NPR Spin: Trump's In Danger, Biden's Like the Second Coming of Carter

August 20th, 2023 4:18 PM

Trump and Biden drew very different spins on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. In their "Week In Politics segment," Trump was in grave peril from indictments, while Biden was the second coming of Jimmy Carter at Camp David. Having Asian leaders in "elevates Joe Biden's presidency."

NPR Touts Biden as 'Strong and Vigorous Man,' Hails His SOTU Lies

February 19th, 2023 8:02 AM

On NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, host Scott Simon sounded like state-run radio as he touted Biden's latest physical showed "a strong and vigorous man" as Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley "openly played the age card" in her announcement. NPR political analyst Ron Elving insisted "any kind of dissing of old folks is a risky strategy and likely to backfire." Liberals…


NPR: Trump's Not Reaganesque, Complaining About Pro-Biden Media Bias!

September 5th, 2020 6:26 PM

On Friday, the traveling/groveling Biden press corps deeply embarrassed themselves with a series of questions begging Biden to denounce President Trump in the strongest terms. On Saturday, NPR political analyst Ron Elving dismissed President Trump's complaints about the extremely soft questions at Joe Biden's Friday news conference. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower saying…

NPR Freakout: Trump Rally Sounded Like 'Brownshirts from Nazi Germany'

July 20th, 2019 9:23 PM
How freaked out was NPR after the "Send Her Back" chants went around at Trump's rally in North Carolina? On NPR's nationally distributed afternoon show Here & Now on Thursday, host Robin Young heard "brownshirts from Nazi Germany," and NPR political director Ron Elving asserted we were living in an Orwellian dystopia. 

Secret Service Scandal? NPR Blames Us

October 2nd, 2014 7:35 AM
As the Secret Service scandal swallowed director Julia Pierson on Wednesday afternoon, the home page of National Public Radio carried this exculpatory headline: “The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It? It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House, and maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.”

NPR Asks and Answers: 'Is The Tea Party Finished? Yes

May 23rd, 2014 10:16 PM
On Friday, NPR political director Ron Elving asked in an online article “Is The Tea Party Finished?” Then he answered: “Yes, if you insist on calling it the Tea Party. Because that phrase implies the phenomenon is some sort of organized unit in the usual sense. And the Tea Party never really was one.” You might be able to read some delight between the lines, since the Tea Party wanted to defund…

CNN Poll Shows GOP In Nice 2014 Shape; NBC News Ignores That Poll Enti

January 2nd, 2014 5:07 PM
As Kyle Drennen noted today, NBC political analysts and reporters like Chuck Todd deny that the Republican Party looks any better right now than they did after the government shutdown ended in mid-October. No one at NBC is noticing that the latest CNN/ORC poll showed Republicans leading Democrats in the generic congressional ballot by five, 49 to 44 percent. Even the First Read political blog…

Scandals Sink In: NPR Political Director Gets Out a Hanky for Obama's

May 15th, 2013 7:49 AM
NPR political director Ron Elving wrote a wistful blog post on Tuesday night headlined “Goodbye, Again, To Obama's Most Audacious Hope.” “The sudden eruption of second-term scandals in his administration will have many costs for President Obama, but surely the most grievous will be the lost opportunity to transcend the partisan wars of Washington,” Elving mourned. “That aspiration was his…

NPR Political Director Oozes Over Clinton Speech: As 'Robust and Effec

September 6th, 2012 11:45 PM
On Thursday's Diane Rehm show on NPR stations, NPR political director Ron Elving was truly beside himself in praising the Bill Clinton speech on Wednesday night,  going so far that he presumed Democrats said to themselves at every pause for the next gem of wisdom, "What'll that be, Daddy?" Elving began by oozing "That was about as full-throated, robust and effective, to use your word, a…

Caller to NPR Attacks Media for Downplaying Democrat Sex Scandals, An

November 4th, 2011 11:05 PM
On Friday’s edition of the Diane Rehm show on many NPR stations, a conservative-leaning caller, identified as “Frank from St. Louis” lit into “you guys in the mainstream press” for ignoring and/or delaying sex scandals about liberal Democrats, but leaping on the Herman Cain allegations, no matter how fuzzy. What “Frank” got in return from the three journalists on the “Friday News Roundup”…

Democracy, Yecch: Does NPR Really Want to Slam the 'Tyranny of Constit

June 25th, 2010 7:51 AM
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit mocked the curious turn of phrase National Public Radio Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving used on his Watching Washington blog to defend a recent NPR survey showing dire straits for the Democrats in the fall. Beneath the surface, the NPR poll was all about the tyranny of constituency, the down and dirty of serving the folks back home. House districts (and states'…

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 Host Asks What Kind of 'Rancor' Will McCain Dump on Obama

June 4th, 2008 5:57 PM