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NPR Criticized For Framing Michelle Wu’s Sworn In as ‘Disappointment’

Newsroom consultant Emma Carew Grovum reacted to NPR’s piece saying the story had merit but that the “framing was absolute trash.” 

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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.

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Dom Giordano To Be Featured In ‘CBS News Sunday Morning’ Story

“When you’re on that show, it’s much different than being on cable or whatever. It’s a widely respected show.”

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CBS News Sunday Morning sat down with 1210 WPHT’s Dom Giordano Tuesday, for an interview that will air in September about the political divide in the nation, and the role talk radio plays in it.

Giordano alluded to being dressed up on Tuesday’s show and revealed Wednesday the reason.

“I had a great interview with Jim Axelrod that you see on Sunday Morning. Jane Pauley. Sunday Morning. It’s a big show. Come September 11th, we’ll be featured along with a talk show host to the left (of the political spectrum) talking about talk radio.

“Their September 11th show is gonna be about America divides. All those things out there that are divisive.”

Giordano marveled at the lengths taken to create a three to four-minute piece about the subject.

“I was in there 80 minutes. Maybe even 85, if you can imagine. Even I was getting tired of hearing myself. All for about 3 minutes, maybe. But it’s golden, those 3 minutes.”

He later had high praise for the quality of the program.

“When you’re on that show, it’s much different than being on cable or whatever. It’s a widely respected show.”

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Wayne Allyn Root Announces New Daily Video Show

“I hold nothing back. I just give my opinions and tell raw truth. I don’t sugar coat it or worry about who I offend. Truth is truth.”

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Wayne Allyn Root, host of the The Wayne Allyn Root Show, is launching a new daily video show.

Root, who’s talk show is distributed by USA Radio, will begin the video program on MyPillow founder Mike Lindell’s TV platform. His debut is tentatively slated for August 15th.

“Why is my brand exploding?”, Root said in a statement. “The American people have woken up. They want real news and raw truth. I hold nothing back. I just give my opinions and tell raw truth. I don’t sugar coat it or worry about who I offend. Truth is truth. That’s the only way we’re going to save the greatest nation in world history, ever blessed by God. With truth, action, and courage.”

Root’s video program will air at 7:00 PM. The former Newsmax host and Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee also said a different video show, along with a new podcast, would be made available soon.

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Dana Loesch Recounts Tenure as The View Co-Host

Loesch said during the episode, they were playing a video of her shooting a gun when Walters made a snide remark to her.

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Conservative talker Dana Loesch reflected on her on-time co-hosting “The View” during a segment on her nationally syndicated show Tuesday. 

“I remember the first time I guest hosted the show, Barbara Walters was there, and she hated me,” said Loesch. “It was back when Jenny McCarthy was still with them, and McCarthy was just wonderfully sweet.”

Loesch said during the episode, they were playing a video of her shooting a gun when Walters made a snide remark to her.

“Walters asked me if I enjoyed shooting,” Loesch said, inferring her tone was disingenuous. “I just kind of looked at her and gestured toward the screen and said I guess.”

Loesch accused Walters of “marginalizing” her and claimed the entire experience was “weird.”

“It didn’t really work out. But they’re not like that anymore,” Loesch said. “I think they have some new producers; the show is not like it was.”

Loesch added that “The View” was originally created to bring all sorts of different viewpoints together.

“Now the only acceptable Republican is one who is really not,” she added.

Loesch referenced Florida Gov. Ron Desantis who recently opted not to appear on the show citing past negative comments made by some of its hosts. 

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