NPR Won't Accept Use of 'Abortion Doctor' in Ad for Movie on Gosnell
September 21st, 2018 10:58 PM
National Public Radio wouldn't accept the word "abortionist" in a proposed underwriting announcement for a movie on Kermit Gosnell. They insisted on "doctor." The Gosnell movie-makers said "abortion doctor"? NPR said no....even though NPR has used the term "abortion doctor" routinely in stories.
NPR Alarmed by Conservatives at HHS Defending Religious Freedom
March 23rd, 2018 6:51 AM
Liberal National Public Radio expressed alarm on Tuesday that religious conservatives inside the Trump administration are pushing "discrimination" against women seeking abortions and people seeking "gender affirming" surgery. Roger Severino runs a new office at the Department of Health and Human Services defending the religious freedom of health care providers. Liberals don't see religious…
NPR Plugs Trans Woman Denouncing a 'Presidency of Prejudice'
March 2nd, 2018 9:11 PM
On Wednesday, NPR's Fresh Air devoted more than 36 minutes to promoting transgender Democratic activist Sarah McBride and her new book Tomorrow Will Be Different. It turned harsh on the Republicans near the end: "We went from a presidency of progress to a presidency of prejudice...This has truly become in the last year the most explicitly anti-LGBTQ adminstration we've seen in history."
Doubts Aired in Liberal Media Over Impact of Russian Trolls
March 1st, 2018 9:18 PM
Two weeks since special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians for an alleged propaganda assault to interfere with the 2016 campaign, euphoria among liberals has given way to much more sober assessments.
Typical of the hot-take reaction on the left to Mueller's indictment was the response of National Public Radio journalists on the NPR Politics podcast on Feb. 16, the same day the…
Pot, Meet Kettle: NPR Talks Up 'Epidemic' of Team Trump Sexual Assault
February 15th, 2018 1:35 PM
On Tuesday's Fresh Air on NPR, host Terry Gross and her guest, liberal author Joshua Green, discussed how Trump and Trump-affiliated Republicans somehow created an "epidemic" of sexual assault. Green wrote a book on Trump adviser Steve Bannon unsubtly titled Devil's Bargain. Gross briefly mentioned NPR has its own sexual harassment problem ("epidemic"?).
Fresh Air? NPR Show Obsesses Over Anita Hill, Elides Media Harassers
December 1st, 2017 12:01 PM
In the midst of all the sexual harassment shockers emerging from the media, Hollywood, and politics, the Left is still hailing Anita Hill as the patron saint of sexual harassment. An especially egregious case unfolded on Thursday afternoon, as the NPR show Fresh Air with Terry Gross spent a half-hour re-litigating Clarence Thomas as a harasser with his old journalistic nemesis Jane Mayer (now…
Clinton Plays Innocent, Calls Secret Tarmac Meeting a 'Phony' Scandal
September 19th, 2017 3:03 PM
Perhaps it was an apology for giving Hillary Clinton a tough interview last week, but NPR decided to make it up to her this week, with a long-winded gushy, self-flagellating interview by Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, that let Clinton lay all the blame for losing the election on every one of her dozens of excuses, including the media.
Katy Tur: I Don't Vote Because...I Want to Appear Neutral (on MSNBC?)
September 17th, 2017 1:07 PM
MSNBC host Katy Tur is granting interviews to promote her book Unbelievable on being a political correspondent on the Trump campaign, and that included an hour-long softball session on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Tur claimed she doesn't vote because "I don't have a horse in the race." Earth to Miss Tur: When you host a daily program on MSNBC and received adulatory hour-long interviews on…
NYT: Venezuela a 'Consumerism' Problem, Chavez a 'Democrat'
June 21st, 2016 8:28 AM
Monday’s lead New York Times story by the paper’s Andes bureau chief Nicholas Casey was a grim report on the ongoing societal collapse of Venezuela: “Pillaging by Venezuelans Reveals Depth of Hunger.” But in typical media fashion, Casey managed to avoid the S-word -- socialism -- for almost all his report, and in an interview for NPR's Fresh Air actually blamed “consumerism” for the country’s…
NPR Sells 'Extraordinary' Journey of Transgender Identical Twin
October 19th, 2015 11:07 PM
NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross is a very passionate advocate of the “LGBT” agenda, and it came through again with a 37-minute interview promoting Washington Post reporter Amy Ellis Nutt and her book on transgender female “Nicole” Maines. The title is Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.
Nutt strongly pushed that the Maines family were wonderfully warm and thoughtful people…
NPR Honors Barney Frank, Compares Opposing Gay Agenda to Racism
March 21st, 2015 7:31 AM
Ultraliberal former Congressman Barney Frank promoted his book Frank on National Public Radio on Monday on the badly named Fresh Air show with Terry Gross. Only one point of view is normally allowed on that stale show.
Early in the 38-minute softball session, Gross really loaded a question about Christian-right “homophobia” in the Reagan years, proclaiming you would have to be avoid saying “…
Bozell & Graham Column: Bowing Before the Almighty Jon Stewart
November 22nd, 2014 7:58 AM
The liberal myth surrounding the hypercompetent Barack Obama faded long ago, but the liberal myth of “cultural icon” Jon Stewart is only getting stronger. Stewart’s tour of interviews for the new movie he directed, “Rosewater,” has created a parade of flatterers, sycophants, and every other synonym in the thesaurus for “obsequious.”
Roy Sekoff at The Huffington Post stands out by insisting the…
NPR Pushes More 'Trans Bodies' Chatter With Zero Opposition
July 23rd, 2014 12:16 PM
On July 17, the day before NPR's Diane Rehm Show had a unanimous panel of four leftists on transgender issues (including a Time reporter), NPR’s nationally distributed Fresh Air talk show devoted 43 minutes to “the growing number of people who identify as transgender.” Host Terry Gross brought on three transgender “rights” advocates to promote the book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for…
Fiercely Feminist NPR Heralds Abortion Comedy As 'Momentous' Movie, 'S
June 23rd, 2014 6:10 AM
As suspected, there is no more favorable publicity outlet for an “abortion comedy” like NPR. On the June 13 Fresh Air, film critic David Edelstein loved the concept in Obvious Child.
“It shouldn't be a particularly earth-shaking turn, but in a world of rom-coms like Knocked Up and Juno, in which the heroines make the heartwarming decision to go ahead with their pregnancies, this modest…