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Chris Stigall: Grant Wahl Incident in Qatar Shows How Fortunate We Are

Stigall said the trials and tribulations faced by the American soccer writer in Qatar should serve as a reminder of the freedom that we’re blessed with in this country. 

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American soccer reporter Grant Wahl claims that he was refused entry into a World Cup stadium near Qatar for wearing a rainbow shirt. 

Philadelphia talk radio host Chris Stigall discussed the significance of this story during his show on 990 The Answer Tuesday.

Stigall said Wahl took to Twitter to vent that he was initially refused entry into the stadium. 

“Qatar World Cup security detained me for 25 minutes for wearing a t-shirt supporting LGBTQ rights, forcibly took my phone and angrily demanded that I remove my t-shirt to enter the stadium,” Wahl posted. 

Stigall said the trials and tribulations faced by the American soccer writer in Qatar should serve as a reminder of the freedom that we’re blessed with in this country. 

“On this Thanksgiving week, I think it’s just a friendly reminder to peel back and consider the blessings and freedoms of the greatest country on earth,” Stigall said. “We are blessed beyond measure with unalienable human rights.” 

Stigall added that there is no freer country than the United States. 

“I wake up every day and go to battle and we get outraged by the leftists in this country,” Stigall added. “You and I are horrified at the idea of people being silenced for their speech.”  

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Brandon Tatum: Donald Trump Not Returning to Twitter Is Selfish Mistake

Salem Radio host Brandon Tatum is encouraging former President Donald Trump to make the most of his reinstatement to Twitter.

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Salem Radio host Brandon Tatum is encouraging former President Donald Trump to make the most of his reinstatement to Twitter. On Monday, “The Office Tatum Show” host begged Trump to get back on the platform to appeal to potential voters in the 2024 elections. 

“If you want to have a fighting chance in this next election and to win the hearts and minds of American people, you need to be on every single social media platform that you can possibly be on,” Tatum said. 

Tatum argued that there are billions of people on Twitter and people that have never heard anything the former president has ever said. Tatum also suggested that Trump should have an intern post on the platform for him. 

“Hundreds of millions of people that never liked you will see you content and potentially a few people will flip,” Tatum stated. “It will be a selfish mistake by Donald Trump to not go on Twitter because of a business move.” 

Tatum added another benefit to Trump getting back on Twitter is that the media would have to cover him again. 

“One reason that Donald Trump did very well in the 2016 election is because he used to go right to the American people,” Tatum remarked. 

“Get your butt back on Twitter and I think you will see an increase in free advertising,” he added.

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Erick Erickson Calls Out ‘One Downside’ of Twitter Blue

Erickson noted another bug in Twitter Blue that’s a pain to deal with: It was easy for him to see “if someone following or citing me was a reporter.”

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Twitter has been rolling out new features under Tesla CEO Elon Musk, one of them being the ability to sign up for Twitter Blue and receive a checkmark after paying $8 a month.

However, there’s been many issues with this feature, resulting in the social media platform pausing users from subscribing after many abused it by signing up and parodying companies.

WSB radio host Erick Erickson also noted another bug in Twitter Blue that’s a pain to deal with: It was easy for him to see “if someone following or citing me was a reporter.”

“The one downside of the blue check for everyone paying is that it used to be easy to generally determine if someone following or citing me was a reporter, etc.” Erickson tweeted on Monday. “Now it’s just somebody who paid the money.”

Erickson works in the news media, so having verified information to use on his show is crucial and perhaps others in the industry feel the same. Now they’ll have to double or even triple-check the facts to ensure they’re not being duped.

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WCCO Raises Over $330K After Recent Radiothon

WCCO raised over $330,000 for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities after their 20th annual Hunger Mission Radiothon

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The holiday season is here, and it’s a time that many use to give back to their respective communities, such as Audacy’s Minneapolis news-talk station WCCO.

In a recent radiothon, WCCO raised over $330,000 for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities after their 20th annual Hunger Mission Radiothon took place Tuesday, November 15, with a live broadcast from the Mall of America from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“This is yet another great example of how live and local radio can truly help change lives,” Jeff Gonsales, the senior vice president and market manager of Audacy Minneapolis, said in a statement (h/t Radio Ink).

“We’re so proud of our team in helping share these inspiring stories, as well as our amazing fans for their incredible generosity in giving.”

It was the first radiothon held at the Mall of America since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly three years ago. During the extensive hours of programming, WCCO spoke with UGMTC residents, alums and volunteers who shared impact stories with listeners.

“We are grateful for the 20-year collaboration with 830 WCCO,” Pam Axberg, the CEO of UGMTC, said in a statement.

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