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Cancel Culture: Slaying the Fox Monster

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07:09 min | 1 year ago

Cancel Culture: Slaying the Fox Monster

"We're going to cancel anybody. We disagree with cancel. Culture now has permeated every single part of our society. Sadly i predict it's only gonna get worse. Silence more dangerous voices. You know sean hannity. Maybe you're onto something in advance of an impeachment trial of ex-president on the grounds of inciting insurrection. There is growing sentiment for the cable. Channel that most amplified donald trump's ravings to be held accountable as well in the past week. The new york times washington post mother jones variety and cnn. All entertained musings about fox. One way or another being shunned from polite society. Washington post media columnist. Margaret sullivan declared quote corporations. That advertise on fox. News should walk away and citizens who care about the truth should demand that they do. Such is the post insurrection. Comeuppance zeitgeist after the january sixth riots mainstream social media rid itself of donald trump and thousands of other conspiracy theorists twitter. Dropped more than seventy thousand accounts devoted cunanan single day likewise partner. The extremist heavy twitter clone lost. it's internet host. Republican members of congress suddenly lost sources of campaign funds and donald trump himself lost crucial business relationships. Cancel culture sean. Well yeah more or less and so in this hour. We address two questions first. What if fox news were to be neutralized or at least radically ostracized and secondly in a democratic society in which free speech is foundational. Is that an outcome. We really want. Both questions are premised on the belief that whatever fox has been since one thousand nine hundred ninety six launch a megaphone for wedge issues fearmongering lies conspiracy theories culture. Wars has poisoned with sleep. Mutated it's no longer just an argument with the left. It's explicitly a safe space for insurrectionists and all those who imagine themselves under the heel of tyranny tens of millions of americans have no chance there are about to be crushed by the ascendant left. These people needed defender. You need a defender. Why is no one defending them. That was tucker carlson. One day after the storming of the capital which according to angelo kerosone president and ceo of the left leading advocacy group media matters for america exemplifies the channels dark and treacherous turn. They know that a part of their audience especially tucker's with this idea genocide that white culture is in some way being replaced in decayed and they are trying to appeal to that and they're warning them. They're coming for them. It's a political plain and simple. It's now standard operating procedure in the democratic party. Are you or have you ever been a supporter of donald trump on put a scarlet letter tv on supporters. This is a slippery slope. Are people going to say. We're not going to sell you a car. A republicans. we're not gonna. We're not going to issue you a mortgage conservatives. I mean how far does this go. And you listen as the geniuses explain how the single biggest threat to country isn't chinese. Hegemony or even the coming hyperinflation. Pretty much uncertainty now. Which was one hundred percent caused by elite mismanagement of our economy. But no let's not talk about that. The real threat is a forbidden idea. It's something called that's carlson. Dismissing worries about cunanan a cult dedicated to dismantling government filled with pedophile cannibals. Which is something of a departure from historical conservative values of states rights fiscal responsibility a strong military and self reliance because you know cannibals. The last year in particular is when it certainly seemed as though the cauldron of him and lies. That fox news had been boiling boiled. Over and i think it affected. Everybody's lives i with kobe and all the misinformation and how they influenced the public health response and then in the aftermath of the election. An how they kind of built the framework that really helped undermine the results in the minds a so many of our fellow citizens and after the rage it had helped fuel finally materialized into violence. Did fox hole back humbled in jason over. Its own dark power. No just last week. Here was fox news founder. rupert murdoch. Australia denouncing not insurrection but cancel culture is rigidly enforced. Conformity didn't better. I circled central me. A straightjacket on sensitive -tuni- people have fought too hard in too many places for freedom of speech. To be suppressed for this awful woke orthodoxy murdoch's denunciation of political correctness was widely interpreted as a vow not to cave either to the bleeding hearts or to the even fringe ear conservative channels like newsmax and one american news where many maga- fateful fled on election night. When fox was the first call arizona for joe biden in the aftermath the perennial ratings leader skidded at least temporarily to third place in cable news and for now. Murdoch is steering into the skid. Npr's david folkenflik reports by taking even more news fox news one of their top news. Anchors martha mccallum. She was shifted from seven pm prime evening slot to three pm in the afternoon. And that is a major opinion our and let's be clear conservative opinion. Our among those auditioning is maria bartiromo an anchor. Who has made a lot of unfounded. Unhinged claims here's one from let's just for the sake of argument except that fox news channel has not only crossed a line but defiantly stayed there and thus the chorus of calls for boycotts by its advertisers and of its advertisers in order to starve the beast in the interest of full disclosure in other spaces. I myself have called for that very thing. This happens to be the work. Kerosone media matters has been undertaking. Four years with mixed success. One of the big efforts was a campaign to get either glenn beck to be less destructive or ultimately fired and that's exactly what happens on the other hand or recently advertisers have sled tucker and laura ingram they have lost about half of their paid commercials they used to have more than thirty commercials show now the average between fourteen and sixteen and even though they've lost money obviously they're still on the network and they

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Fox News sued by Smartmatic for $2.7 billion over rigged election claims

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00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Fox News sued by Smartmatic for $2.7 billion over rigged election claims

"Software maker Smartmatic is suing Fox News, three of his host and two pro Trump attorneys for defamation. NPR's David Folkenflik reports that the $2.7 million complaint alleges that the defendants conspired to make false claims about the company and the 2020 election. Fox News calls the lawsuit Merritt listen, says it's proud of its reporting. And Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he's looking forward to the case. Smartmatic was the subject of conspiracy theories from Trump allies making wild and untrue claims about actions to rig the election. Fox News host Lou Dobbs, Jeannine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo gave ample air time and credibility to those allegations. In late December, Fox News Force those three host to run a short and stilted interview about Smartmatic with the voting software expert on their shows. Expert Eddie Perez tells NPR. That segment never acknowledged they were correcting anything and failed to recognize how much Fox News had to amplify damaging misinformation.

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Trump Appointee, Michael Pack, Leaves Trail Of Shattered Careers At VOA

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03:47 min | 1 year ago

Trump Appointee, Michael Pack, Leaves Trail Of Shattered Careers At VOA

"Money wherever you listen to podcasts. There's been so much controversy. At the voice of america and its parent agency that it's easy to forget the human toll executives fired reporters investigated reputations shattered all part of an ideological civil war begun by former president trump's appointee to the agency. Npr's david folkenflik reports the us agency for global media overseas the voice of america and other federally funded international broadcasters. Last monday just two days before he resigned. Michael pack defended his record on fox news. I've been head of the agency for about seven months. And my only goal has been to get it to fulfil its legally mandated mission. Its charter which is present objective balanced comprehensive news. Tell america's story to the world others who worked under pack till npr a different story. It was actually one of the most surreal times of my career and federal government. That's dan handling a senior advisor to the ceo. When pack took office handling joined the trump white house team during the transition in two thousand sixteen and stayed throughout hanlin says he figured his loyalty to the administration would never be in doubt he was wrong. Pack decided almost immediately that hamlin and need weren't to be trusted and he banished them to the far corners of the agency. Headquarters found a foosball table. And since they weren't talking to us we would come in or nine o'clock and stamp out five o'clock and we play football day and we just sit there in common. About how absurd. This whole thing was hamlin's says it was a sign of worse to come. I don't think he had a plan other than to just blow the place up. Voice of america's top officials resigned. Pack fired the presidents of all the other networks back also suspended six top agency executives and paid private law firms millions of dollars to investigate them and the also refused to extend visas for any foreign employees implying they could be spies. Here's former general. Counsel david clergyman. He was among the executives suspended because he believed that we were disloyal to him. It perceived a us as being part of this cabal and it was. It was very troubling clicker. Men says pack embraced trump's fight against the media and against the professionalism of government employees one point even quoted leviticus to me some provisions at talked about bearing false witness clemson resigned in december after months in limbo. You have to stand up to bad actors like my colleagues. And i have done. And we've paid the price for pack pursuit investigations of journalists for perceived anti-trump bias on fox pack renewed allegations against a video segment on view as early language. Service was essentially a repackaged biden. ned It was not targeted as the deserves supposed to be to pakistan but really the michigan an appeal to michigan muslims to flip the state for biden via way. Staffers say packs. Charges are ridiculous. Very few people in the us consumer even know of its coverage social media. Promotions of valley are blocked here. Plus they're only about fifteen thousand michigander. We've speak urge do multimedia journalists benazir samah had her contract terminated diva fired because they thought it was you know against it was like biased towards trump view. Cut loose three colleagues to some odd came to the us from pakistan on a fulbright journalism fellowship. She went to work for the urge. You service in two thousand nineteen. She's now one of many who lost their jobs under pack. Who are seeking to get them back. It has threatened to turn my entire

