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  • Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

    07/08/2020 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/08/20 | Scott Detrow
    A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced a 110-page policy wish list to recommend to the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Throughout the Democratic primary, Biden stuck to a more moderate platform, while Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and much of the rest of the crowded field courted progressives and advocated for broader structural changes. But as the United States faces a growing pandemic and unemployment rates at the highest levels in generations, Biden has been talking more and more about a presidency that approaches Franklin...
  • As local news crumbles, should the federal government intervene?

    07/08/2020 9:03:15 AM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | July 8 2020 | Lauren Harris
    Journalism is just one of the industries hard-hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic. While we reimagine journalism’s structures and funding models, what role might the government play in intervening to support the role of a functioning press—not just someday, but now? In a new report published by the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina, Penny Abernathy—a collaborator on our Cutback Tracker project—underlines the stakes. Since 2005, more than a quarter of the country’s newspapers have disappeared. In the same fifteen-year span, the number of local journalists working in newsrooms has dropped by...
  • Stop Misquoting The Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass To Slander America

    07/08/2020 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jimmy Sengenberger
    Black Lives Matter activists cite Douglass’s 1852 speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ as proof America is evil. They utterly miss his point. Last week on CNN, as contributor Angela Rye accused White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnaney and President Trump of failing to understand the history of black America, she referred to the legendary Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass said about Independence Day in this country, what to the slave is the Fourth of July?” she said. “And I would invite them to even start there, as a reading principle, to see how different we see...
  • Fox News host tells co-host: 'You sound like you're high right now'

    12/11/2018 3:17:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2018 | John Bowdon
    Video at link. Fox News host Jesse Watters took aim at his co-host Juan Williams during Tuesday's episode of "The Five," mocking Williams on-air and joking that his fellow co-host sounded as if he was on drugs. During a contentious debate between the two personalities over President Trump's planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Williams, who is an opinion columnist for The Hill, asserted that such a barrier would do little to stop drug trafficking, a top concern of the Trump administration, asserting that most trafficking occurs at legal ports of entry. "The bigger one is, the drugs that you...
  • Is Juan Williams a Bigot? (Q & A column)

    Question: Curious: Had Juan said something to the effect that he's aware that some people cross the street when they see a group of Black people walking along, I don't think he would have been fired. In this case, he's speaking of a stereotype that sadly resonates in 2010. On the other hand, was Williams simply being honest? Does it make him a bigot instantly for his feelings on being on a plane with Muslims? Answer: ... I think Vivian Schiller has a real problem: In the eyes of the public, the press has moved on from this concept of...
  • NPR Should Have Dumped Juan Williams -- but Not Today

    10/21/2010 4:57:04 PM PDT · by sinanju · 15 replies
    The Root ^ | October 21, 2010 | David Swerdlick
    Is Juan Williams a bigot? Probably not. Should National Public Radio have fired him for his anti-Muslim comments on Fox News? Not this time. No doubt Williams' bosses at NPR hated it when he was introduced several times each week on Fox News as "NPR's Juan Williams." (In fact, last year they asked him to stop identifying himself as a NPR correspondent when he appeared on Fox.) But if working for NPR and Fox News simultaneously is impossible, then NPR should have cut ties with him a long time ago. Letting him go now makes NPR look biased -- the...
  • Black Voters Are Coming for Trump (Juan Williams)

    06/03/2020 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 77 replies
    NYT Opinion ^ | June 3, 2020 | Juan Williams
    In Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, a young protester told a reporter that she just didn’t think voting is “how change happens.” “They’ve been telling us to do that for so long,” she added, “and we’ve done it — and look at everything that’s still going on.” Fury over the cruel death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody, combined with fear of a deadly virus and its painful economic impact, make this a dark, dizzying moment in our national life. But African-Americans shouldn’t feel hopeless, because the black vote does matter — it has never mattered more. It...
  • D. L. Hughley: 'Everybody Knows' Independence Day Didn't Free Us All

    07/04/2020 7:18:15 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 71 replies
    NPR ^ | July 4, 2020 | Scott Simon
    July 4th is U.S. Independence Day. But D.L. Hughley, the comedian and author, suggests in his new book that all U.S. holidays "be put on a probationary period to ascertain their relevance and value to All Americans, acknowledging that days off are nice and that mattress sales must occur ..." His book, co-written with Doug Moe of the Upright Citizens Brigade, is Surrender, White People! Our Unconditional Terms for Peace. "I used to always tell this joke about, well, today, as we celebrate our Independence Day, well, not all of us," Hughley says. "Some of us weren't free for a...
  • NPR: “Mounting Evidence” Suggests COVID Not As Deadly as Thought. Did the Experts Fail Again?

    07/03/2020 7:47:19 AM PDT · by teeman8r · 88 replies
    NPR ^ | July 3, 2020 | NPR
    A new NPR report suggests the global response to COVID-19 may have been reached on a flawed premise. Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared. The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself. The tests are finding large numbers of people in the US who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous. "The current best estimates for the infection fatality risk are between 0.5% and...
  • Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Attorney General William Barr

    06/28/2020 6:17:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    NPR.COM ^ | 6/25/2020
    In an interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Attorney General William Barr denied that the Justice Department is continually upholding the interest of the president, dismissed concerns about the firing of federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman and said he does not believe an election conducted mainly by mail can be secure. Steve Inskeep: Thank you again for taking the time. I'm appreciative to have this opportunity. Attorney General William Barr: Thank you. I want to note that in the last few days, there have been three acts of yours that have made the news, sometimes not for the first time. The...
  • Bolton says impeachment failed because Dems played into Trump's hands

    06/22/2020 5:28:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton said in an interview with NPR released Monday morning that Democrats' impeachment efforts failed in part because they tried to fit impeachment into their party's primary calendar, a move he said played into President Trump's hands because the president benefited from the "very narrow focus" of the impeachment investigation. Bolton's interview with NPR is part of a media blitz by the now-shunned former member of Trump's inner circle ahead of the publication of his tell-all about his time as national security adviser titled "The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir." Bolton...
  • A Tale of Two Narratives

    06/22/2020 6:54:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    NPR, WHAS11 ^ | 06 22 2020 | yesthatjallen
    Original NPR Headline:Correct Headline: NPR was forced to change their headline and post a correction:NPR: Vehicle Attacks Rise As Extremists Target Protesters"Editor's note: A previous version of this story included a photo of a protester being struck by a car in Louisville, Kentucky. The photo, chosen by editors, does not appear to be an example of the assaults described in the story, and has been replaced. Police have not charged the driver, but have charged two of the protesters involved in that incident. Authorities continue to investigate."This is what actually happened:Driver that hit protester tells police she 'feared for her...
  • NPR issues correction for earlier ‘right-wing extremists’ photo, replaces it with a photo that is 3 years old

    06/21/2020 6:04:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 21, 2020 | Greg P.
    NPR has issued a correction on the story we told you about earlier after they were called out for using a photo to depict “right-wing extremists” using their vehicles to ram protesters that actually showed an incident where protesters attacked the driver and were arrested for it . . . And here’s the corrected version: Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with reports of at least 50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests erupted nationwide in late May. https://t.co/jM0hx6W3Rs — NPR (@NPR) June 21, 2020 But that photo is from Charlottesville in 2017 and has ZERO to do with the “at...
  • Three drivers have accelerated toward Seattle protesters this month. Nationwide, concerns grow

