Imus signs off … Three months shy of a full 50 years in broadcasting, veteran radio host Don Imus signed off for the last time today. I was a salesman in the mid-1990s during the heyday of “Imus in the Morning” and listened to the show every day as I made my rounds. There was and still is nobody on the radio, or television for that matter, who is a better interviewer of political guests. With his disarming style, Imus got people to say things that made news, day after day. I hope Imus enjoys retirement.
Shapiro on the air … With one storied radio career ending today, is another one beginning? Westwood One, which distributes CRTV’s podcasts, has announced that the Ben Shapiro Show podcast will be distributed to radio stations across the country beginning Monday, April 2. Shapiro’s podcast has found a niche with Millennials, many of whom have become conservatives after listening to it. This news means the show will find a broader appeal.
Really? … Speaking of radio legends, octogenarian Larry King is out with the hottest of hot takes on the reason the Second Amendment is in the Constitution. King believes that the right to keep and bear arms should be repealed because it was put in the Constitution to stop slave uprisings. Watch him make the absurd claim here.
The Second Amendment codified a natural right to defend oneself against those who would do you harm. That is true whether the threat is a robber, an assailant, or a tyrannical government. There is no historical basis to King’s idiotic claim.
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Not a fan … Ben Shapiro is not a fan of the “Roseanne” reboot. His thesis is that Roseanne is not a conservative but a leftist and that the show is full of left-wing propaganda. He also claims that Trump voters were driven to vote for Trump based on cultural, not economic, factors. I am a big fan of both Shapiro and the Conners. On this one I think Shapiro is wrong. The Conners have always portrayed the American family with all its flaws and scars. Yes, there are some left-wing themes in this reboot, but there are culturally conservative themes as well. The one thing I’ve always admired about the Conners is that at the end of the day, they really do love each other despite all their flaws.
I will be discussing Shapiro’s column on tonight’s episode of CRTV’s Steve Deace Show.
Netflix’s new hire … In a move that has some conservatives dumping their subscriptions, Netflix has appointed former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice to its board of directors. Netflix sits at the intersection of Hollywood and tech. This move further cements the idea that left-coast elites are tone deaf to conservatives.
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