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Joe Biden is to be in Atlanta to rally voters alongside Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff's and Raphael Warnock. Republicans need to win just one contest to maintain the Senate majority. Democrats need to win both seeds to gain control with Vice President elect Kamila Harris is tie breaking vote. Biden is traveling to Georgia on the second day of early voting in the January 5th run off elections. That's NPR's child, Snyder Across the U. S. Voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election was the highest and more than a century Still about 80 million Americans chose not to vote. NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports on a new survey that seeks to explain why The survey of 1100 nonvoters found their disengaged, disaffected and don't believe politics can make a difference in their lives. They're more likely to be Latino. They're younger than voters overall, make less money and have lower levels of education. They had lots of reasons for not voting, including not being registered to vote. Not being interested in politics and feeling like their vote would not make a difference. One reason they did not cite as a major reason, though difficulty in voting three quarters said they think it's at least somewhat easy to vote. Domenico Montanaro. NPR NEWS Washington The survey is from NPR, the Medill School of Journalism and if sauce Negotiations are continuing in Congress on another coronavirus relief Bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke by phone last night, more Democratic senators are voicing support for a $748 billion proposal from a bipartisan group of lawmakers. Drops a long held demand from congressional Democrats for money for state and local governments. This is NPR news. Attorney General William Barr says he plans to resign before Christmas. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will take over after bar steps down on December. 23rd President Trump recently expressed anger when Bart told The Associated Press the Justice Department found no widespread fraud that would have reversed President elect Biden's win in the 2020 election. A new head of the Voice of America. Robert Riley says the network should be wary of distorted views of the U. S. Is NPR's David Folkenflik reports Riley is taking over following a number of internal investigations into anti trump bias and V away The voice of America's intended to report on and model American values abroad, in part by reporting domestic political and social debate and his first note to staff, Riley says there's plenty of commercial media already reflecting US political debate. He stressed the need to quote present the policies the United States clearly and effectively. Riley, a staunch conservative, also wrote that his own political beliefs would be a relevant to his role of V away. As NPR reported Friday. He has repeatedly expressed anti Islamic and homophobic views. That revelation fueled an outcry. Group of anonymous view a whistleblowers have written to his boss at the U. S Agency for Global Media asking for Riley's appointment to be rescinded. David Folkenflik NPR NEWS The British government says the Corona virus is responsible for a record number of job losses in the UK during the third quarter. 370,000 people were added to the unemployment rolls in the period of August through October. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, committed to supporting ideas.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Wear a mask at the White House last month at a reception for President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Christy was one of several attendees who later was diagnosed with the Corona virus. New legislation on Capitol Hill with strength and legal protections for reporters that international broadcasters paid by the federal government. The legislation was crafted in response to revelations by NPR that reporters at voice of America were being investigated. NPR's David Folkenflik reports. Michael Pack, the new CEO Voice of America's parent agency, was appointed by President Trump. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat, says Pack has sought to erode its independence. I don't know that I thought he would go to the lengths of Targeting specific journalists investigating them trying to intimidate people like Steve Herman into becoming propagandists for Donald Trump, despite legal protections for the newsroom, senior political appointees investigated the Voice of America's White House bureau chief, Steven Herman for anti Trump bias. They urged the acting director of the Voice of America to pull him from all political coverage. Murphy says his legislation make it crystal clear that would break the law. David Folkenflik NPR NEWS German utility company says it cut off the water supply for a Tesla factory under construction near Berlin because the automaker hadn't paid its bill. A spokeswoman for the company says Tesla was given repeated warnings, saying it can't treat Tessa any differently than other customers. I'm Nora.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Wear a mask at the White House last month at a reception for President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Christie was one of several attendees who later was diagnosed with the Corona virus. New legislation on Capitol Hill with strength and legal protections for reporters that international broadcasters paid by the federal government. The legislation was crafted in response to revelations by NPR that reporters at voice of America were being investigated. NPR's David Folkenflik reports. Michael Pack, the new CEO Voice of America's parent agency, was appointed by President Trump. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat, says Pack has sought to erode its independence. I don't know that I thought he would go to the lengths of Targeting specific journalists investigating them trying to intimidate people like Steve Herman into becoming propagandists for Donald Trump, despite legal protections for the newsroom, senior political appointees investigated the Voice of America's White House bureau chief, Steven Herman for anti Trump bias. They urged the acting director of the Voice of America to pull him from all political coverage. Murphy says his legislation would make it crystal clear that would break the law. David Folkenflik NPR NEWS German utility company says it cut off the water supply for a Tesla factory under construction near Berlin. Because the automaker hadn't paid its bill. A spokeswoman for the company says Tesla was given repeated warnings, saying it can't treat Tessa any differently than other customers. I'm Nora RAHM NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Hub Spot whose enterprise.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Wear a mask at the White House last month at a reception for President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Christie was one of several attendees who later was diagnosed with the Corona virus. New legislation on Capitol Hill with strength and legal protections for reporters that international broadcasters paid by the federal government. The legislation was crafted in response to revelations by NPR that reporters at voice of America were being investigated. NPR's David Folkenflik reports. Michael Pack, the new CEO Voice of America's parent agency, was appointed by President Trump. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat, says Pack has sought to erode its independence. I don't know that I thought he would go to the lengths of Targeting specific journalists investigating them trying to intimidate people like Steve Herman into becoming propagandists for Donald Trump. Despite legal protections for the newsroom, senior political appointees investigated the Voice of America's White House bureau chief, Steven Herman for anti Trump bayous. They urged the acting director of the Voice of America to pull him from all political coverage. Murphy says his legislation would make it crystal clear that would break the law. David Folkenflik NPR NEWS A German utility company, says it cut off the water supply for a Tesla factory under construction near Berlin. Because the automaker hadn't paid its bill. A spokeswoman for the company says Tesla was given repeated warnings, saying it can't treat Tessa any differently than other customers..

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Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off

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00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off

"Debates is promising some changes to ensure that the process is more constructive. The move comes after President Trump ran roughshod over Democratic rival Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News during Tuesday's debate in Cleveland. NPR's David Folkenflik has more Trump attacked Biden, his family and Wallace himself. Issues were often left on the sidelines. ABC is George Stephanopoulos called it the worst debate he's seen in his decades long life in politics and journalism. CNN's Jake Tapper called it a hot mess inside a Dumpster fire. CNN's Dana bash. Well, I probably can't repeat what she said live on the air unless I want NPR stations to incur huge fines. The commission says the debate quote made clear that additional structure should be added to the format to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues, and it promised more tools from moderators to quote. Maintain order. Presumably, both candidates would have to agree, and Trump's campaign says that would move the goal posts and change the rules. Mid match. David

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

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04:48 min | 1 year ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

"Are. You have to give me a definition because I really don't know where they are. I can always say they have to stand down. Let law enforcement do their work. Law enforcement will do the work more and more as people see how bad this radical liberal Democrat movement isn't how weak the law enforcement's going to come back stronger and stronger. The group has shown up at protests against police violence in the Pacific Northwest and clashed with some of those demonstrators. Democrat Joe Biden during last night's debate, called Trump a racist and accused the president of seeking to so racist hatred and division. Commission that sponsors the presidential debates says it will devise new tools to help ensure more constructive discussions This fall. NPR's David Folkenflik reports President Trump ran roughshod last night over his opponent job. I Nand the moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News. Trump attacked Biden, his family and Wallace himself. Issues were often left on the sidelines. ABC is George Stephanopoulos called it the worst debate he's seen in his decades long life in politics and journalism. CNN's Jake Tapper called it a hot mess inside a Dumpster fire. CNN's Dana bash. Well, I probably can't repeat what she said live on the air unless I want NPR stations to incur huge fines. The commission says the debate quote made clear that additional structure should be added to the format to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues, and it promised more tools from moderators to quote. Maintain order. Presumably, both candidates would have to agree, and Trump's campaign says that would move the goal posts and change the rules. Mid match. David Folkenflik NPR NEWS The House is expected to vote today on a $2.2 trillion Corona virus relief measure that there have been sources on the Hill, saying that will could be delayed. NPR's calc snow reports. The vote comes as Democrats and Republicans remain divided over the latest round. Of covered related relief. After their latest meeting at the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin say they're still unable to come to an agreement. Both said they've made some progress. But Pelosi announced that the House will move forward with a vote on the latest offer from Democrats. That bill includes money for state and local governments, more direct payments to individuals and a return of the expired $600 in weekly federal unemployment benefits. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already dismissed that bill and has been skeptical that a deal could be reached. I think Supped Mnuchin on the speaker continue to speak. But we're very, very far apart. Lawmakers had hoped to approve new aide before the election in November. Kelsey Snell NPR NEWS Washington Senators approved a bill funding the government through December. 11th. This is NPR. And this is K C. R W on Larry Perella is a Wednesday, September 30 of the very good afternoon to you. Here's what's happening in three or four Prosecutors in L. A county have filed attempted murder charges today against a 36 year old man in connection with the ambush shooting of two sheriff's deputies in Compton earlier this month. Deante. Murray was already in custody for two weeks in a separate car jacked in case the deputies were sitting in their vehicle when they were shot. Both survived the attack, but were seriously hurt. That evening, I said. We'll find this man and that can report today We have found our suspect. That is. Sheriff Alex Vienna waver at a press conference announcing the charges. The sheriff's homicide captain can't Wagner said today that surveillance video information for witnesses and Ah gun recovered at the scene of the Carjacking that Murray allegedly committed all played a role in the investigation. It was determined through ballistic comparison that the pistol recovered was the pistol used to shoot the transit services devotees. Additionally, that pistol was conclusively linked through forensic testing to suspect Dante Murray. Wagner said investigators had suspected Marie might have been involved in the Compton shooting when he was arrested for the Carjacking, but it took time to prove it early on Vienna Waves said the two cases were not related. Firefighters in Northern California are battling more than two dozen major wildfires across the state fires have scorched wineries and dozens of homes to case of deja vu for many people evacuated just weeks ago because of other fires. This one. The glass fire has forced the evacuation of nearly 70,000 people, including this man who said it's the third time he's been forced to flee his home in three years. Doesn't get any easier. You think you've got everything and you don't And you never know if you're going to come back to your calls. Are you going to come back to ask Glass fire just 2% contained. It has torn through iconic wineries in Napa Answer. Noma counties and the famed Meta would resort Governor Newsome has declared a state of emergency in those counties and in Shasta County, where fire called Izzat Fire has burned roughly 50,000 acres and his 7% contained. At least four people have been killed in that fire. Daly City Council has decided to relax parking enforcement measures or decided relax parking enforcement measures brought on by the pandemic will end on October 15th..

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And we have with us now, David Folkenflik to talk more about last night's presidential debate. Whether he David to talk about Chris Wallace's performance and what it suggests for future debates. Let's start by acknowledging Wallace is a veteran journalist. He's moderated a presidential debate before he's even interviewed President Trump How did he lose control of the debate last night? Well, I thought he'd lost it Pretty early on. You heard him at one point about 8.5 minutes in, say, you know, And now we'll have open discussion, which you know, you might think. Might Segway the Lincoln Douglas debates, but the Lincoln Douglas debates It was not It, then lead to Ah question At one point, Marquis Wallace a few minutes later asked the president about his plans to replace Obamacare and health care, and Trump essentially interrupted him. Might have been 12 13 times in row. It was very hard for Wallace to finish a sentence. Much less asked the question, And from that point on, it was pretty clear that Trump was going to trample any notion of order any notion of structure any notion of difference to allow his opponent to actually say something before knocking him down? Did Wallace have have just cut President tribes trumps Mike. It wasn't a tool that was available to him on and you know, you want some question whether Wallace or anyone else could have done more, And I think it's possible to have tried to do so with questions. But that wasn't a tool available with Wallace or the producers. Just this afternoon, the commission on presidential debates, which is really a bipartisan Creation of the two parties released a statement kind of acknowledging this. This tsunami of public criticism of the format of ultimately what was presented to the public on DH said that the there would be a new structures put in place and new tools afforded effectively the moderator to ensure that that that this would be a more fluid. In a more constructive event. Now I got to say that people should remember that the two campaigns negotiate with the commission on pretty much every rule from the height of the podium and lecterns to the temperature of the air conditioning in the room. And so the idea that these Khun B sort of an edict can be issued by the commission is just not true. And indeed, after the commission statement, the Trump campaign came out and said, Look, that sounds like it's moving the goal posts and changing the rules mid game. Ah, hardly fair way to proceed will see what kinds of changes the commission is able to wrangle. So if if Wallace used all of the tools he had to control this debate, could anyone really do a better job? Considering the situation? You know a lot of really experience. Inventor and journalists had say, you take a moment and say they're for the grace of God go. I ve Chris Wallace is, as you mentioned the top tough. He's smart. He's a really good interviewer. He's been a good moderator in the past. I think he could have stepped out of his very nonpartisan self on very fair minded self. Ah, and sort of said to the president, Mr President. Why do you feel able to such a, You know, striking degree not to adhere to the rules that you and your campaign agreed to for this very event, And it would have atleast placed that question on the record in front of the million tens of millions of voters who may not have been paying attention, but I think it was a very tough assignment is approved The president's bulldozer. Yeah, with the 20 seconds or so I have with you What value was there in last night's performance? I mean, many people are talking about should there even be others? Well, I think you could look at one of two ways. There was very, very little in the way of substantive policy or any any sense of what a second Trump administration or Excuse me. Ah, second term would do for the voters of America. On the other hand, I think certain truths about the candidates were revealed about their nature, their character and how they wanted to address the American public that for better for worse, we saw loud and clear. NPR's David Folkenflik..

