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

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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

     

     



    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.  

     

     

     



    And having a non-profit status from the IRS is not a loophole? You can drive a truck though that one. If you look at the donations from (evil) corporations and individuals, they are supported by loopholes too. What % of that is a write off? Oh that isn't a loophole? It is a deduction? When you like the loophole it is a deduction. WHen you don't like the deduction it is a loophole.

     

    Plus how much have their personalities like Bill Moyers made of their taxpayer funded jobs? 

     
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    National Public Radio media enterprise is so essential, according to backers, that it requires government support. But, as its supporters always point out, in an amount equal to merely 2 percent of the NPR budget.  Which leads one to ask if the outfit couldn't find a way to spend two percent less or raise the money in one of those marathon pledge drives it holds every two or three weeks. The government, after all, is tapped out.

     weekly standard: NPR Uses Your Money ... to Ask Congress for More

    NPR is hiring a lobbying firm to lean on Congress.  The firm's mission will be to "explain how the federal investment in public radio stations and larger public broadcasting system provides one of the most effective returns of any program authorized by Congress."

    One suspects that the people at NPR consider the subsidy a kind of public blessing, an affirmation that it is involved in a higher kind of broadcasting than that which is done by the crass commercial outfits that take advertising – as opposed to "underwriting."   That the federal money amounts to some kind of status marker.  

    Which makes Senator Rubio's heretical statement on one of NPR's signature programs all the more appealing.  Opposition to public broadcasting is sound conservative doctrine, not least because such broadcasting is invariably left-leaning as demonstrated by the controversies the led to the departure of Vivian Schiller as head of NPR.  

    Opposition to spending public money to provide one more media outlet when there are already hundreds is also prudent policy. As Senator Rubio boasted,  “I have 300 stations on my satellite radio.” 

     
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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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    1. That is irrelevant to this issue. This is what the NPR says about her now:

    Michele Norris is one of the most respected voices in American journalism. She is host and special corresponent for NPR.

    Nonsense,  by having Obama as a social guest at her home, she cannot possibly be seen as an independent journalist. How can anyone expect her to give an honest report if it has to be negative for Obama?

    2. Yes, but do they have to go to the other extreme? 

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

     

    *Sorry for the tough question*

     
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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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    They didn't have the votes.  Democrats from farm states have their snouts in the trough too, and it gets further complicated when SNAP is tied into the Farm Bill.

     

     
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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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    They didn't have the votes.  Democrats from farm states have their snouts in the trough too, and it gets further complicated when SNAP is tied into the Farm Bill.

     

     

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    So then why are the resident Libs only complaining about the Repubs not doing anything about the subsidies? Seems both sides aren't doing anything about it. 

     
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    Ad hominems abound here from the perpetually offended CLC.

    Why some people take these things so personally is beyond me.

     

     

     
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    The multibillion dollar corporations say "Thank You" for your support they can't do it personally because they don't actually care about you,  but I'll step up and thank you for them. Not sure that anyone thinks corporations are necessarily evil, I just think that they have a ton of money and influence and those factors make a huge difference in politics of this country. 

     
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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.

     




     

    " the success of their agenda relies on keeping voters uninformed and distracted by nonsense. "

    You say this alot.  Could you provide ONE example?

    (pssst......I could provide plenty of MSNBC lies, nonsense, bigotry, racism, and distractions, not so sure about NPR as I`ve only listened infrequently)



    Obamaphones

    NPR budget

    Benghazi derangement

    Birth certificates

    college transcripts

    Gun confiscation

    the vacations

    Anti-Colonialism

    NASA Muslim outreach

    Death panels

     

     

     

     

     
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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.

     




     

    " the success of their agenda relies on keeping voters uninformed and distracted by nonsense. "

    You say this alot.  Could you provide ONE example?

    (pssst......I could provide plenty of MSNBC lies, nonsense, bigotry, racism, and distractions, not so sure about NPR as I`ve only listened infrequently)

     



    Obamaphones

     

    NPR budget

    Benghazi derangement

    Birth certificates

    college transcripts

    Gun confiscation

    the vacations

    Anti-Colonialism

    NASA Muslim outreach

    Death panels

      




    Pssst...."death panels" was endorsed by Howard Dean.

     
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