NPR fair and balanced...?????

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    I think not! "Funders" directing how NPR covers climate change.



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg4Z7zZ62tQ&feature=related]NPR Officers: Climate change deniers will only be covered as a political story not a scientific one - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    We're only supposed to follow the money when skeptics are involved.
     
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    Of course no one thinks NPR is balanced. That's why NPR is commonly referred to as "Nice Polite Republicans".

    Juan, Cokie and Mara were their top anchors, for pete's sake, all of 'em staunch conservatives. NPR especially adores Wall Street, being that's where their money comes from. If you want to be on NPR's hate-list, just criticize a banker.

    Now, if we do follow the money, we find _none_ of it goes to AGW scientists. They literally get nothing for accepting AGW theory. That's another reason to trust them -- they could get more money by switching to the denialist side, but their integrity prevents them from doing so.
     
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    Funny that some actually believe that NPR is a liberal network.

    We call those people who have never listened to it.
     
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    Wow. That's incredibly naive -- and astoundingly wrong.

    Dr. James Hansen’s growing financial scandal, now over a million dollars of outside income | Watts Up With That?

    NASA records released to resolve litigation filed by the American Tradition Institute reveal that Dr. James E. Hansen, an astronomer, received approximately $1.6 million in outside, direct cash income in the past five years for work related to — and, according to his benefactors, often expressly for — his public service as a global warming activist within NASA.

    This does not include six-figure income over that period in travel expenses to fly around the world to receive money from outside interests. As specifically detailed below, Hansen failed to report tens of thousands of dollars in global travel provided to him by outside parties — including to London, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Tokyo, the Austrian Alps, Bilbao, California, Australia and elsewhere, often business or first-class and also often paying for his wife as well — to receive honoraria to speak about the topic of his taxpayer-funded employment, or get cash awards for his activism and even for his past testimony and other work for NASA.

    Ethics laws require that such payments or gifts be reported on an SF278 public financial disclosure form. As detailed, below, Hansen nonetheless regularly refused to report this income.​

     
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    How odd a view.. What the alarmists GET is patronage. THeir very livelihood DEPENDS on bending their interests to match the available funding. When NOAA wants to try and indict CO2 as the cause of oyster die-offs --- THAT'S what Marine Shellfish Biologists will be studying.. Not WHY they are dying off -- but are they dying off in farms primary due to CO2 and acidification. (the most recent answers to that seem to be no -- which greatly pisses off the sponsors).

    Your assertions that they GET NOTHING is simply absurb and surreal... I spent 12 years writing proposals and soliciting basic research from the 3 letter agencies in Wash. RARELY did we get a "clean contract" that wasn't tainted by the desires of the sponsors to push policy or future funding for a particular cause..

    As far as NPR is concerned. Their main desire is to project snobbishness and elitism. But I find the conflicting sounds of jug band music and opera really really annoying. Especially as a background for any valid scientific discussion..
     
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    Since the denialists have no science backing them up, just the political people like Inhofe, why should they be covered as anything but politics?
     
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    Juan, Cokie and Mara were their top anchors, for pete's sake, all of 'em staunch conservatives. NPR especially adores Wall Street, being that's where their money comes from. If you want to be on NPR's hate-list, just criticize a banker.

    Juan, Cokie and Mara are "staunch Republicans?" Why should anyone listen to a thing you say after post a whopper like that?

    AGW "scientists" get billions in research dollars from the federal government each and every year.
     
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    Only a Maoist would claim that NPR isn't liberal.
     
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    I watched the first few minutes and I was thinking, maybe if this dude stopped stuffing his face then he'd tell that condescending bitch to shut up and do some real journalism. But then he spoke and said, "all educated scientists have accepted climate change (IE global warming) as fact," and I was like OH NO YOU FUCKING DIDN'T!

    Yea, NPR does a pretty good job at times of appearing to be objective (they're no MSNBC); but then you listen to these d-bags talk when they think nobody is watching and they're just so fucking full of themselves.
     
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