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  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    11/01/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach,
    The joke in question came from the Bluff the Listener segment of the show Saturday, in which an audience member was asked to identify which of three stories about an old joke coming true had been taken from that week's headlines. Peter Grosz, an actor and TV writer who has appeared as a panelist and guest host on "Wait Wait," offered a supposed news item referencing a joke asking how many Poles it takes to screw in a light bulb.
  • NPR Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    10/09/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT · by HawkHogan · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/9/2013
    Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.
  • After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    10/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - On the first day of the “shutdown” of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH. The $445 million the Treasury...
  • First Lady: Obama Will 'Shake His Groove Thing' at Latin Music Night

    09/16/2013 2:35:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/13 | ap
    Michelle Obama says the beats and melodies in Latin music are so irresistible that even President Barack Obama "will shake his groove thing" Monday night. Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Lila Downs, Marco Antonio Solis and other top Latin musicians are joining the Obamas to tape the latest installment of the PBS series, "In Performance at the White House." It will celebrate the various styles of Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday.
  • NPR Seeks to Reduce Staff by 10 Percent Via Buyouts

    09/13/2013 10:45:09 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | 9/13/13 | Perry Stein
    Tucked within a release naming its new president and CEO, NPR announced today that it would seek to reduce its staff by 10 percent through a voluntary buyout plan. (The Washington-based organization employed 840 people in 2012.) NPR's board of directors just approved a budget for fiscal year 2014, which includes a deficit of $6.1 million, or 3.1 percent of its $178.1 million in revenue. The buyouts are intended to help plug the spending gap and, according to the release, will be offered "broadly across the organization." The board named Paul G. Haaga, Jr. as acting president and CEO effective...
  • Texas Drought Forecast to Continue, Perhaps For Years [BARF ALERT]

    08/12/2013 12:55:48 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 31 replies
    StateImpact (NPR) ^ | July 19, 2013 | 6:00 AM | Holly Heinrich
    Now for some bad news: national meteorologists expect the drought to continue or worsen through late summer and early fall in Texas, and ocean patterns are troublingly similar to those during the “drought of record” in the 1950s. Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its latest drought forecast. It predicts the drought will persist or intensify in most of Texas from July through October. But there is one exception — in Far West Texas, August and September rains are expected to bring some relief to an area from Midland to El Paso, according to NOAA meteorologist Victor...
  • Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim

    07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT · by arthurus · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | John S. Dickerson
    Reza Aslan, author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list. Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim. His book is not a historian’s report on Jesus. It is an educated Muslim’s opinion about Jesus -- yet the book is being peddled as objective history on national TV and radio. Aslan is not a trained historian.
  • Christ In Context: 'Zealot' Explores The Life Of Jesus

    07/16/2013 5:02:25 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 10 replies
    NPR book review ^ | July 15, 2013 3:02 PM | Books by Reza Aslan
    Writer and scholar Reza Aslan was 15 years old when he found Jesus. His secular Muslim family had fled to the U.S. from Iran, and Aslan's conversion was, in a sense, an adolescent's attempt to fit into American life and culture. "My parents were certainly surprised," Aslan tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. As Aslan got older, he began his studies in the history of Christianity, and he started to lose faith. He came to the realization that Jesus of Nazareth was quite different from the Messiah he'd been introduced to at church. "I became very angry," he says. "I became...
  • Former NPR CEO Ken Stern: The IRS Had the Right Idea

    05/25/2013 1:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | May 25, 2013 | Ken Stern
    What’s so bad about the IRS investigating nonprofit applications? That’s their job. The real scandal is that the ensuing hubbub will discourage them from doing it again, writes Ken Stern. Over the last week, commentators have expressed great outrage over the handling by the IRS of applications by Tea Party groups and others for 501(c)(4) status. In the haste to trigger the next administration-crippling “gate,” these analyses have largely ignored one of the most surprising aspects of this entire episode—that the IRS was actually trying to do its job. A little context is warranted. There are more than 1.5 million...
  • NPR Host: Constitution 'Like Tinkerbell...Only Alive As We Collectively Decide'

    04/24/2013 6:01:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    Breibart - Big Journalism ^ | 4-24-2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Peter Sagal, host of NPR's highly entertaining "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," is planning a new PBS special on the US Constitution. In an interview with Politico, Sagal explains that he will be using the show to "educate" Americans about our government's framing document . The tax-payer funded show, "Constitution USA with Peter Sagal," sounds harmless enough: … We talked to people who were basically living the Constitution whether they wanted to or not, as opposed to the usual array of pundits or activists who have opinions about it. But as Sagal reveals his personal views of the constitution, a...
  • NPR: Hitler's Birthday Might Have Motivated Right to Commit Marathon Bombing

