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  • Yes, It's True: Ben & Jerry's Introduces 'Schweddy Balls' Ice Cream Flavor

    09/09/2011 7:28:18 PM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | September 7, 2011 | Eyder Peralta
    "a new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor based on a Saturday Night Live skit that pokes fun at NPR....in case you don't get the reference, the skit is a hilarious commentary on NPR's, um, uniquely soothing sound. [Alec] Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, a guest on a fake NPR show called Delicious Dish. Pete makes holiday treats like cheese balls, popcorn balls, rum balls and his famous Schweddy balls. The skit is an exercise in double entendres."~snip (More at the link)
  • NPR SCRUBS POWELL'S STATEMENT ABOUT THE BIRTHER SUMMIT CHALLENGE

    09/05/2011 11:39:51 AM PDT · by Music Producer · 17 replies
    The Birther Summit ^ | 09/05/2011 | Dean C. Haskins
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dean C. Haskins202.241.3648This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Posted: September 5, 2011 2011 The Birther Summit See original press release: http://www.birthersummit.org/news/47-colin-powell-continues-crooked-cover-up-for-barack-obama.html COLIN POWELL CONTINUES CROOKED COVER-UP FOR BARACK OBAMA UPDATE: NPR SCRUBS POWELL'S STATEMENT ABOUT THE BIRTHER SUMMIT CHALLENGE UPDATE: BirtherReport.com provides before and after audio and screenshots In a recent NPR interview, Gen. Colin Powell stated, "The president had to produce his birth certificate because there was still this coterie of people in the country who won't believe. And even after he produced his...
  • 'Change Is Hard': Army, Navy Hospitals Merge (NPR mentions FR)

    09/02/2011 12:26:04 PM PDT · by Drango · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/2/11 | Joseph Shapiro
    September 2, 2011 There's a lot of good sense behind closing two famous and nearby military hospitals and merging them into the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. But just looking at the name reveals both what's good about this merger and what makes it so tricky. Walter Reed was a famous Army doctor, and for more than a century his name was on the Army's iconic hospital in Washington, D.C. Now that hospital is shutting its doors, and Reed's name will go onto the new hospital built on the Navy's flagship medical campus in Bethesda, Md., 6 miles...
  • NPR: The Statism Network

    08/24/2011 4:21:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    One of the greatest perversions of statism is the use of taxpayer money to push for ever more government spending and intervention. A casual listener to the far-left end of the FM dial, National Public Radio, will quickly conclude that NPR is one of America's leading offenders in this perversion. Let's just take one show, the Aug. 22 evening newscast "All Things Considered," perhaps one of the most ill named programs in the history of radio. Conservatism is never considered. It is only besmirched, assaulted and rhetorically dismembered. NPR anchor Robert Siegel was covering the new Martin Luther King memorial...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy books

    08/11/2011 5:46:33 PM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 212 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/11/11 | NPR
    More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. A quick word about what's here, and what's not: Our panel of experts reviewed hundreds of the most popular nominations and tossed out those that didn't fit the survey's criteria (after we assure you much passionate, thoughtful, gleefully nerdy discussion). You'll notice there are no young adult or horror books on this list, but sit tight, dear reader, we're saving those...
  • New at Newport: NPR offers live stream from jazz festival

    08/06/2011 4:47:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    LA Times Blog ^ | 08/05/2011 | staff
    Barring the sudden ability to fold the country in half, the famed Newport Jazz Festival in Connecticut has always been out of reach for most West Coast jazz fans. Now, in a move that cries out for a return of a "Carmageddon"-like case of cabin fever, NPR Music will offer free streaming audio of all the happenings through its website or smart phone app beginning at 11 a.m. PST Saturday. (To whet your appetite, the station has already uploaded audio from last year's festival, including Ken Vandermark, Gretchen Parlato and Julian Lage.)
  • Norway Attack Stokes Fears Of Growing Extremism (Screaming NPR Moonbat Droppings)

    07/25/2011 8:35:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | July 25, 2011 | Sylvia Poggioli and Steve Inskeep
    The pair of attacks that a 32-year-old Norwegian man claims responsibility for focus attention on the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe.
  • Juan Williams on NPR: Elitist and white

    07/21/2011 6:02:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Juan Williams on NPR: Elitist and white By: Keach Hagey July 21, 2011 07:39 AM EDT No single person has had a greater impact on National Public Radio in the past year than Juan Williams. The political wildfire started by his firing took down the media organizations CEO, top news executive and top fundraiser, and sparked multiple votes on the floor of Congress to strip the public broadcaster of federal funding. As if this were not vindication enough, in Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, a new book out next week, Williams details a decade of what he said was...
  • Nina Totenberg Warns Of Government "Intertwined" With Press (Works for NPR.....)

    07/10/2011 9:21:29 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | July10, 2011 | RCP video via Daily Caller
    This from Nina Totenberg, the one who works for the somewhat government-subsidized Public Broadcasting Corporation. (via Daily Caller) "....But, it does show you when politicians and the news media are completely intertwined, not just get in bed together because theyve always been in bed together a little bit, but their ownership is intertwined with the power of the press, it can get to be a very dangerous proposition, reading how frightened the leaders were to even challenge Murdoch."
  • Thats Racist - The accusation becomes a punch line.

