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White House Responds To Seattle NPR’s
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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 3/26/2020 7:30:51 PM

The White House criticized Wednesday the Seattle-area NPR station’s recent decision to stop airing the coronavirus task force press briefings. “It’s not surprising, but also a failure of their duty to the American people, that some media outlets would choose to block their audiences from receiving accurate, up-to-date information on President Trump’s whole-of-government approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19,” White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere told Daily Caller. (snip) KUOW, the NPR station broadcasting across Washington’s Puget Sound, announced Tuesday night that they “will not be airing the briefings live due to a pattern of false or misleading information that cannot be fact checked in real time.”

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KUOW takes your tax dollars and delivers politics instead of news.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare 3/26/2020 7:34:38 PM (No. 359145)
“Fact checking” in real time? Might as well cut off any speech
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Proud Texan 3/26/2020 7:37:19 PM (No. 359148)
The whole idea of NPR is to get news of what is happening in the country to those who don't have another source. NPR is obsolete because everyone has multiple choices, which means they need to lose there taxdollar support. Since they broadcast on public airwaves they also have a duty to let people have direct communication and new from our government leaders and for this reason should lose their license to do any broadcasting!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gallo3 3/26/2020 7:38:55 PM (No. 359152)
Broadcast License Revocation. BLR.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/26/2020 7:48:10 PM (No. 359159)
Stop all taxpayer funds for NPR and PBS. Funding should have been stopped forty years ago.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: pc1eszm 3/26/2020 7:49:17 PM (No. 359161)
Time to cut their funding.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/26/2020 7:49:20 PM (No. 359162)
"Criticized". Man, that's gotta hurt. How 'bout hitting them where it matters (taxpayer subsidies).
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ScottC 3/26/2020 7:49:45 PM (No. 359164)
Seattle NPR just happened to make this decision while Trump's poll numbers are going up? What a coincidence
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Krause 3/26/2020 7:49:59 PM (No. 359165)
Censorship. ‘We’ll decide what the public gets to see. We are all knowing.’ ‘Plus, we are all democrats.’
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Reply 9 - Posted by: sydney727 3/26/2020 7:55:18 PM (No. 359167)
Seems to be against the premise of NPR. Hope they get a million letters of protest and no donations.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/26/2020 7:57:34 PM (No. 359169)
Would you like to hear about my decision to never set foot in Seattle, maybe the whole state of Washington? The reason being loon politics.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dave292 3/26/2020 8:00:04 PM (No. 359176)
I suppose any entity is up for criticism any time they fail to cover a press conference with presidential involvement. But I have to say: I've stopped watching these COVID-19 "updates." I don't hear anything of value. We're in a pandemic, the virus is supposedly more contagious than the flu, if you're in a high-risk category, whether age and/or underlying "health issues," then self-quarantine and if you're not, um, self-quarantine - or you're in trouble - and wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, clean surfaces, enjoy your living room, we need to open and re-start the economy but we're not going to do it yet, maybe Easter, maybe not, maybe in months and months, the gov't. is going to issue checks and go deeper into debt........ I think us Americans need to take this country back. I'm no fan of NPR, and I voted for Trump - but these press conferences could in and of themselves drive a spike in suicides. Just sayin'.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MainelySane 3/26/2020 8:05:58 PM (No. 359181)
another reason not to watch or listen to a company that pretends to keep the citizenry informed.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bighambone 3/26/2020 8:11:11 PM (No. 359188)
Maybe they should not be an NPR station anymore if they won’t broadcast the White House National briefings during a national emergency. How do they know if the information to be presented is not accurate before it is announced?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Faldo 3/26/2020 8:16:06 PM (No. 359192)
Breaking News - CDC's Detroit Field Office - emergency update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3jgPsGQSdQ
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/26/2020 8:28:56 PM (No. 359197)
Revoke KUOW's broadcasting license...now.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 3/26/2020 8:29:03 PM (No. 359198)
Why are we taxpayers still funding National Public Television and National Public Radio???
