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  • Armed Militias Face Off With The 'Antifa' In The New Landscape Of Political Protest (NPR)

    08/26/2017 5:15:50 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | August 23, 2017
    Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League says the militia movement has created a conspiracy theory about the anti-fascist protesters, saying they're domestic terrorists backed by George Soros. DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who's off this week. The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. 12 days ago that turned deadly attracted white separatists and neo-Nazis along with a large crowd of counter-protesters. Also among the crowd were men in camouflage, heavily armed, some carrying assault-style rifles. These were members of the American militia movement, who say they were there not to...
  • PBS, NPR Bury Their Own Poll Results on BLM, Antifa, and Confederate Statues

    08/20/2017 12:12:30 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 08/20/2017 | Tim Graham
    Taxpayer-funded PBS and NPR are now in the polling business with Marist College, and like the other networks, their polls are often used to support putting heat on Republicans. On Wednesday, they announced they had found a majority of Americans were disappointed with the president’s responsive to the violence in Charlottesville. PBS then ignored their own finding that 62 percent favored leaving Confederate statues in place, while only 27 percent want them removed. NPR reported it once, and then insisted that had nothing to do with Charlottesville. Buried in the weeds: They also asked if Americans approve or disapprove of...
  • Some Are Troubled By Online Shaming Of Charlottesville Rally Participants

    08/17/2017 3:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 15, 2017 | Laura Sydell
    The names and faces of individuals who were part of last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., are being plastered all over the Internet by civil rights advocates. It's part of an effort to shame the people who participated. But it's a tactic that can also snare some innocent people in its net. "Yes, You're Racist" is the name of a Twitter account that has been very active in posting pictures of white supremacists at the Charlottesville march and rally. Logan Smith, who runs the account, thinks other people should see the faces of white supremacists. "They're not wearing...
  • Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

    08/01/2017 6:32:55 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the murder of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The explosive claim is part of the lawsuit filed against Fox News by Rod Wheeler, a longtime paid commentator for the news network. The suit was obtained exclusively by NPR. Wheeler alleges Fox News and the Trump supporter intended to deflect public attention from growing concern about the administration's ties to the Russian government. His suit charges that...
  • North Korea Says Successful ICBM Test Shows U.S. Is In Striking Distance

    07/28/2017 6:31:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 78 replies
    npr ^ | July 28, 201711:48 AM ET | colin dwyer
    The U.S. Department of Defense says the missile, which launched just before midnight local time, traveled roughly 620 miles — from the country's northern province of Jagang to the Sea of Japan, where it finally splashed into the waters off Japan's west coast. There have been no immediate reports of damage, and Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis says the North American Aerospace Defense Command "determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America." In response to the launch, the Pentagon announced that it had conducted a precision missile firing exercise with South Korea. President...
  • What's It Like To Be A Historian At This Political Time? 'Every Day Is Christmas' (NPR)

    07/05/2017 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Drango · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | July 4, 2017
    Steve Inskeep and biographer Jon Meacham discuss the American presidency, the rise of populism and Americans' sense of a shared history for the last conversation in our series, History of Our Time. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: And I'm Steve Inskeep with the history of our time. At this unsettled and for many unsettling moment in history, we've been asking for a road map. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: We've asked writers and thinkers how we got here, where we are, where we might be heading. It's been a long-running conversation, and this morning, we pull the threads together. INSKEEP: Jon Meacham will...
  • NPR Talks Smack

    06/30/2017 3:16:13 PM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2017 | By The Scrapbook
    Public radio doesn't quite know what it wants us to think about the anti-addiction medicine Vivitrol. At the beginning of the month Marketplace was touting Vivitrol as the "drug that heroin-proofs your brain," a sort of magic bullet for shooting the old monkey off one's back. The drug is essential, we were told, in keeping junkies out of jail. An addiction specialist raved that Vivitrol acts like "a kind of a force field around the part of your brain that likes heroin." The medicine is regularly given to inmates upon release from prison, so they can stay clean: It works...
  • Trump 'Caesar': NYC's Public Radio Intellectualizes Assassination Art

    06/17/2017 12:23:22 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 30 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 6/17/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    On the June 16th edition of WNYC's "On the Media", the New York City affiliate of National Public Radio, hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield took the soft-spoken approach explaining that political assassination satire has been part of the arts culture going all the way back to William Shakespeare and even qualified the outrage over NYC's Public Theater's depiction of the Donald Trump-Julius Caesar onstage bloodletting with a 2012 Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis production where an Obamaesque Caesar was also killed onstage.
  • FACT CHECK: Is Left-Wing Violence Rising? (no per NPR)

    06/16/2017 5:02:36 PM PDT · by Drango · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16 '17
    Some conservatives have seized on Wednesday's shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise and three others as the latest example of what they see as rising political violence from the left. Fox News' Sean Hannity accused Democrats of "dehumanizing" Republicans, and the right-leaning Washington Times ran an editorial by a Tea Party activist that called leftist protests "the first skirmishes of the second American civil war." But those who track extremism say that while there are a few far-left groups that raise red flags, their numbers remain small. Much of the conservatives' anger has been aimed at "Antifa" — short for...
  • Frank Deford, Giant of Sports Journalism, Dies at 78

    05/29/2017 2:15:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 29, 2017 | Chris Koseluk
    Frank Deford, the charismatic sports writer widely regarded as one of the best of his generation who also presided over the ambitious and short-lived The National, one of the biggest busts in the annals of the newspaper industry, has died. He was 78. Deford, who began his career at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and remained with the magazine for decades, died Sunday in Key West, Fla., his wife told The Washington Post. A prolific and widely admired novelist as well, Deford wrote the 1981 book Everybody's All-American, about the downfall of a 1950s University of North Carolina star. It was...
  • WikiLeaks Busts NPR Spreading Fake News, Destroys Them on Twitter

