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Erick Erickson: Media Lying About Disney Ending Florida Project to Hurt Ron DeSantis

“You actually can read the stories and realize this isn’t about DeSantis. But the framing always is.”

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The Walt Disney Company has announced it has canceled plans to invest more than a billion dollars in a central Florida project that would have moved 2,000 employees to the state. It is being framed as a decision in retaliation against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for his treatment of the company in recent months. However, Erick Erickson believes that’s not an accurate representation of the facts.

During his radio show Friday, Erickson expressed his dissatisfaction with the reporting on the matter, saying he understood why political opponents of DeSantis had framed the narrative in such a manner, but couldn’t understand why media outlets would do the same.

“I don’t mind the political opponents attacking him for it. What I do mind greatly is that the American political press, they’re not interested in the facts. They’re not interested in the truth. They’re interested in the narrative,” Erickson said. “And right now, they’re so desperate for Trump to be the nominee, they’ll do anything to stop DeSantis, including dumping this oppo out there as if DeSantis is really to blame.

“And if you read every single story, from The New York Times, to The Washington Post, to The Wall Street Journal, to CNBC and Bloomberg, you actually can read the stories and realize this isn’t about DeSantis. But the framing always is, because who cares what the truth is, when you can tell a political story that maybe hurts a guy you’re trying to stop.”

The media encapsulation comes after Disney CEO Bob Iger asked “Does the state want us to invest more, employ more people, and pay more taxes, or not?” on an earnings call last week.

The company and governor have had a contentious relationship in recent weeks.

DeSantis ended Disney’s special governance district around its Orlando-area properties. In response, the company sued DeSantis for his role in the decision to restrict Disney’s autonomy, saying the evidence supports the Florida governor violated the company’s First Amendment rights by retaliating against it for expressing its freedom of speech.

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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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