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VOTE: House Votes to Defund NPR, Are You Outraged?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On Thursday the House voted to defund NPR with a vote of 228-192. It is unlikely the measure will be supported in the Democratic-controlled Senate....

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Anthony Weiner Mocks House Defunding Of NPR | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) wants everyone to know what his GOP colleagues have done to avert financial crisis. After the House voted on Thu...

Sarah Palin Slams National Endowment For The Arts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Television commentator and half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin trashed the National Endowment for the Arts recently, describing the agency as "frivo...

NPR, the Rest of the Federal Budget & a Large Hairy Dog

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sally Kohn


The Republicant Platform... An Open Source ReCourse

David Theo Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Theo Goldberg

Recent political events have finally birthed a new political player, The Republicant Party, the one formerly known as the "The Party." The new party i...

In Defense of NPR

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

Come on now: Let's take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its l...

What Kind Of Journalist Is This?

The Wrap | Tim Kenneally & Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James O'Keefe, the man who slew ACORN and on Wednesday toppled the CEO of NPR, is some new kind of journalist - Johnny Knoxville meets Glenn Beck in M...

Vivian Schiller Created This Blow-Back

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Grenell

Vivian Schiller and the other left leaning reporters and producers at NPR and its affiliate stations around the country should be allowed to spin the news to the left -- but the rest of us shouldn't have to pay for it with our tax dollars.

James Franco To Direct R.E.M. Music Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michael Stipe has invited renaissance-actor James Franco and English filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood to join him on a list of guest directors who will creat...

Public Media Changes Lives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Belia Saavedra As Congress starts the...

Budget Fight: Believers, True and Otherwise

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Railing about deficits gives the GOP a convenient excuse to hack away at the sorts of bogeymen they've been wanting to kill off for years. Public-employee salaries. And benefits. And bargaining rights.

Jason Linkins

Review Of Juan Williams Firing Complete: NPR To Undertake Ethics Review; Weiss Resigns, Schiller Denied Bonus | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the end, this whole incident is more about NPR's discomfort with their contributors having actual thoughts than about some full-throated defense of the dignity of Muslim airplane passengers.

Should Terry Gross Go The Way of Juan Williams?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Let's begin with the premise that no people, culture, religious, racial or ethnic group is by definition immoral. Not acknowledging this, at the core,...

Amanda Terkel

New GOP Same As The Old GOP: Republicans Embrace Longtime Pet Issues | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans trumpeted their historic election gains as a sign that the American public is ready for change -- clearing the swamp and ren...

Public Radio's 'Marketplace' Gets Book Section

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The show "Marketplace," which is heard on public radio stations nationwide, is collecting all its books coverage in a new section of its website, dubb...

Takeover Takeaways

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.

Jason Linkins

PBS: We're Not The Ones Who Fired Juan Williams | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ever since the mostly unremarkable pundit-analyst Juan Williams was sent packing from his perch at National Public Radio, his former employer has been...

Juan Williams: Clever Double-Play or Conservative Cause Celebre

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles D. Ellison

Defunding NPR is no different from Alaska GOP U.S. Senate nominee Joe Miller's unofficial bodyguard entourage handcuffing Alaska Dispatch reporter Tony Hopfinger.

Juan Is the Loneliest Number: A Playlist for Juan Williams and NPR

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It now sounds like Williams will profit handsomely from NPR's rush to judgment, but that doesn't make it right -- even for a PC liberal like me.

Peter Sagal Recovering After West Suburban Bike Accident

TribLocal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the past two days, Peter Sagal has been harassed by an invisible dwarf. Metaphorically, of course....

Wall Street Journal Reporter Misleads Readers, NPR and Huff Post on Toyota Story

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

On July 15th, we ran a blog post entitled "Has Toyota Been Right All Along?" We based our post on a WSJarticle and an interview the author, reporter Mike Ramsey, did on National Public Radio.

Epitaph for a Journalist and Journalism

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

The nonagenarian voice of NPR, one of "Murrow's Boys" at CBS, Daniel Schorr, has died at 93. In honor of his passing, let's take a moment today and think about the state of media in America.

RADIO NO MORE: NPR Drops 'Radio' From Name

Yahoo! News/Upshot | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

National Public Radio believes it's moved beyond just radio. So the nonprofit network's dropping the "radio" designation in its company name--so 20th...

A Kinder, Gentler Militia?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

It is possible to help the local sheriff find missing people, collect coats for needy kids, and adopt a local highway, without engaging in military training in the woods with assault weapons.

Dancing With the Devil: Public Broadcasting's Questionable Choices in Sponsorships

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jaclyn Simon

Why do they let the corporate axis of evil -- Monsanto, Exxon, and Wal-Mart -- sponsor their otherwise socially responsible programming?