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:47 min | 1 year ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

"For us. Without Ginsberg's reliable liberal vote and her consistent voice for reproductive rights. Rene Lauren Ellis has similar fears about the future of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. Ellis, who's also a lawyer in the D C area, said she's afraid of going back is dire. That Something as fundamental as what I do with my body is up first debate still in 2020 for those opposed to abortion rights, a Supreme Court vacancy just weeks before a presidential election also marks a pivot point for the pro life movement. And the work that we do there. This is the moment that we've been building towards Marjorie Dannenfelser is with the anti abortion rights group, the Susan B. Anthony List, which has spent years working to elect Republican senators and confirm conservative judges and has staunchly supported President Trump and his judicial nominees. Dannenfelser says she and her family happened to be sitting outside the Supreme Court on Friday evening when they heard the news of Ginsberg's passing. It was such a sense of profound meaning. About her that we felt in her passing and also a moment of change that in this place that we're sitting will be the pivot point of change in our country. Planned Parenthood Action Front President Alexis McGill. Johnson agrees that there's a lot at stake the fate of our rights. Freedom's or healthcare, Our bodies our lives. Our country literally depends on what happens over there. Coming. Mom. Abortion rights groups, including Planned Parenthood and Nero, say they'll be working to apply pressure to potentially vulnerable Republican senators facing reelection now or in 2022 toe hold off on naming a replacement for Ginsburg until after the November election. McGill Johnson notes that four years ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell famously refused to hold hearings to consider President Obama's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. At that time, the presidential election was more than eight months away, and McConnell argued it was too close. Now, with the election about six weeks away, McConnell is promising toe work quickly to confirm a trump nominee. I would say that Mitch McConnell keeps making up the rules to suit his desires, and Harris will have maintained power and I think it's you know, in a democracy. It's really important that we I'll play by the same rules. We keep making up rules to be justified. Power grabs and I think that's unacceptable. With so many contentious issues, including the future of abortion rights at stake, those rules will surely be put to the test in the coming weeks. Sarah McCammon. NPR NEWS Washington In Florida. The storied Miami Herald newspaper is known for its investigative reporting, and now the newspaper is turning its attention onto itself. As the newsroom is in crisis. It's dealing with the fallout of the revelation that it had distributed a Spanish language periodical with anti Semitic and other offensive material to subscribers of its Spanish language. Sister Paper Nuevo Herald. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik has been reporting on this and joins us now. Hi Morning, Lou. David, what happened here? So let's set it out. L Nueva Harold, as you said, it's the Spanish language sister paper. The Miami Herald. It's distributed inside, it was tucked in a paid relationship. Ah, very strong Anti Castro publication called Library. It's put out by a Cuban American, was was active politician for years. Also a felon who's investigated by the Miami Herald and They paid since January to have this put in there, that publication had within it a number of columns that were racist that were anti Semitic and one or two examples, and I apologise their offensive. But you know, At one point, a columnist described Michelle Obama's reminded him of a black monster from Dante's Inferno. He described Islamist filth. Oh, and Native Americans is primitive and really was angry about black lives matter, essentially at one point, calling the protesters saying that they should be summarily put to death. The most amazing thing about this was it turned out that this kind of material is appearing in this publication tucked inside El Nuevo Herald in this paid relationship ever since January it had been going on for eight months. Eight months. I mean, that seems like an extraordinary length of time for a newspaper of such sophistication and renowned, how is that allowed to happen? Well. This was called out on Twitter by Billy Corbin. He's a documentary maker and founder of Brand new news aggregation site called Because Miami on it appears to be allowed to happen by the Herald's own account by virtue of the fact that nobody in editorial or management position was reading any of this material before it went to print and was tucked in and as it turns out, after as well. So that you were really having a scenario in which there was no responsibility taken for what they were incorporating, and this was not labeled as an advertisement. This was essentially tucked in readers would not have it was slickly produced, one of the key columnist saying some of the most racist anti Semitic material was himself a former El Nuevo Herald columnist for nine years. Really very little ability for readers to discern that this wasn't editorial content and two complaints. I will say the review by the paper found two complaints were registered and not passed along toe leaders of the paper. Does it say something about the Spanish language press in Florida or just this particular publication? I think it is more telling about speaking Spanish language press in that state. You know, if you think about, particularly in Miami, and Latino culture is so dominated by Cuban Americans down there. The latitude in the Latin American press and in Spanish language press, there is is Much broader for sort of what we would think of this fairly incendiary statements, particularly when it carries conservative or anti communist rhetoric along with it against the Cuban regime. And what does it tell us about the Herald and its place now in the community? Will herald leaders say they're going to do outreach and talk to black and Jewish leaders in particular about what has happened? Make restitution. They've apologized lavishly, but right now they're two things to take away. First The Herald's been cut to the bone. It was just bought out of bankruptcy by an investment firm in it, Maybe they didn't have enough bodies to review And secondly, the Herald itself didn't allow its own executives to be interviewed by its reporters. Who did. I thought a very intelligent job trying to explain to the public what occurred and I think there's been a lack of transparency in that regard that the community may feel and that's certainly the journalists I've talked to within the Herald say they note very strongly. That's NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik. Thanks so much, you bet. Today we learn about what remote learning is like for some of the most vulnerable Children. Those who are homeless all this school year we've been hearing from students, families and educators about the pandemics effect on education. It's part of our Siri's learning curve. NPR education correspondent Corey Turner joins us now. Welcome. Thanks, Lou..

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"Went into some of the affluent white neighbor Western organizer said it was to wake up their white allies encouraged them to join the cause. Then the march headed downtown to the public safety building, where police headquarters Protesters couldn't even get within a couple blocks block on side of the river. I'm pushing pepper bullets across the country in Portland, Oregon. Police declared an unlawful assembly last night and made several arrests when the city's 1/100 night of racial justice protests was marred by vandalism and violence. President Trump says he's reversing a Pentagon decision to shut down the Stars and Stripes newspaper NPR's David Folkenflik reports trumps moved to save. The famed military publication comes just after an Atlantic magazine article alleged. The president made demeaning remarks about US war veterans, Stars and Stripes was founded in the first year of the Civil War, part of the Defense Department with independence to determine its own news coverage. At times, the reporting has proved inconvenient to the Trump administration, as it has for Trump's predecessors, Stars and Stripes faced a major budget cut earlier this year, though some lawmakers moved to restore funds. A piece in USA today disclosed that the Pentagon was acting to shut the paper down by the end of the month. Then came the Atlantic's piece, which quoted unnamed officials saying Trump denigrated war dead didn't want to see veterans who've lost limbs and combat participate in parades. Associated Press The Washington Post in Fox News all quickly matched the story, and Trump emerged hours later, denying those claims. The praising stars and stripes to the skies. David Folkenflik NPR news Stocks tumbled this week. NPR's gyms are Oli reports. It was their worst since June. The visit will take place on The market lost ground on Thursday and Friday. All of the major indexes were lower. The S and P 500, which had been climbing for five straight weeks, fell 2.3%. And the NASDAQ composite index was down more than 3.2%. Much of the decline could be traced to a sudden reversal in the same technology stocks that have been driving the market higher For months. Apple was down nearly 10% for the week and Tesla fellas Muchas 22% before regaining some ground on Friday. A report in the financial times this week, said much of the surgeon the market in August may have been driven by heavy options trading by the Japanese conglomerate Softbank. This is NPR. And this is WNBC in New York. I'm David First. The city's Department of Education was supposed to provide schools with reports on whether they're ventilation systems were up to par by yesterday. Economists. David Cruz says several schools haven't received the reports. This is left principals, teachers and chapter leaders with the United Federation of Teachers in the dark over whether their school is cleared for re entry this upcoming Tuesday. That's when teachers are expected to report to their schools to prepare for in person learning, which starts later this month. The mayor's office says the report on the completed school inspections will be released next week..

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"From NPR news. I'm David Folkenflik. As college is prepared to reopen. Many are leaving the decision to students that is whether they feel safe enough to return to campus despite the pandemic. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of those institutions and some faculty are objecting. On Friday, dozens of tenured professors published a letter in the Charlotte Observer advising students to stay away if they can. They wrote quote. We want to be in the classroom teaching you, however, we cannot in good conscience perform that role on campus this semester. Michael Palm is a professor of communications at UNC who signed the letter. Professor poem. Welcome. Thank you. So, Professor Pom. Why can't you in good conscience perform that role? It seems at this point to be common sense that it is unsafe to bring Thousands of people from across the state that's been declared a hot spot as well as across the country to convene on a college campus and We felt desperate and appealed to students directly to try toe mitigate the worst effects of the pandemic. So what are you hearing from students in response, either individually or online? Nearly everyone that I've been in contact with is frightened, dumbfounded, frankly. And increasingly angry at the way that the UNC Chapel Hill administration has gone about re opening, and I think the much of the Frustration has come from a lack of transparency and a lack of involvement of the various constituencies who are going to be directly affected by The return of thousands of students to campus starting tomorrow. What is the university's leadership say in response to such such objections? Well, nothing publicly. There's been no direct acknowledgment of any of these attempts to dialogue with them or to get them to acknowledge. This broad consensus among the various constituencies on campus faculty, graduate students, staff and campus workers. And the open letter from faculty to students is the culmination of a summer's worth of attempts to appeal to administrators in Chapel Hill and administrators of the statewide system and the appeal to students was in large part, seeing as Not necessarily wanting to convey the will of the faculty overall, but to make sure that they're getting this message from faculty because they don't seem to be getting A full or complete account of the situation in the messaging from Thie administration, which seems to be overly rosy, overly optimistic on the one hand while at the same time Essentially setting the students up for blame when an outbreak happens. And for those of you who view this is a matter of public health and his matter of conscience. What's next? Everything is on the table in terms of strategies and tactics to try to Do the on ly humane and ethical thing in this situation, which is to go to a default remote course of instruction for the fall. We understand that some students are going to find themselves in situations where Being on campus is the less dangerous alternative and part of what we want to do is make the campus as safe as possible for those students who don't have somewhere else to shelter as safely as most of the students and faculty do. That was Michael, Palm Communications professor at UNC Chapel Hill. We asked the U. N c board of governors for comment..

