Obamas attend cocktail party at their good friend , NPR "journalist" Michele Norris' home

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    Obamas attend cocktail party at their good friend , NPR "journalist" Michele Norris' home

    Michele Norris is a insufferably snooty liberal host at NPR and gets paid a fat salary with your tax dollars. So the Obamas attending a cocktail party at the home of Michele Norris is a message of thanks for the in-the-tank coverage at the state run media outlets. 

    As usual the media ignored that the fact that during the 2012 campaign, Michele Norris took a leave of absence because her husband, Broderick Johnson, as a lobbyist worked on the Obama re-election campaign. Norris returned to the NRP ‘airwaves’ shortly after Obama’s victory in November.

    Gee, why not get her to moderate the GOP debates in 2016? She is your typical leftist journalist, deep in the tank.

    The snooty progressives at NPR...in the tank for their friend Barry Obama, and in your wallet, since taxpayers subsidize their bias.

     
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    Having a summer home in West Tisbury on the vineyard suitable for a cocktail party with POTUS must be quite a multi-million dollar mcmansion.  She's either a trust fund baby doing her liberal thing or NPR talking heads get paid outrageous sums of $$, and even if the Feds only cover 10% its too much.

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    Today's Republican Party attacks NPR for one reason - the success of their agenda relies on keeping voters uninformed and distracted by nonsense. 

    NPR is certainly far from perfect and it at times goes too far in a failed effort to avoid conservative attacks. But for the most part it provides important fact-based reporting that provides its listeners with accurate information about the issues of the day.

    And about that "taxpayer subsidized funding", NPR receives a whopping 5% of their funding from the government.....Under $20m per year.  Compare that with crop insurance agriculture subsidies totaling about $20 billion per year for perspective.

     
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    Today's Republican Party attacks NPR for one reason - the success of their agenda relies on keeping voters uninformed and distracted by nonsense. 

    NPR is certainly far from perfect and it at times goes too far in a failed effort to avoid conservative attacks. But for the most part it provides important fact-based reporting that provides its listeners with accurate information about the issues of the day.

    And about that "taxpayer subsidized funding", NPR receives a whopping 5% of their funding from the government.....Under $20m per year.  Compare that with crop insurance agriculture subsidies totaling about $20 billion per year for perspective.



    Why haven't the Dems done anything about the agriculture subsidies over the years? The Dems have had control of congress in the past so why haven't they done anything about it?

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  

     
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    =Compare that with crop insurance agriculture subsidies totaling about $20 billion per year for perspective.

     



    Red state.



    So what? 

    Get rid of them both.

     

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  



    As scandalous as "McConnell had hurt in eyes". Did you ask what the point of that thread was?

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  



    There are two points that I can think of.

    1. What kind of "journalist" would have someone they are supposed to report on objectively over to their house for a cocktail party? How are they going to honestly report on something that might be negative on Obama if they want him to attend their parties and circulate in their social circles?  The answer is they are neither objective, nor a journalist, but a participant in the political game. They are living a lie. If you think lying is a good trait for a journalist then there is something wrong with you.

    2. Obama positions himself as for "working families" and the "middle class". This type of affair and his spendthrift family life at the expense of the taxpayer show him to be insincere at the least.

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  

     



    As scandalous as "McConnell had hurt in eyes". Did you ask what the point of that thread was?

     

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    No idea, haven't read it.

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  

     

     



    As scandalous as "McConnell had hurt in eyes". Did you ask what the point of that thread was?

     

     

     

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    No idea, haven't read it.

     

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    Figured as much

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  

     



    There are two points that I can think of.

     

    1. What kind of "journalist" would have someone they are supposed to report on objectively over to their house for a cocktail party? How are they going to honestly report on something that might be negative on Obama if they want him to attend their parties and circulate in their social circles?  The answer is they are neither objective, nor a journalist, but a participant in the political game. They are living a lie. If you think lying is a good trait for a journalist then there is something wrong with you.

    2. Obama positions himself as for "working families" and the "middle class". This type of affair and his spendthrift family life at the expense of the taxpayer show him to be insincere at the least.

