Column: Dana Milbank's Uncivil War on GOP 'Destructionists'
August 12th, 2022 6:12 AM
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank was sounding the alarm in multiple national TV and radio interviews. The rage-filled tone of pro-Trump commentary after the FBI raid on Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago was going to lead to violence, possibly catastrophic violence, like the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995, which killed 168 Americans.
Katy Tur Suggests Trump Needs a Therapist, Like Her Dad
June 18th, 2022 11:41 AM
As part of a media tour selling her new personal memoir Rough Draft (after her Trump-campaign memoir a few years ago), MSNBC host Katy Tur appeared on Monday's Fresh Air for the hour on NPR. Tur talks about growing up with an abusive journalist father, Bob Tur, who now identifies as Zoey Tur. She compared him to Donald Trump as bombastic and volatile and scary, and suggested they…
Column: Radical Raskin's 'Unthinkable' Suicide Milking
January 7th, 2022 6:12 AM
As the establishment media solemnly marked January 6 with all of the rehearsed Democrat talking points about democracy hanging by a thread, one man best represents the liberal media’s relentless political marketing. It’s radical Rep. Jamie Raskin, who has a new book that came out two days before the anniversary called Unthinkable, conflating the Capitol riot with the suicide of…
NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Somehow 'Yacht Rock' Is Racist
December 29th, 2021 8:45 PM
As we wrap up 2021, it's time for a little cultural talk on the NewsBusters Podcast. NPR recently suggested the Beatles signified how the rock band was a white-male institution. They also recently brought on Nikole Hannah-Jones to explain that "yacht rock" like Steely Dan, Toto, and the Doobie Brothers is culturally appropriated black music.
NPR 'Fresh Air' Offers Obsequious Tongue Bath to Nikole-Hannah Jones
November 18th, 2021 2:30 PM
NPR offers a daily talk show called Fresh Air out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. Its leftist tilt is legendary, and the legend was strongly underlined on Wednesday with an incredibly servile interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, organizer of the "1619 Project" agitprop at The New York Times. There are 15 questions offered over 36 minutes, and every single one of them is…
NPR Trashes GOP as Enabling Trump's 'Proto-Authoritarian Cult'
June 9th, 2020 4:21 PM
A large minority of American voters chose Donald Trump for president, and their tax dollars go in part to fund National Public Radio....which trashes the president as a wannabe tyrant. A recent Fresh Air interview was headlined "Journalist Explains Why Republican Leaders Back Trump's 'Proto-Authoritarian Cult'."
This NPR Host Couldn't Be More In Favor of Abusive Al Franken
July 28th, 2019 3:21 PM
Longtime NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross is completely In The Tank for Al Franken. Back in the Dubya years, we contrasted her giggly, tickly Franken interview with a very hostile Bill O'Reilly interview, where he actually stormed out of the studio. Gross is also a big fan of New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, so it's completely predictable that she awarded 43 and a half minutes of national…
WashPost Celebrates Broadway Play on How the Constitution Fails Women
April 14th, 2019 3:54 PM
Sunday's Washington Post pushed the new liberal sensation on Broadway: a play called What The Constitution Means to Me, written by Heidi Schreck. Here's your spoiler on the plot: the Constitution has never been great. In March, NPR's Fresh Air promoted Scheck under the headline "How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Left Out Of The U.S. Constitution." Post drama critic…
NPR, NY Times Can't Find Failed Socialism in Venezuela
April 7th, 2019 10:27 PM
We have noted many times how the media cannot manage to bring the word "socialism" into the dialogue as Venezuela crumbles into ruin. On NPR's Fresh Air on Tuesday, substitute host Dave Davies chatted for 37 minutes with Nicholas Casey, the "Andes bureau chief" of the New York Times. They talked about about 3,800 words of transcript before the S-word came out, and then it…
NPR Host on Russian Meddling: Did Mitch McConnell Commit 'Treason'?
October 6th, 2018 10:57 PM
On NPR Monday, Fresh Air host Terry Gross spent 35 minutes with Washington Post reporter Greg Miller, promoting his book The Apprentice: Trump, Russia And The Subversion Of American Democracy. She wanted to know if they could accuse Sen. Mitch McConnell with treason for going soft on Russian meddling in the election. This is weird, since Gross has gone all soft on Pentagon bomber Bill Ayers and…
NPR Won't Accept Use of 'Abortion Doctor' in Ad for Movie on Gosnell
September 21st, 2018 10:58 PM
National Public Radio wouldn't accept the word "abortionist" in a proposed underwriting announcement for a movie on Kermit Gosnell. They insisted on "doctor." The Gosnell movie-makers said "abortion doctor"? NPR said no....even though NPR has used the term "abortion doctor" routinely in stories.
NPR Alarmed by Conservatives at HHS Defending Religious Freedom
March 23rd, 2018 6:51 AM
Liberal National Public Radio expressed alarm on Tuesday that religious conservatives inside the Trump administration are pushing "discrimination" against women seeking abortions and people seeking "gender affirming" surgery. Roger Severino runs a new office at the Department of Health and Human Services defending the religious freedom of health care providers. Liberals don…
NPR Plugs Trans Woman Denouncing a 'Presidency of Prejudice'
March 2nd, 2018 9:11 PM
On Wednesday, NPR's Fresh Air devoted more than 36 minutes to promoting transgender Democratic activist Sarah McBride and her new book Tomorrow Will Be Different. It turned harsh on the Republicans near the end: "We went from a presidency of progress to a presidency of prejudice...This has truly become in the last year the most explicitly anti-LGBTQ adminstration we've seen in…
Doubts Aired in Liberal Media Over Impact of Russian Trolls
March 1st, 2018 9:18 PM
Two weeks since special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians for an alleged propaganda assault to interfere with the 2016 campaign, euphoria among liberals has given way to much more sober assessments.
Typical of the hot-take reaction on the left to Mueller's indictment was the response of National Public Radio journalists on the NPR Politics podcast on Feb. 16, the same…