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"I'm David Folkenflik. A pair of recent events have put journalists covering protests at the centre of Investigations by law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security. First in Seattle journalist from the Seattle Times and for local TV stations went to court to prevent the city's police department from viewing their unpublished photos and videos. Police say they want to see the material in order to identify people who set squad cars on fire and stole two police weapons in a May protest that turned chaotic. The Police Department subpoena and a judge's decision that the material must be turned over has drawn widespread criticism from media advocate groups who call it a violation of press freedoms. It was also revealed last week that the Department of Homeland Security had been compiling intelligence dossiers on journalists writing about protests in Portland, The Washington Post reported on these VHS intelligence reports, which were focused on two journalists who tweeted out leaked documents from the agency. Once more raising concerns about challenges to press freedoms. I'm joined now by one of the journalist named in those homeland security intelligence reports the editor in chief of the law Fair Blawg. Benjamin witness, Benjamin. Welcome. Thank you. And I'm also joined by Michelle Matassa Flores. She's executive editor of the Seattle Times. Welcome to you, Michelle. Thank you, Michelle Flores. I'm going to start with you. You've written that your objection to the Seattle Police department. Reviewing the 90 minutes of video footage they seek is twofold. You said your objections based on a philosophical foundation and also in protecting the physical safety of journalists. What you mean by that? Well, first of all, David, this subpoenaed by the Seattle police Department, it does in danger. The independence of the media were out there covering these protests Right now. This just happens to be the story of the day. But we're out independently covering organizations, public officials and private businesses every day. And we need to remain independent from those we cover and the subpoena can make it appear that we're an arm of law enforcement. So extending from that are journalists right now who are out there covering the protest, particularly photojournalist there very easily identifiable, and protesters who don't want to be photographed are resistant our people being on the scene and we've had photographers and videographers chased rocks thrown at their heads. They've been punched. Right now, The best we can do is tell those people that we are independent of law enforcement, contrary to their fears were not there trying to get them in trouble. The subpoena puts our people at risk on the street and I would add 1/3 element to our concerns. Which is that you know, there's a perception among some across the country and in the White House that the media are the enemy of the people instead of being the protector of the public and a proxy for the public. We are there to report the facts and to document current events and to record history. I want to turn now to the level of federal authorities. Benjamin, which I should mention the acting secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf on Friday after the Washington Post story ordered that the intelligence shop at D Chess stopped collecting information on journalists. Said he was announcing investigation figure out what was happening and then reassigned the acting chief of the intelligence shop. So I want to be clear for listeners the story still developing yet you obtained the D. H s reports in which your name your activities are mentioned what was in them? Well, it's kind of odd, but what was in them was my tweets. My Twitter feed goes out to you about 400,000 people. And so it's hardly of private document. But DHHS seems to have prepared on intelligence report about each of two tweets that showed images of internal DHHS intelligence and analysis. Memoranda and emails and in each case, the intelligence and analysis unit, which is called a filed an intelligence report. Summarising the tweed and with an image of the tweet and authorized the dissemination of that to state and local law enforcement, as well as too far and intelligence partners. Details not only permitted but expected to collect and share information and intelligence about homeland security threats. What do you find so troubling about these reports? Involving the government's review of your tweets, which are obviously publicly posted. My problem honestly is not with the fact that my tweet was shared. That is to be expected, and it's perfectly reasonable. It's the fact that they were shared in the form of intelligence work product. And my concern about that is not on my own behalf. It's actually on the behalf of protesters, because if it's OK to do what they did to me, which is to take purely First Amendment protected activity I journalism And make it the basis for public record intelligence collection. I don't see why it's not okay to collect on people simply because they are engaged in protests, which is also a first Amendment protected activity. Same thing really. And so I'm concerned that if what they did with me is okay. It's actually the tip of a much larger iceberg. I want to turn down back to Seattle, Michelle Flores in Seattle. A spokesperson for the Police department tells NPR that in typical cases when police seek evidence they obtained a search warrant, but that in rare cases where evidence is held by the media state law requires evidence be gathered by way of a subpoena. They argue. They followed the exact process described by state law for this kind of situation. They did take the first step that's required, but under our shield law, they have to meet a four part test to get the material. Now. The judge in this case ruled that they did meet the four parts of this test across the threshold. We disagree. Those requirements are that the material is highly relevant and material. But it's critical and necessary to the investigation that there's a compelling public interest and that the police have exhausted all other measures to solve their case. We are arguing that they did not exhaust all those measures, and one or two of the other elements are arguable also, so we will be appealing the case. And lastly, I wanted to ask each of you in turn, perhaps starting with you, Michelle Matassa Flores. Do you see any through line between what you've experienced in recent days in these two episodes? Is there anything that Ties together. The experiences journalists are going through. Yes, absolutely. You know, I think we're at a critical point in history right now, when you look at the role of the media Found what our protections are. You know, this industry was protected in the Constitution that was written into the Constitution for a reason. Our role is fundamental to democracy. It sounds kind of schlocky, but it's true. And I think whether it's a city law enforcement agency going after unpublished material or a federal government building dossiers on journalists. Yes, these things are definitely all connected. Benjamin witness. What would you say? I would say the through line is that the federal government and for that matter, a CZ, Michelle points out. The state governments are having trouble deciding who journalists are. And so in one situation, there's a confusion about whether the journalists are the arm of the state. And in the other situation, there's a confusion about whether the journalists or the arm of the protesters, and I think what Michelle is eloquently. Said, is which she's neither and I would feel the same way and I don't want to be collected by the government, and I also don't want to be grouped in with the protesters for purposes of surveillance. Benjamin witnesses. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and editor in chief of the Blogged Lawfare. He was one of the journalist named in intelligence dossiers that were compiled and then disavowed by the US Department of Homeland Security. We've also heard from Michelle Matassa Flores, She's executive editor of The Seattle Times. The paper has been in court along with four local TV stations, fighting a subpoena from the Seattle Police Department for access to unpublished photos and videos. Thank you both for joining me. Thank you, David..

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James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences

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James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences

"Murdoch Murdoch has resigned from the board of directors of News Corps, the publishing arm of his family's media empire. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports. It's very public evidence of the rupture within the Murdoch Family News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and major papers in the UK in Australia. It's sister company, Fox Court on Fox News. It was all built by Rupert Murdoch, who pitted his two sons, Lachlan and James, against each other to succeed him. Lachlan, who's more conservative, prevailed in resigning, James sighted unspecified editorial choices by the company. He earlier criticized the Murdochs Australian papers for discounting the role climate change is played in deadly wildfires there. More recently, The Journal's opinion section sparked objections in its own newsroom over claims about the pandemic and black lives. Matters protests. While Fox News is technically separate. Some of its recent segments have been widely denounced his racist even by some Fox news staffers and its provided strong support for President Trump.

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Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit

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Former Fox News host Ed Henry accused of rape in lawsuit

"Culture of sexual harassment at the Fox News Channel. The case implicates some of the networks. Major stars. NPR's David Folkenflik reports that Fox rejects the allegations. Except for those against recently fired host at Henry. The most grave accusations were made by former Fox Business Network producer Jennifer Eckhart. She says that Henry repeatedly sent her graphic texts and images. Promising to propel her career and that she initially yielded to his advances. She also alleges that on other occasions, Henry sexually assaulted and raped her. Fox terminated her last month. This month, Fox News fired Henry, citing willful sexual misconduct in the workplace. Henry's lawyer says the two had a provably consensual relationship. Fox contributor, Kathy Aru alleges she was propositioned by Henry and separately by Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz. Fox has a thorough review by an outside law firm found Arosa allegations quote false, patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit except those against Henry, whom the network noted it fired. David Folkenflik,

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"Know, an instinct when you're looking at an animal. So like, you know, get the animal down or tryto subdue them, and I don't really feel that That this victim was looked at as a human police say the man was admitted to the hospital and was later released. The incident is under investigation. The department's recently unveiled use of force policy states use of necklace traits is prohibited. For NPR news. I'm telling Pratt in Allentown President Trump is criticizing a privately built Border wall project in South Texas. NPR's Jill Rose reports the stretch of wall near the Rio Grande shows signs of erosion. A few months after being built, President Trump took to Twitter to complain that the privately built border wall was quote on Ly done to make me look bad. Even though the wall was built after a month's long campaign by the president's supporters, a group calling itself we build the wall raised more than $25 million after Congress refused to fund trumps demands for a border wall. The three mile section stands much closer to the Rio Grande than the government ordinarily places border barriers. Propublica and the Texas Tribune reported this week that erosion of the river Bank is threatening the wall's integrity. It was built by Fisher Industries, which has since one a border wall contract from the federal government worth more than a $1,000,000,000. Melrose NPR news and you are listening to NPR names from Culver City, California. Multiple media reports, including stories by The Washington Post, CNN, ESPN say the owner of Washington's NFL team will soon announce that it will retire its nickname Redskins. This. After one of the teams major sponsors, FedEx joined a chorus of groups calling for change following nationwide protest after the police feeling of George Floyd in Minnesota. The McClatchy newspaper chain has approved the bid of a hedge fund company to buy it at a bankruptcy auction. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports Chatham Asset Management owned a lot of the companies Deads. McClatchy owns major regional papers in Charlotte, Sacramento, Rally in Miami among other major cities. Chatham Asset Management already has two significant media properties won a major Canadian newspaper company. The other is the National Enquirer, which got dicey as the tabloid became entangled in payments to keep President Trump's extramarital affair Secret. Chatham is based in New Jersey, and plays hardball. So it is one of the other believed bitters Alden Global Capital, another investment fund that owns nearly 200 newspapers, and has a reputation for slashing budgets beyond its peers for even greater profits. McClatchy says the Chatham deal allows it to emerge as a single company serving 30 communities. The big goes before a judge for review later this month. David Folkenflik NPR news despite a fresh Corona virus outbreak in Hong Kong, Government and anti government morning about possible violations of the new security law. More than half a 1,000,000 voters cast ballots this weekend in an unofficial primary election by the city's pro democracy movement organizer's Imed Wallace like Hotel NPR news..

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Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

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Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

"A top writer at the Fox News Channel, has resigned after it was revealed that he had written a Siri's of racist and sexist post under a pseudonym. NPR's David Folkenflik reports, Blake Neth wrote for a primetime show hosted by Tucker Carlson. The writer Blake Neff posted about blacks, Asian Americans and women for years, suggesting whites needed to defend themselves against a society increasingly defined by people of color. Among the ways CNN identified him a selfie Neff posted online showed him in the reflection of a window taking the picture. Fox confirmed Neff's resignation but would not comment. Carlson has repeatedly been condemned for flirting with racism and sexism, or according to critics even embodying them. Most recently, Carlson question the patriotism of Senator Tammy Duckworth's a double amputee from her U. S Army days when Iraqi insurgents blasted the helicopter. She was flying out of the sky, she's of Thai descent. Crossing did not come in about Neff. But in a segment Friday night, he complained of an online mob, especially, he said CNN. David Folkenflik. NPR

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Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

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Tucker Carlson writer resigns after racist posts revealed

"The top writer for Fox News star Tucker Carlson's Primetime Show, has resigned after CNN revealed he'd written a Siri's of racist and sexist posts under a pseudonym. NPR's David Folkenflik reports. The incident brings fresh scrutiny to Carlson over his commentaries. The writer Blake never posted about blacks, Asian Americans and women for years, suggesting whites needed to defend themselves against a society increasingly defined by people of color. Among the way CNN identified him a selfie Neff posted online showed him in the reflection of a window taking the picture. Fox confirmed Neff's resignation but would not comment. Carlson has repeatedly been condemned for flirting with racism and sexism, or according to critics even embodying them. Most recently, Carlson question the patriotism of Senator Tammy Duckworth's a double amputee from her U. S Army days when Iraqi insurgents blasted the helicopter. She was flying out of the sky. Issues of Thai descent. Crossing did not come in about Neff. But in a segment Friday night, he complained of an online mob, especially, he said, CNN. David Folkenflik. NPR NEWS

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"Said but the anger is righteous about humans because they look suspicious or because questionable warm even over twenty god's heart is and so should be all of ours faith leaders said Sunday they'd like to see changes in state voting and policing policies starting with a civilian review board and Sunday voting for NPR news I'm ceramic Christmas in Boston James Bennett the New York times editorial page editor resigned today had been criticized by the paper's staff for using an opinion piece written by Arkansas senator Tom cotton who called for the use of military troops to quell an unrest during protest NPR's David Folkenflik has more the argument was made by times journalists that this was in a sense beyond the pale that this was a seemingly advocacy of an extra legal application of order at the risk of people's rights I think something like eight hundred times journalists ultimately signed a letter of protest some try to organize a bit of a sick out this was real in a sense rebellion within the newsroom ranks NPR's David Folkenflik this is NPR news former secretary of state Colin Powell endorsed democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden today telling CNN that president trump has drifted away from the constitution poses a danger to American democracy and lies all the time on Twitter president trump called Powell a real staff in England protesters tore down the statue of a seventeenth century slave trader today NPR's Frank Langfitt has more as in the United States the death of George Floyd is xcelerated politics here in Britain riding the momentum of global demonstrations black lives matter protesters twist every post has and then moving into the water was captured on cellphone.

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"And David Greene across the country people are staging protests against shutdown orders now these protests have been relatively small but the protesters have been drawing inspiration from many places and that includes fox news as NPR's David Folkenflik reports this is fueling a fresh wave of criticism of the network so much so the fox news's president privately tried to rein in his stars on Monday there are few major media outlets more devoted to the fortunes of president trump and fox news as trump has blasted governor sitting down restrictive policies to combat the pandemic so his fox they want to keep us locked in our homes they want to keep us away from churches and synagogues they want to make sure we don't go back to work and there's fox host Jeanine Pirro a trump ally adviser in fan slamming governors mostly Democrats at that and egging on the people protesting against them they don't get it the American spirit is too strong and Americans are not going to take it public health officials say the corona virus can easily be spread by people packed together like say a protest fox hosts like Sean Hannity Tucker Carlson and others have cheered the protests usually from the safety of their own home studios you have done so without explicitly noting the risks involved take fox and friends is Brian Kilmeade announcing future spots with the precision of a train conductor guests were also protesting the protesting in Kentucky Ohio North Carolina and Virginia and as more more states go online and get their rights back that is going to fuel I believe other states to go wait a second this is getting ridiculous so what fox does is it takes this very small phenomenon and it not only amplifies it gives it a particular political meaning Nicole hammers a Columbia University scholar who studies conservative media she says the protests are about a lot of things including gun and property rights issues but on fox their way to channel support for president under siege it lets people know that they are our upcoming rallies much like we saw back in the day of the tea party as a way of not just throwing light on what's happening ample flying at these protests but also encouraging them as well the liberal watchdog group media matters found fox spent six hours covering the protests over the past week despite drawing relatively small crowds other researchers say what fox does on the air has consequences the media can have significant effects on behavior Harvard graduate student Akash Rao is a part of a team of academics studying how messages in the media affect public health outcomes they're scrutinizing fox news's primetime closely these days and how that might influence viewers you know when people are missing for the shows if they hear suggestions from the anchors then you know they'll take their suggestions into account whether the suggestions are about hand washing or social distancing or your attending public gatherings fox's gotten pushback publicly from critics but it's also stirred some internal friction on Monday fox news president Jay Wallace sent around a memo directing journalists to remind the public on the air that for those who do protest social distancing is a must that's according to someone with direct knowledge shortly after fox host Harris Faulkner interrupted fox news contributor Mike Huckabee's soaring tribute to the protesters well I think the key is understanding that they're not protesting social distancing they're not protesting wearing masks are not protesting taking good care and washing hands and doing those things what they're protesting and forget okay so few demonstrators were shown on screen at that very moment clustered together in bunches mostly without masks even so later that night fox news primetime star Laura Ingraham saying the protesters prices once more landing right back where she and fox had started David Folkenflik NPR news this is NPR news here's Joe with a look at interstate six eighty in Pleasanton southbound.

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Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife

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Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife

"Mike Bloomberg's presidential bid led to tough scrutiny particularly about his company's frequent reliance on nondisclosure agreements for employees. One of the people under a nondisclosure agreement is a former employee who years ago worked on an investigative story about Chinese leaders. Bloomberg News killed that story. It also tried to silence his spouse. Npr's David Folkenflik reveals. What happened at debate? Elizabeth Warren Challenge Bloomberg. What about complaints about him Mr Mayor? Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. Bloomberg tried to move past it. We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. Finish Bloomberg's blase response outrage the writer late. Hong fincher full disclosure award supporter finger points to the widespread use of such as by the company. Bloomberg founded the company uses them to handle complaints of sexual harassment and hostile work environment. According to reports ventures complaint is not that. I don't know exactly what happened to those women but I do know how incredibly terrifying it is to be threatened and bullied into signing a nondisclosure agreement in two thousand thirteen ventures husband. Michael Forsyth was a reporter for Bloomberg News in Beijing Bloomberg had already published his team's investigation into the wealth of the families of Communist Party leaders. The Chinese Ambassador had warned the company against publishing death threats followed venture and forsyth moved to Hong Kong yet. The team kept reporting. He continued to do an investigation and it was that story. This story on longed in China's honest man and his ties to senior Chinese Communist leaders including Jinping Z. Had just become president of China and I saw these emails from the editors praising it meaning the reporting saying that. Yeah it's it's. We're really excited about this. We can't wait to move it forward. Three former Bloomberg journalists verified this account after that however radio silence. The story never ran Serrao Mike. Her husband Mike and some of the other reporters. And Editors who had been working on this story. Just we're asking for answers about why. Why was this story killed the famously intense founding editor in chief of Bloomberg News finally weighed in? That's Matthew Winkler back then. To Editors told me the story needed work. That's not the reason we are cited for killing it. It is for sure going to invite the Communist Party to completely shut us down. Take us out of the country so I just don't see that a story that is just divide. This recording winkler on in October twenty thirteen conference call weekly praised the team but warned about covering the Chinese regime which he called it everywhere and who they are and we should have no illusions that the Chinese authorities had search Bloomberg's bureaus delayed visas for reporters and ordered state owned companies not to sign new leases for Bloomberg terminals the terminals offer subscribers specialized financial data and are the most important source of the company's profits and China was seen as a growing market and a strategic priority again. Matthew Winkler is the information they do have away that enables car to report but not Elsa Prophet Bloomberg News N Winkler. Who's retired as editor in chief declined to comment in two thousand thirteen? Mike Bloomberg was mayor of New York City and denied Bloomberg News Killed The China Story. Two months later back at the company he founded asked about the China controversy again. Mike Bloomberg said it was arrogant to impose American values on others if a country gives you a license to do something off with certain restrictions. You have two choices either. Accept the license and do it that way. Well you don't do business there. Npr also obtained audio of these remarks. Mike Bloomberg to his global newsroom Bloomberg said the newsroom should be proud of its China coverage then said all organizations have bad apples. Some staffers thought that was aimed at the China. Investigative team. Bloomberg News fired Mike Foresight. He was accused of leaking news of the killed project other outlets. He landed at the New York Times and would not comment for the story. He signed a nondisclosure agreement with Bloomberg LP lawyers for Bloomberg's company pressured someone else to sign one foresights wife later Hong fincher. The company's lawyers threatened to force her to pay a six figure sum if she didn't agree to keep silent about her husband's work. Here's venture. There was no reason why I should have to sign a nondisclosure agreement. Because I didn't possess any damaging material about the company venture recalls being summoned to the high rise offices of Bloomberg's Hong Kong lawyers. Her husband was there too. And then this lawyer from New York on that. I mean giant image of his face on the video screens said but what about all the evidence? That's in her head venture says. She walked out of the conference room and left the building. They assumed that because I was the wife of their employees. I was the wife I was just an appendage of their employees I was not a human being ventures former CNBC correspondent who was finishing up PhD. She bristled and hired top-flight lawyers and finally the company let it go now. Mike Bloomberg has returned to his company. Wants more but venture isn't letting her question go. What else in his newsroom she asks is hidden by those nondisclosure agreements.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This hour in which he will discuss how the United States is responding to the corona virus threat I'm Jamie Floyd this is All Things Considered on W. NYC in election news democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pulling up relatively well in Texas what is the best in the nation needs Joe Biden so the nation needs us to but don't find an office Texas has two hundred twenty eight delegates sent a win there is he in the race for the White House so we'll head to Texas this hour and Disney has announced that Bob Eiger will no longer be CEO so what does that mean for the massive entertainment company especially as it competes with digital rivals David Folkenflik has the answer after news headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer for the first time the number of new coronavirus cases found outside of China exceeds those found within the country new stats coming from the World Health Organization we are sipping Wong reports in the past day the number of new coronavirus cases reported in China is four hundred twelve outside of China there were four hundred fifty nine new cases and the disease has spread to Austria Switzerland Croatia and Algeria the virus is spread to at least thirty seven countries and second almost three thousand people outside of China cases of surge this past week in Italy Iran and South Korea still most of the eighty one thousand coronavirus cases to date have been found in China at a briefing the World Health Organization urged every country to be prepared to find entry coronavirus patience and to work to contain the disease ping pong NPR news president trump meanwhile the scans of a briefing on the corona virus at this hour at the White House congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina remembered his wife as he officially endorsed democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden miss Emily she was known passed away in September South Carolina public radio's Victoria Hansen tells us how she played a role in the decision with Joe Biden by side the house majority whip recalled how there was no one his wife lived more as a leader then the former vice president congressman Clyburn says this March would have marked sixty years since he and his wife first met he'll never forget the day because they met in jail both were arrested protesting segregation Clyburn said he wasn't scared than sitting behind bars but is fearful now for the future of the nation this country is that in the flexion point it is time for us to restore this country's dignity the congressman says he's endorsing Biden because America doesn't need to be made great again it needs to be a sensible and affordable for all for NPR news I'm Victoria Hanson in Charleston a shooting involving fatalities in Milwaukee today according to that city's mayor Tom Barrett Barrett speaking a short time ago the Molson Coors brewing company there was a horrifically shooting that has occurred.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Comes amid accusations of financial misconduct by the group's leadership that word ms -ation exists to make himself rich a handful of people filthy rich and it's all starting to come to light more after these news headlines live from n._p._r. news in culver city california into wayne brown tonight ten democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in miami for the party's first set of primary debates it's a chance for voters to get familiar with the candidates and decide who's most appealing and likely to beat president trump n._p._r.'s domenico montanaro offers some insight of course trump is the elephant in the room so to speak i mean he is the person who everyone is running against at this point you know let me a lot of these democrats yes they differ at the margins on policy but they all wanna go in one direction and when we talked to voters out there they tell us that the most important thing for them is beating president trump and they're gonna be sizing up these democrats to see who they think can have the best shot at doing that next fall then p._r.'s dominica montinaro among the more familiar names debating tonight senators elizabeth warren cory booker amy klobuchar and new york mayor bill de blasio acting u._s. defense secretary mark asper is on his first overseas trip meeting nato counterparts in brussels as teri schultz tells us he's making clear to european allies there will be no change in the trump administration's treatment of the alliance esber former army secretary says he's no stranger to nato having taken part in nato exercises admissions during his military career as first priorities will be familiar to first and foremost united states will be more equitable and increase bird cherry by all of our allies the helmet at time when u._s. disputes with other countries are also affecting the alliance nato member turkey's purchase of a russian missile defense system prompted washington to block anchors acquisition of f thirty five's the u._s. iran standoff has allies worried about escalation and no one sure what will happen after august second when the u._s. russian intermediate range nuclear forces treaty is expected to be declared dead due to kremlin noncompliance for n._p._r. news i'm teri schultz at nato headquarters you're listening To NPR news. a fixture of chicago t._v. news russ ewing is dead at ninety five as n._p._r.'s david folkenflik reports is voice held so much sway more than one hundred criminal suspects turn themselves into him over the course of his career russ ewing was born on chicago's south side and worked as a jazz pianist of firefighter and a piano salesman he then joined the city's n._b._c. station as a courier and became a reporter in nineteen sixty seven ewing self-described streetwise reporting often involved a starring role more than one hundred people wanted by police surrendered him peacefully over the years as in this incident from nine hundred seventy six involving armed men with captives To kill everybody up there. And they. This touch ending. Let them come out one time. suspects new if the appeared on camera i could show off new bruises they received in police custody even social kaga police grew to appreciate wings role david folkenflik n._p._r. news president trump says he's under little pressure to sign a trade deal with china's president when they meet this week on the sidelines at the g. twenty summit trump says he's prepared to impose steeper tariffs on chinese imports on top of the fifty billion he's already taxed to countries are fighting over the administration's allegations that beijing steals technology and courses foreign companies into handing over their trade secrets stocks finished mixed on wall street today this is n._p._r. you're listening to all things considered a ninety point three k as.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:47 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

"Media, correspondent David Folkenflik David. Explain what it means that the buyer sees more value in the brand of Sports Illustrated than the magazine itself. Such a good question. Thank brands group represents a lot of big names. Some in sport like doctor, J, Julius Erving Shaquille O'Neal, a lot of icons of culture that have passed Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Presley and some other sporting figures in brands in, in culture, juicy couture fashion the like, and they see it. It's, it's, it's incoherent. But it's broad, let's put it that way. They. You see the ability to do things they think in live events in conferences, perhaps in gambling. Casinos could be branded with or certain kinds of lotteries could be branded with Sports Illustrated gaming presumably, video games in the like they think that this is a franchise that has a strong name, even if publication of Sports Illustrated is down from its heyday, you know, you think of such an important publication the journalism of Frank Deford of Gary Smith of the photography of Neil life for another so many impressive works over the years. That's not what these guys are about these guys want to on that intellectual property. Maybe sell it maybe find ways to wrap new products around with that name around new products. What do you think in your view does Sports Illustrated, have the cash a of like an Elvis, Presley Marilyn Monroe, a juicy couture? I just don't know. I think it's I think I think you could find certain kinds of audiences that were very activated by say, oh, that's spoke to my childhood, particularly particularly men. I gotta say, but not only men. Who said that was important part of my growing up. That's how I looked at the world and at issues around the world and how I connect both emotionally and intellectually society around me. I as a young man, and as a young person, they're banking on that. And we've got to see what that play works. And this is a magazine still has a couple several million subscribers. Is it really being assigned no value in this transaction? Well, it certainly not what they're buying it for what they're doing is they're leasing back the ability to operate on the magazine. It's been promised at least two years to its current owners that's up. That's Meredith corporation, a major magazine publisher that bought Sports Illustrated, along with a slew of other titles, back in early twenty eighteen but Meredith focuses mainly on titles that they think of appealing to female readers Sports Illustrated wasn't part of it time magazine, they sold the Mark Benny off. They sold fortune to tie entrepreneur, and they killed the print edition of money magazine this is part of that slamming down. And let's not forget, of course, the publishing industry has taken a lot of, you know. Sock to the chin Meredith says Sports Illustrated is still profitable. But that probably hinges on a couple of major franchises, like sportsman sportswoman of the year, and particularly the swim suit edition, the swimsuit edition. So is a safe to say that for the next couple years, the magazine will stick around. And after that, we just don't know. I think that there's a two year bet on the life of this magazine. And there are people saying, this will infuse new life and the fact that their new ventures will help heighten awareness of it, and I think there are people are saying that this is in some ways almost like a Viking burial that it's being put on a pyre up set on flame for few years, and cast out into the sea, we're going to have to see how this plays out, but I wouldn't bet a lot of money on the profitability of the print business. We'll see what happens in digital as well. That's NPR media correspondent, David Folkenflik. Thanks, david. You bet. You're listening to all things considered for NPR news. Onto the point conclusive evidence of appending disaster is all around us. But under because news media think real coverage of climate change means losing revenue, we.

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CBS News announces anchor changes at "CBS This Morning," "CBS Evening News"

Morning Edition

03:50 min | 3 years ago

CBS News announces anchor changes at "CBS This Morning," "CBS Evening News"

"Morning. There is a shakeup underway at CBS news this morning. The network announced major changes to its flagship shows this Gayle king on CBS this morning. We are announcing some major changes today moving forward working to get even better at what we do. Those major changes come amid ratings concerns for CBS this morning and also for the CBS evening news. And also after a series of harassment revelations rocked this network in recent years joining us now with more NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik morning. David. Hey, do to what is happening CBS. And why why is it happening now? So let's first talk about what's happening. You're going to see Nora O'Donnell, leave CBS this morning. It's that's their their morning news show, and she's going to become the anchor of CBS evening news. You know, the newscast once host by Dan rather on kites storage show. She's replacing Jeff glor- who's been there less. Than eighteen months. You're going to see a little bit of rotating chairs happening on the morning show. She is doing that John Dickerson's going to leave the morning show and the coin correspondent for a sixty minutes. And you're going to see the remaining this show built around. Gayle king who's been there who's really a sword in recent years, but particularly even in the last year landing a bunch of news making interviews, including a memorable one with our Kelly's been accused of so many crimes memorable interview to say the least. Yeah, really intense and really brilliantly handled by king, and she'll be joined by Anthony Mason longtime Saturday morning show host. He's been a longtime evening news anchor Fillon at a correspondent for the network. Anthony Mason, we'll also be joined by a twenty dokoupil a correspondent for for the network, and those those figures will be rotating in and around these these major programs, and what about the timing is is there something. Significant that CBS is going through all the shuffling at this moment. What does it tell us will even seeing a lot of coverage in a lot of rumors and speculation about what was going to happen? CBS had won some audience and also gotten a lot of morale boost by pursuing harder news edge for its morning show and for the evening news, and yet ratings had sagged in recent years, Jeff chlorine, some ways was expected to be the solution. He replaced got Pelley after Kelly's ratings after initial boost had had declined and there've been some tension between Pelley, the former anchor and former CBS news president David Rhodes glare was supposed to solve onto this under under roads and had not done. So and there've been a question of what's going to happen to pairing of John Dickerson, quite brilliant. Former moderator of face the nation had not had the same level of success as the morning show. It had under Charlie rose. And so they said something's going to happen. Too risky was named at the beginning of the year to shake things up in the shakeup was hers. So is. Is it just about ratings or how much of this has to do with the the sexual harassment scandals that we've seen this network through? Well, you seen a network. The network rocked by sexual harassment scandal from the top les Moonves, the chairman of CBS the entire parent network Inc. As well as Jeff Fager, the former chairman of CBS news in the longtime executive producer, sixty minutes, which is far and away in some ways, the most important show, certainly money maker for CBS CBS evening news CBS this morning. Have sort of been perennial third rated shows Charlie Rose's departure from CBS this morning in late twenty seven teen really rocked the chemistry and rock the stability of CBS news, but they had hoped to Dickerson could stabilize that. This sentence is the latest domino to fall from that. They want to stabilize the show want to stabilize the network insurance scheme particularly wants to show it's hers, and she's going to find a path forward for CBS. All right. Big changes today at

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'National Enquirer' And American Media's Other Tabloids Are For Sale

