NPR on Media: 'Can You Believe in Democracy Without Being Pro-Biden?'

March 16th, 2024 7:43 PM

Former NPR anchor David Greene performed a very pompous rhetorical dance on the latest podcast Left Right and Center out of Santa Monica NPR station KCRW. Greene is supposedly the “Center,” but he’s a typical leftist, as you can see. He proclaimed "I, as a journalist, believe in democracy," and asked "Can you believe in democracy without being pro-Biden?"

Column: The Arrogance of the Media Creates an Illiberal Bias

January 3rd, 2024 5:49 AM

An essential ingredient in the stew of hysteria over a second Trump term is heavy-breathing concern for “vital institutions” like the press. On the badly named public-radio podcast Left Right & Center -- originating from KCRW, the NPR affiliate in Santa Monica, California -- former NPR morning host David Greene furiously pushed the panic button about the media in a year-end review…

NR Is Blunt: 'NPR Remains Journalistically Incompetent'

August 1st, 2020 6:51 PM

On Thursday, Kevin Williamson at National Review described how "NPR Remains Journalistically Incompetent." His target was Morning Edition anchor  David Greene: "If you would like an example of how it is that our political discourse gets dumber by the day, tune in to NPR."

PBS/NPR Poll Finds Trump's First Year a 'Failure', NPR Exaggerates It

January 19th, 2018 7:30 AM
Your taxpayer-supported news producers at PBS and NPR are presenting their latest poll and pronouncing Trump’s first year flopped with the voters: 53 percent said Year One was a failure, while 45 percent picked Success.   But break down the numbers by party, and the division is predictable: 87 percent of Democrats pronounced Trump a failure, and 87 percent of Republicans checked the success box…

NPR Cites Antifa to Smear Conservative Bay Area Group as 'Alt-Right'

August 25th, 2017 7:47 PM
Friday's Morning Edition on NPR hyped two "far-right" protests planned in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday. However, the public radio network improperly labeled Patriot Prayer, the group behind one of the demonstrations, as "alt-right." In fact, the controversial liberal Southern Poverty Law Center "does not list Patriot Prayer as such, nor is [founder Joey] Gibson considered an…

NPR Analyst Cokie Roberts: Democrats Talking About Replacing Hillary

September 13th, 2016 6:58 AM
Usually, our “objective” media thrives on any internal fighting and panic among Republicans, and downplays or hides it on the Democratic side. NPR analyst Cokie Roberts violated that informal policy on Monday’s Morning Edition, openly suggesting Democrats were talking about replacing Hillary Clinton on the ticket over her health problems.

NPR ‘Morning Edition’ Airs Three Anti-Brexit Stories Day Before Vote

June 23rd, 2016 11:48 AM
Just before the UK’s vote regarding whether it should remain in the European Union (EU), National Public Radio aired three stories on Brexit on one program. All the stories were biased against leaving the EU.

PBS, NPR Ignore Clinton E-Mails in Post-Interview Coverage

July 8th, 2015 3:42 PM
During Hillary Clinton’s first national interview on CNN Tuesday, the Democratic presidential candidate was pressed about her use of a private e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State, but both PBS and NPR ignored the topic during their post-interview coverage on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Dana Perino: NPR Cut My Touching George W. Bush Story From Interview

April 27th, 2015 9:58 AM
Former White House press secretary Dana Perino appeared on The Kelly File on Friday night to lament that she shared a touching story about President Bush visiting wounded soldiers in Washington with National Public Radio, but they edited out a family who was overjoyed to see the president, choosing to focus just on an angry mother who was mad at Bush. "Why are your children okay, but my son is…

NPR Promotes Liberal 'Health Advocates' Hoping For Smoother ObamaCare

April 9th, 2014 4:10 PM
NPR's resident ObamaCare shill Julie Rovner did her best to promote the next ObamaCare enrollment period during a segment on Wednesday's Morning Edition. Rovner featured two talking heads from liberal organization Families USA, which she identified as merely a "consumer group," and boosted their list of suggested changes for the sign-up process. The correspondent failed to bring on any…

NPR Hypes Spain's 'Far Right Political Party Similar to the Tea Party

March 3rd, 2014 7:12 PM
NPR's Lauren Frayer repeatedly emphasized the conservative ideology of the ruling party of Spain on Thursday's Morning Edition, as she reported on proposed legislation there that would be, in her words, "one of the toughest abortion laws in Europe – a near-total ban, except in cases of rape or threats to the mother's health." However, she didn't point out the left-of-center political…

NPR Reporter Declares: 'Ready or Not, ObamaCare Rolls out as Planned

October 7th, 2013 12:23 AM
During the Friday episode of National Public Radio's Morning Edition, co-host Renee Montagne stated that the past several days had been “a charged week at the Capitol,” which led fellow co-host David Greene to declare: “Still, ObamaCare rolled out as planned.” Millions of people have shopped for insurance on the new marketplaces called exchanges since opening day on Tuesday, they noted.…

NPR's Cokie Roberts: GOP's Debate Ban of CNN, NBC 'A Little Bit Childi

August 20th, 2013 4:36 PM
On Monday's Morning Edition on NPR, Cokie Roberts did little to hide her feelings about the Republican National Committee's recent decision to exclude NBC and CNN from hosting future debates between would-be GOP presidential candidates. Roberts asserted that "some might think it's a little bit childish." Roberts also brushed off the impact of the RNC's move, stating that it's "not likely to…

NPR's Race Expert: Whether Zimmerman Fired in Self-Defense Is a 'Reall

July 14th, 2013 7:38 AM
On Friday’s Morning Edition, NPR “Code Switch” blogger Gene Demby (exploring the "frontiers of race, culture, and ethnicity") was brought on to discuss the Zimmerman trial. For his blog at,  he had written that trials like this are “lousy proxies for fights over big, messy social issues” like racial profiling. But in making this point, Demby highlighted his point unintentionally. He…