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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 03:53 PM
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39. I'll agree with that
I like NPR, I wish NPR has some AM clear channel stations to counter right wing talk radio, but I really noticed a change after Bush's re-election - they toned down, had more right-wing "pundits", etc.

I think they cracked after some serious political pressure was applied to them.

They still beat the crap out of CNN, though
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  -Right declares war on NPR hedgehog  Oct-21-10 01:44 PM   #0 
  - They've managed to piss off both the left and the right  slackmaster   Oct-21-10 01:47 PM   #1 
  - Not really. They've been a right-wing mouthpiece for years, all after the rightist Congress  Judi Lynn   Oct-21-10 02:54 PM   #28 
     - WOW! I listen quite regularly...  SkyDaddy7   Oct-21-10 03:22 PM   #33 
     - Agreed. I listen regularly as well, and don't get the hate at all.  Greyskye   Oct-21-10 03:35 PM   #35 
     - Can't speak to NPR because I've tuned in so rarely and almost immediately  defendandprotect   Oct-21-10 11:18 PM   #83 
     - I quit listening to NPR  Enthusiast   Oct-21-10 05:20 PM   #55 
     - +1 What the r's really don't like is NPR's educational value  wordpix   Oct-23-10 10:37 AM   #105 
     - Try Democracy Now for a taste of what isn't getting reported by NPR...  sfwriter   Oct-23-10 06:17 PM   #106 
     - BBC World Service for one...  ProudDad   Oct-23-10 09:51 PM   #108 
     - "They've been a right-wing mouthpiece for years;"  greiner3   Oct-21-10 03:37 PM   #36 
     - All Things Ignored,  ProudDad   Oct-23-10 09:57 PM   #109 
     - I remember this...  silverlib   Oct-21-10 03:50 PM   #37 
     - I'll agree with that  DBoon   Oct-21-10 03:53 PM   #39 
     - Check out the BBC World Service...  ProudDad   Oct-23-10 09:59 PM   #110 
     - I realized it in 2000 when they really came out of the closet for Bush.  glitch   Oct-21-10 03:54 PM   #40 
     - Yes.  PassingFair   Oct-22-10 07:12 AM   #89 
     - Wrong  Mudoria   Oct-21-10 04:13 PM   #45 
     - Watchdog Group Report: Most NPR Sources are Conservative  Judi Lynn   Oct-21-10 04:31 PM   #48 
        - For balance, the NPR rebuttal to this 7-8 year old data:  Greyskye   Oct-21-10 04:46 PM   #49 
        - This exactly the time I must use for other purposes, like starting dinner.  Judi Lynn   Oct-21-10 05:08 PM   #52 
        - '04 That's timely!  Plucketeer   Oct-21-10 05:11 PM   #53 
           - You add a lot, don't you? Unaware that around dinner time, some DU'ers  Judi Lynn   Oct-21-10 07:59 PM   #79 
              - If you're going to focus strictly on what you want to, ...  Plucketeer   Oct-22-10 12:18 PM   #92 
     - +1  No Elephants   Oct-22-10 01:22 PM   #94 
     - You must be way out in left field if you think they are RW  Ter   Oct-22-10 02:19 PM   #98 
  - In other news  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-21-10 01:47 PM   #2 
  - Good, I don't want to here Huckabee or any right wing nut case on NPR  county worker   Oct-21-10 01:51 PM   #3 
  - My thoughts exactly.  Flipper999   Oct-21-10 03:05 PM   #31 
  - Poor Suckabee. Facts have a liberal bias and he just can't handle it  Roland99   Oct-21-10 01:53 PM   #4 
  - Shrub tried his best  Rambis   Oct-21-10 01:54 PM   #5 
  - NPR is taking a load of shit over this -  hedgehog   Oct-21-10 02:02 PM   #6 
  - I'm strongly considering it even though they piss me off regularly with their teabag coverage  Iris   Oct-21-10 04:04 PM   #43 
  - "...urged Congress to cut NPRs funding"  KansDem   Oct-21-10 02:04 PM   #7 
  - Well I mean after all you can't have a news station that leans to the left  Bitwit1234   Oct-21-10 02:04 PM   #8 
  - Damn straight. Palin works for them too.  Turborama   Oct-21-10 02:37 PM   #22 
  - It doesn't lean to the Left. The entire directing board and nearly every  Lorien   Oct-23-10 11:38 PM   #114 
