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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:52 AM

Talk Radio Owner Orders Rhetoric Dialed Back

Too little, too late.

https://politicalwire.com/2021/01/11/talk-radio-owner-orders-rhetoric-dialed-back/

Talk Radio Owner Orders Rhetoric Dialed Back
January 11, 2021 at 7:15 am EST By Taegan Goddard


“After months of stoking anger about alleged election fraud, one of America’s largest talk-radio companies has decided on an abrupt change of direction,” the Washington Post reports.

“Cumulus Media, which employs some of the most popular right-leaning talk-radio hosts in the United States, has told its on-air personalities to stop suggesting that the election was stolen from President Trump — or else face termination.”

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Reply Talk Radio Owner Orders Rhetoric Dialed Back (Original post)
babylonsister Monday OP
JHB Monday #1
Catcar Monday #2
hatrack Monday #3
central scrutinizer Monday #9
hatrack Monday #12
machoneman Monday #30
lonely bird Monday #31
Rorey Monday #4
get the red out Monday #5
SergeStorms Monday #44
whathehell Monday #6
ProfessorGAC Monday #7
babylonsister Monday #8
ProfessorGAC Monday #13
Roisin Ni Fiachra Monday #10
Mike 03 Monday #17
ProudMNDemocrat Monday #11
Botany Monday #14
Ilsa Monday #22
Botany Monday #28
Ilsa Monday #29
Botany Monday #32
Ilsa Monday #43
Iggo Monday #15
AllaN01Bear Monday #16
CaptYossarian Monday #18
getagrip_already Monday #19
Capperdan Monday #20
bucolic_frolic Monday #21
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Ligyron Monday #24
world wide wally Monday #25
turbinetree Monday #26
randr Monday #27
Traildogbob Monday #33
mountain grammy Monday #34
calimary Monday #35
blueinredohio Monday #36
DeminPennswoods Monday #37
Hiawatha Pete Monday #38
Ford_Prefect Monday #39
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Ollie Garkie Monday #42
Wounded Bear Monday #45
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:54 AM

1. Link to the original WaPo article (paywall warning)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/cumulus-radio-conservative-election-fraud/2021/01/11/e12ec46e-537c-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html

“We need to help induce national calm NOW,” Brian Philips, executive vice president of content for Cumulus, wrote in an internal memo, which was first reported by Inside Music Media. Cumulus and its program syndication arm, Westwood One, “will not tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended. The election has been resolved and there are no alternate acceptable ‘paths.’ ”

The memo adds: “If you transgress this policy, you can expect to separate from the company immediately.”

A Cumulus representative did not respond to repeated requests for comment on Sunday.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:55 AM

2. Precious. On the brink of a civil war - that's their line in the sand. Finally - WE KNOW!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:55 AM

3. And there goes their audience . . . .

After decades of Flush Phlegmball (the gateway drug), he's no longer enough.

That's why Savage/Levin/et. al. have flourished, and from there, there's no more down to go, except for Stormfront and the like.

Without the hate hit, growing more industrial-strength every year, the rubes may as well be listening to the yard sale call-in show on the local AM station.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:05 AM

9. There's still plenty for them to hate

Now that the Democrats are in power, hate radio will play the victim card over and over. “See what the socialists are doing to freedom loving Americans now?” And the poor, aggrieved MAGAts will listen slavishly.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:14 AM

12. But unless it's presented as the FINAL BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL GOG AND MAGOG!!!!!

. . . . as it always is, for every change in the federal code or gay wedding cake topper, it's not going to have the same delicious End Times mouthfeel.

Though as you point out, and to paraphrase Humphrey Bogart, "We'll always have Socialism."

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Response to hatrack (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:50 AM

30. Oh, but it is the final battle! We, the angels of the USA, have defeated the dark side's hordes of..

..fuckin' loser MAGATS!

