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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:49 AM

Mara Liasson DOES work for Fuxnooz!!

I had complained, last week, here and at NPR about her reporting on the ACA and how she seemed tilted to the right and has been less than open-minded about President Obama for some time now. Interestingly, when I checked at the NPR web site I was looking through the home page and saw a response by the ombudsman about all the complaints lodged against her. The , as I read through it, I discovered that she DOES work for Fuxnooz too. No wonder her attitude is different or seems less than fair and balanced of late.

I don't care what they say about the particulars on the "conditions" she appears on that network... she does and that makes all the difference in my reckoning. Anyone who works for them is not someone I would trust to deliver unbiased news elsewhere, like NPR. (Sorry Steven Lesser, I am not trying to attack you here because I am not sure that you fall into this category and I have seen that you try to be balanced and let us know when you are appearing on that network... I'll leave it at that.) I don't watch the TeeVee and would never consider watching that network if I did have one.

Anyway, see for yourselves...

A Fair And Balanced Look At Mara Liasson

What to do about NPR's national political correspondent ?

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 a listener 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."

a listener, 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."




http://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/2013/11/07/243765779/a-fair-and-balanced-look-at-mara-liasson


NOTE: I removed the listeners' names though they do appear on the NPR site in the write-up.

It smells too apologetic for my taste and I plan to continue to avoid NPR's news broadcasts simply because they have made me start yelling at the radio. What a disappointment.

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Reply Mara Liasson DOES work for Fuxnooz!! (Original post)
2naSalit Nov 2013 OP
pansypoo53219 Nov 2013 #1
a kennedy Nov 2013 #2
rurallib Nov 2013 #3
2naSalit Nov 2013 #5
Eleanors38 Nov 2013 #4
senseandsensibility Nov 2013 #6

Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:45 AM

1. i noticed her bent during cllinton. i ignored her since then.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:06 AM

2. Yup, when they turn to Mara Lierson I mute the sound.

as if NPR has to use her. Ugh.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:23 AM

3. She should have been sent packing with Juan Williams

I sent letters to NPR to that effect and am still waiting for replies.
Her reporting has always been biased. Funny thing is that now it does not stand off by itself on NPR anymore.

What really made me mad at the time was that the use of Williams and Liasson on Fox gave Fox a patina of truthiness. Not sure that it matters anymore as NPR has long since joined the low road. What little I have heard of their coverage of the ACA has been atrocious.

I used to have NPR on morning to night - now just when I am in the bathroom. And that only because all the other terrestrial radio stations are so fucking bad that NPR is still the best on the local air.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:47 PM

5. You're probably right.

I was not fully informed about the Williams event because I don't have Tee Vee and didn't catch the whole thing. I think it was back when I bothered to watch PBS NewsHour online so I do recall some of that issue since they covered it. I don't bother with NewsHour anymore either. I used to listen to the news shows on NPR every day but have grown totally disenchanted by them for the past year or more. As you said, their rightward tilt isn't uncommon anymore.

And everything you said I have to, regretfully, agree with. It's enough to give a person a sad.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:43 AM

4. As broadcast MSM shrinks, it Will keep moving to the right.

 

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:23 PM

6. I know this is a superficial point, but I would never guess that the photo

at the link was Liasson. I guess she "dresses down" for radio. She looks like a completely different person. That being said, the ombudsman just brushes away all the criticism and proclaims her a great reporter. I didn't read all the complaints against her, but I would like to see more specific allegations about exactly what talking points she uses and how they hurt her credibility. The generality of the complaints make it too easy for the ombudsman to discount them.

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