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Of Course: NPR Suspends Senior Editor For Exposing the State Media Outlet's Bias

NPR respects all viewpoints, except those which conflict with its own.

NPR has suspended a senior editor who authored an essay published last week on an online news site in which he argued that the network had "lost America's trust" because of a liberal bias in its coverage, the outlet reported.

Uri Berliner was suspended Friday for five days without pay, NPR reported Tuesday. The revelation came exactly a week after Berliner publicly claimed in an essay for The Free Press, an online news publication, that NPR had allowed a "liberal bent" to influence its coverage, causing the outlet to steadily lose credibility with audiences.

The essay reignited the criticism that many prominent conservatives have long leveled against NPR and prompted newsroom leadership to implement monthly internal reviews of the network's coverage, NPR reported. Berliner's essay also angered many of his colleagues and exposed NPR's new chief executive Katherine Maher to a string of attacks from conservatives over her past social media posts.
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In a statement Monday to NPR, Maher refuted Berliner's claims by underscoring NPR's commitment to objective coverage of national issues.

"In America everyone is entitled to free speech as a private citizen," Maher said. "What matters is NPR's work and my commitment as its CEO: public service, editorial independence, and the mission to serve all of the American public. NPR is independent, beholden to no party, and without commercial interests."

USA Today thinks that statement "refutes" Berliner's long, detailed criticism.

...

The Peabody Award-winning journalist highlighted what he viewed as examples of the network's partisan coverage of several major news events, including the origins of COVID-19 and the war in Gaza. Berliner also lambasted NPR's diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies -- as reflected both within its newsroom and in its coverage -- as making race and identity "paramount in nearly every aspect of the workplace."

"All this reflected a broader movement in the culture of people clustering together based on ideology or a characteristic of birth," he wrote.

...


According to the NPR article, Berliner's essay also invoked the ire of many of his colleagues and the reporters whose stories he would be responsible for editing.

"Newsrooms run on trust," NPR political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben said in a post last week on social media site X, though he didn't mention Berliner by name. "If you violate everyone's trust by going to another outlet and [expletive] on your colleagues (while doing a bad job journalistically, for that matter), I don't know how you do your job now."

Oh, trust huh? Like lying constantly to support whatever delusion the left is currently obsessed with?


Amid the fallout, NPR reported that NPR's chief news executive Edith Chapin announced to the newsroom late Monday afternoon that Executive Editor Eva Rodriguez would lead monthly meetings to review coverage.

Another liberal Democrat is going to check every other liberal Democrats' work?

Oh good, that should take care of everything.


Berliner expressed no regrets about publishing the essay in an interview with NPR, adding that he tried repeatedly to make his concerns over NPR's coverage known to news leaders.

More: NPR has informed Berliner he will be fired if he speaks truth to power again.

NPR media writer David Folkenflik revealed on Tuesday that Berliner beginning on Friday was suspended for five days without pay. Folkenflik, who reviewed a copy of the letter from NPR brass, said that the company told the editor he had failed to secure its approval for outside work for other news outlets -- a requirement of NPR journalists.

NPR called the letter a "final warning," saying Berliner would be fired if he violated NPR's policy again.

Via Instapundit.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 12:06 PM




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1 st!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:07 PM (HnUIn)

2 Yep

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 16, 2024 12:07 PM (R4t5M)

3 First?

Posted by: Clay at April 16, 2024 12:07 PM (10ArZ)

4 You're supposed to make quiet in house criticisms that never see the light of day...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:07 PM (YAtuc)

5 "Exposing"?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:07 PM (GBKbO)

6 4 You're supposed to make quiet in house criticisms that never see the light of day...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:07 PM (YAtuc)

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Do they allow even those anymore?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:07 PM (GBKbO)

7 "Newsrooms run on trust," NPR political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben said in a post last week on social media site X, though he didn't mention Berliner by name. "If you violate everyone's trust by going to another outlet and [expletive] on your colleagues (while doing a bad job journalistically, for that matter), I don't know how you do your job now."
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What about when you violate trust by being a propaganda outlet that lies constantly?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:08 PM (HnUIn)

8
"Blue on Blue" was always a favorite Bobby Vinton song of mine.

Posted by: Auspex at April 16, 2024 12:08 PM (j4U/Z)

9 Knew this was coming... Can't stray off the reservation without consequences....

Posted by: It's me donna at April 16, 2024 12:08 PM (Akjoo)

10 Oh, trust huh? Like lying constantly to support whatever delusion the left is currently obsessed with?

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The New York Times still has their Pulitzer for Duranty's coverage of Stalinist Russia.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:08 PM (GBKbO)

11 Amid the fallout, NPR reported that NPR's chief news executive Edith Chapin announced to the newsroom late Monday afternoon that Executive Editor Eva Rodriguez would lead monthly meetings to review coverage.

Another liberal Democrat is going to check every other liberal Democrats' work?


Wow, talk about speaking truth to power.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 16, 2024 12:08 PM (CsUN+)

12 It's Martha's Vineyards all the way down.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at April 16, 2024 12:08 PM (AiZBA)

13 Another liberal Democrat is going to check every other liberal Democrats' work?

Oh good, that should take care of everything.

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This seems to be sarcastic, but we don't get it. What's so funny about this idea? This idea is a cornerstone practice.

Posted by: Peer-Review Committee at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (HnUIn)

14 They suspended him for disclosing top-secret demographic information about NPR's listenership, as if anyone couldn't guess what listenership NPR has left.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (YAtuc)

15 Is Katherine Maher any relation to Bill?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (9yWhg)

16 "Newsrooms run on trust", except when they organize to push out any right-wing member or, as in this case, any member to the right of Mao.
The trust only applies to the leftists.

Posted by: PG at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (gQbO4)

17 Berliner expressed no regrets about publishing the essay in an interview with NPR, adding that he tried repeatedly to make his concerns over NPR's coverage known to news leaders.
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You mean that, assuming this is true, his tolerant leftist masters weren't tolerant at all?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (HnUIn)

18 Berliner expressed no regrets about publishing the essay in an interview with NPR, adding that he tried repeatedly to make his concerns over NPR's coverage known to news leaders Cultural Marxist narrative engineers.

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Fixed.

Posted by: ShainS -- Blood-Bath-and-Beyond angel investor at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (8skTE)

19 17 You mean that, assuming this is true, his tolerant leftist masters weren't tolerant at all?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (HnUIn)

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They are intolerant of intolerance.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (GBKbO)

20 They suspended him for disclosing top-secret demographic information about NPR's listenership, as if anyone couldn't guess what listenership NPR has left.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (YAtuc)
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97.5% AWFL?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (HnUIn)

21 "Newsrooms run on trust," NPR political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben said in a post last week on social media site X, though he didn't mention Berliner by name. "If you violate everyone's trust by going to another outlet and [expletive] on your colleagues (while doing a bad job journalistically, for that matter), I don't know how you do your job now."

Huh, I'd have thought newsrooms were supposed to run on meticulous honesty and verification. But you're saying that protecting your fellow "journalists" is the top priority. Good to know.

Posted by: Archimedes at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (CsUN+)

22 Next, he will be airbrushed from all photos and documents then sent to the labor camp fitting a Kulak, Saboteur and a Trotskyite.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (cDEsv)

23 NPR can gobble a bag of syphilitic dicks.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (wtvvX)

24 What a bunch of fucking pigs.

And the worthless GOPe sits on their dead asses, as usual. Fuck them, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (R4t5M)

25 NPR can gobble a bag of syphilitic dicks.
Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (wtvvX)
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Oh, they do.

But for them, that's just Tuesday.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (HnUIn)

26 Wrongthink's inevitable conclusion in Bidenland.

Posted by: Joe Mama at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (lZVy/)

27 This is how our precious dEmoCracY is saved!

Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (Y6Wgg)

28

Commies gonna always Commie no matter if they're cute little upper middle class white chicks.

The more to Communism sure does seem to have picked up.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (et1vG)

29 Democracy Dies in Darkness

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (lX8VI)

30 I used to listen to NPR in the car if the radio happened to be set to their station. Then I heard a segment on "racism in MLB" which purported that racism was happening as Latino players were now outnumbering black players. And, you know, Latinos are easier to deal with, accept less money, etc.

I laughed. I thought it was a parody.

Posted by: PJ at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (G1dq6)

31 "After a careful review of NPR's activities, NPR has cleared itself of any wrong doing." - NPR.

In other news, CENTCOM has found there was no way to prevent the suicide bombing attack that killed thirteen US service members during Joey's retreat from Kabul.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (g0rWy)

32 This is how our precious dEmoCracY is saved!
Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (Y6Wgg)
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LOL.

Probably. And that's particularly ironic because one of the greatest threats to "democracy" is and always has been state-owned media.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (HnUIn)

33 "Blue on Blue" was always a favorite Bobby Vinton song of mine.
Posted by: Auspex at April 16, 2024 12:08 PM (j4U/Z)

Rhapsody in Blue?

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (nXhwP)

34 30 I used to listen to NPR in the car if the radio happened to be set to their station. Then I heard a segment on "racism in MLB" which purported that racism was happening as Latino players were now outnumbering black players. And, you know, Latinos are easier to deal with, accept less money, etc.

I laughed. I thought it was a parody.
Posted by: PJ at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (G1dq6)

=======

I'm sure the next story over is fine, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (GBKbO)

35 In other news, the USAF is converting six F-16s to be be autonomous test beds under code name VENOM.

Secretary Kendall says humans will still be in the control loop.

Yeah just ask a Qantas flight crew on an Airbus that had their 'fool proof fail safe' airline decide twice to command rapid descents with no pilot input and rejected pilot commands about still being in the control loop.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (g0rWy)

36 Oh, BTW, there is a conservative conference going on in Brussels.

The conference was under siege by Antifa, so the cops showed up - and demanded that the conference shut down within fifteen minutes, to avoid antagonizing the demonstrators.

The future of Western "democracy".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (YAtuc)

37 Abusers always say "Don't tell."

Posted by: huerfano at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (VGOMa)

38 Next, he will be airbrushed from all photos and documents then sent to the labor camp fitting a Kulak, Saboteur and a Trotskyite.

A labor camp would be nice, but that's not in the cards. A bullet to the cranium is the established procedure.

Posted by: Nikolai Yezhov at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (CsUN+)

39 Democracy Dies in Darkness

It wasn't a warning; it was a promise.

Posted by: Oddbob at April 16, 2024 12:12 PM (/y8xj)

40 The need another Maher to Maher the Mahers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2024 12:13 PM (63Dwl)

41 William F Buckley rolling over in his grave as Margaret Brennan hosts Firing Line… a show now that bears no resemblance to his fine debate show…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at April 16, 2024 12:13 PM (19U+m)

42 Because Willowed, and on topic:

You won't de-fund public broadcasting without taking down the non-profits that play pass the cash money laundering along with the private foundations that are part of the big washing machine. NPR gets millions that isn't "officially" public funds but start out that way.

