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Keith Olbermann: David Zaslav A Hypocrite For CNN ‘Advocacy Network’ Comments

“‘They don’t want to be part of an advocacy network’, while in the same breath, was promoting CNN as an advocacy network for Republicans.”

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Warner Bros. Discovery chairman David Zaslav said advertisers are interested in returning to CNN because “They don’t want to be part of an advocacy network” during an appearance at the MoffettNathanson Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. Keith Olbermann took issue with the phrasing used by Zaslav.

In addition to his “advocacy network” comments, Zaslav touted that there were 75 Republicans on CNN earlier this year, with 41 of them choosing to appear there before going on Fox News because “they are not going to get one more vote on Fox”.

Zaslav “doubled down on his metaphorical suicide pact with Chris Licht…(Zaslav) blissfully announced advertisers are interested in CNN again,” explained Olbermann on his podcast Friday. “‘They don’t want to be part of an advocacy network’, while in the same breath, was promoting CNN as an advocacy network for Republicans for their hopes of getting re-elected.”

Olbermann then argued that Zaslav’s statements about trust being restored in CNN are misleading, noting that Fox News, MSNBC, and NBC News are all more trusted by the general public, and had higher increases in their trust level. He added that the network’s strategy under CEO Chris Licht, who he has often been critical of, showcases the ineptitude of those running the company.

“Destroy your primetime to build up your mornings, and then destroy your mornings to build up your primetime. End the career of your signature anchor, Anderson Cooper, and end it so quickly that he’s being beaten in the ratings two nights running by Eric freaking Bolling on Newsmax,” Olbermann concluded.

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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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