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The NPR apology

Postby kiryan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:14 pm

Yea right, NPR hasn't apologized for anything... but that assclown Ron Schiller did. kinda

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50931.html

“While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR’s values and also not reflective of my own beliefs,” Schiller said in a statement Tuesday night. “I offer my sincere apology to those I offended.”

== now can someone explain this to me? How do you make a statement... in an official capacity as Senior Vice President of Development... that "runs counter to NPR's values"... and at the exact same time also "not reflective of my own beliefs"?

So... is he saying, I'll say anything for money? or that he didn't mean what he said?

Some liberal please explain it to me and while you're at it... try this one on for size about the CEO of NPR stepping down...

“The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years,” board chairman Dave Edwards said in a statement.a

==so someone explain to me how its a "resignation" when the board forces you out... and how they go about expressing "genuine regret" and "great respect for her leadership" when you fired her?

If there is anything that is wrong with corporate america, its on display above. No one tells the truth. Not the boards and not the executives. say whatever you need to to achieve the objectives of the company... whether thats getting public funding or selling risky securities as AAA investments.
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Re: The NPR apology

Postby Teflor Lyorian » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:30 pm

Stakeholder approved. On the things Kiryan is ranting about, though.
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Re: The NPR apology

Postby kiryan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:24 pm

I'm going to go farther. This is what's wrong with America. Say anything to further your agenda... corporate, public, political or private.

We pride ourself on not "lieing", but if its the slightest bit gray you have license to deceptively exaggerate with impunity and claim its the truth and settle out of court with the SEC without admitting guilt.
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Re: The NPR apology

Postby kiryan » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:23 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/03/ ... llars-npr/

NPR admits its liberal bias.

...The admission came on NPR’s air this past Sunday.

Just look at this the exchange last Sunday between Bob Garfield, host of the NPR show “On the Media,” and Ira Glass, host of “This American Life.” Mr. Glass had challenged Mr. Garfield to conduct an internal audit of liberal bias at NPR and report on it in a week. Mr. Glass added he was sure none would be found (that makes two of us, but I digress). Then the conversation turned to what metrics would be used. Could the absence of conservatives at NPR be a metric?

Bob Garfield: … you and I both know that if you were to somehow poll the political orientation of everybody in the NPR news organization and at all of the member stations, you would find an overwhelmingly progressive, liberal crowd, not uniformly, but overwhelmingly.

== thats pretty damning coming from its own correspondents.

Ira Glass: Journalism, in general, reporters tend to be Democrats and tend to be more liberal than the public as a whole, sure. But that doesn't change what is going out over the air. And I feel like, well, let's measure the product.

== yes we know that journalists and reporters are more liberal... which is why conservatives are really irritated at the main stream media for claiming to be more fair and balanced than Fox. and especially at NPR for its intimiations that it is "public" which carries the connontation that its neutral or at least reflective of the public's opinions.

Sorry, Ira, but you’re wrong. It does change what’s going out over the air. You stuff a newsroom with a bunch of progressives and nary a conservative and you will definitely get a product that at least tilts left. Liberals will not understand, they just won’t “get” at a gut level, what offends conservatives, not just in news selection and reporting but even in cultural programming.

== /agree its delusional to imagine otherwise... as is the intimidation and discrimination against conservative journalists in these organizations.

Let me give you an inside view. I was a child in Cuba then, and the slogan I found most terrifying was “to the paredon,” which I heard communists cry on the airwaves or the street I lived on. Paredon, you see, is Spanish for the walls used by firing squads.

And just what name do you think Dane gave to her product line? Well, Paredon records.
You don’t have to be a Cuban-American to have this sensitivity. Other conservatives have also
pointed out today the inappropriateness of the piece on Dane.

Now I ask you, really, NPR? I, and others, found the piece offensive, and typical. Why should conservatives’ taxes pay for this?

== Imagine if Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh did something similar. Evil racists or some other equally derrogatory term of course.
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Re: The NPR apology

Postby Ragorn » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:39 pm

Starting a thread about NPR's liberal bias is like farting in the Fox News hurricane.
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Re: The NPR apology

Postby kiryan » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:00 pm

except NPR gets public money.
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Re: The NPR apology

Postby kiryan » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:24 pm

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51646.html

Former NPR commentator Juan Williams is speaking out, calling on Congress and President Barack Obama to end federal funding for the “insular” and “self-righteous” public radio giant.

== this is from someone who describes himself as left leaning and worked there. In their defense, he could just be sour grapes.

Williams said that he decided he needed to speak out after reading a fundraising letter from Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel. In the letter, Israel characterized NPR as playing an important role for Democrats by counterbalancing conservative talkers. “If the Republicans had their way, we’d only be left with the likes of Glenn Beck, [Rush] Limbaugh and Sarah Palin to dominate the airwaves,” Israel wrote.

== absolutely staggering.

With that letter, Williams felt prompted to act. “Rep. Israel has unintentionally endorsed every conservative complaint about NPR as a liberal mouthpiece,” he wrote in his column. “No journalist should have to work with one finger in the political winds, anxiously waiting to see if Democrats continue to be pleased with what they hear on NPR as a counter to what they don’t like hearing from Rush Limbaugh.”

== owned.

“Journalists should not be doing news to please any donors — private citizens, political parties or government officials — out of fear of losing funding,” he wrote. But he fears that at NPR, they are doing just that.

== doesn't this run 100% counter to the notion of fairness and conflict of interest in journalism?
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Re: The NPR apology

Postby Corth » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:51 pm

Still wondering how the brits put up with the BBC after all these years. Isn't it self evident that a publically funded POLITICAL mouthpiece is in conflict with the core principles of democracy?
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth

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