    06/19/2020 4:51:32 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    KUOW ^ | 6/15/2020 | Liz Brazile
    The Seattle Bike Brigade, a group of cyclists who have provide security for protesters amid local demonstrations, had blocked off an alleyway near 9th Avenue and Virginia Street. The aim was to protect mostly teenage protesters participating in a march for racial justice last Wednesday, June 10, in downtown. A white man, driving a black Honda Civic, reportedly demanded that the cyclists move from his path so he could access his residence at a nearby condominium complex. Part of that confrontation was filmed and shared on Twitter and Facebook by Robert Svercl, a member of the bike brigade. "Get the...
  • NPR: ‘Vehicle Attacks Rise As Extremists Target Protesters’

    06/21/2020 1:34:44 PM PDT · by rintintin · 87 replies
    NPR ^ | June 21 2020 | Hannah Allam
    Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with reports of 50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests against police violence erupted nationwide in late May. At least 18 are categorized as deliberate attacks; another two dozen are unclear as to motivation or are still under investigation, according to a count released Friday by Ari Weil, a terrorism researcher at the University of Chicago's Chicago Project on Security and Threats. Weil has tracked vehicle-ramming attacks, or VRAs, since protests began.
  • DDA staffer on leave after Facebook comments about Trump rally attendees (Downtown Development Authority)(CO)

    06/20/2020 7:42:56 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 28 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | June 19, 2020 | JADYN WATSON-FISHER
    DDA staffer on leave after Facebook comments about Trump rally attendees By JADYN WATSON-FISHER Greeley Tribune June 19, 2020 The Greeley Downtown Development Authority placed a staff member on administrative leave after expressing ill will toward attendees of President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to an NPR report shared on Facebook, a judge denied a request to require physical distancing at the rally. Greeley DDA Director of Downtown Experience Alison Hamling commented negatively on that post. “Good. They can give (COVID-19) to each other,” Hamling, who contracted the virus earlier this year, said in the now-deleted thread....
  • Planned Parenthood Plays with Pro-Life Language in Biden Endorsement

    06/18/2020 10:24:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    The nation’s largest abortion provider regularly claims that it provides “life-saving” services while highlighting “pro-life” abortionists. But as it continues toying with double entendres, Planned Parenthood’s language appears less as a mere coincidence and more as a blatant mockery of the pro-life movement. The latest example came on June 15, when Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the abortion giant’s political arm, announced its endorsement of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he challenges President Trump in the upcoming election. According to Planned Parenthood’s acting president, the November election will be a matter of “life and death.” Speaking with NPR, Alexis McGill...
  • Will the 2020 elections come down to Trump vs. social anarchy? How Will Evangelicals Vote in 2020?

    06/17/2020 7:42:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2020 | Michael Brown
    Many of us who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 had serious misgivings about him as a person and a candidate. Yet it was either Trump or Hillary Clinton, so our vote for Trump was effectively a vote against Hillary.Now, in 2020, the stakes are considerably higher. As expressed by George P. Bush, “Trump is the only thing standing between America and socialism.”That’s why many voters will support Trump again, even if they are put off by some of his tweets and public statements. In their minds, it’s either Trump or Antifa, either Trump or chaos on our streets. In...
  • NPR: Antibody Tests Point To Lower Death Rate For The Coronavirus Than First Thought

    06/15/2020 3:55:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/28/2020 | Jon Hamilton
    Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared. The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself. The tests are finding large numbers of people in the U.S. who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous. "The current best estimates for the infection fatality risk are between 0.5% and 1%," says Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. That's in contrast with...
  • LinkedIn CEO Condemns Employees' 'Appalling Comments' On Race

    06/08/2020 4:45:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | June 5, 2020 | Shannon Bond
    LinkedIn's CEO has apologized to staff after anonymous employees made "appalling comments" about racism and diversity during a companywide meeting. "We are not and will not be a company or platform where racism or hateful speech is allowed," Ryan Roslansky wrote in an email to staff that was also posted on LinkedIn. Roslansky took over as CEO of the professional networking company this week. The company, which is owned by Microsoft Corp., convened a virtual town hall over video Wednesday. Roslansky said more than 9,000 of the company's 16,000 global employees joined to discuss racial bias following the death of...