NPR Trumpets Obama's 'Modesty About What Government Can and Can't Do

August 23rd, 2012 6:57 PM
Scott Horsley's report on Wednesday's All Things Considered could have mistaken for a three-and-half minute ad from a pro-Obama super PAC. Horsley played up how "Mr. Obama often tempers his speeches with a dose of modesty about what government can and can't do" and how the President "pushes back strongly against the anti-government rhetoric of his GOP opponents.…

On NPR, David Brooks Says WashPost Romney Story Played Into 'Stupidity

May 12th, 2012 4:48 PM
Something shocking happened on Friday night on NPR's All Things Considered. "Conservative" pundit David Brooks took the anti-Washington Post position on the Mitt Romney high-school "scoop." Obviously, Post columnist E.J. Dionne stuck with his paper and his liberal guns, insisting more and more stories just like this are going to come out, whether that's a threat or a…

NPR Offers Air to Catholic Sister to Diss Pope, Bishops: 'Women Get It

April 22nd, 2012 4:24 AM
On Thursday’s All Things Considered, National Public Radio offered leftist Sister Simone Campbell a megaphone to  disagree with (and lecture) the Pope and the Catholic bishops for being clueless. “It was like a sock in the stomach,” she said about the Vatican’s attempt to hold women’s Catholic religious orders to Catholic orthodoxy. Just on human terms, this…

NPR Publicizes 'Rascally' Joe McGinniss; Insisted 'We Know' Corsi Was

September 24th, 2011 2:42 PM
In 2008, NPR's All Things Considered tried to take apart the "swift-booking" of Barack Obama by conservative author Jerome Corsi, insisting in several places "we know" Corsi's reporting wasn't factual. On Friday's All Things Considered, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik took a looser standard in publicizing the Palin-bashing book by liberal author Joe…

NPR Lets Obama, Former Administration Official Promote Stimulus-Lite

August 19th, 2011 5:45 PM
NPR's Scott Horsley apparently couldn't find any conservatives for his report on Thursday's All Things Considered, as he played nothing but sound bites from President Obama and former economic advisor Jared Bernstein. The two boosted a possible mini-stimulus, including "help for public works projects." Horsley played four clips from the President and two from Bernstein…

All Left: NPR Publicizes Gay-Bert-and-Ernie Petition Lightly With Joke

August 13th, 2011 10:02 PM
Openly lesbian NPR arts reporter Neda Ulaby was given the assignment of making light news out of the gay-activism petition to get the Muppet characters Ernie and Bert married on "Sesame Street" on Friday night's All Things Considered. Her only sources for comment were a lesbian comedian and a liberal Time magazine TV critic. She did not interview the petition's author Lair…

NPR Slants Towards Backers of Obama Administration's Kiddie Food Ad Gu

April 29th, 2011 1:59 PM
NPR's Ari Shapiro leaned towards supporters of the Obama administration's new "voluntary principles" to limit junk food ads to kids on Thursday's All Things Considered. Shapiro played three sound bites from backers, versus only one from a critic who blasted the proposal: "If the federal government decided to issue voluntary guidelines about what newsmen should say to…

NPR's Block Hounds 'Intransigent' Freshman GOP Congressman

April 6th, 2011 7:51 PM
On Tuesday's All Things Considered, NPR's Melissa Block grilled Congressman Joe Walsh, a newly-elected member of the House Tea Party Caucus, on the impasse over the federal budget. Block questioned Rep. Walsh if there was any "middle ground" on the issue, and pressed him with the Democratic caucus's label that the Republicans' budget proposals are "out of whack…

NPR Uses 'The China Syndrome,' 'On the Beach' to Hype Radiation Threat

March 29th, 2011 2:50 PM
On Monday's All Things Considered, NPR's Bob Mondello used movies about fictional nuclear disasters, such as "The China Syndrome" and "Silkwood," to play up atomic energy's hazards. Mondello especially highlighted the 1959 movie "On the Beach" as supposedly coming the closest to the portraying a real-life radiation catastrophe, such as the ongoing…

NPR's Monday Reports on Tiller Murder Shut Out Pro-Lifers

June 2nd, 2009 2:15 PM
National Public Radio’s reporting on the George Tiller murder was perfect on Monday – in shutting out pro-life voices wanting to express regret. Reports on Morning Edition and on All Things Considered from Kansas City-based reporter Frank Morris lined up Tiller’s friends, lawyers, and customers to praise him.

NPR Finds Tea Parties Channel 'Pet Peeves,' Organized by Conservative

April 17th, 2009 7:22 AM

NPR Presses Democrat Into Saying Democracy In Cuba Would Cause Lack of

April 10th, 2009 4:44 PM
For a network that calmly bowed to the "advantages" of totalitarianism in Cuba's natural-disaster preparations, it was a bit shocking to hear National Public Radio anchor Melissa Block pressing a leftist congressman on Tuesday's All Things Considered about Cuban repression. Employing what should be the standard practice of presenting the opponent's position, in this case on normalizing…

NPR Still Lamenting 'American Concentration Camp' in Hollywood

June 24th, 2008 7:05 AM

Tears Worked? NPR Profiles Happy New Hampshire Hillary Voters

January 11th, 2008 4:20 PM
Did Hillary’s misty talk of how much she loved America and wanted to reverse the Bush administration help her win in New Hampshire? NPR’s All Things Considered on Wednesday night went looking for women voters who were moved. Co-anchor Melissa Block interviewed three Hillary voters in Manchester: "Do you think that the polls underestimated women here?" One said: "I…