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Stephen Kruiser

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November 8, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Hive mind.

What to do about NPR’s national political correspondent Mara Liasson?

This is a regular issue raised by some NPR listeners who object to Liasson’s second role as a contributor to Fox News. They say that she, like Fox, tilts to the right.

“Would you please consider letting Mara Liasson go?” wrote listener Michael Duba in what is typical of the several complaints that come in almost every time Liasson does a story. “Her affiliation with the Tea Party channel and willingness to just go along with whatever is said by others on the fake news shows she appears on has ruined whatever small remaining shreds of credibility she had left.”

Joan Jones, of Madison, Wis., wrote, “If Ms. Liasson wishes to be respected, I suggest that she refrain from using Republican or ‘Tea Party’ talking points in her reporting. In her reporting on the Affordable Care Act in particular, you are obligated to go beyond the talking points to get to the truth of an issue.”

I have followed Liasson’s work closely for the last 10 weeks, through four of the most ideologically and politically contentious minefields imaginable. These were the considerations to attack Syria, the government shutdown, the threat of debt default and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. As a national political correspondent, Liasson filed frequently on each. I also have looked at some of her contributions to Fox, where she is called on as an outside political expert.

My conclusion on Liasson’s work is simple:

Applaud her.

It’s refreshing that the ombudsman was so supportive, given the close-minded, pathetic nature of the intolerant groupthink fan base at NPR. This is a network that routinely interviews and fawns over the idiots from MSNBC.

Public broadcasting faithful always crow about the tax dollars they receive being such a small portion of the budget.

So why would they miss it if we stop wasting money on entertaining a crowd that hates the First Amendment?

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.
49 weeks ago
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Who's her equivalent over at NPR?
49 weeks ago
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Hey NPR listeners, either contribute more money to NPR so they can pay Ms. Liasson more or shut-up. FOX is making up the difference so Mara can afford to stay at NPR!
49 weeks ago
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Michael Duba and Joan Jones are stereotypical liberal LIVs - threatened by any thought that penetrates their insular little bubble.

49 weeks ago
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NPR is chock full of really astute, quality journalism but they are a mixed bag at best that is dragged down by their air of arrogance & condescension towards anyone who doesn't toe the far leftist line. It's really a shame.
49 weeks ago
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i find her to be an annoying mediocrity, but right wing? no, nada, no way. i do get the impression, on occasion, that she is struggling to stay toward the middle, ie not go full on left wing bat sh*t crazy, more than she would like to. perhaps that is right wing to npr.
49 weeks ago
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I respect her and she's pretty strong evidence that the reason why Fox is called "right-wing" is because it can only be compared to the rest of the media.

The progressive left is mostly filled with narrow-minded H8ers. It is true and we should say it every chance we get.
49 weeks ago
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I find her to be a non-partisan Democrat. IOW, she is an actual journalist. Of course, that's what these Lefties hate about her, that she is non-partisan.

Of course, on Fox, she is often sitting next to the mighty Krauthammer, so she has to be very careful of spewing Democratic spin, because he will destroy her, and I bet she knows that.

Besides, I see many of the Liberals on Fox moving more to the Right, as they get exposed to the quality people on Fox, and get exposed to this administration and it's bumbling and outright criminality.
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