Obama Worship on NPR: President's Voice 'Clears Up The Weather; Create

June 26th, 2012 6:54 PM
NPR's Scott Horsley amped up a campaign rally for President Obama to biblical proportions on Tuesday's Morning Edition, as he singled out an Obama supporter who clearly was in awe of the incumbent Democrat, to the point of practically deifying him.         Horsley set the scene, pointing out how "the rain had stopped, and a little sunshine was…

NPR Runs to Obama's Defense on Economy; Romney Not Telling 'Whole Stor

April 12th, 2012 7:19 PM
NPR's Scott Horsley could have been mistaken as a spokesman for the White House or President Obama's campaign on Wednesday's All Things Considered, as he defended the Democrat's record on the economy. Horsley also claimed that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's claim that on women losing the bulk of the jobs over the past three years was "not really the…

Unbelievable: NPR Cites Planned Parenthood's Poll But Omits Its Name O

February 8th, 2012 1:36 PM
On Tuesday, NPR somehow thought a poll commissioned by abortion behemoth Planned Parenthood on the controversy over an ObamaCare birth control mandate was newsworthy enough to play up on its website. But later in the day, on All Things Considered, a show that reaches millions in the U.S., the media outlet spotlighted how the "new polling...suggests most voters, including Catholics, support…

NPR, CBS Play Up Romney's 'Provocative' Warren Buffett Tax Rate

January 18th, 2012 3:31 PM
NPR  harped on Mitt Romney's "provocative tax detail" on Wednesday's Morning Edition, highlighting that the GOP presidential candidate "disclosed he's in the same low tax bracket as the billionaire [Warren] Buffett." Correspondent Scott Horsley later used clips from President Obama to accent liberals' class warfare spin about the rich paying a lower tax…

NPR's Zero-Jobs Soundbites: Obama Aide, Former Obama Aide, Liberal Phi

September 4th, 2011 8:20 AM
There's a reason why Rush Limbaugh talks about "state-run media." On National Public Radio, Friday night's story on the embarrassing zero-jobs story included three experts for soundbites: current Obama economic spinner Gene Sperling, former Obama economic spinner Jared Bernstein, and the current Democrat Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, who blamed "senseless"…

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…

NPR Plays Up the 'Enthusiasm' of 'Remarkable' Welcome of Obama in Irel

May 24th, 2011 8:03 PM
On Tuesday's Morning Edition, NPR's Renee Montagne and Scott Horsley spotlighted the "warm welcome" President Obama received during his recent visit to Ireland. Horsley marveled at the "large crowds lining the street to welcome him," as well as the "enthusiasm with which they greeted the American president. This is something we really haven't seen in the U.S…

NPR Slants Towards Democrats By 5-2 Margin in Report on Nuclear Energy

March 17th, 2011 6:21 PM
NPR's Scott Horsley favored Democrats over Republicans by a five-to-two margin on Thursday's Morning Edition. Horsley played sound bites or quoted from Obama administration officials or congressional liberals more often than from GOP representatives. During his report, the correspondent highlighted congressional concerns over the safety of nuclear energy during the Tuesday hearing of…

NPR.org Touts 'Obama's Very Good Week' -- While Polls Are 'Terrible fo

July 18th, 2010 5:16 PM
Someone at NPR.org is feeling wildly optimistic about the political direction of President Obama and the Democrats. A transcript from Weekend Edition Saturday was headlined "Obama's Very Good Week." They summarized: "Obama scored a couple of significant victories during the week, earning a weekend break in Maine with his family. But it's not clear whether his wins will improve…

NPR Ignores Obama's 2001 Interview with Chicago Public Radio

October 28th, 2008 1:51 PM
Although the audio that recently emerged of Sen. Barack Obama discussing "redistributive change" came from an interview he did with Chicago Public Radio, National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" on Monday as well as "Morning Edition" on Tuesday completely ignored the audiotape of Obama's 2001 interview. During his campaign stop…

The Biz Flog – Blaming Oil Speculators for High Gas Prices

July 9th, 2008 4:01 PM
Forget the basics of supply and demand, just find someone to blame. As Congress takes new aim at speculators for the high price of gasoline, some media reports seem to be following suit. But as The Biz Flog explains this week, there is considerable debate over whether speculators should be blamed for the high cost of oil. June 23, the same day Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce…