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  • We Cannot Tolerate Legal and Personal Attacks on Journalists For Doing Their Jobs (NPR)

    01/17/2017 10:53:17 AM PST · by Drango · 64 replies
    NPR ^ | January 17, 2017 | Michael Oreskes
    The message below was sent by NPR's Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes to the NPR News staff on Jan. 17. The right of working journalists to do their jobs should not be up for debate when a new administration takes office (or at any other time). But it disturbingly seems to be. It wasn't just President-elect Donald Trump's collision with a CNN journalist at a news conference. The day before, the president-elect's choice for attorney general wouldn't commit to the outgoing Justice Department's promise not to prosecute journalists for reporting on intelligence cases when a...
  • White Nationalists' Enthusiasm For Trump Cools

    01/14/2017 4:52:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | January 13, 2017 | Frank Morris
    Next week, white nationalists like Jared Taylor will celebrate a moment they've been waiting decades to see, when Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Members of the white nationalist movement were among the first to embrace Trump's candidacy, and they celebrated after his election. "Jan. 20 reflects a significant defeat for egalitarian orthodoxy," Taylor says. Taylor promotes a very different orthodoxy, one in which race is central to innate abilities and national success. He is working to build a United States explicitly for white people. Trump arguably helps this by telling supporters that they're...
  • Ex-NPR Host: Trump Slogan Based on Promise of 'White Prosperity'

    01/01/2017 9:03:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 1, 2017 | Tim Graham
    CBS’s Face the Nation led off 2017 with a political panel where everyone was completely disgusted by President-elect Trump. The two Bush White House veterans – speechwriters Michael Gerson and David Frum – talked in dark terms about an election stolen by Russia and a forthcoming “constitutional crisis.” On the Left were Jeffrey Goldberg, the Obama-polishing editor of The Atlantic magazine, and former NPR anchor Michele Norris, who left the taxpayer-funded network when her husband took a job in the Obama White House. Norris declared that Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan clearly had a racial component, since America was...
  • NPR Lies to Donors: We Offer 'Unbiased Journalism' With 'Accuracy' and 'Civility'

    12/30/2016 4:11:50 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 29, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NPR fans received an e-mail with the subject line "Bold, unbiased journalism." That's pretty funny coming from a network that puts a loving touch on Barack Obama in interviews and never secured an interview with Donald Trump. . . . Dear Friend, As I said on the radio the other day,* journalism is at the heart of who we are at NPR. Facts matter. We strongly believe in and follow the core journalism values of accuracy, fairmindedness, integrity and independence. We are the publics media. That is, we work for you....
  • NPR artifact Diane Rehm starved husband to death, bored millions into comas, mercifully retires

    12/26/2016 9:32:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Rehm's retirement is a Christmas gift to America National Public Radio mainstay Diane Rehm, who did Hollywood a disservice by missing her calling as a horror movie voice actor, has at long last retired after nearly four decades of boring and infantilizing helpless Washington, D.C. area taxi fares. Her retirement Dec. 23 is an early Christmas present for Americans. The fossilized crypt-keeper of taxpayer-funded NPR, a pillar of the left-wing media establishment, is beloved by wrong-thinking people across the fruited plain. She also helped starve her husband so he would die prematurely which makes her a heroic figure a...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7-11 PM Eastern

    12/25/2016 2:45:26 PM PST · by WXRGina · 12 replies
    WAMU ^ | December 25, 2016 | Murray Horowitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • What if Public Radio disappeared?

    12/20/2016 1:26:29 PM PST · by Makana · 173 replies
    WGBH Public Broadcast Network in Boston ^ | December 20, 2016 | WGBH Website
    "What would the past year have been like without public television and radio? Imagine it a year without Morning Edition and All Things Considered. What if FRONTLINE halted its latest investigation? No Nature, NOVA, or Masterpiece?"
  • NPR's Dionne Promotes Smear: Next, Trump Will Name Mexican Kingpin to Run the DEA

