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  • NPR's Katherine Maher: "the number one challenge" in her fight against disinformation is "the First Amendment in the United States," which makes it "a little bit tricky" to censor "bad information"

    04/17/2024 3:42:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 52 replies
    X ^ | Apr 17, 2024 | Katherine Maher via @realchrisrufo
    On XApr 17, 2024 TRANSCRIPT:Katherine Maher: The number one challenge here that we see is, of course, the First Amendment in the United States... is a fairly robust protection of rights, and that is a protection of rights, both for platforms, which I actually think is very important. The platforms have those rights to regulate what kind of content they want on their sites, but it also means it is a little bit tricky to really address some of the real challenges of 'where does bad information come from?' and some of the influence peddlers who have made a real...
  • VIDEO: NPR CEO Channels O'Brien's Fingers from Room 101

    04/17/2024 9:30:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Rumble ^ | April 17, 2024 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOKatherine Maher, the CEO of National Public Radio, revealed her inner O'Brien when discussing how there is no single objective truth. Her 1984 type blather comes directly from the Neiman Lab at Harvard whose guiding philosophy is something called "Solidarity Journalism" which has become the prevailing philosophy of liberal "journalists." Here are direct quotes about Solidarity Journalism taken directly from the Nieman Lab webisite (link at bottom):"Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal."“Objectivity as an aspirational ideal ends up encouraging journalists to avoid addressing what matters.”"Aiming for objectivity as a way to resolve uncertainty, though, leads journalism far astray from...
  • JUST IN: NPR Editor Who Claimed Liberal Bias at Outlet Announces Resignation

    04/17/2024 8:12:52 AM PDT · by billorites · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2024 | Aidan McLaughlin
    Uri Berliner, the veteran NPR editor who accused the outlet of liberal bias earlier this month, announced his resignation on Wednesday. NPR suspended Berliner after he criticized the public radio network in an op-ed and interview with The Free Press. “I am resigning from NPR, a great American institution where I have worked for 25 years,” he wrote in his resignation, which he posted to X, formerly Twitter. “I don’t support calls to defund NPR,” Berliner wrote. “I respect the integrity of my colleagues and wish for NPR to thrive and do important journalism. But I cannot work in a...
  • NPR’s queen of the Karens

    04/17/2024 5:32:21 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 Apr 2024 | Conn Carroll
    Sometimes, a person enters the public spotlight and is such an embodiment of an established stereotype that it seems impossible for him or her to be a real person. If Tom Wolfe wanted to capture the essence of arrogant, alienated progressivism, he would reject NPR’s new CEO, Katherine Maher, as too unbelievably on point. ... t would be impossible to create a resume of a person more disconnected from Americans and more intertwined with the wealthy, urban, globalist elite who run the largest banks, media companies, and nonprofit groups in the United States. In other words, Maher has the perfect...
  • NPR suspends veteran editor as it grapples with his public criticism

    04/16/2024 7:50:38 AM PDT · by billorites · 53 replies
    NPR ^ | April 16, 2024 | David Folkenflik
    NPR has formally punished Uri Berliner, the senior editor who publicly argued a week ago that the network had "lost America's trust" by approaching news stories with a rigidly progressive mindset. Berliner's five-day suspension without pay, which began last Friday, has not been previously reported. Yet the public radio network is grappling in other ways with the fallout from Berliner's essay for the online news site The Free Press. It angered many of his colleagues, led NPR leaders to announce monthly internal reviews of the network's coverage, and gave fresh ammunition to conservative and partisan Republican critics of NPR, including...
  • NPR suspends veteran editor Uri Berliner who called out left-wing bias

    04/16/2024 7:33:01 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/16/24 | y Alexandra Steigrad
    NPR has suspended Uri Berliner, the senior editor who published a bombshell essay a week ago that claimed that the publicly funded outlet has “lost America’s trust” by approaching news stories with a left-wing bias. NPR media writer David Folkenflik revealed on Tuesday that Berliner beginning on Friday was suspended for five days without pay. Folkenflik, who reviewed a copy of the letter from NPR brass, said that the company told the editor he had failed to secure its approval for outside work for other news outlets — a requirement of NPR journalists. NPR called the letter a “final warning,”...
  • NPR, New York Times are in immense turmoil with the world on the verge of global conflict