Posted by: Auspex at April 16, 2024 12:02 PM (j4U/Z)

You don't have to defund public broadcasting. Just take away their FCC license.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2024 12:13 PM (tkR6S)

43 Show trials of former leader, FBI entrapment, State-run Fascist Radio, Demented Vegetable Figurehead "Leader", how are we different than East Germany at it's "best"?

Posted by: Town Crier at April 16, 2024 12:13 PM (V5BDR)

44 NPR respects all viewpoints, except those which conflict with its own.
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And by "own", you mean the DNC's.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (krQz2)

45 Don't know if this got posted yesterday:
Katherine Maher
Why #creepingsharia would support universal healthcare, education, a woman's right to choose, and perhaps gay marriage. http://huffingtonpost
3:52 PM · Nov 11, 2012

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (t/2Uw)

46 I used to listen to NPR in the car if the radio happened to be set to their station. Then I heard a segment on "racism in MLB" which purported that racism was happening as Latino players were now outnumbering black players. And, you know, Latinos are easier to deal with, accept less money, etc.

I laughed. I thought it was a parody.
Posted by: PJ at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (G1dq6)

Whisper campaign for a race war.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (R4t5M)

47 How does a news agency which receives funds from the government fine someone for writing an article critical of the ? Seems unconstitutional.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (CLmzh)

48 But what's really dangerous is Trump's authoritarianism.

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (lX8VI)

49 Hey if the Marxists had total rule he would have been executed in some basement in

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (AxDBw)

50 30 I used to listen to NPR in the car if the radio happened to be set to their station. Then I heard a segment on "racism in MLB" which purported that racism was happening as Latino players were now outnumbering black players. And, you know, Latinos are easier to deal with, accept less money, etc.

I laughed. I thought it was a parody.
Posted by: PJ at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (G1dq6)

BEISBOL BEEN VERY, VERY GOOD TO ME!!!

Posted by: CHICO ESCUELA at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (wtvvX)

51 You can’t go off the reservation. It’s just not allowed.

Posted by: RI Red at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (HDGM5)

52 willowed:

Scientists think they have found a way to double the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries. (Science Daily)

Lithium-ion batteries wear out a little each time they are recharged (and have another flaw that if you keep them on the charger full-time they can swell up and destroy your expensive gadget entirely).

In testing the effects of different charging patterns, researchers found that charging with high-frequency AC power caused half as much wear as regular DC power.

It should be cheap and simple to implement as well.

https://tinyurl.com/4acj93me

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (uyqzN)

53 Is Katherine Maher any relation to Bill?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (9yWhg)

i would assume so. i mean who would keep a name associated with that pond scum if it wasn't familial?

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (nXhwP)

54 National Proletariat Radio, making PRAVDA look like the truth.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (qZdIZ)

55 A bullet to the cranium is the established procedure.
Posted by: Nikolai Yezhov



Ah, yes. The good old days.
-- Zombie Vasili Blokhin

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:15 PM (9yWhg)

56 I got NPR confused with PBS. Essentially the same outfit, right? One radio the other television? Both funded by tax dollars

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at April 16, 2024 12:15 PM (19U+m)

57 Defund this Pravda in the West.

Let the NPR Libs/progressives pay for their own propaganda feel good news.

Posted by: Czech Chick at April 16, 2024 12:15 PM (J03/0)

58 You don't have to defund public broadcasting. Just take away their FCC license.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2024 12:13 PM (tkR6S)
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Just make 'em pay full freight. PBS (not sure about NPR, but I have direct experience with PBS) gets spectrum at a steeply discounted rate during FCC auctions. Special allocations, lower prices or free, etc. The cash going into it from the government isn't that great, but spectrum is hugely valuable and they get very special treatment.

End that practice and make PBS and NPR bid for spectrum with and against everyone else, on the same terms. There is a decent chance that alone could crater much of the network.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:15 PM (HnUIn)

59 More: NPR has informed Berliner he will be fired if he speaks truth to power again.
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Ich bin ein Berliner.

Posted by: Zombie JFK at April 16, 2024 12:15 PM (krQz2)

60 Katherine Maher

Don a burka and go live in Kabul for six months.

If you are still alive after that, tell us how Sharia is good for Feminism.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (g0rWy)

61 Which one is the transvestite?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (uyqzN)

62 and you get a gag order and you get a gag order and YOU get a gag order!

-- Liberal Media against Censorship

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (q2svT)

63 What is the exact cause of the suspension, what could possibly be the cause for firing?

Looks like someone is going to have a hostile workplace and or wrongful termination suit in the near future.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (XV/Pl)

64 Like all good Nazis, NPR hates Jews, truth, and free speech.

Posted by: The NPRDAP strikes again at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (wWkjp)

65 NPR's new chief executive Katherine Maher
.......

a certified piece of shit

Posted by: wth at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (v0R5T)

66 I thought they didn't talk about "personnel matters".

Posted by: BignJames at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (AwYPR)

67 seems like this is retaliation for whistleblowing.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (z/ifB)

68 NPR listeners are wicked smart and informed. Just ask them.

Posted by: mr tmz at April 16, 2024 12:17 PM (rJ48h)

69 Ich bin ein Berliner.
Posted by: Zombie JFK


Jelly donuts for everyone!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:17 PM (9yWhg)

70 We can either expand our world view or persist in assuming you sub-humans, and your corny beliefs, don't exist.

This isn't difficult.

Posted by: NPR at April 16, 2024 12:17 PM (N4J81)

71 At least we know now that Republicans will never defund these dirt bags, so we can stop worrying about it.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 16, 2024 12:17 PM (CLmzh)

72 1
1 st!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
......

and no busty bikini brunette?

Posted by: wth at April 16, 2024 12:17 PM (v0R5T)

73 seems like this is retaliation for whistleblowing.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (z/ifB)
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2016-2020: Whistle-blowers are heroes and we should put them on stamps even if they're lying their tongues black.

2020-present: Whistle-blowers are wreckers and must be destroyed even if they're telling the truth.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (HnUIn)

74 "Newsrooms run on trust,"

But not the trust of the people -- the propagandists instead need trust in their fellow leftists. Trusting they will present a united front ... for communism and/or Marxism. Don't point out that constant deceitful propaganda is Job One, the NewSpeak term is "news".

Posted by: illiniwek at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (Cus5s)

75 Like all good Nazis, NPR hates Jews, truth, and free speech.

Posted by: The NPRDAP strikes again at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (wWkjp)
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And limits.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (krQz2)

76 "So, while it's not possible to know how the Prophet Muhammad would vote..."
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Of course it is. He voted in 2020. Just check his mail-in ballot.

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (lX8VI)

77 End that practice and make PBS and NPR bid for spectrum with and against everyone else, on the same terms. There is a decent chance that alone could crater much of the network.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:15 PM (HnUIn)

...

Force them to be solely public and not accept other sources of funding and therefore influence.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (z/ifB)

78 63 What is the exact cause of the suspension, what could possibly be the cause for firing?

**

nypost says suspended for not getting approval before going to an outside news outlet

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (q2svT)

79 NPR listeners are wicked smart and informed. Just ask them.
Posted by: mr tmz at April 16, 2024 12:17 PM (rJ48h)
......

they'll tell you all about their new vegan diet and spandex bicycle outfit.

Posted by: wth at April 16, 2024 12:19 PM (v0R5T)

80 ThePersistence
@ScottPresler

Just so we’re clear:

NPR is leaving Twitter b/c the company truthfully labeled it as “government-funded media.”

If a news organization is afraid of the truth, how could it ever be trusted as a credible source?

Posted by: redridinghood at April 16, 2024 12:19 PM (NpAcC)

81 60 Katherine Maher
Don a burka and go live in Kabul for six months.
If you are still alive after that, tell us how Sharia is good for Feminism.

Posted by: Anna Puma a
-----------------------------

She is a trustee of the American University of Beirut.

She graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies after studying at the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and the French Institute of Arab Studies in Damascus, Syria.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:19 PM (uyqzN)

82 74 "Newsrooms run on trust,"

But not the trust of the people -- the propagandists instead need trust in their fellow leftists. Trusting they will present a united front ... for communism and/or Marxism. Don't point out that constant deceitful propaganda is Job One, the NewSpeak term is "news".
Posted by: illiniwek at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (Cus5s)

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Journalism long ago morphed from an open trade to a closed shop guild.

The guild is there to protect its members, not ensure that they do good work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:19 PM (GBKbO)

83 Force them to be solely public and not accept other sources of funding and therefore influence.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (z/ifB)
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No state-owned media. None. State-owned media is corrosive, destructive, improper and unacceptable in a free country.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:19 PM (HnUIn)

84 Surprising no one, from her bio it appears Katherine Maher was in charge at Wikipedia as recently as 2021…. AWFLs wherever you look

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at April 16, 2024 12:19 PM (19U+m)

85 NPR respects all viewpoints, except those which conflict with its own.
_______
If it conflicts with NPR, it's not a viewpoint, but at best a mistake. Probably a vice.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (1bNHn)

86 Newsrooms run on trust. Just like crooked cops.

Trust that nobody will defy the party line or expose the party to anything that may be unflattering or potentially used against the party.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (KbCG3)

87 Turd Ferguson would like to select Andre the Giant for $1000.

Posted by: Alex T at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (hN0Fk)

88 The “without pay” is the kicker. Does that ever happen on government?

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (ROouK)

89 NPR's new chief executive Katherine Maher
.......

a certified piece of shit
Posted by: wth at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (v0R5T)
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What's the expiry period on that certification?

Because we know Joe Biden's kept his up to date his entire career.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (krQz2)

90 83 Force them to be solely public and not accept other sources of funding and therefore influence.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (z/ifB)
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No state-owned media. None. State-owned media is corrosive, destructive, improper and unacceptable in a free country.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:19 PM (HnUIn)

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How about, instead, all media is owned by connected NGOs who receive government grants?

Better?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (GBKbO)

91 Ha ha! Feel the wrath of your peers, lefty!!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (Be/+i)

92 nypost says suspended for not getting approval before going to an outside news outlet
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 16, 2024 12:18 PM (q2svT)

...

How fun would it be to find all the instances where NPR editors wrote editorials and go through discovery to find out if they got approval first?

Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:21 PM (z/ifB)

93 89 NPR's new chief executive Katherine Maher
.......

a certified piece of shit
Posted by: wth at April 16, 2024 12:16 PM (v0R5T)
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What's the expiry period on that certification?

Because we know Joe Biden's kept his up to date his entire career.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (krQz2)

God knows he's awash in Continuing Excrement Units.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 16, 2024 12:21 PM (wtvvX)

94 So she attended every socialist Middle East studies university on the planet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2024 12:21 PM (g0rWy)

95 The future of Western "democracy".

There is also a color revolution starting in the country of Georgia, designed to overthrow the democratically elected government, of course.

The immediate issue has also been the source of mass pro-EU demonstrations in other countries - the Georgian government is trying to limit the amount of foreign money spent on political campaigns in Georgia.

You may not be aware of this, but the absolute bedrock principle of Our Democracy is that you have to allow unlimited amounts of foreign money to be spent influencing your elections, and you have to allow unlimited amounts of foreign NGOs into your country to influence your elections.

