Tag Archives: NPR

Matt Taibbi: Responding to “On the Media” on Free Speech: FIRE’s “So to Speak” Podcast

Last month, On the Media, a popular radio program from New York City’s WNYC, aired an episode that questioned free speech values and challenged so-called “free speech absolutism.”
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Matt Taibbi, Nadine Strossen, and Amna Khalid, who provide direct responses to many of the free speech critiques made in On the Media’s program

NPR, the Pentagon, and U.S. Foreign Policy

While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.

Noam Chomsky Unravels the Political Mechanics Behind His Gradual Expulsion From Mainstream Media (Video)

The prolific author and acclaimed MIT professor is never featured on major networks.

FAIR: Some Things Considered, Mostly by White Men

From the article: A new FAIR study finds that NPR commentary is dominated by white men and almost never directly addresses political issues.

FAIR: Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers

 This notion that the goal of journalism is to avoid “taking sides” is troubling; that’s how you get reporting that pretends it’s an open question [for example] whether or not humans are raising the temperature of the planet by putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Jim Naureckas  FAIR.org  December 12, 2014 National Public Radio, […]

FAIR> Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars

Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars 02/03/2012 by Peter Hart  FAIR The conventional understanding you get from the media is that Israel is worried that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a serious threat to the country’s existence. Is that really what’s happening, though? Another interpretation is that Iran might want nuclear weapons […]

Hartmann – Why is NPR giving out Republican Talking Points?

Thom Hartmann takes a critical look at NPR coverage of the House’s refusal to vote on the payroll tax cut extension bill and how it may actually help Republicans win the media war. Uploaded by thomhartmann on Dec 21, 2011 You may subscribe to WAMMToday from this blog website and “Follow” us.  WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   […]

NPR> Simeone gets fired for demonstrating

NPR, Lisa Simeone and Biased Opera Reporting 10/20/2011 by Peter Hart   FAIR.org There’s quite a controversy brewing over freelance radio host Lisa Simeone for her participation with an activist group occupying a park in Washington, D.C. It’s a worth a look at how this unfolded– especially since it appears to have cost her one […]