Another Illinois governor is under federal investigation

By John Ruberry Voters in the Land of Lincoln--oh, what would Old Abe think about his home state now?--have a knack for electing crooked governors. As I noted here last week four of the governors of Illinois elected since I was born, Democrats Otto Kerner, Dan Walker, and Rod Blagojevich, along with Republican George Ryan, … Continue reading Another Illinois governor is under federal investigation

Media bias: Yes, WikiLeaks really did hack Podesta’s emails

By John Ruberry A couple of headlines caught my attention this afternoon. Here's one: "WikiLeaks Releases More Purported Emails, Bringing Total To More Than 11,000," comes from NPR. Wow. This federally funded news outlet I guess "forgot" that the victim of the hack, Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, admitted that his private emails were … Continue reading Media bias: Yes, WikiLeaks really did hack Podesta’s emails

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and terrorism

By John Ruberry France has entered a new and unhappy phase--the land of liberté, égalité, fraternité is now in its terror age. Seven days into 2015, twelve people were murdered by radical Muslims inside the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that regularly poked fun at Muhammad, including publishing naked cartoons of him. … Continue reading Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and terrorism

NPR gives out the dirty little secret about “independents”

Apparently there is no such animal: "It's a shame that ... more people don't do that," said Amin Sadri, 23, a Florida independent. "That more people, for lack of a better word, they almost feed at the trough. They are set on a certain mindset, so they only listen and gather information that is already … Continue reading NPR gives out the dirty little secret about “independents”

The GOP, Democrats and why Taxpayer funded planned parenthood & NPR matters

Here is one point concerning the GOP and the Democrats and taxpayer money going to planned parenthood that nobody seems to have mentioned. If taxpayer money goes to Planned Parenthood a portion of that money will end up as democratic contributions or on "issue" ads supporting democrats, all funded by the treasury. If taxpayer money … Continue reading The GOP, Democrats and why Taxpayer funded planned parenthood & NPR matters

It’s amazing what suddenly gets reported with you are worried…

...about appearances of bias: Conan: Finally, several of you wrote during yesterday’s show about PP, about the conflict over what percentage of the agency’s clients receive abortions. We’ve asked NPR’s heal policy correspondent Julie Rovner to join us again. Julie, always nice to have with you us.… And we heard two figures from opposing sides … Continue reading It’s amazing what suddenly gets reported with you are worried…

NPR Charlie Sheen and parental fealty

I couple of days ago I saw this post from a Chinese site concerning Charlie Sheen. It from a Chinese view concerning Sheen actions in terms of parental fealty (that is respect for one's parents and family name) Sicilians are very big into this so the article interested me. The author talked about how media … Continue reading NPR Charlie Sheen and parental fealty

My latest for the Examiner: The Pauline Kaels of NPR

My latest for the examiner The Pauline Kaels of NPR: “The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move,” It appears he also missed the Twin City tea party meeting I … Continue reading My latest for the Examiner: The Pauline Kaels of NPR

“It’s a half minute news story”

thus Sayith Carl Bernstein Watching Morning Joe, because of the resignation the NPR statement and the current fight was forced to cover the story. Yet although they played the key segments (stressing it was "edited" and that is was O'Keefe's group while not mentioning that O'Keefe wasn't in the video, nor mentioning the 2nd NPR … Continue reading “It’s a half minute news story”

NPR Ombudsman: Yeah Williams had it coming

How will NPR react to the firestorm, why they will double down: That said, Williams provided a valuable voice on NPR. His long experience as a journalist and background as an authority on the Civil Rights movement enabled him to offer insights that often enriched the network's reporting. Ultimately, however, it seems management felt he … Continue reading NPR Ombudsman: Yeah Williams had it coming

Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle on the Firing of Juan Williams

During the question and answer session Willie and Mike were asked about the firing of Juan Williams by NPR It's important to note that this was an MSNBC crowd, not a lot of conservatives in the house (the only one I was positive about was me) and the crowd seemed to go along with Willie … Continue reading Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle on the Firing of Juan Williams

Three more things about Juan Williams and NPR…

...to add to what I've already said. 1. NPR has the right to hire and fire anyone they want, I just wish they wouldn't do it on my taxpayer dime 2. NPR's main listener base is very liberal and hate Fox News, I suspect they were glad to have an excuse to dump him and … Continue reading Three more things about Juan Williams and NPR…

At least Soros is getting his money worth from NPR

Apparently since they can't get people to stop watching Fox they can retaliate against those who dare cross the Fox line: Specifically, in a conversation about Islamic terrorism, Williams said on the O’Reilly Factor that he sometimes had fear on airplanes seeing muslim passengers in Islamic garb. NPR said Juan Williams’ comments “undermined his credibility … Continue reading At least Soros is getting his money worth from NPR

NPR woke me with that line

You know how when you wake up you're kinda groggy. I woke up today exactly that way and took a peek at a few headlines kinda half asleep scanning a story or two. Then I read the end of this post concerning media outlets banning employees from the Stewart rally where a lady named Emily … Continue reading NPR woke me with that line