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  • Public broadcasting chief decries proposed Trump budget cuts

    02/13/2018 8:06:26 AM PST · by billorites · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    The president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) warned Monday of the negative effects that President Trump's proposed budget cuts could have on public broadcasting. Trump's budget proposes eliminating federal funding for the CPB over a two-year period. The budget has to be approved by Congress before it can take effect. In a statement released Monday, Patricia Harrison said that the "elimination of funding to CPB would at first devastate, and then ultimately destroy public media's ability to provide early childhood content, life-saving emergency alerts, and public affairs programs." "Public media benefits all Americans — whether they...
  • Top NPR, New York Times executive accused of lewd sexual harassment is placed on leave

    10/31/2017 8:26:23 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 74 replies
    The head of National Public Radio’s news department was placed on leave Tuesday after he was accused of sexual harassment by two women who claimed he made unwanted advances toward them while he worked at the New York Times nearly 20 years ago. Both women claimed Michael Oreskes kissed them and stuck his tongue in their mouths after they had approached him about working at the Times in the late 1990s, when Oreskes was the paper’s Washington bureau chief. NPR reported Tuesday that Oreskes was formally rebuked following a separate incident two years ago where a female producer complained she...
  • Former NPR CEO Actually Spends Time With Evangelicals, Republicans; Discovers Media Bias

    10/23/2017 10:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    Ken Stern, the former CEO of National Public Radio, spent a year venturing "out from my overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhood" by meeting Republicans and attending evangelical church services, which led him to his discovery of "an America far different from the one depicted in the press." "This may seem like an unusual admission from someone who once ran NPR, but it is borne of recent experience," wrote Stern, now president of Palisades Media Ventures, in an article published in New York Post. "When you are liberal, and everyone else around you is as well, it is easy to fall into groupthink...
  • Muslim FM radio station broadcast 25 hours of Al Qaeda speeches calling for a holy war 'by mistake'

    07/09/2017 8:52:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/07/2017 | Chris Brooke
    - Hate preacher Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011 - Iman FM in Sheffield broadcast 25 hours of Al-Awlaki's sermons in June - A complaint was made to Ofcom who suspended Iman FM's broadcast licence - The radio station now has 21 days to explain for face a permanent closure A Muslim radio station broadcast lectures by an Al Qaeda terror leader calling for holy war. Iman FM transmitted 25 hours of sermons from Anwar Al-Awlaki, a hate preacher killed by a US drone strike in 2011. A complaint was made to Ofcom,...
  • Huh? NPR Blames ‘White Nostalgia’ for Trump on Classic Rock

    03/07/2017 8:24:01 AM PST · by rktman · 110 replies ^ | 3/6/2017 | Christian Toto
    Did you know your tax dollars support articles that all but label President Donald Trump racist? And suggest the same of your favorite singers, too? Consider a new pop culture “think piece” from NPR. The headline alone is all you need to read: “White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump — Just Look At Classic Rock” Suddenly, the soundtrack to our lives has been thrown under the bus, and we helped fund it. It begins, of course, with calling Trump’s signature appeal racist. For more than a year, Donald Trump has harped on white nostalgia. A hearkening back to a rosy,...
  • WNYY to drop liberal talk for oldies

    01/12/2017 8:29:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 56 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 1-12-17 | Lance Venta
    5Saga Liberal Talk 1470 WNYY Ithaca NY will drop the format for Oldies on February 1. In an interview with the Ithaca Times, General Manager Chet Osadchey stated that the move is due to lack of programming to fill out a schedule as only Alan Colmes, Thom Hartmann, and Stephanie Miller remain as many others have left syndication. Osadchey made sure to emphasize that it wasn’t politically motivated decision. No word yet if Saga’s additional Liberal Talkers in Bellingham WA, Brattleboro VT, and Springfield MA will make similar moves away from the format.
  • NPR Lies to Donors: We Offer 'Unbiased Journalism' With 'Accuracy' and 'Civility'

    12/30/2016 4:11:50 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 29, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NPR fans received an e-mail with the subject line "Bold, unbiased journalism." That's pretty funny coming from a network that puts a loving touch on Barack Obama in interviews and never secured an interview with Donald Trump. . . . Dear Friend, As I said on the radio the other day,* journalism is at the heart of who we are at NPR. Facts matter. We strongly believe in and follow the core journalism values of accuracy, fairmindedness, integrity and independence. We are the public’s media. That is, we work for you....
  • NPR artifact Diane Rehm starved husband to death, bored millions into comas, mercifully retires

    12/26/2016 9:32:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Rehm's retirement is a Christmas gift to America National Public Radio mainstay Diane Rehm, who did Hollywood a disservice by missing her calling as a horror movie voice actor, has at long last retired after nearly four decades of boring and infantilizing helpless Washington, D.C. area taxi fares. Her retirement Dec. 23 is an early Christmas present for Americans. The fossilized crypt-keeper of taxpayer-funded NPR, a pillar of the left-wing media establishment, is beloved by wrong-thinking people across the fruited plain. She also helped starve her husband so he would die prematurely which makes her a heroic figure — a...
  • National Public Radio

    12/22/2016 5:53:16 PM PST · by vooch · 47 replies
    radio ^ | today | vanity
    All freepers should listen to 1 full hour of NPR drive time radio. It's as if these liberals live in some parallel upside down universe. It's a extreme evil 'news' outlet. Why are my taxes paying for this bizarro propaganda and fake news ?
  • What if Public Radio disappeared?

