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Liberal group zeros in on next target: NPR correspondent and Fox News contributor Mara Liasson
The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2010 | Chris Moody

Posted on 10/21/2010 11:37:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Now that Fox News contributor Juan Williams has been dropped from National Public Radio, the liberal website Media Matters for America is now targeting Mara Liasson, the last remaining NPR correspondent who works with Fox News.

“NPR’s Mara Liasson and her long-running association with Fox News has often raised questions. This might be the proper time for NPR to finally address that thorny issue,” wrote Media Matters columnist Eric Boehlert Thursday in a post entitled “What about Mara Liasson?” “[I]f you look at NPR’s code of ethics, there’s simply no way Liasson should be making appearances on Fox.”

Boehlert cited an official NPR document that says employees may not make media appearances that are “harmful to the reputation of NPR or the NPR participant” or “where the employee’s appearance may appear to endorse the agenda of a group or organization.”

Boehlert said that since Fox News pushes a “political agenda,” Liasson’s association violates the organization’s code of ethics.

In 2009, it was reported that NPR pressured Liasson to cut her ties with Fox News, a network she has contributed to since 1997. Liasson did not immediately return a request for comment.

Media Matters and NPR both announced this week they were receiving million-dollar grants from left-wing billionaire George Soros.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; cair; democrats; dncmedia; foxnews; jourbalism; juanwilliams; leftwingradionetwork; liberalmedia; maraliasson; mikehuckabee; npr; palin; soros; vivianschiller
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Wow! Who could've seen this coming?!
1 posted on 10/21/2010 11:37:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How much am I supposed to care about what happens to these liberals?


2 posted on 10/21/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCarthyism is the Left's bogeyman, but they have no problem with practicing it themselves.
3 posted on 10/21/2010 11:40:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“code of ethics” = knee slapper


4 posted on 10/21/2010 11:40:44 AM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mara now put on public notice that NPR is a jealous pimp.
So she has to choose which side of the street to work.


5 posted on 10/21/2010 11:42:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NPR code of ethic:

1. Be a Marxist.

2. Be mind-numbingly boring.

3. Be a Marxist and mind numbingly boring at the same time.


6 posted on 10/21/2010 11:43:29 AM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The blowback towards NPR is already happening.

Personally, I’d like to thank the Leftwingnuts that are behind this. The timing is PERFECT for the election in 12 days.

If they can do this to Williams and Liasson...well, they won’t have any problem coming after those of us that post here, and in other Conservative forums.

12 days, and man I’m pissed off now.


7 posted on 10/21/2010 11:44:29 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m wondering whether she should quit or stand up to them and tell the world how she feels and let NPR fire her too.
She’s really in a position now, where she can’t just sit back and pretend that nothing is happening.


8 posted on 10/21/2010 11:44:52 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t stand either of them......lay down with dogs, wake up with fleas. They get what they deserve.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 11:45:06 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Soros funds Media Matters and now he funds NPR.

Not one dime of tax dollars should go to NPR


10 posted on 10/21/2010 11:45:17 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

Although I say the same thing...once they’re done ideologically puring their own side remember that they attempt the same with us next.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 11:46:23 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If she gets shown the door by angry Leftists, I propose that we start a grassroots effort to oust another Leftist from NPR -- a pure Leftist. We could say that they were not Leftist enough. Perhaps their recent statement "Obama is a great president" could be seen as insufficiently worshipful of the president and therefore they should be fired.

This could be a fun game.

12 posted on 10/21/2010 11:46:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Today Firing Line would never be on NPR.


13 posted on 10/21/2010 11:46:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: silverleaf

Mara now put on public notice that NPR is a jealous pimp.
So she has to choose which side of the street to work.


She’ll choose NPR. She’s already so cautious of what she says on Fox, it’s obvious she’s uncomfortable there.


14 posted on 10/21/2010 11:47:37 AM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t that read “foreign” left-wing billionaire?


