Skip to comments.National Public Radio's neutrality and even-handedness
Posted on 12/20/2005 7:41:43 AM PST by 3AngelaD
Advertisement on Yahoo I came across while doing some research, displaying NPR's much-vaunted impartiality and neutrality: "Think Blue 2008 Democrat Bracelet $1 Democrat wristband featured on NPR. Because elections matter everyday. All profits go to donor organizations. www.thinkblue2008.com"
Good question. Let's ask the RINOS's.
Why is there an NPR at all?
End all Federal Government funding for NPR and the NEA.
If NPR/PRBS doesn't cater to and have a predominatly liberal audience, why would the RATS want the donor list?
I listen to NPR almost daily because I have found that no news source beats Morning Edition or All Things Considered for substantive news coverage without hype or sensationalism. I have never heard them advertise for any product other than their sponsorers (usu. mutual funds and charitable trusts), and certainly never, ever heard them advertise "Democrat bracelets."
Bad headline. No neutrality at NPR.
We should press to cut public or taxpayer funds to NPR and PBS. Both are so far to the left it is pitiful.
Oh, I get the connection. "Featured on NPR." That means they did a report on it. That's not a NPR-sponsored fundraising ploy.
"I guess my question would be why NPR is featuring this Democratic Party fund raising ploy. "
I see the link, but it seems bought and paid for by think blue. It says something about featured on NPR, but gives no details. Tookie was featured on FOX thats not an endorsement.
Anyone know what the actual"feature" was?
.. And the CPB too.
You should ask the IRS and FEC. They would appear to be violating their 501c3 tax charter by endorsing one party over another.
Have they done anything to encourage donations to the GOP???
DEFUND THE LEFT. DEFUND 501c3 TAX CHEATS.
Isn't NPR government funded? Openly supporting the dems *HAS* to be illegal.
Democrat Fund-raising: If PBS doesn't do it, who will?
Let me get this straight, you saw this add on Yahoo? Or on some official PBS site. The former is no big deal, the latter is. I find PBS to be less biased than I thought it was, having been a semi-regular listener since the Judge Roberts hearings.
A search of GOOGLE npr "Think Blue" "Democrat Bracelet" finds many more hits as the words are being used to advertise this piece. You will find that the left bitches about the Republicans trying to place stories in the media favorable to the administration. They call this "propaganda". When the media runs a DNC press release AS news, they consider this a job well done.
The difference between what Rush Limbaugh does and what NPR/Pacifica do is all in the difference of being a for profit business vs. being a 501c3 "charity". Those 501c3s VOLUNTARILY accept limitations on their political speech in exchange for their tax status.
I see no evidence that NPR was favoring the "Think Blue" people in their coverage. Now, I don't doubt for one second that the large majority of PBS employees do indeed favor them, but this is just a case of "Think Blue" taking advantage of Yahoos advertisement technology.
Already tried to google it, and could I not find anything other than ads.
There is a difference between, for example, NPR doing a segment on fundrasing and mentioning orgs like thinkblue or swift boats etc. and NPR doing a story on all the happy people wearing their blue bracelets. Both would be examples of "featured in" but one would be a valid news story and the other a violation.
Don't forget the ACLU, and the UN
Nothing so crass as advertising. Instead, they do a "news feature" on the blue bracelet, which functions as a free ad for Democratic fund-raising. If you think NPR is substantive and hype-less, I have a bridge you might be interested in buying near Brooklyn. I also find it strange that someone who frequents Free Republic (and isn't actively employed by the Maryland Democratic Party) could stand to listen to NPR for more than a few minutes without screaming and feeling his or her head explode. NPR is a constant and ongoing advocate for the Democratic Party and the most misguided types of socialism.
Beats the hell out of Fox News, with its endless hype and incessant repetition of RNC talking points.
I kind of like the stuff myself.
I clicked on this convinced it would be the shortest article I ever read.