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  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

    03/25/2014 5:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Nina Totenberg
    There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The female justices were clearly supportive of the contraception mandate, while a majority of the male justices were more skeptical. The lead challenger in the case is the Hobby Lobby corporation, a chain of 500 arts and crafts stores that has 13,000 employees. The owners object to two forms of contraception, IUDs and morning-after...
  • Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn

    03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2014 | by Joe Saunders
    e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his party’s primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid. State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield. Items that were seized included the laptop computer Farnham used on the House floor, The Associated Press reported. The search warrant sought material that “in any format and medium concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct,”...
  • NPR On Weird College Courses

    03/24/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    Even National Public Radio (NPR) occasionally realizes that some college courses are straight from la-la land. A recent report from the Protojournalist mentions an unusual offering in the area of Mythology and Folklore at Harvard called Maledicta, which is described as “an academic exploration of ritualized verbal abuse,” according to a report in the Protojournalist. Students taking this class apparently examine “international traditions of vituperation and cursing in their folkloristic, historical and sociological settings.” Not only that, “they learn about practices including Turkish verbal duels, Scottish flyting and African-American “dozens.” Rutgers University also proves it is no slouch in the...
  • NPR's Liberal Geography: Our Taxes pay for an outfit having trouble identifying north and south

    03/07/2014 6:53:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2014 | Ethel Fenig
    Democrats from President Barack Obama's very own party joined Republicans derailing Obama's nominee, Debo Adegbile, for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.Explaining the failure, the taxpayer funded National Public Radio (NPR) announced “a handful of southern Democrats joined Republicans yesterday to defeat President Obama’s choice to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.” Jonah Goldberg at National Review Online  helpfully named the "handful of southern Democrats", something NPR failed to do.  Here they are:  Chris Coons (Del.) Bob Casey (Pa.) Mark Pryor (Ark.) Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) Joe Manchin (W.V.) Joe Donnelly (Ind.)  John Walsh (Mont.)  And, of course,...
  • How Maddow’s MSNBC Takeover Dooms the Left

    02/28/2014 5:02:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 2-28-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC reinvented itself around Rachel Maddow. Its new talkers, Chris Hayes and Ronan Farrow, are cut from the same cloth, delivering nasal lectures with a tone somewhere between passive aggressive argument and ironic detachment. Imagine Air America crossbred with NPR and then mated with Pitchfork Magazine. Their horrible abortion would be MSNBC’s bland hipster ethos of earnest liberals earnestly talking down to their audience while Al Sharpton tries to figure out how a teleprompter works. The Maddow MSNBC is a leftist student newspaper stridently denouncing racism, sexism, homophobia, claustrophobia, transphobia, pipelines, microaggressions, white privilege, cherry pies, political incorrectness, model trains...
  • Conservative Group Bucks Team Mitch, NRSC by Hiring Blacklisted Consulting Firm

    02/01/2014 6:46:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 1/31/14 | Phillip Bailey
    A prominent conservative group is hiring a consulting firm which had been all but excommunicated by national Republicans at the behest of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last year. The Club for Growth has yet to endorse in Kentucky's GOP primary battle between McConnell and Tea Party-backed businessman Matt Bevin, but the group has said it is paying close attention to the race. It now appears the Club is bucking the National Republican Senatorial Committee by working with the New Jersey-based firm Jamestown Associates, which McConnell's aides had recently blacklisted. From The Washington Post: The Club announced Friday that it...
  • NPR offers a perfect example of how an unfalsifiable, infallible theory works

    01/09/2014 10:28:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 1-9-2014 | Bookworm
    NPR didn’t mean to offer a perfect example of how an unfalsifiable, infallible theory works.  It’s stated goal was to have people better understand what a polar vortex is.  However, when it chose to interview “Andrew Freedman, senior science writer for Climate Central, an independent non-profit organization that researches and reports on the science and impact of climate change,” Mr. Freedman, true to his climate change beliefs, came up with a good one.Before I get to Mr. Freedman’s words, let me make sure we’re all on the same page about an unfalsifiable, infallible theory.  Mike McDaniel has an easy-to-understand, elegantly...
  • Liberalism in one minute: Faux intellect, wrapped in ignorance, and doused in group think.

