Tag Archives: NPR

NPR Station Will No Longer Carry Trump’s Briefings Over “Pattern Of False Information And Exaggeration”

The Washington Post reports: Seattle NPR member station KUOW has issued a statement to explain its editorial decision to refrain from broadcasting live daily briefings hosted by President Trump and including members of the White House coronavirus task force. “After airing the White House briefings live for two weeks, a pattern of false information and exaggeration increasingly had many at …

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Pompeo Escalates NPR Clash, Bars Reporter From Plane

Politico reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s quarrel with NPR escalated on Monday night after one of the radio network’s reporters was barred from flying on the secretary’s plane during an upcoming trip to Ukraine. Michele Kelemen, a veteran reporter for the network, was removed from the list of reporters allowed to fly with Pompeo on a trip to Eastern …

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Trump Echoes Fox Host: Why Does NPR Still Exist?

The Associate Press reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America’s chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and he called her conduct “shameful.” NPR said it …

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Garrison Keillor Fired Over “Inappropriate Behavior”

The Associated Press reports: Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than …

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POLL: Majority Of Whites Say Anti-White Discrimination Exists (But Most Say It’s Never Happened To Them)

NPR reports: A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. More than half of whites — 55 percent — surveyed say that, generally speaking, they believe there is discrimination against white people in America …

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Enraged Trump Supporters Scream “Bias” After NPR Tweets Out The Entire Declaration Of Independence

Gizmodo reports: NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence in 140-character chunks yesterday to celebrate Independence Day. But more than a few people thought that the tweets were a political stance against Donald Trump. Seriously. NPR has been reading the Declaration of Independence on air in a tradition that dates back 29 years. And in fairness, the Declaration of Independence …

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Huckabee Begs Trump Not To Gut The Arts

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mike Huckabee manages to simultaneously defend the arts and heap insults on artists. He writes: Donald Trump wasn’t my first choice for president. I was. But he was my second choice, and I’m proud that I supported him. In tackling the federal budget, he faces a debt that has doubled to $20 trillion in …

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Proposed Trump Budget: Massive Cuts For The Arts, Scientific Research, Programs For The Poor [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Thursday will unveil a budget plan that calls for a sharp increase in military spending and stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor, fund scientific research and aid America’s allies abroad. Trump’s first budget proposal, which he …

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Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies Of Cancer At Age 61

NPR reports: Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent African-American journalists in the country, has died, multiple sources tell NPR. She was 61. Ifill, the host of PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, was a veteran Washington journalist who covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. Ifill was also the best-selling author of The …

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PWR BTTM Perform For NPR’s Tiny Desk Series [VIDEO]

Yesterday PWR BTTM, who I first mentioned here back in September, performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. I like these guys. Clip recap: It took only a few power chords, a sprinkle of glitter and the occasional jokey line — “We can do our makeup in the parking lot / We can get so famous that I might get …

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Garrison Keillor Cracks Gay Joke

“Well Jim and John had to share a room one night in a hotel. Jim said ‘I snore so bad I doubt you’ll sleep that well.’ And John kissed him on the cheek. He said ‘Sweetheart, it’s alright.’ Jim went and sat in a chair and he stayed awake all night.” – Garrison Keillor, in a song he performed this …

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Pew Ranks “Trusted” News Outlets

From the Pew Research report: Those with consistently conservative political values are oriented around a single outlet—Fox News—to a much greater degree than those in any other ideological group: Nearly half (47%) of those who are consistently conservative name Fox News as their main source for government and political news. Far fewer choose any other single source: Local radio ranks …

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NPR: Gays Don’t Like Carl DeMaio

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NPR’s StoryCorps Animates A Man’s Tale Of Parents’ Rejection For Being Gay

It’s a cartoon but you still might want a tissue. (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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SAGE Partners With NPR’s Storycorps

Via press release: SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the renowned oral history organization, StoryCorps, are proud to announce a new partnership that will help identify stories from LGBT older people around the country for StoryCorps’ “OutLoud” initiative, which is dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing LGBTQ stories from across America. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission …

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Scott Lively Speaks To NPR

Hate group leader Scott Lively appeared on NPR yesterday to defend his campaign against LGBT people around the world. An excerpt: MARTIN: Well, you know, this law, though, has been denounced by the United Nations, by U.S. officials, including the Secretary of State and the president. A number of European nations have said that they’re suspending aid to the country …

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Interviewed By NPR New Hampshire

This morning I was interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word Of Mouth show about yesterday’s comments by Pope Francis.  Listen here.  Towards the end, we also touched on the Russian vodka boycott. The show airs at 2:00PM Eastern today.

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Minnesota Marriage Bingo

Via Minnesota Public Radio. (Tipped by JMG reader Daniel)

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The Thing That Ate Its Own Brain 14
With Victoria Jackson As The Thing

This is what was going on while I was sitting in radio row at the DNC while waiting for my turn on SiriusXM. I thought I might be on this clip in the background, but she whipped the camera around too quickly. When the NPR guy walked away is when I got homofascist cooties on her.

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AFA Boycotts Schweddy Balls

The American Family Association is calling for a national boycott of Ben & Jerry’s because of their latest flavor, Schweddy Balls. They’ve also sent the ice cream maker a letter demanding a halt to the flavor’s distribution. From an AFA press release: Ben & Jerry’s announced their newest ice cream flavor which sounds anything but appealing. Schweddy Balls is the …

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