Dan Bongino Hospitalized, Provides Update to Fans: ‘Thanks For All Of Your Prayers’

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Cable news show host, Dan Bongino posted a thank you note on his social media pages following a surgical procedure that left him hospitalized for a short period.

“Doing okay! Out of surgery and the doc did a massive clean up operation on my elbow. Thanks for all of your prayers and messages. I really appreciate it,” Bongino, who has become famous as a former Secret Service agent and NYPD officer, wrote.

Bongino talks a lot about the ‘deep state’.

“Why is the New York Times trying to get out front of the Durham probe? “Whenever you see these two ‘journalists’ write something, the opposite of what they’re saying is true. They are stenographers for the deep state,” Bongino said recently. 

In 2021 he slammed Biden with a memorial monologue:

Dan Bongino: Let’s stop not play any word game nonsense, Joe Biden is a liar. That means he lies about stuff all the time. Any word game, ‘he’s misinformed’, no, he’s a liar. His lies have gotten people killed. Go through some of his biggest lies one by one about Afghanistan and his dreadful deadly response to it. Here is lie number one. Joe Biden said his predecessor Donald Trump made a deal he couldn’t get out of.

President Biden (Clip): The former president made a deal with the Taliban that he would get all American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1. My predecessor, the former president, signed an agreement with the Taliban. By the time I came into office, the Taliban was the strongest military position since 2001. 

Bongino: That’s a lie, he’s making that up. That’s what Joe Biden does best. He makes stuff up and forgets his lines. That’s not true, Donald Trump himself wasn’t bound by Donald Trump’s deal because three days after his deal with the Taliban, Donald Trump decided it was time to bomb the Taliban for breaking the deal. So just to be clear by using Joe Biden’s logic, he was locked in by Donald Trump’s deal but Donald Trump wasn’t locked in by Donald Trump’s deal. I’m very sorry if you’re a leftist and you’re falling for this garbage. This man is a liar and he deserves to be called out. That’s not the only lie. Here’s my number two. The Afghanistan of Americans for the triumph? Triumph? He left our people behind. I take that back, it was a triumph for our enemies humiliated us, as we left our people behind. Listen to Biden tout this success here of this airlift. This is absurd.

A report from Ad Week reported that Bongino’s Saturday night show was the “most-watched primetime show in all of cable news.”

Jon Doughtery reported more details about the Bongino for Conservative Brief:

In the 9 p.m. ET time slot, Bongino racked up 1.19 million total viewers. In the same time slot, CNN had 219,000, and MSNBC secured 315,000 total viewers. In the 8 p.m. ET time slot, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade received 1.06 million total viewers. CNN secured 282,000 total viewers, and MSNBC has 282,000 in that same slot.

Bongino made headlines late last year when he took time out on his nationally syndicated radio program to announce that he won’t renew his contract with Cumulus Media’s Westwood One when it comes due, effectively ending his show. Bongino, who also has a podcast independent of the radio show, explained that the decision to walk away “really sucks because I spent a lot of time building this, and I love it, and it’s grown on me.”

He also told listeners that the company approached him after industry giant Rush Limbaugh died following a battle with lung cancer in 2021 and asked him to take over the time slot. At the time, he said he did not feel like he could fill Limbaugh’s shoes.

“I said, ‘No, I don’t want it,’” Bongino recalled, but then added he reconsidered after he thought back to what became Limbaugh’s final broadcast.

“And I changed my mind. I said, ‘You know what? I’ll take it, but for a limited amount of time,’” he explained.

Beyond Bongino, Fox News continues to dominate cable news.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld also received fantastic news this week after his show “Gutfeld!” has ruled late-night television, averaging 2.1 million viewers through 2022, Nielsen Media Research showed, the Washington Times reported.

“The size of that viewing audience bests both NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and also consistently trumps such cable rivals as Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ and HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’” the report said.

Vox, known to be more of a liberal news organization, opined that “The biggest comedy show on late-night right now is not on ABC or NBC or CBS or Fox. It’s not on Comedy Central. It’s certainly not streaming. It’s on Fox News, and its name is ‘Gutfeld!’”

CNN is reportedly working on its own late-night show to compete with Gutfeld, examining more progressive candidates for the job.

“Brass at the famously progressive news network have reportedly floated names such as Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Arsenio Hall, and Jon Stewart as candidates to offer a nontraditional, late night-esque take on the day’s news. Fox News has found success with ‘Gutfeld!,’ the late-night comedy show hosted by Greg Gutfeld,” the Daily Mail said.


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