If you disagree with that, you are a filthy Putin-lover.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:21 PM (YAtuc)

96 How about, instead, all media is owned by connected NGOs who receive government grants?

Better?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (GBKbO)
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Fine.

No government funding of media of any kind, for any reason, in any circumstance. No book publishing, no TV, no newspapers, no radio, no magazines. Not even monthly magazines for agency staff. No government funding of any media at any time, in any context, in any venue. Official reports only and documents only, and all of those should be published with maximum transparency.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:21 PM (HnUIn)

97 I was up in PA this morning helping a bunch of guys cut up and scrap some old railcars. I ran into John Fetterman during lunch. That guy reminded me of this...

LETS DANCE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8f-Qb-bwlU

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (X4yCj)

98 How about, instead, all media is owned by connected NGOs who receive government grants?

Better?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (GBKbO)

...

Well you're just a ray of sunshine aintcha.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (z/ifB)

99 More: NPR has informed Berliner he will be fired if he speaks truth to power again.
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Ich bin ein Berliner.
Posted by: Zombie JFK at April 16, 2024 12:15 PM (krQz2)

we know dude, we saw the raspberry filling ...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (nXhwP)

100 98 Well you're just a ray of sunshine aintcha.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (z/ifB)

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I am watching The Man from UNCLE.

It's put me in a good mood.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (GBKbO)

101 Trump is a dictator and also said pussy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has 2020 hindsight at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (Gakra)

102 How do these bigots manage to get to these positions of power? I just don;t understand why people think they are smart and capable espousing leftist tropes with no basis in reality.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (t/2Uw)

103 Bill Maher: Hollywood Should Un-Cancel Woody Allen and Louis CK

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What's so bad about paedophilia anyway?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM (FVME7)

104 No government funding of media of any kind, for any reason, in any circumstance. No book publishing, no TV, no newspapers, no radio, no magazines. Not even monthly magazines for agency staff. No government funding of any media at any time, in any context, in any venue. Official reports only and documents only, and all of those should be published with maximum transparency.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:21 PM (HnUIn)

It sounds like you want to drag us back to the dark days when government couldn't propagandize its own citizens.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (z/ifB)

105 Pro-Palestinian Protesters Block Traffic Following Iran’s Attack on Israel

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Israel attacks Iran: block traffic. Iran attacks Israel: block traffic.

Bit of a one trick pony.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (FVME7)

106 I have noticed that many nowadays think that "refute" = "dispute". No, it doesn't. It's just one more case of the pollution of language.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (1bNHn)

107 312, last thread.

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Public Service: Primaries in PA next week. Keep a watchful eye on NPR.

Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (NFX2v)

108 China Calls Iran’s 300 Missile and Drone Barrage on Israel “Restrained,” Says Israel Should Not Respond

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See? It was within certain limits!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (FVME7)

109 So she attended every socialist Middle East studies university on the planet.

She has every marker of elite status imaginable, but claims that she was too poor to have kids.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (YAtuc)

110 It sounds like you want to drag us back to the dark days when government couldn't propagandize its own citizens.
Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (z/ifB)
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Damn straight.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (HnUIn)

111 NPR suspends Berliner without pay. Note: last week an NPR analyst opined that El Chumpo would be a “bit less committed” to supporting Ukraine. Same old, same old, back to 2016 when they ran nonstop email BS.

I don't bother with npr since tfg.

lol. NPR's flagship programs are just slightly left of center right. If they’d been any gentler in their coverage of Trump during his interminable presidency, he’d be on trial for secretly paying them hush money.

Agree. They've changed a lot in recent years and bend over backwards to legitimize Trump's lies in the pursuit of both siderism.

I want my news from the center. If I can tell who a reporter or editor would even *think* of preferring to vote for they need a different job. I want exactly as much news from the left as from the right. I want a writer and and editor that you could *never* guess their ideology.

I don't want "center" I want news that's the truth. Not opinion. Not biased editing or story selection. The truth.

The federal government provides just 1% of NPR funding. I say stop that funding just to shut up these assholes.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (9zoFk)

112 Putting the boon in doggle.

California to Create Genealogy Office for Reparations Eligibility

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (FVME7)

113 Obama made government propaganda legal.

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (lX8VI)

114 Remember they fired Juan Williams for thoughtcrime. And was/is pretty hard left, although not insane woke, which will be the new baseline.

Posted by: Ripley at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (JojsZ)

115 I love it when the fascists prove their critics right.

Posted by: McLurkerson at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (wNDOJ)

116 88 The “without pay” is the kicker. Does that ever happen on government?
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at April 16, 2024 12:20 PM (ROouK)

Budget sequesters but they get all the money back at the end anyway. Sometimes cops who get caught beating the fuck out of some guy for videotaping them beating the fuck out of some guy. For a couple days, then paid desk duty while hopefully it blows over.

Posted by: We investigated ourselves and found no violations at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (wWkjp)

117 I think Christopher Rufo went through the NPR head honcho's X posts and reposted all her crazy stuff.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (z/ifB)

118 "When you cut out a mans tongue, you do not prove him a liar. You only prove that you fear what he says." Tyrion Lannister

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (4XwPj)

119 ... lol. NPR's flagship programs are just slightly left of center right. If they’d been any gentler in their coverage of Trump during his interminable presidency, he’d be on trial for secretly paying them hush money. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (9zoFk)
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This is true madness.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (HnUIn)

120 She graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies after studying at the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and the French Institute of Arab Studies in Damascus, Syria.

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Somehow, I doubt her experiences there, and her field of study, bear little resemblance to women who actually live their lives under Shariah Law.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (mupln)

121 lol. NPR's flagship programs are just slightly left of center right. If they’d been any gentler in their coverage of Trump during his interminable presidency, he’d be on trial for secretly paying them hush money.


Delusional with a capital D

Posted by: It's me donna at April 16, 2024 12:25 PM (Akjoo)

122 In testing the effects of different charging patterns, researchers found that charging with high-frequency AC power caused half as much wear as regular DC power.

It should be cheap and simple to implement as well.

https://tinyurl.com/4acj93me
Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (uyqzN)

OK. This is not AC. It's pulsed square-wave DC. They say a high-frequency pulse rate is "crucial" but don't give a value. There is some history of using pulsed current, and some times pulsed reverse current, to charge or desulfate lead-acid batteries, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2024 12:25 PM (tkR6S)

123 29 Democracy Dies in Darkness
Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:11 PM (lX8VI)

Bureaucracy Builds in Bidenmentia.

Posted by: Rex B at April 16, 2024 12:25 PM (5h/8D)

124 "exposed NPR's new chief executive Katherine Maher to a string of attacks from conservatives over her past social media posts."

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The fact that this screeching AWFL is completely normal in lefty land says a lot about NPR.

Of course this dinosaur will never be defunded...

Posted by: Jay in PA at April 16, 2024 12:25 PM (i7Q7S)

125 Journalists think they are on par with police and fireman serving the public. The thin black line. It's a joke.

Posted by: DOYLE at April 16, 2024 12:25 PM (Z8Yh2)

126 The federal government provides just 1% of NPR funding. I say stop that funding just to shut up these assholes.
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (9zoFk)

I'm good with this. your terms are acceptable...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (nXhwP)

127 Afternoon Ace. My prediction is that Maher implodes with all this coverage . She should be referred to as "honky trust fund girl" until she weeps.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (nYX8q)

128 Willowed
314 209
‘ True. That gun could have served someone well’

And you already know that it works

Posted by: Dr. Claw at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (jbnUc)

129 125 Journalists think they are on par with police and fireman serving the public. The thin black line. It's a joke.
Posted by: DOYLE at April 16, 2024 12:25 PM (Z8Yh2)

Journalists are important... Too bad we don't have any

Posted by: It's me donna at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (Akjoo)

130 Pro-Palestinian Protesters Block Traffic Following Iran’s Attack on Israel

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Israel attacks Iran: block traffic. Iran attacks Israel: block traffic.

Bit of a one trick pony.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:23 PM (FVME7)

X users were noting that the protesters were on the road, but the police were actually blockading traffic in front of them. So it was a police blockade (Chicago at O'Hare I think).

Posted by: TexasDan at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (z/ifB)

131 >>LETS DANCE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8f-Qb-bwlU

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at April 16, 2024 12:22 PM

I did not vote for you, but you have excellent taste in music.

Posted by: huerfano at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (VGOMa)

132 111 I want my news from the center. If I can tell who a reporter or editor would even *think* of preferring to vote for they need a different job. I want exactly as much news from the left as from the right. I want a writer and and editor that you could *never* guess their ideology.

I don't want "center" I want news that's the truth. Not opinion. Not biased editing or story selection. The truth.

The federal government provides just 1% of NPR funding. I say stop that funding just to shut up these assholes.
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at April 16, 2024 12:24 PM (9zoFk)

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1. Willful ignorance is a certain kind of news consumption, I guess.
2. This person definitely believes that Trump drinks hooker pee on orders from Putin.
3. Why does NPR fight so hard to protect 1% of its funding? Especially in an age when corporations who do rely on goodwill from consumers feel so free to shit on their consumer base in order to secure funding from larger sources?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (GBKbO)

133 I wonder how many documents Maher has plagiarized.

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (lX8VI)

134 I read most of the guy's article. Hilariously, he thinks NPR's leftward shift began only about 10 years ago.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (Be/+i)

135 "In America everyone is entitled to free speech as a private citizen," Maher said.
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-- Donald Trump has entered the chat --

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (krQz2)

136 Liberals Lose Their Minds after Travis Kelce Likes Pro-Trump Instagram Post

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Bastard!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (FVME7)

137 127 Afternoon Ace. My prediction is that Maher implodes with all this coverage . She should be referred to as "honky trust fund girl" until she weeps.


nah they'd have to drag her out. she has nothing else.

unless the CIA takes her back

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (AcWfM)

138 >NPR's flagship programs are just slightly left of center right.

So, straight down the middle?

Posted by: davidt at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (SYTee)

139 134 I read most of the guy's article. Hilariously, he thinks NPR's leftward shift began only about 10 years ago.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (Be/+i)

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"Truth has a liberal bias."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (GBKbO)

140 The “without pay” is the kicker. Does that ever happen on government?

Portland teachers went on a long, very disruptive strike earlier this academic year, and the kicker was that after they settled the strike with a substantial pay increase, the school district also gave the teachers back pay for all the time they had been on strike.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (YAtuc)

141 Maher refuted Berliner's claims by underscoring NPR's commitment to objective coverage of national issues.
..

WOW!

Posted by: Baghdad Bob at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (GVLhs)

142 Amid the fallout, NPR reported that NPR's chief news executive Edith Chapin announced to the newsroom late Monday afternoon that Executive Editor Eva Rodriguez would lead monthly meetings to review coverage.

Ace: Another liberal Democrat is going to check every other liberal Democrats' work?

There is a position at NPR that is supposed to do what the Executive Editor is being tasked to do. That position is called 'ombudsman'.

Jeffrey Dvorkin was the ombudsman for NPR, and from what I see he's no longer there. I presume that there's now no ombudsman because that phantom hasn't commented on this mess.