    12/20/2016 1:26:29 PM PST · by Makana · 173 replies
    WGBH Public Broadcast Network in Boston ^ | December 20, 2016 | WGBH Website
    "What would the past year have been like without public television and radio? Imagine it — a year without Morning Edition and All Things Considered. What if FRONTLINE halted its latest investigation? No Nature, NOVA, or Masterpiece?"
  • Atheist radio show hosts get replaced by round-the-clock Christmas music

    11/28/2016 9:28:28 AM PST · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The State ^ | 11/15/2016 | LISA GUTIERREZ
    The atheist radio program “Freethought Radio” has been axed in Madison, Wis., the victim of a format change. In its place? Twenty-four hours a day of Christmas music. It’s like getting run over by reindeer. “The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s radio show has been unceremoniously yanked off the air locally,” says the group’s press release, released Nov. 11. According to its website, the nonprofit group has more than 23,500 members and acts as a voice for free thought — atheism, agnosticism, skepticism. The radio program, which has been around for a decade and is hosted by husband-and-wife team Annie Laurie...
  • President Trump Could Slash $500 Million from Public Broadcasting

    11/22/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 122 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 11/22/16 | Chriss W. Street
    With President-elect Trump promising to pay for his infrastructure and defense spending by defunding non-essential federal spending, one of the first programs on the block could be the almost $500 million spent on public broadcasting.Despite repeated efforts to kill federal funding of public broadcasting since Republicans won the House in 2010 and Presidential-nominee Mitt Romney made it a campaign promise in 2012, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education are spending $470.7 million in U.S. taxpayer cash to fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) this year, which provides 15 percent of PBS television and 10 percent...
  • NPR: After Pollak, No More Live Interviews for Conservatives

    11/19/2016 10:40:17 PM PST · by detective · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2016
    National Public Radio ombudsman/public editor Elizabeth Jensen has recommended that the taxpayer-funded radio news service bar future live interviews of conservatives who may have controversial views, following an interview Nov. 16 with Breitbart News’ Joel B. Pollak. Pollak, who serves as Breitbart’s Senior Editor-at-Large and In-house Counsel, defended its Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon from false and defamatory claims of antisemitism and “white nationalism.” He also turned the tables, pointing out that NPR has “racist programming,” including a story that called the 2016 election results “nostalgia for a whiter America.”
  • Open Plea to Steve Bannon: Defund NPR (vanity)

    11/14/2016 5:07:32 AM PST · by far sider · 18 replies
    I listened to NPR this morning coming to work.The hagiography of Obama and the hate for Trump and his supporters is disgusting. Will my tax dollars continue to pay for this in 2017???
  • Chris Rickert: Liberal radio suffers. Now if only conservative radio would, too

    11/13/2016 2:38:59 PM PST · by bigbob · 28 replies
    Madison dot com ^ | 11-12-16 | Chris Rickert
    If Madisonians wanted to keep their liberal talk radio station, they might have started by listening to it at least as much as people listen to the home of conservative talker Vicki McKenna. That they didn’t is not a sign that there are thousands of secret conservatives lurking in the Madison shadows. Nor is it a criticism. The owners of WXXM-FM, formerly known as The Mic, announced this week that it would drop its liberal talk format. In the most recent Nielsen ratings, it had been drawing a 2.1 share, or less than half that drawn by WIBA-AM, home to...
  • NPR: Change the staff or shut the operation down

    11/13/2016 6:27:13 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 43 replies
    NPR News this morning | 13 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, please, do something about NPR (National Public Radio) upon taking office. That is one media outlet that can be changed or shut down. This morning I listened to their propaganda and they were talking about some girl who had allegedly been mistreated at school after the election. She and a boy had heated discussions prior to the election and he said something after the election that offended her. They used that incident as a platform to insinuate that Trump supporters all over the nation were persecuting Clinton supporters...when in reality, the exact opposite is true. Please do something...
  • NPR ending online comments

    08/23/2016 4:07:00 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Associated Press
    The news organization says it does not have any legal obligation to provide a comments section because NPR indirectly receives federal funding.
  • NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege”

    04/12/2016 1:00:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege” This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.I think this is a great idea.In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would...
  • Hoping to reach black voters, GOP spends big on far-left radio company

    07/20/2015 8:52:44 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 19 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | July 20, 2015
    Radio spots began airing today in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, with other markets to be added as the election approaches. In an attempt to reach these black voters, however, the RNC is embarking on a “significant radio ad campaign” utilizing a broadcast group with a long history of making large individual contributions to left-wing political candidates, including Al Sharpton, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep James Clyburn (D-SC), former Rep Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and others. That’s in addition to substantial contributions to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Donations...
  • Liberal Talk Radio Host Loses Bet and Stiffs Wounded Warrior Project

    03/25/2015 4:55:53 PM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 7 replies
    Twitter/ @BlueBerrier0341 ^ | 3/25/2015 | @Blueberrier0341
    On August 7, 2014 I made a bet with Mr. Britt Whitmire of the Brand and Britt radio show. He was convinced a radio station in North Carolina was flipping to sports because of recent events. This radio station ( 94.5 WPTI) is predominantly a conservative radio station. Their line up includes The K.C. Odea, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh,Sean Hannity and up until August 1st Jason Lewis. When Jason Lewis went off the air Mr. Whitmire got excited that this radio station was finally failing. I proceeded to tell him he was wrong and a bet was made. Mr. Whitmire...