    12/11/2016 2:37:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 11, 2016 | Tim Graham
    National Public Radio likes to think it's about civility (not rudeness) and real news (not fake news). But when it comes to Donald Trump, on Friday night NPR became the promoter of a rude and disparaging joke on All Things Considered. Washington Post columnist and NPR contributor E. J. Dionne passed along a joke from unfunny leftist Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker: that Trump's picks were so contrary to the government's mission that next he would name Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to run the DEA. DIONNE: Well, I think you've got Trump naming a lot of people who...
  • As power shifts in Washington, pubcasting has allies in key posts (NPR/PBS)

    12/02/2016 11:23:35 AM PST · by Drango · 28 replies
    current ^ | November 30, 2016 | Patrick Butler
    The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States promises sweeping change in Washington, D.C., and members of the public broadcasting community are naturally asking what that may mean for us. Lets start with what hasnt changed. Three powerful congressional chairmen who support public broadcasting will continue in their key roles in both the House and Senate. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), a champion of public broadcasting since his father served as chairman of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Commission in the 1960s, continues as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who has helped us secure...
  • NPR article from October 9, 2008 refers to "Kenyan-born Sen. Barack Obama"

    11/24/2016 10:14:50 PM PST · by grundle · 65 replies
    NPR ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
    https://web.archive.org/web/20091020224623/http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95550177Trial and Triumph: Stories Out Of Africa by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton October 9, 2008 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR's Africa-based correspondent, tells why her beat has proved one of the most interesting this year. She discusses the stories that have been painful and devastating for many nations on the continent such as the violent political fights that have led to power-sharing deals. She also describes the stories that have been exciting, including the U.S. presidential race of Kenyan-born Sen. Barack Obama.
  • We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

    11/24/2016 6:24:21 AM PST · by dirtboy · 93 replies
    npr.org ^ | 11/23/2016 | Laura Sydell
    [snip] Coler is a soft-spoken 40-year-old with a wife and two kids. He says he got into fake news around 2013 to highlight the extremism of the white nationalist alt-right. "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly or fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction," Coler says. [snip] When did you notice that fake news does best with Trump supporters? Well, this isn't just a Trump-supporter problem. This is a...
  • Listeners: Two Recent Interviews Are 'Normalizing Hate Speech'

    11/20/2016 3:01:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    The news Sunday afternoon that Steve Bannon had been named chief strategist in President-elect Donald Trump's White House sparked renewed interest in a topic NPR covered this summer, the rise of the white nationalist movement, also referred to euphemistically as the "alt-right." Bannon is the former CEO of Breitbart News, an online news site that he previously called "the platform for the alt-right." Happily, from my point of view, the language NPR used to describe Bannon and the movement evolved quickly away from just "alt-right." As standards editor Mark Memmott wrote Monday in an internal memo, "additional words are needed...
  • NPR: After Pollak, No More Live Interviews for Conservatives

    11/19/2016 10:40:17 PM PST · by detective · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2016
    National Public Radio ombudsman/public editor Elizabeth Jensen has recommended that the taxpayer-funded radio news service bar future live interviews of conservatives who may have controversial views, following an interview Nov. 16with Breitbart News Joel B. Pollak. Pollak, who serves as BreitbartsSenior Editor-at-Large and In-house Counsel, defended its Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon from false and defamatory claims of antisemitism and white nationalism. He also turned the tables, pointing out that NPRhas racist programming, including a story thatcalled the 2016 election results nostalgia for a whiter America.
  • NPR: Change the staff or shut the operation down

    11/13/2016 6:27:13 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 43 replies
    NPR News this morning | 13 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, please, do something about NPR (National Public Radio) upon taking office. That is one media outlet that can be changed or shut down. This morning I listened to their propaganda and they were talking about some girl who had allegedly been mistreated at school after the election. She and a boy had heated discussions prior to the election and he said something after the election that offended her. They used that incident as a platform to insinuate that Trump supporters all over the nation were persecuting Clinton supporters...when in reality, the exact opposite is true. Please do something...
  • NPR Brings on Black Writer to Say Every Trump Voter Is a Racist

