller asking how to go about asking for a raise because they felt they were underpaid.

That led Ramsey to reveal how he goes about deciding on raises and compensation for his employees at Ramsey Solutions.

“I get emotional about stuff, but having somebody asking about something about pay? I mean, we can talk about it but I’m not gonna give you a raise if you work for us based on a feeling,” Ramsey said. “We don’t do feelings in that regard. You’ll have to take your feelings somewhere else.

“Now a fact? Facts are a good thing. So we do comp studies. We figure out what people should be paid. We figure out what they can be paid if they went somewhere else. Because we don’t want them to go somewhere else, we want them to work here, and we need the help.”

Dave Ramsey concluded by stating their thought process is simply “We want to be fair in our pay, you want to be paid fair, but you’re not asking and you’re not being greedy.”

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Clay Travis Goes on Cross Country Speaking Tour

On Tuesday, Travis was in Atlanta, before hosting another speaking engagement in Seattle the next evening.

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Clay Travis is a busy man. Between hosting The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show and continuing to contribute to the outlet he founded, OutKick, he stays active. This week, he added a pair of speaking engagements on opposite ends of the country.

On Tuesday, Travis was in Atlanta and spoke in front of more than 300 attendees at Greater Georgia’s second annual Legislative Awards ceremony. As emcee of the invent, he welcomed severe guests including former U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and his Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, as well as State Rep. and Speaker of the Georgia House Jon Burns.

During his time in Atlanta, Clay Travis co-hosted his nationally syndicated show at XTRA 106.3 FM.

On the very next night, Travis spoke in the Seattle area at Hillsdale College’s National Leadership Summit, which drew more than 500 attendees. A sponsor of his radio program, Hillsdale College welcomed Travis to address politics, economics, and culture in his keynote address.

While he was in the Seattle area, Travis visited affiliate 1090 The Patriot, where he hosted The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show.

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Stephanie Miller Named to Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

“Each inductee has made important contributions to broadcasting in Buffalo.”

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The Buffalo Broadcasters Association has named its 2024 Hall of Fame class and longtime news/talk host Stephanie Miller is one of nine inductees.

Host of the nationally syndicated Stephanie Miller Show, Miller began her radio career doing comedy bits on WBEN host Sandy Beach’s program. She later moved into talk radio roles at both KFI and KABC in Los Angeles, among other career endeavors including acting and stand-up comedy.

“Our Hall of Fame classes become more impressive every year,” said Steve Monaco, president of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association. “Each inductee has made important contributions to broadcasting in Buffalo.”

  • Other inductees include:
  • Nick Bakay (Actor, ESPN commentator)
  • Sheila Murphy (first female TV news anchor in Buffalo)
  • Mary Travers Murphy (WKBW-TV anchor)
  • Howard Simon (Longtime WGR 550 morning host)
  • Shredd & Ragan (Tedd “Shredd Kasten and Tom Ragan, rock radio morning hosts)
  • J. “Dooley” O’Rourke (WGRZ-TV news anchor)
  • Jim DiMino (Sales Manager Buffalo/Toronto Public Media)

The Hall of Fame class of 2024 will be officially inducted at a ceremony held on Thursday, September 19th at Samuels Grande Manor.

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