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    1.  She stepped down when Obama was running due to her husband's relationship with the president, she also recused herself when her husband took a paid role as an advisor for Sen John Kerry when he ran for president.  It would seem as though she has exercised professional responsibility as far as her husbands activities are concerned and her role as member of the media.   

    2.  Maybe you should familiarize yourself with the places Presidents vacation.  They are not normal citizens, so it is unreasonable to expect they would go to Disney or rent a room on the Cape for their vacations.  

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  

     

     



    There are two points that I can think of.

     

     

    1. What kind of "journalist" would have someone they are supposed to report on objectively over to their house for a cocktail party? How are they going to honestly report on something that might be negative on Obama if they want him to attend their parties and circulate in their social circles?  The answer is they are neither objective, nor a journalist, but a participant in the political game. They are living a lie. If you think lying is a good trait for a journalist then there is something wrong with you.

    2. Obama positions himself as for "working families" and the "middle class". This type of affair and his spendthrift family life at the expense of the taxpayer show him to be insincere at the least.

    Where was all this concern for objectivity when 5 of the wingnut candidates running for PotUS were on the Faux News payroll?

     

    Maybe if NPR just hoisted a banner saying "fair and balanced" then the neo-cons wouldn't be so alarmed.



    I say we force Airborne to directly subsidize the Sean Hannity show with his tax dollars ; wonder what he might think about that. He may well revert to his former endless ranting, as opposed to his current relative "sweetness and light" approach.

    NPR is funded with our tax dollars

     
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    It appears Norris' husband is the one with the money bags, and as a result the financial heft to afford a home on the Vineyard, though Michelle makes a nice living by any standard.  

    So what is the point of this thread?  The Obamas attended a party at friends house?  How scandalous!  

     

     



    There are two points that I can think of.

     

     

    1. What kind of "journalist" would have someone they are supposed to report on objectively over to their house for a cocktail party? How are they going to honestly report on something that might be negative on Obama if they want him to attend their parties and circulate in their social circles?  The answer is they are neither objective, nor a journalist, but a participant in the political game. They are living a lie. If you think lying is a good trait for a journalist then there is something wrong with you.

    2. Obama positions himself as for "working families" and the "middle class". This type of affair and his spendthrift family life at the expense of the taxpayer show him to be insincere at the least.

    Where was all this concern for objectivity when 5 of the wingnut candidates running for PotUS were on the Faux News payroll?

     

    Maybe if NPR just hoisted a banner saying "fair and balanced" then the neo-cons wouldn't be so alarmed.

     



     

    NPR is funded with our tax dollars

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    Less than five percent of their funding is from Federal, state, or local taxes.  I am sure the tax loopholes the for profit news organizations routinely use are worth far more than that.  

     
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    Less than five percent of their funding is from Federal, state, or local taxes.

    Cool. Then defunding them won't be a problem.

    Say, I wonder if Obama sticks his little finger out when he sips his tea?

     

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     There is $500 million in federal funds allocated annually to these media's parent organization, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, so that $20 million figure is specious.
    If it is a pittance, it would be no big deal to end it. Why do liberals refuse to end the subsidy?
    There are hundreds of cable TV outlets today. Every type of show on NPR and PBS is also found in other cable networks. This is pork for progressives, pure and simple.
    At least some Republicans are trying to end agriculture subsidies, but of course the Democrat Party of Government reflexively opposes anything that might slow the endless growth of their beloved Nanny State.

     

     
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    Less than five percent of their funding is from Federal, state, or local taxes.

     

     

    Cool. Then defunding them won't be a problem.

    Say, I wonder if Obama sticks his little finger out when he sips his tea?

     

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    Defund them based on what?  According to national polling:  The majority of the U.S. adult population does not believe that the news and information programming on public broadcasting is biased. The plurality of Americans indicate that there is no apparent bias one way or the other, while approximately one-in-five detect a liberal bias and approximately one-in-ten detect a conservative bias

     

    In other words you hear what you want to hear, when it is convienent to do so.  And given how many conservative presidents could have led a charge to defund NPR, the question seems to be why have they not?  