    12/11/2013 10:55:04 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-11-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This is a post that is out of the norm for me, but I have to do it... This post is about liberalism's (lack of) intelligence, but before going forward I should qualify that I only think they're stupid in matters of politics and the ways of the world. Liberals have made brilliant artists, musicians, actors, yadda yadda yadda. I know some (even many) liberals who could school me all day long in certain subject matters, nobody is all-knowing, even if they think they are. That said, anytime I find out someone I know who isn't particularly political (to my...
  • 5 ways to rescue liberal talk radio (but it won’t be easy)

    11/29/2013 12:30:25 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28, 2013 | By MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Just a few dozen stations now carry liberal talkers, as key affiliates in cities with active left-wing politics are falling like dominoes, going dark or switching formats. Detroit’s progressive outlet shut down in January, along with Seattle’s liberal talk station, which changed to sports. And after last year’s election, Portland’s progressive talk station ended its political programming. With the political battlegrounds of 2014 and 2016 on the horizon, reducing the whopping imbalance between conservative radio, with its huge fan base, and the left has become more important than ever, according to those in the progressive media world. POLITICO spoke with...
  • Breaking Up With Is Hard To Do

    11/29/2013 5:19:29 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28,2013 | ANNIE FEIDT
    Enrolling in is not easy, and it's been particularly difficult in Alaska. Just 53 people enrolled Anchorage hair stylist Lara Imler is one of the few who got through, as we previously reported. "I don't even know how to feel about the whole thing anymore because I can't even get anyone who has an answer to help," she says. "It's just such a lost cause at this point." So on a recent morning, she sat down in her living room, with her laptop and a cup of coffee to try to resolve her difficulties—but not without frustration. "I've had...
  • In NPR Interview, Harry Reid Whacks 'Extreme Right Wing' Black Female Judge (Janice Rogers Brown)

    11/28/2013 7:00:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/28/13 | Tim Graham
    On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid showed up for a phone interview on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR to discuss shredding the filibuster for presidential appointees. A very polite Rehm asked if this might make partisanship worse. “I'm sorry to smile, as you can't see on radio, but more dysfunction? I mean, gee whiz,” Reid replied. But underneath the Nevada-nice routine came an attack out of nowhere on black libertarian judge Janice Rogers Brown as one of the “extreme right wing people” the Senate confirmed in the Bush years. **SNIP** Later, Reid added that “we put on that...
  • Greece: Riot Police In Broadcaster Raid [kick out fired gov't employees]

    11/07/2013 6:25:05 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12:33pm UK, Thursday 07 November 2013 | Anthee Carassava, in Athens
    Greek riot police have cleared the headquarters of the defunct national broadcaster, temporarily detaining at least two journalists. The raid, ordered by the prime minister, began at 4am local time, causing a clutch of journalists and technicians guarding the facility to scramble. ERT was shut down in June when the government sacked the network's 2,700 staff as part of cost-cutting measures linked to Greece's €240bn (Ł202bn) bailout programme. Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said the eviction was "legal" and that a prosecutor had escorted police during the operation at the sprawling compound north-east of Athens.
  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    11/01/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach,
    The joke in question came from the Bluff the Listener segment of the show Saturday, in which an audience member was asked to identify which of three stories about an old joke coming true had been taken from that week's headlines. Peter Grosz, an actor and TV writer who has appeared as a panelist and guest host on "Wait Wait," offered a supposed news item referencing a joke asking how many Poles it takes to screw in a light bulb.
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • NPR Reporter Probes Jay Carney: Will WH Provide Obamacare Updates Like They Would Natural Disasters?

