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Dana Loesch: News Networks Don’t Care About Debates, They Care About Ad Sales

“If you don’t give the media what it wants, they’re gonna get you. They want eyeballs because they need something to sell their ads on.”

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A joint letter by some of the largest television news networks has implored both President Biden and former President Trump to participate in debates in the leadup to the 2024 presidential election. Dana Loesch says the networks have ulterior motives with the letter.

In a letter signed by TV networks like ABC News, CBS News, C-SPAN, Fox News, NBC, NewsNation, and PBS, as well as other outlets like NOR, The Associated Press, USA Today, and Univision, the media coalition argues that debates — which both Biden and Trump have been hesitant to commit to participating in — are imperative for voters.

“If there is one thing Americans can agree on during this polarized time, it is that the stakes of this election are exceptionally high. Amidst that backdrop, there is simply no substitute for the candidates debating with each other, and before the American people, their visions for the future of our nation,” the letter read.

However, while speaking about the topic on The Dana Show Wednesday, Dana Loesch argued that the outlets have dollar signs on the mind.

“They’ve been trying to get these debates going. And I think all of the news networks are like ‘Oh, wow, we just realized that this could be a ratings bonanza,’ for them,” she said. “This is where you’re gonna see the media get ignorant. Because if you don’t give the media what it wants, they’re gonna get you. They want eyeballs because they need something to sell their ads on. They have ad time and they need people to buy it. It’s an election year. And if they’re not going to get this debate, then you’re going to — I would imagine you’re going to start seeing some negative coverage happen.”

Loesch continued by noting that — in her opinion — Democrat leaders may be hesitant to have Joe Biden participate in debates.

“Democrats are going to have to concede this and they’re going to have to at least have one debate,” she argued.

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KRLD Adds Weekend Show From Longtime Texas Country Reporter Hosts

On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd.

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Bob and Kelli Phillips have hosted Texas Country Reporter for decades before hosting their final show Sunday. Now, they’ll take a new show and podcast to KRLD in Dallas.

The new Texas lifestyle and storytelling program — On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd, and will be heard from 2-3 PM. The show will also be available throughout the state and a podcast of the program will be available on the Audacy app.

“We’ve been telling stories across Texas for almost 50 years and did not know how other people from other states would embrace us calling in and asking to tell their stories,” Bob Phillips told the Houston Chronicle. “While doing so, we have had a great response and have heard a common thread among everyone we talk to. When we approach them, we say we like to tell positive, uplifting stories about people doing great things — and what we hear the most is ‘Good, we need more of that in the world.’”

The husband and wife duo sold their long-running Texas Country Reporter show in December 2021, and stayed on until a new host was found. J.B. Sauceda will host the newest season of the program, the 53rd in its history, when the program resumes in September.

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Erick Erickson: ‘I’m Okay With Being the Object of Scorn From Morons’

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right…”

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Erick Erickson has never been shy about his original disdain for former President Donald Trump. And while he is often mocked for his views on the cult-like figure, he’s comfortable in his stance.

In a post on social media, Erick Erickson argued that his place in the conservative media landscape isn’t affected by his beliefs or views, despite the pushback from those both in media and in politics.

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right who think we are in a post-constitutional order in need of a dictatorship to bend the nation in our direction,” Erickson wrote. “I’m okay with being the object of scorn from morons.”

In an era in news/talk radio that has seen many hosts rise in prominence for their support of former President Trump, Erickson has taken the opposite approach and has found as much or more success than others in the genre. His nationally syndicated program, which originates from 95.5 WSB in Atlanta, is now heard on dozens of stations across the nation.

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Sebastian Gorka to Report on Trump Trial During The Mike Gallagher Show

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

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As the trial against former President Donald Trump (R) continues, Salem Radio Network host Dr. Sebastian Gorka is in New York to report on the happenings during The Mike Gallagher Show.

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

Sebastian Gorka served in the Trump White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist. However, he departed the White House after seven months a week after Steve Bannon exited.

Gorka — who has called the proceedings against the former President a “kangaroo court” — will report on the latest events of the trial during the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show, which like Gorka’s America First program, airs on the Salem Radio Network.

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