    As mentioned above, why not remove tax exempt status from churches, many of whom outwardly encoruage political participation in support of both parties?  Why shouldn't they pay taxes, there is more bias in the churches around this country than on NPR?

     

     
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    At least some Republicans are trying to end agriculture subsidies, but of course the Democrat Party of Government reflexively opposes anything that might slow the endless growth of their beloved Nanny State.

     

     

     


    A_Concerned_Citizen:

    What a load of horse hockey.

     

    The wingnuts in the HoR had the opportunity to fix the subsidies but what did they do?

    They striped out food programs for the poor while continuing the crony capitalism that the wingnuts love so much.

    You really have a problem with reality but lying about it isn't the solution, it's the problem.

     

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    So when the Dems had control of HoR why didn't they fix the subsidies?

     
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    If NPR is defunded they will survive, but wingnuts would lose their phony 'elitist' meme and they wouldn't be able to dupe the gullible into thinking that NPR is draining the treasury. 

    Their attention might wander to the military budget.  Can't have that.

     
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    So what this thread is really about is more whining about public broadcasting.  How refreshing. YOu people are aware the CPB is run by a board that is appointed and is typically 5 dems and four reps, or vice versa depending on what party owns the presidency.  At no time can that board have more than five members of a particular party. 

     

    Further to that point the Act that created the CPB requires it to observe strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".  It also requires it to regularly review national programming for objectivity and balance, and to report on "its efforts to address concerns about objectivity and balance"

    In other words, structurally, the CPB and NPR by extension have more integrity in their compostion than do any of the for profit news organizations and it was done by design.  The claims of liberal bias are another of the conservative wedge issues they like to whip out in their multi front culture wars.  

     
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     There is $500 million in federal funds allocated annually to these media's parent organization, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, so that $20 million figure is specious.
    If it is a pittance, it would be no big deal to end it. Why do liberals refuse to end the subsidy?
    There are hundreds of cable TV outlets today. Every type of show on NPR and PBS is also found in other cable networks. This is pork for progressives, pure and simple.
    At least some Republicans are trying to end agriculture subsidies, but of course the Democrat Party of Government reflexively opposes anything that might slow the endless growth of their beloved Nanny State.

     

     




    Republicans end agriculture subsidies?  lol...with these guys leading the way:


    Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) both cited the Bible last month to argue that while individual Christians have a responsibility to feed the poor, the federal government does not.

    But apparently, the government has a responsibility to feed the very rich.

    Both men's farms have received millions in federal assistance.

    LaMalfa's rice farm has received more than $5 million in commodity subsidies since 1995, according to the group's analysis of data from the U.S. Agriculture Department.

    Fincher's farm has received more than $3 million in that time.

    Last year alone, Fincher's farm received $70,574 and LaMalfa's got $188,570.

     
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    So again I'll ask. Why, when the Dems had control of HoR, did they not fix agriculture subsidies? 

     

     
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     There is $500 million in federal funds allocated annually to these media's parent organization, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, so that $20 million figure is specious.
    If it is a pittance, it would be no big deal to end it. Why do liberals refuse to end the subsidy?
    There are hundreds of cable TV outlets today. Every type of show on NPR and PBS is also found in other cable networks. This is pork for progressives, pure and simple.
    At least some Republicans are trying to end agriculture subsidies, but of course the Democrat Party of Government reflexively opposes anything that might slow the endless growth of their beloved Nanny State.

     

     




    Republicans end agriculture subsidies?  lol...with these guys leading the way:


    Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) both cited the Bible last month to argue that while individual Christians have a responsibility to feed the poor, the federal government does not.

    But apparently, the government has a responsibility to feed the very rich.

    Both men's farms have received millions in federal assistance.

    LaMalfa's rice farm has received more than $5 million in commodity subsidies since 1995, according to the group's analysis of data from the U.S. Agriculture Department.

    Fincher's farm has received more than $3 million in that time.

    Last year alone, Fincher's farm received $70,574 and LaMalfa's got $188,570.



    So what? Let's end those agricultural subsidies now !

    And that is no excuse for not reforming the out of control monstrosity known as SNAP, either. Pathetic liberal claims that the doubling of food stamps is solely due to poor children starving in the streets, notwithstanding.

     

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