Archive for NPR

NPR: Debating abortion in the black community

Posted in Abortion, Black Abortion Stats, Black Conservative, Black Genocide, Black Neighborhood, Media Bias, Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice, Ryan Bomberger with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by saynsumthn

July 18, NPR refereed a debate between Ryan Bomberger, CEO of http://www.TheRadianceFoundation.org, and Rev. Carlton Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

Ryan reported afterward he would have scored even more points had NPR not severely edited him. “NPR’s liberal colors shone though as they cut out minutes worth of my responses yet kept every single word he spoke intact,” wrote Ryan in a follow-up report.

Ryan identified where and what the edits were in this YouTube video of the interview…

Audio here

Ryan Bomberger responded to the interview on his website: TooManyAborted.com

NPR shows, yet again, why more of the American public does not trust them to present issues in a fair way. Today, on Michel Martin’s Tell Me More, the bias resulted in heavy editing of my comments about Title X funded clinics (they strangely cut out the words Title X and the host’s misunderstanding that they were religious organizations). They also eliminated nearly my entire ending statements, where I called out Rev. Veazey for earning a $183K annual salary from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice for 5 hours/week of work! It’s in his organization’s own 990 filed with the IRS (see embedded image). I was showing how abortion is all about money, and his salary was proof of that. NPR moved to protect him, though, and struck the comments entirely.

They made sure, however to give him nearly 2 minutes (versus my cut-down 15 seconds) to spew that predictable pro-abortion rant about ProLifers not caring about children once they’re born. Apparently, he missed me saying early on in the interview that I’ve adopted two children. Facts don’t matter to pro-abortion activists like Rev. Veazey. But they, as well as children in any stage of life, will always matter to ProLifers.

Rev. Carlton Veazey’s Sleazy Salary of $182,784 for 5 hrs of work/week

Michel Martin is a wonderful radio personality who comes across fair-minded. They didn’t edit any of Rev. Veazey’s comments but took an axe to some of my most potent points–minutes worth, actually.

BUT WE’LL KEEP ILLUMINATING THE TRUTH. Here is the latest video release from the National Black Prolife Coalition and The Radiance Foundation calling out black leaders, like the Reverend Doctor Carlton Veazey, who’ve betrayed the black community. It’s called “NUMBER ONE KILLER”.

Watch teh documentary on Black Genocide called: Maafa21 and be shocked at the racism of abortion and its proponents:

Media quotes Ford Foundation funded abortion survey despite the fact that Planned Parenthood prez sits on Ford’s Board and one author is a Planned Parenthood defender

Posted in Ford, Left Wing Religious Groups, Media Bias, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2011 by saynsumthn

A new poll out today claims that abortion is not one of the issues on which the children are more liberal than their parents. The media is reporting its somewhat skewed results despite the fact that the funding for the poll was done by the very pro-abortion Ford Foundation, whose board of Trustees, include the President of the nation’s LARGEST ABORTION CLINIC- Cecile Richards.

The title itself sounds skewed to a pro-abortion bent: Committed to Availability, conflicted about Morality.

Cecile Richards, President Planned Parenthood

in 2010, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Cecile Richards, president of PPFA and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, was elected to join the Ford Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Left Wing NPR quoted the head of the Public Religion Research Institute, who did the survey, but did not explaining that the survey was funded by the left-wing pro-abortion FORD foundation, famous for funding abortion causes, “Don’t get me wrong, they are pro-choice. Six in 10 millennials say abortion should be legal in all or most cases,” says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and lead author of the study.

They claim that…..the survey found that millennials are more divided on all sorts of things when it comes to abortion.

For example, they claim….while the millennials and their parents are close together on their opinions about whether abortion should be legal, the younger generation is eight percentage points more likely to think that at least some health care providers should provide legal abortions. That means many of those young people who believe abortion should not be legal also believe it should be legally available. (HMMM- sounds like a Plug for Planned Parenthood, think this is a skewed survey?)

