NPR's Gay Ari Shapiro Reports On 'How 2013 Became The Gayest Year Ever
December 29th, 2013 3:49 PM
On the day after Christmas, NPR’s All Things Considered offered a little gift to openly gay reporter Ari Shapiro: seven minutes of air time for a story with the online title “How 2013 Became The ‘Gayest Year Ever’.”
As anchor Robert Siegel said NPR was looking at the “winners and losers of 2013...for gay rights groups, the last 12 months saw a huge string of victories, from state…
Actual NPR Headline: 'Why Obama Shouldn't Worry About His Lousy Poll N
November 7th, 2013 9:02 PM
For Obama, NPR is turning into the Happy Talk Network. First, there was the stunning headline “Healthcare.gov Could Have Been Worse.” On Thursday’s Morning Edition, the headline was “Why Obama Shouldn’t Worry About Lousy Poll Numbers.”
NPr headlines in the Bush years were in a different spirit, such as this beaut: “Naomi Wolf Likens Bush to Hitler.” The happy talker on this forget-lousy-polls…
NPR White House Reporter Celebrated How Obama's Avoiding The Media 'Fi
August 13th, 2013 6:55 AM
If President Obama were following his 2012 media strategy, his latest appearance with Jay Leno on the Tonight show would have been his last "press conference." But since he was going on vacation, he decided to lower himself to a few questions from the White House press corps.
He did not call on NPR's Ari Shapiro on Friday -- but on Thursday's Morning Edition, Shapiro offered a typically one-…
'Objective' NPR Reporter To Appear at Dan Savage Book Event in Seattle
June 12th, 2013 11:39 PM
NPR is lending its imprimatur to one of America's nastiest leftists -- Dan Savage. The sex columnist and author boasted online:
"Ari Shapiro, NPR's White House Correspondent, will be interviewing me about my new book this Sunday night at 7 PM at Town Hall in Seattle. We'll wind up talking about more than just American Savage—I have some questions for Ari about covering the Romney campaign for…
NPR Touts Obama Being 'Famous For His Ability to Give A Speech That
April 19th, 2013 4:56 PM
On Thursday's All Things Considered, NPR's Ari Shapiro couldn't be bothered to feature any of the religious leaders who spoke at the inter-faith service in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, Instead, Shapiro zeroed in on the liberal politicians who spoke, playing five straight clips from President Obama's speech at the memorial event.
The correspondent also played up the…
NPR Spotlights 'Barely Controversial' Pentagon Directive to Extend Ben
February 7th, 2013 6:31 PM
NPR's Ari Shapiro did little to conceal his slant towards same-sex "marriage" on Thursday's Morning Edition, as he reported on the Defense Department granting limited benefits to the same-sex partners of members of the military. Shapiro hyped that supposedly, "as a political move, the Pentagon's action is barely controversial."
The openly-homosexual correspondent later asserted that "it's…
Michelle Malkin: Reporters Plotting Questions for Romney Are Obama's
September 13th, 2012 11:12 AM
As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, CBS and NPR reporters were caught on a hot mic plotting to ensure Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be asked if he regrets scolding Barack Obama for his response to the recent anti-American hostilities in Egypt and Libya.
On Thursday's Fox & Friends, conservative author Michelle Malkin said the people involved were Obama's "tools' and "…
NPR Correspondent Refuses to Say Pledge of Allegiance or Stand for Nat
September 12th, 2012 8:48 AM
"While I sat at my laptop, most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling."
So wrote NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro Tuesday about refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance or stand for the national anthem at the beginning of a Mitt Romney campaign event the previous day.
NPR Ignores Obama Super PAC's Cancer Death Ad; 'Truth Squadding' Romne
August 8th, 2012 6:49 PM
On Wednesday's Morning Edition, NPR followed the example of its Big Three counterparts in failing to cover a new ad from a pro-Obama super PAC that points the finger at Mitt Romney for a woman's cancer death. Instead, the liberal radio network sent correspondent Ari Shapiro to "do some truth squadding" about the Romney campaign's latest ad slamming the Obama administration on welfare reform…
Journalists' Frown Table: NPR Panel Wants 'Fast and Furious' Inquiry D
June 23rd, 2012 3:21 PM
All three journalists invited to the journalists' roundtable on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR Friday played down the Fast and Furious scandal as a loser for Republicans. Jeanne Cummings of Politico wanted Congress to drop it like a hot potato: "to create this big constitutional clash with the White House makes Congress, once again, look like it's just got its eye off the ball. This isn't what…
NPR Plays Up Latino Republicans' Fury at 'Divisive' Immigration Tone
October 25th, 2011 11:32 AM
On Monday's Morning Edition, NPR's Carrie Kahn followed her network's standard operating procedure by omitting anti-illegal immigration conservatives from a report highlighting Latino Republicans' concern over the apparently "rough" language from GOP presidential candidates. Kahn cited one activist who bemoaned that the "the harsh talk is making it difficult to recruit new Latino voters."…
NBC's Ann Curry, CNN's Don Lemon Headline 'Revolutionary' Gay Journali
August 28th, 2011 5:59 PM
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association held their annual convention this weekend in Philadelphia, and the keynote speakers were CNN's Don Lemon and NBC's Ann Curry. Their pictures were featured under the motto "Creating a Revolution." The group says it's "working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues." (That often means censoring…
NPR Profiles Grover Norquist, Who Hides His Donors, Isn't Wonky, and D
July 15th, 2011 6:48 AM
On Thursday’s All Things Considered, NPR profiled conservative activist Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform. Michele Norris began: “In the debate over the debt ceiling, one person who has outsized influence is not actually at the negotiating table.” That might sound good to Norquist’s donors, but when liberal reporters accuse someone of “outsized influence,” it means “too much…
NPR Lets Daily Show Regular, WaPo's Milbank Knock GOP Presidential Fie
June 16th, 2011 10:15 PM
On Wednesday's All Things Considered, NPR's Ari Shapiro let The Daily Show's John Oliver and The Washington Post's Dana Milbank cast aspersions on some of the declared 2012 Republican presidential candidates and their surrogates. Oliver mocked the talking points of a Ron Paul spokesman as "pointless" and "meaningless," while Milbank derided the candidacy of Herman Cain.
Host Melissa Block…