Skip to comments.No Conflict? NPR's Nina Totenberg Takes on John Edwards Daughter As Summer Intern. (2007)
Posted on 10/23/2010 6:05:33 AM PDT by Eddie01
National Public Radio reporter Nina Totenberg -- legendary (or infamous) for championing Anita Hill's unsubstantiated sexual harassment charges against Clarence Thomas, and then yawning at all harassment claims against Bill Clinton -- is hiring the daughter of liberal Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards as a summer intern...
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Nina Totenberg is the PERFECT DEMOCRAT!!
Why would you punish the child because of her parents? Seems to me that would be a liberal tactic.
Contact NPRs sponsors. This is their most recently released list.
General Motors Corporation
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Progressive Casualty Insurance
State Farm Mutual Automobile
$500,000 - $999,999
Constellation Energy Group
Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation
Subaru of America
T. Rowe Price
Alliance for Climate Protection
American Public Transportation
CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Fox Searchlight Pictures
National Association of Realtors
Pabst Brewing Company
Raymond James Financial Services
Warner Home Video
$100,000 - $249,999
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Better World Club
FIJI Water Company
Institute for Supply Management
Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems
Paramount Home Entertainment
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Vestas Wind Systems
$50,000 - $99,999
Bank of America
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Dow Chemical Company
Ethanol Promotion and
FOX Broadcasting Company
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
New Line Cinema
Random House Audio
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Toyota Motor Corporation
Union of Concerned Scientists
Universal Music Group
University of Michigan School
of Social Work
University of South Carolina
Weight Watchers International
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Wind Energy Association
Bear Mountain Master Partnership
Blue Note Records
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Charles Schwab & Co.
CSK Auto Corporation
FirstLook Studios Home Entertainment
Harvard University Press
Hatchette Book Group USA
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
MassMutual Financial Group
National Association of Professional
Nettwerk Music Group
New York Times
Unity Productions Foundation
University of Chicago
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Music Group
Wild Birds Unlimited
Yup, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ~ then there's her picture where she's imitating Michelle Obama's scowl.
Read the article.
Look at it this way.
Why would you favor a child over others not on merit but because of who’s daughter she is?
Pretty sure it was Nina who claimed around the time of the Clarence Thomas hearings that she had been harassed at a previous job. Claimed she either left because of it or because she had filed a complaint. Liberal columnist Al Hunt was familiar with the situation, made it an “Outrage of the Week” because she had actually been let go due to plagiarism.
Maybe telling an outright lie,impugning the ethics of a prior employer, fall within NPR’s ethical guidelines.
Is Nina Totenberg the one who once opined “I don’t see how Nixon got elected - I don’t know anyone who voted for him”?
Totenberg has charged that she was the victim of sexual harassment at the Observer. She said "I had a boss who made passes at me repeatedly," but has not named that person. She was fired from that paper for plagiarism in 1972 regarding a profile she wrote of then-soon-to-be Speaker Tip O'Neill which included, without attribution, quotes from members of Congress that had previously appeared in The Washington Post. Such plagiarism has been called "one of the cardinal sins of journalism from which reporters can never recover their credibility", but other reporters have defended her, saying the practice of using quotes in this manner was common journalistic practice in the 1970s. Totenberg also links her dismissal to the sexual harassment case, saying it made her "unpopular with her superiors". In 1995, Totenberg told the Columbia Journalism Review, "I have a strong feeling that a young reporter is entitled to one mistake and to have the holy bejeezus scared out of her to never do it again."
The poor girl is already being punished by her parents.Can you honestly imagine having those bums as your mother and father?
For a journalist, this seems like a smart move as the girl presumably has lot’s of influential family contacts who might be potential sources.
Another reminder that there are two Americas.
One loves this nation. The other wants to tear it down.
Unsure. See below.
Kael is frequently quoted as having said, in the wake of Richard Nixon’s landslide victory in the 1972 presidential election, that she “couldn’t believe Nixon had won”, since no one she knew had voted for him. The quote is sometimes cited by conservatives (such as Bernard Goldberg, in his book Bias), as an example of the alleged cluelessness and insularity of the liberal elite. There are variations as to the exact wording, the speaker (it has variously been attributed to other liberal female writers, including Katharine Graham, Susan Sontag, and Joan Didion), and the timing (in addition to Nixon’s victory, it has been claimed to have been uttered after Ronald Reagan’s re-election in 1984.)
There is, in fact, no record of Kael stating or writing this exact sentiment. The story most likely originated in a December 28, 1972 New York Times article on a lecture Kael gave at the Modern Language Association, in which the newspaper quoted her as saying, “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my ken. But sometimes when I’m in a theater I can feel them.”
Way, way back during the Bork hearings, one of the women of NPR did a hard-hitting fact-finding report about the judge’s video rentals. I don’t know which one - Mara, Nina, or Cokie. I sure wish I had made a recording of that program.
Just imagine: the horror! A nominee to the US Supreme Court rented ... First Blood!
Your tax dollars at work.
It's more in keeping with her philosophy and attitude toward political opponents.
Wow. The upper echelons of that list read like a whos-who of liberalism.
Protesting to them won’t do much good, but at least I have a list of new companies whose products and services are not welcome in my home.
National Public Radio reporter Nina Totenberg -- legendary (or infamous) for championing Anita Hill's unsubstantiated sexual harassment charges against Clarence Thomas, and then yawning at all harassment claims against Bill Clinton -- is hiring the daughter of liberal Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards as a summer intern...Funny how the "porn addict" accusation against Clarence Thomas just now resurfaced, isn't it?
“Why would you punish the child because of her parents? Seems to me that would be a liberal tactic.”
Agreed, but was she the most qualified? Or was this part of the good ‘ole girls network?
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