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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 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)

    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: COLIN POWELL CONTINUES CROOKED COVER-UP FOR BARACK OBAMA UPDATE: NPR SCRUBS POWELL'S STATEMENT ABOUT THE BIRTHER SUMMIT CHALLENGE UPDATE: 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Major News Organizations?

    05/11/2011 9:05:14 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 11, 2011 | By 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...
  • NPR hires firm to lobby for its taxpayer funding

    05/06/2011 3:09:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies ^ | 05/05/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    National Public Radio (NPR) is paying the lobbying firm Bracy, Tucker, Brown & Valanzano to defend its taxpayer funding stream in Congress, according to lobbying disclosure forms filed with the Secretary of the Senate. The taxpayer-funded radio network hired the firm in the second quarter of 2011 to work on issues regarding funding for NPR and affiliate stations. It will remain unclear how much NPR is paying for these lobbying services until second quarter lobbying forms are filed. But before NPR hired the firm to represent it on funding issues, the network spent $131,666 in 2011s first quarter on an...
  • Is it Wrong to Celebrate Bin Ladens Demise?

    05/02/2011 9:25:34 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 57 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-02-11 | Zazu
    The bleeding hearts at NPR (funded by you) are worried that Americans are celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden (world hide and seek champion 2001-2011). Is there moral philosophical justification for rejoicing over the demise of someone like bin Laden? the article asks, the argument seems to be that no, indeed there is not. In fact the article goes so far as to draw parallels between those celebrating Bin Ladens death, and those that danced on the streets of Gaza after the 9/11 attacks. Here are a few simple reasons why the good folks at NPR do not know...
  • Public Broadcastings Proxy War Against the Taxpayer

    04/29/2011 1:36:08 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 28, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    In the great state of Minnesota, we have something called the Legacy Amendment which increased our state sales tax to create a slush fund for all kinds of extraneous goodies related to "outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage." The result has been increasingly odious lobbying efforts to claim a slice of that taxpayer pie. Legislators can't seem to give the money away fast enough. As the state wrestles with a $5 billion budget deficit, funds raised by the Legacy Amendment go to such essential items as paying a science-fiction writer $40,000 to speak to...
  • Military Documents Detail Life At Guantanamo (More Classified Documents Leaked)

    04/24/2011 7:12:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Dina Temple-Raston, Tom Gjelten and Margot Williams
    Thousands of pages of previously secret military documents about detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison now put a name, a history and a face on hundreds of men in captivity there. The documents include details on 158 men on whom no information has ever been released. The hundreds of classified documents - marked "secret" and "noforn" meaning the information is not to be shared with representatives of other countries - are assessments, interviews and internal memos from the Pentagon's Joint Task Force at Guantanamo. The task force was supposed to determine who the detainees were, how they might be connected...
  • Mark Shields: 'The Most Urgent Priority America Has Is To Find Jobs For Young Egyptians'

    04/23/2011 6:46:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 23 Apr 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    On Friday's "Inside Washington," during a discussion about American foreign policy in the Middle East and Africa, PBS's Mark Shields actually said, "The most urgent priority that we have is to find jobs somehow, not simply for Americans, which is an urgent priority, but for young Egyptians" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Forget the Cold War Victory: NPR Still Thinks U.S. Suffered from Too Much Fear of Communism

    04/23/2011 6:31:00 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 23 Apr 2011 | Tim Graham
    National Public Radio is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In 1971, it began at the height of "anti-war" fervor against the U.S. government and its immoral war-mongering. That flavor remains at NPR to this day. Last Sunday, NPR anchor Noah Adams reminded listeners of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and naturally, the theme was anti-communist paranoia: NOAH ADAMS: Today, April 17th, marks exactly 50 years since one of the biggest disasters in American foreign policy: the Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961. JIM RASENBERGER (Author, "The Brilliant Disaster"): You know, I think the thing that you have to keep...
  • Impeached Governor Not Hero Of His Own Legacy? (NPR spin on 1870 RATS and their pals - the Klan)

    04/23/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/16/11 | Jessica Jones
    Impeached Governor Not Hero Of His Own Legacy?by Jessica Jones April 16, 2011 It was in 1870 that North Carolina Gov. William Woods Holden was impeached and removed from office. He had used the state militia to quell the Ku Klux Klan. Others have begun to question that legacy, saying that he was no early champion of civil rights, but instead a political opportunist. North Carolina Public Radio's Jessica Jones has the story. SCOTT SIMON, host: The North Carolina legislature is working to clear the name of a Reconstruction-era governor. William Holden was cast out of office in 1871 after...
  • Memo to GOP: If you mean it, get real