    04/18/2013 2:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 18, 2013 | John Nolte
    What a beautiful racket the left has going. Those of us who dare not be liberal are literally paying, through our tax dollars, for NPR to smear us like this: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Partial transcript: "The thinking, as we have been reporting, is that this is a domestic, extremist attack and officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals. There's the Columbine anniversary, there's Hitler's birthday, there's the Oklahoma City bombing, the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco."(continued)
  • Suit accuses Elmo puppeteer of meth sex party

    03/21/2013 3:23:47 AM PDT · by golux · 22 replies
    Local 6 News Orlando ^ | 03.21.13 | WKMG
    The puppeteer who gave Sesame Street's Elmo his voice allegedly threw a crystal meth sex party for a teenage boy in 2004, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. Sheldon Stephens, now 24, is the fourth man to sue Kevin Clash, but he was the first one to publicly claim he had a sexual relationship with him as a teen. Stephens' lawsuit is "meritless and barred by the statute of limitations," Clash lawyer Michael Berger told CNN Tuesday. "Mr. Clash continues to deny any wrongdoing, and we intend to defend this case forcefully." (...) "I am a gay man,"...
  • NPR finally gets it – does this signal an end to the polar bear as poster bear for global warming?

    02/04/2013 10:46:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Image from Tundrabuggy.com – comedy added by WUWTFrom NPR: The Inconvenient Truth About Polar BearsIn 2008, reports of polar bears’ inevitable march toward extinction gripped headlines. Stories of thinning Arctic ice and even polar bear cannibalism combined to make these predators into a powerful symbol in the debate about climate change.The headlines caught Zac Unger’s attention, and he decided to write a book about the bears.Unger made a plan to move to Churchill, Manitoba, a flat, gray place on the Hudson Bay in northern Canada accessible only by train or plane. For a few months out of the year,...
  • Ellen DeGeneres, 'Sacred Cow' of PBS

    11/02/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Brent Boswell
    The PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 30 was a festival of tributes to Ellen DeGeneres -- which is fine, since she is quite talented comically. But it wasn't so much a tribute for the comedy as it was for her pioneering work promoting homosexuality. For laughs, consult top producer Cappy McGarr, who insisted Ellen wasn't picked for political reasons: "The Kennedy Center is apolitical. We have had so many people who have their own brand and type of humor. We don't pick winners because of any advocacy they do. It is all about funny...
  • A Messenger Who Does the Shooting (Stephanie Cutter, who came up w/Big Bird push!)

    10/13/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | Amy Chozick
    TWO days after President Obama’s first debate against Mitt Romney, Stephanie Cutter, a deputy campaign manager for the Obama re-election effort, decided to tweak Mr. Romney for his attack on federal funding for PBS. On Twitter, Ms. Cutter, known for her dry sense of humor and sharp edge, circulated a photo of Big Bird outside an Obama rally with the hashtag #ProtectSesameStreetNotWallStreet to her 42,700-plus followers. The Big Bird attacks started to take on a life of their own. The following week, the Obama campaign introduced a tongue-in-cheek ad that compares Big Bird to Bernard L. Madoff and other corporate...
  • IS OBVIOUS TROLL VERY OBVIOUS?

    10/06/2012 9:06:37 AM PDT · by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH · 104 replies
    vanity
    <p>Romney was a liberal in Massachusetts, we all know that. Romney wasn't on board with the Reagan Revolution. That's a deal killer and a game changer with me.</p> <p>Yet now he mouths all the right conservative things (kill big bird-- yeah I like that).</p> <p>SO THE QUESTION IS...</p>
  • Reporter's Pledge-Of-Allegiance Quandary Sparks Twitter Debate On Romney Trail (NPR)

    09/11/2012 9:15:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | September 11, 2012 | Ari Shapiro
    Mitt Romney's rally in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday began the way every political event begins. "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and our country's national anthem."This is always an uncomfortable moment for me. While I sat at my laptop, most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling: @Ari_Shapiro: As a reporter I'm torn about joining in the pledge of allegiance/national anthem at rallies. I'm a rally observer, not a participant. And then: "Yet most reporters around me stand for...
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama

    07/28/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.Org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    You know, it's bad enough that a percentage of Americans admit to getting "the news" from Comedy Central's Daily Show and host Jon Stewart. But when a legal affairs correspondent from National Public Radio starts citing highly-edited videos created by this comedy show to bash presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while defending President Obama, citizens should be tremendously concerned about their tax dollars funding this media outlet (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo): Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Because it captures the essence of Obama’s view of...
  • Why are we paying for NPR?