BTW, former ombudsman Dvorkin commented on the news. He tweeted that, regarding Berliner, 'he's not wrong.'

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 16, 2024 12:28 PM (IyPyZ)

143 Folkenflik, who reviewed a copy of the letter from NPR brass, said that the company told the editor he had failed to secure its approval for outside work for other news outlets -- a requirement of NPR journalists.

__________

I can understand requiring approval of work for another outlet. But I'd like to know if this is the only case where they've enforced that rule.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (DSsxS)

144 Berliner should start running everything Maher has published through a checker. She wants war and "trust", she should get it.

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (lX8VI)

145 Liberals Lose Their Minds after Travis Kelce Likes Pro-Trump Instagram Post

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Bastard!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (FVME7)

i'm praying this means that ta-ta will endorse PDJT come october.

THERE is your october surprise.

the explosion of lefty heads would be glorious...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (nXhwP)

146 George Lopez still has bullshit on TV?

Good Lord

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (ufFY8)

147 Afternoon Ace. My prediction is that Maher implodes with all this coverage . She should be referred to as "honky trust fund girl" until she weeps.
Posted by: Smell the Glove at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (nYX8q)

this is hurtful

Posted by: Taylor Lorenz at April 16, 2024 12:30 PM (z/ifB)

148 Shut up, she explained.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 16, 2024 12:30 PM (u73oe)

149 females care about social cohesion over EVERYTHING ELSE

no one can disagree. no one can challenge the accepted "mores" (of the day). social comity uber alles.

it is written in our code

too many females = end of critical thinking

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:30 PM (AcWfM)

150 Israel attacks Iran: block traffic. Iran attacks Israel: block traffic.

Bit of a one trick pony.


Except the coordinated shutdown of critical transport infrastructure across the country was new, and quite disturbing.

There is a report that this campaign is being directly organized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, using their local henchmen.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:30 PM (YAtuc)

151 The point of NPR, like the point of the whole FNM, is to push the narrative.

Being objective would not help in the regard so of course they went after this guy.

This does remind me a little of the Col who came forward and said someone needed to take the blame for the 'Stan bug-out and was immediately kicked out of the military for doing so...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (ibTVg)

152 We're going to sneak an increase to NPRs funding in this 3,417 page spending bill.


Help me continue to fight the radical left!

They're destroying our country!

Posted by: Speaker Johnson at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (GVLhs)

153 i'm praying this means that ta-ta will endorse PDJT come october.

THERE is your october surprise.

the explosion of lefty heads would be glorious...
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (nXhwP)

I'm praying that this makes tay-tay's head explode.

That would be even better.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (KbCG3)

154 George Lopez still has bullshit on TV?

Good Lord
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (ufFY

He's the Amy Schumer of Carlos Mencias.

Posted by: Did I do that right? Not sure... at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (wWkjp)

155 Omfg.

We just had a code drill. That means you practice what to do if you see a person go down or find someone unresponsive. I was the victim and fell to the floor.

No one did anything. They stood there and said nothing. I got up after about 45 seconds and said, I'm surprised none of y'all didn't pull out your cell phones and start recording. Wtf. MOVE! Assess the situation, grab the crash cart! MOVE.

So, people are all butt hurt. Fuck, really?

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (JWncN)

156 I want my news from the center. If I can tell who a reporter or editor would even *think* of preferring to vote for they need a different job. I want exactly as much news from the left as from the right. I want a writer and and editor that you could *never* guess their ideology.

I don't want "center" I want news that's the truth. Not opinion. Not biased editing or story selection. The truth.
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This is one of the most amazing things I've ever read.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has 2020 hindsight at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (Gakra)

157 Here's the Chris Rufo piece

https://tinyurl.com/mt3xz24p

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (t/2Uw)

158 I can understand requiring approval of work for another outlet. But I'd like to know if this is the only case where they've enforced that rule.
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (DSsxS)

...

This was in fact the only case.

Posted by: Narrator at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (z/ifB)

159 O.J. Simpson’s Executor Pledges to “Do Everything” to Make Sure Goldman Family Gets “Zero” from Estate

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OJ is an asshole even after death.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (FVME7)

160 I can't wait for the NYT's slogan to change to "All the news that's fit to print.... and snitches get stitches."

Posted by: Octochicken at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (oCS0o)

161
Except the coordinated shutdown of critical transport infrastructure across the country was new, and quite disturbing.


Then: Kidnapping is a crime

Now: Well if you don't want to be held against your will don't use the public roads

Posted by: 18-1 at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (ibTVg)

162 The lack of self awareness on the Left is at ludicrous levels. Brainiac Katie Couric says anti intellectualism and class resentment is the reason for MAGA. News readers have about as much intellectualism as a chimpanzee.

NPR claiming nonpartisan coverage and positions is the pinnacle of no self awareness.

You can't deal with narcissistic psychopaths.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (TDRQO)

163 No one did anything. They stood there and said nothing. I got up after about 45 seconds and said, I'm surprised none of y'all didn't pull out your cell phones and start recording. Wtf. MOVE! Assess the situation, grab the crash cart! MOVE.

So, people are all butt hurt. Fuck, really?
Posted by: nurse ratched

--

I assume most of the males were worried they'd lose their jobs if they touched you or that they were being set up to be put on Tik Tok.

that's the world we live in now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has 2020 hindsight at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (Gakra)

164 53 Is Katherine Maher any relation to Bill?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (9yWhg)

i would assume so. i mean who would keep a name associated with that pond scum if it wasn't familial?
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:14 PM (nXhwP)
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That was my HS girlfriend's name. Doubt there was a relation, mine has died. She was smart but liberal. But also openminded in a way these two would never grasp. (Don't let Bill fool you. He's only pretending to be better. Sort of like Stephen Fry, with less talent.)

Posted by: Eeyore at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (1bNHn)

165 THERE is your october surprise.

.

LOL

He'll apologize by 5pm EST.

Posted by: Speaker Johnson at April 16, 2024 12:33 PM (GVLhs)

166 The Peabody Award-winning journalist highlighted what he viewed as examples of the network's partisan coverage of several major news events, including the origins of COVID-19
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And there is no "conservative" or "right" side of the origins of Covid-19. Conservatives or "the right" doesn't gain one bit if it originated in a Chinese lab or not.

If we're are worried about "racism" or "bigotry" why not assess the different "reflections" of the virus emerging from a somewhat distinctive and quaint custom of "wet markets" as opposed to a blunder in a 21st-century virus lab.

The only reason to deflect away from the lab was: Tony Fraudci paid for research he wasn't allowed to do in America there.

The entire media is guilty of politicizing the origins of Covid-19, because "Look who's on each side".

That's the definition of politicizing it.

At the time Fraudci was allied with Trump, attacking Fraudci wasn't a boon for "MAGA", because there could be questions about the mutual support that existed (at the time) between Trump and Fraudci.

Really, you people (in the media) are just so bad at analysis--THIS is why I can't take you seriously.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:33 PM (krQz2)

167 I was the victim and fell to the floor.

No one did anything.
Posted by: nurse ratched


They didn't even rub your tummy? Sad.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:34 PM (9yWhg)

168 OJ is an asshole even after death.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (FVME7)
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Satan's kind of a jerk, too.

Posted by: OJ, eyelash deep in boiling blood at April 16, 2024 12:34 PM (Be/+i)

169 Sort of like Stephen Fry, with less talent.)
Posted by: Eeyore at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (1bNHn)

Stephen Root >> Stephen Fry

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 16, 2024 12:35 PM (ufFY8)

170 Have they caught P.Diddy yet?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 16, 2024 12:35 PM (cDEsv)

171 Maybe Fox can put Juan Williams out to pasture and hire this guy.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 16, 2024 12:35 PM (b6T9s)

172 Transgender Boxer Patricio Manuel Disappointed but Defiant after Getting Knocked Out in 21 Seconds

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Geez! I hope xer opponent's fist are OK.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:35 PM (FVME7)

173 149 females care about social cohesion over EVERYTHING ELSE

no one can disagree. no one can challenge the accepted "mores" (of the day). social comity uber alles.

it is written in our code

too many females = end of critical thinking
Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:30 PM (AcWfM)
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Chesterton pointed that out over a century ago. They don't think in terms of legal processes; if they did, little Tommy would plead habeas corpus every time he got caught. They have to be despots.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 16, 2024 12:35 PM (1bNHn)

174 Looking at that sidebar bit on Maine leaves to wondering how long it will be until tossup states that are currently run by Ds propose the same thing for their states. Essentially giving the Democrat presidential candidate the win every 4 years. I'm surprised MI and PA haven't already done this.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 16, 2024 12:35 PM (mupln)

175 159 O.J. Simpson’s Executor Pledges to “Do Everything” to Make Sure Goldman Family Gets “Zero” from Estate

Don't see how that's possible

Posted by: It's me donna at April 16, 2024 12:36 PM (Akjoo)

176 it is written in our code

too many females = end of critical thinking
Posted by: BlackOrchid

Not in my code. My code is "do whatever you want but don't fuck with kids and leave me the fuck alone". Couldn't care less about social cohesion or can't everbody just get along. They want to fight or be freaks, I don't care. Don't fuck with kids and leave me alone.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 16, 2024 12:36 PM (4XwPj)

177 Okay NPR is terrible and has been for a long time. But I don't care who you are or where you work you go trash your employer in the news you are going to pay a price. Rest assured the 5 day suspension without pay is just a prequel to forever without pay.

I am not sure why Berliner decided to go kamikaze on NPR. He was complicit in not just bias but unethical journalism.

I still say the most telling thing he says is that NPR chose stories and framing to harm the Trump Presidency. Seems like that would be a red flag that he was working for the wrong company. But that didn't occur to him then.

My guess he got passed over for promotion to some DEI based wokebot and this is his grievance.

Posted by: blaster at April 16, 2024 12:36 PM (wN+rA)

178 I assume most of the males were worried they'd lose their jobs if they touched you or that they were being set up to be put on Tik Tok.

that's the world we live in now.

--

Dangit, it looks like BlackOrchid beat me to it:

"females care about social cohesion over EVERYTHING ELSE

no one can disagree. no one can challenge the accepted "mores" (of the day). social comity uber alles.

it is written in our code

too many females = end of critical thinking
Posted by: BlackOrchid"

Posted by: Moron Robbie has 2020 hindsight at April 16, 2024 12:36 PM (Gakra)

179 Is Katherine Maher any relation to Bill?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:09 PM (9yWhg)

That was my HS girlfriend's name.


Katherine, or Bill?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:36 PM (9yWhg)

180 Liberals Lose Their Minds after Travis Kelce Likes Pro-Trump Instagram Post

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Bastard!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:27 PM (FVME7)

i'm praying this means that ta-ta will endorse PDJT come october.

THERE is your october surprise.

the explosion of lefty heads would be glorious...
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 16, 2024 12:29 PM (nXhwP)

The surprise to me is that Kelce did that. Everything points to him being super woke BLM kneeling supporter.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 12:37 PM (TDRQO)

181 Journalists must be replaced by reporters.

Journalists should be giving handjobs under the overpass for nickels.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 16, 2024 12:37 PM (ufFY8)

182 I want my news from the center. If I can tell who a reporter or editor would even *think* of preferring to vote for they need a different job. I want exactly as much news from the left as from the right. I want a writer and and editor that you could *never* guess their ideology.

I don't want "center" I want news that's the truth. Not opinion. Not biased editing or story selection. The truth.
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This is one of the most amazing things I've ever read.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


I want my news like Jack Webb wrote it. Just the facts. Who, What, When, Where, Why & How.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:38 PM (/SITW)

183 Not in my code. My code is "do whatever you want but don't fuck with kids and leave me the fuck alone". Couldn't care less about social cohesion or can't everbody just get along. They want to fight or be freaks, I don't care. Don't fuck with kids and leave me alone.


not in mine either but we are the minority

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:38 PM (AcWfM)

184 NY Times Poll: 4% of Voters Say Biden’s Economy Is Excellent

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They all work in the White House.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:38 PM (FVME7)

185 Maher is a super common Irish name

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:38 PM (AcWfM)

186 Kelce will apologize profusely by the end of the day.

*slaps down a ten spot*

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 16, 2024 12:38 PM (mupln)

187 174 Looking at that sidebar bit on Maine leaves to wondering how long it will be until tossup states that are currently run by Ds propose the same thing for their states. Essentially giving the Democrat presidential candidate the win every 4 years. I'm surprised MI and PA haven't already done this.
Posted by: Lady in Black at April 16, 2024 12:35 PM (mupln)

=======

The National Vote Pact is dead letter until they get enough states to actually be a majority in the electoral college. Until then, it's just, "When there's enough, we'll give our votes to the majority, but until then, we have our normal way of doing things." They're not making much progress anymore, and they're well shy of it working.

The more curious part is the preamble implying that ranked choice voting would be acceptable, even though ranked choice voting regularly gives the win to people who get no where near the majority, and the results in Maine would have nothing to do with the national popular vote totals.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:38 PM (GBKbO)

188 Liberals Lose Their Minds after Travis Kelce Likes Pro-Trump Instagram Post

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Until I'm shown differently I'm going to assume this is part of the op.

Oh look, Travis is Trump-curious!

And then Tay-Tay can talk him over to Biden and everyone lives happily ever after and they make commercials.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has 2020 hindsight at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (Gakra)

189 O.J. Simpson’s Executor Pledges to “Do Everything” to Make Sure Goldman Family Gets “Zero” from Estate

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OJ is an asshole even after death.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (FVME7)

Goldman family needs to hire a hit man.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (tkR6S)

190 "... kicker was that after they settled the strike with a substantial pay increase, the school district also gave the teachers back pay for all the time they had been on strike."

Because the tax payer never gets a seat at that table.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (Cus5s)

191 NY Times Poll: 4% of Voters Say Biden’s Economy Is Excellent

...

In our defense we thought the question was excrement.

Posted by: the 4% at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (z/ifB)

192 Posted by: Lady in Black at April 16, 2024 12:


So now I guess it's ok to change electoral rules before the election?

Just NE can't do it.

Posted by: Speaker Johnson at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (GVLhs)

193 Viktor Orban was apparently scheduled to speak at the conservative conference in Brussels before the cops shut it down.

His response:

The Belgian police decided to shut down the
@NatConTalk
conference in #Brussels, just two hours after it started. I guess they couldn’t take free speech any longer. The last time they wanted to silence me with the police was when the Communists set them on me in ‘88. We didn’t give up then and we will not give up this time either! #NoMigration #NoGender #NoWar

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (YAtuc)

194 not in mine either but we are the minority
Posted by: BlackOrchid


My wife and late mother-in-law would agree with you both. The only two female misogynists I have ever known.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (9yWhg)

195 Kelsey Grammer >>> Travis Kelce

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (Be/+i)

196 184 NY Times Poll: 4% of Voters Say Biden’s Economy Is Excellent

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They all work in the White House.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:38 PM (FVME7)

=======

That's statistical noise territory right there.

Fortunately for them, the Democrats still control ballot box counting in blue enclaves in purple states.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:39 PM (GBKbO)

197 Posted by: blaster at April 16, 2024 12:36 PM (wN+rA)

He continued his blasting of Trump I his editorial. He's learned nothing and only did it because he thinks the hard left reporting is hurting his brand of Leftism. Just Bill Maher in NPR clothing.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (TDRQO)

198 NPR claiming nonpartisan coverage and positions is the pinnacle of no self awareness.

You can't deal with narcissistic psychopaths.
Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (TDRQO)

There are not un-selfaware, they are liars.

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (lX8VI)

199 My commute ended with COVID and I have not listened to NPR for 4+ years, but when I did listen, the only segment I could stand was Kai Ryssdal's Marketplace. Kai seemed to leave politics out of his show for the most part. His voice had a little "metro-sexual" in it, but he was a Navy pilot so a lot tougher than I, for what precious little that's worth.

Posted by: Oglebay at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (ogTiX)

200 "NPR called the letter a "final warning," saying Berliner would be fired if he violated NPR's policy again."
They are firmly determined to fire him and rushing the steps. It will be easy to come up with one more "incident". If he says as much as "good morning" to a "colleague" that person will report it as harassment. "Evidence" of his deep-seated misogyny and racism will suddenly come to light.
This is how they spent the past several days, strategizing to find a way to fire him quickly. Obviously, it won't be about his criticism, but about how horrible he is.
Soon NPR will be perfect again.

Posted by: PG at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (gQbO4)

201 We should check her Twitter feed.

I'll bet there is some real crazy stuff there.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (yikga)

202 "Had a dream where Kamala and I were on a road trip to an unspecified location, sampling and comparing nuts from one night stands".
--What Katherine Maher actually meant.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (N39Ws)

203 Damn it! I want to read and share this Bulwark article, but it's behind their pay wall, so we only get the teaser! Who has an account? C'mon...fess up and report!

Biden Won the War on Crime. In 2020, Donald Trump unleashed a crime wave on America. Joe Biden beat it back.

Remember the bad old days when people lost their minds about the crime wave Joe Biden had unleashed on America with his woke whatever-whatever policies? Well I’ve got some great news for you: Joe Biden has won the war on crime. Here’s a headline from the WSJ that Heather Mac Donald might want to see: Homicides Are Plummeting in American Cities.

And this isn’t a one-time drop. It’s an acceleration of a trend that began in 2023.

How many stories have the Washington Examiner and the WSJ op-ed page written about these facts?

Posted by: Intercepted The Bulwark Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (9zoFk)

204 My wife and late mother-in-law would agree with you both. The only two female misogynists I have ever known.


well you know me, Bulgaroctonus, so you know three.

I didn't used to be one but then I had kids and had no choice but to deal with other moms and then teachers. was eye opening.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (AcWfM)

205 I want my news like Jack Webb wrote it. Just the facts. Who, What, When, Where, Why & How.
Posted by: rickb223
=

There's a group that's trying that and they do pretty well.

1440

Example from today:

"Tesla is planning to lay off over 14,000 employees—more than 10% of its global workforce—in its first large-scale layoffs in over a year, according to an internal memo this week. The company's electric vehicle sales have begun to stagnate amid a decline in demand and increased competition from Chinese carmakers. Tesla's shares fell over 5% on the news. "

https://tinyurl.com/2dxqatec

Posted by: Moron Robbie has 2020 hindsight at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (Gakra)

206 Transgender Boxer Patricia Manuel Disappointed but Defiant after Getting Knocked Out in 21 Seconds



Yeah sugartits. Upper body strength differences are real.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (/SITW)

207 The lack of self awareness on the Left is at ludicrous levels. Brainiac Katie Couric says anti intellectualism and class resentment is the reason for MAGA. News readers have about as much intellectualism as a chimpanzee.

NPR claiming nonpartisan coverage and positions is the pinnacle of no self awareness.

You can't deal with narcissistic psychopaths.
Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 12:32 PM (TDRQO)
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You have to understand what they mean by "intellectual".

It's Marxian. Marx created a divide: you could be a Marxist and contribute to the cause of universal liberation and dignity of man, or you could look after your own material interests.

Resisting the natural pull of (selfish) material interests, has been contrasted with more universal "intellectual" pursuits, that don't just seek the gain that anybody can want unreflexively for themselves.

And it doesn't matter how much I actually use my intellect to argue the reasonability of material pursuits and interests against horrific flights of fantasy which has killed 100s of millions, my cause is materialistic, and therefore not "intellectual".

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:41 PM (krQz2)

208 There are not un-selfaware, they are liars.
Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (lX8VI)

Disagree. For the most part they believe what they say.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 12:41 PM (TDRQO)

209 Because the tax payer never gets a seat at that table.

The taxpayers elect the school board.

But, of course, it's Portland, and you are racist if you don't elect the toadies of the teacher's union.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:41 PM (YAtuc)

210 well you know me, Bulgaroctonus, so you know three.

Four

Posted by: It's me donna at April 16, 2024 12:41 PM (Akjoo)

211 Journalists should be giving handjobs under the overpass for nickels.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

Hey, this is my spot
---Dan Rather

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 16, 2024 12:42 PM (b6T9s)

212 132
...
3. Why does NPR fight so hard to protect 1% of its funding? Especially in an age when corporations who do rely on goodwill from consumers feel so free to shit on their consumer base in order to secure funding from larger sources?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (GBKbO)
_____
Prestige. Most people care more about their self___, and the high opinion of those they respect, than just about anything else (within reason, of course). This motivates a lot. From her resume, she was obviously a teachers' pet.

Ace used to write about this; haven't seen it mentioned lately. But it's still true.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 16, 2024 12:43 PM (1bNHn)

213 My wife and late mother-in-law would agree with you both. The only two female misogynists I have ever known.

---
Ambrose Bierce: misogynist: A man who hates women almost as much as women hate women.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:43 PM (krQz2)

214 Who, What, When, Where, Why & How.

The, "Why," is the backdoor.

Posted by: davidt at April 16, 2024 12:43 PM (SYTee)

215 155 Omfg.

We just had a code drill. That means you practice what to do if you see a person go down or find someone unresponsive. I was the victim and fell to the floor.

No one did anything. They stood there and said nothing. I got up after about 45 seconds and said, I'm surprised none of y'all didn't pull out your cell phones and start recording. Wtf. MOVE! Assess the situation, grab the crash cart! MOVE.

So, people are all butt hurt. Fuck, really?
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (JWncN)

This is consistent with the level of care I've become accustomed to receiving from docs and nurses, a lot of whom seem substantially dumber than just a decade or two ago. But point a camera at them and they'll hold political signs and dance.

Posted by: It's not the medical professions' salad days at April 16, 2024 12:43 PM (zSKU3)

216 Mike Johnson is prepared to fully fund NPR but will make a criticism or two first.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 16, 2024 12:43 PM (KSNKu)

217 >>> >> OK. This is not AC. It's pulsed square-wave DC. They say a high-frequency pulse rate is "crucial" but don't give a value. There is some history of using pulsed current, and some times pulsed reverse current, to charge or desulfate lead-acid batteries, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
------------------------------

How does this equate to the wireless chargers available today?.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:43 PM (uyqzN)

218 "Newsrooms run on trust," NPR political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben said...

