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At NPR, Melissa Block offers the highly deceptive "'They're Scared': Immigration Fears Exacerbate Migrant Farmworker Shortage" . It was heard on All Things Considered, but one of the things not considered was such very pro-grower propaganda has been pushed for decades and it's always bogus.
Tamara Keith is a White House correspondent for NPR but she completely fails at journalism. Real journalists ask the powerful tough questions about their policies; Keith refuses to do that and instead is more a courtier. For instance, here's a question Keith asked Hillary Clinton earlier today:
NPR ignores downsides of international migration and remittances (Ashley Westerman, International Center for Journalists, U.N.) - 10/02/13
Ashley Westerman of NPR offers "World Immigration Called 'Win-Win' For Rich Nations, And Poor" . The story was sponsored by the International Center for Journalists . The ICJ isn't getting their money's worth as far as journalism is concerned, but they are getting it from the propaganda standpoint (bolding added):
If you think NPR Tell Me More is real journalism, see this. (illegal immigration propaganda, Michel Martin) - 12/12/11
If you think NPR's Tell Me More and host Michel Martin engage in real journalism, keep reading because I hope to change your mind.
NPR has been on a pro-illegal immigration kick lately, and one recent example is the completely absurd "Illegal Farm Worker Becomes Brain Surgeon"  from Michel Martin's "Tell Me More" show. The problem with the story isn't the brain surgeon's compelling personal tale, it's that NPR is engaged in obvious propaganda rather than anything remotely approaching journalism.
One of my major complaints about the Tea Party is that they're ignoring immigration to concentrate on issues that are much less popular, much less important, and much less vital. See all the examples in the posts on the tea parties page, and the leader of a major Teaparty group has now explicitly confirmed that his group isn't really all that concerned about an issue that's more important than spending.
The president and CEO of NPR - Vivian Schiller - was fired by their board today (link). That follows James OKeefe of ACORN fame catching one of her former underlings on hidden camera saying embarrassing things. A few notes:
Political commentator Juan Williams was fired by NPR yesterday for making what should be non-controversial remarks about Muslims and terrorism on the Bill OReilly show; a transcript is at .
Tom Ashbrook of NPR /WBUR helps Mike Huckabee spout anti-American policy ("On Point Radio") - 08/11/10
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee appeared on the "On Point Radio" show (link) and promoted policy that's not just anti-American, but that would harm other countries as well. And, the host of that show - Tom Ashbrook didn't say a word about it.
Ted Robbins of NPR offers "Immigration Bill Puts Civil Rights Defenders On Alert" (npr.org/templates/story/story.php?f=1015&ft=1&storyId=126241841). He lies and misleads about the provisions of the recently-signed Arizona immigration bill: Local police and sheriff's deputies are required to stop anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. Whoever they stop must produce ID proving their legal status. If they don't, officers have to arrest them... The law allows police to take race into account when they stop people so even some of those here legally say they fear being...
The blurb for the October 9, 2008 NPR story "Trial and Triumph: Stories Out Of Africa" (introduced by Michel Martin, npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95550177) included the following (bolding added): "[West African correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton] describes the stories that have been exciting, including the U.S. presidential race of Kenyan-born Sen. Barack Obama."
Ron Paul was right: Federal Reserve had involvement in Watergate, money sent to Saddam Hussein (Ben Bernanke) - 02/25/10
Yesterday, Rep. Ron Paul quizzed Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve about that group's involvement in relation to Watergate and to the funding of Saddam Hussein of Iraq (video: peekURL.com/vqxfnme ). Bernanke called that questioning "absolutely bizarre", and several sources (some listed below) joined in. As it turns out, the Fed in fact did have some sort of involvement with both Watergate and with money that was sent to Saddam, as documented in the book "Deception and Abuse at the Fed: Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan's Bank" (link). From the blurb: ...Robert Auerbach, a former [U.S...
Politifact "Lie of the Year" misleads (Angie Drobnic Holan; Sarah Palin's "death panels") - 12/19/09
Politifact has named Sarah Palin's claim about there being "death panels" in Obama healthcare as their lie of the year; it was the top "lie" selected by both their editors and their readers.
At first, this and this about the Census Bureau using GPS to record the coordinates of every household in the U.S. might seem like tinfoil hat talk. And, it would be great of one of our favorite "debunkers" treated it as such, because the fundamental are actually true. Let's turn to this NPR report from July 31, 2006 (link): Two-and-a-half years from now, in early 2009, the Census Bureau plans to send an army of 100,000 temporary workers down every street and dusty, dirt road in America. They will be armed with handheld GPS devices. Robert LaMacchia, head of the Census Bureau's geography...
