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NPR still leans left and protects their own

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A while back I told you that one of NPR’s goals is to compete with heritage AM News/Talk stations, and in such markets like San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Washington, Denver; the NPR News/Talk stations have become competitive. In certain markets that have actually beaten that market’s heritage AM News/Talker.  This is more proof that NPR’s flagship shows Morning Edition and All Things Considered are just as influential as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, and Mark Levin.

I have also said that NPR’s center-left leanings proved to be more successful than any commercial attempt to do liberal-to-progressive talk radio at the national level.  Make no mistake NPR leans left just like anyone else in the so-called mainstream media.

Tim Graham of the Media Research Center just reported on an interview that the NPR midday show 1A (named after our First Amendment in our U.S. Constitution), in which Chuck Todd of NBC News was asked a question about how he can be objective but yet host a party for one time Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri and her husband.  Todd’s answer; “I’m interested in rebuilding the wall a little bit…I’ve never been a big socializer in D.C., so I don’t do that..”  Yet 1A host Joshua Johnson did not press Todd hard enough.  Nor did Johnson mention how Todd’s party invite was exposed by WikiLeaks via an email that was found in John Podesta inbox.  You say don’t make friends with elected officials and then some cause comes along and you throw journalistic integrity under the bus, Mr. Todd.  You don’t follow your own advice.  I admit my bias here at NOQ Report and unless Chuck Todd does the same, I say we throw HIM under the bus.  Shame on Johnson for not call him out on this.

Meanwhile, NPR reporter and cheerleader Kelly McEvers denied that her news organization has an anti-Trump, anti-Republican bias.  McEvers comes across is saying they are not openly biased like Univision’s Jorge Ramos is.  Funny how Ramos is called the Walter Cronkite of Latin America.  Maybe NPR should take a few hints from Ramos and admit they are advocates of the Democratic Party and progressive causes and are no different than the commercial news outlets.

Just more proof why NPR should be taken off its own welfare roll.  That being the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  All made possible by the Mr. Great Society LBJ.

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Chuck Todd Hosted Dinner Party For Clinton Campaign Official

http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/17/chuck-todd-hosted-swanky-dinner-party-at-his-home-for-top-clinton-campaign-official/“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and his wife, a Democratic consultant, hosted a dinner party at their Washington D.C.-area home last year for Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director.

An invitation for the shindig was sent on July 11, 2015 to John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman. Podesta’s hacked emails have been released online by Wikileaks.

The party, which also involved a cocktail hour, was thrown for Palmieri and her husband, Jim Lyons.

Chuck Todd Gets Off Easy on Hosting Parties for Democrats

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2017/11/13/chuck-todd-gets-easy-hosting-parties-democratsOn November 7, the NPR talk show 1A interviewed Meet the Press host Chuck Todd and his executive producer, John Reiss to mark the 70th anniversary of the NBC News program. The most notable part of the interview came when Todd was asked about the audience getting the impression that politicians and the media get “super incestuous” in going from government into the press corps, and from the press into government, and politicians and the media going to all the same parties. Host Joshua Johnson asked Todd “How do you keep yourself an honest broker?”

NPR Anchor Protests: We Weren’t Openly Biased Like Jorge Ramos!

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2017/11/11/npr-anchor-protests-we-werent-openly-biased-jorge-ramosEven when conservatives express their view that any adult male who seeks out underage girls is a “pervert,” they will still be questioned for suggesting the liberal media has a partisan tilt. National Public Radio’s All Things Considered has been rotating come fresh conservative pundits on their Week in Review segments on Fridays, and Orange County Register columnist John Phillips said things that David Brooks never says — that the media aren’t trusted because they advocate for the liberal side. That drew a laughable reply from NPR anchor Kelly McEvers. She denied they had an openly anti-Trump, anti-Republican bias.

‘Meet The Press’ Turns 70

https://the1a.org/audio/#/shows/2017-11-07/meet-the-press-turns-70/112625/@00:00How does the show keep up not only with the news, but with the changing realities of media today?

Someone who wants to be a voice for liberty and freedom. Telecom (Radio/TV) Pikes Peak Community College 1993-1998, BS Journalism, minor Political Science, Colorado State University-Pueblo 1999-2004

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Rich Lowry on Dick Durbin’s desire to make a DACA deal work

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Rich Lowry on Dick Durbins desire to make a DACA deal work

Based upon Senator Dick Durbin’s actions the last few days regarding President Trump’s “s***hole” comments, one would think his intention was to derail talks and have a valid reason to blame Republicans in general and Trump in particular. If he really wanted a DACA deal, wouldn’t he have handled it differently?

JD Rucker had some thoughts on this:

Trump was wrong to say what he said. Durbin was wrong to reveal it.

http://noqreport.com/2018/01/12/trump-wrong-say-said-durbin-wrong-reveal/Durbin crossed that line. He took comments that paint the entire country through the President himself in a way that harms our ability to work with other nations. He wasn’t championing the nations Trump spoke out about. He had a single intention: harm.

Will this help with negotiations? Possibly, but at what cost?

National Review’s Rich Lowry wasn’t quite as accusatory, but he did question Durbin’s motives and whether or not he really wanted to make a DACA deal happen. Perhaps he was just greatly offended. Then again, perhaps he was just being a politician. Here’s Lowry’s quote:

“Everyone seems to think that Durbin really wants a deal, which makes it weird that he has gone out of his way to blow up the s***hole meeting.”

Read all of his comments:

Trump’s “Shithole” Comments, DACA & Political Fallout

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/455430/trump-shithole-comments-daca-political-falloutOne benefit of a merit-based system is that it would move us away from special ethnic pleading in immigration policy. The visa lottery began as affirmative action for Irish immigrants. My understanding is that Dick Durbin said in the meeting that he wanted to preserve the visa lottery in a slightly changed form because the Congressional Black Caucus wanted it. This is not how we should be making decisions about who comes here and who doesn’t.

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Rand Paul defends President Trump’s sentiment

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Rand Paul defends President Trumps sentiment

On an interview today with Chuck Todd, Senator Rand Paul defended the President’s sentiment in his infamous “s***hole” comment. While not defending the language, he noted that if the language itself had been more politically correct, the sentiment of what the President said was true.

He also turned blame on the media and Democrats for derailing immigration talks by focusing on the President’s comments.

“I do want to see an immigration compromise and you can’t have an immigration compromise if everybody’s out there calling the President a racist,” Paul said.

My Take

For the most part, the Senator is correct. This has become a distraction and a roadblock to important talks. The incessant desire to discredit the President has the rabid media keeping us focused on how the President talks rather than his actions.

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Bannon out at Breitbart

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Bannon out at Breitbart

In a very brief post on Breitbart, the alt-right publication announced embattled Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon would be stepping down. They promised an orderly transition.

Stephen K. Bannon Steps Down from Breitbart News Network

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/09/stephen-k-bannon-steps-breitbart-news-network/Bannon said, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

According to Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, “Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish.”

Word on the street is that Bannon was “shoved” out by many, including Bannon’s former financial partner, Rebekah Mercer:

Steve Bannon to Step Down From Breitbart Post

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/politics/steve-bannon-breitbart-trump.html?_r=0&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=curStephen K. Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company announced Tuesday.

Mr. Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Mr. Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.

After an interview with with journalist Michael Wolff led to several quotes published in a the book Fire and Fury that showed Bannon insulting the President’s family and colleagues, the former White House adviser was hit from all angles. Even the President put out a statement bashing Bannon. At that point, his future was likely sealed.

Breitbart News has been a leading conservative media outlet since the days of its deceased founder, Andrew Breitbart. Bannon has brought the publication into mainstream prominence and expanded its presence around the globe. He has also aligned the publication with the Trump administration and agenda. When the quotes turned the President against him, there was no way forward for the publication to continue their relationship.

Bannon will likely be back very soon. Rumors are floating around that he already has a rich backer to fund his next endeavor.

BANNON IS OUT at Breitbart News, according to cryptic Drudge tweet…

http://therightscoop.com/bannon-is-out-at-breitbart-news-according-to-cryptic-drudge-tweet/But shed no tears for Bannon – he’s got a new billionaire’s teat to suckle upon:

And for good measure, Drudge tweeted that the stock market will push the blockbuster book with Bannon’s comments out of the minds of Americans:

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