    10/22/2013 11:21:19 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-22-2013 | Noah Rothman
    October 22, 2013 NPR Reporter Probes Jay Carney: Will WH Provide Obamacare Updates Like They Would Natural Disasters? Noah Rothman On Tuesday, the White House announced that it was tapping former acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeff Zients to head the team overseeing the repairs on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange website. NPR Reporter Mara Liasson probed White House Press Sec. Jay Carney about whether he would be providing regular updates on those repairs as they did for disasters like the Deep Horizon oil spill in 2010. “In the past when you had a natural...
  • 15 Years Later, Where Did All The Cigarette Money Go?

    10/14/2013 10:32:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | October 13, 2013
    Fifteen years after tobacco companies agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines in what is still the largest civil litigation settlement in U.S. history, it's unclear how state governments are using much of that money. So far tobacco companies have paid more than $100 billion to state governments as part of the 25-year, $246 billion settlement. Among many state governments receiving money, Orange County, Calif., is an outlier. Voters mandated that 80 percent of money from tobacco companies be spent on smoking-related programs, like a cessation class taught in the basement of Anaheim Regional Medical Center. "So go ahead...
  • Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News (Fired, smeared Juan Williams)

    10/10/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    All Things D ^ | 10/10/13 | Mike Isaac and Kara Swisher
    Vivian Schiller, NBC News’ SVP and chief digital officer, is being tapped for Twitter’s head of news position, according to sources familiar with the matter. AllThingsD reported last week that she was the leading pick for the high-profile job. The deal is now “all but done,” according to sources, although Schiller will apparently take a significant period of time off between the end of her current position at NBC and the start of the new job at Twitter. -snip- Schiller’s NPR stint ended in controversy; she resigned from NPR in March following some very dicey snafus.
  • EveryBlock founder advises Twitter not to hire NBC News digital chief (no to Vivian Schiller)

    10/09/2013 6:33:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/7/13 | Salvador Rodriguez
    EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty slammed NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller, the person who shut down his start-up, by advising Twitter not to hire her for its Head of News opening. The tweet comes shortly after a report by AllThingsD that said Schiller is believed to be the top candidate for the position. Adrian Holovaty @adrianholovaty Attention @twitter management: hiring @VivianSchiller would be a huge mistake. Check your references!
  • Twitter may tap TV big as first news chief (smug ex-NPR witch Vivian Schiller)

    10/09/2013 6:23:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/8/13 | Keith J. Kelly and Claire Atkinson
    NBC News chief Vivian Schiller is moving closer to the top news job at Twitter. Schiller, 52, is in negotiations with the microblogging service to become its first head of news, The Post has learned. -snip- Schiller, who has held jobs at CNN, NPR and the New York Times, certainly fits the job description.
  • Last-minute Administration Payment Before the Shutdown: $445 Million (to PBS)

    10/05/2013 8:54:02 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Public-broadcasting fans love to proclaim that PBS and NPR are bravely “independent” of the government. But sometimes, the facts suggest a close symbiotic relationship. Terence P. Jeffrey of reports that on the first day of the government shutdown, the Daily Treasury Statement revealed no money for clinical trials for cancer, but the administration awarded $445 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Pay the publicist first!
  • NPR Seeks to Reduce Staff by 10 Percent Via Buyouts

    09/13/2013 10:45:09 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | 9/13/13 | Perry Stein
    Tucked within a release naming its new president and CEO, NPR announced today that it would seek to reduce its staff by 10 percent through a voluntary buyout plan. (The Washington-based organization employed 840 people in 2012.) NPR's board of directors just approved a budget for fiscal year 2014, which includes a deficit of $6.1 million, or 3.1 percent of its $178.1 million in revenue. The buyouts are intended to help plug the spending gap and, according to the release, will be offered "broadly across the organization." The board named Paul G. Haaga, Jr. as acting president and CEO effective...
  • Esquire Bungles 9/11 'Falling Man' Photo

