Friday, May 1, 2009

Not Quite In the "Asshat" Category - But Mara Liasson's Definitely A "Tool"

Now, I'm a big fan of National Public Radio (NPR), and I thoroughly enjoy listening to their many programs (even during "pledge drives").

It's my belief that for the most part, NPR is a pretty damned good place to get solid, well-reported news, and usually, some pretty damned good in-depth analysis of that news.

Except for any analysis provided by Mara Liasson.

She is a tool for the right wing.

A paid "political consultant" for NPR, Mara Liasson is also a paid "political consultant" for Fox News Special Report With Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday.

On Fox, this "pundit" regularly rubs elbows with the likes of Bill Kristol, Editor of the right-wing Weekly Standard and founder of the Project for A New American Century, a neoconservative blueprint for worldwide American Imperialism.

Then, she returns to NPR and regurgitates the bullshit talking points she absorbed while playing with Kristol and his ilk.

To put it bluntly, I'm tired of the crap she spews.

Today, on NPR's Morning Edition, Ms. Liasson again repeated the tired conservative lie that President Obama "vowed to eliminate" earmarks.


During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama promised to reform the earmark process and eliminate "screwy" or wasteful earmarks.

But anything Mara can say to get a dig in at the president, or the Democrats, and to further the Republican agenda is allowed to pass.

You expect that on Fox News. After all, when Fox News is involved, the truth just too limiting... and besides, we all know that reality has a well-known liberal bias.

So - NPR... do me a favor:

Dump this shill for the right-wing.

You should replace her with Elizabeth Arnold, who has forgotten more about politics and analytical thinking than Liasson will ever learn.

Thanks for listening.

h/t to Media Matters.


Matt Osborne said...

I liked Liasson better when she wasn't covering the political beat. The arc of her career is even more disappointing than Cokie Roberts.

veralynn said...

I sent an email as I was listening to this piece. I was so pissed that they let her get away with it. They can get rid of Juan Willians as well. Don Gonyea is much better than she is. Can i just say how I love me some Don?! I saw him when Obaba came to Charlotte the night before the election and made a complete girl out of myself! I felt like I was 16 again, it was sad. I am very glad I didn't go with anyone I knew personally.

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