NPR Morning Host Makes a Half-Million for Hosting on Saturdays

August 20th, 2019 3:51 PM
On Tuesday morning, syndicated talk-radio host Chris Plante mocked "National Panhandler Radio" for having some seriously high salaries for a taxpayer-subsidized network that begs for listener donations in pledge drives. Plante cited tweets by Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi from the latest IRS 990 form for nonprofits revealing the high salaries of NPR stars. Plante marveled…

NPR Lets David Hogg Slam Opponents as Old People Dying Off

March 24th, 2018 10:23 PM
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday welcomed Parkland student leftist David Hogg for an interview, and host Scott Simon offered the typical "how are you coping" and "do you have time to be a teenager" softballs. But when he teed up Hogg to say something political, Hogg was obnoxious.

NPR Anchor to Trump Fan: Are You Backing a Lunatic Who'd Launch Nukes?

January 7th, 2018 9:14 AM
On National Public Radio on Saturday morning, Weekend Edition anchor Scott Simon interviewed Ed Martin, a pro-Trump author and Republican Party man, reveling in the Donald Trump-Steve Bannon feud. Simon claimed Bannon said the president has "lost it," meaning his mind. He asked Martin if he was "supporting a president who is incapable of being entrusted" with nuclear weapons?

NPR Tiptoes: 'Religion,' Not Islam, Plays a Role In Modern Terrorism

May 29th, 2017 2:25 PM
On Saturday morning's Weekend Edition, in the wake of the despicable bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, NPR host Scott Simon welcomed staunch atheist Richard Dawkins, author of (most notably) The God Delusion, to discuss the role of "religion" in terrorism. Simon tiptoed around singling out one particular religion as the most prone to terrorism in this…

NPR Shares Teacher Letter: Black Kids Ask 'Do I Matter...Am I Human?'

September 25th, 2016 4:01 PM
NPR comes to the news of police shootings ready and willing to feel the pain of “black and brown” people, including the children. On Weekend Edition Saturday, anchor Scott Simon launched into a commentary with the online title “For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher.” Simon shared a viral Facebook post by a teacher in Tulsa at a school attended by…

NPR Honors 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa' ....But Trashed the Original One

July 10th, 2016 4:00 PM
NPR.org published an article on Friday headlined “Abdul Sattar Edhi, Known As 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa,' Dies At 88.” Edhi was a Muslim man, not a Catholic nun, so...NPR didn’t run around looking for his harshest critics as they did for Mother Teresa in 1997. Charity was a "central tenet of Islam," NPR reported this week, but they turned to leftist…

NPR: Mateen Evoked ISIS to Gain 'More Publicity'...for Shooting 100!

June 20th, 2016 7:19 AM
On NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, the play-down-Islam game was in full swing. The headline online was “Orlando Shooter Update: Few Warning Signs Point To Radicalization.” NPR anchor Scott Simon said unnamed federal officials were “struck by the fact that the shooter, Omar Mateen, doesn't seem to have exhibited any of the warning signs often associated with…

NPR Honors Anniversary of Atheist 'Dark Materials' Trilogy for Kids

September 27th, 2015 7:21 AM
On Saturday, NPR’s Weekend Edition celebrated atheist author Philip Pullman and the His Dark Materials trilogy he wrote for middle-schoolers, a sort of anti-Narnia series. Anchor Scott Simon celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first book in this trilogy and interviewed Pullman as he sat a BBC studio in Oxford, hinting they have "maybe the mark of real excellence."

NPR Anchor Skips Obama In Interview With Leftist Anti-Obama Professor

November 2nd, 2014 8:40 PM
In the October 13 edition of Time, they asked radical-left black professor Cornel West if he voted for Obama in 2012, and he said he couldn’t vote for a “war criminal.” NPR promoted this radical leftist on Saturday morning’s Weekend Edition, but in six minutes and 22 seconds, never mentioned the president or the 2014 elections. This syrupy interview promoting West’s…

NPR's Weekend News Shows Skipped Any Journalism on Obama Scandals -- B

May 13th, 2013 2:07 PM
How enthusiastic can NPR be in avoiding the emerging Obama scandals? Try this: So-called “All Things Considered” aired no features on Benghazi or the IRS on Saturday or Sunday. (This excludes on-the-hour news updates.) But they found time for six minutes on the trade in rhino horns. It was more ridiculous on “Weekend Edition” Saturday and Sunday – they also…

NBC's Today Turns 60: MRC's Top 10 Most Obnoxiously Liberal Today Show

January 10th, 2012 10:18 AM
This week the Today show is celebrating 60 years of being on the air, and for over 20 of those years the MRC has been documenting the NBC morning show’s liberal agenda. From past anchors like Bryant Gumbel blaming “right wing” talk radio for the Oklahoma City bombing and  Katie Couric trashing Ronald Reagan as an “airhead,” up through current anchor Matt Lauer…

NPR, Enjoying Murdoch 'Crumbling,' Finds British Pundit Blaming...Camp

July 17th, 2011 11:31 AM
NPR is clearly relishing the Murdoch newspapers scandal in Britain. Its Weekend Edition headline on Saturday was "News Corp. Dynasty Crumbles From the Top Down." Anchor Scott Simon interviewed Financial Times columnist Clive Crook and asked if the scandal will cause sell-offs: "How big a dent that they represent in his holdings and his influence?...Can you foresee them having to…

NPR Anchor Interviews Sen. Coburn -- From the Right, with Grover Norqu

April 3rd, 2011 4:03 PM
If you thought of a place on the radio dial on a Saturday morning where Sen. Tom Coburn would be pressed as squishy, it probably wouldn't be NPR. But on Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR anchor Scott Simon asked some basic questions about a budget deal, and then shifted to Grover Norquist's criticisms of Coburn for being a tax hiker. This could be seen as quite an anti-Grover segment, with…

NPR Anchors Line Up to Deny Bias; One Says the Charge Insults NPR-List

March 23rd, 2011 7:23 AM
Newsweek’s Howard Kurtz suggests “What’s Killing NPR” is its failure to strike back at conservative charges of liberal bias: “Staffers flown in for a recent meeting in Washington groaned when executives said it would be too risky for them to aggressively defend NPR, and that perhaps they should get media training for Joyce Slocum, who took over on an interim basis…