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NPR’s Totenberg RAGES After Being Critiqued for SCOTUS Fake News

January 21st, 2022 10:39 AM

The saga of NPR’s Supreme Court “maskgate” continued Thursday as an apparent internal feud spilled out into public as legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg went to the very liberal Daily Beast to vent her anger over the radio station’s public editor, Kelly McBride critiquing her reporting and saying she could have done better

NPR 'Public Editor' Tells Stelter NPR Should Ignore the Conservatives

August 12th, 2021 11:53 AM

Everyone knows that NPR is liberal. On the Reliable Sources podcast, CNN's Brian Stelter found that NPR public editor Kelly McBride found there were two kinds of criticism about media bias. The left-wingers care about NPR and they matter, and the right-wingers don't have "genuine criticism" that needs to be taken seriously.

NPR Strips Down on Protests: Let Your Progressive Flag Fly, Reporters!

July 29th, 2021 5:45 PM

National Public Radio is bowing to pressure from leftist journalists inside their workforce, and loosening restrictions on their "objective" reporters marching in protests for the "freedom and dignity of human beings." We can all guess this verbiage doesn't mean they all wanted to participate in the March for Life or an NRA event. As often happens, NPR is leading the rest of the press…

NPR Admits Major OVERREACH on 'Without Evidence' and Pro-Looting Book

September 3rd, 2020 9:55 PM

On Tuesday morning, NPR Public Editor (or ombudsman) Kelly McBride admitted the taxpayer-funded network had overreached on two recent pieces highlighted here at NewsBusters. We asked readers to contact McBride, so hopefully that convinced her to issue these verdicts admitting errors and overreach.

Peak Snobbery at NPR: We're 'Very Good at Educating the Overeducated'

April 23rd, 2020 1:19 PM
In her debut article, NPR public editor Kelly McBride talked up broadening the NPR audience. She quoted NPR executive Christopher Turpin, who overshared the arrogance of their newsroom. "We are very good at educating the overeducated," Turbin boasted. "How do we broaden the audience?" You know, to the dummies? 

NPR Borrows 'Public Editor' from Liberal Poynter Institute

April 6th, 2020 10:03 PM
National Public Radio hired a new “Public Editor” or ombudsman. It’s Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute, which counts PolitiFact as one of its projects. This is more of a merger than a straight-up hiring. McBride will maintain her position as a senior vice president at Poynter, and use Poynter staff to address the concerns of NPR listeners. Both sides of this transaction…

Liberal Anchor Katie Couric Claims She’s ‘Fair-Minded and Trustworthy’

November 5th, 2019 3:18 PM
Even though it’s been more than a decade since Katie Couric hosted a news program on ABC, CBS or NBC, “America’s Sweetheart” is still popular with many journalists who continue to shower her with praise and awards. That behavior continued on Saturday evening, when Couric received a 2019 Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism during a ceremony where the liberal anchor…
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Network Sunday Talk Shows Refuse to Cover Facebook Censoring Scandal

May 15th, 2016 11:39 PM
On the first Sunday morning political talk shows since the Facebook trending topics scandal broke, the major network Sunday shows and CNN's State of the Union (with NBC's Meet the Press preempted for a Barclay's Premiere League game) failed to cover or debate this reported suppression of conservative stories by the social media behemoth.

NPR Highlights Liberal 'Buzz' That CNN Was Unethical for Offering Air

January 27th, 2011 7:18 AM
At their website, NPR tried to add to the controversy that CNN would dare to air Rep. Michele Bachmann offering a Tea Party response to Obama's State of the Union address, despite her "history of inflammatory remarks." Reporter Corey Dade underlined that it could undermine CNN's image of neutrality, as if it wasn't a liberal network: "I can't figure how you can…