    11/10/2016 9:15:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tim Graham
    National Public Radio was still in Obama Mode after the election on Wednesday morning, bringing on black author Attica Locke (who also writes for the Fox drama Empire) who rudely implied each and every Trump support is a racist. NPR Morning Edition anchor David Greene politely suggested not every one, but Locke refysed to admit there was a single non-racist: Im out with that. NPR was a bit sick in headlining this Novelist Adds Fresh Perspective To Election Result Spin, as if accusing whites of racism is in any way fresh: DAVID GREENE: The Clinton campaign was very worried about...
  • Republicans Call for Donald Trump to Drop Out; Trump Says He Won't Quit

    10/08/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 377 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/8/2016 | Tamara Keith
    Reaction to the video of Donald Trump using explicit language and apparently describing himself forcing himself on women continues to roll in. And it is not good for the GOP nominee. Prominent Republicans are calling on him to drop out and elected officials are running from him and fast. See the full list of Republicans calling on Trump to step down at the bottom on this post. The candidate isn't backing down, telling the Washington Post's Robert Costa in an interview today, "I'd never withdraw. I've never withdrawn in my life." The Post reports, Trump called from his home in...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 9/25 7-11pm est

    09/25/2016 1:55:22 PM PDT · by Vision · 37 replies
    WAMU ^ | 9/25/16 | Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • NPR: OK, fine, it looks like Trump has a viable path to 270 after all

    09/20/2016 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Dan Calabrese
    As the polls have sped in a pro-Trump direction over the course of the past week, Hillary loyalists and their media servants (but I repeat myself) have insisted that regardless of what you see in national polling, the electoral map is simply too difficult for Trump to actually give him a viable path to 270 electoral votes. Our rejoinder has simple: Thats true until national trends become so strong that state numbers start to follow, and suddenly the realities of the map change. I dont know how sustainable Trumps current momentum is, but I do know that if it continues...
  • NPR Station Publishes Anti-Trump Comic for Teachers, Children to Use in Class (Best. Comic. Ever.)

    09/14/2016 8:50:40 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-13-2016 | Joel Pollak
    The comic book slide show, illustrated by Andy Warner, is part of KQEDs series The Lowdown, described by the station as Connecting newsroom to classroom, and is presented among lesson plans and education guides for teachers to use. The lesson consists of twelve panels, starting with two panels depicting the Republican presidential nominee commenting on Mexican immigrants and proposing to shut down Muslim immigration. It goes on to explain: Some Americans find his rhetoric alarming, but it follows a long tradition of anti-immigrant public discourse. Subsequent panels trace hostility to immigration from Benjamin Franklin in the mid-18th century, to the...
  • Snob Alert: NPR Star Keillor's 'Surprisingly Vicious' Trump Attack

    09/06/2016 9:45:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2016 | 8:26 AM EDT | Tim Graham
    Longtime National Public Radio star Garrison Keillor just finished four decades on state-subsidized radio on A Prairie Home Companion. For almost that long, hes been an easy example of a pretentious liberal snob, precisely the kind who seriously loathes a Donald Trump. If NPR ever wanted to wonder why they havent been granted a Trump interview, its because he knows NPR is an elite liberal sandbox for people who congratulate themselves on their marvelous taste and mental acuity. So when Keillor penned an acidulous character assassination of Trump for the Chicago Tribune, the liberals were very pleased. At Vox.com, they...
  • NPR ending online comments

    08/23/2016 4:07:00 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Associated Press
    The news organization says it does not have any legal obligation to provide a comments section because NPR indirectly receives federal funding.
  • WAMU Seeks New Owner for Bluegrass Country

    08/21/2016 7:07:02 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies
    WAMU | August 21, 2016
    WAMUs Bluegrass Country History and Origins From 1967 through today, WAMU has been a proud supporter of bluegrass music and its culture, which has been part of the Washington region for many years. A large migration from Appalachia occurred during the 1940s, making Washington the capital of a blossoming bluegrass music scene. Bluegrass became a defining sound for many in the area and, by the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, was a hotbed for musicians such as Buzz Busby, Leon Morris, The Country Gentlemen, and later, the Seldom Scene and Johnson Mountain Boys. Bluegrass music had a limited presence on commercial...
  • Koch Network Building A Senate Wall Against Trump