    11/11/2010 7:55:58 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    mt mail ^ | 11/10/2010 | Doug Lamborn
    The recent firing of longtime news analyst Juan Williams of National Public Radio was a wake-up call for many Americans to the political correctness and liberal bias at the station. However, it's not so much the bias that offends me, but the fact that my tax dollars are funding it. On its website, National Public Radio describes itself as "an independent, self-supporting media organization ... that receive(s) no direct federal funding for operations." That carefully worded statement is disingenuous and hides the truth about the extent to which taxpayers are supporting the station and its liberal agenda. NPR is a...
  • Juan Williams ‘Talking Points Memo’ to NPR - A Good One!

    10/22/2010 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 105 replies · 1+ views
    LIBNOT ^ | 10/22/90
    Juan Williams gives a talking points memo to npr. And how.
  • Ken Burns, PBS and credibility (Barnicle, Goodwin)

    10/13/2010 8:15:03 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/12/10 | Mark Leccese
    Two weeks ago, a handful of bloggers wrote scathingly about Ken Burns’ use of former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin — two prominent writers who have faced credible plagiarism and fabrication charges that you can read about here, here and here — as prominent interview subjects in Burns’ most recent documentary about baseball, “The Tenth Inning.” Tom Scocca, a blogger for Slate, headlined his September 30 post “Mike Barnicle, Fraud and Plagiarist, Helps Guide America Through Baseball’s Era of Shame.” Scocca, to put it mildly, writes in anger.Speaking of baseball and its scandals, the other...
  • Glenn Beck Comes To D.C., Controversy Follows (NPR)

    08/27/2010 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Drango · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | August 27, 2010 | Liz Halloran
    Tens of thousands of Glenn Beck fans and Tea Party supporters are expected to descend on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday for an event the conservative talk show host has promoted as a celebration of America's "heroes and heritage." But as is usually the case with the histrionic Fox News Channel host and national radio personality, his actions have not come without controversy. A countermarch is being planned at a different location in Washington to protest Beck's decision to schedule his event on the same site and on the 47th anniversary of civil rights hero Martin Luther King...
  • Et tu, Grover? Sesame Street Recognizes 'Palestine'

    08/25/2010 1:56:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 8/25/10 | Gil Ronen
    Grover, the charismatically blue character from the classic televised children's show Sesame Street, seems to be playing both sides of the Israeli-Arab conflict of late. The furry 'muppet' is hosting a new version of Jewish-themed Shalom Sesame to be aired on Hanukkah – but has also been heard declaring “We're off to Palestine!” in an introduction to a Sesame Street video. The video segment named “A Gift from Grandma,” features a Palestinian Authority girl named Salwa who says that she lives in "Palestine" before she helps her grandmother embroider a dress for her. Some viewers were incensed at the use...
  • Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

    07/21/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would. But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all. In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed...
  • Difficult Births: Laboring And Delivering In Shackles

    07/19/2010 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/16/10 | Andrea Hsu
    It's a practice so hidden, many don't realize it exists: the shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth. Across the U.S., there are stories of women going from jails or prisons to hospitals, where they labor and sometimes even deliver while restrained with handcuffs, leg shackles or both. In recent years, a growing number of states have moved to ban the practice. Ten states now have anti-shackling legislation: California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia — and as of two weeks ago, Pennsylvania. There have also been lawsuits in a number of states. On Thursday, a...
  • Rothenberg: With 4 Months To Go, House Could Turn, Senate Probably Not

    07/07/2010 2:10:36 PM PDT · by Drango · 48 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | July 7, 2010 | Ken Rudin
    There's less than four months to go before the November midterm elections, and by the looks of things now, Republicans have a legitimate shot at capturing control of the House. That's the sense of Stuart Rothenberg, the widely respected political analyst who publishes the conveniently-titled "Rothenberg Political Report." Stu sat down and talked politics with All Things Considered host Robert Siegel for an interview that will air this evening. Of the 435 seats in the House, Democrats currently hold 255, Republicans 178, and there are two vacancies — the Republican seat in Indiana where Mark Souder resigned and the Democratic...
  • National Public Radio: Choosing Sides and Controlling the Terms Of the Debate With Our Money

