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  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • NPR apologizes for map that erased Israel

    01/26/2016 9:29:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/26/16 | Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON — National Public Radio’s (NPR) ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen released an explanation and apology Monday for a map published on the news organization’s website that erased Israel from the Middle East. On January 24, NPR’s blog Goats and Soda, which covers health and culture issues around the world, ran a piece titled, “What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears.” The post focused on travelers’ anxieties for the coming year, and included an illustration of the Middle East and North Africa, the region of the world that travelers most perceive as being at risk. “The map portion...
  • NPR illustrative photo wipes Israel off the map [Numbers 23]

    01/25/2016 11:08:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Staff
    In an article published on National Public Radio's (NPR) website Monday, a map of the Middle East failed to include Israel, labeling Palestine in its place. The map was an illustration accompanying the article "What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears." The article referenced travelers' fears of Islamic radicalization and extremism in the region. Immediately following the publication, the website's comment section was flooded with criticism from readers and journalists who questioned the online publication's decision to use an illustration of this nature. As a result of the abundance of complaints, NPR removed the photo and...
  • For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

    01/12/2016 12:21:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | NPR
    ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Black people are disproportionately victimized by gun violence, and prominent African-American leaders are among those calling for tighter gun control. Yet as Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR's Code Switch team found out, many other African-Americans believe that owning guns is crucial to protecting themselves and their rights. KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: Know how some people can't do without something? April Howard has three possessions that are non-negotiable. APRIL HOWARD: I have a .22, a .38 and a rifle. BATES: And she's keeping them all. Howard's had guns for several years now, the result of a close call...
  • Propaganda and 'The Danish Girl'

    01/01/2016 4:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. As night fell on Christmas Eve, National Public Radio was in its usual holy-day mode, using your tax dollars to mock the traditional Christian creed. This time they promoted an activist movie called "The Danish Girl," yet another alleged "true story" about artist Einar Wegener, a married man who wanted to be a woman named Lili. An earlier NPR commercial -- sorry, "underwriting announcement" -- said he was the first recipient of "gender confirmation surgery." Paging Mr. Orwell -- it's NPR on line 1. Focus Features -- part of the Comcast...
  • Jeb Bush Says Voters' Passions For Trump Will Pass (Jeb continues to pimp amnesty on NPR)

    12/31/2015 5:24:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/31/15 | Jessica Taylor
    Many Republicans may have sided with Donald Trump's controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., but his rival Jeb Bush predicts that the GOP faithful will eventually oppose the plan and see it his way. "Trump clearly banning all Muslims would actually be so counterproductive in our efforts to destroy ISIS that it's foolhardy," the former Florida governor told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview Wednesday in Boston. "I mean, it's beyond ridiculous; it's quite dangerous." Earlier this month, in response to terrorist threats, Trump said there should be "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the...
  • A Couple's Love Blooms At Christmas (NPR)

    12/25/2015 10:51:41 AM PST · by Drango · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/25/15
    Octavius Humphries' and Seth Smiley's story began on Christmas Eve 2010. They'd met online and, despite a 19-year age difference, agreed to a first date on Christmas Eve. Octavius describes it as an "amazing" first date. And then Seth told him his mother was expecting the two of them for Christmas dinner. "I just thought, nobody really should be alone on Christmas," Seth says. "Me being black and you being white and the age difference," Octavius says, "I thought that this was just going to be a recipe for disaster." But Octavius instantly lit up the house, Carole remembers. "And...
  • NPR host who used ‘schlonged’ on the air explains the term

    12/24/2015 4:32:04 AM PST · by Drango · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/15 | Callum Borchers
    see link Conan, semi-retired ... tells me that as far as he knows the term is meant to connote genitalia. And he doesn’t think his usage makes Trump’s okay.
  • NPR Used ‘Schlonged’ to Describe Geraldine Ferraro in 2011