    04/14/2024 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13 Apr 2024 | Michael Goodwin
    The world is the verge of global conflict, America is splintered into angry factions and New York is sliding into hell. On the other hand, the newsrooms of the New York Times and National Public Radio are in turmoil. OK, that’s hardly as important as the widespread surge of violence and disorder, but we have to take good news where we find it. And these internal media battles are good news because the lefty outlets are getting a taste of their own medicine. Although the details differ, the common denominator is that insiders at both places are accusing management of...
  • Senior NPR Editor Admits RussiaGate Was a ‘Swing and a Miss’, Expresses Regret over Hitching Wagon to Schiff

    04/09/2024 3:34:36 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 36 replies
    Senior NPR business editor Uri Berliner admitted in an explosive op-ed published Tuesday that the public radio station’s RussiaGate reporting was a bust, and that it did not fess up to that after no “Russian collusion” was found between the Trump campaign and Russia. Furthermore, Berliner admitted that then-California Senate candidate Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) became the news outlet’s “guiding hand” in this fruitless endeavor, and expressed regret in hitching its wagon to him. Schiff was the main pusher of the Russia collusion hoax in Congress and had repeatedly insisted there was “circumstantial evidence” of collusion. Berliner, in his op-ed...
  • I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.

    04/09/2024 9:04:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 116 replies
    The Free Press ^ | April 9, 2024 | Uri Berliner
    Uri Berliner, a veteran at the public radio institution, says the network lost its way when it started telling listeners how to think. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You know the stereotype of the NPR listener: an EV-driving, Wordle-playing, tote bag–carrying coastal elite. It doesn’t precisely describe me, but it’s not far off. I’m Sarah Lawrence–educated, was raised by a lesbian peace activist mother, I drive a Subaru, and Spotify says my listening habits are most similar to people in Berkeley. I fit the NPR mold. I’ll cop to that. So when I got a job here 25 years ago, I never looked back....
  • ‘It’s Devastating’: 25-Year NPR Veteran Cops To All The Biased Coverage Outlet Pushed During Trump Years

    04/09/2024 8:46:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 09, 2024 10:49 AM ET | JASON COHEN
    Screenshot/YouTube/Leo Baeck Institute, New York Veteran National Public Radio (NPR) editor Uri Berliner published an essay on Tuesday exposing the government-funded outlet’s alleged bias during former President Donald Trump’s presidency. Berliner, who has been at NPR for 25 years, alleges in the essay published in The Free Press that the outlet was striving to take down Trump during his presidency by citing Russia-collusion allegations that were later debunked. He also asserts that all levels of the organization were aligned on the prioritization of race and identity, leading to a lack of “viewpoint diversity” and increase in diversity, equity and inclusion...
  • Like a Phish concert but with more grievance, this is what it's like at a Trump rally

    03/25/2024 10:18:56 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 54 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/23/24 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    And this is one way to understand what makes Trump such a singular phenomenon. His fans aren't just out to hear a political message; they're participating in a fandom — a political version of Deadheads or Parrotheads. Then again, there's a combativeness at a Trump concert that doesn't exist at a Phish concert — or at a Biden event, for that matter. One man nearby sold t-shirts printed with vulgar, sexually explicit statements about Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi. Among Johnson's tamer shirts was one that read, "If you don't like Trump, then you probably won't like me,...
  • Airport director involved in shootout previously at center of property dispute

    03/21/2024 3:39:19 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/20/24 | Josie Lenora
    Bryan Malinowski, who was involved in a shootout with federal agents Tuesday, was also involved in a legal fight with a neighbor over the placement of a mailbox, claiming it was placed illegally on his property. A judge would go on to side with Malinowski’s neighbor, years before the 53-year-old director of Little Rock's Clinton National Airport was involved in the Tuesday shooting with agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In August 2018, Malinowski sued Eric and Victoria Pinter, who lived next to a property he owned. He said the year before they “without consultation or...
  • Nolte: Far-Left NPR Claims Illegal Aliens Voting Is ‘Right-Wing Myth’

    03/13/2024 10:46:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    The far-left welfare queens at NPR are now claiming “conservatives” are spreading a “myth” about illegal aliens voting, even though Democrats are openly pushing to allow illegal aliens to vote. “Conservatives are warning about noncitizens voting. It’s a myth with a long history,” reads the NPR headline. Oddly enough, NPR fails to notify its readers of this NPR story published less than 15 months ago: “New York City will allow 800,000 noncitizens to vote in local elections.” That law was blocked (thankfully) in June. Nevertheless, “11 towns in Maryland and two in Vermont … allow illegals “the right to vote...
  • Atlanta DA admits to a relationship with Trump case prosecutor but defends her actions