    07/06/2010 6:23:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Pro-lifers have long understood the issue of media bias. Years ago, the late, pro-choice David Shaw wrote a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times showing how biased his own newspaper was when reporting on abortion. Shaw showed that bias came through not just on stories about abortion. Shaw showed how even stories that related to surgery on unborn children were skewed or spiked to avoid anything that might have a pro-life message.Now, we have National Public Radio (NPR) lining up to support the pro-abortion side in the ongoing struggle over this issue. Managing Editor David Sweeney recently issued...
  • Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges

    05/27/2010 4:32:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 68 replies · 1,129+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/25/2010 | Alan Greenblatt
    If you're born in the U.S.A., you're an American citizen. Some lawmakers, however, plan to challenge that basic assumption. In what might be the next great flash point in the nation's ongoing debate about immigration policy, legislation has been introduced in Congress and a pair of states to deny birth certificates to babies born of illegal-immigrant parents. "Currently, if you have a child born to two alien parents, that person is believed to be a U.S. citizen," says Randy Terrill, a Republican state representative in Oklahoma who is working on an anti-birthright bill. "When taken to its logical extreme, that...
  • NPR Tries to Cast Rand Paul as KKK Sympathizer

    05/20/2010 10:19:45 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 37 replies · 920+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On the day after his historic primary win, National Public Radio rabidly went after Rand Paul, newly minted GOP nominee for Kentucky Senator, trying to make him out to be a KKK sympathizer or perhaps a racist that would have agreed to keep Jim Crow alive and well in 1964. This rabid, left-wing attack is uncalled for and, further, is meant only to stir anti-Republican hatred and not to help voters discover anything relevant about nominee Rand Paul. Nearly at the top of the interview the host of NPR's All Things Considered tried to paint Mr. Paul as some sort...
  • NPR: ‘Patriots’ Are Dangerous to Our Government

    03/18/2010 9:48:55 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 42 replies · 838+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 03/18/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Public supported National Public Radio (NPR) posted a report on March 17 during its "All Things Considered" radio show that warns its listeners that "patriot groups" are dangerous and are apparently increasingly prone to attacking government officials and facilities. Oddly the two examples it uses to prove its case have no ties whatsoever to any "patriot groups." Headlined, "Hostility Against Federal Workers Troubles Officials," NPR blames "patriot groups" on these attacks and worries that "anti-government hate groups" are on the "upsurge." And what does NPR use to prove its case? Nothing but the say so the left-wing Southern Poverty Law...
  • Obama taps NPR reporter's sister for federal bench

    03/17/2010 1:55:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 548+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated the sister of National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg (TOH'-ten-burgh) for a federal judgeship. Obama on Wednesday tapped Amy Totenberg for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She has been in private practice and has served as an arbitrator in Atlanta since 2000.
  • NPR reporter pressured over Fox role (Mara Liasson)

    12/07/2009 6:25:55 AM PST · by libstripper · 83 replies · 5,005+ views
    The Politico ^ | DEcember 7, 2009 | Josh Gerstein
    Executives at National Public Radio recently asked the network’s top political correspondent, Mara Liasson, to reconsider her regular appearances on Fox News because of what they perceived as the network’s political bias, two sources familiar with the effort said. According to a source, Liasson was summoned in early October by NPR’s executive editor for news, Dick Meyer, and the network’s supervising senior Washington editor, Ron Elving. The NPR executives said they had concerns that Fox’s programming had grown more partisan, and they asked Liasson to spend 30 days watching the network. At a follow-up meeting last month, Liasson reported that...
  • Atheists in Bubbleland

    10/28/2009 10:27:28 AM PDT · by TopQuark · 67 replies · 1,789+ views
    JewishWorldReview.com ^ | 10/28/2009 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    Did you miss it? Last month the country celebrated national Blasphemy Day! According to NPR.com, atheists marked Blasphemy Day last month at gatherings around the world, celebrating the freedom to denigrate and insult religion. Activities included de-baptizing people with hair dryers and an art exhibit in Washington, D.C., which showed, among other titles, Jesus Paints His Nails, in which "an effeminate Jesus after the crucifixion [applies] polish to the nails that attach his hands to the cross." The atheist group Center for Inquiry hosted the exhibit. Addressing a capacity crowd at the University of Toronto, columnist Christopher Hitchens elicited enthusiastic...
  • The DORF Matrix: Towards a Theory of NPR's Taste in Black Music