    12/23/2015 4:22:56 PM PST · by mkjessup · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 December 2015 | Joel Pollak
    Donald J. Trump is still coming under fire from Hillary Clinton's campaign and the media, including National Public Radio (NPR), for using the term "schlonged" to describe her defeat in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
  • Obama Accuses Trump of Exploiting Working-Class Fears (Drudge)

    12/21/2015 5:46:28 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    President Obama said in a radio interview airing on Monday that Donald J. Trump, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, is exploiting the resentment and anxieties of working-class men to boost his campaign. Mr. Obama also argued that some of the scorn directed at him personally stems from the fact that he is the first African-American to hold the White House. Demographic changes and economic stresses, including “flatlining” wages and incomes, have meant that “particularly blue-collar men have had a lot of trouble in this new economy, where they are no longer getting the same bargain that they...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Climate Change’ Term Is Trojan Horse For Big Government

    12/11/2015 8:20:28 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2015 | Chris White
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz told NPR in a Wednesday interview that the term “climate change” is the perfect “pseudoscientific theory for a big-government politician who wants more power.”In the interview, Cruz recalled the global cooling arguments from the 1970s, telling NPR’s Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep that some of the same researchers worrying about global cooling as a threat in the 70’s, are the same people now telling people global warming is a problem today.The Texas senator asked Inskeep if he remembered back 30 or 40 years ago when politicians were telling people ” … that we were...
  • See How NPR Hacks Up Testy Interview with Ted Cruz

    12/10/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 6 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Tim Graham
    NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is a big fan of President Obama, and when he interviews him, he helpfully sets him up. In a recent interview on race relations, Inskeep added little prompts instead of questions. That's not what Ted Cruz received on Wednesday's show. Inskeep was blunt when discussing the new Trump idea of banning Muslims from entering America: STEVE INSKEEP: All this led to a bottom-line question when Senator Cruz visited our studios. [To Cruz] Which Muslims do you want to keep out of the United States? TED CRUZ: Well, I'm not sure that's the way I...
  • In 'Bastards Of The Reagan Era' A Poet Says His Generation Was 'Just Lost'(NPR)

    12/08/2015 2:02:38 PM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/8/15 | Reginald Dwayne Betts & NPR
    In 1996, Reginald Dwayne Betts — a 16-year-old honor student with braces — used a pistol to carjack a man who had been sleeping in his vehicle. Shortly thereafter, he was caught, sentenced as an adult and sent to an adult prison, where he served more than eight years, including one year in solitary at a supermax facility. "I was 5 feet, 5 inches and 120 pounds. I went to prison with grown men, and I went into what people readily acknowledge as a treacherous and a wild place," Betts tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "My judge, when he sentenced...
  • More Universities Move To Include Gender-Neutral Pronouns (NPR)

    11/09/2015 6:26:25 AM PST · by Drango · 23 replies
    npr ^ | NOVEMBER 08, 2015
    More and more colleges and universities are allowing students to choose their own gender pronouns, meaning instead of just "he" and "she," the options now include pronouns like "ze," which are intended to be gender neutral. Harvard is one of the universities that made the change official this year. Now, undergraduate students have a variety of pronouns to choose from when they register. Van Bailey, the director of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer student life at Harvard College talks with NPR's Michel Martin about how Harvard is implementing and reacting to the changes. On what led to the change...
  • The Conservative-Media Revolution Forced the MSM to Abandon Any Pretense of Objectivity

    11/04/2015 10:40:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | 11/4/2015 | RUSH LIMBAUGH
    When I arrived in New York City 28 years ago to begin my national radio program, my objective was to have the most-listened-to show in the country. At that time, the national broadcast media included three television networks and CNN. That was it. There were 125 radio stations doing talk radio, and I started on 56 of them. No one had ever succeeded in syndicating a national daytime radio show, and I was predicted to fail, too. But I didn’t. What was different about my show was that I was the only conservative voice in national broadcast media. I was...
  • In Quest To End Homelessness, Some Developers Are Going High-End (NPR)

