Ex-NY Times Editor: I'm Against 'Loaded Language' in Trump Stories

March 6th, 2016 5:10 PM
It's not every day that your hear a leader of the liberal media declare that they oppose "loaded language" in news stories, especially in The New York Times. On Wednesday's All Things Considered, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik explored how lefty sites like Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post openly declare Donald Trump is a liar, racist, and xenophobe. Former Times executive…

NPR Expert: 'Pugilistic, Mean-Spirited' Fox News May Be Watered Down

June 12th, 2015 1:14 PM
When it came to assessing Rupert Murdoch’s decision to cede more control of his empire to his sons James and Lachlan, PBS and NPR turned to David Folkenflik, who as NPR’s media reporter is a Murdoch obsessive and author of the book Murdoch’s World.  On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, Folkenflik floated the idea that eventually Fox News would move to the…

ABC’s This Week Criticizes NBC’s Handling of Brian Williams’ Iraq Lies

February 8th, 2015 11:40 AM
On Sunday, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos discussed the fallout from the Brian Williams controversy with two prominent media critics, both of whom agreed that NBC News had badly handled Williams’ false claim that his helicopter came under enemy fire while he was reporting from Iraq in 2003. Liz Spayd, editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, insisted…

Media Critics Hit NBC's Brian Williams Over Iraq Lie

February 5th, 2015 2:22 PM
On Wednesday night, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams apologized on air for falsely claiming that while reporting from Iraq in 2003, the helicopter he was on was hit by enemy fire. Despite Williams’ attempt to walk back his past statements, numerous media critics have called out the NBC News anchor for failing to uphold the standards expected of a network news anchor. Howard Kurtz…

NPR Cheers Illegal Immigrant Jose Vargas: ‘A Filipino Without Legal

July 16th, 2014 2:55 PM
It seems as though National Public Radio has joined the ranks of the liberal media championing illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas following his arrest on Tuesday, July 15 for attempting to board a plane without proper documentation.  That evening, NPR’s All Things Considered did its best to promote Vargas, with co-host Audie Cornish and media correspondent David Folkenflik…

On NPR, Ex-NBC Reporter Lisa Myers Agrees With Sharyl Attkisson: Media

July 9th, 2014 10:52 PM
NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik arrived late to the story of former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson on Monday’s Morning Edition. He found former NBC reporter Lisa Myers to agree with Attkisson’s point about TV news in the Obama years: “Overall, the mainstream media has been less eager to hold this administration accountable than it was to hold the Bush administration…

NPR Drops Minority-Based 'Tell Me More' Show, Fires 28 Employees Due t

May 21st, 2014 8:29 PM
Despite the fact that National Public Radio is a publicly supported network, its long-term financial struggles claimed another casualty on Tuesday: Tell Me More, a program “expressly designed to have a primary appeal for African-American listeners and other people of color” will air its last episode on Friday, August 1. The move will leave 28 people unemployed, and program host…

NPR Picks New CEO From L.A. Who Bankrolls DNC, ACLU, and Barack Obama

May 10th, 2014 9:49 AM
NPR named a new CEO on Friday. His name is Jarl Mohn (pronounced “Yarl Moan”), who was a founder of the cable channel E and an executive at MTV and VH-1. Leftists might worry with these corporate connections, but Mohn has been a major donor to Pasadena NPR station KPCC – as well as a major donor to Barack Obama and the DNC. For 15 years, from 1994 to 2009, he chaired the…

NPR, WashPost Celebrate Anti-Palin Author in Obits -- Although His Pal

March 12th, 2014 7:55 PM
Leftist author Joe McGinniss drew several more warm obituaries from the national media. In Wednesday’s Washington Post, on the front of the Style section Gene Weingarten began with a gush: “Joe McGinniss, author of one of the best nonfiction books ever written, died yesterday.” NPR media reporter David Folkenflik filed an entire story on McGinniss (and it was no Harold…

NPR Media Reporter Announces He's On the Fox News 'Blacklist' Again fo

February 24th, 2014 6:55 AM
NPR media reporter David Folkenflik was given the chance to promote his book “Murdoch’s World” in an interview for the latest edition of The Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists. He tried the usual line that Rupert Murdoch deserved a whole book on his scandals because he’s so “unique.” (Read: somewhat conservative tycoon in a liberal…

NPR Media Reporter Presses NBC News to Be More Biased on Russian Gays

January 17th, 2014 6:37 PM
On Monday’s All Things Considered, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik drew this unintentionally hilarious sentence out of NBC executive Alexandra Wallace: “Our job is to report on what's going on in the world. We're not activists. We're observers and analysts.” Folkenflik’s story pressed on NBC News from the left, that they must campaign against Russian…

NewsBusters Interview: David Folkenflik on the Meaning of Rupert Murdo

December 8th, 2013 2:30 AM
As much as people on the left in this country and others rage against Rupert Murdoch and his many creations it is rather remarkable how most American conservatives, even professional political junkies, know or care very little about the man. Beyond missing out on understanding how Murdoch’s life is a textbook case of the power and influence of media on policy, people on the right who…

Bill Keller: 'Be Wary of Guy Who Says He's Got the Absolute Truth' But

November 3rd, 2013 4:49 PM
Former New York Times editor Bill Keller on Sunday perfectly demonstrated liberal media hypocrisy. Moments after claiming on CNN's Reliable Sources that people who "deny climate change" shouldn't be given "equal time," he said "be wary of the guy who says he's got the absolute truth" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NPR Media Reporter Sells His New Book Exposing Murdoch and The 'Cruelt

October 22nd, 2013 10:40 PM
Left-wingers like to imagine Rupert Murdoch as some sort of James Bond villain – a global media mogul who ruins the international socialist agenda with feisty tabloids and right-wing TV hacks. No one imagines that more than National Public Radio, which fired Juan Williams for daring to associate with “The O’Reilly Factor.” NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik has…