    04/19/2011 5:58:06 AM PDT · by DaoPian · 11 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | April 19th, 2011 | Brian Mann
    The central Republican message of the Obama era is that these are, at least potentially, the end times. Polls show that a significant percentage of the GOP's base believes fairly out-there stuff about the world we live in. President Obama himself may well be a foreign-born Manchurian candidate, hell-bent on destroying the American capitalist way of life. Or so the far Right would have you believe. But even mainstream conservatives espouse a remarkable range of ideas about the fiscal cliff that we are perched upon as the Federal deficit surges, with some claiming that we are close to a Greece-style...
  • NRB Challenges the Orthodoxy of Entitlement on NPR

    04/12/2011 11:45:54 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 13, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Who says public radio is boring? We spiced it up Monday by injecting the radical concept of blind justice into a debate over the federal budget deal. Called upon to bring the Tea Party perspective to a roundtable discussion on NPR affiliate KCRW's To the Point, I joined host Warren Olney, Mother Jones' David Corn, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin and others. The panel was asked to consider who came out of the budget deal a winner. The exchange began with politics-as-usual. Rubin and Corn agreed that House Speaker John Boehner had emerged as the political victor, though they parted...
  • Welfare for the Well-Off - The case against government subsidies for public broadcasting

    04/12/2011 9:04:33 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | April 12, 2011 | A. Barton Hinkle
    The local public radio station, WCVE, is in the midst of its spring fundraiser. As someone who tunes in most mornings, I kicked in some bucks for the good of the cause last week. And if you pay taxes in Virginia, you did, too. Gov. Bob McDonnell tried to have it otherwise. He sought repeatedly to slash state funding for public broadcasting, but was gainsaid by the General Assemblywhich trimmed appropriations for public radio and TV by only 10 percent. During debate on the governor's budget amendments last Wednesday, Del. Jennifer McClellan, a Richmond Democrat, displayed an Elmo doll on...
  • NPR Station in LA Suspends Planned Parenthood Spots

    04/10/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 10, 2011 | Jon Wiener
    One of two NPR stations in the Los Angeles area, KPCC-FM, suspended its regularly-scheduled Planned Parenthood spots on Friday, in response to Republican demands that Congress eliminate federal funding for the family planning group. Program Director Craig Curtis explained in a Friday memo to staff members, given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension, running the spots might raise questions in the mind of the reasonable listener regarding our editorial and sales practices. A reasonable listener might now have questions about the journalistic integrity of the station. The memo...
  • Here's The Real Reason The GOP Caved On NPR And Planned Parenthood. Michele Bachmann Explains.

    04/09/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/08/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    The government is open because the GOP relented on things like defunding NPR and Planned Parenthood. Why did they cave? Tea Party darling Michelle Bachmann explained it in a blog post yesterday afternoon, before the agreement had been reached. The title says it all: Not A Big Enough Fight. In the end, this half-year budget just wasn't that big of a deal, and it wasn't worth using the political capital. What is a big enough deal? Says Bachmann: I am ready for a big fight, the kind that will change the arc of history. And, Im hoping that when it...
  • NPR survives 11th hour spending deal (yikes!)

    04/09/2011 1:44:37 PM PDT · by Justaham · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-9-11 | Jonathan Strong
    Despite several ugly recent episodes and considerable movement by conservative activists to defund it, federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio survived an 11th hour deal on a spending bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. The continuation of funding for public broadcasting is one of several significant victories for Democrats regarding the policy riders in the bill still emerging 12 hours after Democratic and Republican leaders struck a deal to avert government shutdown. Another Democratic victory: of dozens of riders included in a House-passed spending bill curtailing strict new...
  • Fmr. NPR CEO Admits Liberal Establishment Is Terrified of Being Exposed

    04/05/2011 6:49:49 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 51 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 5th | Henry D'Andrea
    Tell me something I dont know. Today former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller admitted that the liberal establishment is terrified of being exposed for their blatant corruption and far left bias. Fired and failed lib NPR CEO Vivian Schiller spoke Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in New York and lashed out at the videographers who exposed the bigotry in her organization, calling the undercover sting an abomination. She admitted the rest of the establishment is terrified of being the next NPR, Planned Parenthood or ACORNand speculated that the goal of these stings is to instill fear. Its terrifying, Schiller...
  • Media Matters: How They Deceive and Why It Matters (Lila Rose)

