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Republican effort to defund NPR fails

Republicans failed to start the ball rolling on legislation to defund NPR Thursday, after Democrats in the lame-duck House widely voted against the measure. Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) had introduced a motion to include the defunding of NPR in a bill meant to make it easier…

Fox News chief: NPR has ‘a kind of Nazi attitude’

Roger Ailes is clearly still holding a grudge against NPR for firing Juan Williams. In an interview published by The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz Wednesday, the Fox News chairman attacked NPR as “Nazis.” As Fox News’ top “liberal” contributor, Williams had appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor in October…

Republicans to force vote on defunding NPR

Republicans in the House of Representatives will force a floor vote Thursday to defund NPR, a move they have been promising since the public broadcaster fired Juan Williams last month. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) made it clear in a statement Wednesday that their call…

No charges to be filed in destruction of CIA tapes

There will be no criminal charges over the destruction of CIA tapes showing interrogation of terrorism detainees, according to a new report. Federal prosecutors have determined that there is not enough evidence to bring charges, two sources have told NPR. The statue of limitations expired Monday so no future prosecutions…

Rove comes unhinged: ’45 percent of NPR listeners were Saddam Hussein’

As the US pundit community engages in a back and forth argument over the relative merits of Fox News and National Public Radio (NPR), former Bush adviser Karl Rove and ex-DNC chairman Howard Dean sat down for a spirited debate. Rove, a paid political analyst for Fox, praised the network…

Stewart: NPR brought a tote bag to a knife fight with Fox

Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show is in Washington DC for the week leading up to his “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.” But Monday night’s broadcast was overshadowed by the recent news that longtime analyst Juan Williams was fired by NPR for comments he made on Fox News about Muslims.…

Fired NPR analyst Juan Williams was disciplined for making ‘inappropriate’ sexual comments to female staffers

Sexually-themed comments about female Washington Post staff apparently went on for years Juan Williams, the NPR contributor who was fired Thursday after making anti-Muslim comments on Fox News, apologized for “wrong” and “inappropriate” comments about women staffers after a 1991 investigation by The Washington Post, Raw Story has found. The…

Conservatives declare war on NPR

Juan Williams accepts Fox News gig less than 24 hours after being fired from NPR, accuses NPR of not being interested in racial diversity Less than 24 hours after NPR news analyst Juan Williams was fired for saying he felt “nervous” and “worried” when he saw Muslims at airports, he…

NPR fires Juan Williams over anti-Muslim comments on Fox News

Public radio NPR News has fired a longtime analyst with a history of appearing on Fox News Channel over comments he made about Muslims earlier this week. The news was first broken by NPR’s David Folkenflik on Twitter, and then detailed by the same reporter on NPR’s website: NPR News…

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