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Howard Stern: Parts of CNN Town Hall with Trump Downright ‘Strange’

“I thought it was really weird when they were laughing at the woman who just won a sexual assault case.”

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Howard Stern described Donald Trump’s contentious town hall on CNN as a captivating spectacle and proposed that the struggling cable network organize similar events with other Republican presidential contenders.

 According to The New York Post, The Howard Stern Show host expressed his fascination with the town hall, noting the audience’s laughter and support for Trump despite the controversy surrounding his appearance. While acknowledging that Trump’s detractors likely disliked him even more after the event, Stern emphasized the adoration of his fans, which made the May 10 town hall an intriguing watch.

 “I’m pretty sure anybody who didn’t like Trump hated him even more after that,” he added, though Trump’s “fans love him,” which Stern said made the May 10th town hall “an interesting thing to watch,” he said.

 Stern then suggested that CNN provide a platform for other potential GOP nominees in the 2024 election, specifically mentioning Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, and Nikki Haley. However, Stern did criticize CNN for featuring a live audience composed of New Hampshire Republicans and undecided voters.

“I thought it was really weird when they were laughing at the woman who just won a sexual assault case. I thought that was really f–king strange,” Stern said, referencing a Manhattan jury’s May 9 decision — just 24 hours before the town hall event — that the former president is liable for sexual abuse and defamation.

During the town hall, Trump reiterated conspiracy theories, such as the claim that the 2020 election was rigged, and presented evidence to support his defense against allegations that his response to the January 6 events encouraged the insurrection.

Even CNN’s long-standing anchor, Anderson Cooper, criticized the network for selecting Trump-supporting voters to comprise the live audience. Cooper emphasized that these audience members represented a substantial portion of the country, including family members, neighbors, and active voters.

Cooper also referred to Carroll’s lawsuit, expressing his dismay at the audience’s laughter and applause in response to Trump’s lies and continued defamation of a woman who, according to a jury, was sexually abused and defamed by Trump.

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Dominic Carter to Helm 3 PM Timeslot on 77 WABC

Carter will continue to host his late-night programs in addition to his new 3 PM hour on the New York news/talk station.

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77 WABC has announced that Dominic Carter will take over the 3-4 PM timeslot previously helmed by Rudy Giuliani in the station’s daily lineup.

Carter will continue to host his late-night program from Midnight to 1 AM on weekdays and 11 PM to midnight on Sundays, in addition to his new 3 PM hour on the New York news/talk station.

“I’m excited about hosting an afternoon slot and grateful for the trust that Mr. Catsimatidis and Chad Lopez have shown in me,” said Carter. “It’s an honor to serve the New York City area listeners, especially on a powerhouse station like WABC Radio, as well as WLIR 107.1, our sister station on Long Island.”

“It is with great pleasure that I announce Dominic as our 3 to 4 pm host,” added Red Apple Media and WABC Radio owner John Catsimatidis. “Dominic is an exceptional broadcast journalist and political commentator, who presents all sides of issues relevant to our listeners. He’s done an excellent job with his overnight programs, and I know he will do the same with the 3pm hour.”

Carter steps into the timeslot previously held by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He departed the station last month after continually dismissing edicts relating to the way WABC would discuss the validity of the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani — who served as an attorney for former President Donald Trump — has continually claimed the election was “stolen” in favor of Joe Biden.

Red Apple Media President Chad Lopez shared he was excited to promote from within to fill the vacancy.

“Dominic brings a lot of energy to his programs, and he is an exceptional interviewer,” Lopez said. “Growing our own from within is always a recipe for success.”

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Dan Bongino: I’m Not Rush Limbaugh and Never Will Be

“I’d rather hear Rush on the radio too. But I can’t. Because he’s not with us.”

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Legendary news/talk radio host Rush Limbaugh died more than three years ago. And Dan Bongino is still reiterating that he won’t ever be able to replace the venerable host.

While responding to a listener who said he should be “ashamed” of the language he uses on his podcast and video program, noting that Rush Limbaugh never spoke that way, Bongino argued that you can’t compare him to the legendary host.

“I’m not Rush. Never will be. Neither will anyone else,” Bongino wrote. “I’d rather hear Rush on the radio too. But I can’t. Because he’s not with us. One day I won’t be either. Everyone has it coming. Me too.”

Bongino also balked at the idea that his language somehow precludes him from labeling himself a Christian.

“I don’t ‘claim’ to be a Christian, I am one,” he shared. “Doesn’t mean I’m anyone’s moral compass, and it certainly doesn’t mean I don’t battle my own demons every day. Trust me, you have no idea.”

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Michael Riedel: Mark Simone Was Right When He Said Doing Mornings Would Take 10 Years Off My Life

“People were not meant to get up at 4 AM.”

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Michael Riedel helms mornings on 710 WOR alongside Len Berman. And while he enjoys the work, he admits there is a downside.

While discussing a bevy of topics with Mark Simone Tuesday morning, Riedel was asked about getting up so early every day for the morning show that airs from 6-10 AM.

“I gotta tell you, you were very helpful in getting me this job and I’m deeply, deeply grateful. But the day after I got it, we were on the phone and you were like ‘Yeah, you’re gonna do the morning show. It takes 10 years off your life,'” he said with a chuckle. “Thanks a lot!”

“People were not meant to get up at 4 AM,” Simone joked.

“You’ve got that right,” Riedel said.

Michael Riedel has hosted mornings on the iHeartMedia-owned station since 2018 alongside Berman. But that doesn’t mean he’s any more used to the early alarm clock now than he was when he first began.

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