Mark Levin Says ‘Wash. Post’ Never Confirmed that Cumulus Media Told Hosts to Drop Trump Talk

On Monday, the Washington Post claimed that conservative talk radio group Cumulus Media told its hosts to stop talking about the stolen election, but now, Mark Levin confirmed that the paper never called him to ask if his talk radio bosses ever told him such a thing.

“Talk-radio owner orders conservative hosts to temper election fraud rhetoric,” the Post’s Paul Farhi wrote. “Cumulus Media, which employs some of the most popular right-leaning talk-radio hosts in the United States, has told its on-air personalities to stop suggesting that the election was stolen from President Trump — or else face termination.”

Farhi insisted that constitutional expert and talk show host Mark Levin was told specifically to stop talking about stolen elections. But Levin begs to differ.

“I never received that memo, and my crew never received that memo. This story is done by a reporter who has never spoken to me — ever,” Levin told Newsbusters. “I would make sure the entire nation would hear about it.” He continued, saying, “I would like a correction and an apology from the Post, but I won’t hold my breath.”

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Levin denies what Farhi wrote:

Since the election, Cumulus has remained silent while some of its most popular hosts — which include Mark Levin and Dan Bongino — have amplified Trump’s lies that the vote was “rigged” or in some way fraudulent.

On his program on Tuesday, the day before the march on the Capitol, for example, Levin fulminated about Congress’s certification of electoral votes for Biden, describing the normally routine vote as an act of “tyranny.”

“You think the framers of the Constitution … sat there and said, ‘Congress has no choice [to accept the votes], even if there’s fraud, even if there’s some court order, even if some legislature has violated the Constitution?’ ” Levin said, his voice rising to a shout.

Ben Shapiro also denied the Post’s story. Now the story has an update reading, “This story has been updated to clarify that while Ben Shapiro is one of Cumulus’s most popular hosts, he is not among the voices who have promoted claims of a rigged election.”

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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