    09/11/2013 6:04:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 11, 2013 | John Nolte
    NPR's Emily Kaiser tweeted out a portion of Esquire's website Wednesday morning. Though it has since been fixed, on the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, this is what Esquire readers woke up to -- the unforgettable photo of a World Trade Center worker who has just leapt to his death next to a cutesy blurb about "Making Your Morning Commute Look More Stylish".
  • How Could A Drought Spark A Civil War? (climate change/Syria/NPR)

    09/08/2013 5:46:36 PM PDT · by Drango · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | September 08, 2013
    The background of the Syrian conflict can seem obscure to outsiders, but the spark that started it all is often traced back to the city of Dara'a, in February of 2011. A group of young people writing Arab Spring protest slogans on a wall are arrested and beaten. "When that news broke there was a massive demonstration on the street, and that was the first spark one can call of the Syrian uprising," Nayan Chanda tells NPR's Jacki Lyden. But long before a single shot was fired in Syria, there was drought in Dara'a, laying the groundwork for social unrest....
  • Bread And Puppet Marks 50 Years Of Paper Mache And Protest (NPR peace puppets)

    08/24/2013 12:57:50 PM PDT · by Drango · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | August 24, 2013 | Jon Kalish
    Bread and Puppet Theater has been a familiar presence at political demonstrations since the anti-war protests of the 1960s. Its giant puppets and raucous brass band also marched against wars in Central America, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 1982, Bread and Puppet led a parade in New York that, according to police estimates, consisted of more than a half-million anti-nuclear protesters. Though massive street protests may be a thing of the past, Bread and Puppet's work is still unapologetically political as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. is based on a farm in northern Vermont, about 25 miles from the Canadian border....
  • Summer Of '63: Old Lessons For A New Movement (NPR propaganda)

    08/21/2013 5:45:55 PM PDT · by Drango · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | August 21, 2013 | Shereen Marisol Meraji
    I met Edna Monroy — a young, undocumented activist from Mexico — at her neighborhood park in South Los Angeles. It's a historically black part of LA that has seen a huge demographic shift over the past several years. It's now mostly Latino. Monroy is one of the newer arrivals. She chose Jesse Owens Park for our interview because, she says, it's symbolic. "it's on the borderline," says Monroy. "Since we're talking about borders, this park is on the borderline between South Los Angeles and Inglewood." The park is named after an African-American Olympian, but most of the visitors on...
  • Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim

    07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT · by arthurus · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | John S. Dickerson
    Reza Aslan, author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list. Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim. His book is not a historian’s report on Jesus. It is an educated Muslim’s opinion about Jesus -- yet the book is being peddled as objective history on national TV and radio. Aslan is not a trained historian.
  • NPR’s new headquarters refuels funding debate

    06/29/2013 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Drango · 14 replies
    Wash ComPost ^ | June 21 | Paul Farhi
    NPR’s gleaming new headquarters building in the shadow of the Capitol in Washington has soaring ceilings, a “wellness” center, an employee gym and a gourmet cafe staffed by a resident chef. This, as it turns out, could be a political problem. NPR showed off the 400,000-square-foot complex, which has been open since April, to members of the media earlier this week. It immediately began drawing some grumbles from those who see the edifice as far too luxe for a nonprofit radio and digital-news organization that depends, in part, on taxpayer support. In effect, the building briefly became a new club...
  • Presents From The President: What Obama Gives His Friends (NPR ethics)

    06/22/2013 12:16:09 PM PDT · by Drango · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | June 22, 2013 | Ari Shapiro
    Between his trip to Europe last week and his travels to Africa next week, President Obama is doing a lot of gift exchanges with foreign leaders. In the past, he has gotten mixed reviews. Four years ago, for giving the queen of England an iPod. Other presents have gone over better. But the president does not personally select these gifts — a staffer does. And there's a well-kept secret at the White House: When Obama wants to choose a gift himself for someone in his inner circle, he sets a very high bar. Last November, Valerie Jarrett, one of the...
  • NPR’s new headquarters refuels funding debate

