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Conservatives Blast NBC for Firing Donald Trump While Keeping Al Sharpton

Conservatives Blast NBC for Firing Donald Trump While Keeping Al Sharpton
Conservatives took to social media to blast NBC for a perceived double standard in cutting ties with Donald Trump Monday for his comments about Mexican immigrants while keeping Al Sharpton despite the pastor-turned-msnbc host’s numerous controversial remarks over the years. Fox News mainstays like Greta van Susteren and Brit Hume joined Right-leaning radio hosts such as Neal Boortz, Larry Elder and Jason Mattera in questioning the network’s dumping of Trump while keeping Sharpton in place. Sharpton, they argue, is just as guilty for making “demeaning” comments about race, religion and homosexuality. Despite his well-documented controversial statements, Sharpton maintains his MSNBC hosting.
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Outrage Watch: Lily James would like you to stop talking about her body

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Outrage Watch: Lily James would like you to stop talking about her body
Welcome to the March 9, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Leave Lily James' body alone. "On one hand it's upsetting, on the other hand it's just boring," James told The Huffington Post about those who have questioned whether her tiny waist in Disney's "Cinderella" was altered in post-production to appear smaller. "Why do women always get pointed at for their bodies? And why is this whole thing happening and I'm constantly having to justify myself? International Women's Day has just gone, and it just feels just a bit sad that it's still happening. You know, I'm very healthy and I always have been." Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles. Outraged: The Maryknoll sisters Target: Bill O'Reilly Why: The Roman Catholic nuns have
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Jillian Barberie, John Phillips Jump to High Profile Timeslot on La’s TalkRadio 790 Kabc

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Jillian Barberie, John Phillips Jump to High Profile Timeslot on La’s TalkRadio 790 Kabc
TalkRadio 790 Kabc’s Jillian Barberie and John Phillips are saying goodbye to the lunchtime crowd and hello to afternoon commuters.

Starting Jan. 20, the pair’s Los Angeles radio talk show “Mid-Day La with Jillian Barberie & John Phillips” will move from its current 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. timeslot to the higher profile 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. period.

“Jillian and John have achieved demonstrative growth in the middle of the day,” a spokesperson for station owner Cumulus said in a statement issued to TheWrap. “They are a news-of-the-day smashing into pop culture juggernaut. It’s a whole different take that’s very current.
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Kabc Radio Parts Ways With Long-Time Host Larry Elder

Kabc, one of the largest Am radio stations in Los Angeles, has parted ways with Larry Elder, one of the channel's most popular talk-show hosts. The station, owned by Cumulus Media, declined to comment on Elder's departure, though insiders said advertising sales executives were blindsided by the decision and voiced their displeasure to a defensive Drew Hayes, Kabc's operations director. Elder, a sometimes controversial, always passionate and eloquent Libertarian, had been with Kabc for about 20 years, though separated into multiple stints. Over the years, Elder has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Charlton Heston and many other actors and entertainment industry

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Political Talker Larry Elder Gets Rare Radio Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Class of 2015 Star Honorees – the 30 people selected to receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame – includes TV, movie and music personalities as well as one unique selection: Larry Elder, one of just a handful of celebrities in political talk-radio to get his own star. Of the more than 2,500 people honored with a star, hundreds are from the radio industry, though few who focus on political talk. Rush Limbaugh, who pioneered conservative talk radio in the 1980s doesn’t have a star, nor do Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck or Michael Savage, all of

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Donald Sterling -- Hey Black Friends ... Defend Me!