The Public Religion Research Institute found that among every age group surveyed, overlapping majorities said they described themselves as both “pro-choice” and “pro-life.” For millennials, three-quarters said they identified with the term pro-choice, while 65 percent said they could also be described as pro-life. ( AGAIN- Try looking at the ones who funded it and who will gain from its results)

Another interesting fact – UNDISCLOSED by the media is that one of the survey’s author served as General Counsel for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington

Rachel Laser is the Culture Program Director at Third Way, a progressive Washington, DC-based think tank. Laser was Senior Counsel in the Health and Reproductive Rights group at the National Women’s Law Center, where she focused on abortion, family planning and judicial nominations and directed their Pharmacy Refusal Project. Prior to NWLC, Ms. Laser served as General Counsel for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington and at a DC women’s health lobbying firm, where she focused on maternal health issues. Ms. Laser graduated from Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School, where she was on the staff of the University of Chicago Law Review. Ms. Laser clerked for Federal Judge Peter Messitte of the Southern District of Maryland.

Video below, hear survey author, Rachel Laser say, ” I worked for 6 years in the abortion rights community and I stand here today committed to abortion rights as I ever was.”

Read Survey here ( Committed to Availability, conflicted about Morality)

National Right to Life’s Dave Andrusko summarizes the results:

1. The wording of the question on the basic legality dictates that in the population as a whole, “a solid majority” will come to the preferred conclusion. A combined 51% say abortion should be legal in all cases (19%) or most cases (37%). A total of 40% say abortion should be illegal in all cases (14%) or most cases (26%). The numbers for Millennials are almost identical.

But as we have pointed out several times in the last week, when more discerning questions are asked (what does “most” mean?), you discover that, in fact, “61% now preferring that abortion be legal in only a few circumstances or no circumstances,” according to Lynda Saad of Gallup. “Only 37% want abortion legal in all or most circumstances.”

And, even more intriguing, the authors concede that “Millennials are less supportive of legal abortion than their demographic profile would suggest” (meaning, for example, they are less religious). As they mature, typically they take their faith more seriously which is strongly associated with a heightened respect for life.

2. We read, “The binary ‘pro-choice’/’pro-life’ labels do not reflect the complexity of Americans’ views on abortion.” In many ways this illustrates how slippery the entire enterprise is. If you ask most people whether either label “describes them at least somewhat well” [my emphasis], most people will yes and yes. When you ask people to choose one or the other, sometimes there are more self-identified “pro-choicers” than “pro-lifers,” and vice versa.

But the more interesting finding is that overwhelmingly respondents agreed that is more socially acceptable to be pro-choice (53%) than pro-life (32%). The only fair conclusion to draw is that if neither were more socially acceptable, the % self-identifying as pro-life would be higher.

Having said that, what is buried in the numbers?

1. While the economic is more often described as a critical issue, 29% say abortion is a critical issue and another 29% said it is one among many important issues. That’s not insignificant. How “salient” is the issue? ”Those who opposed legal abortion are more than three times as likely as those who support legal abortion to say it is a critical issue.” Moreover 2/3rds (65%) of those who say abortion should always be illegal say abortion is a crucial issue in contrast to 19% of those who say abortion should legal in all cases. Huge intensity/single issue difference. Unfortunately, the breakout for the Millennials was not included.

2. Prior to the quantitative survey, Public Religion Research Institute conducted four focus groups with “politically moderate 18-29 year olds.” They asked them to say the first word that came to mind when they heard the term “abortion.’ The results were overwhelming. 54% of the words “are negative and more associated with opposing legal abortion.” Those included “death” killing” and ‘sad.” Only 16% of the responses “are more associated with affirming legal abortion.” But if you look at the actual list, there are much more personal comments such as “disgusting,” “scary,” “killing an innocent life,” and “young mothers.”

3. Millennials overwhelmingly support parental consent (71%).

4. There is a quirky section about “influences,” which I will return to next week. Clearly the authors’ goal is to minimize the impact of seeing an ultrasound. But in the end, “[W]hen we applied other demographic controls in order to understand the isolated effect of seeing an ultrasound image, we find a modest but significant negative impact on support for legal abortion. In other words, Americans who have recently seen an ultrasound are less likely to say abortion should be legal in all or most cases than those who have not.”

One other important dimension which takes us back to the circumstances under which people “support” abortion. They ask further questions to obtain a “more nuanced understanding of American views about the permissibility of abortion and specific circumstances.” They offer five situations—from the toughest (rape) to not being married.