    07/06/2011 8:36:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 6, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    'That's Racist' The accusation becomes a punch line. ‘That’s racist.” It’s a comedic catchphrase these days, popularized by an online clip from a 2005 TV show Wonder Showzen on MTV2. It’s not as iconic as Gary Coleman’s “What ’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” or Fonzie’s “Ayyyyyy” or even Bart Simpson’s “Don’t have a cow, man.” But what it lacks in pedigree, it makes up for in ubiquity and social relevance. Across the country, it’s a staple of schoolyards, Internet discussion groups, Twitter, and sitcoms. For instance, when a character on NBC’s Parks and Recreation explains to a co-worker how to do...
  • The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And Neighbors (NPR article)

    07/06/2011 11:25:50 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    npr.org ^ | 7-4-11 | Shankar Vedantam
    I found this of interest, about half way down: "Governments and big nongovernmental organizations which are keenly aware of the big picture are often blind to neighborhood dynamics. In Southeast Asia, Aldrich found that well-intentioned NGOs actually hurt the fishing communities they were trying to help. They saw the damage caused by the tsunami in fishing villages and started giving new boats to all the fishermen. Really, at the end of the day, the people who will save you, and the people who will help you, they're usually neighbors. - Daniel Aldrich "Fishing is a very social activity....
  • Obama Admin Objects to Alaska Oil and Gas Development Bill

    06/16/2011 6:23:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/16/11 | Phil Taylor
    The Obama administration today said a proposal from House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) to expedite oil and gas leasing and energy infrastructure permitting in an Alaska reserve could force federal regulators to flout environmental laws and includes a costly, redundant resource assessment. Mike Pool, deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management, also announced the agency will hold lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve, known as NPR-A, in December 2011 and each year after, making good on the administration's mid-May promise to expedite development in the 23-million-acre reserve.
  • NPR's E-Verify Court Coverage: Fanning the Flames with Falsehoods

    06/08/2011 7:36:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    All Numbers USA ^ | Jume 6, 2011 | Jeremy Beck,
    The errors in National Public Radio's coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 decision to (uphold Arizona's E-Verify law) were so blatant and verifiable that the segment would have made a good candidate for one of NPR's famous April Fools Day reports. But the falsehoods that listeners heard in the (Top Court Upholds Arizona Employer Sanctions Law) are no joke. There has been no correction in the story online, which would indicate no one within the organization caught the errors. I don't believe that "All Things Considered" intentionally lied to listeners. Supporters of unchecked illegal immigration spend millions of dollars...
  • How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?

    06/08/2011 11:39:46 PM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 29 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | June 6, 2011 | MELISSA BLOCK interviews Professor ROBERT ALLISON
    BLOCK: So you think basically, on the whole, Sarah Palin got her history right. Prof. ALLISON: Well, yeah, she did. And remember, she is a politician. She's not an historian. And God help us when historians start acting like politicians, and I suppose when politicians start writing history.
  • Ex-NPR Boss Vivian Schiller Tapped For Top Digital Post At NBC News (will fit right in)

    06/02/2011 3:07:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 6/2/2011 | Deadline Team
    Vivian Schiller, the former National Public Radio president and CEO who resigned in February in the wake of a hidden-camera scandal at the organization, has joined NBC News in the newly created position of Chief Digital Officer. She will be tasked with leading the digital strategy (Web and mobile) at NBC News and MSNBC to "ensure future growth and innovation" and will report to NBC News president Steve Capus. She begins in July.
  • Sources: Former NPR CEO Heading to NBC (Lying Liberal Vivian Schiller)

    06/02/2011 3:54:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News New York ^ | 6/1/2011 | staff
    Former National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller is expected to land a job at NBC News, sources close to the negotiations told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. Schiller would be in charge of digital projects for the Peacock Network but will not be attached to a particular program, sources added. Schiller, 49, resigned from her post at NPR in March, following the release of a secretly recorded video that showed another NPR executive discussing government funding and harshly criticizing Republicans and the Tea Party.
  • Carpentry Nannies

    05/28/2011 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 13 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 5/28/11 | Shout Bits
    This week, NPR reported that Consumers Union (CU) campaign to compel table saw manufacturers to install expensive safety equipment. While the new safety technology is impressive, this is yet another example of do-gooders and bureaucrats colluding to run the lives of people who do not need the governments help. A table saw is as its name implies a flat table with a spinning saw blade sticking up in the middle. While table saws come with shields to cover the spinning blade, most people do not use them. If used improperly, a table saw is indeed a seriously dangerous tool....
  • NPR Newsroom 'Deeply Concerned' About Taking Money From George Soros

    05/25/2011 4:12:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/25/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Someone alert Glenn Beck. Last year NPR announced that it was accepting $1.8 million from the Open Society Foundations, which you likely know is funded by George Soros. The money is being used to fund a local-national initiative, known as the Impact on Government project. According to NPR the plan is to have two public radio reporters in every state keeping tabs on state government issues. So far, so good? Not really. The NPR newsroom was apparently less than thrilled that NPR had accepted Soros money.
  • Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations?

    05/12/2011 6:27:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/11 | Dan Gainor
    When liberal investor George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio , it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPRs federal funding. But that gift only hints at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media. Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC. Prominent journalists like ABCs Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations...