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 Post subject: NPR Rebuffs White House On Bush Talk
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:50 am 
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NPR DOES THE RIGHT THING!


[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/25/AR2007092502258.html?hpid=artslot]NPR Rebuffs White House On Bush Talk
Radio Network Wanted To Choose Its Interviewer

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The White House reached out to National Public Radio over the weekend, offering analyst Juan Williams a presidential interview to mark yesterday's 50th anniversary of school desegregation in Little Rock.

But NPR turned down the interview, and Williams's talk with Bush wound up in a very different media venue: Fox News.

Williams said yesterday he was "stunned" by NPR's decision. "It makes no sense to me. President Bush has never given an interview in which he focused on race. . . . I was stunned by the decision to turn their backs on him and to turn their backs on me."

Ellen Weiss, NPR's vice president for news, said she "felt strongly" that "the White House shouldn't be selecting the person." She said NPR told Bush's press secretary, Dana Perino, that "we're grateful for the opportunity to talk to the president but we wanted to determine who did the interview." When the White House said the offer could not be transferred to one of NPR's program hosts, Weiss took a pass.


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Good for NPR. The government already runs far too much of our 'news'!

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