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Born Again Christian ‘Shock Jock’ Mocks Caitlyn Jenner In New Billboard Ad



A Toledo, Ohio radio station is unapologetically pushing its new ad campaign that gleefully mocks Caitlyn Jenner and transgender people.

Star 105.5 in Toledo, Ohio, is promoting its morning radio shock jock Denny Schaffer by mocking transgender people. In a new ad campaign, which includes a local billboard, Schaeffer attempts to mimic the now iconic image of Caitlyn Jenner on her debut Vanity Fair cover. The billboard bears the message, “TRANSITION to Star 105,” a juvenile play on words.

The station is part of the gigantic billion-dollar Cumulus Broadcasting network.

Schaffer is a born-again Christian who last year said he has changed from his previous ways. “I think a lot more before I speak or broadcast or do a show,” he insisted.

There is a petition calling for the firing of Denny Schaffer. Star 105 was only too happy to post it to their Facebook page, opting to revel in the controversy rather than take down the billboard and apologize.

Equality Toledo has spoken out against the billboard, calling it “hateful,” and they’re asking people to call Cumulus to complain.

The LGBT group isn’t the only local who’s angered.

Calling the billboard “lazy” and “deadly” in an open letter to Cumulus, a blogger and Toledo resident known as Phaylen (on Gawker’s Kinja platform) explains her disgust – about the billboard, and about Schaffer.

“To date, I’ve heard him attack a woman live on air, urging her to ‘Go to Jesus’ and ‘Get saved’ because she had a daughter that had considered abortion,” Phaylen writes. “I’ve listened to him have a preacher call in and tell listeners they were ‘Idiots’ if they didn’t believe in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior. On the heels of this, he’d go right back to making insensitive, bold and reckless remarks and jokes about LGBT people, and since Caitlyn Jenner became a national topic, it’s been more aggressive and far more frequent.”

Now, we see this billboard erected near a Mall, a place where young people go, where they hang out- Trans people too, and they’re seeing your advertisement mocking the image of a Transgender person in order to solicit an audience at the expense of a vulnerable human being in a city where Trans People are being beaten. Consider, just last November, less than a year ago, a Trans woman was attacked was nearly killed in downtown Toledo because of her gender status. Just one of the hundreds of thousands of nightmareish realities Trans people face often with disastrous endings. Such is the story of 17 year old Leelah Alcorn from the small Ohio town of Kings Hill who left a pleading suicide note on her Tumbr [sic] page stating; “Life ‘isn’t worth living… because I’m transgender.’

Phaylen’s letter is a must-read, though, sadly, the chances of any Star 105 or Cumulus executive reading it are slim. 

If Schaffer had any interest in supporting the residents of Toledo – who include Phaylen – he would invite her on his show and allow her to read the letter aloud.

And then he would apologize.


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Eric Trump Melts Down on Fox News Because He’s Getting ‘Subpoena After Subpoena After Subpoena’



Eric Trump complained on Sunday that the Trump Organization and the Trump family is facing an onslaught of investigations and that they are forced to respond to subpoenas “every single day.”

The former president’s son made the remarks during an interview on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo.

“The problem with the Democrats is they dig so deep that they always find themselves,” Trump said. “And the reason I’m frustrated about this is every single day since my father ran for president, my father and our entire family and our company has been under investigation. Every single day, Maria, we get subpoena after subpoena after subpoena.”

“But, I mean, they weaponized the entire system in this country,” he added. “They’ve weaponized the DOJ. They’ve weaponized our military. They weaponized the educational system in this country. They’ve weaponized the medical system in this country. The Democrats weaponize absolutely everything they can to use again their political opponents.”

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Trump Supporter Wearing Dead Animal Refuses to Believe Jan. 6 Was Violent — Even After CNN Showed Him Video



One of the 400 to 450 people who rallied in DC in support of those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th refused to believe that the Trump supporters who sought to overturn the election were violent.

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz interviewed a Trump supporter wearing an animal hat who was clearly misinformed about the events on January 6th.

“It’s a public building. I mean people have been held all this time, I think the most severe charge that any of them have is trespassing,” the man falsely claimed.

“But there are some who were charged with assaulting officers,” Prokupecz noted.

“Those are lies,” the fur-clad Trump supporter argued.

“So you don’t believe the video?” Prokupecz asked.

The man claimed he had seen no such video. So CNN showed him video — and he still didn’t believe it.

Video of the man singing a song about Ashli Babbitt was captured by HuffPost reporter Ryan J. Reilly.

Prokupecz offered his analysis to CNN anchor Jim Acosta.

“It just seems, Jim, that it would take almost a miracle to convince some of the people who were here that this was a very serious situation. They all have downplayed it. In this instance, this video blaming the police for what happened and they should have gotten out of the way,” he said.

“They’re in a state of denial, is what it is,” Acosta replied. “I mean, that’s just extraordinary to meet somebody who says show me the video and then you show them the video — and they’re still not convinced. It just shows you how sinister this world of disinformation is that we’re all living in right now.”



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Sean Spicer Bitterly Complains the Press Is Treating Jen Psaki Better Than They Did Him



As part of a deep dive into the growing popularity of White House press secretary Jen Psaki who has a legion of admirers on social media due to her handling of press, former Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer complained to the New York Times that she has gotten a free pass from the media that he never got.

According to the report, even Peter Doocy of Fox News had high praise for Psaki despite his almost daily battles with Psaki that have become widely shared on Twitter and evening newscasts.

“It never feels like I’m getting smacked down or vice versa,” Doocy admitted. “I understand why it looks like that, some of the ways that stuff gets clipped, but it doesn’t feel like that in the room.”

He added, “When I got back from my wedding she made a point to tell everybody in the briefing room that I just got married. That’s a transcript I can print out and show to my kids one day.”

As for Spicer, who eventually resigned following combative press conferences that were famously mocked on Saturday Night Live — with actor Melissa McCarthy portraying a bullying and manic Spicer — he thinks he was held to a higher standard than the current press secretary.

“‘I walked into the lion’s den every day — she walks into a bunch of kittens,'” Sean Spicer, Mr. Trump’s first press secretary and now the 6 p.m. anchor on Newsmax, said in an interview,” the Times’ Michael Grynbaum wrote.

Spicer also took exception to Psaki taking a dig at him during a press conference after President Joe Biden asked him to resign from the board of the United States Military Academy when she was asked about his performance in her job as well as appearances by Kellyanne Conway defending Donald Trump.

Psaki replied, “I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified.”

That led Spicer to complain, “Jen chose to stand and question my qualifications and services to this country. Once she did that, the gloves were off.”

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