Not gone, just highly supressed and hopefully scorned, to nearly out of existence and their jobs back home, by the true patriots of America.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:55 AM

31. Um, no...

They are merely back underground. Thus eternal vigilance is necessary.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:56 AM

4. Too late, unless they order retractions

They need to confess their lies and start telling the truth. They're culpable for a lot of the division in this country.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:58 AM

5. Right leaning?

Damned Fascists! They have been stoking rage for 30 years! They can still push hate and lies.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:06 PM

44. Ever since Ronnie Rayguns deep-sixed...

the fairness doctrine. Then the GOP moneymen bought up every failing AM radio station in the country - well over 1000 - and in came Rusty Limbaugh to demonize Democrats. Then came Murdoch and Ailes with FOX, which really pushed the envelope on the truth. But the right-wing zealots weren't done yet. Newsmax really tore the lid off "alternative facts", and then OAN, which has no tether to reality at all.

So thanks, Ronnie Raygun. I hated your decrepit old ass in the 80s, but you're the gift that keeps in giving.....SHIT!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:58 AM

6. Better late than never. n/t.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:59 AM

7. Well, Well

Apparently the orange menace was NOT really good for business long term.
He's not yet out of office & big business is discarding him like an empty wrapper.
BI, Forbes, Amazon, Apple, Google, several companies pulling money from sycophants, and now Cumulus.
It's almost as if they would have made their money if he was never president, and they'll continue to make it when he's gone.
Well, it's not almost like that. It'sexactly like that.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:02 AM

8. Maybe a lawsuit got their attention. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:25 AM

13. Too Many Of Them...

...not really culpable. And the 2 magazines, as long as they didn't promote the vote fraud lie are shielded.
It's more that big business likes the status quo & stability. And, aside from COVID, the Obama recovery economy was still humming.
So, they all knew the whole time that the last 4 years of profits & rising stock prices had nothing to do with the manbaby in the WH.
But, the crazy is creating instability & uncertainty. So, he no longer represents economic status quo.
Also, (not exactly a profile in courage), he's gone anyway. So, cutting him loose early carries no risk.
The risk here is to the Rs in general.
Big business, going forward, may see THEM as a risk, not dems talking corporate taxes & regulations.
Open revolt is much worse for business that EPA regs. Especially since environmental abatement measures are already a sunk cost!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:11 AM

10. "It would not have been possible for us to take power, or to use it in the ways we have,

without the radio." - Joseph Goebbels

Fascist hate radio is complicit in turning tens of millions of Americans into deranged fascist lunatics, who are dangerously out of touch with reality. Cumulus was just following Goebbel's long term Nazi blueprint for propagandizing ignorant people into becoming a fascist mob, who would worship, and be easily controlled, by an authoritarian dictator.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:23 AM

17. +1

Great post. The Third Reich's mass production of cheap radios affordable to the middle class was no accident.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:11 AM

11. When their Advertisers flee, they will be done.

Wonder how Hannity feels about that?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:14 AM

14. Anybody want to get that barn door?



“After months of stoking anger about alleged election fraud, one of America’s largest talk-radio companies has decided on an abrupt change of direction,” the Washington Post reports.

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Response to Botany (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:33 AM

22. I love that! Excellent. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:41 AM

28. These bastards have been giving media platforms to people like that Nazi sympathizer ....

.... Sebastian Gorka who have fomented hate by spreading lies for years and now they
have "found Jesus."

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Response to Botany (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:49 AM

29. Amen to that. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:02 AM

32. In early Oct. 2019 I was driving to West VA and I was on a bridge crossing the Ohio River and ...

... I had the radio on scan and I hit on one of the many right wing stations. It struck me funny
to hear an out and out nazi sympathizer, Sebastian Gorka, and look at the Ohio River valley
where in the 1940s hundreds of thousands of Americans came from in order to fight the Nazis
in WW II.

One of the worst things that Ronald Reagan did was get rid of the "fairness doctrine" and so for
the past 2.5 generations millions of Americans have been bathed in non stop misinformation and
that bull shit fed the cancer on American which "bloomed" in the attack on the Nation's Capitol in
order to stop Joe Biden being President.

sorry to

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Response to Botany (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:01 PM

43. You don't need to apologize for that rant.

A friend and I discussed the loss of the Fairness Doctrine when it happened. We anticipated big problems.

