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  • Gross vs. O'Reilly: Culture Clash on NPR (Ombudsman backs O'Reilly)

    10/18/2003 2:16:13 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 76 replies · 1,630+ views
    NPR ^ | 10/15/03 | Jeffrey A. Dvorkin
    Gross vs. O'Reilly: Culture Clash on NPR By Jeffrey A. Dvorkin Ombudsman National Public Radio On October 9, Terry Gross, longtime host of NPR's Fresh Air aired her interview with populist political talk show host Bill O'Reilly. The e-mails and phone calls of outrage are still arriving. The interview was taped the day before on October 8. The ostensible reason was to talk about O'Reilly's latest book, Who's Looking Out For You? The book is about, among other things, the claim that America is in the midst of what O'Reilly calls a "cultural war between left and right." And he...
  • O'Reilly lets NPR interviewer have it

    10/07/2003 10:08:10 PM PDT · by Timm · 155 replies · 1,452+ views
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | 10-7-2003 | NPR audio interview
    Click on audio link at the above site.
  • RADIO INTIFADA (Pacifica Radio gets worse. 800 number to call)

    08/01/2003 3:01:27 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 55 replies · 1,046+ views
    Greg Yardley ^ | 8/01/03 |
    In June, Pacifica Radio's Los Angeles station, KPFK-FM, hosted a thirty-hour marathon of Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn's anti-Semitic "Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend."  It was the first time this once-annual program appeared for almost a decade. It had been banned by station management in 1993, after a long, hard-fought pressure campaign to remove it.  Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend typically includes claims that the Jews disproportionately participated in the slave trade and persecuted blacks; in the past, he responded to criticism by calling the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League a "psychotic, idiotic, European Jew."   He has regularly played tapes by Nation of...
  • Interview Sensation Tavis Smiley Comes to PBS...

    08/19/2003 6:36:19 AM PDT · by Drango · 25 replies · 431+ views
    Business Wire ^ | AUG 18,2003 | N/A
    Interview Sensation Tavis Smiley Comes to PBS With New Weeknight Talkshow Produced by KCET/Hollywood     News/Entertainment Editors     HOLLYWOOD--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2003--KCET/Hollywood teams with veteran interviewer Tavis Smiley for a new national late-night talk show on PBS. The half-hour series will premiere on Monday, January 5, 2004, and air weeknights in the PBS line-up that also includes "The Charlie Rose Show." The "Tavis Smiley" show, taped at KCET studios, will be the first West Coast talk show for PBS.    The first African American to have his own signature talk show in the history of NPR, Tavis Smiley was selected by Time as...
  • Media Life's Best of the Best (Marketplace)

    07/07/2003 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Drango · 8 replies · 259+ views
    Medialife ^ | 6/3/03 | staff
    Media Life'sBest of the BestWhereupon we honor the publishers, editors, magazines and newspapers, producers, shows and web sites that we think have made a differenceBy Gene Ely        Media Life recently celebrated its fourth birthday, making us genuinely old folks on the internet, and as the anniversary approached, we had cause to ponder how much we have learned, and more important, by whom we have been most inspired.   Magazines, Media Life included, may pretend to follow their own star -- it would be heresy to admit otherwise -- but the truth is that each day we see things that...
  • The Top 10 Gay and Lesbian Cars

    06/30/2003 6:41:43 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 224 replies · 1,253+ views
    Car Talk ^ | Tom and Ray
    So...which cars are the ultimate gay or lesbian cars of all time? Well, now we can tell you. Our lackeys have culled through thousands of nominations... nominations from gays, from lesbians, from boring heterosexuals like us... and from those of you who fall into the "other" category. Or "all of the above." Not that there's anything wrong with that. Yours sincerely in driving an appropriately-oriented vehicle, Tom and Ray ================================= ==========================================
  • Out Of Control (Slick Willie Barf Alert)

    06/29/2003 7:29:39 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 24 replies · 408+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6-28-03 | Impeached Former President Bill Clinton
    If it's allowed to stand, an FCC ruling will feed media merger mania BY BILL CLINTON "It's your money," says President Bush when he promotes tax cuts. I disagree with his tax policy but admire his spin. The same argument applies with greater force to whether big media conglomerates should be allowed to control more television and radio stations: "It's your airwaves." The American people own the bandwidth that broadcast media companies use to deliver programs to our TV and radio sets. Because the space on that bandwidth is limited, the Federal Communications Commission regulates who has access to our...
  • Claims of media's liberal bias come and go [NPR spin alert]

