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NPR Whacks Corsi, Ignores Freddoso

The weekly NPR show On The Media is a snarky (they’d say light and witty) review of the news with absolutely no intention of hiding the liberalism. Their latest show carries two interviews with liberals trashing Jerome Corsi’s book The Obama Nation, and neither segment as much as breathes a word about David Freddoso’s book The Case Against Barack Obama. The guests are Charles Kaiser, press critic for the liberal Radar website, and Eric Boehlert of Media Matters. Lots of giggling over conservatives and Fox News and “Regnery envy” ensues, like this exchange:

BROOKE GLADSTONE, NPR: I’m just wondering, if the political balance changes again, and with the infrastructure shifting perhaps to the progressive side, will we see the emergence of these same cozy havens, like Fox, given to liberal liars [Boehlert laughter] the same way they’ve been given to conservative liars?
ERIC BOEHLERT, MEDIA MATTERS: Critics on the right say, “Well, MSNBC is just like Fox, they’re no different. Their prime time lineup leans to one direction. ” We are eons from, trust me, in terms of MSNBC ever mirroring or adopting the Fox News blueprint for news and blueprint for propaganda, frankly. In theory it’s possible, but we don’t see any clues of it on the horizon as of right now.
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Eric, thank you so much.

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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