    02/12/2024 2:54:41 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 12 2024 | Stephen Fowler
    Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is strongly pushing back against claims she violated federal law and ethical standards by having a personal relationship with a lead prosecutor on the 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump and others. In a court filing Friday, Willis said the relationship with Nathan Wade, who was hired to work the case in 2021, did not begin until 2022 and allegations that the pair financially benefit from prosecuting the case are "meritless." The filing asks a judge to deny a Trump codefendant's motion last month to dismiss charges. "To be absolutely clear,...
  • In today's gun rights cases, historians are in hot demand. Here's why

    02/05/2024 12:02:45 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/3/24 | Martin Kaste
    Historians have found themselves caught in the middle of America's debate over gun control ever since the Supreme Court ruled in 2022 that firearms laws must be consistent with American "tradition." That decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen set off a new wave of challenges to state and federal restrictions on guns. "What's happening now is a fight over what the Second Amendment ultimately means," says Chuck Michel, president and general counsel at the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which is suing the state over newly passed limits on concealed firearms. "This truly is a...
  • NPR’s New CEO Under Fire Over Social Media Postings

    01/29/2024 10:57:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | January 28, 2024 | Johnathan Turley
    The new CEO for National Public Radio (NPR) has become instant news over social media postings that she deleted before the recent announcement of her selection. Katherine Maher is the former CEO of Wikipedia and sought to remove controversial postings on subjects ranging from looters to Trump. Shannon Thaler at the New York Post reassembled Maher’s deleted postings including a 2018 declaration that “Donald Trump is a racist” and a variety of race-based commentary. That included a statement that appeared to excuse looting: She is also quoted for saying that “white silence is complicity.” She has described her own “hysteric...
  • Meet the Economist NPR Interviewed to Explain Why America’s $34 Trillion Debt Is Definitely Not a Problem

    01/27/2024 5:08:59 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 41 replies
    American Institute of Economic Research ^ | January 17, 2024 | Jon Miltmore
    In late December, after US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen borrowed $90 billion in just one day, the federal government’s public debt eclipsed $34 trillion for the first time in history.The steady accumulation of public debt has become a mainstay in modern America, seemingly as inevitable as death and taxes. But something strange happened when the US passed yet another trillion-dollar debt milestone. There appeared to be concern. “The federal debt starts the new year at a level that is hard to grasp: $34 trillion,” the New York Times declared in a piece titled “The Debt Matters Again,” and even “…federal...
  • Major Liberal City Set to Discipline Students Based on Their Race and Gender (Identity for 'Restorative Justice'(Portland)

    12/06/2023 5:52:25 AM PST · by aquila48 · 29 replies
    Western journal ^ | December 5, 2023 | Jack Davis
    The district said it wanted to solve the problem that non-white students were suspended too often, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. “Black, Native American, and other students of color are referred out of class significantly more often,” the district’s Collective Bargaining Team said in a letter to families last month. “Students receiving special education services also bear the burden of disproportionate discipline. This ‘discipline’ is far from the root of the term ‘discipline’: to instruct, train, and educate,” the letter said. The new collective bargaining agreement requires that when a student exhibits “continuous disruptive behavior,” a “support plan” must be...
  • Alaskan Native Americans unleash on Biden admin's climate agenda: 'Communities and culture are at risk'

    12/02/2023 7:48:17 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | December 1, 2023 | Thomas Catenacci
    The Biden administration is facing heavy criticism from Native Alaskans over its crackdown on oil and gas drilling in Alaska, activity which generates tax revenue vital for key state and local programs. Native Alaskan leaders have particularly taken issue with the Department of the Interior's (DOI) recent actions blocking future oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR), an area in North Slope Borough, Alaska, specifically set aside by Congress for resource development, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and in federal offshore waters off the state's coast. "My community unapologetically supports the leasing program," Charles Lampe,...
  • NPR Poll Tells Us What We Already Know: The modern Home of Antisemites in America is the Democrat Party

    12/01/2023 5:56:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2023 | David Strom
    The bottom line is this: the modern home of antisemitism is the Democrat Party.That’s not to say that being a Democrat makes you an antisemite. Hardly. 7 in 10 Jews are Democrats, and many non-Jewish Democrats are anything but antisemites.But let’s face facts: the home of antisemites in America is the Democrat Party. While 80% of Republicans and nearly 70% of Independents support Israel, only 45% of Democrats do.Americans' sympathies overall lie with Israel in this conflict, but Democrats are splitBy a 61%-30% margin, respondents said their sympathies lie more with Israelis than Palestinians, but that's driven by Republicans (79%)...