Rich folks love their gardeners, and now Catalino Tapia of the Bay Area Gardeners Foundation is $100,000 richer since he's one of the winners of this years "Purpose Prize" (purposeprize.org), an award from Civic Ventures which is a group funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Templeton Fund. And, what's he going to spend it on? Helping Hispanic kids pay for college and related expense, irrespective of whether they're here legally or not. And, to make the race-based support for illegal activity that much sweeter, Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza serves on the panel of...
NPR's "Tell Me More" show offers the misleading "Latinos Increasingly Targeted For Hate Crimes" (link): The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation. Tony Asion, of El Pueblo, a Latino advocacy group, is joined by Kevin Johnson, of the University of California-Davis Law School, to discuss the statistics that are sending shockwaves through some Latino communities. Now, for the facts that NPR won't tell you: the 40% rise was obtained by choosing a low year (2003) as...
Followers of the MSM's attempt to destroy Sarah Palin have probably noticed a trend: the MSM reports something that's false or misleading and uses the "recollections" of a Democratic politician from Alaska as their authority on the matter. That's then picked up by the blogs and amplified, until such time as a new smear is ready. Thus it is that Justin Rood of ABC News offers "Record Refutes Palin's Sudan Claim/Palin Administration Against Sudan Divestment Before It Was For It, Documents Show" (link). The main quote source in the article is Alaskan Democratic politician Les Gara, who's also...
The Washington Post recently published a blog post about Sarah Palin (in their words) "slash[ing]" funds to a non-profit group. Except, what they got from the state of Alaska alone was over three times what they got from all government sources combined in 2006. Let's take a look at the WaPo's "downstream", the three-eyed fish who gobble up what the WaPo sludges out.
[See the updates, it gets a lot worse: what Paul Kane describes as a "slash[ing]" of funds to a non-profit was over a threefold increase from all the government funds they received in 2006.] Paul Kane of the Washington Post should consider a career as a DailyKos diarist, as he offers "Palin Slashed Funding for Teen Moms" (link): Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee who revealed Monday that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, earlier this year used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live....
National Public Radio (NPR) has launched a new site called "Get My Vote" (getmyvote.npr.org), at which they solicit commentaries from their listeners describing what presidential candidates have to do to get their vote. Visitors can submit commentaries in video, audio, or text form. Think of it as a Volvo-driving version of the Youtube/CNN debates, although without any debates.
On Wednesday, an alleged group of looters were arrested at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego; it was claimed that they were collecting supplies meant for the victims of the recent wild fires in order to resell them. Apparently one or more admitted they were stealing, and one person said it was for resale. Some were illegal aliens; when that was suspected the San Diego Police called the Border Patrol who then deported a few of them. A few others have been released. The exact details, and everyone who was involved, isn't clear at this time (and probably never will be). However, one thing is crystal...
Six illegal aliens were allegedly caught stealing supplies in San Diege meant for wild fire evacuees. They brought trucks and came back for more, and one of their group said they were paid to do so. While there might be a somewhat understandable explanation, such as they were taking them to an ad hoc shelter somewhere else, I suspect that if there were such an explanation we would have heard it. If there isn't such an explanation, it shouldn't be surprising that some of those who've shown no respect for our immigration laws would show no respect for fire victims. Meanwhile, Amy Isackson of...
Douglas McGray (douglasmcgray.com, dmcgray *at* comcast.net) of the New America Foundation offers "A uniquely American DREAM" (link), a guest editorial supporting the anti-American DREAM Act. In addition to being a massive and nearly unlimited amnesty, that bill - currently attached to a defense bill - would allow illegal aliens to take college discounts from U.S. citizens. Please contact your Senators and let them know you oppose it or just go here to send a free FAX. The editorial is highly similar to the "news" reports in this genre; if you aren't familiar with them read a few of those...
NPR (All Things Considered)/Cheryl Corley/[[December 2, 2006]]/ link
Interview here http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5410574
The TransTexas Corridor appears to be closer to reality: AUSTIN - Farmers oppose it, metro area officials are upset about it and now state lawmakers have their own concerns about the Trans Texas Corridor, Gov. Rick Perry's $184 billion plan to build megahighways around the state.