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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome NPR’s admission that it failed listeners in its favorable interview of a radical author who thinks property ownership is a form of white supremacy, although they wonder why such a person was ever invited onto NPR in the first place. They also roll their eyes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns President Trump he would need an army to return safely to New York City. And they try to figure out why Nancy Pelosi decided to launch a conspiracy theory about her flouting of the San Francisco COVID restrictions instead of just letting the story die.

Katie Herzog (podcast host Blocked and Reported) and Bridget have a hilarious conversation that covers everything from Katie’s multiple drunken bicycle accidents, to Bridget’s being put on male-restriction when she was in rehab for heroin. They talk addiction, alcoholism, their first exposure to gender pronouns, teaching yoga in Sri Lanka, The Babes of NPR, and how your darkest moments can lead to new opportunities. Katie shares her many failures in holding down a job before working her way into freelance writing, and how an article on Detransitioning in The Stranger made her one of the most hated people in Seattle.

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Having come to the conclusion that I cannot drive and rip the radio out of the console and toss it out the window at the same time, I have instead decided to vent my NPR rage to a more productive endeavor. To wit: Bingo! Just toddle over to your local left-wing NPR station and turn up the volume. You win with either a reference to the word in each box or by a report on the topic. It won’t take long…

Edits or alterations welcome!

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This is a good pitch. In order to make this happen, (& I think the founders have acknowledged this) Ricochet needs to expand the style of programming available. And in order to make THAT happen, Ricochet needs more money coming in (hence, this pitch to those not already members). Preview Open

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The superior people at NPR celebrated Good Friday by illustrating their abismal ignorance of Christianity. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/04/stunning_religious_illiteracy_from_npr.html Preview Open

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Ever since Trump’s election, the lopsided statistics concerning Evangelical involvement in his victory have not gone away. They continue to be trotted out as though they were a shocking revelation of some kind of hypocrisy within the Christian right. So, of course, in response to the National Prayer Breakfast, NPR had several guests on to discuss Christianity in relationship to the Trump Presidency.

Larry Mantle began by questioning Professor Marie Griffith of Washington University:

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud former NPR CEO Ken Stern for taking the time to meet voters in red states and realizing they are nothing like the caricature offered by the mainstream media. They’re also exasperated as President Trump and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker resume their public feud and accomplish nothing other than choke momentum for tax reform and tax cuts. And they react with disgust to a University of Illinois professor who argues that proficiency in algebra and geometry perpetuates unearned white privilege and that “mathematics itself operates as Whiteness.”

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Here is a draft letter to my congressman. I would appreciate your editing assistance in order to make my letter more effective: Dear Congressman K., Preview Open

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the resignation of three CNN reporters after the redaction of a deceptive story on a top Trump advisor. They also express frustration over the tactics of Senate Republicans as the debate over the new healthcare bill escalates.Then, they decry the double standard, as it provides little coverage of the FBI’s bank fraud investigation of Bernie Sanders’ wife. And they defend John McEnroe’s controversial comments on NPR that while Serena Williams is the best women’s player of all time, she would struggle greatly on the men’s tour.

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The latest episode, of the Moth Radio Hour on NPR, entitled “Facing the Dark,” is going to go out to public radio stations across the United States on Tuesday 3/21 and it features a story told by your very own @KateBraestrup!

It is going to air according to local schedules through next Monday, and you’ll be able to pinpoint the nearest station to you specific time to tune in by visiting this link here: https://themoth.org/radio-hour#listenOnAir

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I don’t read or listen to Jonah Goldberg podcasts, but I heard him on the radio this morning. He was on “Morning Edition” (yes, I listen to NPR). He was on an “analysis” segment about the story of Russian Hackers and the way they “hacked” our presidential election to help Donald J. Trump win the […]

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Last night, I went on a wholesome date with @kidcoder at a local shooting range to close off Thanksgiving break. Being a novice, I only shot a .22, but some other time I will learn to deal with recoil and other fun stuff. All-in-all it was a good educational experience, though it was often difficult to […]