    10/15/2009 12:44:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies · 1,144+ views
    Slate ^ | October 12, 2009 | Jody Rosen
    In August, National Public Radio's flagship music program All Songs Considered published "The Best Music of 2009 (So Far)," a rundown of the top 30 songs and albums of the year-to-date as voted by the show's listeners... On the Best Songs list, there are no songs that cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and none by African-American performers. Two black artists, Danger Mouse and Mos Def, made the Best Albums list, at numbers 20 and 23, respectively. None of this is a surprise, of course. NPR's audience skews white and college-educated; so does Animal Collective's fan-base....
  • Stuck in the shallows (Garrison Keillor Again Calls for Genocide of Republicans)

    09/30/2009 10:27:58 AM PDT · by Jack Wilson · 101 replies · 3,055+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/30/2009 | Garrison Keillor
    ... one starts to wonder if the country wouldn't be better off without them and if Republicans should be cut out of the health-care system entirely and simply provided with aspirin and hand sanitizer. Thirty-two percent of the population identifies with the GOP, and if we cut off health care to them, we could probably pay off the deficit in short order.
  • Should Rep. Joe Wilson Be Punished For Shouting 'You Lie!' At Obama? FREEP THIS POLL

    09/10/2009 7:35:11 AM PDT · by snowrip · 145 replies · 4,707+ views
    NPR ^ | 9/10/2009 | NPR
    The two words said -- shouted, actually -- in the Capitol last night that are getting much of the attention this morning are "you lie!"
  • Ax can't resist...(MAJOR BARF ALERT)

    05/15/2009 8:23:08 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 29 replies · 1,165+ views
    ... a Miss California joke, on NPR: When Axelrod was asked if he had weighed in on the Obama family’s dog choice, "the Rasputin in this kingdom" (as Sagal jokingly refered to him) sassed back, “I was only called in for the final three, and one was Miss California.”
  • “Impartial” PBS journalist wants Democrats to politicize the census

    03/09/2009 7:23:46 PM PDT · by slomark · 12 replies · 625+ views
    Taxpayer-funded PBS journalist Bonnie Erbe has some advice for Democrats: politicize the 2010 Census, then use the biased numbers to jam pack Congress full of left wing wackos. “Depoliticize the Census?” PSB “journalist” she wrote in her blog at US News & World Report. “Surely they jest!” “The Census is part of the spoils of victory.....
  • Al Jazeera Signs Deal to Air Throughout U.S.

    01/16/2009 7:33:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,787+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/16/08
    NEW YORK - The Al Jazeera Network plans to announce on Thursday that it has signed a deal to run its news on Worldfocus, a syndicated nightly news program produced in New York and distributed throughout the United States. The deal would help the international news network, one of the top services in the Arabic-speaking world, broaden its reach in the United States, where it so far has been available to only a limited audience. Worldfocus, hosted by former NBC News correspondent Martin Savidge, is produced by New York City public broadcaster WLIW and syndicated to a number of Public...
  • U.S. Journalists Narrowly Escape Iraq Car Bomb

    12/01/2008 3:31:41 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 654+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | December 01, 2008 | Staff
    A team of journalists working for U.S. media company National Public Radio (NPR) narrowly escaped a car bombing in Baghdad after Iraqi soldiers warned them a device had been attached to the bottom of their armored car, NPR said. NPR correspondent Ivan Watson, Iraqi producer and translator Ali Hamdani, and two Iraqi drivers who did not want to be named had stopped on November 30 to conduct interviews in a kebab shop, a few yards from an Iraqi Army checkpoint, NPR said. They spent around 45 minutes interviewing people and eating lunch in Rabiye Street, once a major shopping area...
  • Vote Report: Help NPR Identify Voting Problems

    11/01/2008 11:17:59 PM PDT · by steve-b · 11 replies · 583+ views
    NPR ^ | 10/31/08
    If you have any voting problems, NPR wants to hear about them. As part of Twitter Vote Report – a project born out of a collaboration of volunteer software developers, bloggers and the NPR social media desk – we'll be monitoring voting irregularities, everything from long waits and broken voting machines to polling places with insufficient ballots. An interactive map will track election problems reported by voters. The map will display eyewitness reports as they come in, so most of them will not be verified by NPR. As reporters look into some of them, you'll find stories on our voting...
  • Is McCain Resorting To Racial Attacks? (NPR filth)

