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  • Time to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda

    03/22/2017 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 No president, including Ronald Reagan, has seriously pushed an immediate winding down of this corrupt and outdated waste of taxpayer funds.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...
  • Trump wants $1.5 BILLION for the wall and cash for the military but will ... infuriate liberals

    03/15/2017 9:58:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Complete Headline: Trump wants $1.5 BILLION for the wall and cash for the military but will slash foreign aid and eliminate funding for PBS and NPR in budget designed to infuriate liberals Trump will release a budget blueprint today that makes cuts to discretionary spending to fund his border wall and the military build-up he's been promising State Department is cut deepest with a 28% reduction to its foreign aid division The Environmental Protection Agency and the Housing and Urban Development Department are also expected to suffer The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides support to NPR and PBS, will...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Liberals say King Kong represents black people

    03/12/2017 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2017 | Ed Straker
    With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong. Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is ... King Kong. [Snip] This is ridiculous. Yes, in the past, some racists have compared blacks to monkeys. But that does not mean that all portrayals of monkeys are about black people. In...
  • Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

    03/10/2017 9:47:38 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    npr.org ^ | 3/7/2017 | cheryl corley
    In Illinois, the Cure Violence organization is called CeaseFire. Slutkin says violence is a public health problem and should be treated like any other contagious disease. "The root cause of cholera is cholera," he says. "The root cause of violence is violence."
  • 'I Have Children Crying In The Classroom' (NPR)

    03/09/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by Drango · 67 replies
    NPR ^ | ANYA KAMENETZ | ANYA KAMENETZ
    On a cold Friday morning, more than 50 people sit in the auditorium of the Benjamin Franklin Health Science Academy in Brooklyn. Many have small children fidgeting on their laps. The families are here for a "Know Your Rights" forum on immigration hosted by U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., and the local school district. Given the new, intensified immigration enforcement priorities announced by the Department of Homeland Security in February, the purpose is to help people understand their legal rights with regards to asylum, applications for citizenship and more. A representative from Mayor Bill de Blasio's office speaks, followed by...
  • Huh? NPR Blames ‘White Nostalgia’ for Trump on Classic Rock

    03/07/2017 8:24:01 AM PST · by rktman · 110 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/6/2017 | Christian Toto
    Did you know your tax dollars support articles that all but label President Donald Trump racist? And suggest the same of your favorite singers, too? Consider a new pop culture “think piece” from NPR. The headline alone is all you need to read: “White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump — Just Look At Classic Rock” Suddenly, the soundtrack to our lives has been thrown under the bus, and we helped fund it. It begins, of course, with calling Trump’s signature appeal racist. For more than a year, Donald Trump has harped on white nostalgia. A hearkening back to a rosy,...
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 3 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • NPR’s Hinojosa: ‘There Should Be An Attempt’ To Have No One Show Up to a Trump Presser

    02/20/2017 5:37:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” NPR and PBS host and Futuro Media Group President Maria Hinojosa argued that “there should be an attempt, when there’s a press conference called by the president, that no one shows up.”
  • NPR has created a team devoted to covering President Trump’s conflicts of interest

    02/20/2017 10:15:28 AM PST · by Drango · 45 replies
    Poynter ^ | February 20, 2017 | Melody Kramer
    How have news organizations covered Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest? Very creatively, so far. The New York Times created a series of circular graphics showing how Trump’s business efforts potentially intertwine with the federal government. Buzzfeed logged more than 1,500 people and organizations connected to the Trump family and their advisers, which independent designer Kim Albrecht turned into a complex data visualization. And ProPublica has been on the paper trail for weeks, reporting in early February on Ivanka Trump’s lack of documents divesting her of Trump business interests. That mirrored ProPublica's reporting on Inauguration Day concerning the President’s "then-absent...
  • Trump budget could ax arts, public broadcasting, anti-drug office: report