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I’ve been a big fan of This American Life for a few years now. They are master storytellers and even though it’s an NPR show they manage to stay largely a-political. Even when they occasionally do wade into the realm of partisan tinged policy topics, the hosts and reporters mostly manage to keep their biases out […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 24, 2016, it’s the “What the Hell do Blacks Have to Lose?” edition of the podcast! Your hosts are radio talk show guy Todd Feinburg and Tea Party nanophysicist Mike Stopa and this week we welcome back to the HLC podcast Academy Award nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJ Media and author of many books, including I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism is Destroying our Republic if it Hasn’t Already, our friend Roger L. Simon.

Donald Trump demonstrated yet again this week that no matter that the entire national and local media are repulsed by his rhetoric and his character, that nevertheless it is he who decides what it is we all talk about. From the speech asserting the need for “extreme vetting” of Muslim refugees before allowing them to come to America, to the appeal to African American voters that they have been systematically, repeatedly, arrogantly dissed and discarded by their Democrat overlords so why not vote for Trump, to the understated visit to the flood ravaged communities of Louisiana, Trump has been the talk of the land. We discuss especially the second of these, namely, what the hell do Black Americans have to lose in casting their vote for and their fate with Donald Trump?

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I stopped listening to NPR about eight or nine years ago – all except Car Talk. Sometimes, though, I like to play a game: I tune in to our local public radio station and start the clock to see how long it takes before I have to either slam the radio off or drive off a bridge. […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Unconstitutional CA Law Forces Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

 

wide-b0827d5e12470eadc96938dbce042ab84879dfeb-s900-c85Imagine a state law that forced Weight Watchers to direct its health-conscious clients to locations where they’d be hard-sold piles of discount bacon. Delicious as Baconalia sounds to me and maybe you, what kind of government would threaten a weight-loss center for merely not promoting the very thing (weight gain) it was created to prevent?

Well, such a state government did pass such a law. And Alliance Defending Freedom is in federal court challenging it. ADF filed a complaint in federal court in October 2015 against the state of California for passing an unconstitutional law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion. The state law requires licensed medical centers that offer free, pro-life help to pregnant women to direct their patients and clients to state programs that offer free or discounted abortions. The pro-life centers, under the law, even have to give out the phone number for the abortion program!

And the case has generated serious national interest.

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Hello, friends! After a wonderful mini-meetup with some Chicago Ricochetti, I was reminded to provide a link to the story I told on NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour. It will be on-air in your area at some point, but the easier way is to listen to the podcast. Preview Open

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I could swear that NPR’s Morning Edition always opens with a story that features Obama. Always? Can that be true? What, is it a strict policy? Preview Open

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shutterstock_56280433In recent weeks, Southern California National Public Radio affiliate KPCC produced web and broadcast “analysis” of Officer-Involved Shootings (OIS) in Los Angeles County over the last five years. Their quest, per the website, was to establish “how often” law enforcement shoots suspects in LA County. They did anything but.

The project was built on examinations of the LA County District Attorney’s reports on OIS incidents and coroners’ reports for fatal shootings, and included an extensive database and website, from which were generated radio reports focusing on certain discrete aspects of the data. Having covered use-of-force issues for 20 years, I found the reports were predictably biased with selective, cherry-picked data framed to generate innuendo and misconceptions.

Almost every “Officer-Involved” radio report opened with three facts KPCC “discovered”: A quarter of all people shot by LA law enforcement are unarmed. About 23 percent are black, a number disproportionate to their 8 percent share of the population. And, no officer has been prosecuted for an on-duty shooting in 15 years.

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By now you are aware that Canada just elected a Liberal. Claire Berlinski’s and Dan Hanson’s excellent posts cover the election and who Justin Trudeau is. Conservatives have always pointed to proof of left wing bias in mainstream media. In the United States there are probably no more than a handful of mainstream media outlets which tilt […]

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