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  • NPR station boots weatherman off-air for comparing Seattle riots to Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany on his personal blog

    08/10/2020 7:34:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    americanthinker ^ | August 10, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Don’t you dare compare the ideologically motivated mobs attacking and destroying shops and other property in Seattle with the ideologically motivated mobs that attacked and destroyed Jewish-owned shops in Nazi Germany during Kristallnacht in 1938! Not if you work for NPR affiliate KNKX in Tacoma, WA. KNKX has permanently booted University of Washington Professor Cliff Mass from his weekly weather segment for daring to make such a comparison on his personal blog. Reaction came swiftly from the left on social media accusing Mass of anti-Semitism and exaggerating what was going on in riots in Seattle. This led to KNKX removing...
  • The Revolution Comes for the ‘Wall of Moms’

    08/08/2020 6:43:05 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7 Aug 2020 | Christine Rosen
    Revolutions tend to devour their own, but rarely has this happened as swiftly, publicly, and predictably as it did with Portland’s overpraised “Wall of Moms.” The brainchild of a suburban Mexican-American woman named Beverly Barnum, the group was loosely organized among other moms on Facebook who were incensed that President Trump had dispatched federal officers to Portland to protect the federal courthouse that had become the main target of three-months-long protests in the city. Wearing yellow T-shirts and linking arms, the Moms created a “wall” between federal officers and Black Lives Matter protestors in July, chanting “Feds stay clear. Moms...
  • Pelosi lashes out at PBS' Judy Woodruff during interview, suggests anchor is a GOP 'advocate'

    08/06/2020 11:13:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had a bitter exchange with "PBS NewsHour" anchor Judy Woodruff Tuesday over the ongoing stalemate on Capitol Hill between lawmakers negotiating a so-called "Phase 4" coronavirus aid bill. At one point in their interview, Woodruff asked Pelosi about the "flexibility" GOP lawmakers are showing in terms of allocating more money for state and local governments, as well as Republican arguments that "much of the money" allocated in the CARES Act "has not even been spent yet."
  • Hard Look at Political Polls – What They Miss

    07/25/2020 10:35:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | July 22, 2020 | Robert B. Charles
    Brace yourself for wave upon wave of … political polls. The latest show President Trump lagging presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, as usual. But stop. Let us do what no one does – look BEHIND these polls, understand the process and bias in polling. Take two recent polls, by NPR/PBS/Marist (NPR) and ABC/Washington Post (ABC). Both report new anti-Trump findings. Take a moment and unpack them. – like may non-technical, left-leaning sites – summarizes both. A stinging line punctuates a leading paragraph. Says MSN, NPR’s poll “has Biden beating Trump 60 percent to 35 percent among suburban voters.”...
  • News Outlets Turn a Blind Eye on The Trace's Anti-Gun Bent

    07/23/2020 6:28:33 AM PDT · by rogerantone1
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 22, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    NPR, Politico, Time, and Scientific American are unlikely ever to pay an NRA employee to write news articles about gun control. But they have no problem hiring people who work for The Trace, a Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control organization. Even in the very hypothetical case that these publications did use an NRA-influenced article, they would undoubtedly include a disclaimer warning readers of the possible bias.
  • Now We Have Proof Dr. Fauci Is Full of Crap and Can't Be Trusted

    07/19/2020 2:27:04 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 July2020 | Matt Margolis
    According to a recent poll, two-thirds of voters trust Dr. Anthony Fauci, not President Trump, when it comes to information on the coronavirus. Well, if you think you can trust Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, you now have every reason to question his judgment. In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Dr. Fauci, the trusted expert, actually lauded New York’s response to the coronavirus. “We know that, when you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We have done it. We have done it in New York,” he told PBS’s Judy Woodruff....

