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NPR CEO: ‘We Get a Tremendous Amount of Criticism for Being Too Conservative'
CNS News ^ | March 08, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 03/08/2011 6:18:56 AM PST by Mr. Mojo

(CNSNews.com) - National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller said Monday that NPR gets a “tremendous amount of criticism for being too conservative.”

At a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Schiller was asked by a moderator: “Do you believe there’s an imbalance at NPR in terms of liberals and conservatives in the newsroom--I think I know which side they’d like to have better represented there--if the answer is yes, what do you propose to do about it?”

Schiller said, “You know, every news organization--I’ve worked now with three news organizations, but even every other, people I know from every other news organization I know--gets criticized about being too liberal, about being too conservative, about being too this, that and the other. It comes with the territory.

“So, certainly we do get criticized about all manner of things,” said Schiller. “In terms of the liberal, and I will tell you that it maybe doesn’t get as much attention, but we get a tremendous amount of criticism for being too conservative as well. I wish that those folks could be in our editorial meetings and see what goes on and the care that our reporters and our journalists and other editors take to get it right.

“This is an incredibly crucial cornerstone of what we do to present, not journalism that is ‘on the one hand, on the other hand’--that’s not very interesting story-telling,” she said. “But journalism that reflects no particular bias. And it’s not just a matter of how the stories are told, it’s the kind of stories that we tell on NPR.”

She continued, “For those that do criticize us for being liberal, I ask them, when I get that personally, I ask them to point to specific stories. And when they do, we take those very seriously. Have we erred? Absolutely, we have erred in the past, but we make corrections, and we always strive to do better.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2deluded4words; defund; defunditanyway; jamesokeefe; lyingsack; npr; okeefe
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1 posted on 03/08/2011 6:18:59 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Complete hooey.


2 posted on 03/08/2011 6:20:01 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Mr. Mojo
The only ones making that charge would be avowed Leninists.
3 posted on 03/08/2011 6:21:03 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Bwahahahaha....since when has NPR been conservative? lulz.

Hello, his lips are moving...in the same vain as the AnnointedIdiot: if his lips are moving; he is lying, period. =.=


4 posted on 03/08/2011 6:21:06 AM PST by cranked
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To: Mr. Mojo

Defund NPR with extreme prejudice.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 6:21:18 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

If this is literally true — as opposed to leftist propaganda — it means their listenings are virtually hard-core Communists and anarchists.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 6:22:42 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: yldstrk

Not really. I’m sure they do. The sort of people who think Radio Pacifica is unbiased tend to be noisy and doubtless generate the complaints he is reporting.


7 posted on 03/08/2011 6:22:50 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Check this out. March 8, 2011
NPR executives caught on tape bashing conservatives and Tea Party, touting liberals

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/08/npr-executives-caught-on-tape-bashing-conservatives-and-tea-party-touting-liberals/#ixzz1G19vsWkz

DEFUND NPR. Make them pay back what the federal government (that’s taxpayers like you and me) have given them. Cut them off completely.


8 posted on 03/08/2011 6:24:57 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: The_Reader_David

She is not fit for the Job making that statement.


9 posted on 03/08/2011 6:25:32 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Mr. Mojo
NPR Executives caught on tape bashing conservatives and the Tea Party
10 posted on 03/08/2011 6:26:22 AM PST by kabar
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To: DarthVader

NPR, you’re so lame,
I bet you think we think about you,
You’re so lame
I bet you think we care about you
don’t you, don’t you...


11 posted on 03/08/2011 6:26:22 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Now that right there is some funny $hit, I don’t care who you are.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 6:26:57 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: Mr. Mojo

Well then, let’s defund this tax-payer funded bastion of “conservatism”. Surely, that shouldn’t upset the Left.


13 posted on 03/08/2011 6:27:31 AM PST by Gene Eric (It's time to move forward.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

‘We Get a Tremendous Amount of Criticism for Being Too Conservative’

Everybody is a comedian


14 posted on 03/08/2011 6:27:43 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Mr. Mojo

Tremendous: being of such as to cause trembling, fear, or arouse dread. Perhaps the CEO misconstrued the communications from conservatives.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 6:30:14 AM PST by Jukeman
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I think it would be interesting to tape a random broadcast and then sit down with these people and just go through each minute of the program.

"There! That's a gratuitous slam against President Bush! What does he have to do about the situation in Libya? Look! You just called Obama brilliant! How many times does that make? Four? In the past 15 minutes?"

They are blind to their own bias, or else deeply dishonest. (Dishonest is the correct answer.)

16 posted on 03/08/2011 6:30:23 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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Me thinks that NPR is suffering from the Miss Piggy syndrome: A Grand Delusion of “How Beautiful Am I!”

In this case, substitute “moderate” or “middle of the road” or “a True Reflection of Truth and American Values” for “Beautiful”.

IOW, NPR, no matter what you think, you are not:

“moderate”
“middle of the road”
or
“a True Reflection of Truth and American Values”.

You are simply a pretentious pig who loves to wallow in liberal muck.

(should I tell them what I really think?)


17 posted on 03/08/2011 6:31:07 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: WashingtonSource

bttt


18 posted on 03/08/2011 6:31:10 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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"I wish that those folks could be in our editorial meetings and see what goes on"

In the editorial meeting:

"Shall we investigate Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate?" Crickets.

Shall we investigate Obama's grades, papers, standings, in the various schools he claims to have attended? Crickets.

Shall we research the writing styles of Bill Ayers and compare with the "Dreams of my Father?" Crickets.

...

Oh, yes, I'd love to see what goes on in those NPR editorial meetings!

19 posted on 03/08/2011 6:31:45 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The criticism of being too conservative comes from readers with cartoon avatars in the comments section of any article.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 6:32:07 AM PST by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said.)
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