What kind of f*cking sophomoric nonsense is that?

Leftist simply cannot resist emoting and shoving emotional non sequiturs into everything they say. It is a clear signal that they are too f*cking stupid to make cogent arguments with...you know...facts.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2024 12:44 PM (A3700)

219 "No one ever gets in trouble for lying. You only get in trouble if you tell the truth."

- T. Carlson

Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 16, 2024 12:44 PM (MeG8a)

220 Kelce will apologize profusely by the end of the day.

*slaps down a ten spot*
Posted by: Lady in Black


Sucker bet. Not gonna touch it. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:44 PM (/SITW)

221
Jimmy Carter sure is jiggy for a guy entering his second decade in hospice.

Posted by: Auspex at April 16, 2024 12:44 PM (j4U/Z)

222 >Transgender Boxer Patricia Manuel Disappointed but Defiant after Getting Knocked Out in 21 Seconds

Got more respect for this woman-turned-man boxer than the opposite.

Posted by: mr tmz at April 16, 2024 12:45 PM (rJ48h)

223 Ambrose Bierce: misogynist: A man who hates women almost as much as women hate women.


ha ha Axeman! Exactly

btw I don't know men as well, nor their peccadilloes, or I'd opine there as well.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:45 PM (AcWfM)

224 218 "Newsrooms run on trust," NPR political correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben said...

What kind of f*cking sophomoric nonsense is that?

Leftist simply cannot resist emoting and shoving emotional non sequiturs into everything they say. It is a clear signal that they are too f*cking stupid to make cogent arguments with...you know...facts.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2024 12:44 PM (A3700)

+++++

Newsrooms run on trust? Whoever happened to "if your mom says she loves you, check it out"?

Posted by: Oglebay at April 16, 2024 12:45 PM (ogTiX)

225 btw I don't know men as well, nor their peccadilloes, or I'd opine there as well.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:45 PM (AcWfM)
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Back to peccadillos already?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at April 16, 2024 12:46 PM (Be/+i)

226 If I was Berliner, I'd be talking to my lawyers now. Where is he based? California and some other states have special free-speech protections for political speech. That's a basis for Gina Carano's lawsuit against Mickey Louse. As a government entity or government-supported entity, NPR might be subject to the same 1A limitations as state actors. Sue sue sue sue sue sue.

Posted by: Elric Blade at April 16, 2024 12:46 PM (iFTx/)

227 Ambrose Bierce: misogynist: A man who hates women almost as much as women hate women.


ha ha Axeman! Exactly

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 16, 2024 12:45 PM (AcWfM)
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That's one of my favorite Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary definitions.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:47 PM (krQz2)

228 We just had a code drill.

That means you practice what to do if you see a person go down


I'm assuming "grab a $20 and stand in line" isn't the correct answer?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:47 PM (/SITW)

229 O.J. Simpson’s Executor Pledges to “Do Everything” to Make Sure Goldman Family Gets “Zero” from Estate

Don't see how that's possible
Posted by: It's me donna
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Ah. But the longer it goes on, the longer the executor can grift fees from the estate. See? Simple.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2024 12:47 PM (XeU6L)

230 My wife and late mother-in-law would agree with you both. The only two female misogynists I have ever known.


well you know me, Bulgaroctonus, so you know three.

I didn't used to be one but then I had kids and had no choice but to deal with other moms and then teachers. was eye opening.
Posted by: BlackOrchid


Yes, sorry, BlackOrchid, I should have included you and madamemayhem.

My wife got teased by other girls in school, so that's where her misogyny comes from.

She and I hit upon this observation regarding the differences between men and women. Guys will give each other crap, exchange humorous insults, etc., and that means that they accept each other. But my wife says that when women do that same thing to each other, it means that they want the other woman dead.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:47 PM (9yWhg)

231 Ycombinator:

"According to tax forms... the outgoing Wikimedia CEO Katherine Maher got $623,286 in severance pay in 2021. She made a total of $798,632 that year."

"Another manager who had been there for less than two-and-a-half years got $324,748 in severance, more than 100% of her salary in her last full year of employment."

"Also, $100 million have gone into an "Endowment" that has never to this day, in nearly a decade of existence, published audited accounts. Promises have been made for years that the Endowment, held by the Tides Foundation, would "soon" be registered as a separate 501c3 nonprofit org and start filing public accounts ... still hasn't happened."

Maher is an information spook.

Posted by: LenNeal at April 16, 2024 12:47 PM (9yXr+)

232 btw I don't know men as well, nor their peccadilloes, or I'd opine there as well.

Posted by: BlackOrchid


Back to peccadillos already?
Posted by: Captain Obvious


I thought we beat our peccadillos yesterday?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:48 PM (/SITW)

233 " Mike Johnson is prepared to fully fund NPR but will make a criticism or two first."

Thank God for Republican sound bites. Otherwise I'd never be able to distinguish which party was on my side.

Posted by: Ribbed at April 16, 2024 12:48 PM (CLmzh)

234 My favorite part about how the GOP can't even cut a penny from the budget of NPR is how NPR is welfare radio for rich, very rich liberals.

No individual under $50k and no household under $100k listens to NPR.

It's not that Johnson has only a 1-vote majority, so he can't do anything .... it's that you only need one vote to say "no."
He won't even say no.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 16, 2024 12:48 PM (yikga)

235 If you're wondering why Liberals defend NPR so vehemently, it's because it has become their only challenge to conservative talk radio. They tried taking it head on with Air America and no one listened (as is the norm on all left slanted radio shows). So, rather than having no presence, they force their participation with tax payer funded agitprop.

In a competitive market no one listens. And, the only people who listen to NPR are using it as a virtue signal....but for them, that's enough.

Posted by: Orson at April 16, 2024 12:49 PM (dIske)

236 234 It's not that Johnson has only a 1-vote majority, so he can't do anything .... it's that you only need one vote to say "no."
He won't even say no.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 16, 2024 12:48 PM (yikga)

=======

Fiscal Hawk Paul Ryan couldn't do it, that's just how important NPR is to America!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:49 PM (GBKbO)

237
Leftist simply cannot resist emoting and shoving emotional non sequiturs into everything they say. It is a clear signal that they are too f*cking stupid to make cogent arguments with...you know...facts.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Poetry, CBD, pure poetry.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2024 12:49 PM (XeU6L)

238 We just had a code drill.

That means you practice what to do if you see a person go down

I just unzip my pants.

Posted by: Willie Brown at April 16, 2024 12:49 PM (ufFY8)

239 If DJT wins in November, he should not destroy NPR (and PBS), but co-opt it. Take it over, by force if necessary, and turn it into Radio Free America.

0700 - 0800 Best of Tuvan throat singing, with Ellie Precious
0800 - 1000 Bluegrass and Mountain Music, with Joe Howdy
1000 - 1130 Understanding Economics, with Thomas Sowell
1130 - 1330 Gun Talk, hosted by....

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (tkR6S)

240 Back to peccadillos already?
Posted by: Captain Obvious


They carry leprosy. Watch out!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (9yWhg)

241 Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 16, 2024 12:48 PM (yikga)

When I was young and poor I listened to "Car Talk," which was fantastic. Other than that? Nothing on NPR.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (A3700)

242 Disagree. For the most part they believe what they say.
Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 12:41 PM (TDRQO)

They believe in the reasons they say things which is not necessarily the same as believing those things.

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (lX8VI)

243 Journalists should be giving handjobs under the overpass for nickels.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

Hey, this is my spot
---Dan Rather
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 16, 2024 12:42 PM (b6T9s)

A dime. I have my dignity.

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (R4t5M)

244 " Mike Johnson is prepared to fully fund NPR but will make a criticism or two first."

Thank God for Republican sound bites. Otherwise I'd never be able to distinguish which party was on my side.
Posted by: Ribbed at April 16, 2024 12:48 PM (CLmzh)
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A bit of entertainment while we wait for the trickle of Jan-6 tapes he promised to release.....

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (krQz2)

245 We just had a code drill. That means you practice what to do if you see a person go down or find someone unresponsive. I was the victim and fell to the floor.

No one did anything. They stood there and said nothing.

The correct response is: "Learn to Code!"

Posted by: AoS Style Guide at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (w9Wax)

246 Hey, this is my spot
---Dan Rather
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 16, 2024 12:42 PM (b6T9s)

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I was there!

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 16, 2024 12:51 PM (krQz2)

247 California and some other states have special free-speech protections for political speech.

Posted by: Elric Blade
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Isn't that covered in the Constitution?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:51 PM (uyqzN)

248 "Also, $100 million have gone into an "Endowment" that has never to this day, in nearly a decade of existence, published audited accounts.

A classic nonprofit trick is to establish a for-profit subsidiary, and have the for-profit subsidiary pay the executives too.

Back when Lake Wobegon was a big thing, the head of Minnesota Public Radio appeared to be making a modest salary from MPR, but all the Lake Wobegon merchandise was laundered through the for-profit subsidiary, which paid the head of MPR far more than he was making officially.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 12:51 PM (YAtuc)

249 Well, that actually took longer than I thought it would. And he's still breathing (right?), so all-in-all, good news!

Posted by: LASue at April 16, 2024 12:51 PM (bLe0J)

250 But my wife says that when women do that same thing to each other, it means that they want the other woman dead.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at April 16, 2024 12:47 PM (9yWhg)


Eliminate the competition for the strongest mate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2024 12:51 PM (A3700)

251 Posted by: Brian Williams at April 16, 2024 12:51 PM (krQz2)

Off my corner, bitch!

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 16, 2024 12:51 PM (R4t5M)

252 " Mike Johnson is prepared to fully fund NPR but will make a criticism or two first."

Like Ukraine.

Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (Y6Wgg)

253 Nothing gets you in trouble like the truth.

Posted by: Ask any Nork you happen to see at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (TZB1e)

254 this just in: alvin bragg has just gotten a grand jury to indict king harv for false advertising since non-intellectual people might be misled in to thinking that he's a real king. the judge in the case orders hay to be held without bale.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (B1FKF)

255 Fiscal Hawk Paul Ryan couldn't do it, that's just how important NPR is to AmericaDC!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:49 PM (GBKbO)
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Fixed.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (krQz2)

256
Berliner will be fired or otherwise forced out. They'll wait until things cool down a little.

I agree that the use of the word "refute" in the article was illiterate. What they meant was "refudiate."

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (dtlw7)

257 A person publicly revealing truths and secrets about The DeepState and Leftists: YOU'RE FIRED! YOU'RE INDICTED!

A person leaking classified information damaging to the Enemies of The DeepState , or publicly-revealing secrets and telling lies about Enemies of The DeepState: YOU'RE HIRED FOR BIG BUCKS AT MSNBC! SIGN THIS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BOOK CONTRACT! AND OF COURSE, YOU WILL NOT BE PROSECUTED!

