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Entry from August 29, 2015
National Palestinian Radio (NPR or National Public Radio nickname)

NPR (formerly National Public Radio) is funded, in part, with taxpayer dollars. Conservative groups have often cited that NPR has a pro-liberal bias, and Jewish groups have claimed that NPR has a pro-Palestinian bias. NPR has been nicknamed “National Palestine Radio” or “National Palestinian Radio” since at least 1993.

In October 2010, NPR commentator Juan Williams was fired after he said, on Fox News television, that he often feels nervous about potential terrorism whenever he sees people in Islamic clothing board his plane. Many blogs re-used the National Palestine Radio/National Palestinian Radio nickname to describe NPR’s policies.

Other NPR nicknames include “National Propaganda Radio” (cited in print since at least 1989), “National Pinko Radio” (cited in print since at least 1990), “Nationalized Public Radio” (cited in print since at least 1995) and “National Public Radio” (cited in print since at least 2002).


Wikipedia: NPR
NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to 797 public radio stations in the United States of America. NPR was created in 1970, following congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. This act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which also created the Public Broadcasting Service in addition to NPR. A CPB organizing committee under John Witherspoon first created a Board of Directors chaired by Bernard Mayes. This Board then hired Donald Quayle to be the first President of NPR with studios in Washington D.C., 30 employees and 90 public radio stations as charter members.

NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced. Most public radio stations broadcast a mixture of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media and Public Radio International and Public Radio Exchange, and locally produced programs. NPR’s flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and from 2002–2008 they were the second and third most popular radio programs in the country. In a Harris poll conducted in 2005, NPR was voted the most trusted news source in the U.S.

NPR manages the Public Radio Satellite System, which distributes NPR programs and other programming from independent producers and networks such as American Public Media and Public Radio International.

19 January 1993, Jerusalem Post, “National Public Radio” by Sam Cramer, pg. 6:
Linda Gradstein. NPR’s Arabist Jerusalem-based correspondent, Gradstein has stated her preference for a Palestinian state her desire to bring this about is evident from her egregiously biased reporting which leads wags to label her network National Palestine Radio.

Google Groups: talk.politics.mideast
Newsgroups: talk.politics.mideast
From: (Jake Livni)
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1993 23:17:34 GMT
Local: Tues, Jun 15 1993 7:17 pm
Subject: Re: Intifadah Statistics

They didn’t bring any evidence, apparently. NPR should know better than to air allegations without substantiation. But on some stories, they don’t.  It’s no wonder that they are sometimes known as National Palestine Radio.  Pity about the antenna, though.  Perhaps this should be classified Friendly Fire?

Google Groups: talk.politics.mideast
Newsgroups: talk.politics.mideast, talk.politics.misc, soc.culture.arabic
From: (Mike Magil)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 93 08:56:17 EDT
Local: Wed, Jun 16 1993 7:56 am
Subject: Re: Intifadah Statistics

Reputable?!  My ass!  The NPR (aka National Palestinian Radio) is world- renowned for its bias.

6 October 1995, Jerusalem Post, “NPR’s conflicting interests” by Andrea Levin, pg. 12:
TAX-supported, commercial-free National Public Radio, one of the US’s most influential networks, is nicknamed National Palestine Radio.

FrontPage Magazine
NPR: National Palestinian Radio
By: Eric Rozenman
Independent Media Review Analysis | Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Is National Public Radio inherently unable to report Arab-Israeli news with the “strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature” required of public broadcasting? Multiple sins of omission and commission in NPR’s recent seven-part series, “The Mideast: A Century of Conflict,” suggest this is indeed the case.

Gates of Vienna
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
National Palestinian Radio
Well, we all know about NPR. Or at least most of us do. I long ago stopped listening to its feature programs — the persistent drumbeat of liberal claptrap on Morning Sedition and Weakened Condition was just more than I could take. Not to mention All Things We Care To Consider.

JewishIndy
NPR: NATIONAL ‘’PALESTINE’’ RADIO
Posted Sunday, January 04 @ 15:46:19 EST
by Emanuel A. Winston
Middle East Analyst & Commentator
January 4, 2009
Suddenly, NPR, National Public Radio, is interested in the details of “fear from bombs”. Through the years, when the Arab Muslim Palestinians were engaged in suicide bombing of Israeli marketplaces, restaurants, family celebrations, buses - wherever civilians gathered - NPR barely expressed interest in the Terror and feelings of Israeli victims.  That’s why they call NPR - National “Palestine” Radio.

Protein Wisdom
June 22, 2010
National Palestinian Radio, exhibit 3,195…(The Sanity Inspector)
The template is as limited as it is unjust. Whether it be All Things Considered or Weekend Edition or in this case Fresh Air, NPR’s treatment of the Israeli-Arab conflict is usually mauled into one of a very few narratives:...

Debbie Schlussel
October 21, 2010, - 2:36 pm
“View” Hags on Juan Williams: “Not Fact that Muslims Did 9/11, Like Saying Jews Killed Christ” (VIDEO)
By Debbie Schlussel
Hey, it’s more Moron-ette TV.

I don’t know why anyone’s surprised that commentator Juan Williams was fired by NPR a/k/a National Palestinian Radio for comments he made on FOX News, saying that he’s worried, nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane.

Posted by Barry Popik
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