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Reply 17 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/26/2020 8:31:44 PM (No. 359200)
Hmmm. As I recall that was a little present for NPR in the Porkulus Package... $75,000,000.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Tusker 3/26/2020 8:39:48 PM (No. 359206)
These updates are real time, NPR can’t spin it. They are subsequently fake newsing it after the fact. And how many millions did Pigllowsee pork into the latest handout for these pinkocommie seditionists and the Kidney Center? Where is the line item veto?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 3/26/2020 8:44:50 PM (No. 359213)
This comes from a group that repeats every lie they are told by the DNC, MSNBC and CNN. Tell me again why the taxpayers have to give one dime to this group of slimeballs who pretend to be so much better than the rest of us. Perhaps they should be transmitting from Moscow.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/26/2020 8:47:33 PM (No. 359216)
Public radio decides the public has no need to hear from the President of the United States in a time of supposed crisis...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 3/26/2020 8:51:40 PM (No. 359218)
Responding to #11 each day there is new information coming from the task force. Things are not static and there are important facts to report. I really doubt that you voted to Trump since you apparently don't have any appreciation for the transparency that he and the task force are offering. You and your friends want to criticize but you are being stopped from doing that because each criticism you offer is met with "we are already doing that" and the results of the efforts of this group are amazing. By the way if you watched you might know that things are changing minute by minute and it may not be as contagious as the flu, Dr Birx was addressing that very model issue today. If you were paying attention you would know that.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/26/2020 9:34:19 PM (No. 359255)
#10, that really is sad though. Seattle is a beautiful city, but it has been destroyed by Leftist nuts. Same with San Francisco. Outside of Seattle, Washington State is very conservative, and is truly beautiful. But believe me, I understand.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/26/2020 9:43:00 PM (No. 359264)
Americans are seeing the real Trump firsthand rather than the filtered caricature presented by the Democrat propagandists. Amazing and sad to see the American "news media" suppress the truth.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/26/2020 10:08:34 PM (No. 359285)
They would have more viewers if they had Wayne's World on. Back in the day when it was a show on public access tv in the movie. Keeping the truth from the skulls full of mush masses. This way they can watch real news on CNN instead.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles 3/26/2020 10:51:10 PM (No. 359309)
Yep, gotta put a stop to the public hearing it straight from the President rather than the media's narrative. Cannot have that now can we. They couldn't fact check a Sunday picnic.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: The Kansas Cowboy 3/27/2020 12:48:51 AM (No. 359355)
Last evening it was down to MSNBC and Fox airing the press conference. Sad, that the alphabets and NPR want to keep their viewers ignorant.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 3/27/2020 1:17:22 AM (No. 359372)
False and misleading information comes 100%from the "fact checker leftists". I gave up on National Propaganda Radio long ago.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 3/27/2020 1:19:29 AM (No. 359374)
Site troll #11.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: judy 3/27/2020 2:55:19 AM (No. 359399)
All 2 listeners are upset!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jen103143 3/27/2020 6:14:18 AM (No. 359433)
I realize many have posted here, but imho, I’m sure people will just switch channels to find the president’s press briefings. I did away with cable after Charles Krauthammer passed away. I was realizing all credible, logical and non-partisan voices were becoming extinct. I can find a lot of conservatives, including the press briefings on YouTube for free!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: starboard 3/27/2020 9:53:28 AM (No. 359606)
Michael Medved broadcasts out of Seattle. He's an excellent conservative voice who I enjoyed listening to when I lived in California. The West Coast has some great radio broadcasters, Dennis Prager, Michael Reagan, Hugh Hewitt to name a few. In fact, when I moved away from there, I missed not being able to listen to my favorite radio hosts. Of course that was in the early days of the internet being a competitive source of conservative radio. Now with live streaming, podcasts and I Heart Radio we can pick up many hosts and stations around the country. I gave up supporting cable news a couple of years ago and now get all my news from the YouTube Channel on Roku.
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