    05/14/2017 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 08 May 2017 | Claire Bernish
    Wikileaks did it again — proving beyond the frailest shadow of a doubt fork-tongued mainstream presstitutes have no interest in legitimate reporting — but would rather spoon feed the American populace whatever mendacious drivel suits their corporate sponsors’ slavishly nationalist, Russophobic agenda. Facts be damned. Oldstream media tried to hold Wikileaks accountable for yet another exploit for which it had literally no role. Quelle surprise. Where the civilians of this once-united nation vociferously defend their preferred mainstream outlet-du-jour for being less slanted than its political polar opposite — as in, how MSNBC could be considered the left’s answer to FOX...
  • What You Should Know About America’s High Rate Of Maternal Mortality

    05/12/2017 3:44:55 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 76 replies
    Consumerist ^ | May 12, 2017
    When you think about fatalities during childbirth, your mind may immediately leap to infant deaths. But although it’s much safer to give birth in America now than say, 100 years ago, women are dying from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes at a higher rate than any other country in the developed world. An in-depth investigation into maternal mortality by NPR and ProPublica highlights the tragic story of a neonatal nurse who died less than a day after giving birth in the hospital where she works. It’s a tale more common in this country than you might think, even with medical innovations...
  • A New Generation Overthrows Gender

    05/02/2017 3:03:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    NPR ^ | May 2, 2017 | Jon Brooks
    <p>If the whole he/she pronoun thing feels awkward to you, Max is sympathetic — and patient.</p> <p>'We are seeing more and more kids saying, 'You know what? What's with this either-or business? What's with this boy-girl and you have to fit in one box or the other?' "</p>
  • Among Steve Bannon’s filmmaking oeuvre, two documentaries sought a public TV audience

    04/20/2017 1:27:03 PM PDT · by Drango · 5 replies
    Current ^ | April 19, 2017 | Andrew Lapin
    Even as President Trump seeks to end all federal funding to CPB, one of his most infamous aides has firsthand knowledge of the opportunities public media presents to independent filmmakers. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart News executive chair and a ringmaster of the white nationalist “alt-right” movement, previously led a very different — some might say alternative — career in the film industry. And two of the films he executive-produced have associations with PBS and CPB. Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power, a documentary about the Navy officer who oversaw development of the world’s first nuclear-powered...
  • NPR Debate Smackdown: Truth vs. Prochoice

    04/18/2017 5:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 17, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    Most Americans should know by now that NPR stands for National Prochoice Radio. They rarely ever try to appear objective on abortion. This week, I was given the opportunity to debate the president of Planned Parenthood Maryland (PPM) on NPR affiliate, WAMU in DC. I was excited about the prospect of an actual debate with a Planned Parenthood executive. They tend to avoid any challenge to their media-regurgitated, unsubstantiated talking points. Well, that chance was quickly aborted the evening before the interview. Planned Parenthood backed out, it seems because they didn't want to debate a factivist. So Planned Parenthood-endorsed Maryland Delegate Kathleen...
  • Prosecutors add charge (Unlawful Assmbly-Disordrly Conduct) to man accused of assaulting Betsy DeVos

    04/16/2017 1:11:41 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 18 replies
    On Friday, April 14, the prosecution added a fourth charge to Bilal Askaryar, the NPR contributor and refugee who was accused of assaulting Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. Based on the criminal information filed on Friday, the four charges are: 1. Assault on a police officer 2. Failure to obey officer 3. Simple Assault 4. Unlawful Assembly - Disorderly Conduct A Metropolitan DC police report indicates that count #3 relates to the assault of a cabinet member, presumably SecEd Betsy DeVos. Last month, Askaryar rejected a plea deal in this case. White House records indicate that Askaryar visited the Obama...
  • Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office (NPR)

    03/28/2017 5:19:30 AM PDT · by Drango · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | March 28 '17
    Opponents of President Trump say resistance to his policies is robust, motivated — and here to stay. They point to big demonstrations including January's Women's March and the upcoming Earth Day "March for Science." Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White says bravo, but there's just one problem: Big street protests don't work. They're ineffectual, even counterproductive, he says. "We could have large-scale marches for every year of Trump's presidency. It would do nothing!" the activist and author tells me sitting in his kitchen in rural Nehalem, Ore., near the Pacific coast. "You would think that with the triumph of Trump...
  • 'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

    03/26/2017 1:39:16 PM PDT · by Drango · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | March 26, 2017 | Sam sanders
    The numbers, in several cases, are astounding., a climate action group, saw donations almost triple in the month after Donald Trump's election. Since Trump's win, Planned Parenthood told NPR it's gained over 600,000 new donors and more than 36,000 new volunteers. And the American Civil Liberties Union has raised more than $80 million since November 8th. Key players in what's being called "The Resistance" — a vocal and growing progressive backlash to the Trump presidency — have been flooded with, and in some cases overwhelmed by an outpouring of money and volunteer support in the last few months. In...
  • Time to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda

    03/22/2017 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 22, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is long past overdue. No president, including Ronald Reagan, has seriously pushed an immediate winding down of this corrupt and outdated waste of taxpayer funds. Who would have ever imagined that Donald Trump would be the first to do it? His first budget proposal takes that step, not just to save of ton of taxpayer money ($450 million is a lot of money) but also to establish a principle about our leftist media. It's simply not appropriate for the federal government to fund Democrat propaganda badly disguised as news. Is it any...
  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 169 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 03/16/17 | Thom Geier
    President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination. Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post. The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute...