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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.

Perspectives

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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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity, not seeking the truth

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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity not seeking the truth

The press shouldn’t be part of the news. It happens from time to time based upon proximity; because they have to be close to situations, they occasionally get drawn in. What a good journalist should never do is intentionally insert himself into the news, but that seems to be exactly what CNN’s Jim Acosta is doing.

He doesn’t care about reporting. It’s as if he now enjoys being the news. That’s the only logical conclusion one can come up with when viewing his actions over the past several months. Once an obscure media figure during the Obama era, Acosta has found true celebrity status by going after the President and his staff.

He tasted blood and he liked it. Now, it seems he’s addicted to it.

The latest “outburst” against him came from the President himself. It happened during an event with the President of Kazakhstan in which Acosta asked an unrelated question:

‘OUT!’ Trump orders CNN star Jim Acosta to leave Oval Office after reporter’s newest outburst

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/16/out-trump-orders-cnn-star-jim-acosta-to-leave-oval-office-after-reporter-s-newest-outburst.html“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.

“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.

That’s all acceptable, albeit slightly inappropriate considering the reason for the event. Acosta took it up several notches with his followup question:

“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color.”

This was intended to insert himself into the news once again. It’s a ridiculous question to ask and embarrassed the President and the nation on an international stage. “Journalists” like Acosta are willing to harm the country and its people as long as they can harm the President at the same time.

I’ve treated the President fairly since he was elected. When he pushes a big-government agenda, I voice my concerns. When he does well, I give praise. I would never attempt to shame him (and the nation as a result) with petulant outbursts of absurd questions. Jim Acosta apparently doesn’t hold such standards.

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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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