Skip to comments.MUST SEE: Krauthammer Slams NPR's Hypocrisy Over Williams And Totenberg
Posted on 10/22/2010 10:27:09 PM PDT by i88schwartz
FOX News: "I don't understand the inconsistency here," Dr. Charles Krauthammer said on PBS's "Inside Washington" Friday night. Another guest on the panel was NPR's Nina Totenberg, whom Krauthammer targeted for her consistent liberal bias.
"Why is it okay for Nina to express opinions as she has tartly, sharply, unashamedly and openly? And she's an honored correspondent there; in fact, they mention your status here on ["Inside Washington"] in your biography at NPR. And Juan, because he expresses his opinions, he gets canned from NPR," Dr. Krauthammer said.
Totenberg said she's been put in an "awkward position" with the uproar and offered her explanation of why Williams was singled out for dismissal. "In the modern journalistic world, where people are asked to give opinions all the time whether you're a regular on a show like this or not, if you cover a story you may be asked to appear on a television show and talk about it. I think it's a very very difficult line to draw. And NPR tries to draw it, in my view, using rules that don't exist anymore."
"I have personal opinions that I will not share with you," NPR's Nina Totenberg said, who has not been afraid to share her opinions before. Juan's firing was not "popular on the floor" at NPR.
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I know this is a shallow thing to say, but I can’t help myself—I’ve never been able to take Totenberg seriously because the few times I’ve seen her I’ve burst out laughing due to her resemblance to Lily Tomlin’s Ernestine character.
I don’t have a lot of love for Krauthammer but he did well in hammering Nina. She ducked, weaved and equivocated. Unfortunately the panel let her get away with it.
Nina Totenberg always expresses herself as if she were utterly witless and guided only by her insatiable appetite for personal elitism. There is nothing about her that is caring, genuine or humane. She is a characterization of her liiberal elitist world view. That, more than anything else, is what endears her to the PBS crowd.
All I can say is screw the terrorista la raza CAIR liberal marxist muslim Islamic scum bag goat doinking PC crowd, fugetaboutdem, stinkin rats.
Charles and the Four Stooges. (Charles remains on review.)
If you had any integrity, you would resign from NPR. Your hypocrisy, and your recognition of your own hypocrisy, is painful to watch.
What has become of our country? What has become of the 4th Estate? What an embarrassment before the world.
Good for him. These lefties are not elitists. They are phonies.
I just watched the clip. Good God, what a boring show. Mark Shields has always been an oaf, but now he’s just like one of those paid airtime guys. The one sitting next to Krauthammer—did she stumble in from picking up her kids from a playdate or something? I hate this namby-pamby mush-mouth stuff. The other two—oy, who could watch this week after week? Krauthammer is obviously an intellectual and just said it all, clearly and succinctly.
Your characterization of Totenberg sure seems spot-on to me. She was SO liberal on these talk shows, and NPR has never had a problem with her being opinionated, and she’s a REPORTER, not someone like WIlliams, whose whole reason for being on these shows is to give his OPINION, not to report.
They did, but by the end of the video she was looking like she wished she could find a hole to crawl in.....slinking/slouching in her chair with her arms folded and staring at her coffee mug.
Krauthammer showed what bunch of lying hypocrites all the others at the table are in reality.
Nina Totenberg was the kook newsmaker who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to drum up the witch hunt against Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings. She is by no means a journalist.
Because she has only nice things to say about muslim terrorists.
It has largely been supplanted by bloggers and forum debaters.
You are now it.
The dinosaurs are left in the old media. The agile and the talented have moved on.
NPR has thrown away it’s excuse for existing.
That Colby King slurred Christianity...in insinuating that Timothy McVeigh was a Christian....McVeigh said he was an agnostic!!!!!!!! On paper and others have said it also.
He does and we do. Just follow the money
Defund NPR now, and prohibit any local public station that receives federal funds from remitting any funds to NPR.
Unfortunately the bigger and more important story is being missed. This wasn’t NPR firing Juan - it was CAIR, an islamist front group for the Muslim Brotherhood.
