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July 26, 2009

Multimillionaire Beck Upset About Minimum Wage Hike

Glenn Beck reportedly earns $23 million a year. But he was in a lather on his show Friday (7/24/09) over minimum wage earners getting a raise from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. Beck claimed his concern was that the raise would come at the expense of other jobs and, considering that “only” 2.8 million people earn minimum wage, it’s no big deal (for them) not to get the raise. So let’s ask Beck what raises he has forgone from Premiere Radio Networks, part of the struggling Clear Channel Communications whose economic woes have caused massive layoffs this year. With video.

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Reported by Ellen at 12:19 AM

October 26, 2007

FOX and Friends twofer - attacks Media Matters AND CNN

Media Matters has reported on Glenn Beck's statements on his nationally syndicated radio program about "a handful of people who hate America...losing their homes in a forest fire," including his clarification and a blogged defense from his radio producer, Chris Balfe. The Friends at FOX today 10/26/07 bemoaned that Beck's television colleagues have not rushed to his defense. Shades of William Arkin.

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Reported by Chrish at 12:38 PM

October 3, 2007

Cavuto Airs His Eighth Segment Bashing MoveOn, While Simultaneously Defending Rush Limbaugh

One of Neil Cavuto's guests today (October 3, 2007) was Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. McConnell was allegedly on to defend Rush Limbaugh's "phony soldiers" remark but in fact the segment was one that consisted more of bashing MoveOn.org and Democrats. By the way, Cavuto has never told his audience what Rush Limbaugh actually said. If there are people out there who watch nothing but Cavuto, all they know is that Rush said something about "phony soldiers."

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Reported by Melanie at 7:09 PM

October 26, 2006

Breaking News: Clear Channel Wooing Potential Buyers

The finance world is abuzz with the story that Clear Channel Communications may be seeking buyers. According to the WSJ, Bloomberg and today's edition of The New York Times, "[the] Mays Family, which built Clear Channel Communications into the country’s largest network of radio stations through decades of acquisitions, is in negotiations to be taken private by a consortium of investors for more than $18.5 billion, people involved in the talks said yesterday. The investors, who have been in discussions with Clear Channel for months, include Providence Equity Partners, the Blackstone Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company ..."

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Reported by Marie Therese at 1:19 PM