National Public Radio (NPR) is receiving lots of backlash for its reporting on a story about Boston’s first woman and Asian mayor Michelle Wu. The 36-year-old Democrat was sworn in Tuesday in a ceremony that was framed as a ‘disappointment’ to the outlet.
“Michelle Wu, an Asian American, is the first woman and first person of color elected to lead the city,” NPR tweeted. “While many are hailing it as a turning point, others see it as more of a disappointment that the three Black candidates couldn’t even come close.”
The article quotes a civil rights activist and resident who “cried their eyes out” simply because a Black candidate didn’t win the city’s mayoral election.
“I mean the data speaks for itself, and it’s troubling,” former Massachusetts State Rep. Marie St. Fleur told NPR.
Newsroom consultant Emma Carew Grovum reacted to NPR’s piece saying the story had merit but that the “framing was absolute trash.”
“Why must we pit POCs against each other in storytelling?” Grovum tweeted. “Why can’t we celebrate a woman of color who has just reached a massive milestone in her career?”
Marty Walsh, Boston’s first Black mayor, endorsed Wu after falling short in the 2021 mayoral primary.
Clay Travis: YouTube Banning Our Rand Paul Interview is Madness
The video platform has reportedly refused to upload their interview with Paul, leading Clay Travis to head to Twitter and share his frustration.
YouTube and “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” are clashing over the radio show’s interview with U.S. Senator Rand Paul.
The video platform has reportedly refused to upload their interview with Paul, leading Clay to take to Twitter to share his frustration.
“YouTube has refused to post our @clayandbuck interview with @RandPaul. Think about this for a moment: YouTube is disallowing a doctor and sitting U.S. senator’s interview to be shared. This is madness,” Travis tweeted.
“Regardless of what you think of @RandPaul’s opinions, he is one of 100 democratically elected senators. It’s the very antithesis of democracy to not allow American voters to hear the opinions of their elected officials. YouTube should be ashamed.”
YouTube has not yet responded to Travis’ claims regarding their decision to block their interview with Paul from being uploaded to the website. However, for those interested in seeing the discussion with the U.S. Senator, Travis uploaded the video Rumble.
Recently the video platform was in the news for taking down an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” following an interview with Dr. Robert Malone.
XTRA 106.3 Brings Neal Boortz Back To Atlanta Radio
“The “Boortz Report” will air every weekday during The Morning XTRA with Tug Cowart and Scott Rhino. Boortz will also make weekly appearances with Cowart and Rhino.”
One of Atlanta’s legendary conservative voices is returning to the airwaves. Neal Boortz will be heard daily on XTRA 106.3 as part of the station’s morning show.
The “Boortz Report” will air every weekday during The Morning XTRA with Tug Cowart and Scott Rhino. Boortz will also make weekly appearances with Cowart and Rhino.
“The opportunity to be stridently un-WOKE and to stir things up during a crucial election year just couldn’t be passed up,” Boortz said in a press release. “Let’s have some fun.”
In addition to his radio career, Neal Boortz has had success as an author and attorney. He began his radio career in Atlanta in 1969 at WNRG radio. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.
“We are excited to announce the return of Neal Boortz to the Atlanta market on XTRA 106.3FM,” David Dickey, Dickey Broadcasting Company President, said in a press release. “His voice has entertained and informed generations of Atlantans, and will now continue to do so on XTRA 106.3FM and streaming on the XTRA app. Neal is an accomplished broadcaster who will bring a unique and important perspective to XTRA 106.3FM’s line-up and to our loyal listeners. And Neal’s addition to the XTRA line-up further fuels the fast growth of this incredible radio station.”
Samantha Bee: We’re Still Figuring Midterm Election Coverage
Late-night host Samantha Bee spoke with NPR about how she feels covering another election after coming off the 2020 race.
It’s a midterm election year and despite 2022 barely getting underway, various news media outlets are preparing as to how they’ll be covering the upcoming races.
Late-night host Samantha Bee spoke with NPR about how she feels covering another election after coming off the 2020 race, which will also present plenty of material for her “Full Frontal” show on TBS.
“Listen, I’m sure you feel the same. I mean, I’m sure that you’re having the same discussion that we’re having in your offices, where you’re like, OK, well, here we go again,” Bee said on “Weekend Edition.”
Bee elaborated on how she feels heading into covering the midterms for her late-night show. Nonetheless, the TBS host elaborates that for now, she and her team don’t know how they’ll tackle these issues, but they’ll be figuring it out in the coming months.
“I apologize for really not knowing how we’re going to take it on or – you know, that’s it. I mean, we’re kind of, as a show, trying to figure that out in the next couple of months because we will be covering it,” Bee said.
“And, of course, we have to cover it, and we have to cover it with joy. But I definitely woke up just a couple of days ago going, hey, everybody, we’re going to be voting again real soon. Do you think anybody’s going to be there with us?”
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