NPR Morning Host Makes a Half-Million for Hosting on Saturdays

August 20th, 2019 3:51 PM
On Tuesday morning, syndicated talk-radio host Chris Plante mocked "National Panhandler Radio" for having some seriously high salaries for a taxpayer-subsidized network that begs for listener donations in pledge drives. Plante cited tweets by Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi from the latest IRS 990 form for nonprofits revealing the high salaries of NPR stars. Plante marveled first at…

They're Joking? NPR Game Show Says Trump's Slashing Medicare, Medicaid

February 19th, 2018 7:17 AM
Everyone knows when the liberal comedians are joking, they're just making up Fake News, right? Or does the audience suspect there's a lot of truth behind the humor? Fans of the weekend NPR news quiz Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me! heard the notion that President Trump's new budget "slashed" spending on everything, including Medicare and Medicaid. 

NPR’s Sagal Jokes About Hillary ‘Punching the Hippie’ Bernie Sanders

May 4th, 2015 11:57 AM
On Saturday’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s Peter Sagal mocked the presidential prospects of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and joked that during the Democratic primary Hillary might play “for the middle by walking over during a debate and punching the hippie.” 

NPR Game Show Mocks Jesus 'Selfie' Ad Campaign By Brooklyn Catholics

December 8th, 2014 2:04 PM
The Catholic Church’s Diocese of Brooklyn is marketing its Christmas celebrations to millennial “hipsters” with an ad campaign focusing on concepts like nightclubs and selfies. One shows a church door with the slogan “Everyone’s on the list,” in contrast to an exclusive nightclub. Another shows an attractive brunette in glasses taking a selfie with the slogan “It’s Never Just a  Selfie,” and…

The PBS Series on Constitution Surprises with Unbiased Debates, Includ

May 31st, 2013 4:51 PM
The new four-part series Constitution USA embodied the conglomeration of Peter Sagal, one of the more left-leaning NPR hosts, and PBS, which has been scrutinized for its abundance of liberal programming, so one might have expected this series to just be another partisan broadcast espousing solely liberal viewpoints. However, in a rather pleasant surprise, the show covered most issues in an…

Dyspeptic NYT Critic Faults PBS Documentary on Constitution for Wastin

May 7th, 2013 1:24 PM
On your bike! New York Times's roaming critic Neil Genzlinger reviewed Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, airing Tuesday night on PBS. Judging by the headline, "The Philosophical Rumble Of That Living Document," Genzlinger's editor didn't know what to do with his puzzling, cranky review of the documentary (starring Sagal, liberal host of the NPR game show Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!).

NPR's Peter Sagal: U.S. Constitution Like 'Tinkerbell'; It's 'Only As

April 23rd, 2013 4:42 PM
Promoting his new PBS special "Constitution USA with Peter Sagal," the NPR "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me" host went a step further than the typical liberal explanation that the nation's governing charter was a "living document." No, "[w]hat makes the Constitution a successful document... is less the document itself than the people's willingness to believe in it," Politico's Patrick Gavin…

Like ABC, The Snobs at NPR Laugh At Shutdown of Hostess, the Snack-Foo

November 17th, 2012 10:28 PM
On Friday, Scott Whitlock reported ABC's Good Morning America reported the morning show milked the 18,000 jobs lost in the shutdown of Hostess for laughs. The same laughing at pink slips occurred Saturday on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Players were given a question after NPR newscaster Karl Kasell asked in a low growl "Where are you, you spongy yellow delicious…

NPR Game Show Host Unloads the Pope Jokes, Starting with He's a 'Gay I

March 19th, 2012 8:28 AM
NPR's weekend game show "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!" usually saves most of its topical humor for supposed White House drunk George W. Bush or Dick Cheney the Grim Reaper for all the usual smug-liberal laugh lines. On Saturday, host Peter Sagal went on an extended comedy routine with five jokes mocking Pope Benedict XVI, beginning with the notion that he's "another famous gay icon." By…

Bozell, Hannity Tackle Couric-Murkowski Interview, NPR Portraying Bush

November 22nd, 2010 12:09 PM
Katie Couric's boosterism of "moderate Republican" Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and NPR's cheap shot at former President George W. Bush's recovery from alcoholism were just two of the "Media Mash" topics NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell and Fox News host Sean Hannity addressed on the November 20 edition of "Hannity." "When will you ever hear the word 'liberal' attached to a Republican?"…

NPR Game Show Aired Fake Interview With Bush Audio Book, Smeared Bush

November 16th, 2010 5:44 PM
Since National Public Radio somehow missed out on an author interview with George W. Bush -- they did portray his presidency as a horror film -- NPR's Chicago-based weekend game show Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!   mocked the former president by "interviewing" clips from his audio book, or as they called it, "A Fake Interview with a Real President." Bush's decision to tell about how he gave up…

NPR: Obama Shares Miss California's Same-sex Marriage Views

May 18th, 2009 11:21 AM
At almost the same time NPR's Peter Sagal and White House advisor David Axelrod were disgracefully mocking Carrie Prejean in front of a cheering crowd at George Washington University, NPR's Scott Simon was pointing out to his listeners how Barack Obama shares Miss California's views on same-sex marriage. Talk about your inconvenient truths.Potentially even more shocking, Simon exposed how absurd…