15 posted on 10/21/2010 11:48:10 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Drizzle, drazzle, dradle, drone. It is time for Obama to go home.)
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To: MNlurker
Well, just let NPR try to fire me. :)
16 posted on 10/21/2010 11:48:38 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
wait --- isn't everyone who works for NPR a card carrying leftist?

Besides Garrison Keiler, that is.

17 posted on 10/21/2010 11:50:08 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (defeat islam.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder what NPR’s official comment will be on accepting $1 million from a self admitted Nazi collaborator.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 11:51:23 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone know if there are other NPR journalists working in TV on MSNBC or CNN perhaps?


19 posted on 10/21/2010 11:52:01 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Walts Ice Pick
“How much am I supposed to care about what happens to these liberals?”

I don't know how much you should care, but the fact that a government supported institution will terminate someones employment over his thoughts worries the heck out of me. CNN firing Rick Sanchez was a business decision. NPR firing Juan Williams IS censure ship.

20 posted on 10/21/2010 11:52:59 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Comment? They acknowledged taking money from him, they dont care. These folks stand together you gotta give em props on that. R’s and conservatives, well we beat the hell out of each other.


21 posted on 10/21/2010 11:53:32 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Tupelo

This might be a good day for Fox to fire him, too.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 11:56:23 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox News’ Special Report is must-see TV tonight to see if Liasson kowtows.


23 posted on 10/21/2010 11:56:58 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I read something about this elsewhere, and they said that Liasson decided to keep appearing on FoxNews.

I have been watching Special Report since its first airing with Brit Hume during the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal. Liasson was a regular guest on his panel. I haven't seen her on that panel for a very long time. Maybe, once a month if that. Also, she was a regular on the Fox Sunday program; again, haven't seen her regularly on that show either.

I think she has pulled back substantially on her appearances on Fox. Not that I'm complaining; but, I think she has already been cowed by NPR. Perhaps she will pull out of her association with Fox completely now; but, she has already ramped down her appearances a lot.

24 posted on 10/21/2010 11:57:33 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Tijeras_Slim
LOL.

That makes me wonder if that's what Beck has cooking on the back burner right now. He must have something juicy on Soros.

25 posted on 10/21/2010 11:58:15 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Tupelo

Don’t you just love liberals? Devoted to the false diversity of skin color and opposed to any dirversity of ideas.


26 posted on 10/21/2010 11:58:57 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: All
NPR=Borg
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27 posted on 10/21/2010 11:59:06 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: GeronL
Not one dime of tax dollars should go to NPR

I agree. If they can get that kind of money from one donor, they don't need my tax dollars. Time to de-fund NPR and PBS.

28 posted on 10/21/2010 11:59:21 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to somehow spread the word that NPR is racist for firing Williams. This needs to be a “codeword” like the demos give to their propaganda arm (the media), so that everyone uses it. Blitz the media and NPR with the word that NPR is racist, put them them back on their heels and keep them there. I rarely agreed with Williams on anything, but this isn’t about him, it’s about NPR and the liberal media. Williams can be our Horst Wessel.


29 posted on 10/21/2010 12:00:13 PM PDT by jeffc (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are totalitarians. This helps explain the firing of Juan Williams; it reveals the true motive, which is to prevent any Liberal from associating with FOX NEWS.


30 posted on 10/21/2010 12:00:28 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

How much am I supposed to care about what happens to these liberals?————

Are you serious?

It isn’t about the ‘liberals’ it’s about Islam killing free speech in America, well and other countries. It’s about the left squashing the right to speak openly...IT IS ABOUT YOU.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 12:00:28 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: fullchroma

I’ve written a longer post on this, but Liasson does not appear very often, any more, on Special Report or Fox Sunday.