    08/19/2016 2:47:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 19, 2016 10:32 ET | PETER OVERBY
    Four years after Charles and David Koch's political network opened its bank accounts to promote Republican nominee Mitt Romney, it's now spending millions to save the Republicans' Senate majority from their presidential candidate. This year's Senate ads will focus on issues involving the candidates, not national issues, said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners Action Fund, a superPAC that is doing most of the network's TV ads. Most of the ads deal with "cronyism and corporate welfare, and/or spending and government over-regulation," Davis told NPR in an interview. "What we see is that there's not a national issue per se...
  • White House Partner Asked Soros for $750K to Fund Pro-Iran Deal Echo Chamber

    08/18/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    FreeBeacon.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Adam Kredo
    An organization that played a key role in the White Houses effort to mislead the public and Congress about last summers nuclear agreement with Iran requested $750,000 for this campaign from a foundation backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, according to funding documents leaked to the public. The Ploughshares Fund, a liberal organization cited by top White House officials as a chief architect of the Obama administrations campaign to push the Iran deal, requested the cash from Soross Open Society Foundations so that it could pay off experts and validators of the administrations diplomacy with Iran, according to a funding...
  • Questioning If An Election Will Be 'Rigged' Strikes At The Heart Of Democracy (NPR)

    08/07/2016 8:20:36 AM PDT · by Drango · 54 replies
    NPR ^ | August 7, 2016 | DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN
    On Dec. 13, 2000, after perhaps the most hotly contested presidential election in American history (and a Supreme Court decision that divided Americans), Al Gore did one of the most important things that keeps American democracy working: he conceded. "Let there be no doubt: While I strongly disagree with the court's decision, I accept it," he said in a seven-minute statement. He added, "And tonight for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession." YouTube No one expected a recount process that would drag out until December. But this year,...
  • Reporting While Brown In The Summer Of Trump: Episode 11 (NPR)

    08/03/2016 11:25:43 AM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | August 3, 2016 | Gene Demby
    On the final night of the Republican National Convention last month, as Donald Trump formally accepted his party's nomination for president, my Code Switch co-host Shereen Marisol Meraji fired off a tweet about how unnerved she was watching Trump's address, with its angry denunciations of Muslims and Mexican immigrants. "This speech is difficult to listen to as a Latina and an Iranian," she wrote. "So much fear-mongering." Another NPR colleague a person of color, and a friend quickly texted her and told her the tweet might be inappropriate, work-wise. Shereen considered it, and took her tweet down. But...
  • Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails (NPR)

    07/27/2016 12:37:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 138 replies
    NPR ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jesseca Taylor
    Trump urged Russian agents to "find" his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's emails and release them, an unprecedented move by a candidate for president encouraging such a foreign breach. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," the GOP presidential nominee said at a news conference in Miami on Wednesday. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press." Trump was referring to the ongoing controversy surrounding the private server Clinton used while secretary of state. Separately, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week was upended by a release of...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of regular people who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the One Million Moms for Gun Control Facebook page. It later became Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • Brexit: What's Race Got To Do With It? (NPR)

    06/25/2016 9:57:16 AM PDT · by Drango · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | June 25, 2016 | LEAH DONNELLA
    On Thursday night, the votes poured in: After months of debate, the United Kingdom officially voted to leave the European Union in a referendum nicknamed "Brexit." Shortly after the results were made public, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would leave office in October. Global stocks tanked, and the British pound crashed to a 31-year low. World leaders from the U.S. to Japan to Germany spoke out about the far-reaching effects the referendum would have. The scale of this reaction was predictable after all, the U.K. joined the EU's predecessor, the EEC (European Economic Community), back in 1973...
  • How Donald Trump May Have Wasted A Monthlong Advantage Over Hillary Clinton

    06/19/2016 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 190 replies
    NPR ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jessica Taylor
    Donald Trump has taken an unlikely path to winning the GOP nomination for president. And now he's taking an unusual approach to campaigning for the general election that could cost him dearly. The billionaire businessman effectively clinched his party's nomination a full month before Democrat Hillary Clinton did the same. But Trump spent much of the month of May campaigning in states that won't help him win the 270 votes he needs in November. Yes, the California primary and contests in other Western states still loomed. But he was unopposed in those GOP contests, and many Republicans wished he had...
  • NPR + NYT: A Recipe for Cluelessness