    11/04/2015 4:49:45 AM PST · by Drango · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | Nov 4 '15 | Pam Fessler
    Ending homelessness isn't just about finding a home. Sometimes, it's about finding a nice home — a place that's bright, modern and healthy to live in. That's the idea fueling the development of a number of buildings around the country, as communities try to move chronically homeless people off the streets. In downtown Washington, D.C., one of those buildings is currently going up right beside NPR's headquarters. Still under construction, the structure looks a little like four huge blocks, stacked atop each other and slightly askew. At 14 stories high, it will have a striking view of the U.S. Capitol...
  • Should this new Southern flag replace the Confederate battle flag?

    10/06/2015 11:36:47 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 96 replies
    AL.com ^ | 9/29/2015 | John Hammontree
    Southern pride. In the heated debate surrounding the Confederate Flag, the defense offered by many has been that the symbol isn't representative of a culture built on slavery and racism but is, instead, a banner representing that Southerners are simply proud of their home, their people and their culture. "What other symbol immediately lets the world know you are from the South?" they argue. To tackle the problem, Studio 360, a national public radio program, commissioned a Texas-based design firm to design a new flag to represent the modern South. With a diverse team of designers with ties to both...
  • Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber On 'Finding God In All The Wrong People'

    09/17/2015 7:44:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    NPR Fresh Air ^ | sept. 17, 2015 | NPR
    Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints.'
  • Ombudsman Mailbag: Planned Parenthood (NPR)

    08/27/2015 10:16:37 AM PDT · by Drango · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | aug 26, '15 | Elizabeth Jensen
    ~snip stuff above Finally, a listener named Juana Oner, who said she was from the "Hartford area" of Connecticut, wanted to know why a search of NPR.org turned up no coverage of the protests at more than 300 Planned Parenthood clinics this past weekend. Gerry Holmes, an NPR deputy managing editor who was the editor on duty that day, told me, "The network was notified of the planned events, but that information did not make it to me as duty editor for Saturday. And on the day of the protests, I didn't get notice from any of our member stations...
  • Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population? (NPR)

    08/15/2015 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Drango · 76 replies
    NPR ^ | aug 14, '15 | Amity Kelly
    Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people." Planned Parenthood has been a target on the campaign trail after a series of sting videos was released alleging the organization illegally profits from selling aborted fetal tissue. Carson, a famed neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate, has been a vocal opponent of the group. He was also in the news this week after reports surfaced that he once used aborted fetal tissue...
  • Sesame Street Move Should Mean End of Government TV

    08/14/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jonathan Tobin
    Every time Republicans have threatened to end funding for the Public Broadcasting System and its radio cousin at National Public Radio, we all knew what to expect. Liberal supporters of the networks would trot out Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit, and the rest of the adorable Sesame Street gang of Muppets. Generations of Americans children have grown up with the PBS show. Rather than being forced to defend the indefensible notion of a taxpayer-funded government broadcasting system in the age of cable and the Internet, the argument instead turned into one about mean conservatives trying to pull the plug on a...
  • NPR Dutifully Runs Interference for Planned Parenthood by Repeating 3 Percent Lie

    08/06/2015 9:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/06/2015 | by Stephen Kruiser
    Nothing like one publicly funded organization “fact checking” another. Bush is right that Planned Parenthood receives $500 million a year in government funding — or, to be more exact, $528 million last year, according to Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report.That totals more than 40 percent of Planned Parenthood’s total $1.3 billion in revenue for the year, which suggests that the organization would be in some heavy financial trouble without that public funding.What programs are funding that money?Those public funds come from two programs: Medicaid, the health care program targeted at lower-income Americans, and Title X, a federal family planning...
  • Wisconsins new budget cuts funds to state pubcasters, educational media

