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NPR Intolerance and Imbalance

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I am going to sit here and enjoy the irony of Fox News posting something about intolerance and Imbalance.
It sure beats the hell out of addressing the facts, doesn't it?

Liberal bias... NPR.... There's nothing to see here people... Move along now, move along.
 

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It sure beats the hell out of addressing the facts, doesn't it?

Liberal bias... NPR.... There's nothing to see here people... Move along now, move along.

Liberal bias hmmmmm:

Tomlinson was appointed as chairman of the CPB board by President George W. Bush, for a two-year term, in September 2003. He embarked upon a mission to purge CPB of what he perceived as "liberal bias".[6] His efforts sparked complaints of political pressure.[7] Broadcasting & Cable magazine wrote when Tomlinson "...uses terms like “fair and balanced” in talking about what PBS should be, it is understandably seen as code guaranteed to evoke charges of the “Foxification” of PBS and raise alarm bells with liberals and moderates, as well as with viewers who just don’t care about a political agenda at all."[8]
Tomlinson commissioned a $10,000 study into Bill Moyers' PBS program, Now with Bill Moyers without informing the board of the investigation.[9] He also retained two Republican lobbyists to try to defeat a Congressional proposal that would have increased the representation of broadcasters on the board, again without informing the board of the contracts.[10]
The inspector general's report issued 15 November 2005, said that Mr. Tomlinson appears to have violated both the federal law and the corporation's own rules in raising $5 million to underwrite The Journal Editorial Report, a PBS program by the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal.[11]
Mr. Tomlinson, in a statement distributed with the report, rejected its conclusions. He said that any suggestion that he violated his duties or the law "is malicious and irresponsible" and that the inspector general had opted "for politics over good judgment."
"Unfortunately, the Inspector General's preconceived and unjustified findings will only help to maintain the status quo and other reformers will be discouraged from seeking change," said Mr. Tomlinson, who has repeatedly defended his decisions as part of an effort to restore balance to programming. "Regrettably, as a result, balance and objectivity will not come soon to elements of public broadcasting."[12]
In April 2005, the contract of the former CPB president, Kathleen Cox, was not renewed. She was replaced by Ken Feree, a Republican and former adviser to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell.
Tomlinson resigned from the CPB board on November 4, 2005 after the board saw the report about his tenure by the Inspector General of the CPB, requested by House Democrats. The report described possible political influence on personnel decisions, including e-mail correspondence between Tomlinson and the White House which indicated that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the president/CEO position."

Kenneth Tomlinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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Honestly even after reading the article it is still nothing. Seven complaints, one of which were from Newsbusters, isn't that bad considering how long NPR has been on the air. Plus in the of the cases NPR apologized for what either the guest said or was treated. So again this is just nothing.
 

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I am going to sit here and enjoy the irony of Fox News posting something about intolerance and Imbalance.
You mean the infamous Fox News.

At least they haven't wished Obama and his family get aids.
 

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Liberal bias hmmmmm:

Tomlinson was appointed as chairman of the CPB board by President George W. Bush, for a two-year term, in September 2003. He embarked upon a mission to purge CPB of what he perceived as "liberal bias".[6] His efforts sparked complaints of political pressure.[7] Broadcasting & Cable magazine wrote when Tomlinson "...uses terms like “fair and balanced” in talking about what PBS should be, it is understandably seen as code guaranteed to evoke charges of the “Foxification” of PBS and raise alarm bells with liberals and moderates, as well as with viewers who just don’t care about a political agenda at all."[8]
Tomlinson commissioned a $10,000 study into Bill Moyers' PBS program, Now with Bill Moyers without informing the board of the investigation.[9] He also retained two Republican lobbyists to try to defeat a Congressional proposal that would have increased the representation of broadcasters on the board, again without informing the board of the contracts.[10]
The inspector general's report issued 15 November 2005, said that Mr. Tomlinson appears to have violated both the federal law and the corporation's own rules in raising $5 million to underwrite The Journal Editorial Report, a PBS program by the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal.[11]
Mr. Tomlinson, in a statement distributed with the report, rejected its conclusions. He said that any suggestion that he violated his duties or the law "is malicious and irresponsible" and that the inspector general had opted "for politics over good judgment."
"Unfortunately, the Inspector General's preconceived and unjustified findings will only help to maintain the status quo and other reformers will be discouraged from seeking change," said Mr. Tomlinson, who has repeatedly defended his decisions as part of an effort to restore balance to programming. "Regrettably, as a result, balance and objectivity will not come soon to elements of public broadcasting."[12]
In April 2005, the contract of the former CPB president, Kathleen Cox, was not renewed. She was replaced by Ken Feree, a Republican and former adviser to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell.
Tomlinson resigned from the CPB board on November 4, 2005 after the board saw the report about his tenure by the Inspector General of the CPB, requested by House Democrats. The report described possible political influence on personnel decisions, including e-mail correspondence between Tomlinson and the White House which indicated that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the president/CEO position."