  • TMZ
Donald Sterling is desperately trying to play the "I have black friends" card ... problem is, he can't get a black friend on board ... TMZ Sports has learned. Sources connected to Sterling tell us ... the disgraced L.A. Clippers owner has reached out to several people he considers friends -- hoping they will vouch for him as a not-racist person. We're told one of the people he reached out to is an African-American basketball player --
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Donald Sterling -- Ban Is Completely Unfair ... Says Larry Elder

  • TMZ
Donald Sterling is getting Screwed by the NBA ... so says African-American radio host Larry Elder who actually blames Magic Johnson for blowing the whole thing out of proportion. Elder appeared on Fox 11 in L.A. yesterday and Defended the disgraced Clippers owner during a heated exchange ... saying Sterling would still own the team if Magic would've kept his cool after the audio was released. "Magic Johnson could have taken this thing to a nice high level ... and he could've said,
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Charles Barkley agreed with Zimmerman jury's final decision

Not all African Americans are on the same page over the Zimmerman verdict. Larry Elder was Twitter smeared for his stance on the trial while he was on Piers Morgan's CNN show. Realpolitics.com reported that former basketball star Charles Barkley had agreed with the verdict, appearing on CNBC. Here is a transcript they published of the interview with Maria Bartiromo. Charles Barkley: Well, I agreed with the verdict. I feel sorry that young kid got killed. But they didn't have enough evidence to charge him. Something clearly went wrong that night. Clearly something went wrong. I feel bad for anybody who loses a kid, but if you looked at the case and you don't make it -- there was
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Larry Elder Explodes At Piers Over Zimmerman: You’re Condescending, ‘Stupid,’ Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself!

Piers Morgan clearly has no qualms about inviting people on his show who fiercely disagree with him or even attack him personally, and tonight's opening interview with radio host Larry Elder did not disappoint. Elder told Morgan his interview with George Zimmerman trial witness Rachel Jeantel was horrendous and "condescending," and even told Morgan that he was being "stupid" for his assessment of Jeantel's character.
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'The Most Pathetic Tool On The Face Of The Earth'

'The Most Pathetic Tool On The Face Of The Earth'
Jim Carrey made waves this week when he spoke out in favor of gun control - and against those who oppose it - in a big way. The comedian released a music video on Funny or Die called "Cold Dead Hand," which mocked the late actor and former NRA president, Charlton Heston.

In the promotion of the video, Carrey took it a step further, calling those who opposed gun control "heartless motherf--kers unwilling to bend for the safety of our kids."

While Carrey was celebrated for his stance by some -- MSNBC called the video "admittedly catchy" -- he is now the subject of major backlash from conservative groups and media.

Unsurprisingly, Fox News took issue with Carrey's video, beginning a segment on Carrey by asking if the actor is getting "dumber and dumber" before saying he has "gone off the rails." Network personality Greg Gutfeld was visibly angry, saying,
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Larry Elder: Trayvon Martin Case Is A ‘Civil Matter,’ Not A Criminal One

Radio host Larry Elder stopped by Good Day La on Tuesday, where he offered his perspective on the case surrounding Trayvon Martin and his alleged shooter, George Zimmerman. Much opinion media coverage of Martin's death has expressed a sense of frustration over the injustice of the situation, with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell and his panel last night, for instance, emphasizing the fact that Martin had been unarmed while Zimmerman had been in possession of a gun.
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Pat Buchanan: MSNBC Caved in to the Demands of 'Blacklisters' and 'Censors' (Audio)

Pat Buchanan: MSNBC Caved in to the Demands of 'Blacklisters' and 'Censors' (Audio)
Fired MSNBC correspondent Pat Buchanan hit the Los Angeles radio airwaves Friday and charged the cable news network with caving in to pressure from blacklisters and censors. Host Larry Elder on Kabc started his interview with Buchanan with the question: “Pat, how can anybody get fired at MSNBC? They’ve got Al Sharpton, who is a devout anti-Semite." After Elder gave examples of his assertion, Buchanan insinuated that MSNBC will tolerate anti-Semites as long as they lean left politically. Photos: The Gop Presidential Candidates And the First Spouse Hopefuls Buchanan said bloggers at the Daily Kos along with

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Chris Matthews on 'unhappy' Obamas, contentious book tour (Videos)

Chris Matthews is on a book press tour currently, and he is making headlines with his contentious, eye opening interviews. On last Thursday's Kabc radio show with host Larry Elder, the .Hardball. host was booked to chat about his new book, .Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.. Elder was laying in wait: Partial transcript: Elder: Chris, first do you still feel as a journalist, it is your job to help Obama succeed? Matthews: Well, I certainly feel it is my job to help any new president succeed and I said that. And I think it was true when I wrote it for Bush in 2000 with hopes that he would do well until he made some decisions I couldn.t
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Larry Elder And Chris Matthews Fight For 11 Minutes In Worst Interview Ever