    02/18/2017 9:03:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/17 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    The White House is considering eliminating funding for arts, public broadcasting and legal services to cut domestic spending, according to the New York Times. The Times reported late Friday that it obtained an internal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo containing a “hit list” of programs that could be axed. Reportedly on the list: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Americorps, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Export-Import Bank, among others. Cutting the programs listed on the memo would save about $2.5 billion, the Times reported....
  • NPR source on Flynn/Russia: ‘Absolutely nothing’ in transcripts to suggest the ‘trail leads any high

    02/16/2017 10:04:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/17 | Robert Laurie
    'No evidence of criminal wrongdoing' Ever since the stories about Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak heated up, the left has been in a tizzy. Just as they have a hundred times before, they’re thinking “this time we’ve got him.” As per usual, they probably don’t. However, they want to make it appear as though they do, and they want to maintain that perception as long as possible. It’s all part of knee-capping the new administration and de-legitimizing the President. So, the press has been burying the lead like a pirate with a chest full of gold.
  • PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film

    02/15/2017 10:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film
    PBS has produced a new short documentary called “Guns on Campus,” a look at campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). The film is set to air in conjunction with another PBS short film called “Tower,” about the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin. While the documentary is made out to be a fair and balanced reporting of the facts, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) are claiming otherwise. According to the activist organization, PBS had very little interest in hearing the pro-campus carry stance. “How does someone produce a documentary on Texas’ campus...
  • Oh, How This Feels Like Moscow (NPR)

    02/11/2017 12:36:21 PM PST · by Drango · 9 replies
    NPRone ^ | Feb 10 '17
    http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=514605554:514605556 Liberal filth distributed by NPR. (Not produced by NPR)
  • Lamborn Introduces Bills to Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    02/06/2017 10:50:33 AM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Jan 31 2017
    Congressman Lamborn released the following statement following his introduction of two bills, H.R. 726 and H.R. 727, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR): “Republicans and the new Administration need to demonstrate that we take our fiscal responsibility seriously. American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done. That’s why I have reintroduced two pieces of legislation to permanently defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. CPB received $445 million during Fiscal Year 2016, and this money...
  • Why Sanctuary Cities Are Safer

    01/29/2017 10:13:26 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    NPR ^ | 1-29-2016 | Gene Demby
    In his continued efforts to address the number of undocumented immigrants in the country, President Trump took a harder line against cities and jurisdictions whose mayors have said they won't cooperate with his plans to enlist their police forces to help the federal government round up undocumented immigrants. The president said that he will cut federal funding to the police budgets of so-called sanctuary cities — like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C — which could cost them billions of dollars. (Ahilan Arulanantham, a human rights attorney, told us on the Code Switch podcast this week that some big legal...
  • NPR: Evangelicals voted for Trump in belief he will be 'eliminated' (radio)

    01/27/2017 7:04:11 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 72 replies
    Vanity | 1/27/2017 | NPR host for "The Takeaway"
    The following is what I heard on an NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast this morning, sometime in the 8:30 - 9:15 am EST hour. (Wish I could post a transcript of this NPR segment, I don't know if NPR eventually posts either transcripts or podcasts, but if they do I don't believe it will be posted this soon.)The "Takeway" program's host said he heard from an Evangelical pastor (not named) in Pennsylvania that [paraphrased] many evangelicals there voted for Trump on the assumption that God would "eliminate" President Trump and install Mike Pence in his place The word "eliminated" is...
  • PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize

    01/24/2017 5:49:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 171 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year. Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported: “The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,” said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation. The Regan Administration attempted something similar...
  • 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 public’s 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. Let’s start with what hasn’t 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. 16 with Breitbart News’ Joel B. Pollak. Pollak, who serves as Breitbart’s Senior 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 NPR has “racist programming,” including a story that called 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: “I’m 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: That’s true until national trends become so strong that state numbers start to follow, and suddenly the realities of the map change. I don’t know how sustainable Trump’s 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 KQED’s 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, he’s 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 haven’t been granted a Trump interview, it’s 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
    WAMU’s 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 House’s effort to mislead the public and Congress about last summer’s 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 administration’s campaign to push the Iran deal, requested the cash from Soros’s Open Society Foundations so that it could pay off “experts and validators” of the administration’s 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...