Surprise, surprise they found that 28% held “mixed” views. Which brings me back to my previous point. There are far more instances in which a woman “is not married and does not want to marry the man” than there are babies with a “strong chanced of serious defect.” There is, unfortunately, strong support for the latter but 39% for the former.

Which is why, to quote Gallup again, “61% now preferring that abortion be legal in only a few circumstances or no circumstances.”

The important thing to remember is that young people are pro-life, especially the 18-25 year olds, and growing more so.

NPR station pulls eugenics founded Planned Parenthood ads over budget fears

Posted in Defund Planned Parenthood, NPR with tags , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by saynsumthn

H/T Hear Their Cries, Blog

One of two NPR stations in the Los Angeles area, KPCC-FM, suspended its regularly scheduled Planned Parenthood spots on Friday, in response to Republican demands that Congress eliminate federal funding for the nation’s top abortion provider.

Program director Craig Curtis explained in a Friday memo to staff members that “given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension,” running the spots “might raise questions in the mind of the reasonable listener regarding our editorial and sales practices.”

A “reasonable listener” might now have questions about the journalistic integrity of the station.

The memo was published in LAObserved.com, a media-watch website edited by Kevin Roderick and reads.

From: “Curtis, Craig” Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:15:31 Subject: Planned Parentood credit suspension

Given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension, let us suspend airing any Planned Parenthood spots effective immediately.

There is nothing wrong with the spots per se, or with our business relationship with Planned Parenthood, but for a few days their presence on our air might raise questions in the mind of the “reasonable listener” regarding our editorial and sales practices.

I expect this will be a short-term suspension. In fact, let’s go ahead and plan to resume the Planned Parenthood spots on Monday. If we need to extend the suspension, I’ll let you know.

Traffic, please work with the sales department to arrange make goods or adjust the contract dates when we resume the schedule.

Craig

Perhaps since NPR knows it has been in bed with the powerful abortion lobby way to long- they are willing to throw Planned Parenthood out of the bus to preserve their own jobs….In any event, NPR and few in the media have reported on the facts about Planned Parenthood eugenics connections past and present. To get these details we have to go to researchers outside the so-called Fox News/NPR extremes. Such as the producers of the powerful documentary Maafa21, clipped below:

NPR Execs attack Christians and Jews in undercover sting, calls themselves, “National Palestinian Radio”

Posted in Anti-Christian Bigotry, Anti-Semitism, Christian, Islam, Israel, Media Bias, NPR with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by saynsumthn

UPDATE 3/9/2011: NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns After Board Decides She Should Go

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned after NPR’s board of directors decided that she could no longer effectively lead the organization.

This follows yesterday’s news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotaped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O’Keefe on a “sting.”)

Vivian Schiller quickly condemned Ron Schiller’s comments, and he moved up an already-announced decision to leave NPR and resigned effective immediately. But Ron Schiller’s gaffe followed last fall’s dismissal of NPR political analyst Juan Williams, for which Vivian Schiller came under harsh criticism and NPR’s top news executive, Ellen Weiss, resigned.

NPR just sent this statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards to its staff and member stations:

“It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.

“The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.

“Vivian brought vision and energy to this organization. She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years. She was passionately committed to NPR’s mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network.

“According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will immediately establish an Executive Transition Committee that will develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership.

“I recognize the magnitude of this news – and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community. The Board is committed to supporting NPR through this interim period and has confidence in NPR’s leadership team.”

Senior Executives at NPR meet with Muslim Brotherhood Front Group to solicit $5mm and discuss their federal funding, Fanatical Christians, Zionists in the media, Tea Partiers, Republicans, Uneducated Americans and Juan Williams.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

NPR Muslim Brotherhood Investigation Part I, posted with vodpod

Ronald Schiller was recorded secretly by James O’Keefe, according to The New York Times. O’Keefe, who released the NPR video today, is the man behind the video that took down ACORN, in a secretly recorded video in 2009 that led to the grass-roots community organizing group being stripped of its federal funding.

In the latest video, Schiller tells people posing as Muslims that supporters of the Tea Party are “seriously racist, racist people” and that the Republican Party has been “hijacked” by the Tea Party.

Schiller also says NPR “would be better off in the long run without federal funding” and is heard laughing when someone jokes that NPR should be known as “National Palestinian Radio.”

Dana Davis Rehm, NPR’s senior vice president of marketing, communications and external relations, denounced Schiller’s comments in a statement.