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:13 min | 3 years ago

'National Enquirer' And American Media's Other Tabloids Are For Sale

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the almond board of California working with almond farmers to improve water management practices. Learn more about the almond communities efforts to reduce the amount of water. It takes to grow each pound of almonds at almondsustainability dot org. The National Enquirer, you know. It's usually on sale at grocery store checkout stands with its sensational headlines. You might have read some as you've been waiting in line. Will it is now up for sale its parent company. American media Inc. Says it intends to sell several of its tabloids including the Enquirer and this comes after some controversial years for one thing. AM I reportedly tried to help President Trump's campaign by buying and suppressing a story from a former playboy model who claims she had an affair with Trump in February Jeff Bezos, the owner of the Washington Post and CEO of Amazon accused the Enquirer of extortion and blackmail, and now comes this potential sale. Let's talk to NPR's David Folkenflik about it. Hey, david. Hey, david. So there was Karen McDougal former playboy model. There was Jeff Bezos in his accusation. Some I mean, I just remind us about all these controversies the magazine is faced we'll think back to what we now know about the two thousand sixteen race. Karen McDougal had claimed to have a significant relationship. Extra marital affair with the president and were subsequently introduced the phrase catch and kill the the inquirer facilitated one hundred and fifty thousand dollar payout. Two McDougal extensively to paired right column for a sister publication men's journal actually to ensure that store never saw the light of day during the election season separately, Jeff Bezos in January took to medium posted a platform. And basically said, hey, by the way, not only have I been having an extramarital affair with my girlfriend, but the inquirer is all over it. And Furthermore, I became aware that they're all over it. And they have been trying to blackmail me and extort me into issuing a statement saying that no way was this politically motivated because of their ties to President Trump, and they were threatening to publish very intimate. Photographs of me. I'm not. Gonna stand for it. Here's what I have to say. I mean, and it's worth just pausing and reflecting it at at Trump's ties to all of this. I mean, he's close to to the guy runs the magazine right Detroit. This is not in any way, an accident. David pecker, the determine the controlling executive at American media Inc. The parent company has long had ties with Donald Trump. They consider each other friends and Trump grew up in the sort of more. Hey and morass of tabloid news here in New York City doing business with Murdoch's New York Post doing business with the National Enquirer ensuring favorable coverage and trying to tamp down on negative coverage of him. Will you saw that play out on its pages with cover story after cover story reason questions about Hillary Clinton's morality Bill Clinton about her health, and you saw that about positive and sort of glowing coverage of Trump and also the lack of coverage of the kind of scandals that the inquire usually traffics in so the company is saying this is a business decision. But I mean, there's a report in the New Yorker that as recently as twenty seventeen company was thinking about how to actually. Expand its its portfolio of magazines. So I mean is is this the controversies that that really changed fortunes for them. Or is this story more complicated. Well, you could say both, you know, in twenty ten parent company declared, bankruptcy, there's significant debt surrounding and hanging over national enquirers parent company, but you can't separate this from the scandals the Washington Post in its reporting claims that the hedge fund manager who sort of controlling owner. Now of American media says that he's disgusted by what he's learned. The this is not really anything new for the inquirer. But don't forget the legal trouble. The inquirer has been in. You know, it got dragged into the investigation. Michael Cohen and others. It had to essentially negotiate with prosecutors in order to avoid prosecution, and indeed the bazo scandal may raise the legal stakes once more. I mean, we we've probably all joked at the grocery store checkout stand like looking at the health who would ever by the National Enquirer. When now it's like a more serious question. Who would by the national inquirer will you know in a in a straight world, you might say TMZ that digital gossip site. It's hard to. No, it's damage brand. It is a notable brands somebody made by as a play thing. Or there's been speculation. Jeff Bezos would wanna strangle it by it and put it out while different kinds of catch. Another chapter of the story. Yeah. In paris. David folkenflik. Thanks, david. You bet.

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"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:36 min | 3 years ago

"david folkenflik" Discussed on KCRW

"Correspondent David Folkenflik. Thank you. Ben. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro. Audie cornish. Find a compromise. And immediately end the partial government shutdown. That's the call from the national governor's association in a bipartisan letter addressed to the White House into leaders of congress. The governor say their national parks are overflowing with trash that coastal safety is at risk because of a reduced coastguard. And that states could end up losing money as well. Joining us now is the chair of the NBA. Steve Bullock, he's the democratic governor from Montana. Welcome to the program already. It's great to be with you. So have you gotten a phone call or a response from the White House or from any of the congressional leaders listed in the letter, we have now we just put out this letter. Because this, you know, this isn't a partisan issue governors all across our country are encouraging the president and congress to find a compromise media and the government shutdown, and as we can uniformly Democrats Republicans say that this is a real failure, governance and becoming a weight on our economy and American. People that they need to get something done. I wanna talk about Montana for a second. Is there anything the your state has had to cover that would normally be paid for by the federal government? I think from the perspective of we have local business people in west Yellowstone is an example that are cleaning toilets and providing supplies. We're getting to the point. My own executive assistant may lose the ability to buy a house because the sellers relying on an FHA loan. So the impacts of people are real what actions are you taking to make sure that federal employees in your state are looked after. Well, we as governors have to deal with real life impacts of what does happen or doesn't happen in Washington DC while they might think this is all just negotiating tactics were on the front lines. So part of it is coming together all of us in elevating sane this has to stop now. I guess what? I'm trying to understand is. Is there anything that you can do as a state leader to mitigate the shutdown from? From your state from the state level. Or are you stuck by and large? We're stuck. I mean, the we can't carry the burden of the federal government. If we get to the end of this month, is example when it comes to snap benefits. We can't be providing the dollars to keep the small business administration's open. That's what we rely on in the system of federalism that for Washington DC to work in an eight working right now. You're right that the debate over the wall can be dealt with at another time. But you have let's say house speaker Nancy Pelosi calling the idea of a wall immoral rate. So it's a nonstarter for her. What's your response to a White House? That says look this is the only way we can force this discussion. It's only way it'll happen. At this point have that discussion not without impacting though, like eight hundred thousand federal workers and people in every community across the country. I mean, these are negotiating tactics is opposed to say, let's be responsible. Let's get government back open immediately. And then get everybody around the table. You are as we mentioned a democrat in a state that has gone for President Trump. What is your message for Democrats in Washington who are trying to negotiate with this president? I don't know that I could give Democrats in DC sort of guidance on how to negotiate with this president. I don't know that I could give Republicans guidance. I mean, you saw before Christmas when the Senate unanimously passed an extension and then this president walked back on it. So it may be a daily thing. But the perspective is that no matter what I mean, both sides, the Republicans in congress, the Democrats in congress and the president should realize that people's lives shouldn't be the negotiating chip. Let's get government running because folks L cross country expected Montana governor, Steve Bullock, he's a democrat. Thank you for speaking with all things considered. Thanks so much for having me. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. KCRW sponsors include Walt Disney pictures, presenting Mary Poppins returns nominated for nine critics choice awards Mary Poppins returns, starring Emily blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda now playing..

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New CBS Report Says Les Moonves Misled Investigators And Destroyed Evidence

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:06 min | 3 years ago

New CBS Report Says Les Moonves Misled Investigators And Destroyed Evidence

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything the former head of CBS less moon. Viz stepped down from his post in September. After multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Now, he is accused of trying to cover it up. A report from lawyers hired by CBS says move as destroyed evidence and misled investigators he was supposed to walk away from the company with a hundred and twenty million dollars in severance pay. But if the allegations are true CBS could take that money away or joined now by NPR media. Correspondent David Folkenflik who's been covering this? Thanks for being here. David morning ritual. So destroying evidence misleading. Investigators those are big claims. What more do we know? Well, it's not good CBS board hired two major law firms. To look at this this draft report of teen by the New York Times, what they say that he, you know. This big media magnate, the last of the great Hollywood chieftains in some ways, you know, behaved like somebody screaming to protect themselves from indictment that he lied to the investigators for the law firms that he deleted taxonomy of techniques change with the manager of woman over the course of potato last year, a who had alleged that moon visited tried to essentially course, a sexual act from her a two decades ago when she was inspiring actress, and you know, to give you some sense of the scope that we're talking about not only did those things, but in small way, he was asked to hand over digital devices that the investigators could look at instead of handing over his own ipad. He handed over that of his son. So there are now new allegations against last move as right? What can you tell us about? What has recently come out? Right. Well, I we should say they they reached a eleven of the seventeen women who have made allegations that he sexually harassed them or worse. And they say they found them credible that they weren't able to prove it, but they found out some other things they allege in this draft report that at least four times. Or he secured forgive me, this a CD folks, but oral sex from a CBS employees that is his subordinates in ways that they called a transactional. And this is a quote, they say they're circumstance that sound transactional. Improper the extent. There was no hint of any relationship romance arrest property, especially given what we know about his history of more or less forced oral sex with women with whom he has had no ongoing relationship, and I want to insert here that his lawyer maintains that all of the sexual contact. He has had with CBS employees of wise has been consensual. But Furthermore, the investigators said there's an employee suspected on call a subordinate. Was essentially there so that he could have oral sex on demand. And this is again, something where his lawyer says all sexual contact was consensual. He's not denying that sexual contact Kurd. In addition aboard member of Arnold copen was told before joining the board that by woman who said that choose therapist who said that Moonves has had sexually assaulted her. And he didn't inform the rest of the board. He still took the board position and upon learning of two instances, or at least one instance where women alleged sexual harassment severe sexual harassment the communications she for CBS longtime Gil Schwartz drafted resignation letter. But when we invest didn't decide to resign. He didn't tell board members or do anything else about it. Wow. What has health as mean for moon visas future? I mean, just in the short term is it gonna keep severance packet. It seems very unlikely that the board would be able to to grant him those one hundred twenty million dollars as part of his severance. But it's also reflective of a culture where there was seemed to be no accountability were governance itself seems to fail at CBS not just on the part of invests. All right NPR's, David Folkenflik on this story this morning. Thanks so much, David. We appreciate it. You bet.