Posted by: Gref at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (5fDan)

258 When I was young and poor I listened to "Car Talk," which was fantastic. Other than that? Nothing on NPR.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Now that I'm old & poor, I just listen to my car talk.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (/SITW)

259 Dear men,

Stop putting mister slappydinks into fucking crazy batshit baby killing lefty psychopathic women

Thank you for your cooperation

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (DlbuT)

260 Back to peccadillos already?
Posted by: Captain Obvious

No thanks, I'll just have a couple of pints.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (w9Wax)

261 221
Jimmy Carter sure is jiggy for a guy entering his second decade in hospice.
Posted by: Auspex at April 16, 2024 12:44 PM (j4U/Z)

No expert, but looking at the photos of him at his wife's funeral he looked to be in the end stages of Alzheimers.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (N39Ws)

262 this just in: alvin bragg has just gotten a grand jury to indict king harv for false advertising since non-intellectual people might be misled in to thinking that he's a real king. the judge in the case orders hay to be held without bale.
Posted by: gnats local 678 at April 16, 2024 12:52 PM (B1FKF)
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I'm sure claiming that you're calling yourself "king" in a country that has no king, is arguably likely to "interfere with elections".

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (krQz2)

263 Katie Couric sez "anti-intellectualism...is the reason for MAGA."

My jaw drops in stone cold wonder at the pure ARROGANCE of that!

There are some fairly smart, well-read people on the right. Victor Davis Hanson is the first name that comes to my mind. I submit there may be more than one!

There are many well-read posters & COBs here, too. See, the problem isn't that you disagree profoundly with intellectual giants Katie Couric. No, the problem is that you resent smart people! Simple as that. Explains everything.

Posted by: mnw at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (NLIak)

264 https://daniellekurtzleben.substack.com

Highly recommended if you like to puke in your mouth.

Posted by: LenNeal at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (9yXr+)

265 Dear men,

Stop putting mister slappydinks into fucking crazy batshit baby killing lefty psychopathic women

Thank you for your cooperation
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (DlbuT)
--
Rule #1 is there for a very, very good reason...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (7fElN)

266 252 " Mike Johnson is prepared to fully fund NPR but will make a criticism or two first."
----------------------

It took them a while but they found his spot and turned him.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (uyqzN)

267 259 Dear men,

Stop putting mister slappydinks into fucking crazy batshit baby killing lefty psychopathic women

Thank you for your cooperation
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (DlbuT)

I'm not one to deny another man a "tickle", so how about recommending they "wrap that rascal".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (N39Ws)

268
"In America everyone is entitled to free speech as a private citizen," Maher said.

----

But she doesn't actually believe that. At all.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (dtlw7)

269 O.J. Simpson’s Executor Pledges to “Do Everything” to Make Sure Goldman Family Gets “Zero” from Estate

-
OJ is an asshole even after death.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (FVME7)

That's probably not gonna help the Juice when he's making his final case for mercy.

Posted by: LASue at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (bLe0J)

270 263 There are some fairly smart, well-read people on the right. Victor Davis Hanson is the first name that comes to my mind. I submit there may be more than one!

There are many well-read posters & COBs here, too. See, the problem isn't that you disagree profoundly with intellectual giants Katie Couric. No, the problem is that you resent smart people! Simple as that. Explains everything.
Posted by: mnw at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (NLIak)

=======

"People who don't agree with me on x, y, or z are stupid idiots," is a pretty common refrain throughout history.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (GBKbO)

271 One hears damn little about RFK's campaign.

Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (rj6Yv)

272 NPR should be both criminally and civilly sued for hostile workplace and discrimination. Of course all public funding cut and sue all executives and directors of all personal property.

YMMV

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (17s+e)

273 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2024 12:44 PM (A3700)


Feelings don't care about your facts, sir.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (KSNKu)

274 Jimmy Carter sure is jiggy for a guy entering his second decade in hospice.
Posted by: Auspex

No expert, but looking at the photos of him at his wife's funeral he looked to be in the end stages of Alzheimers.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

Who did?

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (/SITW)

275
Leftist bias in a journalism outlet? Par for the course, and it really doesn't bother me, since it's expected.

But that insipid near-whisper "NPR Voice" makes me want to cunt-punt these homos.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (n+4am)

276 268
"In America everyone is entitled to free speech as a private citizen," Maher said.

----

But she doesn't actually believe that. At all.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (dtlw7)

=========

"Unless you say that covid was created in a lab with American IC funding. Then you should be put in jail."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (GBKbO)

277 In a competitive market no one listens. And, the only people who listen to NPR are using it as a virtue signal....but for them, that's enough.
Posted by: Orson at April 16, 2024 12:49 PM (dIske)
------

The only way for leftist ideology to propagate is for nobody to actually say out loud what they want to do. When someone does (Air America), it causes so much cognitive dissonance to anyone with a functioning brain that they have to turn it off.

None of their ideas, spoken truthfully, survives even the slightest scrutiny from what we all know to be facts and objective truth.

Posted by: ballistic at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (oqH4h)

278 I saw a great meme:

Men make fake insults

Women make fake compliments

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (DlbuT)

279 Add me to the female misogynists list. I don't automatically dislike other women, but for the most part I don't enjoy being around them. It doesn't help that I'm a very analytical thinker. Women seem to find that disloyal for some reason.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (FEVMW)

280 That's probably not gonna help the Juice when he's making his final case for mercy.
Posted by: LASue at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (bLe0J)

Errah.... things not going good right now.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (R4t5M)

281 OJ’s executor I believe is also his lawyer. That’s what lawyers do right, do what they have to in order to get shit done for their clients.

Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (Y6Wgg)

282 One hears damn little about RFK's campaign.
Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (rj6Yv)
.......

What I do hear sounds like gravel injected into my hungover brain.

Posted by: wth at April 16, 2024 12:56 PM (v0R5T)

283 Transgender Boxer Patricia Manuel Disappointed but Defiant after Getting Knocked Out in 21 Seconds

Yeah sugartits. Upper body strength differences are real.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:40 PM (/SITW)

Well, "he" has beaten 3 guys...hopefully they retired.

Posted by: BignJames at April 16, 2024 12:56 PM (AwYPR)

284 282 One hears damn little about RFK's campaign.
Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (rj6Yv)
.......

What I do hear sounds like gravel injected into my hungover brain.
Posted by: wth at April 16, 2024 12:56 PM (v0R5T)

========

We probably heard more about Mark Sanford's 2020 campaign, and it lasted about 3 weeks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:57 PM (GBKbO)

285 Hahaha! Can't make this shit up:

"NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik ’91 will lead a panel discussion on the role of dissenting writers in Russia, China, Belarus and elsewhere in a (Cornell) College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Journalist Program event on April 17."

Posted by: LenNeal at April 16, 2024 12:57 PM (9yXr+)

286 Katie Couric sez "anti-intellectualism...is the reason for MAGA."
--'
We've seen you "dance" Katie.
You shouldn't speak on anything.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 16, 2024 12:57 PM (yikga)

287 It's also why the left is hell-bent on censorship. Nothing makes a leftist more angry than when other people notice what a fucking disaster all of their policies are and point it out to an audience. The Libs of TikTok is a prime example of this. Chaiya does nothing but repost the radical left being weird as fuck, and she's public enemy number one to the left.

Posted by: ballistic at April 16, 2024 12:57 PM (oqH4h)

288 The only good thing to ever come from PBS was Bob Ross.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 16, 2024 12:57 PM (4XwPj)

289 "In America everyone is entitled to free speech as a private citizen," Maher said.

----

But she doesn't actually believe that. At all.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (dtlw7)
---
They've learned a sort of ideological boiler plate they regurgitate as reflex. when they need it.

"We need some controls on speech" means YOU need somebody to control YOUR speech. Never them.

Posted by: Axeman at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (krQz2)

290 How does this equate to the wireless chargers available today?.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:43 PM (uyqzN)

Wireless chargers just replace the cord from the wall wart to the phone with electromagnetic coupling. There's a coil in the charging pad that gets fed AC at some frequency, and a coil inside the phone that couples with that, and feeds it into a rectifier/filter network and a voltage regulator to make the DC that charges the battery. Essentially, you you have an air-core transformer that replaces the wire.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (tkR6S)

291 One hears damn little about RFK's campaign.
Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (rj6Yv)
.......

We’re saving democracy by keeping candidates hidden from voters.
- msm

Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (Y6Wgg)

292 You wanted throat singing with Ellie.
You'd settle for throat warbling with Tiny Tim.
You'll get throat stretching with Kamala.

Posted by: Streets of Failure at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (Zz86T)

293 I want my news like Jack Webb wrote it. Just the facts. Who, What, When, Where, Why & How.

Webb starred as a newspaper editor in 1959s -30-, which is an excellent movie. Here's a clip with William Conrad:

https://tinyurl.com/y49pywrx

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (Q0kLU)

294 "According to tax forms... the outgoing Wikimedia CEO Katherine Maher got $623,286 in severance pay in 2021. She made a total of $798,632 that year."

"Another manager who had been there for less than two-and-a-half years got $324,748 in severance, more than 100% of her salary in her last full year of employment."


The point of NGOs is to launder money from Uncle Sugar to people like Maher...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (ibTVg)

295 267 259 Dear men,

Stop putting mister slappydinks into fucking crazy batshit baby killing lefty psychopathic women

Thank you for your cooperation
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:53 PM (DlbuT)

I'm not one to deny another man a "tickle", so how about recommending they "wrap that rascal".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed
--------------------------------

How about this; Shut down the pole dancing clubs and outlaw pornography. Cycle young and vulnerable women into regular population and out of the grist mill. Also cut the glass ceiling crap and promote women who want to be mothers and wives and have a family over being boss at the office.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (uyqzN)

296 re 247: no, a private biz can tell you (i guess) you can't bring your politics to the office, but cali law sez you can be discriminated against in hiring sometimes if you have different beliefs than the company business, eg, the local dem organization can refuse to hire you if you are not a registered shithead but businesses generally can't require you to hold any particular political beliefs. i just read about this somewhere, at althouse if not here or maybe twichy

Posted by: gnats local 678 at April 16, 2024 12:58 PM (B1FKF)

297 I saw a great meme:

Men make fake insults

Women make fake compliments
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger


Guys bust each other's balls in public and secretly root for them behind their backs.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (/SITW)

298 Why does NPR fight so hard to protect 1% of its funding?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:26 PM (GBKbO)


Because that 1% is a lie.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (A3700)

299 =

"People who don't agree with me on x, y, or z are stupid idiots," is a pretty common refrain throughout history.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (GBKbO)

Whatever, moron.

Posted by: Nincompoop at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (zSKU3)

300 We have a 20-something female coworker who recently rotated to our small team of old cranky get off my lawn men

She said our team was by far the best team she ever worked with and she is so glad to finally be able to work without dealing with endless drama and back stabbing . She is terrified of having to be rotated out again in June

Make of that what you will

Also, get off my lawn

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (DlbuT)

301 285 Hahaha! Can't make this shit up:

"NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik ’91 will lead a panel discussion on the role of dissenting writers in Russia, China, Belarus and elsewhere in a (Cornell) College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Journalist Program event on April 17."
Posted by: LenNeal at April 16, 2024 12:57 PM (9yXr+)

Priceless.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (KSNKu)

302 243 Journalists should be giving handjobs under the overpass for nickels.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

Hey, this is my spot
---Dan Rather
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 16, 2024 12:42 PM (b6T9s)

A dime. I have my dignity.
Posted by: Brian Williams at April 16, 2024 12:50 PM (R4t5M)
_______
Bidenflation is soon to make it a quarter. Not sure they'll have many takers.