  - NPR doesn't receive direct federal funding  1gobluedem   Oct-21-10 02:04 PM   #9 
  - I believe they get like 7% or so  Wickerman   Oct-21-10 02:05 PM   #10 
  - actually, according to their page its less than 2% direct Fed support  Wickerman   Oct-21-10 02:10 PM   #14 
  - They piss off the left because they are relentlessly pro-corporate  ProudDad   Oct-21-10 02:07 PM   #11 
  - In this household we've taken to calling them  HillWilliam   Oct-21-10 02:26 PM   #19 
  - We like the term National Petroleum Radio  ProudDad   Oct-21-10 03:54 PM   #41 
  - Agreed...  Iowa   Oct-21-10 02:38 PM   #24 
  - Agree ... nice summation -- :)  defendandprotect   Oct-21-10 11:22 PM   #84 
  - NPR is NOT the entirety of "public media"  ProudDad   Oct-21-10 02:09 PM   #12 
  - count on Juan williams to move further right,  karnac   Oct-21-10 02:10 PM   #13 
  - I think his comments suggested that any Muslim who dresses  hedgehog   Oct-21-10 02:19 PM   #16 
  - NO! he merely stated it made him nervous. On honest statement.  karnac   Oct-21-10 02:33 PM   #21 
     - He didn't qualify it by saying his nervousness wasn't justified.  Turborama   Oct-21-10 02:39 PM   #25 
     - he went on to say; quoting would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad:  hedgehog   Oct-21-10 02:51 PM   #27 
     - So, he *justified* his "nervousness" by further defining his Islamophobia, then.  Turborama   Oct-21-10 02:59 PM   #29 
     - Kind of like anyone with an Oakland Raiders cap  ProudDad   Oct-23-10 10:00 PM   #111 
     - Cute story. Doesn't scale up to what Juan Williams said, though.  Demit   Oct-21-10 07:45 PM   #77 
     - He is entitled to his PRIVATE opinion. As an on-air personality his PUBLIC opinion is subject to the  Thor_MN   Oct-21-10 09:38 PM   #80 
     - Why did you misstate Williams' words?  No Elephants   Oct-22-10 01:46 PM   #96 
  - When did he defend "peaceful muslims to the hilt (sic)"? BTW He was fired for going on Faux  Turborama   Oct-21-10 02:45 PM   #26 
  - Dobbs said on TV today that Williams has been going on Fox for 10 years.  No Elephants   Oct-22-10 01:36 PM   #95 
  - Of course he should have been fired for "just showing up in Fox".  Tesha   Oct-22-10 07:04 AM   #88 
  - Fox is so fucked up.......  Grassy Knoll   Oct-21-10 02:12 PM   #15 
  - Williams is no liberal, token or otherwise  No Elephants   Oct-22-10 01:53 PM   #97 
  - the 'right' defends ignorance  bowens43   Oct-21-10 02:21 PM   #17 
  - Not so fast, "Right"--you haven't paid for Bush's two bogus wars.  KansDem   Oct-21-10 02:25 PM   #18 
  - Another hoot is that today I've come across a few supposed Liberals who agree with Huckabee & Palin  Turborama   Oct-21-10 02:31 PM   #20 
  - I say "Bring It, Bitches!!!"... too bad NPR won't say it. n/t  stlsaxman   Oct-21-10 02:37 PM   #23 
  - NPR, PBS and their state affiliates all have former BUSH/CHENEY criminals and traitors as "experts"  bobthedrummer   Oct-21-10 03:02 PM   #30 
  - Dear Bible Spice  AC_Mem   Oct-21-10 03:20 PM   #32 
  - This is when I wish there was a "like" button.  silverlib   Oct-21-10 03:51 PM   #38 
  - If your job is being a public figure  DBoon   Oct-21-10 03:55 PM   #42 
  - Who ISN'T the right at war with?  GETPLANING   Oct-21-10 03:34 PM   #34 
  - LOL, how true, how true.  harun   Oct-21-10 04:27 PM   #46 
  - The one thing that will doom their campaign is that most right-wingnuts can't spell "NPR" .  Fly by night   Oct-21-10 04:06 PM   #44 
  - NPR has swerved sharply to the right in recent years.  EFerrari   Oct-21-10 05:00 PM   #50 
     - They think anything to the left of "Mein Kampf"  ProudDad   Oct-23-10 10:02 PM   #112 
  - Palin is a hypocrite, she wanted people fired for much less than what Williams said.  wisteria   Oct-21-10 04:30 PM   #47 
  - Less than 6% of NPR's funding comes from government - federal, state, and local  Iris   Oct-21-10 05:08 PM   #51 
  - Let me get this straight.  sulphurdunn   Oct-21-10 05:15 PM   #54 
  - Juan Williams Firing Leads Palin, Huckabee to Call for Defunding NPR  progressoid   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #56 
