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Two newsroom veterans ask the question "Did they really say that?" responding to the week's oddest sound cuts from politics, entertainment, sports and the world. Nancy Shack - A newsroom editor, writer and anchor for WBZ NewsRadio in Boston. She is a former talk show host and talk radio producer in New England with two National Radio Hall of Fame Shows to her credit. Ben Parker - A radio news anchor for WBZ NewsRadio in Boston, Ben has been honored with Associated Press awards for news coverage and was part of the team that received a Peabody Award for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. He was also awarded a legislative citation and a "Hometown Hero" award from the City of Fitchburg for broadcasting efforts in the days and weeks following the '2008 Ice Storm' that crippled much of Central Massachusetts. Joe Shortsleeve - An award-winning investigative reporter and anchor for over two decades at WBZ-TV in Boston. Joe is currently with The Liberty Square Group.... Show More

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The President unleashed a furor this week by announcing he is taking a course of Hydroxycholoraquin as a preventaive for Covid-19. Reaction ranged from NY Sen. Schumer calling him a liar, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling him fat and Fox News anchor Neal Cavuto saying he is killing people. Meanwhile former Vice-President Joe Biden, still in his basement, is having more memory issues about Tara Reade, Gen. Michael Flynn and general...
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama says children were a concession to her ambition (Who thinks of being First Lady as settling?), a Ren and Stimpy moment during a Supreme Court oral argument, and NBC's Chuck Todd gets caught fibbing in a live broadcast after editing a tape to prove his lie.
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It looks like a different standard is being applied by outspoken members of the #MeToo movement to the woman who has accused former-Vice-President Joe Biden of sexual assault than was applied to the woman who accused conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Also in the line up, a texas woman trying to feed her kids is called selfish by a judge and President Trump labels republican naysayers losers.
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Vice-President Mike Pence caught Holy Hell this week for touring the Mayo Clinic without a mask, the President was excoriated for suggesting that sunshine and disinfectant might be useful treatments for Covid-19, and people are starting to go over the cliff because of being quarantined and are yelling at each other.... and little children.
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The tone deaf Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi shows off her freezer full of gourmet ice cream and chocolates as lines outside food banks stretch for miles. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has a brainstorm that has even CNN shaking its head, and a Fox News reporter has a hot mic moment waiting for the White House press conference to begin.
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This week former Vice-President Biden gives an audible gasp of surprise when Vt Sen. Bernie Sanders endorses him even though it was a scheduled broadcast. President Obama also words his endorsement of his former V.P. in a very weird way. Bill Maher shocks everyone by agreeing with President Trump on calling Covid-19 a chinese virus and Chris Cuomo bites the hand that feeds him as he recovers from the Coronavirus.
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The General Director of the W.H.O. gets into a snit fit with President Trump while the Mayor of Los Angeles offers to reward snitches and a cable news personality accuses the President of having a financial stake in a possible treatment for Covid-19.
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Hostilities between President Trump and cable news network broke out into out and out war this week during the White House Covid-19 press conferences until a pig flew by the window and CNN's Jim Acosta says he realizes the President gets it. Meanwhile, NY Governor Cuomo says no matter President Trump says he is a better democratic presidential candidate than Joe Biden, he is not running for the White House, ever.
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Social Distancing and cough etiquette have become the words of the day with the President getting his hand slapped on Fox for getting too close to a host and Joe Biden being read the riot act on CNN for not coughing into his arm. New York Governor Cuomo warns people about mental health in this time of social distancing then goes off a cliff. Finally Joe Biden gives a good imitation of a man whose lost his train of thought while cri...
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March 22, 2020 30 min
Instead of pulling together, it seems a lot of folks from politicians to the news media are trying to use the Covid-19 virus pandemic as a basis for claims of racism and ineptitude. Is this what you want to see from your national and local leaders at a time of global crisis?
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Coronavirus experts and national leaders keep insisting on telling people how to wash their hands. What's next - lessons on how to comb your hair? Also on tap, politicians making hay out of a global crisis in order to score points and the DNC tries to pull the plug on the primaries now that Joe Biden is ahead.
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President Trump is called the first black president by an African-american former NFL player and CNN loses its mind. Then tempers start flaring at the Democrat National Party when republicans suggest Bernie Sanders is getting a short shrift again in order to avoid a brokered convention followed by Chris Matthews bids his show adieu after he compares Bernie Sanders win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi invasion of France.
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This week more than one candidate makes a surprising statement from the podium, the Nevada Caucus triggers a meltdown for one cable news host, and then there was the melee also titled the South Carolina Democrat Debate on CBS.....
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It was an all out brawl in Nevada for former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's first democratic debate. The Mayor is also facing a number of angry potential voters over recently surfaced past statements on refusing medical care for the elderly, referring to members of the trans community as it, slamming the brain power of farmers and factory workers, and appearing as Mary Poppins.
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The campaign trail gave more than one candidate an opportunity to win - or not - new friends from former Vice-President Joe Biden calling a young woman a lying dog face pony soldier to Mayor Michael Bloomberg attempting to explain past statements which appear somewhat patronizing and questionable.
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Liz Warren wants to have nine year olds vet cabinet members, Nancy Pelosi wants to disbar defense attorneys and Pete Buttigieg is not really sure what sport Kobe Bryant played. There were some real lulu comments made this week and we want to now which one you think is the most ridiculous.
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CNN host Don Lemon draws fire by belly laughing at insults to President Trump supporters repeating a mistake made by candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. Also on tap, former Vice-President Biden admits to his audience they would be voting for an old guy.....
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January 27, 2020 21 min
Two democratic presidential candidates had a difficult week. Former Vice-President Joe Biden went on record as saying illegal immigrants are more american than Americans while Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has a record of avoiding candor, espoused that Americans would not vote for a liar.
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January 20, 2020 27 min
Who do you think is telling the truth: Elizabeth Warren says Bernie Stated a woman can't win the oval office, Bernie says he said no such thing. A socialist gets caught planning arson if his side loses and the DNC chair says the presidential field was diverse because their bar was set low.
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Both cable news networks and democrat party members appear to hate the President so much they would rather align themselves with the rogue state of Iran then the White House. Then Ricky Gervais tells his captive Golden Globe audience where to get off before a series of award seeking celebs start speechifying about global warming in Australia.
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