NPR is just one of their puppets. This is where the spotlight should be rightly shone.
This where political correctness has taken us to. Freedom of speech unless you say the wrong thing. I am no fan of Juan Williams but maybe this incident will open his eyes a little. However I'm not holding my breath.
FINALLY!!! Good grief, get the word to Krauthammer. I am sick of hearing that McVeigh was a Christian Terrorist.
The MSM will ignore the CAIR element as long as they can--maybe until the story plays out--but at least FOX smells blood and is all over this, because they're involved.
The thing about elections is you can never see what's coming, what's going to impact the race. I think this is a small part of a larger story people are tuning into.
Nina Totenberg is the quintessential smug, pompous, self-satisfied liberal elitist that makes me VOMIT....
Excellent! Nina gets slammed.
I liked Krauthammer pointing out that she is a correspondent and he (Juan) an analyst. If anything, he should be given MORE free reign than her.
Front Page was saying that Michelle O wanted him fired too because he commented on her Stokley Carmichael designer clothes and mentioned that she was going to hurt the Wun’s popularity. SOOOOO, the writer at Front Page was thinking she was the one who had him axed.
But Ernestine wasn’t a first class hypocritical bitch of the first degree.
They talked around the answer didn’t they? I hope Congress does defund them. How is it Constitutional for the fed to be the propaganda business?
I dont have a lot of love for Krauthammer but he did well in hammering Nina. She ducked, weaved and equivocated. Unfortunately the panel let her get away with it.
But the bitch was sure trying to crawl under the table. God how liberals like that irk me.
I guess I’m just being a guy, but when I look at her I think, “If I had to go home to THAT every night...” and shudder.
I guess Im just being a guy, but when I look at her I think, If I had to go home to THAT every night... and shudder.
Man, I hear ya. Thinking of that is beyond disgusting. Talk about ugly inside and out. Wow, what a vile creature. People like that woman invented the word bitch.
Nice thought but Congress never defunds anything. If this is a big enough loss for the Democrats it might (might I stress) put the fear of the voters in the rest, both Democrat and Republican. There are 20 Democrat Senate seats up in 2012.
NPR has thrown away its excuse for existing.
NPR needs to be put out of it’s misery. How dispicable they are.
When I first read your comment, I thought it said defend.
DEFUND NPR and CPB! Yes!
(time for bed)
I know but CAIR already owns the spotlight.
DeMint says he’s going to try to defund NPR and PBS. Don’t know when he’s going to intro the legislation though.
And make them bid and pay for their channel licenses, like everyone else.
That CAIR guy was on with Megan Kelly tonight looking very smug and I thought I heard him say “we” when speaking of NPR firing Juan. He sounded like he is in cahoots with NPR.
I liked that he said I’m defending my friend. :)
Because she is a white female and not a black male....I love using the race card against NPR/PBS. The are leftest bigots and always have been....went after clarance thomas and fired Juan Williams....what else can you call them...How many white females with acid tongues have they fired....oh wait, I think the answer is none....
“I saw a clip of Meghan Kelly from FOX dealing with that CAIR jerk.”
I think I heard part of that. Is it where she asks the CAIR guy if he was happy that Juan Williams got fired, and was that CAIR’s goal? The guy could not answer the question truthfully, so Meghan asked it 2 - 3 more times. If you don’t understand what CAIR is all about, you should listen to this interview.
Sorry if I have this confused with a different interview.
No you’re correct. It was funny, I saw it online, and it was amazing how the libs complained that Kelly “didn’t answer his questions”—like answering the guest’s questions is the INTERVIEWER’S job. He came off as smugly as he always does, the little fidget.
” drum up the witch hunt against Clarence Thomas “
Ya got that right! My work schedule made it possible for me to watch every day of those hearings, and she was a complete a-hole!
The forth estate became the fifth column.
What I love about Krauthammer in this clip, is that he very clearly let Nina know that he COULD come out and throw the Jesse Helms comment at her ... but did not.
I felt she was hoping the segment would end without it coming up.
“I don’t have a lot of love for Krauthammer.....”