    06/17/2003 3:02:04 PM PDT · by aculeus · 44 replies · 248+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | Jun. 17, 2003 | BRIAN LAMBERT
    "Media ombudsman." Now there's a job with real growth potential. With mainstream news organizations all getting tarred by the New York Times' ethical lapses, and commercial talk radio flagellating actual journalists as often as they hype their sponsors, there's no end of readers, viewers and listeners venting opinions on media inaccuracy, sloth and, of course, bias. Jeffrey Dworkin, ombudsman for National Public Radio, says he got 45,000 listener e-mails in 2002, "and that's not counting e-mails for Viagra, pornography and toner cartridges." Dworkin was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio recently, explaining NPR's standards for reporting and fairness. He amplified...
  • The right vs the right-on. Right-wing crazies rule talk radio in America. So can a $10m plan to . .

    06/17/2003 8:05:20 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 80 replies · 266+ views
    Independent UK ^ | 6/17/03 | Andrew Gumbel
    Right-wing crazies rule talk radio in America. So can a $10m plan to put liberal shock jocks on air ever work? Andrew Gumbel reports from Los Angeles Wanted: a mould-breaking, iconoclastic American talk-radio host who, unlike just about every other mould-breaking, iconoclastic talk-radio host on the US airwaves, also happens to be left-wing. This host should have the charisma and audience-pulling power to be as popular as the Rush Limbaughs, the Howard Sterns and the other tub-thumping right-wing crazies. Oh, and a sense of humour wouldn't do any harm, either. That's the challenge an increasingly despairing American left is setting...
  • Transcript from the new 'ALL LEFT ALL THE TIME NETWORK'

    05/20/2003 8:47:05 PM PDT · by WorkingClassFilth · 2 replies · 207+ views
    Ferreted out by a mole in Public Radio | 5/22/03 | N. Cognito
    DON'T ASK ME HOW I GOT THIS SCRIPT, BUT IT IS A GENUINE TRANSCRIPT FROM THE ALL-LEFT-ALL-THE-TIME RADIO NETWORK... [The plucked notes of a banjo are heard and the unmistakable crooning of a deep-south, rural African-American man are heard singing a traditional ballad…] [Over the fading music the host intones:] HOST: "It's as hot and steamy as a Mississippi crawdad boil. The heavy insect hum is as thick and constant as the color of night in this remote corner of the bayou. From the porch of a floating trailer, 127 year old Hound-dog Harold sings back into the night the...
  • Radio station hires host (Thayrone) fired for political (pro-Bush) views (more detail)

    05/30/2003 11:08:15 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 282+ views
    Detroit News ^ | May 30, 2003 | Susan Whitall
    <p>He's baaaaaaack. Thayrone, aka Terry Hughes, the uninhibited host of the "Bone Conduction Music Show" who was fired April 2 by WEMU-FM (89.1 FM) in Ypsilanti, has been picked up by Kool 107 (WQKL-FM, 107.1) in Ann Arbor, a Clear Channel station.</p>
  • We Decide, We Report (NPR Barf Alert)

    05/16/2003 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 192+ views
    True ^ | May 16, 2003 | staff
    Alex Safian, Associate Director of Camera reports that on March 4th and 5th, NPR news reported two seemingly similar stories, one after the other, about Islamic extremists that blew themselves up amongst crowds of civilians, killing scores of people. In consecutive news segments on the March 5th broadcast of NPR´s Morning Edition, the first attack was described as a ´terrorist bombing,´ with ´Muslim insurgents´ the likely perpetrators. The report offered no explanation [or possible] justification [for the attack]. The second attack was reported without using any form of the word terror, and included nothing about who the likely perpetrators might...
  • NPR Snobs Tired of War Coverage

    03/31/2003 3:41:55 PM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 214+ views
    NewsMax/com ^ | 3/31/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Oh dear, when will this awful war coverage stop - it's simply too much to bear for all those elitist snobs who depend on National Public Radio (NPR) to protect them from having to listen to ...gasp ... commercial radio broadcasts as the common people do. They want "thoughtful intelligence, that allows [NPR] listeners to live our lives from a reasonably aware perspective," as one unhappy listener wrote the public broadcasting network which is thoughtfully provided by U.S. taxpayers for those who need to be fed a diet of news slanted to satisfy its liberal and oh-so-superior audience. "We seem...
  • Regarding the Liberal Radio Network