BTW, when will "Not worth a Biden" take hold?

Posted by: Eeyore at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (1bNHn)

303 OJ is an asshole even after death.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at April 16, 2024 12:31 PM (FVME7)

That's probably not gonna help the Juice when he's making his final case for mercy.
Posted by: LASue at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (bLe0J)


"No, it's pitchfork time. If you're late, you don't get the spit. And believe me, Charlie, you want the spit. "
-- From Two and a half men

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (N39Ws)

304 Isn't that covered in the Constitution?

Posted by: Braenyard


Not when it comes to employment. The commies in CA added to employment law to forbid employers from firing them. And, no, it doesn't, in practice, cover conservatives.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (IG4Id)

305 OJ’s executor I believe is also his lawyer. That’s what lawyers do right, do what they have to in order to get shit done for their clients.
Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (Y6Wgg)

Why did he have to publicly shit on the Goldman's? But you're right, most attorneys are assholes and do unnecessary things under the guise of representing their clients.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 01:00 PM (TDRQO)

306 Berliner was suspended for 5 days because his contract says he cannot work for other people.
Posted by: Mr Rodgers


He needs a better contract.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 01:00 PM (/SITW)

307
Katie Couric sez "anti-intellectualism...is the reason for MAGA."



Nothing says "intellectual" like being an elderly woman photographed at a wedding while twerking in public to "My Humps".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 16, 2024 01:00 PM (n+4am)

308 Breaking!: O.J.'s murder prosecution taken up by The Supreme Being Court.

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Hobos and Associated Hermits at April 16, 2024 01:00 PM (dzZCL)

309 Left: oh my god the evil ceo of McDonalds makes $15M a year, managing a global company with 150,000 employees!!!!!

Also left: sure the CEO of NPR totally deserves $750k a year managing a radio station.

Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 01:00 PM (Y6Wgg)

310
Nothing says "intellectual" like being an elderly woman photographed at a wedding while twerking in public to "My Humps".


And don't forget - right in front of a 5 year old...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 16, 2024 01:01 PM (ibTVg)

311 There is no need for a state media.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 16, 2024 01:01 PM (pohLc)

312 "In America everyone is entitled to free speech as a private citizen," Maher said.

Of course, we'll get you fired, sue you, and have you arrested, but you're still "entitled to free speech as a private citizen".

Insert the Lefty meme here about free speech not insulating you from consequences.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 01:01 PM (YAtuc)

313 We have a 20-something female coworker who recently rotated to our small team of old cranky get off my lawn men

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (DlbuT)


Are you having some sort of seizure?

DOES SHE HAVE A NICE RACK?

That is the important stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2024 01:01 PM (A3700)

314 $800,000 and 3/4 of it was tax money

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2024 01:01 PM (RNLtK)

315 Berliner was suspended for 5 days because his contract says he cannot work for other people.
Posted by: Mr Rodgers


Not sure how giving an article to a Substack account is work. Substack is basically a blogging platform.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 16, 2024 01:01 PM (IG4Id)

316 300 "People who don't agree with me on x, y, or z are stupid idiots," is a pretty common refrain throughout history.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 12:54 PM (GBKbO)

Whatever, moron.
Posted by: Nincompoop at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (zSKU3)

=======

False. I am an asshole.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 16, 2024 01:01 PM (GBKbO)

317 We have a 20-something female coworker who recently rotated to our small team of old cranky get off my lawn men

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 12:59 PM (DlbuT)

Are you having some sort of seizure?

DOES SHE HAVE A NICE RACK?

That is the important stuff.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Exactly. Details of the rack would be nice.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 16, 2024 01:02 PM (R4t5M)

318 DOES SHE HAVE A NICE RACK

***********

Yes, and she also uses pronouns in her LinkedIn bio

There is only so much the wagshambas can overcome

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 01:03 PM (DlbuT)

319 OJ’s executor I believe is also his lawyer. That’s what lawyers do right, do what they have to in order to get shit done for their clients.

Yep, you get to choose the executor of your estate.

A judge has to approve the executor's fees, though.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 16, 2024 01:03 PM (YAtuc)

320 and if no one mentioned this, didn't couric do a cut and paste job when interviewing some pro gun owner rights people to make it look like none of them could answer a question she put to them?

Posted by: gnats local 678 at April 16, 2024 01:03 PM (B1FKF)

321
Some years ago on "wait wait...don't tell me" when Don Jr. was testifying before some committee, they were salivating at the idea of Don Jr. throwing DJT under the bus.

Peter Sagal joked that DJT said "I always wanted one of my kids to screw me, just not that one."

These are our classy, civil superiors.

Posted by: frankly at April 16, 2024 01:03 PM (X+TQ1)

322 Katie Couric sez "anti-intellectualism...is the reason for MAGA."



Nothing says "intellectual" like being an elderly woman photographed at a wedding while twerking in public to "My Humps".
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 16, 2024 01:00 PM (n+4am)

And having your anal fissures live-streamed to the world.

Posted by: LASue at April 16, 2024 01:03 PM (bLe0J)

323 301 We have a 20-something female coworker who recently rotated to our small team of old cranky get off my lawn men

She said our team was by far the best team she ever worked with and she is so glad to finally be able to work without dealing with endless drama and back stabbing . She is terrified of having to be rotated out again in June


—-

I manage a team of 5. All dudes. We work with an early 30s woman on another team. She has said much the same about our team.

Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 01:03 PM (Y6Wgg)

324 1130 - 1330 Gun Talk, hosted by....
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Rack and Stack, the Double Tap Brothers?

Posted by: Military Moron at April 16, 2024 01:04 PM (9zoFk)

325 Katie Couric is about as "intellectual" as my asshole.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 16, 2024 01:04 PM (JeYYB)

326

"NPR media writer David Folkenflik revealed on Tuesday that Berliner beginning on Friday was suspended for five days without pay."

So he's being punished for something then...




Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at April 16, 2024 01:04 PM (et1vG)

327 "NPR's commitment to objective coverage of national issues."

Lololol. ROFL.

Listen for five minutes. I know that's a heavy lift, but it's all it takes to show these people are true believers.

Posted by: Truthbomb at April 16, 2024 01:04 PM (powGL)

328 Insert the Lefty meme here about free speech not insulating you from consequences.

*******

The little dipshit who played LaForge in Star Trek always calls it consequence culture

He also had a mental meltdown when he found out he had a white ancestor

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 01:05 PM (DlbuT)

329 I don't have an issue with Berliner being suspended. I expected him to be fired. I would have been fired from my job if I published a negative editorial about my employer in an Insurance industry newsletter.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2024 01:05 PM (TDRQO)

330 Nothing says "intellectual" like getting Russian Collusion and the origins of COVID wrong.

(and 50 million other things)

Posted by: ... at April 16, 2024 01:05 PM (lX8VI)

331 Leftist bias in a journalism outlet? Par for the course, and it really doesn't bother me, since it's expected.

But that insipid near-whisper "NPR Voice" makes me want to cunt-punt these homos.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 16, 2024 12:55 PM (n+4am)

(*near-whispers*) "Come and get your Schweddy
Balls."

Posted by: LASue at April 16, 2024 01:06 PM (bLe0J)

332 manage a team of 5. All dudes. We work with an early 30s woman on another team. She has said much the same about our team.

**********

I wonder what the pattern is here 😁

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 01:06 PM (DlbuT)

333 "NPR media writer David Folkenflik revealed on Tuesday that Berliner beginning on Friday was suspended for five days without pay."


I read that as David Fluffenfuck.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 16, 2024 01:06 PM (R4t5M)

334 So you think we can turn NPR into a soft porn channel? That might be worthy of tax dollars.

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Truthbomb at April 16, 2024 01:06 PM (powGL)

335 You will find that in most cases, women in industry or business much prefer working with men.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at April 16, 2024 01:06 PM (pohLc)

336 Noodles

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at April 16, 2024 01:06 PM (w9Wax)

337 The first step toward getting rid of taxpayer subsidies for NPR would be to split the NPR/PBS appropriations into two separate parts.

Every time abolishing taxpayer support for NPR comes up, the liberals in Congress always scream, "Those knuckledraggers want to kill Big Bird! Can you believe it? THEY WANT TO HURT LITTLE CHILDREN! For shame!"

Posted by: mnw at April 16, 2024 01:06 PM (NLIak)

338 Surprising no one, from her bio it appears Katherine Maher was in charge at Wikipedia as recently as 2021…. AWFLs wherever you look

She's quite the piece of work. I've read but not verified that she married a dot-Indian in a lavish ceremony where he rode in on an actual white horse.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 16, 2024 01:07 PM (2ocoG)

339 97.5% AWFL?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 16, 2024 12:10 PM (HnUIn)


Now, my experience is rather small but I have the sense that more fey men listen than women.
Weak men who need to be told in hushed soothing tones who to hate and why.

Posted by: Yakov Smirnoff at April 16, 2024 01:07 PM (FCbAQ)

340 And stop mentioning restaurants and vacation spots, NPR. You're ruining them with your filthy listeners.

Posted by: Truthbomb at April 16, 2024 01:08 PM (powGL)

341 DOES SHE HAVE A NICE RACK

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Yes, and she also uses pronouns in her LinkedIn bio

There is only so much the wagshambas can overcome
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger


I'm guessing it's not "hey sugartits!"

Posted by: rickb223 at April 16, 2024 01:08 PM (/SITW)

342 Found 12V pulse, scooter charger but no 5V yet.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 16, 2024 01:09 PM (uyqzN)

343 She's quite the piece of work. I've read but not verified that she married a dot-Indian in a lavish ceremony where he rode in on an actual white horse.

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Sighs

Goddamned fucking simps again

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger at April 16, 2024 01:10 PM (DlbuT)

344 LinkedIn pronouns is a good marker of who you’re dealing with.

Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 01:11 PM (Y6Wgg)

345 345 LinkedIn pronouns is a good marker of who you’re dealing with.
Posted by: Montec at April 16, 2024 01:11 PM (Y6Wgg)

Cleaned up my LinkedIn connections on that very criteria.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 16, 2024 01:24 PM (N39Ws)

346 Shot: Another Boeing whistleblower says he faced retaliation for reporting ‘shortcuts.’

—NPR, Friday.

Chaser: NPR suspends veteran editor Uri Berliner who called out left-wing bias.

NPR has suspended Uri Berliner, the senior editor who published a bombshell essay a week ago that claimed that the publicly funded outlet has “lost America’s trust” by approaching news stories with a left-wing bias.

Posted by: SMOD at April 16, 2024 01:40 PM (RHGPo)

347 Nazi Propaganda Radio we still are paying our Taxes to keep this leftists Propaganda going

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at April 16, 2024 05:17 PM (wGqjj)

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