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NEW NewsBusters Podcast: 'State-Run Radio' and War on Fox News

February 24th, 2021 8:30 PM

In the latest analytical session of the NewsBusters podcast, Executive Editor Tim Graham describes how National Public Radio assumes the tone of "state-run radio" when Democrats win the presidency. This week's confirmation hearings for Attorney General designate Merrick Garland were accompanied by a an affectionate seven-minute profile on NPR's Morning Edition by Carrie Johnson, their Justice…

DEFUND NPR: Liberal Gates Foundation Gave $4,000,000 to NPR in 2020

Business
February 16th, 2021 12:32 PM

The grantmaking foundation of climate change fanatic Bill Gates has still been dumping millions of dollars into the taxpayer-funded National Public Radio. This alone should be enough cause to revoke the outlet’s public funding.

CNN, NPR Agree: With Trump Gone, Late Night Comedy Can Be Fun Again!

January 27th, 2021 3:42 PM

From 2015 until Joe Biden entered the Oval Office, late night comedy became anything but funny, with comedians like Stephen Colbert and SNL alum Seth Meyers becoming rage-filled political commentators obsessed with President Trump. Their work effectively helping the DNC didn’t stop with hating Trump; they actually became more obnoxious sycophants puffing up Democrat politicians, as well.

NPR: Perhaps Biden Is ‘Opportunity’ For Church To Alter Abortion Views

Culture
January 25th, 2021 12:07 PM

It certainly is a remarkable world we live in. American media is so ignorant and so corrupt that instead of being able to recognize Joe Biden as a Catholic who promotes and mandates sinful behavior on a national level, they liken him to a religious maverick whose error on Church teaching could actually be a new, more nuanced way of interpreting Catholic dogma. 

 

NPR Touts Biden Spokesman Won't Allow 'A Platform for Right-Wing Spin'

December 31st, 2020 9:34 AM

On Thursday’s Morning Edition, National Public Radio touted their Jen Psaski interview with the headline  “Biden's Incoming Press Secretary: Briefings Won't Be A Platform For Right-Wing Spin.” As usual, NPR thinks “right-wing spin” is the opposite of their reportage….which is “objective.” Not left-wing spin!

Hunting for Hunter Biden

December 17th, 2020 3:14 PM

It isn't that the alleged exploits, profits, and questionable business deals involving Hunter Biden and his father, Joe Biden, were not known for most of this election year. Much of mainstream media either ignored it or put it down as right-wing extremism. Until now. We've recently learned that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden's tax affairs, and has been…

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Fox Calls Out Media for Suppressing Hunter Biden Scandal

December 13th, 2020 4:52 PM

On Fox & Friends Saturday, the show devoted a segment to the liberal media ignoring Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son, Hunter and his questionable business dealings that are currently under federal investigation.

BAD JOKE: NPR Reporters Tout Biden Putting 'Character on the Ballot'

November 3rd, 2020 6:20 AM

On Monday, NPR’s Morning Edition summed up the Biden campaign almost exactly in the way the Biden campaign would like. Political reporters Asma NPR reporters Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow took turns on Monday moring explaining how Biden placed a bet on a campaign on “character” and a return to normalcy, and there was no time or space to explore how the Biden family’s foreign…

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SELLOUTS: NPR Story on Biden's Catholic Faith Sounds Like a Commercial

September 22nd, 2020 11:02 PM

If you would like a simple and obvious example of how National Public Radio can produce transparently servile Biden campaign publicity, look no further than the September 17 Morning Edition. Political correspondent Asma Khalid put together a four-minute story touting Biden's Catholic faith. Gee he carries a rosary in his pocket! 

NPR Story on Outdoor Worship Skips Double Standard as Business Reopens

September 13th, 2020 11:19 AM

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On Saturday morning NPR’s Weekend Edition aired a somber story about how the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento is celebrating Mass in a concrete alley, with the priest celebrating from a fire escape. But there was something missing -- anyone who objected to these restrictions...and the fact that Sacramento County allowed businesses to reopen at…

NPR Promotes Attack on Trump's VOA Boss Cracking Down on Liberal Tilt

September 7th, 2020 7:21 AM

The last people who should try to sound credible about preventing bias and preserving neutrality in government-funded broadcasting is NPR, but  media reporter David Folkenflik has aired several stories in the last few weeks touting the complaints about political interference in the Voice of America news service, now run by Trump appointee Michael Pack. This is a massive conflict of…

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NPR: Trump's Not Reaganesque, Complaining About Pro-Biden Media Bias!

September 5th, 2020 6:26 PM

On Friday, the traveling/groveling Biden press corps deeply embarrassed themselves with a series of questions begging Biden to denounce President Trump in the strongest terms. On Saturday, NPR political analyst Ron Elving dismissed President Trump's complaints about the extremely soft questions at Joe Biden's Friday news conference. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower saying…

NPR Admits Major OVERREACH on 'Without Evidence' and Pro-Looting Book

September 3rd, 2020 9:55 PM

On Tuesday morning, NPR Public Editor (or ombudsman) Kelly McBride admitted the taxpayer-funded network had overreached on two recent pieces highlighted here at NewsBusters. We asked readers to contact McBride, so hopefully that convinced her to issue these verdicts admitting errors and overreach.

Column: When Reporters Babble 'Without Evidence'

September 2nd, 2020 6:19 AM

One of the common tropes we see in everyday news coverage is the claim that something President Trump or his supporters say is “without evidence.” This is a stark factual claim. Sometimes, it’s starkly wrong. The hashtag #DefundNPR started trending on September 1 after NPR tweeted Trump claimed "without evidence" that Kyle Rittenhouse fired his gun in Kenosha in self-defense.