    10/10/2008 4:11:34 PM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies · 742+ views
    npr ^ | 10/10/08 | NPR
    In the final lap of the U.S. presidential race some believe Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) attacks against Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) character have gone too far and, for some, are even racist. McCain was sharply criticized after the debate between the two candidates at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., for referring to Obama as "that one" — a reference that many interpreted as racially loaded. Our weekly Political Chat takes on this issue as well as apparent attempts by the McCain campaign to de-Americanize Obama. McCain surrogates have taken to drawing attention to Obama's middle name, Hussein – a tactic...
  • Obama Goes After Conservative Group -- But Can't Find Business Filings

    08/26/2008 11:33:19 AM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 227+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/26/08 | staff
    The Obama campaign has gone on the offensive against a multi-million dollar ad campaign by the American Issues Project, a conservative group tying the Democratic candidate to Bill Ayers, a one-time leader of the Weather Underground. This new ad from the Obama campaign asks why John McCain is "talking about the '60s" -- a direct message that he's ignoring current problems and a subtext that he's stuck in the past. And because this is a campaign finance issue, there's also action on the legal front. Obama's lawyer Robert Bauer has done what lawyers do -- dispatch letters, both to the...
  • THE DISGUSTING ['APPEASEMENT'] SONG BY NPR

    08/15/2008 11:32:34 AM PDT · by Righting · 129+ views
    Obama The Danger! ^ | August, 2008
    THE DISGUSTING ['APPEASEMENT'] SONG BY NPRAugust 11, 2008 What is it about the bad guys that provoke "compassion" from NPR type of journalists? Regarding the case against Bin Laden's driver: Salim Hamdan, though only having a short time to serve under the current verdict, he still might be held indefinitely according the Bush's administration as an 'enemy combatant', John Mcchesni of NPR 'lamented' that the jury will be very disappointed if that happens. Juror Questions U.S. Pursuit Of Salim Hamdan : NPR's John McChesney has this exclusive interview ... http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93483533 Rhetorical question, Does Mr. Michesni think that these type of...
  • Homophobia Questionnaire

    08/14/2008 3:41:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 132 replies · 1,082+ views
    Weigh your attitudes and beliefs about homosexuals on the "Homophobia Scale" and see how you rank.
  • Justice Dept.'s Hiring Tactics Illegal, Report Says (And guess who NPR runs to for a quote)

    07/28/2008 1:18:28 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 4 replies · 175+ views
    NPR ^ | 7/28/08 | Ari Shapiro
    An internal Justice Department investigation released Monday has concluded that senior officials broke the law by hiring immigration and other officials based on partisan considerations. The report — issued by the inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility — culminates an investigation that lasted more than a year, stemming from the firing of seven U.S. attorneys in one day in 2006. The report focuses on some of the senior officials in the circle of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Specifically, the report names senior counselor and White House liaison Monica Goodling and Gonzales' chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Both...
  • NPR: For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach

    07/19/2008 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Heman11 · 54 replies · 1,434+ views
    NPR.org ^ | 7-19-08 | Yuki Noguchi
    All Things Considered, July 17, 2008 · A generation ago, the livelihood of Gloria Nunez's family was built on cars. Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years before retiring. Her mother taught driver's education. Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class. Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family. Nunez's van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo, to look for a job. Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government...
  • Juan Williams Says Daily Kos Is In The Political Center

    07/22/2007 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,796+ views
    Juan Williams Says Daily Kos Is In The Political Center By Noel Sheppard | July 22, 2007 - 13:19 ET Sometimes when you see NPR's Juan Williams on Fox News, you are left scratching your head wondering what planet he lives on, and what the color of the sky is there. Such questions must certainly have been raised in the minds of right-thinking "Fox News Sunday" viewers this morning when Williams suggested that the liberal blog Daily Kos "is now center." I kid you not. What precipitated this extraordinary lapse of reason on Williams' part was a rather accurate observation...
  • FNC airs film banned by PBS 9pm tonite (vanity)

    06/23/2007 9:56:36 AM PDT · by Vn_survivor_67-68 · 80 replies · 2,510+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | Friday, June 22, 2007 | Fox News
    Banned by PBS: Muslims Against Jihad Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET Repeats Sunday, June 24 at 3 a.m. ET Hosted by E.D. Hill Tune in this weekend, as FOX News Channel presents the documentary the Public Broadcasting System didn't want you to see.