    04/02/2011 1:40:31 PM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies ^ | Apr 1st 2011 | Lee Stranahan
    Media Matters: How They Deceive and Why It Matters Posted by Lee Stranahan Apr 1st 2011 Yesterday, I did a piece showing how Media Matters used deceptive editing techniques on the Fox / Bill Sammon story. Im still waiting to hear back from Sammon before I do part two but I wanted to show you a couple of more videos that Ive done in the meantime. The first one shows how Media Matters used the straw man fallacy to attempt to discredit the piece published by Lila Rose yesterday on the Mammosham story. As I say in the video, your...
  • The World Without NPR

    03/26/2011 8:02:07 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 79 replies
    Shout Bits ^ | 3/21/11 | Shout Bits
    Last week The House voted to defund NPR by cutting the Gordian ties between Washington and the radio network. A metaphor for everything Washington, nobody knows how much government nectar flows to NPR or in what form estimates vary from $4MM to $90MM, not to mention its dubious tax exempt status. Sen. Harry Reid offered a typically pathetic defense of NPR by citing critical investigative reporting on dog racing. To be sure, NPR provides a left-leaning window into esoteric topics no other radio station covers, but time has passed NPR by. News sources like 24 hr. cable, blogs, and...
  • Media Matters' War Against Fox (Democrat Front Group Goes Soviet on 1st Amendment)

    03/26/2011 7:04:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Ben Smith
    The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of guerrilla warfare and sabotage aimed at the Fox News Channel. The group, launched as a more traditional media critic, has all but abandoned its monitoring of newspapers and other television networks and is narrowing its focus to Fox and a handful of conservative websites, which its leaders view as a political organizations and the nerve center of the conservative movement. The shift reflects the centrality of the cable channel to the contemporary conservative movement,...
  • Rush for emergency supplies, potassium iodide (gotta read the last paragraph)

    Local residents have scooped up emergency-supply kits, water purifiers and potassium iodide in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and radiation leak, storeowners said. The rush for supplies, while common shortly after most disasters, has taken on more of a sense of urgency, as possible windblown radiation is expected to hit parts of California by Friday. .......... At Country Sun, Addie Klein, assistant vitamin buyer, said the store has a waiting list for kelp products and is getting in only small shipments. Customers seeking to ship the supplements to families affected in Japan are at the top of the...
  • Last Straw For NPR?

    03/08/2011 7:38:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 8, 2011 | Staff
    Taxes Misspent: It's bad enough that taxpayers are forced to support a left-wing media outlet long since rendered obsolete by the Internet. Now we learn NPR is seeking booty from terrorist sources. Where to begin in describing the damning revelations produced by filmmaker James O'Keefe's Project Veritas in its videotaped undercover sting of National Public Radio officials? NPR claims innocence, but why was Ron Schiller, until recently the president of the NPR Foundation, so eager to do lunch at Georgetown's schmancy Cafe Milano with two men posing as high-ranking members of a Muslim Brotherhood front? The investigative reporters were offering...
  • The Liberal Media Cult

    03/25/2011 12:35:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2011 | James Lewis
    The last NPR biggie left standing is named Steve Inskeep, and he just assured the Wall Street Journal that NPR would never tell a lie. This would be funny if it weren't sickening. Where's my sick bag? How can habitual liars know they're lying? It's like the famous liar's paradox from formal logic, where Epimenides the Cretan said that "All Cretans are liars." Was Epimenides lying or not? Well, Steve Inskeep is telling us that NPR never tells a lie, but Epimenides was a lot more honest. There's plenty of evidence for coordinated propaganda lies in the media. We even...
  • NPR Member Stations Preparing for Budget Ax to Fall

    03/22/2011 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/22/11 | Dan Springer
    More than 800 public radio stations around the country are keeping one ear on Congress these days as momentum seems to be building to eliminate or at least drastically reduce the amount of taxpayer support they get. After passing a budget last month that eliminated all federal funding for public broadcasting, the House last week passed a bill that specifically targets National Public Radio and its more than 800 member stations. H.R. 1076 would prevent public radio stations from using federal community grants to buy outside programming. In other words, they would have to find some other way to purchase...
  • Hey, NPR: Fund your own lame liberal humor and leave my family alone

