Column: When Russiagate Conveniently Vanishes

June 5th, 2020 6:57 AM

Rod Rosenstein – the former Deputy Attorney General at the red hot center of the Robert Mueller probe into the phantom menace of Trump collusion with the Russians – testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 3. You may not know that happened. ABC, CBS, and NBC ignored it that night.

NPR Tags Iranian Terrorist PR Corps as a 'Right-Wing News Agency'

January 10th, 2020 3:37 PM
One of the most annoying long-term trends in media labeling is using the words "conservative" or "right-wing" to describe not only American conservatives, but the worst tyrants abroad, from Soviet communists to now Iranian terrorists. NPR anchor Mary Louise Kelly interviewed a spokesman for a "right-wing news agency with close ties to Iran's powerful Revolutionary…

On NPR, Ramesh Ponnuru Goes Full David Brooks on Collusion, Spygate

May 26th, 2019 6:47 AM
National Public Radio has rotated some other pundits to sit in the "conservative" chair of David Brooks on their Week in Politics review on Fridays, often leading to a better, stronger representation of the conservative viewpoint. Sadly, on Friday, Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review was very Brooks-ish, throwing scorn on the declassification of intelligence that might explain the Russian…

INSANE: Women at NPR Can't Recall Trump-as-Mean-Boss Stories in 2016??

February 9th, 2019 8:45 PM
There are times that women complain about sexism in politics where they just sound ridiculous. Take the Friday night "Week in Politics" roundup on National Public Radio. Host Mary Louise Kelly was outraged by a Huffington Post story on Sen. Amy Klobuchar, expected to announce a presidential run. See if you can believe this complaint. Kelly claimed "I don't remember a lot of Are…

NPR: Nunes Memo a 'Strange Episode' of GOP Attacking 'Law and Order'

February 3rd, 2018 7:28 AM
On NPR’s All Things Considered on Friday night, anchor Mary Louise Kelly dismissed the whole thing as a “strange episode” where the Republicans, “the party of law and order, [was] attacking the bureau charged with enforcing law and order in this country.” Somehow, it’s not a “strange episode” that NPR is sticking up for the integrity of the FBI…

Kos: NPR ‘Committed to Enabling’ Trump’s ‘Propaganda’

January 27th, 2017 10:17 PM
Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas is pleased that “several media operations have decided to join reality [by] calling the Trump regime’s lies what they are -- lies.” Still stuck in unreality, according to Kos, is NPR, which, he alleged on Wednesday, “remains steadfastly committed to enabling the ruling regime’s propaganda efforts.” Kos fumed that…

NPR Makes Light of Death Threat Against Business Bearing Koch Brothers

April 26th, 2011 5:28 PM
NPR's Renee Montagne apparently didn't take an alleged death threat seriously, as she practically chuckled during a report on Friday's Morning Edition about anti-Koch brothers protesters mistakenly calling a Des Moines, Iowa business named Koch Brothers office supplies. Substitute co-host Mary Louise Kelly, noted that "Charles and David Koch are the billionaire owners of a…