    02/25/2003 3:49:57 PM PST · by az4vlad · 17 replies · 267+ views ^ | February 25, 2003 | Brian S. Wise
    The liberal shows have failed because the Left hasn’t sought them out … and because, frankly, none of them were any good. Began a news report, “Rush Limbaugh and other conservative radio personalities may get a run for their money from a new show in town that claims to be the next big thing in political chatter.” (Warning: obscure pop culture reference upcoming.) They’re not talking about Brock Lesnar with a Leftist slant, they’re talking about the upcoming all-liberal talk radio network (henceforth, LRN), set to begin with Al Franken assuming the mantle as, we are to believe, the...
  • Fame, not fortune, for public radio host

    02/24/2003 10:31:18 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 40 replies · 364+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer | 2-23-03 | Patricia Horn
    Sun, Feb. 23, 2003 Fame, not fortune, for public radio hostBy Patricia HornInquirer Staff Writer One of the region's most prominent cultural voices, Terry Gross, is host of Fresh Air, a weekday radio talk show produced by Philadelphia's WHYY-FM. Each week, four million people listen to her probing interviews, which are carried by 425 public radio stations nationwide. Yet WHYY, her employer, did not list Gross among its top earners on its 2001 federal tax form. After being questioned by The Inquirer about why its list of top-paid employees did not include its nationally known star, the station discovered it...
  • NPR Station Censors 'God'

    02/19/2003 10:49:03 PM PST · by ppaul · 78 replies · 413+ views
    FamilyNews ^ | 2/19/03 | Terry Phillips
    A National Public Radio station in Colorado has touched off a controversy by deciding that God can't be mentioned in what are essentially commercials. A dentist in the Four Corners area of the Southwestern United States uses the phrase, "Gently Restoring the Health God Created," as a theme in his practice. "It's on our stationary and our appointment cards, and things like that," said Dr. Glenn Rutherford, based in Pagosa Springs, Colo. But when he used the phrase in sponsorship of programs on KSUT-FM, a taxpayer-funded National Public Radio station in the area, the staff wouldn't have it. A...
  • NPR 'regrets' smear of Christian group

    02/11/2003 12:27:02 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 267+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2003 | By Art Moore
    National Public Radio aired an apology and retraction more than one year after insinuating that a Christian political lobby group could be the culprit behind deadly anthrax-laced letters sent to Sens. Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy. Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, told WorldNetDaily that the issue has been resolved "amicably," and her group had no further comment. Anthrax-laced letter sent to Sen. Tom Daschle's office in October 2001 As WorldNetDaily reported, NPR's David Kestenbaum said in a Jan. 22, 2002, broadcast on the FBI's probe of the anthrax attacks that "one group who had a gripe"...
  • Anti-war protests increase in wake of State of the Union speech

    01/31/2003 10:18:00 PM PST · by SoHawk · 3 replies · 255+ views
    About 1,000 anti-war protesters slowed traffic Wednesday night as they lined the Lake Street bridge over the Mississippi River. Though the bridge is the site of weekly protests against a possible war with Iraq, the event turned out a larger-than-usual number of protesters. Many said they felt it was especially important to show up to oppose what they see as President Bush's declaration of war in Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
  • Govt.Waste & Airwaves/Louisville Public Radio Station, Listeners Name "Greatest Artists of All Time"

    01/04/2003 10:18:26 AM PST · by RonPaulLives · 12 replies · 441+ views
    RonPaulLives | 01/04/03 | RonPaulLives
    Lists, and especially musical lists, are always a joy, as they guarantee much discussion, debate and controversy over who made what position on said list. My reasons for posting this thread are two-fold: (1.) To demonstrate the worthlessness of wasting valuable taxdollars on public radio. As we all know, the largest portion of the listenership to public radio are very well-to-do (dare I say RICH ) liberals, who can support their own damned musical choices, without your and my public support...which leads me to the kicker: This countdown was compiled by combining the votes cast by only 1,800 listeners (if...
  • NPR Is Shaking Up Its Pop Programming

    04/13/2002 6:48:33 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 13 replies · 318+ views
    NY Times ^ | DINITIA SMITH
    National Public Radio, the network that is the country's biggest producer of programming for public radio stations, has announced a major restructuring of its cultural division aimed in part at increasing coverage of popular culture. The network will lay off 35 members of the culture division, but some can apply for 15 new positions being created by the reorganization, a network spokeswoman said. In September NPR will open a new West Coast production center in Los Angeles and add staff. Ken Stern, NPR's executive vice president, said one purpose of the reorganization was to enhance NPR's coverage of the business...