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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.

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May 3, 2021 28 min
In his first address to congress, President Biden compared his infrastructure bill to the moon landing, retold a fib about travels with China's president and implied the January 6th riot was the worst hit on democracy since the Civil War. Also on tap, Vice-President Harris takes heat on not visiting the border and The View Joy Behar gives a mea culpa for getting pronouns wrong.
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A year after his death, George Floyd's murderer is convicted with some startling responses from friends, family and the Speaker of the House. The Chauvin judge warns a congresswoman that she just gave the defendant grounds for appeal by trying to intimidate the jury and in Boston a liberal broadcaster gets woke slapped for not supporting the replacing of an academy award winning documentary director.
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Minnesota descends into anarchy and the Chauvin trial isn't even over yet. One-third of our vaccination supply is paused for fear of lethal side effects and CNN gets caught admitting news is not their raison d'etre.
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60 Minutes was caught editing the answer of Florida' Governor DeSantis to make it appear he was hiding collusion with Publix Markets over vaccination distribution. Hunter Biden admits to smoking cheese and preying on his dead brother's widow, and a Polish pastor pushes police off property for Passover.....
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The President's first press conference was met by mixed reviews. A federal flack tries to block U.S. senators from taking photos at the border, and it looks like Dr. Doom is heading up the CDC.
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It was a horrific week in Boulder, CO, where 10 people were murdered by a spree killer in a grocery store. Somehow that became a politicized move for gun control and a call against prayers for the victims. President Biden fell up the stairs of Air Force One while former President Trump had a Twitter epiphany. Oh and did we mention the border crisi...er challenge?
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A smack down in Congress, The surge at the border, a shooting in Atlanta, and the President calls another head of state a killer and soulless. Some very serious topics which actually generated some very strange responses.
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A liberal talk show host awakes from being woke, while New York Governor Cuomo continues to battle harassment accusations with unbelievable and snarky replies. President Biden gives his first prime time address and suffers a major brain hiccup while at the Pentagon.
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CPAC hit Florida this week with boos for masks, a self deprecating Ted Cruz, a confrontation between The Federalist and CNN and rousing ovations for former President Trump. Meanwhile a California school board member thinks returning to class is the equivalent of slavery and a member of Congress thinks God has no place in the hallowed halls. Plus don't forget our weekly Bidenisms...
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President Biden had a number of live events this week which may have given his inner circle some concern. We have audio evidence that remote learning is having a pretty negative effect on generation Z, and NBC has to pull an episode of a very popular show because it was anti-Semitic. These are just some of the audio treats we have for you this week.
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Finally, finally, finally the 2nd impeachment trial of President Trump is over and the not guilty verdict is in to the delight of some and the dismay of others. Also on tap, New York Gov. Anthony Cuomo is in meltdown mod over nursing home Covid-19 deaths and whether or not the vaccination cupboard was bare is the subject of a colorful hot mic moment on Fox News.
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The second senate impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump begins with a roar from the house managers and a whimper from the defense before descending into a chaotic haze and a rules fight. President Biden reverses his opinion on China eating our lunch and the under-secretary for climate in Massachusetts puts his foot in his mouth and bites hard.
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The Hollywood award shows are fast approaching and a number of congressional members had better be nominated for best dramatic performance. Censorship raises its ugly head at Newsmax, and an epidemic of foot and mouth disease is making the rounds.
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The senate trial for the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump is set to begin, Meanwhile Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky takes exception to being called a liar by ABC and Disney decides to block some children's classics from ...well, children because they are racially insensitive.
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President Trump waived farewell form Andrews Joint Base as he boarded Air Force One to leave D.C. President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris were sworn in with as much fanfare as was possible in a post siege pandemic ridden Capitol and a ne3w era is ushered in to the White House press room....
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A U.S. senator gets heckled on the street, New York City cancels all contracts with anyone or anything named Trump, and...oh yes...the President of the United States was impeached for a second time. This week was historic and bizarre and we have the big "did they really just say that" moments for you.
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January 11, 2021 30 min
Wednesday, January 6th was a bizarre and frightening day in our nation's capitol. Not only was there an historic fight over electoral votes stemming from the general election, but a peaceful protest turned into a violent attack on the Capitol building, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. One woman was shot to death, 4 others have died from other causes and congress was evacuated in the middle of a joint session. In th...
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January 4, 2021 24 min
We have gathered some of our more memorable cuts from this past year. There should be no big surprise that a lot of them are political in nature. Climb on board for the best "did they really just say that" moments.
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The fights over vaccinations have begun with one cable anchor yelling at the Surgeon General that he must vaccinate the President - who has already had Covid. Also should politicians be getting the shots before health care workers? Plus there was a knock down fight during a U.S. Senate hearing on election integrity....
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President-elect Biden says it is time we got along, but when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates Biden and Harris all Vice-President-elect Harris can say is what took you so long. Also on tap, the secret life of Barack Obama and CNN heckles the White House Press Secretary from the cheap seats.
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