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Rudy Giuliani’s election rant, other behavior ‘makes it hard not to terminate him,’ WABC radio boss says

Billionaire WABC radio proprietor John Catsimatidis unloaded on ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani once more Sunday, saying the suspended radio host’s behavior has left him little alternative however to can him.

“It’s pretty hard to bring him back,” Catsimatidis informed The Post. “His behavior makes it very hard to reverse course. He makes it hard not to terminate him.”

Catsimatidis himself stuffed in on Giuliani’s scheduled Sunday present from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., together with other WABC 770 hosts Curtis Sliwa and Dominick Carter.

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John Catsimatidis mentioned the station “dubbed” or “bleeped” Giuliani when Donald Trump’s lawyer mentioned the voting machines final week, leading to his suspension for violating the edict. Patrick McMullan by way of Getty Images

The radio boss mentioned Giuliani had “three strikes” after listening to Giuliani’s criticism of his suspension over the weekend on other media platforms.

Catsimatidis mentioned all his radio hosts had obtained a memo not to talk about the digital voting machines or the accuracy of them in the course of the 2020 election, after the radio station obtained a letter from legal professionals with Dominion Voting Systems. Dominion had sued other media retailers for defamation.

He mentioned he didn’t need his radio station to be dragged into litigation over false claims.

Catsimatidis mentioned the station “dubbed” or “bleeped” Giuliani when Donald Trump’s one-time private lawyer mentioned the voting machines final week, leading to his suspension for violating the edict.

The station has a 30-second delay, so Giuliani’s feedback didn’t make it on the general public airwaves.

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The radio boss mentioned Rudy Giuliani had “three strikes” after listening to Giuliani’s criticism of his suspension over the weekend on other media platforms. X/@RudyGiuliani

Giuliani’s program was suspended pending additional dialogue, he mentioned.

“That was strike 1,” Catsimatidis mentioned.

He additionally mentioned Giuiliani “issued an ultimate to double the hours of his show or else.”

“Strike two,” Catsimatidis mentioned.

Giuliani accused Catsimatidis of trampling on the First Amendment’s free speech rights on his America’s Mayor present on X Friday evening.

“What John Catsimatidis has done is disgraceful. With the pretense that he was building some kind of a First Amendment station, he blew a hole in the First Amendment that’s so big you can’t even find it. You can’t tell somebody not to talk about the 2020 presidential election and tell me that you have a respect for free speech,” Giuliani mentioned.

Catsimatidis fired again on these claims Sunday and mentioned he was not conscious that Giuliani had a paid gig with TV station Newsmax.

He known as Giuliani’s blowback “strike three.”

He additionally mentioned he gave Giuliani’s sidekick, Maria Ryan, 30-days discover for her departure.

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“It’s pretty hard to bring him back,” Catsimatidis informed The Post. “His behavior makes it very hard to reverse course. He makes it hard not to terminate him.” X/@RudyGiuliani

“What happened last week was very tragic,” Catsimatidis mentioned on the air throughout a chat on the one-time “Rudy Giuliani Show.”

References to the Giuliani present have been faraway from the WABC web site.

“When I hired Rudy I got a lot of criticism,” Catsimatidis mentioned, referring to the FBI probe of the previous federal prosecutor. “In this country, you’re innocent until proven guilty.”

He mentioned he thought Giuliani had been an incredible mayor and regarded the falling out unhappy.

The Post reached out to Giuliani for remark however didn’t instantly hear again.

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