Salem Media Group announced Sept. 1 it was launching the “Battleground Talkers Tour” that is visiting five states, beginning with Florida, just weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.
Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, and Eric Metaxas are among the radio hosts who are taking their shows to Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Arizona.
At the same time that brief tour kicked off this week, with stops in Florida, The New York Times attacked Salem in a hit piece that described the “rise of Salem Media,” which is not meant as a compliment. The radio network was described as a dangerous den of conspiracy theories and misinformation.
“The New York Times,” responds Media Research Center spokesman Brian Bradley, “should not be deciding what's right and wrong in terms of election-related speech.”
He points out the very same newspaper that calls claims of election fraud “the big lie” buried the Hunter Biden laptop story, and the identity of the "Big Guy," in 2020. It finally admitted the supposed "right-wing conspiracy" was genuine earlier this year.
“They need to have a mirror put in front of them,” Bradley says of the Times newsroom.
MRC routinely reports on the biased newsroom at the venerable Times, where just this week the liberal newspaper whined American voters are more concerned about inflation and grocery prices than abortion.
As the “Talkers Tour” winds down, Salem’s talk show hosts are set to visit Cleveland, Ohio, today and wrap up with a visit to Phoenix on October 23.