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Todd Herman: Kaitlan Collins is on Same Path As Jake Tapper

“There was a time when Jake [Tapper] was about as straightforward a reporter as you can get.”

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Certain conservative commentators argue that Kaitlan Collins‘ shift in perspective, transitioning from her stance at the Daily Caller to her positions at CNN, is driven more by financial incentives rather than her genuine political beliefs.

During her appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight in 2017, Kaitlan Collins defended former President Donald Trump’s critique of the press, criticized CNN, and expressed disapproval towards her colleagues for their response to Trump’s criticisms.

Seattle radio host Todd Herman addressed Kaitlan Collins’ shift from being a journalist to adopting an activist role during his guest appearance on Friday while filling in for Dan Loesch.

“The aspect of this that’s very familiar for someone who has worked in the beltway is this has happened to Jake Tapper,” said Herman. “There was a time when Jake [Tapper] was about as straightforward a reporter as you can get. Incidentally, he was also super approachable, a nice guy.”

Herman recounted an incident when he encountered Tapper as he was about to conduct a report at the Republican National Committee building. He admired Tapper’s impartial journalism and lauded his ability to separate his political perspectives from his reporting.

“What has been rewarded at CNN is speaking in these panicked tones about President Trump, speaking in these panicked tones about him being a walking, breathing, death to democracy,” said Herman. “This is what happens in these media circles.”

Herman expressed skepticism about young reporters’ motivations and capacity to evaluate their careers in terms of objectivity and honesty critically.

“If you’re a young person considering a job in big media or politics, I beg you to hear me on this,” he said. “Write down the things you will never do, make a list, and then have them put on plaques. For instance, I will never accept a bribe, I will never cheat on my wife, I will never lie to Congress, I will never lie to the American people, and if it’s my job to lie to the American people, I will never spin the truth for my boss.”

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SuperTalk Mississippi News Adds On-Demand Audio to Spotify, Apple Podcasts

“I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

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SuperTalk Mississippi News has announced listeners are now able to stay up to date with the latest audio from the network on platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Hourly newscasts will now be available on the platforms in addition to the plethora of available options from the statewide network.

SuperTalk Mississippi News now being available through both major podcast platforms is a testament to SuperTalk Mississippi Media’s commitment to keeping more and more listeners up to date with what’s going on across the state,” SuperTalk Mississippi Media President and CEO Kim Dillon said. “I’m very proud of our news team and their ability to not only broadcast accurate news but deliver it to the masses in more ways than just the radio dial.”

“While radio is still incredibly effective in delivering news and I don’t believe that’s ever going to change, we want to offer more ways for our listeners to have news at their fingertips,” added News Director J.T. Mitchell. “I am so thankful for the team’s willingness to adapt and thrive as we find more ways to reach Mississippians and keep them informed on a daily basis.”

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Former KCBS Host Narsai David Dies

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

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Longtime KCBS food and wine editor and host Narsai David has died. According to the Audacy-owned station, his health had deteriorated from a fall at his home last year. He was 87.

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

Before working at the news radio station, David operated a restaurant — named after himself — in the Bay Area. The eatery opened in 1970, and was frequented by celebrities like The Rolling Stones and the British Royal Family.

“Narsai had it all. He could deal with the upper echelons of society and he could deal with doofuses like me,” former KCBS anchor and reporter Mike Sugerman said. “We became fast friends. We really respected each other. And I enjoyed his cooking more than anything.”

According to the station, he is survived by his wife, Venus, and his son Daniel.

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Clay Travis: I’m Still Banned From CNN After 2017 Viral Interview

“And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

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CNN is at the forefront of the media conversation for a multitude of reasons. OutKick founder and nationally syndicated radio host Clay Travis says he won’t be appearing on the network anytime soon.

On Monday, CNN host Kasie Hunt ended an interview with former President Donald Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt after she continually denigrated Jake Tapper, who is set to moderate the first presidential debate alongside Dana Bash Thursday. The clip went viral, similar to a 2017 interaction Travis had on the network.

While speaking with Brooke Baldwin in a 2017 appearance on the cable network, Travis famously quipped “I’m a First Amendment absolutist. I believe in only two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs … two things that have never let me down in this entire country’s history.”

Baldwin subsequently ended that interview, and Travis claimed he has been barred from appearing on the network ever since.

“I got cut off like Karoline Leavitt and I am still banned from appearing on CNN, seven years later,” he said during The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. “I’m banned from CNN and ESPN. I don’t think anyone else has that duo. And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

Travis was also critical of the network for its conduct Monday morning. In a post to X, Travis defended Leavitt’s criticism of Tapper.

“Why shouldn’t that be mentioned and discussed on air? It’s super relevant,” he wrote. (Hunt) made this a far bigger mess for your network by behaving like a petulant brat. Congrats.”

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