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MUST SEE: Krauthammer Slams NPR's Hypocrisy Over Williams And Totenberg
RealClearPolitics ^ | october 22, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charleskrauthammer; defundnpr; juanwilliams; krauthammer; ninatotenberg; npr
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1 posted on 10/22/2010 10:27:13 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

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.


2 posted on 10/22/2010 10:30:58 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. -Kenneth Clark)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


3 posted on 10/22/2010 10:37:37 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 10:39:12 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The American Revolution is just as unpopular with statists today as it was at our founding.)
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To: i88schwartz

All I can say is screw the terrorista la raza CAIR liberal marxist muslim Islamic scum bag goat doinking PC crowd, fugetaboutdem, stinkin rats.


5 posted on 10/22/2010 10:41:17 PM PDT by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: i88schwartz

Charles and the Four Stooges. (Charles remains on review.)


6 posted on 10/22/2010 10:41:51 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: i88schwartz

Nina,

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.


7 posted on 10/22/2010 10:42:35 PM PDT by Belteshazzar
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To: i88schwartz

Good for him. These lefties are not elitists. They are phonies.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 10:43:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Amos the Prophet

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.


9 posted on 10/22/2010 10:45:07 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. -Kenneth Clark)
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To: Drango

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.


10 posted on 10/22/2010 10:45:23 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: i88schwartz

Krauthammer showed what bunch of lying hypocrites all the others at the table are in reality.


11 posted on 10/22/2010 10:47:46 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: i88schwartz

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.


12 posted on 10/22/2010 10:48:03 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: i88schwartz
"Why is it okay for Nina to express opinions as she has tartly, sharply, unashamedly and openly?

Because she has only nice things to say about muslim terrorists.

13 posted on 10/22/2010 10:48:19 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Belteshazzar
What has become of the 4th Estate?

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.

14 posted on 10/22/2010 10:49:05 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: i88schwartz

NPR has thrown away it’s excuse for existing.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 10:49:12 PM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


16 posted on 10/22/2010 10:51:42 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: i88schwartz
"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.

He does and we do. Just follow the money

17 posted on 10/22/2010 10:52:38 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: i88schwartz; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
Really good clip because Totenberg (NPR liberal) and Krauthammer are on 'Inside Washington' debating William's firing; Krauthammer points out that Totenberg clearly gets a free pass from NPR for liberal opinions while Williams get fired for working on FNC.

Direct link to clip

18 posted on 10/22/2010 11:00:05 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: abigailsmybaby
The other three were deer in the headlights to Krauthammer. They had no answer to his question as to the difference between Tottenberg's approach and Juan's approach, and Tottenberg is a reporter, not an analyst.

Defund NPR now, and prohibit any local public station that receives federal funds from remitting any funds to NPR.

19 posted on 10/22/2010 11:01:12 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: i88schwartz; Drango; Karliner; Belteshazzar; Darkwolf377; savagesusie; oyez

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.


20 posted on 10/22/2010 11:04:01 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Karliner
"All I can say is screw the terrorista la raza CAIR liberal marxist muslim Islamic scum bag goat doinking PC crowd, fugetaboutdem, stinkin rats."

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.

21 posted on 10/22/2010 11:05:03 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: savagesusie

FINALLY!!! Good grief, get the word to Krauthammer. I am sick of hearing that McVeigh was a Christian Terrorist.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 11:07:50 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: aquila48
I don't think it's being missed. I saw a clip of Meghan Kelly from FOX dealing with that CAIR jerk. So I do think the issue is out there. This story is far from over, whatever the libs want. It is an issue that is playing into the storyline of the lib insanity that's ruining this country--it's not an isolated story, so it has legs. And as a story continues, and there's less to report, more things have to be talked about just to have something to talk about.

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.

23 posted on 10/22/2010 11:07:50 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. -Kenneth Clark)
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To: Amos the Prophet

Nina Totenberg is the quintessential smug, pompous, self-satisfied liberal elitist that makes me VOMIT....