    06/12/2016 7:22:59 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 11, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    What happens when a National Public Radio host interviews a New York Times reporter on the subject of Venezuelas economic collapse? You get a perfect storm of cluelessness. The host is Terry Gross, the guest is New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey, and the program is Fresh Air. Gross asks Casey about the utter disaster that Venezuela has become. Casey understands the depth to which Venezuela has fallenhe lives in Caracas!but he cant bring himself to offer an honest diagnosis.
  • The Big Broadcast Gets a New Host

    06/10/2016 4:01:49 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 13 replies
    WAMU 88.5, American University ^ | June 10, 2016 | Staff
    WAMU welcomes Murray Horwitz as new host for The Big Broadcast. For over 50 years, The Big Broadcast has kept old time radio alive for Washington audiences, airing shows like Gunsmoke, Dragnet, The Jack Benny Show, The Lone Ranger, Suspense, and Fibber McGee and Molly. Murray will take the mic as host of The Big Broadcast on Sunday, June 12. He will be joined by co-producer Jill Ahrold Bailey. While he has big shoes to fill, Murray has a great deal of experience in radio and theater. He helped to create several entertainment shows while at NPR, receiving three Peabody...
  • NPR journalist David Gilkey, translator killed on assignment

    06/05/2016 7:46:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2016 | Michele Salcedo
    David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and an Afghan translator, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a network spokeswoman said.
  • (video) The argument against the correspondents dinner (NPR and CNN media critics bash Obama!)

    06/04/2016 3:13:43 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2016 | CNN Reliable Sources
    Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC's "On the Media," says the annual mingling of reporters, celebrities and sources at the White House Correspondents Association dinner is "repulsive." Source: CNN
  • How they sold us the Iran deal-first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to follow the money

    05/24/2016 5:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to the public is that it is important to follow the money. Eight hundred eleven op-eds. Three hundred fifty- two letters to the editor. Two hundred twenty-seven editorials. Thats the number of pro-diplomacy articles that Ploughshares Fund takes credit for helping support as part of its proactive media campaign to support the Iran deal last year. They were published during critical moments of the Iran campaign, the website of the fund boasts in its 2015 annual report. The revelations about the work that this one fund did to support the...
  • Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media

    05/20/2016 3:02:02 PM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 10 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 3:43 PM EDT | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.
  • Captain America, Aaron Burr, And The Politics Of Killing Your Friends

    05/05/2016 12:18:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | May 5, 2016 | Linda Holmes
    When you first wrap your head around its plot, the new film Captain America: Civil War seems to have abandoned most of the pointed political content of Marvel's 2006 comics series Civil War, on which it's based. ("Loosely based"? Let's say "semi-loosely based.") In the books, the conflict between Captain America and Iron Man is fundamentally about the Registration Act that would require superheroes to abandon their secret identities, be registered and tracked, and become government employees subject to oversight. The Act follows a tragic series of events that are not actually the fault of The Avengers; in a way...
  • What Are Kids Learning From This Presidential Election?

    04/19/2016 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Drango · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | April 19 '16
    Third-grader Victor Reza was watching CNN in the living room in Houston with his family when Donald Trump was announced as the winner of the Florida Republican primary. Victor teared up, his older sister, Maria, said in a telephone interview. "I don't want him to win," he announced. "If he wins, I'm never going to see any of you again." Victor, 10, is a U.S. citizen, but members of his immediate family are undocumented. And, says 21-year-old Maria, "I'm pretty sure he's heard hateful rhetoric from his classmates at school. His friends at school were saying, 'Ha-ha, your family's going...
  • Lacking Safe Spaces At Trump Rallies, NPR Reporters Attend Hostile Environment Boot Camp

    03/24/2016 3:18:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/24/16 | Brett Taylor
    It took a tragedy the magnitude of the suicide bombings that injured hundreds and killed nearly three dozen in Brussels, Belgiumto derail the mediasobsession with Donald Trump rallies andtheir inevitable descent into riots (with as little as a single punch thrown now considered a riot).NPR has realized that it has been sending its reporters right into the danger zone, inspiring the network to offer safety training to those on the front lines.
  • NPR Clarifies Cokie Roberts' Role After Anti-Trump Column

