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Clay Travis: I’d Love to Have Rachel Maddow on Our Show

“Rachel Maddow, I think, is different. I think she’s intelligent.”

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Clay Travis and Buck Sexton host one of the largest conservative talk radio shows in America. That doesn’t mean they’d be against having one of the biggest dissenting voices in television — Rachel Maddow — on their program.

During The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show Tuesday, the pair discussed recent comments made by Maddow. During her MSNBC show, Maddow argued that the Republican Party has been “taking a three-year breather” from attempting to overthrow the government, and noted she’s concerned about the 2024 Presidential election.

“She’s actually really smart, but she’s just wrong on everything,” Sexton said.

“I wish Rachel Maddow actually had to talk to someone like us on the show. Like, I would welcome Rachel Maddow on the show,” Travis revealed. “And she could argue that Trump is a unique threat to American democracy and that she thinks January 6th was an insurrection. She would say nothing that all of you out there haven’t been hearing for three years. All of you are very well-versed in the argument she would make.

“What I would be interested in hearing from Rachel Maddow is ‘Ok. Let’s take everything that you have as an opinion about Trump — and as an extension of that the Republican Party — off the table.’ As (Sexton) said, there are some people who are just dumb. Like Joy Behar is not an intelligent person. I don’t think she has the rational ability to analyze the larger discourse and direction of the country, and make smart decisions based on precedence,” Travis continued.

“Rachel Maddow, I think, is different. I think she’s intelligent. I wish that there was an actual conversation where you could say, ‘Okay, let’s just leave aside everything you dislike about the Republican Party. Let’s just take it off the table. Are you not troubled by Democrats trying to put their chief political opponent in prison for the rest of his life and simultaneously remove him from ballots?'”

Clay Travis then reiterated why he thinks having a discussion of that magnitude with Rachel Maddow would not only be beneficial for their show, but for the greater public as a whole.

“I think that kind of conversation would be important, Buck, is one, it’s an adult conversation. But to it would require that there be a principle and precedent in place. And look, people can disagree with a lot of what I say and a lot of what you say, but there is a logic and principle behind it.”

Travis and Sexton have each been vocal proponents of more conversations from across the political spectrum. Earlier this year, Sexton campaigned for more televised debates, like the one between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) on Fox News.

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WRVA Host Jeff Katz Gets Special Olympics Tattoo After Raising $15K

Katz made a bet with Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard that if he could raise $15,000 for Special Olympics of Virginia, the pair would get matching tattoos.

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WRVA host Jeff Katz has some new ink. Not on a contract, but on his left arm.

Katz made a bet with Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard that if he could raise $15,000 for Special Olympics of Virginia, the pair would get matching tattoos.

The duo actually raised more than the $15,000 goal, so yesterday became “Tattoosday” for the pair, with Katz showing off his new ink on his left arm alongside tattoo parlor owner Mike Ivey of Journey’s End Tattoo Studio, who donated his service to the radio host and sheriff.

Katz has been host of The Jeff Katz Show on the Richmond news/talk station for the past 10 years, and signed a contract extension to remain with the Audacy-owned station last June. In 2023, Katz finished second in the BNM Top 20 for Mid-Market Afternoon Shows.

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Glenn Beck: ‘Why is Journalism Now A Crime to Journalists?’

“Open and free dialogue is the foundation for free society. It is also the foundation that peace can be built upon.”

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The fallout from the interview by Tucker Carlson with Russian President Vladimir Putin continues, with Glenn Beck noting that he finds humor in the reaction.

Beck welcomed Carlson to his BlazeTV program to discuss the interview. Before Carlson joined the program, Beck questioned why the response to the former Fox News host’s interview was as swift as it was.

“The news was actually kind of hilarious and it still is. Take any war in history, I don’t care with whom or which leader. Any journalist worth their salt, they’d be chomping at the bit to interview the leaders on both sides, but not this one. Why?,” Beck questioned. “Why is journalism now a crime to journalists?

“There’s been something that the media has now forgotten. Maybe the governments have never known it. But it is that open and free dialogue is the foundation for free society. It is also the foundation that peace can be built upon. Talk with everyone. You don’t have to trust them, even like them, but talk to them, understand where they’re coming from. It’s all very basic. And if anyone currently is criticizing Tucker for interviewing a person who is the leader of the country, we’re currently involved with a shadow war, well, maybe you should just ask Tucker.”

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Former WBBM Anchor David Roe Dies

Roe anchored at the Chicago all-news station for 35 years before stepping away in 2018.

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David Roe, a longtime anchor at WBBM before his 2018 retirement, has died after a bout with esophageal cancer.

Roe anchored at the Chicago all-news station for 35 years before stepping away in 2018. In addition to his work at WBBM, Roe also spent time at stations in Wyoming, Colorado, and Denver before moving to the Windy City as an anchor and reporter in 1983.

“He was a wonderful anchor — nothing ever flustered him,” retired WBBM news anchor and reporter Regine Schlesinger told the Chicago Tribune. “He was unflappable as an anchor and in fact, he was so good at it that whenever anybody new was hired and went through a training process, (management) would always put that person with David because they knew that David knew how to teach them properly.”

“He was very committed to … very much wanting to do good work, accurate, honest work,” added WBBM political editor Craig Dellimore. “It was a matter of trying to be our best. And David was very funny and personable and got along with everybody. He had a very calm manner about him, and that was very helpful in times of breaking news.”

David Roe was 71 years old.

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