24 posted on 10/22/2010 11:15:18 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: sickoflibs

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.


25 posted on 10/22/2010 11:17:15 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: aquila48

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.
http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/10/22/october-surprise-the-left-ferrets-out-trotskyite-fashion-critic-juan-williams-schiller-next/


26 posted on 10/22/2010 11:32:51 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Darkwolf377

But Ernestine wasn’t a first class hypocritical bitch of the first degree.


27 posted on 10/22/2010 11:34:47 PM PDT by unkus
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To: p. henry

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?


28 posted on 10/22/2010 11:36:08 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Drango

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.


But the bitch was sure trying to crawl under the table. God how liberals like that irk me.


29 posted on 10/22/2010 11:36:35 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

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.


30 posted on 10/22/2010 11:37:02 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Anti-abortion atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: calcowgirl
It is important to defund both NPR and CPB! CPB gets the funding and hands over a huge chunk of it to NPR in station programming fees.

http://www.npr.org/about/aboutnpr/statements/fy2009/2009_LA_NPR_Cons.pdf NPR’s Financials 2009 Total Revenue $153,000,000!! $62,000.000 plus from station programming fees.
31 posted on 10/22/2010 11:39:10 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: stocksthatgoup

http://www.npr.org/about/aboutnpr/statements/fy2009/2009_LA_NPR_Cons.pdf


32 posted on 10/22/2010 11:41:03 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


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.


33 posted on 10/22/2010 11:44:16 PM PDT by unkus
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To: abigailsmybaby
"I hope Congress does defund them. How is it Constitutional for the fed to be the propaganda business?

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.

34 posted on 10/22/2010 11:45:57 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Waco

NPR has thrown away it’s excuse for existing.


NPR needs to be put out of it’s misery. How dispicable they are.


35 posted on 10/22/2010 11:46:14 PM PDT by unkus
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To: stocksthatgoup
Phew!

When I first read your comment, I thought it said defend.

DEFUND NPR and CPB! Yes!

(time for bed)

36 posted on 10/22/2010 11:47:08 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: aquila48
This is where the spotlight should be rightly shown.

I know but CAIR already owns the spotlight.

37 posted on 10/22/2010 11:53:24 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: WHBates

DeMint says he’s going to try to defund NPR and PBS. Don’t know when he’s going to intro the legislation though.


38 posted on 10/22/2010 11:54:50 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


39 posted on 10/22/2010 11:55:39 PM PDT by nutmeg (10 days 'til Election Day... BrickleyForCongress.com... RetireBarney.com)
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To: stocksthatgoup
"It is important to defund both NPR and CPB!"

And make them bid and pay for their channel licenses, like everyone else.

40 posted on 10/23/2010 12:02:43 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: i88schwartz

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.

hmmm


41 posted on 10/23/2010 12:08:04 AM PDT by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: All

I liked that he said I’m defending my friend. :)


42 posted on 10/23/2010 12:21:55 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: i88schwartz
Wow! A silent moderator, Charles Krauthammer and three stuttering boobs.
I'll never watch that show apart from an outtake like this.
43 posted on 10/23/2010 12:24:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Slyfox

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....


44 posted on 10/23/2010 12:35:32 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Darkwolf377

“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.


45 posted on 10/23/2010 1:57:29 AM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: JimmyMc

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.


46 posted on 10/23/2010 2:08:31 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Anti-abortion atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: purplelobster

” 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!


47 posted on 10/23/2010 3:20:33 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Belteshazzar

The forth estate became the fifth column.


48 posted on 10/23/2010 3:23:07 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Drango

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.


49 posted on 10/23/2010 3:30:26 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Drango

“I don’t have a lot of love for Krauthammer.....”

Excuse me???????


50 posted on 10/23/2010 3:51:59 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -20 today all the way to Nov 2nd)
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