Rush Limbaugh defined the conservative media.
After Limbaugh’s passing, someone had to try and fill Limbaugh’s shoes
And Rush Limbaugh’s replacement just lost his show for one mind-blowing reason.
As Black Eye Politics reports:
Cumulus Radio signed Fox News host and popular podcaster Dan Bongino to host a show broadcast in 300 markets in Rush Limbaugh’s old time slot.
Bongino – a former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent – became a conservative media sensation for his blunt-talking support for Donald Trump and refusal to back down in a fight with the left.
But Bongino’s show vanished from the airwaves after Bongino delivered an on-air ultimatum to Cumulus that Bongino would not work with the company as long as the corporate radio giant enforced its tyrannical and unethical coronavirus vaccine mandate.
In the final episode posted online, Bongino told listeners that the standoff with Cumulus reached a breaking point as Cumulus refused to budge from its authoritarian vaccine mandate.
Bongino explained that Americans owned autonomy over their own body and that Bongino saw vaccine mandates as a red line he refused to cross.
“They didn’t consult with us content providers. I strongly object to the mandate. The fight with them is having a real impact. Behind the scenes it’s getting a little ugly here. I wasn’t on the radio today. I don’t know what they did, played the ‘best of’ or whatever. You don’t treat people this way. You don’t let people go because they insist their body is theirs,” Bongino declared.
Bongino added that he became aware of the Cumulus vaccine mandate and took a stand in opposition after a Cumulus employee emailed Bongino out of desperation after the company denied his request for a religious exemption.
“And, they denied his religious request. It was a slap in the face to not be legitimately considered. When Cumulus needed him during the pandemic he was there for them. Folks, you don’t treat people that way. I’m not going to let it happen. This fight has been wearing me down but it’s not wearing me out,” Bongino continued.
Bongino regretted that the feud with Cumulus over the vaccine mandate reached this point because Bongino believed the show would have become a huge hit for the radio giant.
“I don’t care what kind of business strategy they have they will screw you in the end. I’m hoping that’s not the case here. We could have done some really special things together especially with the radio show,” Bongino added.
Bongino leveled with his audience that he was trying to find another way to keep his show on the air after Cumulus revealed it was committed to authoritarianism, but Bongino warned he signed a long-term contract and possessed limited options.
“I’m working on a lot of different avenues. It’s not easy. They are making it difficult for a lot of us. I’ve lost a lot of sleep over this. If you trust your content don’t ever sign any long-term deals with anyone,” Bongino concluded.
Dan Bongino took a principled stand.
It would have been easy for Bongino to rail against vaccine mandates while cashing Cumulus’ checks.
Instead, Bongino wanted to show Americans it was possible to stand up to these tyrannical mandates and refuse to comply with immoral and unethical vaccine requirements.