Early on Monday morning, Washington Publish media reporter Paul Farhi posted a hot story headlined “Discuss-radio proprietor orders conservative hosts to mood election fraud rhetoric.” It stated “Cumulus Media, which employs among the hottest right-leaning talk-radio hosts in america, has advised its on-air personalities to cease suggesting that the election was stolen from President Trump — or else face termination.”
Cumulus govt Brian Phillips insisted Cumulus and its program syndication arm, Westwood One, “is not going to tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended. The election has been resolved and there aren’t any alternate acceptable ‘paths.’”
Farhi put Mark Levin on the middle of his story about “orders,” however Levin advised NewsBusters “I by no means acquired that memo, and my crew by no means acquired that memo. This story is completed by a reporter who has by no means spoken to me – ever.” He stated if he acquired that memo, “I’d be certain that the whole nation would hear about it.” He added “I would really like a correction and an apology from the Publish, however I gained’t maintain my breath.”
Farhi wouldn’t remark to NewsBusters on Levin’s accusation that there was no try at contact. Isn’t it fascinating when reporters say “no remark”?
Because the election, Cumulus has remained silent whereas a few of its hottest hosts — which embrace Mark Levin and Dan Bongino — have amplified Trump’s lies that the vote was “rigged” or not directly fraudulent.
On his program on Tuesday, the day earlier than the march on the Capitol, for instance, Levin fulminated about Congress’s certification of electoral votes for Biden, describing the usually routine vote as an act of “tyranny.”
“You suppose the framers of the Structure … sat there and stated, ‘Congress has no selection [to accept the votes], even when there’s fraud, even when there’s some courtroom order, even when some legislature has violated the Structure?’ ” Levin stated, his voice rising to a shout.
Levin additionally advised NewsBusters the Publish was “unprofessional” in another story last Thursday suggesting he one way or the other performed some position in a protester dying of a coronary heart assault on the Capitol: “Greeson appeared to have an account on the right-wing social media web site Parler full of latest obscene and violent posts, fueled by misinformation unfold by right-wing radio host Mark Levin, the Proud Boys and others.”
Levin additionally complained the “reprobates” at Mediaite used the Publish story towards him. The positioning’s Ken Meyer energetically slimed Levin and Dan Bongino as inciters of an “insurrectionist mob.”
“My broadcasts are on my web site going again 4 years,” Levin stated. “I have not incited something.” He stated his protests have all been concerning the election selections made in 4 states that he says violate the Structure, together with the way in which elected judges in Pennsylvania overrode the state legislature in setting election guidelines.
On his Fox present Sunday evening, Levin lamented ““Their aim is to choke, choke, choke the system even additional. And the media try to intimidate conservatives and constitutionalists by projecting onto them violence that occurred by reprobates and others who have to be tracked down and punished.”
Liberal journalists at The Washington Publish and elsewhere aren’t showing the slightest bit delicate to the concept that they’re encouraging an aggressive spherical of censorship of everybody who’s sad with Biden’s election. Deplatform Fox Information, deplatform conservative speak radio hosts, — “democracy dies in darkness.”
PS: Each the Publish and Mediaite have posted corrections about Ben Shapiro. Farhi’s story now says:
10:45 a.m. This story has been up to date to make clear that whereas Ben Shapiro is one in all Cumulus’s hottest hosts, he isn’t among the many voices who’ve promoted claims of a rigged election.
Mediaite’s story has a warmer take:
Replace: Ben Shapiro’s govt producer Jeremy Boreing tweeted Monday that Cumulus Media is “not Ben’s employer and hasn’t advised Ben jack shit about what he can or can not say on air.”