    06/21/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/21/13 | Paul Farhi
    NPR’s gleaming new headquarters building in the shadow of the Capitol in Washington has soaring ceilings, a 24-hour “wellness” center, an employee gym and a gourmet cafe staffed by a resident chef.
  • WBAI Lays Off Entire Staff (Pacifica NY)

    06/20/2013 10:24:21 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/20/13 | Lance Venta
    ...The announcement comes a day after word that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is withholding funding to Pacifica's five stations for insufficient accounting practices, misreported revenues and failure to comply with CPB rules on open meetings and financial transparency
  • Greenfield: Angry Liberals in America

    06/20/2013 3:30:03 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 90 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Angry Liberals in America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is staring at me with the uncontrolled intensity usually reserved for serial killers and time-share salesmen. "We know how to get the country back to work. The government needs to lead the way." He folds a napkin in what looks like some expensive oyster bar, but is probably just a television studio backdrop. "The government has to get us back to work." O'Donnell already has a job. His job is to yell angry things on MSNBC. Most of his listeners...
  • NPR Shows Off New Facility

    06/19/2013 8:51:09 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 6/18/2013 | Austin Price
    NPR recently moved from Chinatown into its new 400,000 square-foot home on North Capitol, and they’re excited about it. Eager to show off the new facility, the organization offered a tour to members of the media Tuesday morning, starting with breakfast from their in-house chefs, along with some talking points from CEO Gary Knell, who outlined some impressive features of the space.The goal in the new building was to have plenty of open space to promote collaboration, something that was difficult in the smaller, closed-office building NPR used to operate out of. The newsroom is a good example of this....
  • Protests, Disbelief After Greek Government Axes Public Broadcaster (MSM too scared to cover)

    Employees defied the government shutdown and continued to broadcast live coverage of the protests online after over-the-air transmissions were blocked. The Greek government's decision to pull the plug on its national public broadcaster has sparked major protests with media workers, politicians and members of the public gathering outside offices of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, the ERT, in Athens. Greece's conservative government shut off ERT's signal Tuesday night, hours after announcing that the public broadcaster, which costs Greek taxpayers around $400 million (€300 million) a year would be closed as part of national austerity programs. Greece has already drastically slashed public...
  • Former NPR CEO Ken Stern: The IRS Had the Right Idea

    05/25/2013 1:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | May 25, 2013 | Ken Stern
    What’s so bad about the IRS investigating nonprofit applications? That’s their job. The real scandal is that the ensuing hubbub will discourage them from doing it again, writes Ken Stern. Over the last week, commentators have expressed great outrage over the handling by the IRS of applications by Tea Party groups and others for 501(c)(4) status. In the haste to trigger the next administration-crippling “gate,” these analyses have largely ignored one of the most surprising aspects of this entire episode—that the IRS was actually trying to do its job. A little context is warranted. There are more than 1.5 million...
  • Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too (NPR)

    05/19/2013 11:14:54 AM PDT · by Drango · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | May 19, 2013 | Brian Naylor
    The IRS was in the hot seat Friday, with its outgoing acting commissioner . A Senate panel is scheduled for Tuesday. Congress is prodding to find out why the agency singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny. Attention has focused on the IRS' flagging of these groups starting in 2010. But some liberal groups and journalism organizations say their applications for tax-exempt status also faced long delays and were closely scrutinized during the same period. The year 2010 began a busy period for the IRS office in Cincinnati, the home of the tax-exempt determinations unit. That January, the Supreme Court...
  • A Songwriter And An Army Dad Share One Touching Story

