On Wednesday’s edition of The Charlie Kirk Show podcast, Kirk sat down with Alex Jones of InfoWars to discuss the loss in his recent defamation lawsuit filed by parents of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, which Kirk viewed as “unfair” and “blatantly political”.
“Even mainline reporters interview Charlie Manson,” Jones joked. “I’m the worst person in the world, but people should still want to talk to me. The truth is they want to misrepresent what I’ve said and done. That’s why they don’t want me to ever be live on-air”
Kirk then claimed the media is trying to “bankrupt” Jones by not letting him apologize for the things he’s said in the past, before asking Jones to give his side of the story the media isn’t covering.
“This is their new weaponization of the media,” Jones said. (The Sandy Hook massacre) was a small part of what I cover. I question every major event. I questioned Uvalde. I believe children died in Ulvade, but the head of the state police in Texas and the mayor of Uvalde say there’s a cover up and they’ve been lied to.
“They want to punish people who question things. They want to say ‘Oh, he’s not a populist leader. He’s not a popular person. No, he’s the Sandy Hook man. And so they’ve used that like claiming Trump says all Mexicans are criminals. Trump never said all Mexicans are criminals. He said some very good people come across the border, the very bad people we should screen them.
“So just like they tried to make it ‘Trump hates all Hispanics’, same here. It’s fake news. It’s been total misinfo. Even CNN today had to retract and say ‘Ok, Jones’ cellphone wasn’t given to the other lawyers’. All that stuff was made up. And it’s just next level desperate. So now they’ve got the January 6th Committee to demonize Trump supporters and the American people. Now they’re using Sandy Hook to demonize the independent media. Just like I was de-platformed four years ago and was patient zero for that, now I’m patient zero for all of the new censorship that’s taking place.”
Kirk began the show by admitting several people had told him to avoid an interview with the controversial pundit. Jones, who was ordered to pay millions in damages to the families of the Sandy Hook victims, is an often discredited conspiracy theorist.
Jay Weber: Media ‘Covering’ For Biden, Democrats On Border Crisis
“Biden and the Democrats are allowing it to happen. Allowing it! And the news media covers for them.”
Many conservative commentators have maligned the interview President Joe Biden conducted with Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes last Sunday, and have claimed he got a “pass” on the nation’s southern border. 1130 WISN host Jay Weber can be added to that list.
“Trust me, if a Republican was president, dozens of terrorists roaming America because of the president — intentionally — reopened the borders, it would be a huge deal and a relentless obsession by the news media,” Weber said. “Biden and the Democrats are allowing it to happen. Allowing it! And the news media covers for them.”
Weber pointed out a perceived hypocrisy in liberal circles, as many have claimed Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is guilty of kidnapping after sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, MA, but are ok allowing the southern border to remain open.
He continued by pointing out the southern border’s role in national security, saying it took only 13 people to attack America on 9/11.
Dan Mandis: There’s A Reason Greg Gutfeld Is Winning Late-Night Competition
“There are consequences for doing that. It is now well known that Greg Gutfeld, over there on Fox News, is beating the snot out of Stephen Colbert.”
After playing a recent clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Mandis said it was the chief reason why network shows are losing to Gutfeld. In the clip, Colbert’s audience cheers when the host brings up a Texas sheriff opening an investigation into the actions of Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for shipping illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Colbert called DeSantis “a body builder who skips head day” in his monologue, and Mandis found the comments offensive. He claimed shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX should be a place for all viewers, not just members of the “progressive left”.
“To me, Colbert’s show should be on CNN or MSNBC to cater to the left,” Mandis said. “But again, he’s on the network where he should be welcoming for all. There are consequences for doing that. It is now well known that Greg Gutfeld, over there on Fox News, is beating the snot out of Stephen Colbert. I know what you’re thinking. ‘Isn’t Gutfeld blowing off half of America?’ Perhaps, but he’s on Fox News, where people know what they’re going to get.”
Mandis then pointed out the difference in Gutfeld’s approach compared to Colbert’s, saying Gutfeld’s panel approach is easier to digest than Colbert’s solo monologue followed by celebrity interviews.
Will Dahlberg New GM For WBHM
“I look forward to working with our team, our listeners and our supporters in the weeks and years ahead to put more ‘public’ in public media by better serving all our communities.”
WBHM, the news/talk station owned by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has named Will Dahlberg as its new Executive Director and General Manager.
“Working at WBHM for the past decade has been the highlight of my professional career, and I am honored to serve as executive director,” Dahlberg said. “I appreciate the search committee’s confidence in my abilities to lead this amazing station and the talented and diverse team that works hard to serve our community. I am so grateful to the amazing WBHM team for their time, support and patience during my time as interim and throughout this search. I am also grateful to the many people at UAB who continue to support WBHM’s important mission.”
He also added how important WBHM has been, and will continue to be to the greater Birmingham communitiy.
“WBHM has done an excellent job as a public radio station since 1976, but it is important that we continue to strive to do more,” Dahlberg continued. “I look forward to working with our team, our listeners and our supporters in the weeks and years ahead to put more ‘public’ in public media by better serving all our communities. As Birmingham evolves, so should its public radio station, and I can’t wait for us to do that together.”
Dahlberg has previously worked as the Deputy Director and Membership Manager for the station. He has been the interim executive director since mid-2021.
“Will has more than a decade of experience at WBHM in a range of roles, including 15 months as interim executive director, and his passion for public radio and the people it serves is evident in everything he does,” said UAB Chief Communications Officer Jim Bakken. “WBHM provides an invaluable service to the Birmingham community and beyond, and Will’s commitment and vision will lead the station in delivering on its mission.”
Garrett Searight is the Editor of Barrett Sports Media and Barrett News Media. He previously was the Program Director and Afternoon Co-Host on 93.1 The Fan in Lima, OH. He is also a play-by-play announcer for TV and Radio broadcasts in Western Ohio.