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  • D.C. Museum Putting WTC Antenna In Storage Instead Of Giving It To 9/11 Museum

    10/22/2019 10:44:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 10/22/19 | Andy Mai
    The top section of the antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center which had been on display at a Washington D.C. museum is being put in storage—instead of going to National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan. The 360-foot antenna carried the signal of most of New York City’s television broadcasters and a few radio stations, including WNYC. Since 2008, a section of it has been part of the Newseum's September 11th exhibit, which also includes newspaper headlines and videos. But the Newseum, whose mission was to "increase public understanding of the importance of a free press...
  • WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate, Jonathan Schwartz put on leave amid investigation

    12/06/2017 7:12:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2017
    Two of the best known hosts on WNYC, Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz, have been placed on what the station called an "indefinite leave." "Effective immediately, Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz are no longer on the air," news anchor Shumita Basu said on the station's noon newscast. The station's parent organization, New York Public Radio, said the two men have been sidelined "pending an investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct." The station would not comment on the nature of the accusations.
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 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...
  • Desert Swarm - P.J. O'Rourke Audio Report from Kuwait - March 24, 2003

    03/27/2003 5:40:03 AM PST · by Timesink · 18 replies · 422+ views
    The Brian Lehrer Show - WNYC-AM New York ^ | March 24, 2003 | P.J. O'Rourke
    I know it's unusual to post audio-only articles, but hey, it's P. J. O'Rourke! RealAudio, 20.7Kbps, 17:46. The first minute or so is just the host blathering about the antiwar dork coming up after P.J., so don't think you've got the wrong audio file, cause you don't.
  • Janitor At WNYC [PUBLIC] Radio Accused Of Giving Donor Records To Identity-Theft Ring

    07/26/2002 5:29:40 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 10 replies · 227+ views
    ny1 ^ | 7/26/2
    Law enforcement officials revealed Thursday that a janitor at a New York City public radio station was arrested earlier this month for stealing credit card and personal check information from the station’s donor rolls, then selling the data to a major identity-theft ring. The New York Post reports Friday that 198 donor records from WNYC – a National Public Radio affiliate based in the city - were found in possession of an identity-fraud ring. The probe into the multi-state ring began last July. The maintenance worker was arrested on July 15, and is now facing grand larceny and conspiracy charges....