    05/16/2013 12:10:21 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | 5-15-13 | NPR Staff
    Two years ago on Memorial Day, Nashville songwriter Connie Harrington was driving in her car, listening to a story on the public radio program Here & Now. And she heard a father remembering his son — a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. "He mentioned that he drove his son's truck," Harrington says. "And he went on to describe the truck." Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was 30 when he was killed in action in 2006. In the radio broadcast, his father, Paul, said his reasons for driving the truck Jared left behind were simple: "What can I tell you?...
  • NPR show in plea for GOP guests

    05/03/2013 5:08:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/3/13 | PATRICK GAVIN
    NPR’s popular “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me” trivia show gets its fair share of big name political guests (Bill Clinton called in once, for example), but host Peter Sagal knows that there’s a specific shortage he’d like to fill: Republicans. Asked by Vulture, “Is there a dream guest for you? Someone you’ve been trying to get that you think you never will?” Sagal responded, “I would love to get more Republicans on the show.” "One of the things I really envy about Jon Stewart is how many times he’s able to get Republicans on his show. And that’s to his...
  • Video: National Public Radio's Betsy Liley Openly Admitted Obama Birther Cover Up

    04/28/2013 6:58:04 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 181 replies ^ | April 28, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Senior Director of Institutional Giving for NPR Betsy Liley said it is still a question of whether or not Barack Obama was born in the United States. She clearly is heard talking about a coverup, keeping the birther issue out of the news because it was “political” and even indicating that there was monkey business going on in Hawaii concerning Obama’s birth certificate. Listen to the brief audio below and see for yourself. Birthers are not just on the right. There are clearly birthers on the left, they just want to cover up the truth.
  • Boston Marathon Bombing from the NPR perspective.

    04/20/2013 3:49:48 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 28 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/20/2013 | Moneyrunner
    Diana Temple-Raston in NPR’s All ThingsConsidered blames the Boston Marathon bombing on Right Wingers celebrating Hitler’s birthday. Transcript: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED APRIL 17th. Diana Temple-Raston provides insight into the Boston investigation. This thinking as we’re reporting is that this is a domestic extremist attack. And officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right wing individuals. There’s the Columbine anniversary. There’s Hitler’s birthday. There’s the Oklahoma City bombing. The assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. So according to NPR we Right Wingers were having a...
  • Sorry, Media, No White Tea Partiers Were Involved

    04/19/2013 4:13:03 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 19, 2012 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Media Bias: There's palpable dismay at outlets such as MSNBC and Salon that the Boston Marathon bombers were radicalized young men from Chechnya and not angry white males from the vast right-wing conspiracy. Shortly after Monday's tragedy in Boston, David Sirota of Salon Magazine penned a piece titled "Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American." His hopes were dashed when the suspects turned out to be Muslim brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, whose family origins are in Chechnya, the rebellious Russian region that is a breeding ground for terrorists. In 2002, about 40 armed Chechen separatists took...
  • NPR: Hitler's Birthday Might Have Motivated Right to Bomb Boston Marathon

    04/18/2013 9:37:47 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    What a beautiful racket the left has going. Those of us who dare not be liberal are literally paying, through our tax dollars, for NPR to smear us like this: Partial transcript: "The thinking, as we have been reporting, is that this is a domestic, extremist attack and officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals. There's the Columbine anniversary, there's Hitler's birthday, there's the Oklahoma City bombing, the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco."
  • NPR: Hitler's Birthday Might Have Motivated Right to Commit Marathon Bombing

    04/18/2013 2:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 18, 2013 | John Nolte
    What a beautiful racket the left has going. Those of us who dare not be liberal are literally paying, through our tax dollars, for NPR to smear us like this: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Partial transcript: "The thinking, as we have been reporting, is that this is a domestic, extremist attack and officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals. There's the Columbine anniversary, there's Hitler's birthday, there's the Oklahoma City bombing, the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco."(continued)
  • Progress Kentucky official resigns (Senator McConnell situation)