    07/24/2015 9:54:45 AM PDT · by Drango · 9 replies
    Current ^ | July 24th '15 | Henry Schneider
    Wisconsin public broadcasters lost almost $1.6 million in state funding in the budget signed by Gov. Scott Walker July 12. The cuts affect two organizations, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, which support Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio and provide other services. The ECB was hit hardest by state cuts, losing $1.1 million, while university-based support was reduced by about $460,000. The cut to ECB funds specifically targeted Wisconsin Media Lab, which curates free K-12 multimedia educational content tailored to the states academic standards. Lawmakers eliminated state funding for the program, which has a...
  • Jade Helm 15 Military Exercise Underway In Texas

    07/18/2015 2:34:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 07/18/2015
    Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. The 7-state, months-long U.S. military exercise that conspiracy theorists believe is a cover for a military takeover began this week. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Wade Goodwyn about the exercise.
  • Study Proves Koch-Addicted Media Are Big Fat Liars About Outside Money In Politics

    07/13/2015 9:26:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    b ^ | 07/13/2015 | John Nolte
    As we all remember, the media completely freaked out after the Supreme Court decided Citizens United in favor of free speech. Taking aim primarily at the right-leaning Koch Brothers, the media posed as defenders of democracy against the corrupting influence of outside money in politics. As usual, the facts prove that the media are big fat liars. Although legions of left-wing corporations like NBC News, Politico, MSNBC, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post, LA Times, NPR, PBS, Univision, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, and ESPN spend billions of dollars pushing a political agenda 24/7, the left-wing media want a...
  • Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are Innocent

    07/07/2015 2:15:45 PM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    npr ^ | July 7, 2015 | Kelly McEvers
    In May, a fight between two rival motorcycle clubs turned into a bloodbath in Waco, Texas. Nine people were shot dead, and at least 20 were injured. In the end, 177 people were arrested and jailed on charges of engaging in organized crime. But many of them say they had nothing to do with these so-called outlaw motorcycle clubs and nothing to do with the violence. Among them are Walt and Ester Weaver. Walt says he's stunned by the way authorities handled the situation. "Two months ago if you'd told me this could happen to this many people in...
  • House and Senate spending bills propose level support for CPB, but no interconnect funds

    06/27/2015 8:41:54 AM PDT · by Drango · 3 replies
    Current ^ | 6/25/15 | Ben Mook
    The House and Senate Appropriations Committees this week approved $445 million in funding for CPB, but both proposals lacked earmarked funding of $40 million for PBSs planned V6 Interconnection project. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that includes $445 million in advance funding for CPB and $25.7 million for PBSs Ready to Learn program. The House Appropriations Committee approved its spending bill Wednesday. The committees vote today represents an extraordinary endorsement of public television's work by both the Republican majority and the Democratic minority, Association of Public Television Stations CEO Patrick Butler said in a prepared statement. This...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew thats frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers dime to gaze into Tousle Hairs dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • The Clinton Familys Proud Tradition of Shamelessly Lying

    04/30/2015 4:30:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-30-15 | Jim Geraghty
    Everybody has a particular figure in the news who drives them a little bonkers. You may recall that for some reason, media hosannas for Chelsea Clinton stick in my craw. Im perfectly happy to see Chelsea Clinton go off and live a happy life as a mom or doing whatever she likes away from the public spotlight. But Im tired of the media telling us shes remarkably accomplished in her own right, her keynote addresses to conferences like SXSW, treating her like shes an A-list celebrity and fascinating figure, the Woman of the Year and Mom of the Year awards,...
  • Ben Affleck wanted his slave owner ancestor 'censored' from Finding Your Roots PBS documentary