Kenneth Tomlinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
None of those people were True Conservatives™. You can tell because none of them were named Glenn Beck.

Oh yeah, Wikipedia is a tool for left-wing indoctrination of the masses. Almost forgot that meme. :roll:
 
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It sure beats the hell out of addressing the facts, doesn't it?

Liberal bias... NPR.... There's nothing to see here people... Move along now, move along.
Where is the liberal bias on NPR? I know, you just feel there is a liberal bias so it must be true. :roll:
 

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Where is the liberal bias on NPR? I know, you just feel there is a liberal bias so it must be true. :roll:
Your opinion pbrauer is the perfect giger counter. If you don't see that it's there - guaranteed it's there in spades. :lol:
 

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Your opinion pbrauer is the perfect giger counter. If you don't see that it's there - guaranteed it's there in spades. :lol:
Well the only thing I listen to on NPR is Car Talk and Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me.
 

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Well the only thing I listen to on NPR is Car Talk and Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me.
Then perhaps you should listen to more.
 

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Coronado and others, cease fire please, gentlemen. Getting a bit heated and undignified.
 
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soccerboy22, ptif219, et al,

There are two sad components in this.

ptif219 said:
All sides agree

NPR fires analyst Juan Williams after comments about Muslims on a plane | Mail Online

Well that wasn't on the list so I didn't mention it, but him getting fired was stupid. Although what he said was probably equally or more stupid.
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  • First, what Juan said, probably is not as stupid as it sounds; given that that 250 of 29 of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists have muslim names. It's not so stupid, given that, the State Department has a Travel Alert up on an al-Qaeda Threat. If you're not being alert for Muslims, who are you on alter for? (Juan Valdez of Coffee Fame?) The big story is the growing concern that any Muslim, could be a ticking time-bomb; but, we're afraid to say it. Do you think that the Gunman (the Virginia born MAJ Nidal Malik Hasan) who killed 12, and wounds 31 - at Fort Hood, was trust by friends, relatives and neighbors? Hasan had asked for spiritual guidance from his Imam --- American born Anwar al-Awlaki.
  • Second, is the question of the reputation the Muslim has made for themselves. Is America so afraid of the Muslim, that we have to drive the nature of the threat underground? We are so afraid --- that we are afraid to say we are afraid; we are afraid to describe the terrorist.

The real story is how do we help the Muslim rebuild their reputation among Americans; and, do the Muslims really want to change the reputation they have created?

Most Respectfully,
R
 

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Well, I actually do suspect that NPR did what it did at least in part because it fears a fatwa against it.

Which is a mighty, mighty irony and several layers of pitiable.
 

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First of all, you have to understand the liberal mind. Free speech is allowed.....as long as it goes with the political agenda. Otherwise it is "hate speech".
 

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Government Marxists have found a religion they like. The only problem is that many of its followers want to murder anyone and everyone. This is typical totalitarian propaganda. Don't believe your lyin' eyes. Just swallow the state mantra spoken with a soothing voice. This won't hurt a bit.
 

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Well that wasn't on the list so I didn't mention it, but him getting fired was stupid. Although what he said was probably equally or more stupid.
Being honest about how he feels is not being stupid.
Honesty does not equals stupidity.
 

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Being honest about how he feels is not being stupid.
Honesty does not equals stupidity.

Airing a personal opinion when a journalist and against your employers editorial/journalist policy is not the brightest thing to do.
 

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No, someone can be honest AND stupid.
 

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Airing a personal opinion when a journalist and against your employers editorial/journalist policy is not the brightest thing to do.
Particularly when that employer is so capricious and inconsistent with their enforcement of that policy.
 
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