  - Repukes have wanted to defund public radio and television for a lot less  chelsea0011   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #57 
  - 'jihadist threat' Oh jesus Sary yer killing me here  rurallib   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #58 
  - So because of his discrimination against Muslims the  Bitwit1234   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #59 
  - HIlarious. NPR was captured under BushCo.  EFerrari   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #60 
  - Calling all wingnutz!  Cirque du So-What   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #61 
  - Sarah - 3 clicks on the NPR website & you would see that they get less than 6% of their funding from  Iris   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #62 
  - These people  Iliyah   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #64 
  - They are too dumb to be embarrased by their dumbness.  Iris   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #68 
  - Someone has to explain to her how to turn the computer on!  bullwinkle428   Oct-21-10 10:08 PM   #81 
  - Over 35 years or so, they've gotten a hell of a kicking around by GOP.....  defendandprotect   Oct-21-10 11:26 PM   #85 
  - If NPR actually went to being mostly listener-sponsored, it would immediately do...  Tesha   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #63 
  - Agree -- and wondering if we should all be thinking about LICENSES for TV/radio ....  defendandprotect   Oct-21-10 11:27 PM   #86 
  - They are IDIOTS!!!! Do they think the taxpayers fund NPR?  Zen Democrat   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #65 
  - Did you see . . .  bainz   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #66 
  - What information? The info I posted that says less than 6% of NPR's funding comes from taxes?  Iris   Oct-22-10 06:12 PM   #100 
  - Clearly not. If they did, they would have heard a long time ago how much money actually comes from  Iris   Oct-22-10 06:13 PM   #101 
  - Go right ahead and defund NPR.  edbermac   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #67 
  - ding ding  indimuse   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #69 
  - Awesome cartoon!  Xipe Totec   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #71 
  - Excellent point! Wow! This needs to go viral!  Iris   Oct-22-10 06:14 PM   #102 
  - Clang! Clang! Clang!  mazzarro   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #70 
  - LOL  JJ   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #72 
  - Euww! Just---Eeeuuww!  Demeter   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #73 
  - So now they care about the unemployed?  mikeSchmuckabee   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #74 
  - The right has been trying to defund NPR for as long as I can  MineralMan   Oct-21-10 07:33 PM   #75 
  - They've already gone over to the dark side (corporate funding).  ozone_man   Oct-21-10 07:54 PM   #78 
     - Agree ...  defendandprotect   Oct-21-10 11:28 PM   #87 
  - Enhanced interrogation techniques  midnight armadillo   Oct-21-10 07:39 PM   #76 
  - Corp for Public Broadcasting is a PRIVATE corp GOP put in charge of PBS...  defendandprotect   Oct-21-10 10:45 PM   #82 
  - This must mean they want Helen back!  randr   Oct-22-10 10:36 AM   #90 
  - It's NPR!!!  windowpilot   Oct-22-10 11:10 AM   #91 
  - Yep, the right-wingers obviously have their new marching orders.  toddwv   Oct-22-10 01:18 PM   #93 
  - Fine, give him his job back with a big pay cut.  louis-t   Oct-22-10 05:30 PM   #99 
  - moved by author  Bragi   Oct-22-10 06:22 PM   #103 
  - NPR quit leaning liberal years ago when their federal funding got slashed.  kestrel91316   Oct-22-10 11:35 PM   #104 
  - So does that make Mara LIEasson a double agent?  KamaAina   Oct-23-10 07:33 PM   #107 
  - Can you say HELEN THOMAS or RICK SANCHEZ  sammyscout   Oct-23-10 11:11 PM   #113 

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