Another Public Radio Employee Canned for 'Occupy' Activism

October 28th, 2011 11:43 PM
Another NPR freelancer has been fired for activism at an Occupy rally. On Gawker, Caitlin Curran laments she was canned from 20 hours a week producing for the public radio talk show The Takeway (co-produced by Public Radio International and WNYC Radio in New York, and supported in part by the taxpayers through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.) Unlike Lisa Simeone, who served in a…

Bozell Column: Time to Cut Off NPR

October 25th, 2011 10:18 PM
National Public Radio continues to define itself in every way as a taxpayer-funded nest of leftism. NPR couldn’t just supportively report on the Occupy Wall Street protests. A fire-breathing spokeswoman for the "Occupy DC" protests against capitalism was also an NPR host. Lisa Simeone was an NPR anchor for their weekend version of the newscast "All Things Considered…

NPR Host/Occupy Protester Says She's Been Fired

October 20th, 2011 10:56 AM
AP is reporting NPR host/Occupy protest leader Lisa Simeone has been fired: "A freelance broadcaster who works for music and documentary programs has been fired from a job after NPR questioned her involvement in a Washington protest." (Update: AP reports WDAV declared it would retain Simeone as host of World of Opera: "Ms. Simeone's activities outside of this job are not in…

Angry Anti-war NPR Host Acting As 'Occupy' PR Flack in DC

October 19th, 2011 4:46 PM
Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller has a hot scoop about a National Public Radio employee aiding "Occupy" protests in the District of Columbia. "National Public Radio host Lisa Simeone appears to be breaking the taxpayer-subsidized network’s ethics rules by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy D.C. group 'October 2011,' which is currently 'occupying” Freedom…