NPR Host, NYT Reporter Go Label-CRAZY on 'Far Right,' 'Hard Right' GOP

August 10th, 2023 6:53 AM

Terry Gross, host of the National Public Radio talk show Fresh Air, conducted two separate interviews on succeeding days with Annie Karni, a former White House correspondent for the New York Times who is now congressional correspondent for the paper, a discussion dominated by fears of the “far-right” Congress. The loaded ideological labeling that emanated from both…

FOUL AIR: NPR Talk Show Boosts Author Who Wants to 'Eliminate' Dissent

July 13th, 2023 9:14 AM

When you're a journalist writing books panicking people on the climate and demanding a government-ordered end to fossil fuels, you can count on taxpayer-funded public broadcasting to help you push your radical agenda. Jeff Goodell scored a PBS interview on Monday for his book The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Earth, and on Wednesday he was awarded 36 minutes…

Column: NPR Drops Bombs on the 'Hard Right Republicans In Congress'

January 25th, 2023 6:02 AM

My maxim on the media’s use of ideological labeling is “The epic political battles of our time are between the ultraconservatives and the nonpartisans.” Journalists see Republicans as a whole as ultraconservative, or as a wholly owned subsidiary of the ultraconservatives. Exhibit A is NPR's program Fresh Air with Terry Gross, which isn't fresh at all.

NPR, NY Times Explore 'Beautiful Issues' of Teenage Gender Confusion

December 22nd, 2022 8:59 AM

Sometimes you can hear some confounding snippets when you flip over to National Public Radio. On Tuesday's talk show Fresh Air, the guest was New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, discussing his series about teenage angst in a series called "The Inner Pandemic."

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 his…

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 like a…

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 taxpayer-…

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 Peter Marks marked the play's…

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 was just informational…

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…