Ben Shapiro Forces Wash Po To Publish A Major Correction Over Memo He & Mark Levin May Be Terminated Over Rhetoric
It has been reported that a communications giant is telling its employees including conservative powerhouses Mark Levin and Dan Bongino that if they don’t tone down their election rhetoric they will be fired.
The Washington Post is reporting that a memo sent by executive vice president Brian Philips, told employees including radio hosts that they will be fired if they continue to make claims about elections fraud.
“We need to help induce national calm NOW,” the memo said.
“The election has been resolved, and there are no alternate acceptable paths. If you transgress this policy, you can expect to separate from the company immediately,” wrote Philips.
Westwood One is a prominent sport and talk radio company and is a subsidiary of Cumulus Media. Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, and Dan Bongino are all employees of Westwood One.
On his radio show which aired after the report about Cumulus Media was posted Mark Levin said the report is fake news and that no one from Cumulus has discussed with him the content on his show. Levin said nobody has sent him a memo and claimed the writer of the Washington Post piece is “a liar.” Levin said that if he ever got a memo we would know about it because he would be talking about it. However, he did say, “The electors have been counted, it’s over! But there’s 2022 and 2024. We must fight to take the house and the senate back in 2022. Corporatists, banks, and other companies are on the attack and Americans must be aware of where they spend their money.”
Employees at the Ben Shapiro owned Daily Wire attacked the Washington Post who published the story and forced the newspaper to issue a major correction.
Whoops. Noting that your original tweet has some 29K RTs and is inaccurate, but is still up. Solid journalisming there. https://t.co/3mdJIUCjjq
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 11, 2021
Executive producer for Shapiro’s show posted, “Cumulus is not Ben’s employer and hasn’t told Ben jack sh*t about what he can or cannot say on air. Also, Ben never said the election was stolen. That’s at least three falsehoods in 280 characters or less, but pretty good journalisming otherwise.”
Cumulus is not Ben’s employer and hasn’t told Ben jack shit about what he can or cannot say on air.
Also, Ben never said the election was stolen.
That’s at least three falsehoods in 280 characters or less, but pretty good journalisming otherwise. https://t.co/5h0VASqfHZ
— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) January 11, 2021
As of the writing of this post, Bongino has not made any comments about the memo and Cumulus Media has not responded to verify the authenticity of the memo.