Bozell Column: Time to Cut Off NPR

October 25th, 2011 10:18 PM
National Public Radio continues to define itself in every way as a taxpayer-funded nest of leftism. NPR couldn’t just supportively report on the Occupy Wall Street protests. A fire-breathing spokeswoman for the "Occupy DC" protests against capitalism was also an NPR host. Lisa Simeone was an NPR anchor for their weekend version of the newscast "All Things Considered" for a year and a half,…

WaPo: NPR Insiders Furious NPR's 'Capitulating' to Fox News and Others

January 8th, 2011 10:32 AM
On Saturday, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi found that NPR insiders are furious at the forced resignation of Ellen Weiss, the senior vice president for news who so controversially canned Juan Williams. The liberal arrogance of NPR was on full display, that they were the future of "democracy," and Fox News was clearly the enemy of democracy and an independent press: "We have allowed…

NPR Anchor Denounces Juan Williams Firing as 'Incredibly Sloppy, Messy

January 7th, 2011 12:08 PM
NPR media reporter David Folkenflik reported on NPR’s internal review of the Juan Williams firing and the coinciding resignation of senior vice president Ellen Weiss on both Thursday’s night’s All Things Considered and Friday’s Morning Edition. Both stories were strictly limited to soundbites from NPR officials and in each story, one soundbite from Williams reacting on Fox News. Perhaps due…

On Fox & Friends, MRC's Bozell Blasts NPR As Part of 'Intolerant Left

January 7th, 2011 11:07 AM
Appearing on FNC's Fox & Friends on Friday, NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell reacted to the resignation of National Public Radio executive Ellen Weiss and credited the incoming Republican Congress: "NPR is hearing footsteps, their hearing the footsteps of Republicans, who are saying...what in the world are we doing spending hundreds of millions of…

NPR Announces Internal Review of Juan Williams Firing, Forces Out VP W

January 6th, 2011 3:50 PM
On Thursday, the NPR Board of Directors announced it has concluded an internal review of the firing of senior analyst Juan Williams for comments on the Fox News Channel. In what a spokesman called “two distinct pieces of news,” the internal review came with the resignation of Ellen Weiss, NPR’s senior vice president for news, the one who fired Williams over the phone. Weiss, whose husband Rabbi…

NPR Executives Send Memos: Employees Forbidden to Rally with Jon Stewa

October 13th, 2010 2:45 PM
The Poynter Institute's Romenesko website published a memo (sent today, and leaked today) from Ellen Weiss, senior vice president for news at National Public Radio insisting to the staff that they cannot attend the liberal Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rallies on October 30. NPR journalists may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers, nor should they…

NPR Ombudsman: Tea-Bag Cartoon is 'Mean-Spirited,' Lacks NPR's 'Core V

January 8th, 2010 6:03 PM

NPR's Idea of Balance: A Conservative Trashing Sarah Palin's Book as

November 18th, 2009 1:31 PM
Last week, NPR president Vivian Schiller took questions briefly on about the taxpayer-funded radio network. When the liberal-bias question came up, she claimed "NPR tilts left! NPR tilts right! Frankly, we hear it equally from both sides -- or should I say from ALL since most issues are not that linear. The fact is, NPR takes NO sides."When someone discussed the regular…

NPR's Mara Liasson Apologizes for Comparing Cash for Clunkers to Katri

August 9th, 2009 9:05 AM

Fox-Phobic NPR Veep Ellen Weiss Has Husband On Obama Faith Council

February 17th, 2009 9:51 AM
News broke Thursday that Ellen Weiss, senior vice president for news at National Public Radio, insisted that Juan Williams must tell Fox News that his NPR affiliation should not be mentioned or pictured on The O’Reilly Factor. (Weiss also banished a Williams interview with President Bush from the airwaves of NPR in 2007, so it just aired on Fox News.) But what about Ellen Weiss’s potential…

Too Conservative? NPR Veep Urges Juan Williams to Drop His NPR Affilia

February 12th, 2009 1:10 PM
Here’s more proof that NPR’s most devoted listeners consider it their own liberal playground. NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard reported "NPR has more than 400 reporters, editors, producers and analysts on its news team, and none is more of a lightning rod than Juan Williams. But it's usually not for anything he says on NPR." It’s about his appearances on Fox News, where he had a contract before…

NPR Snubs Interview With the President, So It Airs on Fox News

September 26th, 2007 7:20 AM
Does National Public Radio have a nose for news? Or a nose that's offended by the scent of President Bush? NPR news boss Ellen Weiss has snubbed an exclusive interview opportunity with President Bush. Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz reported Wednesday that the White House offered NPR’s Juan Williams an interview on race relations, but NPR didn’t want it on its airwaves. So it aired…