    07/18/2020 8:58:40 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 71 replies
    mediarightnews ^ | JULY 18, 2020 | IAN MACDONALD
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)and other Democrats have gone on a tirade over apparent federal agents sweeping alleged rioters away in unmarked vehicles. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has joined the bandwagon of sanctimonious anger over the criminal suspects being apprehended in an unconventional way, highlighting the suspicion by patriotic Americans nationwide the left is not interested in quelling any civil unrest unless it happens to directly affect them. Earlier we reported that Nancy Pelosi was calling the agents “Stormtroopers” for President Trump. Now Chuck Schumer has this to say about the situation, using the word abomination for the...
  • NPR Radio Ratings Collapse As Pandemic Ends Listeners' Commutes

    07/16/2020 3:29:38 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | July 15, 2020 | David Folkenflik
    Broadcast ratings for nearly all of NPR's radio shows took a steep dive in major markets this spring, as the coronavirus pandemic kept many Americans from commuting to work and school. The network's shows lost roughly a quarter of their audience between the second quarter of 2019 and the same months in 2020. People who listened to NPR shows on the radio at home before the pandemic by and large still do. But many of those who listened on their commute have not rejoined from home. And that threatens to alter the terrain for NPR for years to come, said...
  • Democrats ride ‘green wave’ as they try to capture Senate majority

    07/16/2020 12:36:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democratic challengers in many of the key Senate races that will determine which party controls the chamber next year have over the past three months outraised the Republican incumbents they’re hoping to unseat in November’s general election. “The green wave of fundraising that helped Democrats take back the House in 2018 is now a tsunami of cash in Senate races for Democrats that could clear the way for them to flip the Senate in November,” said Jessica Taylor, who closely tracks the Senate races for the Cook Report, a leading non-partisan political handicapper. Republicans enjoy a 53-47 majority in the...
  • Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

    07/13/2020 9:47:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | July 13, 2020·11:05 AM ET | Carrie Johnson
    A federal judge in Washington has blocked federal executions scheduled for this week, citing concerns that the lethal injection protocol involved is "very likely to cause extreme pain and needless suffering." Judge Tanya Chutkan said the last-minute ruling only hours before executions were set to resume for the first time in 17 years was "unfortunate," but she blamed the Justice Department for racing ahead before legal challenges had been fully aired. The judge said the prison's plan to use a single drug, pentobarbital, could cause pulmonary edema, producing a sense that the condemned men were drowning. That would violate the...
  • Serbia Seems To Relent On Coronavirus Curfew After Violence Erupts In Belgrade

    07/10/2020 12:37:42 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/08/2020 | Colin Dwyer
    The curfew in Serbia appears to have ended before it could even begin. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić suggested Wednesday that the country would "probably" not reinstate a curfew this weekend, less than a day after its announcement led to bloodshed in the capital. The country's health ministry clarified that officials have yet to make a final decision, even as new cases have surged. Demonstrators gathered overnight in Belgrade to protest the coronavirus-prevention measure, some clashing with police outside parliament and even trying to storm the building. Dozens of people were injured in the violence, which Vučić blamed primarily on "right-wing...
  • Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

    07/08/2020 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/08/20 | Scott Detrow
    A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced a 110-page policy wish list to recommend to the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Throughout the Democratic primary, Biden stuck to a more moderate platform, while Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and much of the rest of the crowded field courted progressives and advocated for broader structural changes. But as the United States faces a growing pandemic and unemployment rates at the highest levels in generations, Biden has been talking more and more about a presidency that approaches Franklin...
  • As local news crumbles, should the federal government intervene?

    07/08/2020 9:03:15 AM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | July 8 2020 | Lauren Harris
    Journalism is just one of the industries hard-hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic. While we reimagine journalism’s structures and funding models, what role might the government play in intervening to support the role of a functioning press—not just someday, but now? In a new report published by the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina, Penny Abernathy—a collaborator on our Cutback Tracker project—underlines the stakes. Since 2005, more than a quarter of the country’s newspapers have disappeared. In the same fifteen-year span, the number of local journalists working in newsrooms has dropped by...
  • Stop Misquoting The Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass To Slander America