    04/17/2015 11:54:24 AM PDT · by Sergio · 50 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Ben Affleck persuaded the producers of Finding Your Roots to edit out details of how his ancestors were slave owners even though it was a breach of PBS editorial rules. The new Batman star, who supports a number of liberal causes, objected to the ancestry TV show airing how his distant relations were racist, leaked Sony emails reveal. Instead viewers were shown heartwarming stories of how his third grandfather was a mystic in the Civil War and how his sixth grandfather was a patriot who fought in the American Revolution. Daily Mail Online has reviewed a transcript of the show...
  • 'Nothing personal,' White House says of Obama jabs at Walker

    04/07/2015 12:28:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama has tried really hard to stay out of the 2016 race for his job, except when it comes to one person: Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker. First, Obama ripped Walker last month for signing into law a right-to-work bill. Then, in an interview with NPR published Tuesday, the president said Walker needed to "bone up on foreign policy" after suggesting he would undo any nuclear pact with Iran were he to win control of the White House. Yet, the White House insists that Obama isn't going out of his way to rip Walker. "It's nothing personal," White House...
  • NYT: Jealous, Hoarding Americans Should Let in 11 Million ImmigrantsAnnually

    03/24/2015 7:06:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2015 | Katie McHugh
    The United States shouldabsorb as many as 11 million immigrants each year into its economy, NPR Planet Money founder Adam Davidson writes in The New York Times Magazine. Few of us are calling for the thing that basic economic analysis shows would benefit nearly all of us: radically open borders, he writes.His proposalwould double the current U.S. population in only 29 years to over 637 million people.
  • Conservative Koch Brothers' Group Puts Congressional GOP On Notice (NPR)

    01/15/2015 6:58:33 PM PST · by Drango · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | JANUARY 15, 2015 | Peter Overby
    Americans for Prosperity, the most prominent arm of the Koch brothers' organization, put Republican lawmakers on notice Thursday, setting out a conservative agenda for Congress. AFP leaders say it will be pushed by the group's grassroots supporters in 34 states. Tim Phillips, president of AFP, said at a Washington press conference that congressional Republicans "failed miserably" a decade ago, especially on cutting the federal budget. "They've been given a second chance by the American people," he said, "and we're going to hold them accountable. We're determined about that." The agenda covers three areas: taxes, including repeal of the estate or...
  • NPR Celebrates Abortion Clinic, Pro-Life Side Given No Time for Rebuttal

    01/02/2015 6:51:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | 1/2/15 | Tim Graham
    All of the hallmarks of National Public Radio the cosmopolitanism and the sexual progressivism come together in the subject of abortions worldwide. On New Years Eve, NPR.org posted a photographers record celebrating an abortion clinic in a primitive part of eastern India, titled A Haven In A Land Of Unsafe Abortions. NPR sent documentary photographer Poulomi Basu to spend time at the clinic in Khunti for a window into the world of legal and safe abortion in this remote part of India. Palo Khoya agreed to be photographed during her visit. It may be hard for a Westerner...
  • Alaska Pipeline Doom sayings Revisited

    01/01/2015 1:50:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    Media Research Center. ^ | 04.19.06 | R. Warren Anderson
    After the discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, it didnt take long for environmentalists to cry gloom and doom and for the media to hype those claims. From caribou dying to earthquakes to all hell breaking loose, there was no shortage of catastrophic predictions though the Alaska pipeline now boasts great success roughly 30 years later. Construction on the pipeline began in 1975, and oil first moved through it on June 20, 1977. Former Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton summed up its success in 2003 that Today the pipeline produces 17 percent of our domestic petroleum. It...
  • NPR defends Palin?