    03/14/2016 5:31:23 AM PDT · by Drango · 93 replies
    NPR ^ | March 14, 2016 | David Folkenflik
    NPR is acting to clarify the role of longtime analyst and commentator Cokie Roberts after she co-wrote a syndicated newspaper column calling for "the rational wing" of the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump's march toward its presidential nomination. NPR has a policy forbidding its journalists from taking public stances on political affairs. She has not been a full-time employee for decades, and several years ago Roberts officially was named a commentator. (The timing was confirmed in separate interviews with Roberts, NPR officials and the former senior vice president for news who made the decision.) The role gives Roberts more...
  • (Taxpayer-Funded) NPR Touts Muhammads Example as Means to Counter Extremism

    03/12/2016 8:46:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 11, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    NPR touts Muhammads example as means to counter extremism This article is more ridiculous than most. Muhammad loved dates, melons and cucumbers and thats supposed to make Muslims less susceptible to extremist propaganda? His non-snoring blowing sound while sleeping is supposed to make Muslims emphasize charity and respect for other faiths? Hassan argues that if Muslims had more knowledge of how the Prophet Muhammad actually lived and what he taught, they would be less vulnerable to extremist propaganda. Counterterrorism officials whove focused largely on surveillance, sting operations and community policing would have more success countering extremism, he says,...
  • NPR AND HARVARD SAY: OBAMACARE IS A COMPLETE FAILURE

    03/10/2016 12:03:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 3/9/3016 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    National Public Radio collaborated with Harvards T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to survey Americans recent experience with health care. As to the Affordable Care Act, the surveys findings are damning. They suggest that Obamacare has been worse than a complete waste of money. This is the surveys only question directly on Obamacare. Most respondents say that Obamacare hasnt affected them; where it has affected them, most say the laws impact has been harmful: The promises that President Obama made about the ACAcheaper premiums! lower co-pays and deductibles! better coverage!have completely failed to materialize....
  • NPR Reporter: Kiss from Fidel Castro's Brother Felt Like 'Blessing of the Holy Trinity'

    02/29/2016 1:52:54 PM PST · by DFG · 45 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 02/29/2016 | Tim Graham
    Penny Starr at CNSNews.com found an appalling example of journalistic fawning over the Castro brothers of communist Cuba on Wednesdays All Things Considered, the evening newscast of taxpayer-subsidized National Public Radio. Ramon Castro, the older brother of Fidel and Raul Castro, died last week at age 91. NPR reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro warmly recalled his sense of humor from going to a party in Havana for American business people (despite the ongoing trade embargo).
  • Brilliant' Ifill Cousin Scours Palin As 'Offensive to Black Women'

    02/26/2016 7:40:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2008 | Tim Graham
    Here are more signs Sarah Palin could face an uphill battle with PBS host Gwen Ifill. Professor Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland Law School, whom Gwen Ifill has lauded as "my brilliant baby cousin," has written that black women are not buying Sarah Palin's "false claims to feminism" and is portrayed as too perfect: "when women who are privileged present as though they have it all together, it's offensive to black women." The Community Times, a suburban Maryland newspaper, found Professor Ifill was ardently opposed to the Alaska governor when they did an e-mail interview: "From the first...
  • Meet Donald Trump's Alter Ego (Corey Lewandowski)

    02/22/2016 9:48:16 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 02/22/2016 | Josh Rogers
    Until last year, the architect of Donald Trump's presidential campaign was an obscure political operative in New Hampshire. Now, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski can claim to have engineered victories in South Carolina and New Hampshire and a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, a winning streak that gives Trump a strong shot at the Republican nomination. On the night of his New Hampshire primary victory, Trump acknowledged Lewandowski's role in the win, asking, "Does Corey have a ground game or what?" That night, Lewandowski stood stage right to Trump, looking relaxed, a rare moment of rest for a man who's...
  • Is There A Connection Between College Football Games And Risks For Rape?

    02/17/2016 6:51:06 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | February 17, 2016 | Shankar Vedantam
    Analysis explores the relationship among college football, binge drinking and sexual violence on campus. It suggests that reports of rape increase 41 percent on college football home games.
  • 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...