John Burnett's Sunday report on NPR's Weekend Edition about a nationwide tour centered around a Catholic saint certainly stands outs, as the liberal radio network has a long record of hostility to Christianity in general and, specifically, Catholicism. Burnett spotlighted how the remains of "Saint Maria Goretti, patron saint of purity and mercy, drew tens of thousands of the faithful" across the United States. The correspondent also zeroed in on how the widow of an Oklahoma politician, who was murdered by their mentally-ill son, visited the relics for inspiration, as the saint herself forgave her killer.
In the Fresh Off the Boat episode "Huangsgiving," recurring gay character Oscar Chow brings his new boyfriend Michael to the Huang's Thanksgiving dinner. He excitedly introduces him to Jessica, saying, "Michael listens to NPR!" - and he proudly displays the tote to prove it.
National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service have attempted on Fridays to run a “Week in Politics” segment and PBS even has a long-standing show called Washington Week. But on Friday, all these programs discussed a “week” utterly without any analysis of the 2015 elections.
Try to imagine how the media would have covered it if the transgender “equal rights” initiative won in Houston, pot was legalized in Ohio, Kentucky elected another Democrat governor, and the state senate went Democrat in Virginia. Wouldn’t that be brought to bear on how it might affect the presidential race in 2016 and the march of liberal inevitability? But conservatives won, so who has any time on a taxpayer-funded outlet?
On Sunday night, NPR’s weekend All Things Considered anchor Michel Martin had a long eight-minute interview with pro-basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who’s recently best known for popping off with radical leftist opinions for Time magazine’s website.
Martin went looking for the legend to trash another legend, Michael Jordan, for failing to get behind the black Democrat challenging conservative Sen. Jesse Helms in 1990, who Martin announced had “very retrograde” attitudes on race:
We know original ideas are getting scarce in Hollywood, but has it come to poaching sitcom concepts from the notes of Rachel Maddow’s therapy sessions? That’s the likeliest inspiration for Fair and Balanced, a comedy being developed for ABC by Obama sycophant Kal Penn and his stoner comedy writers from the Harold & Kumar franchise.
Think of it – an entire sitcom designed solely to skewer FNC, reinforcing liberals’ sense of superiority while adding to media’s 2016 Hillary choir. What’s not to love?
Just as the liberal media greet Antonin Scalia as some sort of Supreme Court supervillain, they lionize Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a superhero. A gushy new book spinning off of the Internet meme of the “Notorious RBG” is making a splash in the liberal media. The New York Times hailed it as “an artisanal hagiography, a frank and admiring piece of fan nonfiction.” On Monday night’s All Things Considered, NPR court reporter Nina Totenberg filed a completely one-sided promotional segment on the liberal “fan nonfiction.”
A "week in politics" like Hillary's latest Benghazi hearing really proves the usefulness of "conservative" public-broadcasting pundit David Brooks. What better way to prove Hillary completely trounced her opponents on the public stage than your completely cooperative "conservative" expert declare the whole thing a rout for Hillary? Brooks denounced a conservative anti-Clinton "psychosis" on both his Friday appearances on the PBS NewsHour and NPR's All Things Considered.
In theory, a public-broadcasting system that provides fairness and balance -- insert cynical laughter here about theories vs. statist reality -- the conservative pundit on these shows would display more deference to the conservative notion that the Obama administration has utterly failed in Libya, and the idea of Hillary taking a "victory lap" on Libya is preposterously partisan.
They were feeling Hillary Clinton's pain on Thursday's Morning Edition before the House special committee on Benghazi heard her testimony. Congressional correspondent Tamara Keith claimed Hillary's "what difference does it make" comment -- highly praised by the media at the time -- has been taken out of context by Clinton critics.
Back in 2013, NPR said Hillary suffered "not a scratch" and was now "fireproof" after Republicans tried to tangle with her in that previous Benghazi hearing.
NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross is a very passionate advocate of the “LGBT” agenda, and it came through again with a 37-minute interview promoting Washington Post reporter Amy Ellis Nutt and her book on transgender female “Nicole” Maines. The title is Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.
Nutt strongly pushed that the Maines family were wonderfully warm and thoughtful people – besieged at times by hateful people who cause bathroom wars:
Tuesday's All Things Considered on NPR followed the lead of CNN earlier in the day in spotlighting a pro-euthanasia activist's reaction to California Governor Jerry Brown signing the "End of Life Option Act." Host Kelly McEvers allowed only a brief mention of opponents calling the governor's move "a dark day for California." McEvers then gave guest Christy O'Donnell, who has terminal lung cancer, the kid glove treatment. O'Donnell appeared on CNN's At This Hour earlier on Tuesday, where anchor Kate Bolduan thanked her for her "strength" and "courage."
As the Supreme Court term begins, NPR court correspondent Nina Totenberg played dumb on Monday’s Morning Edition, much like Adam Liptak at The New York Times. Why would conservatives dislike “consistently conservative” chief justice John Roberts?
Desperately employing rickety rationales twice to uphold Obamacare somehow doesn’t undermine “consistency.” Totenberg forgot Roberts being hailed by Time magazine in 2012 as similar to Beethoven, Willie Mays, and King Solomon: “Not since King Solomon offered to split the baby has a judge engineered a slicker solution to a bitterly divisive dispute.”
During appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour on Friday, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne and the New York Times’ David Brooks eagerly touted President Obama’s blatant decision to “politicize” the Oregon school shooting to push gun control.