32 posted on 10/21/2010 12:00:59 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Walts Ice Pick

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
— Pastor Martin Niemöller, jailed by the Nazis from 1937-45


33 posted on 10/21/2010 12:02:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; dervish; ...
Weird coincidence:
Media Matters and NPR both announced this week they were receiving million-dollar grants from left-wing billionaire George Soros.
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. NPR's mindless drones will of course lap up the Koolaid, just as they always do.
34 posted on 10/21/2010 12:02:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Libtards in the media, you make think you are the hunter, but make not mistake, YOU ARE NOW THE HUNTED!!!! Along with your idealogical brothers in government and universities.


35 posted on 10/21/2010 12:03:50 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

Ijust read an article from 12/2009 where NPR officials asked Mara to give up her Fox appearances, and asked to watch Fox for 30 days and their spin on things since Obama took the White House. She said she saw no difference and continues at Fox. Apparently they did not want Fox mentioning that Juan was a contributor at NPR. Looks like Juan gave them a petty excuse to dump him, and they have been waiting quite awhile to do it.


36 posted on 10/21/2010 12:04:22 PM PDT by JBCiejka
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To: Freddd

Well put. Political correctness is the enemy of free and honest speech. Islamists are just the latest protected category of people about whom one cannot speak honestly.


37 posted on 10/21/2010 12:04:28 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
DEFUND NPR NOW! ENOUGH OF THEIR PROPAGANDA!!!!

There...I feel better now.

38 posted on 10/21/2010 12:04:36 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s obvious that the Soros millions came with the caveat that only hard-left orthodoxy will be tolerated on National ‘Public’ Radio from now on. Juan Williams had to go, no matter what he said, because he had the audacity to be a regular commentator on Fox News, which the left - and specifically, George Soros - loathes. Mara Liasson will be the next to go. NPR just needs a pretext...anything will do. Once Soros targets you as even slightly disloyal to leftist ideology, you’re done, if he has anything to say about it. Now, at NPR, he does.


39 posted on 10/21/2010 12:05:50 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I once saw Mara on FOX claiming there were too many White people in the Republican party. Can you imagine her saying there are too many Blacks in...well, any group?

Screw her! Let the caretakers of political correctness eat their own.


40 posted on 10/21/2010 12:06:25 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: radpolis

Looks like a purge is beginning.


41 posted on 10/21/2010 12:08:26 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Is NPR purging its folks who appear on Fox News as an unspoken requirement for getting a million $$ from Soros? the whole world want to know.


42 posted on 10/21/2010 12:09:09 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mara needs to go. Let her go back to coughing on NPR permanently.


43 posted on 10/21/2010 12:10:11 PM PDT by yetidog (/*)
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To: Badeye
The blowback towards NPR is already happening.

Yahoo had an article about it at 9:12 EST this morning. As of right now, there are over 20 THOUSAND comments on that article's comment thread, predominantly negative towards NPR's actions.

44 posted on 10/21/2010 12:13:25 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Speaking of the proper time, I think it’s proper time to defund NPR.


45 posted on 10/21/2010 12:14:05 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Mara Liasson and Juan Williams:

How does it feel to go under the bus in the name of ideological purity?

(Technically, Mara is not under the bus yet, but it’s probably any time to be...)

PING!


46 posted on 10/21/2010 12:15:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

How much am I supposed to care about what happens to these liberals?


First they came for the liberal...

the First Amendment is not there to protect agreement or to be part of a popularity contest.

It was included in the Constitution for the opposite reason: to protect the UNPOPULAR opinion from the tyranny of the majority. ( or in this case, Islam and the progressives)


47 posted on 10/21/2010 12:18:28 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Right, NPR actually has a code of ethics and Mara Liasson is somebody worth listening to.

When did FR become a square planet?

48 posted on 10/21/2010 12:21:01 PM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: PapaBear3625

Its all over facebook as well. And I have yet to see a single comment from either side defending NPR. And I run in a lot of political forums that have both Left and Right points of view.


49 posted on 10/21/2010 12:22:20 PM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: Radix

50 posted on 10/21/2010 12:22:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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