Joe Gilbertson | May 23, 2022 | 8
Radio Hosts Banned From Talking About Election Fraud
One of the nation’s largest media companies is warning its employees not to talk about election fraud.
“We need to help induce national calm NOW,” wrote Brian Philips, Vice President of content for Atlanta-based Cumulus Media. “[This company] will not tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended…If you transgress this policy, you can expect to separate from the company immediately.”
What is Cumulus media?
Cumulus media owns more than 400 radio stations nationwide. They also employ popular conservative radio hosts including Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, and Dan Bongino. The threat was issued on Wednesday following the chaos that occurred at the US Capitol.
Talk show host Mark Levin spoke about election fraud as recently as Tuesday, when he said: “You think the framers of the Constitution…sat there and said, ‘Congress has no choice [but to accept the votes], even if there’s fraud, even if there’s some court order, even if some legislature has violated the Constitution?'”
On Thursday, Levin responded to the threat against his career by saying: “It appears nothing has changed in 24 hours…Not a damn thing. The never-Trumpers, the RINOs, the media – same damn thing.” Levin added that everything he says on the air is “based on liberty, family, faith, [and] the Constitution.”
What’s happening here is that Democrats are afraid to even talk about election fraud after Republicans made a stand at the Capitol last week. But the threat doesn’t make sense from a business perspective.
As noted by Washington Post journalist Paul Farhi, “The new policy is a stunning corporate clampdown on the kind of provocative and even inflammatory talk that has long driven the business model for Cumulus and other talk show broadcasters.”
The threat is also a poignant reminder that even talk show hosts are controlled by corporations.
The liberal media is getting more blatant with its censorship of conservative speech. So don’t expect anybody else to cover this story.