On Thursday's edition of the NPR morning talk show 1A, host Joshua Johnson devoted the first hour to promoting the "1619 Project" at The New York Times, which seeks to "reframe" American history as dominated to this very day by slavery. In a town hall meeting transcript that leaked, Times executive editor Dean Baquet explicitly announced that the project was meant to help the public understand why we narrowly elected Donald Trump in 2016. When Johnson made time for an opposing view, he quoted a note from "Charlie," and the assembled Times team burst out laughing at the idea that this was a partisan narrative.
The public isn’t alarmed enough about climate change to satisfy NPR talk show host Joshua Johnson, so he suggested on Tuesday morning that, in order to induce fear that will lead to public demands for action, scientists say the human race is in danger of becoming extinct. Johnson noted studies about other calamities, but hasn’t yet heard a scientific report “that says if we don’t do something about this, you and your children...and everyone you love will die!”
As NewsBusters has previously reported, NBC marched a hard line to smear the Covington Catholic kids as racists in a viral video face-off with a Native American activist. NPR talk show host Joshua Johnson, a panelist on Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, dragged the smears into a discussion of the government shutdown.
Our friend David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon listened to a typically one-sided hour of National Public Radio on climate change on Tuesday and wrote an article titled "NPR: How Do We Talk to the Dangerous Idiots Who Disagree With Us?"
Don’t talk to Chuck Todd about the liberal media. The Meet The Press host on Sunday snapped at David Brody, telling the CBN political analyst that dislike of a partisan press is simply a “campaign creation” of the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Todd huffed that it was “not based in much fact.”
While the segment was pitched as a conversation about the double standard in how liberals get away with what conservatives would be run out of town for, they didn’t actually get around to that part. But the panel on Sunday’s Meet the Press did unload on both Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee for their disgusting and deranged behavior. And when NBC’s Katy Tur tried to downplay Bee’s misogynist smear of Ivanka Trump, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan scolded her.
Despite all the good news for America this week, like the freeing of American hostages and the low unemployment rate AND the capture ISIS leaders, the ABC panel on Sunday’s This Week was huffing about President Trump ending the Iran nuclear deal. The bitter panelists were up in arms and were making predictions of just more war on the horizon. One even claimed the Trump administration was setting us up for the Iraq War 2.0.
On November 7, the NPR talk show 1A interviewed Meet the Press host Chuck Todd and his executive producer, John Reiss. The most notable part of the interview came when Todd was asked about the audience getting the impression that politicians and the media get "super incestuous" in politicians and the media going to all the same parties. Host Joshua Johnson asked Todd "How do you keep yourself an honest broker?" Todd claimed "I'm interested in rebuilding the wall a little bit." That's an interesting answer from someone who hosted a dinner party at his home in 2015 for Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri. But the NPR host Joshua Johnson didn't bring any specific questions about Todd's interactions to the table.
NPR's new morning talk show -- out of D.C. station WAMU-FM -- is called 1A, for the First Amendment. So it would be embarrassing if the show came out against freedom of speech. On Wednesday, the show devoted an hour to Ann Coulter's canceled speech at the University of California in Berkeley. Host Joshua Johnson defended free speech, but the guests and social-media messages tilted toward the Left.
Johnson asked leftist professor Angus Johnston of the City University of New York: "But isn’t teaching students how to debate the Ann Coulters of the world part of the function of a university, I mean, it’s kind of like, you know, ‘You have to take Defense Against the Dark Arts to graduate’?"''