I have to remind myself sometimes that everyone wasn't in agreement about fighting the nazis. I watched The Remains of the Day again last night. As late as the 1980s I heard my boss's boss say, "Hitler wasn't all bad." People can be awful, disgusting, wreckless, selfish, and hateful.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:15 AM

15. Complicit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:17 AM

16. i want to see every radio station that does this , have their licenses removed and tower permits

revolked .

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:25 AM

18. Dr. Frankenstein suddenly discovered an allergy to pitchforks and torches.

What will these simpletons do if nobody tells them how to think?

How will they handle lie-free news? I've been in shock since upstate Wisconsin news outlets have been telling the truth. Too bad that wasn't an option during the Scott Walker regime.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:26 AM

19. we need legislation to roll back to the old fcc rules..

And enforce community monopoly rules, break up groups like sinclair and cumulus, and get back to regional as opposed to global ownership of news outlets.

Facebook and google included. Amazon as well.

Break up the monoliths, get some fresh air and diversity back into the system.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:27 AM

20. Lou Dobbs needs to go

That guy is a ducking dweeb. "The Radical Democrats" won.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:28 AM

21. They never do anything until they smell the LIABILITY

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:34 AM

23. Which makes it odd

in hindsight, why they wanted to get rid of Section 230.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:34 AM

24. They know damn good and well Biden won the election.

Why can't they have the courage of their real convictions and just admit that they don't care about no damn democracy, don't want no democracy, in fact, don't even want or care about no pesky free and fair elections either?

They just want their authoritarian daddy figures in power to tell them who to hate and when to do it. Oh, and to tell them they're "patriots" and throw the words "freedom" and "constitution" around alot without really caring about or wanting either.

Come on, stop being cowards and tell us who you really are and what you really want, Buttercup.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:34 AM

25. This will definitely help at least.

Just a few years too late

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:39 AM

26. It all about your advertising dollars, you should be Boycotted your about 375,000 deaths to late

and what transpired last Wednesday with you enabling this profaned BS for so many years...............FUCK YOU, who are your advertisers............

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:41 AM

27. They need to walk back the rhetoric

They need to tell their listeners the truth and admit that they lied.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:06 AM

33. Decapitate the snake head

Fox Noise. But the right wing Medusa Snake has many heads. Rusty Limpballs, Lose Knobs, Shawn Vanity, Cucker Tarlson, Liar Ingraham, Snark Levin, Rabid Bat Roberson, Newt GangreneRICH and the entire GOP. Burn them all to the ground.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:17 AM

34. Wow, after decades of stoking lies and hatred..

NOW a warning!!???

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:23 AM

35. Oooh, hate radio suddenly grows a guilty conscience?

A little late, but okay.

Let’s slam that barn door but good, now that all the horses have already run out...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:25 AM

36. They need to tell them if

they tell one more lie they are fired.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:28 AM

37. Cumulus syndicated talk shows list

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:32 AM

38. And all it took was violent insurrection, years of false statements & 385,000 dead. Imagine that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:39 AM

39. Round up the owners for sedition and terminate their licenses permanently.

Remove their permission to broadcast on American airwaves and block the frequencies. Arrest the staff too and ban them from the industry!

Burn the whole network of liars down! Make them apologize in public to everyone they lied to. Mao had a point about that.

Then go after the Mercers and the other enablers who financed it all and who own the networks, affiliates and shell companies.

And finally get Rupert Murdoch and his criminal spawn in court and charge them too.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:00 AM

40. These licenses ALL need to be challenged

These are public airwaves. They are not to be used to foment an overthrow of a democratically elected government.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:03 AM

41. Great. More "Gracious! Did we do THAT?" bullshit.

They've always known that sooner or later something like this would result from their white-grievance storm-the-barricades bloviating...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:18 AM

42. yeah baby!

Most business models including media require a modicum of sociopolitical stability to succeed.
Entonces, mis amigos, the talk radio heads mst now reign
in the monster they created that is trying to burn down the village. Hold the irony on your tongues and savor it, kids.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:08 PM

45. "I swear, I thought turkeys could fly"

But nobody is laughing this time.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:22 PM

46. yeah, let's get back to Hunter Biden's laptop

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:05 AM

47. They be worried about the FCC. nt

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