Bozell Column: Skipping Violent Talk on the Left

September 6th, 2011 10:38 PM
After the mass shooting in Tucson of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a federal judge, and other bystanders, President Obama gave one of those unite-the-divide speeches that give journalists leg thrills. We need to “sharpen our instincts for empathy,” he said. He lamented political finger-pointing: “It's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking…

NPR Political Director: 'The President is Exactly Right' About Immigra

May 14th, 2011 7:27 AM
On Wednesday afternoon's Talk of the Nation on National Public Radio, NPR political director Ken Rudin told host Neal Conan that of course, President Obama was "exactly right" in his El Paso speech to say Republicans are never satisfied on immigration, and want a moat with alligators in it: CONAN: And this is not likely to pass as a piece of legislation but likely to be…

NPR Editor Compares Obama to Nixon, Apologizes Next Day

October 24th, 2009 2:27 PM
Do you think National Pubic Radio political editor Ken Rudin took some heat for comparing President Obama to Richard Nixon Wednesday?Such seems to be the case given his somewhat groveling apology posted at his blog Thursday.Before we get there, here's what Rudin said about the White House's current feud with Fox News on Wednesday's "Talk of the Nation" (h/t Byron York):

Networks Ignore Chappaquiddick Anniversary; NPR’s Rudin Gets 'Ugly

July 20th, 2009 4:51 PM
While the big liberal media usually find it hard to skip any news related to the Kennedy family, ABC, CBS and NBC breathed not a word about Saturday’s 40th anniversary of Chappaquiddick. On the night of July 18, 1969, Senator Edward Kennedy left a party with 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne and later drove off a bridge. Kennedy left the scene with Kopechne still in the submerged vehicle; he did not…