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Hamas and Israel ceasefire talks

All Things Considered

05:17 min | 4 years ago

Hamas and Israel ceasefire talks

"Not also the dipping unemployment rate has made it harder for some manufacturers to fill open jobs. There are very few employees available to hire right now and those that don't have jobs either don't want them or are not hire those stories after this news. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jim hawk in south western. Virginia residents of one hundred fifty homes remain evacuated as thority check out a rain-swollen damn to Mitchell Lindbergh's director. Of water resources says the dam is currently stable but he's asking, people who were evacuated to stay out of their. Homes until there's dry weather we want to get past this weather, system is coming up before we allow people to return to their homes but once we get past. That, and determine the dam is safe we will prevail out of an abundance of caution we will be providing a twenty four hour seven day a week continuous monitoring of the dam just. To. Be sure that it's safe out of an abundance of potion again the college lake dam began overflowing Thursday when heavy rain swept through the region. In Gaza the Islamic group HAMAs says it's holding high level talks about a possible cease fire with Israel NPR's Daniel estrin says it's aimed at ending months of Violence HAMAs says it's holding a major meeting of its. Political leadership in Gaza including some leaders who are based in other parts of the region indicating the seriousness of. The talks a HAMAs website says Egypt has brokered efforts to reach, a ceasefire with Israel it's also attempting a reconciliation. Between HAMAs and the rival Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank, and trying to ease Gaza's humanitarian crisis which includes water and electricity shortages Israeli officials said Prime Minister. Benjamin, Netanyahu cancelled a trip abroad he's reportedly discussing the talks with his cabinet Sunday meanwhile there were renewed Palestinian protests at, the fence separating Gaza and Israel Palestinian health officials say Israeli troops. Killed. At least one Palestinian Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem A federal judge in New York. City has dismissed to lawsuits against Fox. News channel over its botched coverage of the death of a young, Democratic Party staffer named Seth, rich as NPR's David. Folkenflik reports, the judge said the plaintiffs failed the state of valid. Legal claim FOX's story alleged that, an FBI, source and a private investigator working on the case had found evidence Richard been linked to the leaking of Democratic Party emails during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign and suggested his death might. Be related to the, leaks the private investigator is rod Wheeler he'd been hired. By Dallas investment manager intent on rebutting official findings that Russia had the emails hacked to help candidate Donald Trump Wheeler sued saying FOX, put words in his mouth FOX. Withdrew the story, after an, outcry the, judge said Wheeler could. Not avoid his own role in quote perpetuating a. Politically, motivated story not having any basis in fact the judge dismissed the second lawsuit by, Seth, rich parents they intend to appeal David Folkenflik NPR news New, York On Wall Street Friday stocks closed, up after a solid jobs, report the s&p five. Hundred index, gained thirteen points the Dow climbed one hundred thirty six. The NASDAQ composite up nine points, this is, NPR news Houston's police chief says. A man accused of killing one of former President George h.w Bush doctors killed himself when confronted by police, authorities say sixty two year old Joseph James Pappas died from a single self inflicted shot. Friday morning he'd been the subject of an intense manhunt since July twentieth the pro football. Hall of fame in canton Ohio will. Enshrine eight new members on Saturday from member station w. k. SU Kabeer body I reports it's a class that's. Generated interest both on and off the field wide receiver Terrell Owens will not, be in canton for, this year ceremony citing a perceived lack of respect for having to wait till his third year of eligibility Ray Lewis Welby there. Honored for an impressive seventeen seasons with the Baltimore Ravens but during his career he also pleaded guilty to obstruction of Justice in connection with the. Stabbing deaths of two men during a Super Bowl after party the senior committee this year selected. Jerry Kramer who played for the Green. Bay Packers team that won the. First two Super Bowls Robert doctor doom Brazil rounding out this year's class are linebacker Brian. Urlacher receiver Randy moss defensive back Brian. Dawkins and executive Bobby Beth for NPR news I'm Kabeer Bhatia in canton Ohio eight places in Portugal broke local. Temperature records Friday as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the, Iberian peninsula forecasters are, predicting the scorching temperatures could get even worse over the weekend temperatures built to one hundred thirteen degrees Friday and many inland areas. Of Portugal and we're expected the top one hundred sixteen degrees in some places on Saturday I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington Support for. NPR comes from the Lemelson foundation committed to improving lives through invention in the US and in developing countries and working to inspire and enable the next, generation of inventors more information is available at Lemelson dot org and the Robert. Wood Johnson foundation at RWJF dot org.

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New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold death

All Things Considered

03:02 min | 4 years ago

New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold death

"Comcast forced a bidding war the new frontier is the British-based satellite TV giant sky FOX's at the tail end. Of a years. Long process to acquire the sixty one percent of the firm it does not already own and would, be poised to convey that to Disney in the sale Comcast launched a bidding war for the sixty one percent of, sky to and it's still on the hunt David Folkenflik NPR news Stocks finished lower across the board on Wall. Street today the. Dow dropped one hundred thirty four points the NASDAQ lost twenty nine points the SNP fell eleven points, or, four tenths of a percent this is NPR, news and this is WNYC in. New York I'm David I forty nine buildings have been evacuated and their occupants will have to find, other places to sleep for the. Next couple of nights due. To this morning's steam pipe explosion in Manhattan's flatiron district mayor de Blasios census Bastos was found. In the pipes enclosure and then it will probably take a couple of days to decontaminate the buildings closest. To the blast site Brief exposure is. Not a. Problem through the air but if this material is in a building if it's on clothing that is a real concern we do not want anything that might cause repeated exposure five people sustained. Minor injuries the stretch of Fifth Avenue between nineteen and twenty second, is expected to stay close to pedestrian bike and motor vehicle traffic for the next few days as well The board charge of investigating police misconduct in New York City is. Moving forward with charges against the officer who apply, to fatal chokehold to Stanton island man Eric, garner four years ago, the civilian complaint review board. Says it was informed this morning that the federal government, has released, its hold on. The investigation into NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo the board says it has been ready to prosecute Pantaleo and is now in the process of formerly filing charges against him The town of Babylon on. Long Island has acquired eight properties destroyed in hurricane sandy, and intends to leave them as open space w. s. h. us Terry Sheridan, reports the parcels of land near the water on Venetian promenade and Granada Parkway in Lyndon Hurst well bought by the town as part of the state's enhanced buyout program under the program the properties are needed. To be forever undeveloped Babylon's waterway supervisor Brian satanic says two of the. Properties will be incorporated into an adjacent park the other six, properties are along one of our creek. And that's an opportunity where we'll looking into letting it go back to nature but we're going to help the state bought all the properties from the, original, owners for just over two, million dollars and removed all structures and debris before selling them to the town for a nominal fee New York City's largest solar power system. Is now open on Stanton island nine thousand panels will generate four million kilowatts for Fordham university and it's prep school in the Bronx The state government and con Edison helped finance the project it is part. Of governor Cuomo's plan to generate fifty percent of.

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Comcast, Israel and Sky FOX discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

00:39 sec | 4 years ago

Comcast, Israel and Sky FOX discussed on Morning Edition

"Made a splashy offer but Comcast forced a bidding war the new frontier. Is the British-based satellite TV giant. Sky FOX's at the tail end of a years long process to acquire the sixty one percent of, the firm it does not already own and would. Be poised to convey that to Disney in the sale Comcast launched a bidding war for. The sixty one percent of sky too and it's still, on the hunt David Folkenflik NPR news The Israeli parliament, passed a law defining Israel's identity as the nation state of. The Jewish people that's caused controversy with critics, arguing the law undermines equality for Israel's of the hats non-jewish citizens NPR's Daniel estrin. Has more much like a, constitutional amendment the law enshrines.

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AT&T, Justice Department await decision that could determine future of media

Morning Edition

01:33 min | 4 years ago

AT&T, Justice Department await decision that could determine future of media

"This is morning edition from npr news good morning i'm david green and i'm rachel martin today may mark the beginning of some big changes in the american media industry a federal judge will hand down his decision on whether at and t is free to take over time warner time warner owns warner brothers studios and numerous cable channels at and t provides broadband and telephone services and also owns direct tv the justice department opposes this deal steve inskeep talked with npr's david folkenflik about what's at stake so why would the justice department be opposed the justice department has said that it's too big too big is too much that consumers are gonna be throttled by the idea of these it's almost two halves of the same industry the people who create the content the people who funneled to you getting together it's too much problems with it they want to protect the consumer that's the argument trump made that claim on the campaign trail and he also at times seemed to tie it to his critique of cnn which of course is one of time warner's major properties so the implied not quite explicit shit but heavily implied threat is that trump didn't like cnn's coverage and therefore he was going to go after cnn's corporate parent because they had this vulnerability they wanted approval for this merger that's right now to be fair the head of his antitrust unit is widely respected by lawyers on both sides of this case in both sides of this issue but even though the judge barred discussion of trump's statements on this it looms over the entire case with that said there is this real question right i mean the question of cnn or hp our tnt getting into my house over an at and t broadband connection and is that too much power in one place that's the issue.

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Ceo, Hasbro and Us discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

00:42 sec | 4 years ago

Ceo, Hasbro and Us discussed on NPR News Now

"He said was quote based primarily on speculation and conjecture it capped a good week for fox which named a new female ceo and reach settlements resolve eighteen accusations of bias and retaliation david folkenflik npr news new york one of childhood's most enduring sensory memories has been trademarked toy maker hasbro says the scent of playdoh now has an official registered trademark with the us patent and trademark office hasbro describes the scent of play doh as quote sweet slightly musky vanilla with light overtones of cherry combined with the smell of assaulted week based oh i'm louise schiavone npr news washington.

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Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment By Former NBC Anchor

Here & Now

02:12 min | 4 years ago

Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment By Former NBC Anchor

"Nbc news is again at the center of a storm to women including a former nbc correspondent have accused retired anchor tom brokaw of sexually harassing them in the nineteen nineties and former today show host and curry said she warned nbc about matt lauer four years before his firing for sexual harassment and joy reed a host of on sister channel msnbc she's also in hot water for a past blog post that demeaned gay people she claims the comments were actually the work of hackers to frame her as a homophobe so let's dig in here let's bring an npr media correspondent david folkenflik david hey robin little disclosure here tom brokaw was a mentor of mine of sorts i subbed for jane pauley at nbc cohosted the today show with tom for years you know people are probably gonna this is probably going to feel familiar he was thought of as the salt of the earth from south dakota married his college sweetheart sweetheart and then we have this interview with a variety with former correspondent linda investor describing a time when brokaw invited himself to a hotel room where she was staying he took the same hand reach behind my head and tried to force me to kiss him i pulled back with all the strength i could muster and stood up and i said tom i do not want to do this with you david this is shocking to a lot of people tell us more about the allegations will veterans spoke with variety shell spoke with the washington post she said she was making these allegations public not because she wants every anything from it she's not gonna sue the networker sue brokaw but she claims that she has not seen the network address these issues seriously enough she said she wanted this to be known she said there were two instances in particular in which brokaw effectively sexually harassed her and that he sort of aggressively flirted with her on what's called the top line system it was kind of early rudimentary texting or email system within the network and she told friend about it at the time that's boca additionally with the washington post she provided samples of her diary from that era in the nineteen nineties and so there is you know seeming if not con.

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