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NPR's Nina Totenberg Distorts Conservative Legal Scholar to Cast Clarence Thomas as a

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg severely misquoted a conservative legal scholar to make it seems as if he considered Clarence Thomas a radical Supreme Court justice. An examination of his full statement clearly demonstrates that this was not what he actually said.

    In an April 16 NPR segment, Totenberg, picture right in a file photo, sought to paint radical Berkeley law professor, and Obama nominee to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, as the left's equivalent to Justice Thomas. She quoted Curt Levey, executive director of the conservative Committee for Justice as saying "Goodwin Liu is not your typical liberal. He’s very far out on the left wing, even in academia. So I think you could think of Liu as the Democratic Clarence Thomas." (Audio embedded below the fold.)

    But the spliced audio in Totenberg's segment actually mis-represented what Levey said. He was not comparing Liu's and Thomas's stances on constitutional law. Here is his full statement, according to Big Journalism's Matthew Vadum (italicized portions quoted by Totenberg):

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz0lviqqRpF
     
  2. matt wade

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    I'm constantly told by liberals how unbiased NPR is. Yet, whenever I listen to NPR (which is pretty frequently) I consistently hear a liberal slant on things.
     
  3. Bob Alkire

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    Isn't this just Nina being Nina. Who is further to the left Nina or Liu?
     
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    Your source has quite a reputation for making up sentences and distorting articles. Newsbusters really has no credibility. Would you like me to show some of their distortions?

     
  5. matt wade

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    Why don't you concentrate on the article at hand? If you are able to show that they have distorted the truth on this article in particular, let's hear about it. Otherwise, start a new thread about the other articles they have distorted.
     
  6. Revmitchell

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    There is no doubt NPR is a far left wing organization.
     
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    Just the fact that many of my professors in college only listened to NPR speaks volumes as to the true context of NPR. Can anyone say "bed wetters?"
     
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