    06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    June 7, 2011NPR defends Palin? Aaron Gee While coming home I often listen to our local NPR station. This afternoons "All Things Considered" asked the question "How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?" The story started out with; "Sarah Palin is defending her knowledge of American history." Here we go again, I was prepared for the usual "Palin is a moron" storyline. Surprisingly that didn't happen. What I got was Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right. The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative...
  • More of Obama's 'Muslims First' Policy

    12/30/2014 8:59:24 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-30-14 | Warren Beatty
    On page 261 of the paperback edition of Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama's (ghost written) book The Audacity of Hope, he wrote "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." In what must be an effort in his mind to keep the political winds from shifting, in an NPR interview Obama said: They [Iran] have a path to break through that isolation and they should seize it. Because if they do, there's incredible talent and resources and sophistication inside of - inside of Iran, and it would be a very successful regional power...
  • Obama: Iran to be 'very successful regional power'

    12/29/2014 1:17:33 PM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Press TV ^ | Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:50PM GMT
    US President Barack Obama acknowledges that Iran would become a very successful regional power if a long-term nuclear agreement is reached. They have got a chance to get right with the world, Obama said in an interview with NPR News, which was taped at the White House on Dec. 18 and aired on Monday. More than a year ago, Iran agreed to an interim agreement to suspend 20-percent uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions pending on a long-term deal. Despite progress in the talks, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council...
  • NPR's Morning Cuddle With Obama

    12/31/2014 7:25:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31 | Brent Bozell
    In the fall of 2007, President Bush offered an interview on race relations to National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams, but NPR declined the invitation. Ellen Weiss, the news boss at the time (who was deposed in the controversy after she fired Williams three years later), demanded that an NPR anchor do the interview. The Williams interview with the president aired on Fox News, and not on NPR. That sense of feisty independence does not extend to President Obama. When he grants an interview to an NPR anchor, it has all the dramatic tension and hostility of a cappuccino klatch...
  • Obama doesn't rule out US embassy in Iran

    12/29/2014 7:47:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/2014
    President Obama isn't ruling out the possibility the U.S. could one day reopen an embassy in Iran. Obama was asked in an NPR interview whether he could envision opening an embassy there during his final two years in office. Obama replied, "I never say never," but said ties must be restored in steps. Obama says Iran is different from Cuba, where the U.S. plans to open an embassy. He says Cuba is small and poses no major threat to the U.S., while Iran is large, has sponsored terrorism and has sought nuclear capabilities. Still, Obama says he hopes the U.S....
  • Elizabeth Warren: I Am Not Running For President

    12/15/2014 8:56:47 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Al Weaver
    Following her much-publicized opposition to the omnibus spending bill last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to dampen any talk about her running for president in 2016 and challenging presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In an interview with NPRs Steve Inskeep Monday morning, Warren said on three separate occasions she will not be running to occupy the White House in 2016. Rather, the newest member of Senate leadership said her focus is fighting for hard working families who just want a fighting chance. Would you tell these independent groups, Give it up!, youre just never going to run, asked NPRs Inskeep....
  • Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

    12/15/2014 8:58:06 AM PST · by do the dhue · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/15/14 | Ron Elving
    Yes, we know the 2008 presidential election is years in the past and will not come around again. The question is, does Sen. Ted Cruz know this? The question arises because the junior senator from Texas, in hot pursuit of the presidency, has chosen a trail blazed by Barack Obama six years ago. Obama was in the midst of his first Senate term when he barged into a field that featured Hillary Clinton, then a second-term senator from New York, and several other seasoned veterans of national politics. The word was audacity, and it was right there in the title...
  • Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

    12/12/2014 1:06:24 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Northwest Public Radio ^ | 12-12-2014 | Eric Deggans
    Consider this warning that recently greeted viewers of ABC's political soap opera, Scandal: "The following drama contains adult content. Viewer discretion is advised." That label was slapped on the episode because of scenes like the moment when trained torturer Huck prepared to ply his trade on colleague (and soon-to-be girlfriend) Quinn Perkins. "Normally, I'd start with the drill or a scalpel," he told Perkins, who was bound and gagged, looking on in terror. "Peeling off the skin can be beautiful. Or removing fingers, toes; I like the feeling of a toe being separated from a foot. ... I'm so sorry,...
  • The KGB's Successors And The 'Greening' Of Europe

