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Will NPR fire Nina Totenberg for wishing Jesse Helms would get AIDS?
Washington Examiner ^

Posted on 10/21/2010 9:52:23 AM PDT by roses of sharon

Figuring out what’s inconsistent with NPR’s editorial standards can be awful difficult. The network terminated the contract for Fox News contributor Juan Williams because of a comment about Muslims, but apparently has yet to take a similar action against Nina Totenberg. From Reason’s Michael Moynihan:

Check out this clip, from way back in 1995, of NPR’s Nina Totenberg telling the host of PBS’s Inside Washington that if there was “retributive justice” in the world the (admittedly loathsome) Jesse Helms would “get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it.” Totenberg is still NPR’s legal affairs correspondent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; charleskrauthammer; democrats; dncmedia; fairnessdoctrine; juanwilliams; leftwingradionetwork; liberalmedia; mikehuckabee; ninatotenberg; npr; pbs; vivianschiller

1 posted on 10/21/2010 9:52:28 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Juan should sue, saying he was fired because he’s black. The “Nina example” would be good ammo for him.


2 posted on 10/21/2010 9:54:13 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: roses of sharon

As soon as it’s revealed that Jesse Helms was a Muslim, then yes.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 9:54:13 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: roses of sharon

‘Learn To Speak Tea Bag’ (video cartoon by NPR bigots)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120344047 ^

Just a reminder but NPR didn’t fire a cartoonist who insulted tea party attendees. Apparently that kind of thinking is consistent with their editorial standards and practices.


4 posted on 10/21/2010 9:55:12 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Did not Ms. Nina get canned from the old “National Observer” for plagiarism?


5 posted on 10/21/2010 9:57:41 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: roses of sharon

I wish we could fire NPR.


6 posted on 10/21/2010 9:58:28 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: roses of sharon

7 posted on 10/21/2010 9:58:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: roses of sharon

BTTT!


8 posted on 10/21/2010 9:58:42 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: roses of sharon

How about Julianne Malveaux for wishing death on Clarence Thomas!!!


9 posted on 10/21/2010 9:59:25 AM PDT by ontap
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To: roses of sharon

Michael Savage told a caller to his TV show to get AIDS and die and he was promptly canned.


10 posted on 10/21/2010 9:59:47 AM PDT by 1cewolf (Duty, honor, excellence.)
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To: roses of sharon

Hey Nina Totenberg, I have an great idea for you in the spirit of equality and tolerance that you have shown: Please get AIDS yourself.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 10:00:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: roses of sharon

They LOVE Totenburg’s mad hate filled rants. They aren’t firing her.
In lefty land it’s OK to hate normal people and love machete toting jihadi headchoppers.


12 posted on 10/21/2010 10:01:50 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: roses of sharon

Bump


13 posted on 10/21/2010 10:02:34 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: roses of sharon

But Juan Williams dared to compare Michelle Obama to Stokely Carmichael! The horror! That’s the last straw, he’s got to go!

What a joke.


14 posted on 10/21/2010 10:05:13 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: roses of sharon

There is simply no place in a free society for a government funded radio entity.

Congress should immediately stop all funding and repeal NPR’s licenses. Otherwise it will linger on with this:

http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/21/williams-firing-soros-donation-spark-new-calls-to-end-npr-taxpayer-subsidies/


15 posted on 10/21/2010 10:12:23 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Liberals like blacks to remember where they belong-on their ideological plantation. Juan got uppity.


16 posted on 10/21/2010 10:13:27 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Where is the NAACP stepping in on the behalf of Juan? A black man being fired for making an honest statement reguarding his uneasiness is now an offence deserving termination? What about the ACLU?

Didn’t Barack Obama relate a story reguarding his erstwhile mother crossing the street to avoid what she saw as a threat, ‘typical white woman’? Should Obama be fired?


17 posted on 10/21/2010 10:14:26 AM PDT by MCCC
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Juan should sue, saying he was fired because he’s black. The “Nina example” would be good ammo for him.

No kidding....I'll bet if you went through all NPR broadcasts you're bound to find "contributors" making statements that are much more outrageous and offensive then the one Juan Williams made.

18 posted on 10/21/2010 10:18:00 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: MCCC

I cannot wait for some creative reporter to ask Obama a pointed question about this and see/hear/watch Barack put his foot in his mouth toward another beer summit. lol.


19 posted on 10/21/2010 10:21:51 AM PDT by MCCC
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To: roses of sharon
Not long ago I heard Tavis Smiley say that Christian terrorists kill people in America every day. He had on a middle eastern female guest who was relaying her accounts of being victimized by Muslim terrorists. Tavis interrupted her, all in a huff, claiming “Christians do that here every day. With all the school shootings, post offices, Oklahoma City. Every day.”
20 posted on 10/21/2010 10:29:38 AM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: roses of sharon

Don’t you get a free Nina Totenberg when you donate to NPR/PBS ?


21 posted on 10/21/2010 10:33:30 AM PDT by FreedomGuru
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To: roses of sharon

The cultural Marxism of NPR is rampant and NPR should be taken off the air. They promote the big lie all the time and silence the truth. It is obvious when they fired Juan.

Just listen to any of their Soros and taxpayer backed broadcasts which promote vile lesbian material and communist agitprop and drug use. Anything to destroy the Christian morality of the family unit—to destroy it and Capitalism—so they can take over the wreckage that is created in the dysfunctional, drug-using, TV-transfixed useful idiots who have nothing to live for but their fix. Taxpayers should not be paying for Democrat agitprop.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 10:41:51 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: roses of sharon
Remember when she said that “all women in America need to get on their knees” for Clinton because of all the great things he did for women while president?
23 posted on 10/21/2010 10:42:59 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Mears

bfl


24 posted on 10/21/2010 12:16:51 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Typical double standard for NPR.


25 posted on 10/21/2010 1:18:27 PM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: Doctor 2Brains

“Juan should sue, saying he was fired because he’s black. The “Nina example” would be good ammo for him.”

This is juicy on so many levels: NPR and the PC crap they just stepped into. Wow.


26 posted on 10/21/2010 4:16:59 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 12 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: roses of sharon
Word on the street is that Miss Nina has quite the mouth on her. She could go one on one with a drunken union thug.
27 posted on 10/21/2010 7:20:40 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: roses of sharon

But that’s different. Nina Totenberg is white, you see . . .


28 posted on 10/21/2010 7:24:34 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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