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NewsByte

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.

Episodes

February 26, 2024 29 mins
The President uses a dissident's death to promote his bill for Ukraine, New York's AG threatens to take Trump Tower, and a Massachusetts school begs for the national guard to help with discipline. Things are getting desperate according to this week's "did they really just say that" moments.
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The Administration tries to frighten Americans into supporting Ukraine, Secretary Mayorkas faces impeachment, and a Trump prosecutor gets caught red handed. It was a scary week with our "did they really just say that" moments.
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President Biden says he has no er...memory problems, SCOTUS hears out Colorado's reasons for co-opting the general election, and Tucker Carlson hangs with Putin.. Our "did they really just say that" moments from this week show how strange politics is getting in this election year.
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The President finally calls the parents of slain soldiers in Jordan, East Palestine, Ohio says why now, and E. Jean Carroll goes on a victory tour after being told by a judge that President Trump owes her 83 million dollars. Its campaign season with our "did they really just say that" moments from this week.
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Nikki Haley pretends she won the New Hampshire primary, Texas goes rogue, and Kari Lake exposes a plot to buy her off. Our "did they really just say that" moments this week involve politics run amok.
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Ron DeSantis claims foul play in Iowa, a Trump prosecutor runs afoul of the law, and United Airlines announces it is hiring pilots for skin color. Our "did they really just say that" moments from this week really show the strange times we live in!
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The Secretary of Defense goes AWOL, Hunter Biden blows a rasberry at congress, and the President claimshe started the Civil Rights movement. You would not believe some of our "did they really just say that" moments unless you heard them with your own ears.
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January 1, 2024 23 mins
It has been a jammed pack year with the US teetering om the edge of WW3, Chinese Spy balloons, Hawaii catching fire, and lets not forget a former US President being indicted and arrested. Where to begin? We will do our best to showcase this years biggest stories with our favorite "did they really just say that" moments
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December 25, 2023 21 mins
Bidenisms - the term we coined for the many mumbles, lies, word salads, mispronunciations, thoughtless, racist or creepy public utterances made by our Commander-in-chief Joe Biden. This week we are reviewing some of this past year's favorites . See if we overlooked any of your most memorable "did Joe Biden really just say that" cuts.
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The Colorado Supreme Court goes rogue, President Trump is accused of dog whistling ... again, a senate hearing is home to a porno flick. You simply wont believe some of our "did they really just say that" moments from this week.
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The President says Russians love Republicans, Hunter Biden flips Congress the bird, while a california coffee shop tries to stop Jews from using the restroom. Our "did they really just say that" moments this week are a frightening reflection of the times we live in.
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Democrats - and one Republican warn of a Trump dictatorship, Riley Gaines gives it back to a House member and Boston welcomes Biden who claims everyone is lying! There are a number of very heated "did they really just say that" moments this week.
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The President thinks Hamas attacked Israel because he wanted to build a railroad, the Mayor of Chicago blames GOP racism for his illegal immigrant problem, and the Administration says inflation, what inflation? There are some deep denial " did they really just say that" moments from this week.
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NBC goes into shock over President Biden's poll numbers, is it any wonder as the President demonstrates he can't complete a sentence, and the Democrat Party gets called racist, again. Its beginning to feel more like an election than the Holidays with these "did they really just say that" moments from this week.
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Capitol Hill implodes with physical violence, President Biden almost gives the hostage negotiation game away, and a woke meltdown on the necessity of working. There are some head shaking "did they really just say that" moments this week.
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GOP contenders slug it out, a congressman is censured, and a gay pro-Palestine protester gets a rude awakening. There are a lot of eye opening "did they really just say that" moments from this week. I'm Nancy Shack...Ben Parker...this is NewsByte!
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Hamas denies deliberately killing civilians, the media tries to make Israel the aggressor, and the Vice-President declares that President Biden is alive! there are some truly astonishing "did they really say that" moments from this week.
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Maine Faces a mass shooting, we finally have a speaker and a Democrat congresswoman eviscerates her staff on the phone_ There are some shocking "did they really just say that" moments this week.
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A U.S. congresswoman foments a take over of the U.S. Capitol with misinformation, the GOP still can't agree on a Speaker, and an elected councilwoman tells the public to bleep off when questioned about a conflict of interest. The world is going to hell in a handbasket and we have the "did they really just say that" moments to prove it!
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Israel is at war after a Hamas atrocity and nobody woke President Biden, the Administration tries to make Donald Trump culpable, and Congress is rudderless still without a speaker. We are in a pickle in we have the " did they really just say that moments" to prove it.
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