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Miami Mayor Blames ‘Uyghur’ Gaffe on Pronunciation From Hugh Hewitt

He claimed that the pronunciation given by Hewitt — which was correct — threw him off.

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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. During his discussion with radio host Hugh Hewitt, he fumbled a question in a now-viral moment.

During an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show Tuesday, Suarez was asked if he would be discussing the Uyghurs during his campaign. The Uyghurs are an ethnic group in Central and Eastern Asia. Since 2014, the Chinese government has imprisoned large portions of the group, with estimates that more than one million Uyghurs are currently placed in forced labor camps and are subjected to human rights abuses.

When tasked with answering the question, Suarez laughed and asked “the what?”, before reiterating “What’s a Uyghur?”.

Hewitt told the Mayor he would need to “get smart on that”.

At the conclusion of the interview, Suarez said Hewitt gave him “homework”.

“I’ll look at what a — what was it? — what did you call it, a Weeble?” Suarez asked.

After the clip went viral, Suarez defended himself on Twitter by saying he was “well aware” of the situation in China and was understanding of the suffering the Uyghurs are undergoing. He claimed that the pronunciation given by Hewitt — which was correct — threw him off.

“Of course, I am well aware of the suffering of the Uyghurs in China. They are being enslaved because of their faith. China has a deplorable record on human rights and all people of faith suffer there. I didn’t recognize the pronunciation my friend Hugh Hewitt used. That’s on me,” Suarez wrote.

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Sean Hannity: I’m Honest About My Agenda When So Many in Media Aren’t

“You can be honest about your agenda. Just be honest. People will respect you more.”

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There are often charges from one side of the political aisle to the other about media bias. Sean Hannity believes you can avoid those criticisms if you’re honest about your intentions.

On The Sean Hannity Show Wednesday, the nationally syndicated host argued that while he’s often accused of being just a talking head, he’s a journalist.

“Yes, we practice journalism. And yes, I’m a member of the press, and yes, we do investigative reporting. Yes, we give opinion, but we’re honest about it, unlike the other liars, frauds in the mob and the media,” said Hannity. “We give opinion. They do, but they never admit it or acknowledge it, and claim ‘I’m a journalist.’

“No, you’re not. You’re a left-wing political hack with an agenda. But you can be honest about your agenda. Just be honest. People will respect you more.”

Hannity’s comments came after he reported that Jim Biden, the brother of President Joe Biden, was being deposed before the House Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee as part of an investigation into alleged bribes the President, his son, and brother, received from various foreign and domestic entities.

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Bill Handel: Every Got Into Our Business Differently

“My way was different. (John) Kobylt’s way, Tim Conway’s was different. It’s just different.”

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In the talk radio space, there are many different origin stories. Some hosts are former politicians, some are former lawyers, and some came to the format after previously working in other genres. KFI AM-640 morning host Bill Handel shared that’s what makes the format great.

“I get up at three o’clock in the morning. I always get up and go read,” said Handel. “I’m reading a biography of Stanley Kubrick. Oh, really interesting, interesting guy, how he got into movies,” said Handel. “It’s always everybody has a different way of getting into movies.

“Everybody has a different way of getting this job. And that is a talk show host. It’s just all different ways of doing it. My way was different,” said Handel. “(John) Kobylt’s way, Tim Conway’s was different. It’s just different.”

Bill Handel — who was born in Brazil before immigrating to the United States when he was five years old — practiced law before ultimately landing a radio show. He now hosts mornings at KFI along with a nationally syndicated weekend show, Handel on the Law.

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Bill O’Reilly: I’m Still Working Because I Need a Place to Vent

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Bill O’Reilly has had an accomplished media career spanning multiple decades. So it would be natural to question why the 74-year-old is still working. He shared there’s one simple reason for that.

During a discussion with 77 WABC morning host Sid Rosenberg, Bill O’Reilly admitted he puts in too much effort for a man his age.

“I’m working way too hard for an old guy. why am I doing this? It’s really a neurosis. I am neurotic. There’s no doubt,” he joked.

When Rosenberg posited that O’Reilly is “too smart” to sit back and enjoy retirement, the former cable news host argued his career continuing is actually more about continuing to have an avenue to share his opinions.

“I get so annoyed and sometimes even angry at the unfairness of our country, that I’ve got to have a place to vent. That’s why I work. I’m comfortable. I’ve worked hard my whole life. I can do what I want to do. I could go over to Switzerland and yodel. I could just go to Tahiti and do the little fire dance.

“But it gets me so angry, and when I see people like me, from Levittown, from Brooklyn, from the Bronx, wherever, working their butt off to try to improve their state in life and give their family a nice life. And every time they turn around, they’re getting it right between the eyes by the corrupt incompetent people who are running our country.”

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