    07/14/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    forbes.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | William F. Shughart II
    According to NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen, Russias myriad intelligence agencies, which now include the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the military intelligence directorate, or GRU, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), and the Federal Protective Service (FSO) are working directly with European environmental groups to fund anti-fracking campaigns. Putin is doing this to slow the spread of the U.S. shale revolution across the Atlantic so Russia can hold on to its monopoly of the European natural gas market. Europes energy insecurity its dependence on Russian gas has proven to be Putins favorite tool of geopolitical...
  • Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well (NPR)

    11/28/2014 7:04:59 PM PST · by Drango · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2014 | Eric Deggans
    For The Walking Dead, it was less like a conversation between two characters and more like a mini manifesto. The moment came during an episode called "Four Walls and Roof," as Bob Stookey spoke to hero Rick Grimes about a central theme this season: keeping your humanity in midst of a zombie apocalypse. "We push ourselves to let things go, and then we let some more go and some more ... and pretty soon there's things we can't get back," he tells Rick. "And if you let too much go along the way, that's not gonna work." "This is the...
  • Ted Cruz Bashed on NPR as Lurching As 'Far to the Right As Possible'

    11/23/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NPR and Sen. Ted Cruz are natural enemies. On Friday's journalists' weekly roundup on The Diane Rehm Show, Politico reporter Alex Burns mocked Cruz for acting like a stereotypical bar bully and a man who always seeks to go "as far to the right of his party as possible." Rehm thought he sounded ridiculous. DIANE REHM: And what about Senator Ted Cruz and what he had to say yesterday? ALEX BURNS: Well, this is sort of a moment tailor-made for Ted Cruz, right? [Laughter.]There's nothing better for him than a moment where he can go as far to the right...
  • NPR, PBS Finally Touch (Dismissively) On 'Pretty Obscure' Jonathan Gruber

    11/21/2014 5:31:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    How many days in and they are only mentioning his name?
  • Bowing Before the Almighty Jon Stewart

    11/21/2014 9:58:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal myth surrounding the hypercompetent Barack Obama faded long ago, but the liberal myth of "cultural icon" Jon Stewart is only getting stronger. Stewart's tour of interviews for the new movie he directed, "Rosewater," has created a parade of flatterers, sycophants, and every other synonym in the thesaurus for obsequious. Roy Sekoff at The Huffington Post stands out by insisting the movie only polishes this walking statue: "In finding this format, in this form, you have become obviously a cultural icon, maybe one of the dominant figures in the political discourse." But Sekoff was surpassed in syrup by NPR...
  • Bill Cosby Refuses To Speak When NPR Asks About Rape Allegations

    11/15/2014 10:25:43 AM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Mashable ^ | November 15, 2014 | Johnathan Ellis
    Bill Cosby was asked on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday whether he had anything to say about the resurgence of allegations that he sexually assaulted multiple women years ago. He didn't. Instead, he shook his head, and refused to say a word. Cosby's long comedy career and pedestal as one of America's favorite TV dads have been overshadowed in recent days, as the allegations have gained new attention, though they are not new. One of his accusers wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Thursday, an attempt at a Cosby meme generator was overrun with negative comments and Cosby's scheduled...
  • Incoming Republican chairs include powerful friends of public broadcasting, says APTS president

    11/13/2014 5:09:08 PM PST · by Drango · 11 replies
    Current ^ | Nov 13th | Dru Sefton
    SAN DIEGO Patrick Butler, public televisions chief advocate on Capitol Hill, wants to reassure broadcasters who are nervous about the incoming Republican majority, particularly on the powerful Senate side. In a speech at the annual American Public Television Fall Marketplace, Butler said that he detected some anxiety in the public television industry that we will be going to hell in a handbasket now that Republicans control the entire Congress after this months midterm elections. Ive come to San Diego to tell you that it aint necessarily so. Butler, president of the Association of Public Television Stations, reminded the crowd...