Bias on NPR

Not that another example is needed, but I have to admit to being shocked that in NPR’s story about the resignation of Oregon Governor Kitzhaber the name of his political party was not mentioned.

When Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell was under similar influence peddling charges, I don’t remember stories that did not point out that he is a Republican.


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Bias on NPR — 14 Comments

  1. If you mean the TV program, they finally did mention that he was a Democrat part way through the report.

    Only once.

    They certainly didn’t do so at the beginning.

    We were listening for that too.

  2. Knock off all the negative comments about Cal which I have seen recently on other posts too.

    Cal you are great and inform us of many things, we otherwise would not be aware of. You are the greatest

  3. “whackamole”, has a political agenda, and has no interest in transforming our community for the better, Therefore, It’s best to ignore him.

  4. Both, “whackamole” and “Eric”, have a political agenda, and have no interest in transforming our community for the better. Therefore, It’s best to ignore both of them. Now they are attacking Cal. I have been told that Eric is Jim Harrison. and he has these wild fantasies about running the States Attorneys office. Which, is why he didn’t burn his political signs during the last election, and they were returned to him. In other words, there is an ulterior motive to his comments, while trying to appear as if he has integrity. The fact that Harrison has not disclosed those famous land records, is lacking in the integrity department big time. And, his client is Tamara Demodica AKA “Fukoku” Therefore, he should be ostracized!

  5. Well, I just listened to NPR news this Saturday between 8:30 and 9 AM and, again, there was no mention the guy was a Democrat.

  6. The thought of having Jim Harrison as our States Attorney is just so laughable…lol…lol..lol…lol…lol…………. Talk about tyranny!

  7. From Wikipedia,

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    A tyrant (Greek τύραννος, tyrannos), in its modern English usage, is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who has usurped legitimate sovereignty. A tyrant usually controls almost everything, and is considered a ruler of horrible and oppressive character.[1] The original Greek term, however, merely meant an authoritarian sovereign without reference to character,[2] bearing no pejorative connotation during the Archaic and early Classical periods. However, it was clearly a negative word to Plato, and on account of the decisive influence of philosophy on politics, its negative connotations only increased, continuing into the Hellenistic period.

    Plato and Aristotle define a tyrant as “one who rules without law, looks to his own advantage rather than that of his subjects, and uses extreme and cruel tactics—against his own people as well as others”.[3] During the seventh and sixth centuries BC, tyranny was often looked upon as an intermediate stage between narrow oligarchy and more democratic forms of polity. However, in the late fifth and fourth centuries, a new kind of tyrant, the military dictator, arose, specifically in Sicily.

  8. There are two things about the ABC coverage of this news story that annoy me:

    1. the streaming video that can only be paused AFTER the ad is finished playing.

    2. the fact that this governor is a Democrat cannot be found anywhere in the story. I assumed he was, since a party affiliation was not mentioned – but I had to google him to be sure. If he had been a Republican, this detail would have been mentioned in the headline ‘Republican governor resigns…’ and at least three more times throughout the stor along with words like ‘controversial’ ’embattled’ or the like.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/john-kitzhaber-curious-case-governor-oregon/story?id=28945978

  9. It is hard to ignore the truth Duncan, the facts speak for itself.

    You can try to distract my position by calling me names and claming that I am someone else and you could even remain silent like Cal, or hide under a rock like Prim to avoid to make a comment, the facts are, Matt McNamara was hired as the deputy chief of patrol at the sheriff’s office and he is a convicted violent criminal.

    Whatever or which way the new regime tries to twist the facts, the facts will always remain the same that Matt McNamara is a convicted violent criminal.

    As hard as you try to ignore this fact, this fact will never go away.

    So keep on ranting Baby Boo Boo, you are truly entertaining.

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