    04/11/2013 9:30:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Pressure is growing Thursday afternoon on a liberal super PAC in Kentucky accused of surreptitiously recording a strategy session held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Jacob Conway, the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s executive committee member who originally accused Progress Kentucky of making the recording, told NBC News he was on his way to talk to the FBI about the allegations. And the group’s treasurer confirmed he had quit his position after the audio was published. “At this time based on advice of both friends and counsel, I will be not be making a public statement available until everything has...
  • $1.1 Million of Soros Money Tied To Magazine That Released McConnell Tape

    04/11/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    George Soros isn't behind everything the left does, but it sure seems like he helps fund it all. The lefty magazine Mother Jones released a tape , reportedly obtained from a Democratic Super PAC in Kentucky, in an effort to hurt Mitch McConnell's bid for reelection in the U.S. Senate. But, Mother Jones has funding baggage of its own.Mother Jones is the news outlet of The Foundation for National Progress, the left-wing "umbrella organization that exists to publish and support Mother Jones." It also founded the Media Consortium. The FNP received $485,000 in Soros funding in 2008. The Media Consortium,...
  • Report: Liberal group Progress Kentucky behind McConnell taping Update: Corn “Can’t say much now.”

    04/11/2013 3:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Which is, well, kinda what Sen. Mitch McConnell said yesterday. These are the same guys who sent out racist tweets about McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, and her Chinese heritage. Local news in Kentucky is reporting, via a Democratic official, that Progress Kentucky is behind the secret tapes published by Mother Jones this week, which revealed McConnell operatives in the act of…running a campaign. The story immediately went viral in political circles, not so much for the videos’ content as for McConnell’s pushback. The Republican senator quickly went on offense, decrying the left’s “Nixonian-style” tactics, and turning the non-story of the...
  • Source: (Racist) Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording

    04/11/2013 10:24:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    WFPL News ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey, Kenny Colston and Gabe Bullard
    A secret recording of a campaign strategy session between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative. Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2. Jacob Conway, who is on the executive committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, says that day, Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison, who founded and volunteered for Progress Kentucky, respectively, bragged to him about how they recorded the meeting. Conway says neither the local nor the state Democratic party had any part...
  • (Racist Libs) Tweets on Elaine Chao: 'They will not get away with attacking my wife,'-Sen. McConnell

    03/03/2013 12:03:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | March 2, 2013 | Roger Alford
    Tweets on Elaine Chao: 'They will not get away with attacking my wife,' Mitch McConnell says WINCHESTER, Ky. -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lambasted a liberal group on Saturday for criticizing the Asian heritage of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, calling its Twitter messages "racial slurs" and "the ultimate outrage." "They will not get away with attacking my wife in this campaign," McConnell told about 100 home-state supporters at a Republican dinner in Winchester. "This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress — she's his #wife," the group Kentucky Progress tweeted on Feb. 14. "May explain why your...
  • Secret McConnell campaign recording allegedly made by a..Democratic National Convention delegate

    04/12/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4-12-2013 | David Martosko
    April 12, 2013 Secret McConnell campaign recording was allegedly made by co-founders of a liberal advocacy group, including a Democratic National Convention delegate * Potential suspect was longtime Democratic insider, despite party's claim it was blindsided by investigation* Liberal magazine that published recording may have received the product of a federal wiretapping felonyDavid Martosko The activists who allegedly recorded a private conversation among members of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election team are tied to a liberal political action committee whose co-founder was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. ... The Daily Caller reported that Reilly was a...
  • Coburn: There won’t be a filibuster

    04/09/2013 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 72 replies
    cnn ^ | April 9, 2013 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – A key player in negotiations over potential gun control legislation said on Tuesday a planned GOP filibuster of the bill won’t occur if Democrats allow Republicans to bring amendments up for a vote. Sen. Tom Coburn, speaking on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” said a filibuster that’s been promised by more than a dozen fellow Republicans would prevent Americans from seeing where their elected officials stand on the issue. “It’s not going to be filibustered,” Coburn said, adding that the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to offer "an open amendment process" in order for Republicans to agree to...