“We are appalled by the comments made by Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for,” the statement said.

Liberal free speech at NPR considers Christmas an “offensive” expression

Posted in free speech, Media Bias with tags , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by saynsumthn

After firing Juan Williams…we can see just how free these NPR reporters are to express themselves:

NPR reporter Nina Totenberg makes this profound statement, “I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party,” on Inside Washington

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Nina Totenberg: ‘I Was At – Forgive the Express…, posted with vodpod

NPR Fires Juan Williams Over Remarks on Muslims

Posted in Censorship, free speech, Islam, Media Bias, Sharia Law with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2010 by saynsumthn

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Megyn Kelly’s Heated Discussion with Islamic CA…, posted with vodpod

NPR has terminated the contract of long-time contributor Juan Williams over remarks he made on the O’Reilly Factor last night. On Monday night’s O’Reilly Factor Williams weighed in on Bill O’Reilly’s now infamous View appearance .

Juan Told Bill (video below) , “Well, actually, I hate to say this to you because I don’t want to get your ego going. But I think you’re right. I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality...”more below

I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

NPR Fires Juan Williams Over Remarks on Muslims, posted with vodpod

A Brief History of NPR’s Intolerance and Imbalance
Fox News/ Published October 21, 2010

From calling Tea Party members “Tea Baggers,” to saying that “the evaporation of 4 million” Christians would leave the world a better place, to suggesting that God could give former Sen. Jesse Helms or his family AIDS from a blood transfusion, NPR’s personalities have said some pretty un-PC things in the past. A look at the record reveals no shortage of intolerant statements and unbalanced segments on the publicly sponsored network’s airwaves.

Here’s an incomplete list of questionable and controversial content that has aired on NPR or has been uttered by its employees:

— In June, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) said it was easy to see why some refer to NPR as “National Palestine Radio” following a June 2 segment hosted by Tom Ashbrook on the Gaza flotilla incident. The segment featured five guests — none of whom defended Israel’s actions.

Among the five guests, Janine Zacharia, a Middle East correspondent for The Washington Post, was the only one who did not overtly criticize Israel. She also did not defend its actions, CAMERA officials said.

“So there you have it — five perspectives and not one voice to present the mainstream Israeli perspective,” they said in a June 17 press release. “That’s Ashbrook’s and NPR’s version of a balanced discussion on Israel.”

— Last week, Newsbusters, a conservative media watchdog group, claimed that NPR’s “Fresh Air” spent most of its hour insinuating that the Republican Party was dangerously infested with extremists.

NPR’s Terry Gross hosted Princeton professor Sean Wilentz, who has written that President George W. Bush practiced “a radicalized version of Reaganism,” Newsbusters’ Tom Graham wrote.

“Can you think of another time in American history when there have been as many people running for Congress who seem to be on the extreme?” Gross asked, according to Graham.
“Not running for Congress, no,” Wilentz replied. “I mean even back in the ’50s.”

NPR issued an apology in 2005 for a commentator’s remark on the return of Christ following a complaint by the Christian Coalition that the comment was anti-Christian.
On “All Things Considered,” the network’s afternoon drive-time program, humorist Andrei Codrescu said that the “evaporation of 4 million [people] who believe” in the doctrine of Rapture “would leave the world a better place.”

Codrescu, who was on contract with NPR but not a full-time employee, later told The Associated Press he was sorry for the language, but “not for what [he] said.”
NPR apologized for the comment, saying, it “crossed a line of taste and tolerance” and was an inappropriate attempt at humor.

— Also in 2005, NPR apologized to Mark Levin, author of “Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America,” after a broadcast of its program “Day to Day” falsely accused him of advocating violence against judges. Levin accepted the apology, but said the broadcast was “illustrative of a smear campaign launched by the Left to try and silence” his criticisms of judicial activism.

— In 2002, the head of NPR issued an apology six months after a report linking anthrax-laced letters to a Christian conservative organization.

— Also in 2002, during an interview with the Philadelphia City Paper, NPR host Tavis Smiley said he strived to do a show that is “authentically black,” but not “too black.”

In 1995, Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, was allowed to keep her job after telling the host of PBS’ “Inside Washington” that if there was “retributive justice” in the world, former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms would “get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it.”