Media Magnet instructs its right-leaning hosts to stop talking about voter fraud or be terminated
Cumulus Media, a radio broadcasting company that’s home to several top conservative personalities, instructed its right-leaning hosts to stop spouting false claims about the election being “rigged” or be terminated, a move that comes amid a sea change in corporate America in the wake of the Capitol takeover, though some hosts are claiming they never received the memo.
“We need to help induce national calm NOW,” Brian Philips, the executive vice president of content for Cumulus, wrote in an internal memo to employees Wednesday, which was first reported by Inside Music Media and the Washington Post, as the pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol.
The company “will not tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended,” Philips went on, adding, “The election has been resolved and there are no alternate acceptable ‘paths.’”
In the memo, Philips writes that if an employee breaks this policy, “you can expect to separate from the company immediately.”
Cumulus Media, which owns more than 400 radio stations across the country, including WMAL in Washington and KABC in Los Angeles, is home to prominent conservative hosts such as Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro and Dan Bongino.
In a statement to Forbes on Monday, Shapiro said he never received the memo from Cumulus and was not one of their employees, adding he had “never failed to accept the result of the election.”
Levin, Bongino and Cumulus did not respond
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