    07/08/2020 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jimmy Sengenberger
    Black Lives Matter activists cite Douglass’s 1852 speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ as proof America is evil. They utterly miss his point. Last week on CNN, as contributor Angela Rye accused White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnaney and President Trump of failing to understand the history of black America, she referred to the legendary Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass said about Independence Day in this country, what to the slave is the Fourth of July?” she said. “And I would invite them to even start there, as a reading principle, to see how different we see...
  • D. L. Hughley: 'Everybody Knows' Independence Day Didn't Free Us All

    07/04/2020 7:18:15 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 71 replies
    NPR ^ | July 4, 2020 | Scott Simon
    July 4th is U.S. Independence Day. But D.L. Hughley, the comedian and author, suggests in his new book that all U.S. holidays "be put on a probationary period to ascertain their relevance and value to All Americans, acknowledging that days off are nice and that mattress sales must occur ..." His book, co-written with Doug Moe of the Upright Citizens Brigade, is Surrender, White People! Our Unconditional Terms for Peace. "I used to always tell this joke about, well, today, as we celebrate our Independence Day, well, not all of us," Hughley says. "Some of us weren't free for a...
  • NPR: “Mounting Evidence” Suggests COVID Not As Deadly as Thought. Did the Experts Fail Again?

    07/03/2020 7:47:19 AM PDT · by teeman8r · 88 replies
    NPR ^ | July 3, 2020 | NPR
    A new NPR report suggests the global response to COVID-19 may have been reached on a flawed premise. Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared. The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself. The tests are finding large numbers of people in the US who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous. "The current best estimates for the infection fatality risk are between 0.5% and...
  • Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Attorney General William Barr

    06/28/2020 6:17:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    NPR.COM ^ | 6/25/2020
    In an interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Attorney General William Barr denied that the Justice Department is continually upholding the interest of the president, dismissed concerns about the firing of federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman and said he does not believe an election conducted mainly by mail can be secure. Steve Inskeep: Thank you again for taking the time. I'm appreciative to have this opportunity. Attorney General William Barr: Thank you. I want to note that in the last few days, there have been three acts of yours that have made the news, sometimes not for the first time. The...
  • NPR issues correction for earlier ‘right-wing extremists’ photo, replaces it with a photo that is 3 years old

    06/21/2020 6:04:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 21, 2020 | Greg P.
    NPR has issued a correction on the story we told you about earlier after they were called out for using a photo to depict “right-wing extremists” using their vehicles to ram protesters that actually showed an incident where protesters attacked the driver and were arrested for it . . . And here’s the corrected version: Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with reports of at least 50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests erupted nationwide in late May. — NPR (@NPR) June 21, 2020 But that photo is from Charlottesville in 2017 and has ZERO to do with the “at...
  • Three drivers have accelerated toward Seattle protesters this month. Nationwide, concerns grow

    06/19/2020 4:51:32 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    KUOW ^ | 6/15/2020 | Liz Brazile
    The Seattle Bike Brigade, a group of cyclists who have provide security for protesters amid local demonstrations, had blocked off an alleyway near 9th Avenue and Virginia Street. The aim was to protect mostly teenage protesters participating in a march for racial justice last Wednesday, June 10, in downtown. A white man, driving a black Honda Civic, reportedly demanded that the cyclists move from his path so he could access his residence at a nearby condominium complex. Part of that confrontation was filmed and shared on Twitter and Facebook by Robert Svercl, a member of the bike brigade. "Get the...
  • NPR: ‘Vehicle Attacks Rise As Extremists Target Protesters’

    06/21/2020 1:34:44 PM PDT · by rintintin · 87 replies
    NPR ^ | June 21 2020 | Hannah Allam
    Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with reports of 50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests against police violence erupted nationwide in late May. At least 18 are categorized as deliberate attacks; another two dozen are unclear as to motivation or are still under investigation, according to a count released Friday by Ari Weil, a terrorism researcher at the University of Chicago's Chicago Project on Security and Threats. Weil has tracked vehicle-ramming attacks, or VRAs, since protests began.