NPR Defines Hunter Biden News as a Waste of Time

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by Tim Graham,

from Townhall,

On the morning before the last presidential debate, Kelly McBride, NPR’s “public editor” — the person who is supposed to bring outside perspectives from the public into the NPR bubble — tweeted, “Why haven’t you seen any stories from NPR about the NY Post’s Hunter Biden story?” Below a link to her newsletter was a quote in bold type from Terence Samuel, NPR’s managing editor for news: “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions.”

In McBride’s newsletter, Samuel added: “And quite frankly, that’s where we ended up, this was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way.”

This is beyond sick coming from NPR. Nina Totenberg made Anita Hill a legend with sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas that were never proven. It was the very definition of a “politically driven event,” a story leaked to Totenberg by Senate Democrats to sabotage the Thomas nomination. No one at NPR said that was an unvetted waste of time, a “pure distraction.”

Every allegation of sexual assault made against Brett Kavanaugh was a “politically driven event,” and Christine Blasey Ford, the most acclaimed accuser, couldn’t even define a time or a place to her supposed meeting with Kavanaugh. This is why NPR’s declarations about “pure distractions” look extremely partisan.

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