the ” contextualization ” of ” real ” news continues…

a little governemnt censorship never hurts

`National Public Radio ombudsman/public editor Elizabeth Jensen has recommended that the taxpayer-funded radio news service bar future live interviews of conservatives who may have controversial views, following an interview Nov. 16 with Breitbart News’ Joel B. Pollak.

Pollak, who serves as Breitbart’s Senior Editor-at-Large and In-house Counsel, defended its Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon from false and defamatory claims of antisemitism and “white nationalism.” He also turned the tables, pointing out that NPR has “racist programming,” including a story that called the 2016 election results “nostalgia for a whiter America.”

NPR listeners were apparently outraged that anyone from Breitbart News had been given an opportunity to defend the website and its chairman.

In her response, “Listeners: Two Recent Interviews Are ‘Normalizing Hate Speech’,” Jensen concluded that the live format had allowed Pollak to get the better of host Steve Inskeep.

She suggested that future interviews be taped: “In addition, in my opinion, these interviews should not be done live. Inskeep is an excellent live interviewer, but live interviews are difficult, especially when there is limited time. A little contextualizing never hurts.”…

7 Comments!

  1. Posted November 20, 2016 at 11:17 am |

    “Jensen concluded that the live format had allowed Pollak to get the better of host Steve Inskeep.”
    Wow! I bet that wasn’t hard to do.

  2. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 20, 2016 at 11:48 am |

    “contextualizing”

    Alt:
    We’ve gotta protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen!

  3. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm |

    Speaking of real, fake but accurate, fake news.

  4. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm |

    Just found this while surfing:
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    May have to use it again.

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm |

    ….ombudsman/public editor Reich Minister of Propaganda Elizabeth Jensen has recommended … bar future live interviews of conservatives..
    Truth hurts and losing’s hard, isn’t it bitch?

    I’m stunned that any American newsie could say what Jensen said, because it’s a condemnation from the press of freedom of the press.

  6. JimB
    Posted November 21, 2016 at 8:26 am |

    NPR… Something else that needs to be de-funded

  7. geezerette
    Posted November 21, 2016 at 1:32 pm |

    The Ministers of Propaganda believe in intellectualizing their surmising of what is going to be the news that they need the mush brains to believe.