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The Grift That Keeps On Giving

You know that bubbly toy expert you just saw on one of the TV morning shows? She’s a shill. From NPR’s On the Media: As product placement becomes pervasive in TV and movies, the line between content continues to blur. It … Continue reading

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On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone Unilaterally Declares NPR Centrist

In a conversation with NYU Press Thinker Jay Rosen about NPR’s serial firings of staffers and freelancers over their advocacy of Occupy Wall Street, On the Media host Brooke Gladstone made this statement: What’s wrong with different kinds of institutions deciding on … Continue reading

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Steve Inskeep Nails Jell-O To The Wall

In the wake of On the Media‘s Sisyphean effort to debunk the charge that NPR’s news coverage has a liberal bias, Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep ventured into the lion’s den – the Wall Street Journal op-ed page – to … Continue reading

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‘On The Media’ Nails Jell-O To The Wall

(Fun fact to know and tell: When asked why there’s a hyphen in Jell-O, the great Fred Allen said, “That’s where the banana goes.”) When we last left On the Media, NPR uber-personality Ira Glass had tasked the show with … Continue reading

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‘On the Media’ Ramps Up NPR Rumpus

From our Chasing Your Own Tail desk: Big J journalism hall monitor On the Media addressed, as it should have, the current woes of NPR (National Pander Radio), whose chief fundraiser got caught sucking up to some phony Muslim contributors, … Continue reading

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