    03/21/2011 1:00:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 3/21/11 | Michelle Malkin
    If the obscure and has-been comedians who appear on National Public Radio want to mock conservatives and spread left-wing propaganda, they should do it on their own damned dime. The government-sponsored radio conglomerate broadcasts a weekend show called Wait WaitDont Tell Me! It leans heavily on laugh tracks to prop up the lame punchlines of the likes of liberal humorist Paula Poundstone and describes its purpose thusly: Wait Wait Dont Tell Me! is NPRs weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment...
  • NPR targets Michelle Malkin's family on 'comedy show'

    03/21/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/21/11 | Rick Moran
    Recently defunded NPR apparently thinks it's funny to falsely accuse Michelle Malkin of being a birther while making lame jokes about her family. This, at a time, when Malkin's kin is frantic with worry over the disappearance of her niece. Malkin has a transcript of the inane little radio skit so I won't duplicate it here. Her comments: The premise of Jobrani's p.c. comedy gag is completely false, as actual readers of my work know. I was one of the first conservatives to criticize Birthers who go to the extreme and have never accused President Obama of being a "secret...
  • Moyers: NPR Is Like Art, Unlike Talk Radio, the 'Right-wing Romper Room'

    03/21/2011 9:58:48 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 58 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 21, 2011 | Tim Graham
    Former PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers is at it again, agitating against Republicans for daring to oppose National Public Radio subsidies. In the latest installment (with Michael Winship) on The Huffington Post, Moyers concluded with a quote illustrating "the importance of a public media whose obligation is not to a political or corporate paymaster, but to the integrity of the work and the trust of the listener." NPR, he claimed, was like Kennedy's tribute to the poet Robert Frost: "The artist, however faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an...
  • The plight of public radio

    03/20/2011 9:26:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/11 | William J. Drummond
    NPR remains perhaps the strongest, most trusted brand in the news business. It is the envy of its competition. According to the Pew Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, NPR's listening audience increased 3 percent in 2010, to 27.2 million members weekly, up 58 percent overall since 2000. Meanwhile, other members of the fraternity of heirloom media continued to lose ground as audiences drifted toward sexy, gadget-oriented insurgent media. According to Pew, television networks slipped 3.4 percent; newspapers 5 percent; commercial radio 6 percent; and magazines almost 9 percent. How come NPR is headed to the gallows when its news...
  • Drudge: BBC World Service to sign funding deal with US state department

    03/20/2011 5:07:21 PM PDT · by torchthemummy · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | March 20, 2011 | Ben Dwoell
    The BBC World Service is to receive a "significant" sum of money from the US government to help combat the blocking of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China. In what the BBC said is the first deal of its kind, an agreement is expected to be signed later this month that will see US state department money understood to be a low six-figure sum given to the World Service to invest in developing anti-jamming technology and software.
  • De-Funding NPR and PBS

    03/19/2011 7:46:06 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 10 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-19-11 | Cultural Limits
    For the past couple days members of my circle on facebook who are known to be not-so-conservatives have been whining and nashing their new crowns on the House of Representatives de-funding NPR and PBS. Any viable enterprise should be able to survive without government support. In the case of NPR spinning out on their own would not be a far stretch. NPR has its own programming and news bureau which is followed by a core of listeners. Thats the traditional business model for radio and if the powers that be at NPR can make it work as a non-profit, more...
  • Harry Reid Defends NPR: I Heard a Really Good Piece on 'Dog Racing' (Video)

    03/19/2011 12:02:45 AM PDT · by winstonwolf33 · 13 replies
    The Hill via Fox Nation ^ | March 18, 2011 | Josiah Ryan
    ..Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who had come to the floor to congratulate athletes currently competing in the Iditarod Dog Race in Alaska, prompted the majority leader to speak on the topic. After listening to Murkowski and asking a couple of questions, Reid explained that he had heard a piece about dog racing on NPR. They had a really, really good piece on public radio before the start of the race, explained Reid. "I hesitate saying this because I know I will probably get in trouble, but this is a good reason why the House vote was bad today to defund...
  • Democrat Congressman Wants to 'DEFUND' Fox News (how the hell is that possible??)

    03/18/2011 7:04:00 PM PDT · by max americana · 50 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 18, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    The Left's panic concerning the defunding of NPR has become quite comical in recent days. Take for example Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) who took to the House floor Thursday and said, "If my friends on the other side of the aisle want to strip funding from NPR because they believe -- wrongly, in my view -- that NPR is biased, then we should be given the same opportunity" and prevent taxpayer dollars from being used for advertising "on the partisan political platform of Fox News" (video follows with commentary): SNIP According to McGovern cited a Rand Study that found...