Jesum Crow. Stop reading now. Just click away. Go watch a video of a kitten or something. Look up a new recipe to try out on Thanksgiving. Do anything except what I just did which is listen to 11 painful minutes of radio host Larry Elder hollering at Chris Matthews. Seriously, this is one of the worst things I've ever listened to.
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Lawrence O'Donnell: Sorry for invoking slavery

He has been on only for a week, but MSNBC's newest host Lawrence O'Donnell is already channeling Rick Sanchez and Dr. Laura Schlessinger by apologizing for insensitive remarks directed at a minority.

In O'Donnell's case, it was a show this week where he invoked the imagery of slavery while introducing Michael Steele, the African-American head of the Republican National Committee. O'Donnell apologized for his indiscretion on Wednesday's show.

"Michael Steele is dancing as fast as he can," O'Donnell began his Steele intro, "trying to charm independent voters and Tea Partiers while never losing sight of his real master and paycheck provider, the Republican National Committee."

He made the remarks before showing a taped interview with Steele, so the interviewee didn't hear it until viewing the TV show later. Steele called O'Donnell to complain, and O'Donnell played the voice message on Wednesday's show.

Steele objected to the insinuation he was "a slave to the Rnc,
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Feature: No More Moore! Onscreen Beefs With Michael Moore

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By Matt Singer

According to the trailer of David Zucker's new comedy, "An American Carol," "America's most infamous filmmaker -- totally arrogant, completely clueless -- [has] finally gone too far." Of course, Zucker, a former liberal activist who became a "9/11 Republican," is referring to Michael Moore, the inspiration for the central character in "An American Carol," one Michael Malone (Kevin Farley), a filmmaker who's visited by three Dickensian ghosts after he demands that July 4th be abolished ("I love America. That's why it needs to be destroyed!").

Zucker's spoof is perhaps the most high-profile film to take on Moore, but it's by no means the first. In fact, in the last four years, Moore's work has inadvertently given birth to an entirely new strain of conservative filmmaking whose sole mission is to discredit him by taking issue with his documentary aesthetic, his politics, his personal success, even his physical appearance.
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Disney exploring ABC Radio unit spinoff

Speculation of a spinoff of ABC Radio from parent the Walt Disney Co. was renewed Tuesday after published reports said the unit could fetch more than $3 billion and that Disney executives were exploring the option. Two weeks ago a Merrill Lynch research note suggested that Disney would sell the unit, which consists of 71 radio stations and a network that syndicates such talk-radio talent as Larry Elder, Paul Harvey, Sean Hannity and John Batchelor along with programming from ESPN Radio. On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Disney might soon sell the unit, and that it might be readying a share buyback.

Elder will get personal on TV

Larry Elder told television critics Wednesday that his upcoming talk show will focus more on personal issues and less on politics. Speaking during a session at the summer Television Critics Assn. press tour, the best-selling author and radio personality said the syndicated The Larry Elder Show will not mirror his nationally syndicated radio program, during which he tends to focus on political issues. "I'm certainly going to talk about contemporary social issues ... but this show is about personal issues, not politics," he said. "It's about focusing on helping others. ... I feel that most of the conflicts people have, they really don't understand what to do. They need someone to give them a kick, to sit down and ask them probing questions and help them -- someone to motivate them." Elder said the show, which launches Sept. 13 and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, is similar in concept to Warners' syndicated Moral Court, which Elder hosted during its 2000-01 run. But Elder said his new show will feature follow-ups with various guests to show how they've made efforts to overcome their problems.

Sommerstein tapped partner at law firm

Los Angeles-based law firm Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro has named Gary Sommerstein a partner in the firm and head of the entertainment law practice group. Sommerstein joined Christensen Miller in 2000 and works with a range of clients, including MGM Television, Morgan Creek Prods., KirchMedia, syndicated talk show host Larry Elder, producer Arthur Cohn and the Hallmark Channel.
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